Tag: Technology

Twitter is bringing back the reverse chronological feed of tweets

“We’re working on new ways to give you more control over your timeline,” Twitter Support tweeted tonight (during the Emmys live broadcast). Better harassment and abuse protections, you say? Nope. They’re bringing back the reverse chronological feed. Tweets below. 2/ We’ve learned that when showing the best Tweets first, people find Twitter more relevant and […]

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Apple’s claims about recycling and sustainability are kinda entirely nonsense

Apple has always talked a good game where recycling and environmentalism are concerned. They’re quick to point out that they recycle what they can and are always on the hunt for new, sustainable manufacturing practices to adopt. They’ve got robots named Liam that take old stuff apart to make new stuff! While the company’s PR […]

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Mozilla’s Firefox & Apple’s Safari browsers add anti-Facebook and Google privacy protections

Care about your data privacy? Here’s a good reason to stop using the Google Chrome browser, and use Firefox or Safari instead on your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. Facebook, Google, and many other online ad businesses are tracking pretty much everything you do online, through your web browser and apps, to figure out how […]

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Apple Watch Series 4: A Closer First Look [PHOTOS]

At today’s Apple Event in Cupertino, the company unveiled a Series 4 of its watch, and repositioned it as more of a health device. The Apple Watch Series 4 now packs an electrocardiogram, fall detection, and an impressive updated display. Photos and official launch day details, below. The promise, from Apple: “help users stay connected, […]

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The Woman Who Smashed Codes: The Untold Story of Cryptography Pioneer Elizebeth Friedman

While computing pioneer Alan Turing was breaking Nazi communication in England, eleven thousand women, unbeknownst to their contemporaries and to most of us who constitute their posterity, were breaking enemy code in America — unsung heroines who helped defeat the Nazis and win WWII. Among them was American cryptography pioneer Elizebeth Friedman (August 26, 1892–October […]

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California lawmakers vote to make electricity emissions-free by 2045

“This is a pivotal moment for California, for the country, and the world.” On Tuesday, California state lawmakers passed SB100, a major bill that would commit to making the state’s electricity supply completely emissions-free by the year 2045. SB100 passed 43-32. Mother Jones reports the bill would amend California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, which currently requires […]

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Google and several other tech companies pushing for a new federal privacy law

Online privacy is a touchy subject, with all of us falling on different parts of the how-much-do-I-actually-care spectrum. In general, though, most people seem to understand that the companies whose products we use or rely on daily, like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, are collecting a lot of data on them. The creepiness factor is real, […]

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US bosses now earn 312 times the average worker’s wage, figures show

The chief executives of America’s top 350 companies earned 312 times more than their workers on average last year, according to a new report published Thursday by the Economic Policy Institute. The rise came after the bosses of America’s largest companies got an average pay rise of 17.6% in 2017, taking home an average of […]

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Health Care, Tech Jobs Top List Of Highest-Paying Work In U.S.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (CBS Local) – Americans eager for a high-paying job might want to focus on two industries: health care and technology. That’s because 18 out of the 25 highest-paying jobs are within those two sectors, according to a new analysis of salary data from employment site Glassdoor. The study analyzed data for job […]

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“Weird Faces”: An Algorithm Based Project That Creates An Infinite Collection Of Fun Looking Sketched Faces

Computer generated images have a certain aesthetics to them that make them immediately recognizable as such by the trained eye. Weird Faces is an attempt to combine my old interest in illustration with programing, to create something procedural that has a truly individual artistic touch to it and is not instantly recognizable as a generative […]

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How I Used Facebook to Overcome My Anxiety

More than the actual anxiety was the anxiety about the anxiety. I felt tremendous shame for having negative feelings at all. It was 3pm on a Tuesday, and I was sitting at my desk with my head on my keyboard; I was too revved up to sit still, much less concentrate on work. I was […]

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Psychology Around the Net: August 11, 2018

Gear up and get ready for the latest in mental health news, Psych Central readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers a disturbing new trend involving selfies and plastic surgery, why some mental health professionals believe shopping addiction should be recognized as a mental illness, how mindfulness might not be the best practice for […]

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Elon Musk and Tesla sued over ‘fraudulent scheme’ to go private

Tesla and Elon Musk were sued twice on Friday by investors who say they fraudulently engineered a scheme to squeeze short-sellers, including through Musk’s proposal to take the electric car company private. The lawsuits were filed three days after Musk stunned investors by announcing on Twitter that he might take Tesla private in a record […]

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Amazon to be told to ditch ‘guaranteed next-day delivery’ claim

Amazon is to be told to stop claiming its Prime service guarantees next-day delivery by the UK advertising regulator after customers complained it was failing to provide their goods on time in the run-up to Christmas, it has been reported. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is expected to rule that the firm’s claims to be […]

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Augmented reality software shows where pipes and other underground structures are

Geographic information systems used to be 2-D maps, but new AR technologies are letting users see where pipes and other underground infrastructure is through augmented reality . Brief video showcasing a few features of the vGIS Utilities system (http://www.vgis.io/). vGIS Utilities is the most advanced augmented reality solution for GIS designed specifically with utilities, municipalities […]

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Peak social media? Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat fail to make new friends

Snapchat – falling into line behind Facebook and Twitter – has become the latest social network to report declining user numbers in its half year results. Snap Inc, the parent company of the app known for its disappearing messages and photograph filters, revealed that in the three months to the end of June active daily […]

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