fun facts

Pornhub sued by deaf man over ADA compliance

He claimed the video he chose lacked close captioning. Do websites need to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act? Since websites weren’t considered when the law was drafted, it’s a very grey area that class action attorneys are […]

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Straight to voicemail

I learned this week of a new iPhone feature that lets you send unknown callers straight to voicemail. I enabled it right away. One side-effect is that it makes Americans harder to survey. I’ll take that trade 😁. | learn more

on the blockchain

The United States of crypto

From the Coinbase blog… “[W]e outline findings on the growing interest in cryptocurrencies on the part of Americans, on a state-by-state level.” One key finding: “Currently, 58 percent of Americans say they’ve heard of Bitcoin.” | learn more

retail therapy

Saving main street with in-store technology.

China is arguably in the lead here – Alibaba has outfitted about 1 million mom & pop shops with heat sensors, digital payments and inventory tracking. While the US has fallen behind due to cultural privacy concerns, progress persists. | learn more

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Second sleep used to be a thing. 

A historian found that people used to divide their sleep into two separate periods, waking up in the middle of the night to take care of stuff – chores, reading, praying, etc. Electric lights might have caused our schedules to […]