Film Factor: A Spotlight on Analog Photography — Discover

Before filters and faceswaps, film ruled the day. For these photographers, it still does.

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China doesn’t have enough robots, so it’s coming for Germany’s — Quartz

Germany’s top robotics company, Kuka, is being courted by a Chinese home-appliance maker. Chinese firm Midea has offered $5 billion for the company, which produces the high-tech machines found on Tesla’s factory floors and elsewhere. Midea’s bid is entangled in politics: Germany is reluctant to let go of a key asset that drives its manufacturing…

via China doesn’t have enough robots, so it’s coming for Germany’s — Quartz

Great news for everyone who’d like to get around slightly faster: Hoverboards are back — Quartz

They still don’t actually hover, but at least they’re probably not going to explode anymore. Best Buy announced June 1 that it’s going to start stocking two new hoverboards from Swagway, the maker of one of the most popular brands of self-balancing scooters. The new boards are among the first to be certified by UL,…

via Great news for everyone who’d like to get around slightly faster: Hoverboards are back — Quartz

The most-loved phone in the US is not an iPhone — Quartz

There’s a theory being bandied around that Apple is boring now, but according to a new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), people are most satisfied by Apple phones over any other brand. The ACSI’s annual Telecommunications Report, released June 1, found from a survey of US phone owners that Apple just beat…

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Facebook built a chat bot called “Crisis Bot” to monitor global crises — Quartz

Facebook has built an internal-only Messenger bot called “Crisis Bot” to monitor what happens during major crises, when its Safety Check feature is activated. Safety Check is a tool that Facebook has periodically deployed that allows users to broadcast to their Facebook connections whether they’ve been dangerously affected by a crisis in their vicinity. Facebook…

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Facebook is changing its bylaws so it won’t make the same mistake as Viacom — Quartz

If Mark Zuckerberg wanted a lesson in why media moguls need smart succession planning, he need only look at Viacom and the long soap opera surrounding Sumner Redstone, the nonagenarian who controls it. Since deciding to step down as Viacom’s CEO, Redstone has lost one heir apparent (Mel Karmazin, who resigned in 2004), fired his…

via Facebook is changing its bylaws so it won’t make the same mistake as Viacom — Quartz