Newley’s Notes 123: iPhones vs. China Rivals; 15th Century Linguistic Riddle; Exploding Supernova

Edition 123 of my email newsletter went out on Sunday. To join the list, simply enter your email address here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes: The best of what I write. The best of what I read. 🙏 Reminder: If […]

Why the iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia

That’s the headline of my newest story, which ran last week. It begins: NEW DELHI—The iPhone X has set a new benchmark for smartphone prices and bolstered Apple Inc.’s bottom line, but its steep price may be hobbling its future in Asia’s biggest markets and allowing Chinese challengers to grab market share. Buyers from India […]

Newley’s Notes 121: Notes from ‘Sapiens’; Tractor Hacking; ‘Donkey Kong’ Scandal?

Edition 121 of my email newsletter went out on Monday. To join the list, simply enter your email address here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes: The best of what I write. The best of what I read. What I wrote […]

Newley’s Notes 120: Apple’s New HomePod; Exercise Data Dangers; Silent Music Videos

Edition 120 of my email newsletter went out on Wednesday. To join the list, simply enter your email address here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. If you like this newsletter, please invite others to sign up. Administrative note: Anasuya suggested […]

Book Notes: ‘Sapiens,’ by Yuval Noah Harari

From time to time I share notes about the books I’ve been reading, or have revisited recently after many years. These posts are meant to help me remember what I’ve learned, and to point out titles I think are worth consulting. For previous postings, see my Book Notes category. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind […]