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(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) A new study from computer scientists at Columbia Engineering reveals what may be the first way to encrypt personal images on popular cloud photo services, such as those from Google, Apple, Flickr and others, all without requiring any changes to -- or trust in -- those services.
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Earned media from PR complements paid and organic. These are the "musts" in digital public relations, as well as misconceptions that hinder PR success.

The post Digital Public Relations Myths & Musts for Earned Media Success via @lisabuyer appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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Eli is not doing well.

He’s got a mysterious disease that necessitates he stay in a bubble, and when his parents find a hospital that allows him to be out of the bubble, the place is haunted and his doctors may be trying to kill him.

So yeah, things are not going great for Eli.

Directed by Ciarán Foy (Sinister 2), Eli is a new horror movie coming to Netflix later this month.

It stars Lili Taylor (The Conjuring), Sadie Sink (Stranger Things), and Charlie Shotwell (Captain Fantastic) as the titular character.

Check out the super creepy trailer below.

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"Among Us" is an online strategy game that can be played on a PC, smartphone, or Nintendo Switch. It's been made famous by gamers on Twitch.
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The coronavirus variant first found in the UK may have a higher mortality rate than the original, officials announced last week.
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Instead of optimizing work, technology has created a nonstop barrage of notifications and interactions. Six months into a pandemic, it's worse than ever.
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Of all the true wireless earbuds I’ve tried, the Master & Dynamic MW07 have been my favorite.

Yeah, AirPods feel sophisticated, the Jabra Elite Active 65t are slick and durable, while the Sennheiser Momentum sound fantastic — but it was the MW07 that really captured my heart.

Well, today is a good day, because Master & Dynamic has updated the MW07 true wireless with two new models: the MW07 GO and the MW07 PLUS.

They retail at the same price as the regular MW07 did ($300), but include a range of new features that should iron out most of the shortcomings of the previous model.

This has been addressed with the MW07 PLUS, as they can play music for ten hours, with the case adding a further 30.

Other improvements to the earbuds include new color options (with very shell-influenced designs), and some technical upgrades.

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If you’re someone who cannot get enough of Anna Maxwell Martin’s performance as the dastardly DCS Patricia Carmichael in Line Of Duty, then you are not alone. 

The actor has earned a whole new legion of fans after her character made a surprise (and somewhat unwelcome – for AC-12, at least) return to the hit BBC cop show during the current series. 

Smug, smarmy and deliciously cutting, Carmichael has served up some of the best – and most meme-able – moments of the series, which would not have been the same without Anna’s incredible facial expressions and razor-sharp delivery. 

DCS Patricia Carmichael is one of the stand-out characters of Line Of Duty

But while Anna is a master of playing it straight (or indeed, bent, if one theory about her character turns out to be true), she’s one of the country’s finest comedy actors too. 

Her BBC Two sitcom, Motherland, has become a cult hit since debuting in 2016. 

It follows frazzled mum Julia, played by Anna, who is struggling to juggle the trials and tribulations of parenthood with a fast-paced job, and whose poor organisational skills means she’s at odds with the “Alpha Mums” from school.

Add into the mix a rarely-seen husband who is more likely to be found down the pub than on the school run, and a mother who has been so put upon, she’ll now do anything to avoid helping her daughter, and you’ve got a recipe for a ridiculous, yet oh-so-familiar situational comedy. 

So if you’re looking for something to fill the time after Line Of Duty reaches its climax this weekend, here’s why this hidden gem is an absolute must-watch... 

Anna’s character is as equally brilliant, but completely different to Carmichael

To say that Julia – who Anna plays in Motherland – is the complete opposite of Carmichael would be a bit of an understatement. 

While Anna’s Line Of Duty character is calm, collected and no-nonsense, Julia is in a permanent state of chaos and exasperation. However, they both share one thing in common – some hilarious one-liners (“I thought we all agreed now, as feminists, that it’s unfeminist to have it all”; “I’ve made a Minion cake. You wouldn’t know it’s a Minion, but I really think it will pass as a cake”). 

In fact, Anna is so good in it that she got nominated for a Bafta

Anna picked up a nod for Best Female Comedy Performance at the TV Baftas in 2018, but was pipped to the post by Daisy May Cooper for This Country. 

