Billions of years ago when the world was still young, treasure began forming deep underground. As the edges of Earth’s tectonic plates plunged down into the upper mantle, bits of carbon, some likely hailing from long-dead life forms were melted and compressed into rigid lattices. Over millions of years, those lattices grew into the most durable, dazzling gems the planet had ever cooked up. And every so often, for reasons scientists still don’t fully understand, an eruption would send a stash of these stones rocketing to the surface inside a bubbly magma known as kimberlite.
— Read on earther.gizmodo.com/beyond-the-hype-of-lab-grown-diamonds-1834890351
In the middle of the night do you know who your phone is talking to? Apple promises privacy, but iPhone apps share your data with trackers, ad companies and research firms – The Washington Post Apple promises privacy, but iPhone apps share your data with trackers, ad companies and research firms – The Washington Post
Rubbernecking is bad — it intrudes on tragic situations, it slows down traffic and it’s just not great. This German policeman had enough after a crash on the Autobahn, and came up with a new way to shame rubberneckers.
— Read on digg.com/video/crash-rubbernecking
Pull them over, invite them to look at the dead body, and charge them a fine.
The CEO of Ottolock did not have kind words for the Lock Picking Lawyer after the YouTuber snipped through the bike lock in seconds. But Ottolock has now released the extra-strength Hexband lock. Unfortunately, it’s still not strong enough.
— Read on digg.com/video/ottolock-review
Dieter Bohn argues that this year at WWDC, Apple should go all in and make nearly all of its consumer Mac apps with the new UIKit / Marzipan frameworks, including Mail, Notes, Messages, FaceTime, Photos, Reminders, and Calendar. Apple should just go for it, sooner rather than later, and ideally right now.
— Read on www.theverge.com/2019/5/29/18643448/apple-wwdc-preview-mac-ipad-apps-marzipan