Apple will finally let you fix your own devices — sort of

Apple announced on Wednesday that it will start letting people repair their own products. The announcement marks a change in Apple’s repair policies and a big step forward for the right-to-repair movement. At the same time, the new program shows how Apple still wants these self-service repairs to happen on its own terms. The iPhone … Read more

Halo Infinite dev “has sort of a love-hate relationship with Craig”

Halo Infinite developer 343 showed off the campaign for the first time in over a year this week – and in doing so revealed the infamous Brute dubbed Craig has received quite the glow-up. Microsoft’s reveal of Halo Infinite’s campaign last year went so badly it delayed the game to this Christmas, and part of … Read more

Is Bob Odenkirk In ‘Halloween Kills’? Sort Of.

The following post contains minor spoilers for Halloween Kills. A lot of viewers are going to wait out Halloween Kills’ closing credits in the hopes that there might be some kind of scene that sets up the next film, Halloween Ends, which is due in theaters in October of 2022. Unfortunately, they’ll be waiting in vain; the … Read more

The Met Gala Is (Sort of) Shoppable on Instagram This Year

The Met Store, the retail arm of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, has partnered with fashion media powerhouse Vogue to sell designer products on Instagram as the Met Gala—the A-list event whose red carpet has in prior years seen actor Billy Porter carried in by half a dozen shirtless men and actor Jared Leto … Read more

Advertisers will now get more data in Google Ads… sort of; Friday’s daily brief

Search Engine Land’s daily brief features daily insights, news, tips, and essential bits of wisdom for today’s search marketer. If you would like to read this before the rest of the internet does, sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox daily. Good morning, Marketers, and do you remember office life? By now … Read more

Future of Media: Faking Abba and Bruce Willis – sort of, experts ponder what’s next for TV

Welcome to your weekly Future of Media briefing from media editor John McCarthy. You can get a more comprehensive version sent to your inbox sent to your inbox here – if you’d prefer. Everything you need to know about TV advertising Regular readers of this newsletter will know that we’re obsessed with TV’s swagger (or … Read more

New AI application enables conversations with the dead. Sort of. | Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}

Realistic conversations with the dead are made possible through a new A.I. application called Project December. By assessing biographical material and content previously published by a deceased person, a “bot” can be created that simulates the deceased’s personality to a remarkable degree. The following screengrab isn’t part of a science fiction movie or screenplay. It’s … Read more