Items for June 2022

Cruise robotaxis blocked traffic for hours on this San Francisco street

Tags: robots, cars, cities

Toronto wants to kill the smart city forever

Tags: cities, tech

Give Up GitHub

Tags: programming, business

“Magic links” can end up in Bing search results — rendering them useless.

Tags: internet, security

An A-Z of the Languages and Loanwords of the English Lexicon – from Arabic to Zulu!

Tags: cool, language, history


Tags: pandemic, business, ethics

Hoboken Hasn’t Had a Traffic Death in Four Years. What’s It Doing Right?

Tags: cars, cities, politics, america

Your Smartwatch's Heart Rate Monitor Was Developed by a Furry

Dr. David Benaron is an inventor whose team at Stanford laid the groundwork for the optical heart rate monitor. He's also a cheetah named Spottacus.

Tags: health, tech, fandom

A 3,400-year-old City Emerges From The Tigris River

Tags: antiquity, cities, climate

Lakota elders helped a white man preserve their language. Then he tried to sell it back to them.

Tags: america, language, business

Seattle sets minimum wage requirements for app-based delivery workers

Tags: cities, work, law

Pourquoi les couleurs ont disparu au cinéma ?

Tags: movies, tech, culture