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Stephen Shankland @stshank SF Bay Area, CA

Senior editor, CNET News. I cover browsers, photography, lots of new tech. DMs open or email first.last@cbsi.com The squirming facts exceed the squamous mind.

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@KentGerman I decided that frequent flyer points are not worth my while given blackout dates etc. I always end up s… https://t.co/yKIXqC1sHSShiprock, New Mexico. https://t.co/6OBP27JY0T @Elena_Arney Yes we found via @Hipcamp @danackerman Points for originality but wow, what a weird approach. Proabably better than riffing off Soylent Geeen. @pencoyd @what3words As a wilderness person I see the utility (trailheads alone are a difficult issue), but the bus… https://t.co/7oZ78Kma1JThe mobile phone network was essential for our getting help. But real humans were critical, too. We would have been… https://t.co/AGEAgcEPsEI gained new appreciation for @what3words yesterday after our van radiator busted in 100°F Utah desert (washboard w… https://t.co/FRLFxT0p4BExclusive — Bust your ankle on a hike? Canadian & US emergency services now are using @what3words technology to pin… https://t.co/yM50ujy4YZ
7/7
2020
@jetscott I've had a number of those too. Once in an airport, once in some crowded tourist destination, lots of people all jammed in...
7/6
2020
@David4Kindness No water so that's a bit harsh by desert glamping standars. But cots and a portaloo @sogrady Yes! Me tooUnclear whether this counts as glamping. Near Hatch, Utah. https://t.co/22zCcRSBt9
7/5
2020
@rupertg YET @louisgray @fitbit I think about things like this every now and again when I accidentally have Google maps set to t… https://t.co/lesGBKEBrxEXCLUSIVE behind the scene footage of Bambi...🦌🎥 https://t.co/872O8vRjpU
Retweeted by Stephen Shankland"Our code must reflect the people we serve." A @CNET exclusive from @stshank https://t.co/SNoVJ2caDv
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7/3
2020
Twitter eng recently shared that we would be making the language in our code, docs, and configs more inclusive. I w… https://t.co/LD62uBBbdG
Retweeted by Stephen Shankland"Any damage to the facility would be a major setback, said @fab_hinz , who called the fire 'very, very suspicious.'… https://t.co/lAc7xCDpAl @kateo Unclear @kateo We just canceled our road trip because of the pandemic. :(Exclusive: Twitter getting rid of problematic programming language like "slave" and "master," says @stshank tip… https://t.co/D5zGIWSmKD
Retweeted by Stephen ShanklandInteresting videos. Day 2 has a lot on progressive web apps (PWAs), the modern movement to promoting interactive we… https://t.co/7rV01X2Z6CUnboxing the Apple Design Award: ASMR Edition https://t.co/eR63CK2I3F
Retweeted by Stephen Shankland @dctrjack @indigoviolate YMMV My wisdom teeth (4) removal lasted more than an hour though it went smoothly. They p… https://t.co/wG20REiAIATwitter engineers are trying to replace decades-old technology terms like "master," "slave," "blacklist" and "white… https://t.co/flkLfdAOyt @VexTVOfficial @Serrels More butter. I actually like it with nutritional yeast flakes too. The only movie theater… https://t.co/VBYvUdTkL1Volga Dnepr AN-124-100 RA-82081 from KSFB to KNUQ. Sitting at the Field 7 hrs before departure to KOAK. w/… https://t.co/ha29tIeimY
