Thesaurus / cleverness


“I think this is a really clever Machiavellian ploy that I hope doesn’t work,” said David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founder of the email service Basecamp, which offers an iPhone app.APPLE CUTS SOME APP STORE FEES, BUT CRITICS CALL IT A PLOY TO AVOID REGULATIONREED ALBERGOTTINOVEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The star audiences fell in love with was the product of clever producers and marketing.WHY BRITNEY SPEARS’S FANS ARE CONVINCED SHE’S BEING HELD CAPTIVECONSTANCE GRADYNOVEMBER 11, 2020VOX
An actual gift that showed some thought for your friend’s interests would be ever so much cleverer.MISS MANNERS: DOES AN ONLINE DATING REQUEST DESERVE A REPLY TO DECLINE?JUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Theorists raced to devise clever theories to explain the bizarre pulsar and what happened to it.THESE ARE SCIENCE’S TOP 10 ERRONEOUS RESULTSTOM SIEGFRIEDNOVEMBER 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Streaming sites once devoted to quirky dances and video games, like the explosively popular short-video app TikTok and the live-streaming gaming site Twitch, now overflow with clever creators offering engaging riffs on current events.HOW VIRAL VIDEOS HELPED BLAST VOTING LIES ACROSS THE WEBDREW HARWELLNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It’s a clever workaround that doesn’t require rewriting the Constitution.THE U.S.’S ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS AN EPIC DESIGN FAILCLAYCHANDLERNOVEMBER 3, 2020FORTUNE
They’re mildly diverting, but rarely as clever or demanding as the Mission stages that came included in the original game seven years ago.‘PIKMIN 3 DELUXE’ LOSES SOME OF ITS ORIGINAL CHARMMICHAEL THOMSENOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The whole thing is extremely clever, and also makes the method more generalizable.AI HAS CRACKED A KEY MATHEMATICAL PUZZLE FOR UNDERSTANDING OUR WORLDKAREN HAOOCTOBER 30, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
In other words, insurance companies take your money, in the form of what they call “premiums” — a clever idea, calling your bill a “premium,” as if it’s a wonderful thing.MANY BUSINESSES THOUGHT THEY WERE INSURED FOR A PANDEMIC. THEY WEREN’T. (EP. 437)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 29, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Thanks to a few hardware improvements, matched with Apple’s increasingly clever software upgrades, the 12 Pro takes awfully nice photos and portraits during the day and solid snaps at night.THE IPHONE 12 PRO IS ONCE AGAIN A GREAT POCKET CAMERAJAKOB SCHILLEROCTOBER 21, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE


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