Now this is interesting. Contrary to what a lot of people in tech might think Huburt Joly, the CEO of Best Buy (BBY), doesn’t perceive Amazon (AMZN) to be a threat. That’s what I think, but I didn’t expect him to see it that way too.
Deploying AI Locally vs Centrally
One thing that’s always bothered me about AI doomsday scenarios where mankind creates machines that one day kill us all is this: they assume uniformity of thought, whereas real intelligence almost always leads to diversity of thought.
Did Face ID Blow Up on the Launchpad?
I enjoyed Craig Federighi’s inside scoop on how Apple’s first ever Face ID demo didn’t go according to plan on Tuesday’s big iPhone X unveiling. He made a guest appearance on John Gruber’s Talk Show this week.
The Town Square's True Aim
It’ll be interesting to see how far Apple pursues their new Town Square concept for their Apple Stores. What they’re trying to do is not as crazy as a lot of people seem to think. Apple is putting their own spin on what is known in retail as the “destination store”.
Last night, Apple’s (AAPL) pre-order system went live for their new Series 3 Apple Watch. I thought it was probably unnecessary for me to set my alarm for 2 am in order to get in my order, but I did it anyway, just in case. It turns out that it was a good thing I did. I wanted the stainless steel LTE model with the white sport band and it sold out in under five minutes.
As I watched the news coverage on the long lines of people trying to get gas on their way out of Florida I wondered how things would be far worse if everyone was driving electric cars. Tesla’s range increase notwithstanding, it would have been pure chaos.
Moving People vs Moving Data: What Saves More Lives?
Much has been said about the “Cajun Navy” and how they did an amazing job using their iPhones with aiding first responders with evacuating flood victims. There are a lot of people alive today who wouldn’t be otherwise if it wasn’t for this massive community effort.
When iPads Are More Convenient
How better to kick off Labor Day weekend than a discussion on how to make your work both easier and more enjoyable? Writing for Fstoppers, Alex Cooke highlighted a great video on how a professional photographer has stopped traveling with laptops and now prefers to use Apple’s (AAPL) new 2017 12.9” iPad Pro.
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