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Stewart Brand’s belief in technology helped shape Silicon Valley

Apr 6th 2022 Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand. By John Markoff. Penguin Press; 416 pages; $32 Only one person may be able to claim credit for the popularity of both the Grateful Dead and space colonisation: Stewart Brand. He is best known as the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog (pictured below), […]

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Smartphone

5 shady battery tricks smartphone brands got caught doing

Robert Triggs / Android Authority Smartphone brands can be very tricky when it comes to how they communicate certain features and market their wares. Pumped-up numbers look good, after all. It must be said, though, that manufacturers often step up their shady tactics when it comes to the battery. Yes, there are several examples of […]

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