Facebook is testing autoplaying videos with the sound already on | Recode – this sounds very annoying
In the electronics doldrums | The Japan Times – During the 1990s, Japan’s electronics industry made as great a contribution to the nation’s economic growth as automakers. In the latter half of that decade, the electronics sector alone had a trade surplus close to ¥10 trillion a year. After the turn of the century, however, it started showing signs of decline and its trade balance turned into the red in 2013. Statistics for that year showed that electronics components and devices scored a trade surplus of ¥2.9 trillion, but trade in finished electronics products incurred a deficit of ¥3.7 trillion.
Permission to be substandard | Rob Hinchcliffe – interesting post on quality and social
Samsung plans refurbished smartphone program: source | Reuters – taking a leave out of Apple’s book, but it won’t help in China or India