Many of the largest technology companies have introduced a digital assistant. This is due to the way consumer internet technology is changing, and is set to change even more in the coming years.
Google Maps got a small update on Thursday. A zoomed-out view now shows a globe instead of the old, less accurate, Mercator projection. They announced it in a tweet: A few tech publications noticed, and wrote articles about it, treating it as the useful but ultimately relatively unimportant feature that it is. Mashable’s Zooming out on Google Maps now shows […]
I publish an occasional newsletter called The Thoughtful Net, a curated collection of good writing about technology and its effect on culture (among other things). So when I started reading The Death of Don Draper, an article by Ian Leslie on the impact of algorithms on the advertising industry, I was all set to include it—for passages like […]
On my bus home tonight a man approached many of the passengers and asked them if they knew how to use WhatsApp. It seemed to me that he had learning difficulties, and I asked if I could help. He passed me his phone, and I saw that he was trying to install WhatsApp, so I opened the Play Store, found […]