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Why the New Apple Watch Faces Are Much Cooler Than You’d Expect

Why the New Apple Watch Faces Are Much Cooler Than You'd Expect

Why the New Apple Watch Faces Are Much Cooler Than You’d Expecthttps://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-news/why-the-new-apple-watch-faces-are-much-cooler-than-youd-expect/83664/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=09212018&utm_term=NewsletterThe Apple Watch Series 4 and watchOS 5 come packed with slick new watch faces that are equally beautiful and hypnotic. On the surface, these new Fire, Water, Liquid Metal and Vapor faces are just plain cool. But when you find out how they were made, you get a much deeper appreciation for Apple’s extreme attention to detail.

The Future is Near: Future Human

Future Human – Medium

Future Human – Mediumhttps://medium.com/s/futurehumanThree-person babies. Extreme biohacking. Outposts on Mars. Cheating death. The changing nature of life as we know it. The future portends to be amazing (and terrifying), and it’s right around the corner. Every week day in July, Future Human will explore the stunning scientific, technological, social and medical advances that are changing where and how we live. Cover Art: Simone Noronha.

Google’s AI Manifesto: Accountability, Privacy, and No Killer Robots

Google's AI Manifesto: Accountability, Privacy, and No Killer Robots - ExtremeTech

Google’s AI Manifesto: Accountability, Privacy, and No Killer Robots – ExtremeTechhttps://www.extremetech.com/extreme/270922-googles-ai-manifesto-accountability-privacy-and-no-killer-robots?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleGoogle lists seven core values for its AI research and lists several applications that are off-limits. Google’s general objectives for AI include being socially beneficial, avoiding creating or reinforcing unfair bias, being built and tested for safety, being accountable to people, incorporating privacy design principles, upholding high standards of scientific excellence, and being made available for uses that accord with these principles. It’s up to consumers (and Google employees) to make sure the company adheres to these promises.

WeBoost Drive Sleek Review: Cellular Signal Booster Helps in Remote Areas

WeBoost Drive Sleek Review: Cellular Signal Booster Helps in Remote Areas - ExtremeTech

WeBoost Drive Sleek Review: Cellular Signal Booster Helps in Remote Areas – ExtremeTechhttps://www.extremetech.com/extreme/260444-weboost-drive-sleek-cellular-signal-booster-helps-remote-areas?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleHere’s a quick way to step up cellular calling and data quality in your car when you’re off someplace remote, such as in snow country or an out-of-the-way beach down south: Install a cellular phone signal booster. The major player in the market is WeBoost, and its newest phone booster is the Drive Sleek 470135 ($200).

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12 Signal App Tips for Secure Chats

12 Signal App Tips for Secure Chats | PCMag.com

12 Signal App Tips for Secure Chats | PCMag.comhttps://www.pcmag.com/feature/350969/12-signal-app-tips-for-secure-chats?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleActivating end-to-end encryption for calls and messages might seem a little extreme for private citizens. But with digital liberty under attack, tech companies cooperating with spy agencies, and cyber attacks big and small affecting thousands every day, it behooves everyone to take privacy seriously. Signal, a secure app from Open Whisper Systems, is a blend of the encrypted RedPhone VoIP app and TextSecure SMS app, both from Whisper Systems, which was bought and dismantled by Twitter in 2011.

Until recently, the only way to use Signal on a desktop was to download the Chrome app. But there is now a standalone Signal desktop app for Mac, Windows, and Debian-based Linux systems. Initially the app has to be paired with your phone but once that’s done, you can use it on its own.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Fake News Problem Isn’t Going Away

Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Awakening - Bloomberg

Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Awakening – Bloomberghttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-09-21/mark-zuckerberg-s-political-awakeningFacebook has 2 billion users, record profits, vast influence, and big problems in Washington. The Russia investigations complicate Zuckerberg’s efforts to shore up support for Facebook in the wake of a bitter election. Even as the company enjoys record profitability—its market value has more than doubled since 2015, to $500 billion, making Zuckerberg the world’s fifth-richest person—Facebook faces criticism for its role in distributing pro-Trump propaganda during the 2016 election (one viral story falsely claimed that the pope had endorsed Trump) and for contributing to a climate of extreme polarization.

The Decline of Poverty

The Decline of Poverty – Future Crunch – Medium

The Decline of Poverty – Future Crunch – Mediumhttps://medium.com/future-crunch/global-inequality-is-getting-better-fdbfde215b73Your opinions about global inequality really depend on where you’re standing. We should continue to highlight the plight of those who are still living in extreme poverty. And we should continue to insist that our political leaders enact policies that reduce inequality within our own countries.

How Google’s search algorithm spreads false information with a rightwing bias

by Olivia Solon and Sam Levin @ theguardian.com

Google’s search algorithm appears to be systematically promoting information that is either false or slanted with an extreme rightwing bias on subjects as varied as climate change and homosexuality.

Following a recent investigation by the Observer, which found that Google’s search engine prominently suggests neo-Nazi websites and antisemitic writing, the Guardian has uncovered a dozen additional examples of biased search results.

Digital homes • Tech in 2K1

SiliconValley.com has this article on what it’s like inside the extremely wired homes of the rich. Start planning for your future home’s Head End – the control room housing those floor-to-ceiling banks of servers, routers, computers and other requisite gadgets for the ultimate wired home. Aside from the basic distributed audio/video, master control system for heat, lights and security, integrated computer and communications system – some even added a custom “aroma system” that pumps one of six fragrances into selected rooms with a tap on the touch pad. • Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” showed a future that seemed distant enough to give us time to invent it. ZDNet’s eWEEK Labs examines 12 technologies that corporate IT must watch in 2001 in their Tech 2001 article.