Minions helped me revive an old friendship

Minions helped me revive an old friendship

Every morning at 10 a.m., my phone alarm reminds me that it’s time to send some sort of Minion-related image to one of my best friends. Sometimes it’s a dark nonsense meme, deep-fried beyond recognition. Sometimes it’s an overly saccharine inspirational quote from Pinterest, tailored to the day of the week. Sometimes it’s just a … Read more

Apple needs to take fertility tracking more seriously

Close top view on white calendar 2022 month schedule Work planning and life concept.

Fertility apps have always been sketchy. As I’ve experienced it, it’s a Faustian bargain of sorts: Take your chances on one of many options in your app store, and pick the one with the best reviews, or maybe the simplest interface. You’ll sign up feeling unsure of what to make of the opaque data policy, … Read more

The Hamden Journalcast: EVs are a mess, Starlink is confusing, WFH monitors are here

Vergecast: EVs are a mess, Starlink is confusing, WFH monitors are here

Every Friday, The The Hamden Journal publishes our flagship podcast, The The Hamden Journalcast, where The Hamden Journal editor-in-chief Nilay Patel, editor-at-large David Pierce, and managing editor Alex Cranz discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories. On today’s episode, Nilay, David, and Alex chat with The Hamden … Read more

The best 4th of July tech sales we could find

Valentina Palladino

Between the July 4th holiday and Amazon Prime Day coming up in a couple of weeks, there are a bunch of tech deals available right now. Solo Stove’s Independence Day sale knocks up to 45 percent off fire pits, while our favorite ThermoWorks food thermometer is down to only $79. Early Prime Day sales bring … Read more

Steve Jobs awarded posthumous Medal of Freedom by President Biden

Steve Jobs awarded posthumous Medal of Freedom by President Biden

Steve Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple, has been awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Joe Biden, the White House announced Friday. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest US honor that can be given to a civilian, and it’s presented to “individuals who have made exemplary contributions to … Read more

Meta allows select creators to post their NFTs on Facebook

Mariella Moon

Non-fungible tokens have arrived on Facebook. Meta has confirmed to TechCrunch that it has started giving select creators in the US the power to post digital collectibles on their profiles. While it’s unclear if and when the feature will make its way to more users — Meta called the release a “slow rollout” — company … Read more