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#HimToo: how an attempt to criticize #MeToo went delightfully wrong

October 29, 2018

After a Florida woman attempted to offer up a photo of her son as an emblem of the #HimToo movement, something unusual happened: the meme had a happy ending When you are the subject of a typical Twitter meme, the best policy is to just ignore it and wait for it to end. That seemed […]

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Salesforce CEO: tech billionaires ‘hoard their money’ and won’t help homeless

October 23, 2018

In Guardian interview, Marc Benioff calls out Twitters Jack Dorsey and others for failing to give back to city where they got rich Marc Benioff, the Salesforce CEO, has escalated his attacks on fellow San Francisco billionaires, saying they are hoarding money and dont want to help the homeless. In an interview with the Guardian […]

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Instagram is supposed to be friendly. So why is it making people so miserable?

October 13, 2018

For a growing number of users and mental health experts, the positivity of Instagram is precisely the problem, with its relentless emphasis on promoting perfect lifestyles. Should everyone just stop scrolling? When 24-year-old fashion blogger Dixon wrote on her scarlettlondon Instagram feed, under an image of her looking flawless on a freshly made bed flanked […]

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Help I think Im in an abusive relationship with Alexa | Emma Brockes

September 25, 2018

Theres an emotional cost to bonding with devices, says the Guardian columnist Emma Brockes Alexa, how are you feeling? I said to my Julie Andrews has been worth the sticker price alone (Alexa, play boo-boo butt poopy-diarrhoea [hysterical laughter] has felt less like a win). The main thing about robots and voice-activation software in general […]

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Microsoft Surface Go review: tablet that’s better for work than play

September 20, 2018

Its fine to watch films on but this tablet transforms into a gutsy work laptop when paired with the Type Cover keyboard The Surface Go is Microsofts new, lower-cost detachable Windows 10 tablet that looks to reinvent what a budget PC can be. The brief was pretty straightforward: make a smaller and lighter machine that […]

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Twitter suspends Proud Boys on eve of deadly Unite the Right rally anniversary

August 25, 2018

Platform bars rightwing western chauvinist group for violating its policy against violent extremists Twitter suspended numerous accounts associated with the rightwing ban the accounts of the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Jones built a wide audience on social media while disseminating a toxic mix of conspiracy theories, misinformation and hyper-partisanship, but he was ultimately banned over […]

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How 3-D Printing Exposes the Fallacy of Federal Gun Laws

August 24, 2018

Defense Distributed, an Austin-based company notorious for 3-D printing a gun, recently won its risky landmark case against the federal government, allowing it to host digital gun designs on the internet. Though a federal judge blocked the ruling with a temporary injunction earlier this month, if the company’s legal strategy holds, it verges on mad […]

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What happens when Airbnb goes wrong?

August 9, 2018

The service has millions of satisfied customers but when it goes wrong holidays are ruined I got 1,500 compensation when I threatened legal action after a villa disaster When Damian White and family finally arrived at the three-bed villa in Portimo, Portugal, they booked through Airbnb after spending hours searching for it with incomplete address […]

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What would you do if your teenager became an overnight Instagram sensation?

July 24, 2018

After photographs go viral, your child becomes a social-media influencer and a celebrity on Instagram. Should you step in? Parents reveal the contrasting conflicts of instant fame When Charlotte DAlessio was 16 she accidentally became a social media influencer. The Canadian-born teen had recently moved from Toronto to Los Angeles with her family when, in […]

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Why Apples AirPower Wireless Charger Is Taking So Long to Make

July 16, 2018

When Energous Corp., which is developing a wireless-charging system called WattUp, fell 4.3 percent on Thursday. The company has said it’s working with tier 1 device makers, sparking speculation that Apple is a partner. However, the iPhone maker is using a mix of its own chip and wireless technology from the Qi standard. Apple plans […]

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