We’d have given Anna the Bafta for the swimming pool episode alone. 

The supporting cast are also an absolute treat 

Diane Morgan – otherwise known as Philomena Cunk – stars as Liz, a no-bullshit, straight-talking single mum who refuses to try and fit in with the Alpha Mums, while Paul Ready plays Kevin – a stay at home dad who wants nothing more than to fit in with the Alpha Mums, but doesn’t. 

Both of them form an unlikely clique with Julia, and become a foursome from series two when they are joined by new arrival Meg (Tanya Moodie) – a woman who seemingly has it all, but refuses to join the Alpha Mums. 

Then there’s Ellie Haddington as Julia’s put-upon mother, Marion, who has decided she’s no longer going to serve as a rent-a-babysitter, much to Julia’s frustration. 

But really, it’s all about Alpha Mum Amanda

Queen of the Alpha Mums Amanda is the nearest thing Motherland has to Line Of Duty’s Patricia Carmichael, being the show’s main antagonist.

She’s self-absorbed, superficial, largely insufferable and annoyingly popular and put-together, but you can’t help but enjoy her brand of unlikeable fabulousness. 

Actor Lucy Punch is also given some of the best dialogue to work with, including some withering put-downs that have such a sickeningly sweet level of passive aggressiveness, it’s hard not to enjoy her (“I really admire how you can just switch off your family and focus on your job because I would just hate myself too much”; “Please stop trying to be something you are not. It’s horrible to watch”). 

Joanna Lumley is also joining the cast for the new series

In an absolutely fabulous piece of casting news, Joanna will appear in the upcoming third series as Amanda’s mother. 

Describing her character as a “fairly poisonous parent”, she said: “Although I was only in for a day it was the greatest fun to be with that dangerously talented cast.”

Despite being a show about parenting, the kids don’t get much screen time

If you love situation comedy, but are less keen on watching small people throwing tantrums or running around the place screaming their heads off, the good news is that they’re not in it much. Sure, Motherland still captures a very certain type of stress and chaos that will be familiar to many parents, but unlike say for example, Outnumbered, this is a show that’s very much about the adults. 

Anna told the Guardian in 2017: “It wasn’t about children or about how adults talk to children. It was about adults and didn’t sentimentalise the parent-child relationship. A lot of parenting is really funny and really brutal and really practical. It’s like ‘Quick get in the car for fuck’s sake I’ve got to get to work!’

“Child-rearing is quite boring and talking about child-rearing is quite boring. I don’t feel the series is about that,” she added. 

The story about how Anna got the role is even more iconic than Patricia Carmichael

Anna admitted she had hit her limit of auditioning for roles she didn’t get, and when she went in to read for Motherland, she saw the list of people up for the role of Julia and admitted she “couldn’t be fucking arsed”. 

She told the Guardian: “I was in the worst mood ever. I was so, so rude. I went into the room and was like, ‘Hiya.’ Stony stare. ‘Do you want me to sit here, or what?’ Honestly, I think that’s what got me the job.”

Somehow, we now love her even more. 

Series one of Motherland is available to stream on Netflix, with series three beginning on BBC Two in May.

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  • The pandemic has not been kind to Airbnb. In May, the company laid off 25% of its global staff to keep business afloat.
  • Despite setbacks, CEO Brian Chesky is "incredibly optimistic" about the future, he told Reuters in a webcast on July 22.
  • Rentals outside of cities, particularly unique stays like treehouses and Airstreams, are "booming," he told Reuters.
  • Chesky attributed the recent surge in bookings to people wanting to get out of their houses and reconnect in a safe way. He says he's hopeful for a "new golden age" post-pandemic, predicting the industry will move away from mass tourism.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Airbnb has had a trying past few months.

In May, CEO Brian Chesky predicted that Airbnb's yearly revenue will be half that of 2019 due to the pandemic's impact on travel. The homesharing company also laid off 25% of its global staff.

Despite having to make difficult decisions, Chesky is "incredibly optimistic" about recent numbers, he told Reuters' Global Editor Rob Cox and Columnist Gina Chon in a July 22 webcast

Earlier in July, Airbnb saw one million room nights booked in a single day for the first time since March. Chesky attributed this uptick in bookings people wanting to get out of their houses.

