Flexgate is real, and Apple should acknowledge it

I have a late-2016 MacBook Pro, and, like many people with that generation of laptop, I recently fell victim to the Flexgate display problem. Flexgate refers to a design flaw in the ribbon cable connecting

The People Trying to Make Internet Recommendations Less Toxic

Recommendation algorithms on sites like Facebook and YouTube can send users down rabbit holes, spread falsehoods, and foster conspiracy theories.

2 Ways to Create an ISO from a Bootable USB in Linux

In this article, we will show you how to create an ISO from a bootable USB drive in Linux. We will explain two ways to achieve this: via the command line interface (CLI) and...

Arizona State University released a free sci-fi anthology about the future of solar power

Over the last couple of years, organizations and companies have begun to look at science fiction in ways that go beyond mere entertainment, with writers and thinkers pointing out that genre stories can be used

The response to the deadly mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand

Limiting the spread of an attack designed to go viral Contributors: Verge Staff Image credit: Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images On Friday, a man released a 73-page racist manifesto and proceeded to kill 50 people

This YC-backed startup preps Chinese students for US data jobs

In recent years, data analysts have gone from optional to a career that holds great promise, but demand for quantitative skills applied in business decisions has raced ahead of supply as college curriculum often lags

Sky New Zealand yanks Sky Australia after Christchurch footage sparks outrage

When news broke of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand that left at least 49 dead Thursday evening, I started watching Twitter. Two surprising themes stood out: people urging their social media followers to

The Mosque Shooter Laid Bare the Post-Shooting Internet Cycle

The gunman who killed at least 49 people at mosques in New Zealand live-streamed the massacres, and left unusually detailed writings.

Why Tech Didn’t Stop the New Zealand Attack From Going Viral

Video from mosque shootings in Christchurch popped up on Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube, showing the limits of social media moderation.

Facebook’s News Feed era is now officially over

Last May, after a decade of uncommon stability in his executive ranks, Mark Zuckerberg announced a series of dramatic changes. He moved two top executives to create a new blockchain division, and installed new leaders

How to Reset Forgotten or Lost Root Password in Fedora

A Linux system administrator can quickly reset a user forgotten password using passwd command, but what happens if the system administrator itself forgets the root password? In this article, we will explain how to...

Upgrading MySQL or MariaDB

cPanel & WHM Version 80 will not support MySQL 5.5, and updates to cPanel & WHM Version 80 will be blocked for any server still running MySQL 5.5. We are also blocking updates for any cPanel & WHM servers that connect to MySQL 5.5 servers running. The MySQL/MariaDB Upgrade interface inside WHM makes upgrading safe and easy.  Why the block? On December 31st, 2018, MySQL version 5.5 entered End of Life status. Any server currently running MySQL …

Telegram gained three million new users during Facebook outage

Three million new users have signed up to Telegram over the past 24 hours, during a period in which Facebook (and Facebook Messenger), Instagram, and WhatsApp were all experiencing significant outages worldwide. The new users

Watchman – A File and Directory Watching Tool for Changes

Watchman is an open source and cross-platform file watching service that watches files and records or performs actions when they change. It is developed by Facebook and runs on Linux, OS X, FreeBSD, and...

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