Retweeted by Stephen Shankland @VexTVOfficial @Serrels We started making a lot more popcorn at home to chow on during home TV/movie nights. It doe… https://t.co/rCe7GXuV53 @MichelFloyd Ironically, when I stay home for a long time as recommended, I'm more likely to forget my mask when I do go out. @jginfla They aren't as interesting to watch, but yes. I do see lots of mask noncompliance among people out and ab… https://t.co/QAJFkSIywmWent shopping at Safeway today. Everybody was wearing a mask. Nobody melted down, blew a gasket, exploded in outrag… https://t.co/3EgicITJ9V @stevenewing Is it real this time? @jonathansampson The number of post-installation hoops to jump through is ever increasing. I suspect many companies… https://t.co/rCGALGzcBj
7/2
2020
@jonathansampson Brave: "Install Brave?" Me: *clicks button* Brave: "SWEAR ALLEGIANCE TO BRAVE REWARDS!" :)At long last my favorite synth-pop band has revealed the obscured words muttered at the beginning of their song Rec… https://t.co/8aCpd3hQZ4 @RaeHodge You OK, @ghaff? @KentGerman @stevenewing @Tim_Stevens Ironically, it might be CRM software sending that emailRaise your gaze! CNET has a space calendar so you know when to keep your eye out for rockets going up and meteor sh… https://t.co/z0RGbVMHW7 @ghaff @Tim_Stevens Agree. And phone, music streaming, cloud storage... Here's @elonmusk on full self-driving subs… https://t.co/aq7iEVpHoI @ghaff @Tim_Stevens 10 years out, all bets are off. :( But I note that Tesla sells computer upgrades, raising the… https://t.co/MLhJok9TRa @ghaff @Tim_Stevens Indeed, and carmakers need to pad their profit margins any way they can. But at least payment… https://t.co/5Nfea39ykXHilda, D.D. Danger — clearly all the best TV shows feature blue-haired girls.A subscription to pay for car features seems unpleasant. But I also worry a lot about cars whose computer never get… https://t.co/MvYYwEc1xDPOTUS displays many of the social media patterns that researchers have concerns about, mainly through the creation… https://t.co/aQjSkgyNL6
Retweeted by Stephen ShanklandTIL that @Grimezsz did the opening music for this great TV show. I wish there were more episodes. Tide mice FTW. https://t.co/Fs70KFCVjU @sil But my question is whether the website is refusing to save the cookie or whether the browser is blocking the c… https://t.co/UQ2gyoiQ7sIs one of the consequences of anti-tracking technology that websites don't remember all the times I clicked "do not… https://t.co/0PZwPrAnDdFun times with hypercubes aka tesseracts aka 4-dimensional cubes — requires a browser with WebGL 2 graphics abiliti… https://t.co/1hTsrduZ3JSpeed Cubers coming to Netflix: https://t.co/9XbUv2fnfm @thsherif Sweet. I'd go a little slower to bask more in the mind-bendingness of it all. And maybe I'm holding it w… https://t.co/5mZ6YOLkxv @RachelRayns @ben_nuttall Sorry, to be clear, which is imaginary — the cat, the vomit, or the app? @thsherif OK now seen on WebGL 2 browser. This is great! It would be even better if there were a way to set automa… https://t.co/BlJuZnV0Zz @thsherif @philogb Remind me to try this a bit later today after I get off my iPad. @katiecollins @beccacaddy No no see that’s why they invented Twitter. Just take your tweeting skills and apply them… https://t.co/cj5KvVWeEV @caro @katiesmithadair @Hagan It me @Batteryhq Yugoslavia I think @lukemulks Shopping carts were so much less fraught before the coronavirus pandemic.