"I think what this is starting to tell us is that people want to connect, but they want to do so safely," he said.

Travelers are heading to suburbs and rural areas

Two thirds of those one million bookings were located outside of cities, and 50% were located within 300 miles from guests' homes, according to an Airbnb news release

In lieu of touring major global cities and tourist attractions in double-decker buses, travelers are now heading to small towns where they can enjoy socially distanced activities, Chesky said.

"Paris" is out, and "Petaluma and Pittsburgh" are in, he told Reuters.

The pandemic has accelerated a new era of unique stays and 'private' travel

In particular, Airbnb's unique stays like treehouses and Airstreams are "booming," according to Chesky.

Not only are people booking rentals outside of cities, but they're also looking for "something more private, intimate, smaller, unique, special — something that could be a destination in and of itself," he said.

"Unlike a hotel where you're in a public space, Airbnb is a little more private," Chesky added. "So I think people feel like maybe for the first time in a long time, Airbnb is not the riskier option."

In June, Airbnb rolled out new cleaning protocols for hosts to assuage traveler and host concerns about COVID-19 safety while traveling. Guests can now look for an "Enhanced Clean" certification on listings to see whether a host has committed to following the new protocols, such as wearing head-to-toe personal protective equipment while disinfecting rooms.

Though no one knows when travel will fully recover, Chesky is hopeful that the industry is heading into "a new golden age of travel."

That future, he thinks, does not include double-decker buses filled with camera-toting tourists. "Travel will not be massive, but small and intimate," Chesky predicted.

SEE ALSO: Airbnb reveals the 10 most popular destinations in the US right now — here's where they are and where to stay in each

NOW READ: Airbnb announced vigorous new cleaning protocols for hosts in response to COVID-19. Here's how to know if the listing you're considering is participating — or not.

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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day.

Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours.

We closed the day, October 15 2019, at a price of $8,205.

That’s a minor 2 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$168.08.

We’re still 59 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $147,650,082,215.

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Women face misogyny and sexism at a high rate in economics but it's rarely publicly called out, says SUNY economist Veronika Dolar.
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The yearly Spotify Wrapped is a rather upbeat affair, which doesn’t doesn’t quite match everyone’s mood this year. For the more sullen among us, there’s another option: a bot from The Pudding that will judge us for our crimes of listening to terrible music.

If you want to be judged, you open a page titled “How Bad is Your Spotify” and you log in with your Spotify account. (It might take a couple refreshes on the “Loading your music library” page.) This absolute jerk of an AI then drags you mercilessly while it pulls your playlists and top tracks. It asks you questions before it shows any results, in phrasing that gives the plain text the same aura as the girls who bullied me in middle school. Did you really listen to Clementine by Sarah...

Continue reading…

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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Marcus Aurelius used to say: If you love yourself, you won’t do drugs! Bitcoin price We closed the day, July 12 2020, at a price of $9,276. That’s a minor 0.38 percent increase in 24 hours, or $35. It was the highest closing price in one day. We’re still 53 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin‘s…

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We originally ran this piece five years ago, on a day when the 15th birthday of Sega's Dreamcast coincided with a major Apple keynote event.

In honor of the Dreamcast's 20th birthday today, we thought we'd revisit this fun "alternate history" take on how the Dreamcast's launch impacted the world of gaming and continues to influence it to this day.

While seemingly the entirety of the Internet was off paying attention to Apple announcing its new phones and watch, something weird was happening to my Twitter feed.

Apparently, someone had messed with my settings so that my feed displayed tweets on a 15-year delay for a couple of hours.

That means that, instead of Apple tweets, my followers got to go back in time and experience a portion of my liveblogging from Sega's Dreamcast launch-day keynote address from September 9, 1999.

Below are my live tweets as they were written 15 years ago, along with some accompanying commentary that has the benefit of a decade and a half of hindsight.

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Debra Simonds 2021-07-14
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) A new study from computer scientists at Columbia Engineering reveals what may be the first way to encrypt personal images on popular cloud photo services, such as those from Google, Apple, Flickr and others, all without requiring any changes to -- or trust in -- those services.
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If you’re someone who cannot get enough of Anna Maxwell Martin’s performance as the dastardly DCS Patricia Carmichael in Line Of Duty, then you are not alone. 

