Sonos Makes a Spotify Playlist for Apple’s HomePod With Hidden ‘We’re Going to Be Friends’ Message

To celebrate the official launch of the HomePod, Sonos, one of Apple’s major competitors in the speaker market, made a “Welcome to the Party” playlist for the new device with a hidden message. Shared on Twitter, the playlist features 21 songs, with each song selected for its title to send a secret note to Apple. …

Apple patents way to fix VR headsets’ worst problem

VR headsets are still bulky AF. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac Vector Art  Bulky virtual reality headsets may soon look like retro relics if Apple’s designers have their way. Details of a new patent from Apple reveal the company is investigating different ways to reduce the size of bulky augmented reality and virtual reality headsets. The …

Poland wants to outlaw blaming Poles for Nazi atrocities. But what about the Jedwabne massacre?

An inscription reading “They were Flammable” and a Nazi swastika are seen in Jedwabne, Poland, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, on the monument dedicated to Jews from the town who were burned to death by their Polish neighbors in 1941. (AP Photo/Michal Kosc)Vector Art  At the end of January, 73 years after Soviet troops marched through …

Keynote on Laws of Identity at IIW

This year Phil Windley asked me to give “the opening keynote” at the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) conference in Mountain View CA.  I was a little skeptical… If you haven’t attended, the IIW is the perfect “un-conference.  It has no keynotes or panels, it’s about getting stuff done.”  Besides that, everyone doing anything leading edge in digital identity attends as often as they can – it’s …