Navneet Alang, WR Record

Navneet Alang

WR Record

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Navneet:

Why Spotify’s announced redesign will kill the music album — and mark another step toward the infinite scroll

The world’s largest streaming company, writes Navneet Alang, drives further toward cobbling together experiences rather than engaging with things that have been thoughtfully put together. → Read More

It’s not just TikTok. The real problem Canada faces is toothless online privacy laws

What needs fixing, writes Navneet Alang, isn’t whether an employee at Service Canada has a fun app on their phone, but how Canada enforces and regulates privacy online. → Read More

Here’s why virtual reality won’t be tech’s ‘next big thing’

Despite Big Tech’s infatuation with VR, writes Navneet Alang, recent weak demand for products shines a light on the main problem: it’s escapist, niche and misses what people actually want out of tech → Read More

Will Apple eventually merge iPads and Macs into one device? Here’s why they should

As time goes on, it will get harder to make the case for the distinction between tablets and computers, when people are looking for the best of both in one, Naveneet Alang writes. → Read More

Why Tesla isn’t the future of everything and is just another car company

Tesla was once the future, a company, led by a visionary, that would usher in a new era. Now it seems like, well, an automaker, says Navneet Alang. → Read More

Silicon Valley’s rich white ‘bros’ are losing control of the Internet – here’s what’s coming next

It’s time for the tired, arrogant, devil-may-care approach, inured to concerns of the marginalized, to be laid to rest, says Navneet Alang. → Read More

User interfaces on computers just got smarter and this should worry you

ChatGPT, the latest iteration of interactive artificial intelligence, is surprisingly competent and that is cause for concern, says Navneet Alang. → Read More

Amazon’s recent experiment here in Ontario shows how big tech can help vulnerable seniors

Maybe instead of trying to take us to Mars someday, technology should focus on helping people now, writes Navneet Alang. → Read More

Just what are social media? The answer will determine what will happen to these influential platforms

Are they to link with friends, to broadcast to others, to earn a living through content, to find an audience, to engage in chat, asks Navneet Alang. → Read More

Can Elon Musk convince millions of Twitter users to pay to be verified? It’s a massive hill to climb

Musk needs Twitter Blue to generate real revenue. But why pay $8 a month for something that becomes increasingly less valuable the more people buy in? → Read More

Will Musk tank Twitter? Probably — but it might not matter

Worrying about the future of Twitter is a mistake. Musk understands the network can’t be a free-for-all, and whatever social media was is now in decline anyway, writes Navneet Alang. → Read More

Has Apple lost its way when it comes to the iPad?

The lineup feels confused, and what once seemed like the future of computing feels, at least for now, like an afterthought, writes Navneet Alang. → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg’s dream for the metaverse doesn’t have legs

Zuckerberg is desperately trying to find and own the next big thing, a new platform that becomes indispensable, writes Navneet Alang. → Read More

Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones might just give Apple a run for the money

Google might, after many years, be taking the Pixel brand seriously again — and based on Google’s own optimism, there may well be reason for consumers to as well, Navneet Alang writes. → Read More

Move over, TikTok. Here comes

And forget Instagram. In this back-and-forth between short-form video, it’s simply lost in the mix, Navneet Alang writes. → Read More

Netflix is phasing out the season binge — but there’s another change it should consider

The paralysis of choice when opening Netflix or Disney Plus isn’t just a product of being able to watch episodes all at once — there’s just too much to watch. → Read More

So, no more SIM card trays in iPhones. Is Apple getting too arrogant?

The question isn’t if Apple products are excellent — they decidedly are. The question is whether the company should be forced to comply with certain industry standards as the world’s leading tech company. → Read More

Why I’ll keep playing Wordle but take a hard pass on WordleBot

Rather than one more thing that’s relentlessly analyzed to within an inch of its life, all I want from Wordle is a few minutes of distraction, Navneet Alang writes. → Read More

In a sea of text messages, it’s not always easy being green

Blue or green bubbles? If people are being judged by the display colour of their texts, it’s time for a universal standard, writes Navneet Alang. → Read More

The price of privacy adds up to more than a coffee and a doughnut

Whether or not Tim Hortons decided to do anything with the data seems far less important than the fact that it could collect it in the first place, Navneet Alang writes. → Read More