The actor has earned a whole new legion of fans after her character made a surprise (and somewhat unwelcome – for AC-12, at least) return to the hit BBC cop show during the current series. 

Smug, smarmy and deliciously cutting, Carmichael has served up some of the best – and most meme-able – moments of the series, which would not have been the same without Anna’s incredible facial expressions and razor-sharp delivery. 

DCS Patricia Carmichael is one of the stand-out characters of Line Of Duty

But while Anna is a master of playing it straight (or indeed, bent, if one theory about her character turns out to be true), she’s one of the country’s finest comedy actors too. 

Her BBC Two sitcom, Motherland, has become a cult hit since debuting in 2016. 

It follows frazzled mum Julia, played by Anna, who is struggling to juggle the trials and tribulations of parenthood with a fast-paced job, and whose poor organisational skills means she’s at odds with the “Alpha Mums” from school.

Add into the mix a rarely-seen husband who is more likely to be found down the pub than on the school run, and a mother who has been so put upon, she’ll now do anything to avoid helping her daughter, and you’ve got a recipe for a ridiculous, yet oh-so-familiar situational comedy. 

So if you’re looking for something to fill the time after Line Of Duty reaches its climax this weekend, here’s why this hidden gem is an absolute must-watch... 

Anna’s character is as equally brilliant, but completely different to Carmichael

To say that Julia – who Anna plays in Motherland – is the complete opposite of Carmichael would be a bit of an understatement. 

While Anna’s Line Of Duty character is calm, collected and no-nonsense, Julia is in a permanent state of chaos and exasperation. However, they both share one thing in common – some hilarious one-liners (“I thought we all agreed now, as feminists, that it’s unfeminist to have it all”; “I’ve made a Minion cake. You wouldn’t know it’s a Minion, but I really think it will pass as a cake”). 

In fact, Anna is so good in it that she got nominated for a Bafta

Anna picked up a nod for Best Female Comedy Performance at the TV Baftas in 2018, but was pipped to the post by Daisy May Cooper for This Country. 

We’d have given Anna the Bafta for the swimming pool episode alone. 

The supporting cast are also an absolute treat 

Diane Morgan – otherwise known as Philomena Cunk – stars as Liz, a no-bullshit, straight-talking single mum who refuses to try and fit in with the Alpha Mums, while Paul Ready plays Kevin – a stay at home dad who wants nothing more than to fit in with the Alpha Mums, but doesn’t. 

Both of them form an unlikely clique with Julia, and become a foursome from series two when they are joined by new arrival Meg (Tanya Moodie) – a woman who seemingly has it all, but refuses to join the Alpha Mums. 

Then there’s Ellie Haddington as Julia’s put-upon mother, Marion, who has decided she’s no longer going to serve as a rent-a-babysitter, much to Julia’s frustration. 

But really, it’s all about Alpha Mum Amanda

Queen of the Alpha Mums Amanda is the nearest thing Motherland has to Line Of Duty’s Patricia Carmichael, being the show’s main antagonist.

She’s self-absorbed, superficial, largely insufferable and annoyingly popular and put-together, but you can’t help but enjoy her brand of unlikeable fabulousness. 

Actor Lucy Punch is also given some of the best dialogue to work with, including some withering put-downs that have such a sickeningly sweet level of passive aggressiveness, it’s hard not to enjoy her (“I really admire how you can just switch off your family and focus on your job because I would just hate myself too much”; “Please stop trying to be something you are not. It’s horrible to watch”). 

Joanna Lumley is also joining the cast for the new series

In an absolutely fabulous piece of casting news, Joanna will appear in the upcoming third series as Amanda’s mother. 

Describing her character as a “fairly poisonous parent”, she said: “Although I was only in for a day it was the greatest fun to be with that dangerously talented cast.”

Despite being a show about parenting, the kids don’t get much screen time

If you love situation comedy, but are less keen on watching small people throwing tantrums or running around the place screaming their heads off, the good news is that they’re not in it much. Sure, Motherland still captures a very certain type of stress and chaos that will be familiar to many parents, but unlike say for example, Outnumbered, this is a show that’s very much about the adults. 

