In the US, it's illegal to take pictures for commercial use in a national park without a permit. With the lines of "commercial" blurring thanks to the Internet, the US parks service is clamping down on social media and those sharing content without permits in order to protect the parks. Fascinating read.
A great read about how BlackBerry became a rising star, before falling into a freefall. “I knew we were in trouble when the guy who cuts my hair pulled out an iPhone,” says Yach, who was the chief technology officer for software at RIM from 1998 until 2012.
This is awesome; Mozilla has been working on a project called "Shumway" since 2012 that worked to get Adobe Flash files playing without the plugin and it's finally there. Amazing project, with an amazing result; hopefully we start seeing this in browsers soon so we can get rid of Flash once and for all. YouTube also recently made a change that pushes us in this direction.
"I think 'wearables' are one part of a broader opportunity, which one might perhaps call connected objects rather than connected devices - a ring or a watch are not 'devices'." This is what people often fail to understand about the potential of the Apple Watch or other internet-connected objects.
Snapchat's news discovery feature was released recently but I found it utterly disappointing. This review puts my feelings well: "The fact is, you might as well be reading all this shit on the web. Basically all these news organizations took their web news, put a gif with some video at the top, and plopped it into Discover. "
Watching people game is massively popular, so could watching people code their app be the next big thing? I took a look at this interesting growing phenomenon this week.
Children's eating habits have changed significantly in the last few decades. Why did people stop feeding adult food to kids? Is it making the next generation the pickiest food eaters ever?