Recommended Reading: Netflix has another winner with ‘GLOW’


Feeling the ‘GLOW’
Mairead Small Staid,
The Ringer

Despite recent news of Netflix cancelling a few of its high-profile originals, the streaming service hasn’t missed a beat. One of its most recent, GLOW, debuted last week and critics seem to agree that it’s worth your time. Heck, we even recommended it in our monthly roundup. The Ringer offers a look at the series and the actual women’s wresting promotion from which the show gets its name.

How HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Built ‘Not Hotdog’ with Mobile TensorFlow, Keras and React Native
Tim Anglade, Hackernoon

If you’ve been wondering how that ridiculous Not Hotdog app from Silicon Valley came to be, well, wonder no more.

The iPhone Was Inevitable
Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic

The idea of putting a handheld computer in your pocket came about long before 2007.

How ‘Game of Thrones’ Has Changed TV For the Better
Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone

HBO’s pride and joy broke the mold for a TV show in so many different ways it will be hard for other series not to take note.

This Engineer Is Using Old Cell Phones to Stop Illegal Logging
Jeremy Deaton, Popular Science

The story of a trip to Indonesia and one engineer’s idea to re-purpose old tech to stop illegal logging.

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Recommended Reading: iFixit wants to show you how to repair everything


Meet the $ 21 Million
Company That Thinks
a New iPhone Is a
Total Waste of Money

David Whitford,
Inc.

We’re no stranger to iFixit’s in-depth teardowns here at Engadget, but the company has a plan that’s much more than ripping apart the latest gadgets to see what’s inside. Inc. takes a look at how the the company is helping the masses repair everything from smartphones to kitchen appliances and why they offer guides for doing so free of charge.

When Shazam Scoops Your Album Announcement
Marc Hogan, Pitchfork

Well, this is awkward.

Funny or Die at 10: An Oral History
Brian Raftery, Wired

Funny or Die carved out a unique spot when it comes to online comedy. Wired takes a look at the site’s history that began with a two-minute Will Ferrell sketch.

How Do You Beat the Smartphone Camera?
Rob Walker, Bloomberg

One tactic is enlisting a well-known industrial designer with a proven track record to work on your 16-lens point-and-shoot camera.

Peter Moore Talks Leaving Electronic Arts for Liverpool FC
John Davison, Glixel

Glixel chats with the former head of EA’s esports division who left to take the CEO chair at Liverpool FC about stepping away from games after a 19-year career.

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Recommended Reading: Snowden’s escape from Hong Kong


How Snowden escaped
Theresa Tedesco,
National Post

For two weeks in 2013, the most wanted man in the world hid from authorities. National Post has the story of how refugees helped hide Edward Snowden in the slums of Hong Kong before his eventual escape. This account of those events hasn’t been told until now.

Inside iPhone 7: Why Apple killed the headphone jack
John Paczkowski, BuzzFeed

At this point you’ve probably read a truckload of hot takes on why Apple ditched that 3.5mm port. This BuzzFeed piece is among the best at offering a more thorough perspective on the “courageous” move.

‘Atlanta’s’ magic is in the details
Vann R. Newkirk II, The Atlantic

Donald Glover’s new show debuted this week and the early reviews are very positive. The Atlantic has a look at why it’s so good and why you should be watching the new FX series.

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