Anna told the Guardian in 2017: “It wasn’t about children or about how adults talk to children. It was about adults and didn’t sentimentalise the parent-child relationship. A lot of parenting is really funny and really brutal and really practical. It’s like ‘Quick get in the car for fuck’s sake I’ve got to get to work!’

“Child-rearing is quite boring and talking about child-rearing is quite boring. I don’t feel the series is about that,” she added. 

The story about how Anna got the role is even more iconic than Patricia Carmichael

Anna admitted she had hit her limit of auditioning for roles she didn’t get, and when she went in to read for Motherland, she saw the list of people up for the role of Julia and admitted she “couldn’t be fucking arsed”. 

She told the Guardian: “I was in the worst mood ever. I was so, so rude. I went into the room and was like, ‘Hiya.’ Stony stare. ‘Do you want me to sit here, or what?’ Honestly, I think that’s what got me the job.”

Somehow, we now love her even more. 

Series one of Motherland is available to stream on Netflix, with series three beginning on BBC Two in May.

Debra Simonds 2021-02-23
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Earned media from PR complements paid and organic. These are the "musts" in digital public relations, as well as misconceptions that hinder PR success.

The post Digital Public Relations Myths & Musts for Earned Media Success via @lisabuyer appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Debra Simonds 2021-01-03
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So you're freezing inside and outside. Our advice can fix that.
Debra Simonds 2020-09-28
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Yes, you can finally change your default email app.
Debra Simonds 2020-07-23
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  • The pandemic has not been kind to Airbnb. In May, the company laid off 25% of its global staff to keep business afloat.
  • Despite setbacks, CEO Brian Chesky is "incredibly optimistic" about the future, he told Reuters in a webcast on July 22.
  • Rentals outside of cities, particularly unique stays like treehouses and Airstreams, are "booming," he told Reuters.
  • Chesky attributed the recent surge in bookings to people wanting to get out of their houses and reconnect in a safe way. He says he's hopeful for a "new golden age" post-pandemic, predicting the industry will move away from mass tourism.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Airbnb has had a trying past few months.

In May, CEO Brian Chesky predicted that Airbnb's yearly revenue will be half that of 2019 due to the pandemic's impact on travel. The homesharing company also laid off 25% of its global staff.

Despite having to make difficult decisions, Chesky is "incredibly optimistic" about recent numbers, he told Reuters' Global Editor Rob Cox and Columnist Gina Chon in a July 22 webcast

Earlier in July, Airbnb saw one million room nights booked in a single day for the first time since March. Chesky attributed this uptick in bookings people wanting to get out of their houses.

"I think what this is starting to tell us is that people want to connect, but they want to do so safely," he said.

Travelers are heading to suburbs and rural areas

Two thirds of those one million bookings were located outside of cities, and 50% were located within 300 miles from guests' homes, according to an Airbnb news release

In lieu of touring major global cities and tourist attractions in double-decker buses, travelers are now heading to small towns where they can enjoy socially distanced activities, Chesky said.

"Paris" is out, and "Petaluma and Pittsburgh" are in, he told Reuters.

The pandemic has accelerated a new era of unique stays and 'private' travel

In particular, Airbnb's unique stays like treehouses and Airstreams are "booming," according to Chesky.

Not only are people booking rentals outside of cities, but they're also looking for "something more private, intimate, smaller, unique, special — something that could be a destination in and of itself," he said.

"Unlike a hotel where you're in a public space, Airbnb is a little more private," Chesky added. "So I think people feel like maybe for the first time in a long time, Airbnb is not the riskier option."

In June, Airbnb rolled out new cleaning protocols for hosts to assuage traveler and host concerns about COVID-19 safety while traveling. Guests can now look for an "Enhanced Clean" certification on listings to see whether a host has committed to following the new protocols, such as wearing head-to-toe personal protective equipment while disinfecting rooms.

Though no one knows when travel will fully recover, Chesky is hopeful that the industry is heading into "a new golden age of travel."

That future, he thinks, does not include double-decker buses filled with camera-toting tourists. "Travel will not be massive, but small and intimate," Chesky predicted.

SEE ALSO: Airbnb reveals the 10 most popular destinations in the US right now — here's where they are and where to stay in each

NOW READ: Airbnb announced vigorous new cleaning protocols for hosts in response to COVID-19. Here's how to know if the listing you're considering is participating — or not.

