December 2017 Archive

How Sweden, Norway, Finland prepare for AI-driven automation: employer-financed placement programs for those laid off, big public spending on social safety nets (Peter S. Goodman/New York Times)

Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:How Sweden, Norway, Finland prepare for AI-driven automation: employer-financed placement programs for those laid off, big public spending on ...

Reports say Iranian authorities temporarily cut off internet access to mobile phones as anti-government protests spread across the country (The Times of Israel)

The Times of Israel:Reports say Iranian authorities temporarily cut off internet access to mobile phones as anti-government protests spread across the country  —  Anti-regime demonstrators ...

Telegram, citing ToS, suspends public channel that incited violent anti-government protests in Iran; Telegram is a major platform with ~40M users in Iran (Theodore Schleifer/Recode)

Theodore Schleifer / Recode:Telegram, citing ToS, suspends public channel that incited violent anti-government protests in Iran; Telegram is a major platform with ~40M users in ...

Startups aim to provide an alternative route to internet access via VPNs and mesh networks, amid net neutrality repeal, but their approaches are as yet unproven (Douglas MacMillan/Wall Street Journal)

Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:Startups aim to provide an alternative route to internet access via VPNs and mesh networks, amid net neutrality repeal, but ...

Apple makes $29 iPhone battery replacement price effective immediately, rather than in late January, but warns initial supplies of some batteries may be limited (Ina Fried/Axios)

Ina Fried / Axios:Apple makes $29 iPhone battery replacement price effective immediately, rather than in late January, but warns initial supplies of some batteries may ...

The True Story Of A Spanish Royal And The Very High Voice That Healed Him

The new Broadway musical drama Farinelli And The King tells the tale of the bipolar King Philippe V and the famous 18th-century operatic castrato whose ...

Manliness And Green Living

NPR’s Linda Wertheimer talks with marketing professor Aaron Brough about his finding that men are less likely to recycle than women because eco-friendly behaviors don’t ...

Listen to Glenn Gould’s Shockingly Experimental Radio Documentary, The Idea of North (1967)

If genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains, Glenn Gould merits each and every one of the many applications of the word “genius” to ...

What Happens When a Cat Watches Hitchcock’s Psycho

Let’s suspend disbelief for a moment and watch Hitchcock give new meaning to “scaredy cat.” Enjoy. Follow Open Culture on Facebook and Twitter and share intelligent media with your ...

Biggest takeaways from Steph Curry's pregame routine before return

OAKLAND — If his pregame routine Saturday afternoon is a barometer, Stephen Curry definitely physically ready to get back on the basketball court. His shot, ...

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