Category: Techno Babble

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Apple’s new AirPods come with a wireless charging case, Hey Siri support, and more battery life

Apple’s week of surprise product launches continues with the announcement of the second-generation AirPods, which will include a wireless charging case and a new H1 chip that the company claims offers improved battery life and

Why Tech Platforms Don’t Treat All Terrorism the Same

Critics say Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are quicker to block content from ISIS than from white nationalists.

How to Setup Two Factor Authentication for SSH on Fedora

Every day there seem to be lots of security breaches reported where our data is at danger. Despite the fact that SSH is a secure way to establish a connection remotely to a Linux...

Pandora switches up its classic listening experience with Modes

If you’ve ever tried Pandora, you know the basic deal. The service offers a more passive form of music discovery than other streaming services, encouraging users to let algorithms do most of the heavy lifting, as radio stations are generated based on thumbs up and down. Today, the company puts a new spin on the […]

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