Scott Rosenberg
Scott Rosenberg
Managing editor/tech, Axios. Writing on the Web since 1994. Books: Say Everything, Dreaming in Code. Ex: Backchannel. Grist. Mediabugs. Salon. DMs open.Source
Berkeley, California
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Facebook sees computing's future on your wrist

Facebook sees computing's future on your wrist

Facebook researchers are rapidly learning how to replace mouse clicks and screen taps with finger twitches. They're doing it by putting a band on your wrist that reads nerve impulses sent by your brain to your hand. The big picture: Tech insiders widely expect the next generation of computing after the smart phone will be built around some combination of glasses, headphones and other worn devices. The challenge is figuring out how users navigate information and make choices in such a world. What's new: By picking up brain signals, Facebook's futuristic wristband can interpret small...

Mar 18
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For tech's big four, big contrasts

For tech's big four, big contrasts

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/AxiosFour firms —Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple — now form the de facto roster of Big Tech, thanks to Congress' decision to at a Monday. (Sorry, Microsoft, but maybe it's for the best.)The big four share enormous power, massive resources, high ideals and, more recently, troubled public images. But there are enormous differences among them, too — and their leaders will be leaning on those contrasts as lawmakers grill them.Why it matters: These differences will shape how each firm fares in the court of public opinion and the labyrinth of regulatory action as...

July 23, 2020
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Here's why Zoom fatigue is real

Here's why Zoom fatigue is real

Illustration: Aïda Amer/AxiosThe rapid trajectory of videoconferencing service Zoom has entered a new phase: What started as during the pandemic, and then became an object of , has now become a grind.Why it matters: Zoom is a , and as our era of enforced online work and socializing drags on, we're all going to have to learn how to better conserve our physical and psychological energy. There are several reasons why videoconferencing is so exhausting.1. We're using it for everything now. It would be one thing if we only used Zoom for team meetings and one-on-ones at work. But Zoom is now the...

April 22, 2020
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