Dany and Aegon made all of the tactical mistakes in the Battle of Winterfell (Here be dragons – and spoilers!)

The most touted battle ever in the Game of Thrones universe was an anti-climax. Nothing soured what was supposed to be an epic moment more than the comical tactical mistakes that the two Targaryens in charge made. Like setting up barriers then having men stand in front of the barriers. Or having the Dothraki horde …

Why Volvo gave away the patent for their most important invention

Stumbled on this via the TIL subreddit. Volvo invented the three point speedbelt back in 1959 – then gave it away because saving lives was more important than profits. https://www.arnoldclark.com/newsroom/265-why-volvo-gave-away-the-patent-for-their-most-important-invention This is an important precedent for those currently working on the future of mobility. I trust that when saving lives is at stake, the likes …

Why I recommend OnePlus phones over Apple’s iPhones or Samsung

Business Insider’s Antonio Villas-Boas on why his next phone will be a OnePlus. https://amp.businessinsider.com/oneplus-phones-vs-apple-iphone-samsung-galaxy-s-2019-4 I don’t know I think OnePlus have gone the premium way recently. Lots of other cheaper coming up from the likes of Xiaomi.

How TikTok Is Launching Rappers to Viral Success

Following the rise of Lil Nas X – a rapper I have been following for a minute – Complex explains how Chinese owned TikTok is catapulting rappers to viral success. https://www.complex.com/music/2019/04/tiktok-rappers-going-viral/ And to think Twitter sold Vine to Bytedance. Giant facepalm.

What Is a Time-of-Flight Camera and How Does It Work?

Make Tech Easier explains ToF cameras beautifully https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-time-of-flight-camera/ There has been a lot of interest in ToF cameras lately. There are various potential security applications for these cameras. Interest heightened recently after Huawei launched its camera focused P30 phones.

My favorite track off ScHoolboy Q’s new album CrasH Talk

The pride of Figueroa is back with a new album. Been listening all morning. And I think my favorite cut off the album -whose release was pushed back a week after Nipsey Hussle’s demise – is “CrasH”, featuring the Fig icon on a laid-back Boi-1da track. https://itunes.apple.com/ke/album/crash/1460090914?i=1460091215

Brave launches privacy aware ads, will pay users in crypto to view ads

Javascript inventor Brendan Eich’s browser startup Brave announced today the launch of what the company calls the first advertising platform build on privacy. Starting today, users of Brave‚Äôs latest release of the desktop browser for macOS, Windows, and Linux can choose to view privacy-preserving Brave Ads by opting into Brave Rewards. These users will receive …

I changed my phone’s language from English (US) to Kenyan English, here is what happened

Annoyed by how WhatsApp keeps displaying dates in the nonsensical American way (04/23 not 23/04), I changed my phone’s language from English(US) to English (Kenya). A lot of interesting changes have appeared. Now WhatsApp says it’s 10.00 o’clock in the morning, not 10.00 a.m. Or 8.26 at night not 8.26 p.m. Lots of subtle differences …

Chernobyl wasn’t all that bad, apparently

Just finished watching the inveterate Attenborough Davidus’ Netflix opus Our Planet. I got curious about the Chernobyl episode. Which got me digging into the 1986 nuclear disaster. As it turnouts while nearly everyone is agreed on the gravity of the disaster, many experts now agree that most of the evacuations from Chernobyl were entirely political. …