Not feeling that great today - even though good things happened - bear with me here...
DuckDuckGo launches DuckAssist. "DuckAssist is the first in a series of AI-assisted private search and browser updates. It's free (with no sign-up required!) and available to try today in DuckDuckGo browsers and extensions." Huh. AI made Bing more relevant, and now it's making DDG more relevant also. I will have to try it!
TechCrunch: If you have more than one business model, you don't have a business model. And/or, you should figure out which one makes the most sense to your customers. (Which might mean, you should figure out who are your customers.)
I'm going to skip right over the release of the video footage from the Jan 6 "riots", which many have cast as an "insurrection". For me the videos speak pretty loudly. Equally evocative is those who drew different conclusions scrambling to explain.
New Neo: DeSantis and those book bans. "During a briefing on Florida’s supposed 'book banning,' DeSantis didn't just rhetorically defend his state’s measures to remove pornographic material from schools. He actually showed what was being removed on live television. That forced the same news organizations that have criticized him to have to cut their feeds." Love it.
Daring Fireball: Jason Kottke: Augmented reality ski goggles. This makes so much sense because you're wearing goggles already. A great entry point. I guess cycling glasses will be next. (Oakley?)
Excellent: Lilium e-VTOL achieves new top-speed in test flight. (VTOL = vertical take-off and landing, aka, no runway needed.) Now that we no longer have to worry about 140 characters, can we now have flying cars?
Relativity Space scrubs first attempt to launch Terran 1. Rooting for them, space is hard. But so great to have multiple private companies building rockets!
Big news! There is now a yellow iPhone 14! Boy, the innovation coming from Apple is breathtaking, right?