Join the conversation about this story »

NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid

Debra Simonds 2019-10-04
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Eli is not doing well.

He’s got a mysterious disease that necessitates he stay in a bubble, and when his parents find a hospital that allows him to be out of the bubble, the place is haunted and his doctors may be trying to kill him.

So yeah, things are not going great for Eli.

Directed by Ciarán Foy (Sinister 2), Eli is a new horror movie coming to Netflix later this month.

It stars Lili Taylor (The Conjuring), Sadie Sink (Stranger Things), and Charlie Shotwell (Captain Fantastic) as the titular character.

Check out the super creepy trailer below.

Debra Simonds 2019-10-16
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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day.

Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours.

We closed the day, October 15 2019, at a price of $8,205.

That’s a minor 2 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$168.08.

We’re still 59 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $147,650,082,215.

Debra Simonds 2021-05-26
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"Among Us" is an online strategy game that can be played on a PC, smartphone, or Nintendo Switch. It's been made famous by gamers on Twitch.
Debra Simonds 2021-03-20
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Women face misogyny and sexism at a high rate in economics but it's rarely publicly called out, says SUNY economist Veronika Dolar.
Debra Simonds 2021-01-26
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The coronavirus variant first found in the UK may have a higher mortality rate than the original, officials announced last week.
Debra Simonds 2020-12-22
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The yearly Spotify Wrapped is a rather upbeat affair, which doesn’t doesn’t quite match everyone’s mood this year. For the more sullen among us, there’s another option: a bot from The Pudding that will judge us for our crimes of listening to terrible music.

If you want to be judged, you open a page titled “How Bad is Your Spotify” and you log in with your Spotify account. (It might take a couple refreshes on the “Loading your music library” page.) This absolute jerk of an AI then drags you mercilessly while it pulls your playlists and top tracks. It asks you questions before it shows any results, in phrasing that gives the plain text the same aura as the girls who bullied me in middle school. Did you really listen to Clementine by Sarah...

Continue reading…

Debra Simonds 2020-09-21
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Instead of optimizing work, technology has created a nonstop barrage of notifications and interactions. Six months into a pandemic, it's worse than ever.
Debra Simonds 2020-07-13
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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Marcus Aurelius used to say: If you love yourself, you won’t do drugs! Bitcoin price We closed the day, July 12 2020, at a price of $9,276. That’s a minor 0.38 percent increase in 24 hours, or $35. It was the highest closing price in one day. We’re still 53 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin‘s…

This story continues at The Next Web

Or just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
Debra Simonds 2019-10-18
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Of all the true wireless earbuds I’ve tried, the Master & Dynamic MW07 have been my favorite.

Yeah, AirPods feel sophisticated, the Jabra Elite Active 65t are slick and durable, while the Sennheiser Momentum sound fantastic — but it was the MW07 that really captured my heart.

Well, today is a good day, because Master & Dynamic has updated the MW07 true wireless with two new models: the MW07 GO and the MW07 PLUS.

They retail at the same price as the regular MW07 did ($300), but include a range of new features that should iron out most of the shortcomings of the previous model.

This has been addressed with the MW07 PLUS, as they can play music for ten hours, with the case adding a further 30.

Other improvements to the earbuds include new color options (with very shell-influenced designs), and some technical upgrades.

Debra Simonds 2019-09-09
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We originally ran this piece five years ago, on a day when the 15th birthday of Sega's Dreamcast coincided with a major Apple keynote event.

In honor of the Dreamcast's 20th birthday today, we thought we'd revisit this fun "alternate history" take on how the Dreamcast's launch impacted the world of gaming and continues to influence it to this day.

While seemingly the entirety of the Internet was off paying attention to Apple announcing its new phones and watch, something weird was happening to my Twitter feed.

Apparently, someone had messed with my settings so that my feed displayed tweets on a 15-year delay for a couple of hours.

That means that, instead of Apple tweets, my followers got to go back in time and experience a portion of my liveblogging from Sega's Dreamcast launch-day keynote address from September 9, 1999.

Below are my live tweets as they were written 15 years ago, along with some accompanying commentary that has the benefit of a decade and a half of hindsight.