7/1
2020
Carl Reiner once gave me a signed DVD of "The Man With Two Brains," but I lost it. He showed up at some Intel event… https://t.co/nuAb0ce12j @jimbomorrison It's not a permanent change as I understand it, and certainly not sustainable. Cadillac Desert is wo… https://t.co/BPmeQGsVGj"Hi-Speed USB 2.0" is technically correct as branding guidelines go, but eww.Parched. I grew up next to this river, a little string of wet bisecting a pretty dry state. Albuquerque now is gett… https://t.co/gm9seSDndP @Serrels Actually. That is better not worse. @dhh I hesitate to ask, but what do you think about adding contacts, calendar...Custom domains is important. It's how you set your email as you@yourcompany.com instead of you@hey.com. Of course… https://t.co/H9txrD95eQThe National Policy Institute's website today after YouTube closed Richard Spencer's account on Monday.… https://t.co/UlJGGrQHkgGoogle now lets you plug your @googlesheets spreadsheet into big honking data stores reached via the cloud using Go… https://t.co/kE5X8tZ9GAGoogle doing some hard work to try to make Android less vulnerable to attack: https://t.co/A4UakZnaPd @garysimmons @AnyListApp I avoid it for various reasons, too, also including the fact that I want to avoid being tr… https://t.co/UP30KLWgsy @suka_hiroaki @AnyListApp Seems pretty Machiavellian for Apple, particularly since it would cause lots of collatera… https://t.co/G1XAzXK7TmFor authentication people, it's worth reading every word of this post on why @anylistapp won't add Sign in by Apple… https://t.co/JKAFqNyL4y @hughhowey Often these links lead to stories that are as bad as you'd expect. Part of the point is that advertisers… https://t.co/CiDXwS1U98👀 https://t.co/X09fSt0R71 @PoliticoRyan You can sidestep some of this using web apps, but Apple isn't as enthusiastic about web apps today as… https://t.co/My81RHPdDJ @PoliticoRyan I don't expect people to buy 2 phones, but there's genuine competition in the mobile market at the ph… https://t.co/Oi9jf1skfHCivil rights orgs - the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP & Color of Change - called on others to "hit pause on hat… https://t.co/G3ontRJXdg
Retweeted by Stephen Shankland @PoliticoRyan Not taking a stand here, but of course it depends on how you define the market. I have both Android p… https://t.co/u1QxzqgOUbAmazing what technology miniaturization has enabled since the era of the mainframe. https://t.co/Wq3K1gPX3X @jonobennett Yeah, pretty clear case of user error. I need to check how it works and how obvious the settings are.… https://t.co/TibkDfqRgM @rfavali BAM! That's exactly what happened. Now to move them over to the correct account... Thanks, and good call. @jonobennett I'm using the Google Contacts app so one would hope it would be pretty direct. (I hate how iOS and Goo… https://t.co/0WQF9kGHczWhy is it that Google contacts added on my Android phone are not appearing on the web or on my other phone? Anybody… https://t.co/5erhV0MWOu @stroughtonsmith Windows Hello works really well on higher-end machines in my experience. Has trouble with backlighting. Still, I like it.
6/30
2020
Cleaning up and found this flashback to WWDC 2019, a very different experience than this year. https://t.co/F4AkE8Sn1qHow hackers extorted $1.14m from University of California, San Francisco https://t.co/Q607UOG2aM
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6/29
2020
Doggy TV https://t.co/SCuUnYfnYk
6/28
2020
@mims And what pray tell were *you* planning on doing with these collard greens? #DoubleStandards
6/27
2020
@jetscott @lesatnews Who owns rights to that? And when are they going to move into the 21st century? @lesatnews @jetscott Exact same thing happened with me and the movie Selma, but that was a bit more predictable giv… https://t.co/PaERfkawKo @David4Kindness Yes, retail experiences can be good if you live near one. I like them for being able to get a physi… https://t.co/Br9ZhIh8Xz @reillystyley @Cloudflare It's not too late to delete that tweet and rethink your life choices."We couldn't be happier," @cloudflare CTO John Graham Cumming says of Apple's approach to encrypted DNS.This is an extraordinary essay on race and legacy. https://t.co/GSEFx9ceNR
Retweeted by Stephen ShanklandEvery time I whip out Apple TextEdit to take notes, autocorrect bites me in the butt. It just changed anti-racist (… https://t.co/dQVRfjxhFgApple is joining the encrypted DNS camp to boost privacy, with work in iOS 14 and MacOS Big Sur that will let Safar… https://t.co/UzxClWerOi @jezell Oh, I see. I'm skeptical the purpose of WSL is to rebuild Windows on a Linux kernel, or that doing so would… https://t.co/JeteBSoXAh @jezell wait, Linux version of what?Microsoft’s Palo Alto store, very close to an Apple store in the same mall, was almost empty every time I walked by… https://t.co/lcnVcslzCdI wonder if the new Ford F-150's onboard generator that's built into the bed will be able to charge the upcoming el… https://t.co/Ez9Nvl2btX
Retweeted by Stephen Shankland @nomadgoods I think you need to get your objects flatter and get your camera orthogonal to the surface. If you look… https://t.co/i9Rt2ArsDNMy iPad keyboard lifestyle has improved now that I’ve internalized Cmd-[ as a replacement for a hardware escape key… https://t.co/BC3ypphcYK
6/26
2020

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