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Jordan Peele’s simulated Obama PSA is a double-edged warning against fake news

This deepfaked warning against deepfakes almost makes its point too well.<p>Jordan Peele just used deepfakes — the nightmarish dystopian tool we last saw being used to generate fake celebrity porn — to deliver the deepest fake of them all.<p>The <i>Get Out</i> director teamed up with his brother-in-law, BuzzFeed …

Jordan Peele

Take a Peek Inside the Cracker Barrel Antiques Warehouse

The only thing that Cracker Barrel does better than biscuits: antiques. In its almost 50 years, the company has sourced more than 1 million of 'em, …

Dining Rooms

Infographic: The Web World – Who Owns Who?

You may be surprised to learn that not everything is as it seems on the world wide web. While the internet may seem to be an entrepreneur’s …

6 Holiday Dog Treats To Make For Your Fur Baby's Stocking This Christmas

The holiday season is all about giving back. It's about looking around, taking it all in, and living your best life — most especially by loving on …

Dessert

Teacher Creates Digital Library For Kids Of Color To See Themselves In Stories

A tech entrepreneur and educator has created a new digital platform that’s revolutionizing representation in children’s storytelling.<p>Shortiez, founded by Mondo Davison, is a digital library of “culturally relevant stories” for children, with a focus on diversity. Young readers are able to …

A Wikipedia For Data Visualizations Is Here

The Data Viz Project has more than 150 types of visualizations.<p>You have one dataset, and countless ways to visualize it. Bar chart? Tree graph? The dreadful pie chart?<p>Now all your options are in one beautifully designed location: the Data Viz Project, which has more than 150 types of data …

Data Visualization

The Hoods Are Off

The “Unite the Right” gathering wasn’t a Klan rally at all. It was a pride march.<p>In July 2017, the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society invited members of the press to a private conference to discuss a sensitive pair of items from the organization’s collection: a pair of robes that might …

Rights & Freedoms

The science and psychology of why videos go viral

The videos and memes you keep seeing on your feeds aren’t an accident. There are actually six principles that drive virality.<p>Ever since Malcolm Gladwell’s “Tipping Point,” psychologists have been trying to get to the bottom of what makes something “go viral.” But according to Wharton marketing …

Social Media

Twitter: A Love Letter

I Just Can’t Quit You<p>Dear <b>Twitter</b>,<p>Hey — it’s me, <b>@twittner</b>. I guess you had a fairly rough week, huh? I just wanted to check in, see how you’re feeling …

How can kids figure out what’s credible news and what’s fake news?

The line is getting blurred and it’s important to distinguish the difference<p>Fake news has gotten a lot of attention. Even the term has earned several definitions. The quantity and types of news sources in the digital age have made it more challenging to determine what's real and what's fake. …

Journalism

Virtual reality! Home shopping! Screens! The 1967 movie that got a lot right about how we live now

The future we’re promised in movies is often more exciting than the one that actually arrives. <i>Back to the Future II</i> said we’d have flying cars by now, and we don’t. It’s a full 16 years after <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> was supposed to take place, and still no computer is sentient enough to murder us.<p>But …

Mad Men

University leaders say they need to improve communication on science with public

WASHINGTON -- Views on higher education are becoming increasingly hostile among certain Americans, and scientists say some of the blame rests with …

Higher Education

True Advice from People Who Are Truly Bad at Email

There's a quote attributed to Bill Gates that I recite all the time: "I choose a lazy person to do a hard job; because a lazy person will find an …

Productivity

Extreme internet use linked to mental illness in teens

More than one-third of 15-year-old children in the UK could be classified as ‘extreme internet users’, or those who are online for more than six hours daily outside of school.<p>A report from UK think-tank Education Policy Institute (EPI) states that children in the UK have a higher rate of extreme …

Mental Health

Why McMansion Hell's Use of Zillow Photos Is Fair Use

As Jezebel reports, architectural criticism blog McMansion Hell, which takes pictures from real estate listings and adds witty and educational …

Real Estate

Instagram Unleashes an AI System to Blast Away Nasty Comments

Every word has at least one meaning when it stands alone. But the meaning can change depending on context, or even over time. A sentence full of …

How Wimbledon is using Artificial Intelligence to enrich the fan experience

Automated highlights, augmented reality and an all-knowing chatbot called ‘Ask Fred’ are among the new innovations from the the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) and IBM at this year’s Championships.<p>The AELTC and IBM announced on Tuesday that they are introducing a raft of innovations for the …

Artificial Intelligence

THE AI WILL SEE YOU NOW

They’re heeeere! Autonomous agents have finally hit a tipping point.<p>(<i>Note: I recently started doing a weekly Tech email for Flipboard, which comes</i> …

Inside Walt Mossberg’s gadget museum

Five of the most interesting things in Walt’s personal tech collection<p>Walt Mossberg is retiring this year — he’s already written his last column, hosted his last Code Conference, and taped the final episode of <i>Ctrl-Walt-Delete</i> in front of a live audience in New York. But Walt’s also assembled an …

Motorola

Your Old VHS Tapes Are Degrading Right Now

While the nostalgic look of vintage videotapes is turning up on everything from Instagram filters to entire digital video apps providing clips with …

Archives

Half Of People Who Encounter Artificial Intelligence Don't Even Realize It

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer in the future. It’s not science fiction. It’s here. It’s now. It’s happening all around us, and actually has been for more years than most of us even know.<p>For the past two years, I’ve been writing about IBM’s Watson, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and other …

Artificial Intelligence

Meet Binky, the anti-social media simulator

Something happened to social media recently. I don’t know exactly when things changed, but almost overnight, randomly scrolling through feeds became a lot less enjoyable. Flame-wars, bad news, fake news, worse news and anxiety-fueling comment sections meant that social media is no longer the …

Social Media

Change Your Screen to Grayscale to Combat Phone Addiction

Former Design Ethicist at Google and founder of the non-profit Time Well Spent Tristan Harris has been making the rounds lately, talking about how …

Taking Trump's Tweets Seriously

Meet the creator of the Twitter bot that transforms the president’s tweets into formal White House statements.<p>After Donald Trump’s election, many Americans wondered whether he’d stop tweeting from his personal account as he’d pledged during the campaign. He didn’t. In fact, in the first 100 days of …

This Artist Turned iTunes's Terms and Conditions into a Graphic Novel - VICE Video: Documentaries, Films, News Videos

iTunes

Why One University Requires All Freshmen To Take A Coding Course

We’re all accustomed to the typical assortment of core classes at universities: math, language, English 101. While the “real-world value” of core classes is often debated, one university is introducing a core class requirement that undoubtedly adds value to graduates’ post-college portfolios—a …

Business School

Court Ruling Trashes Tenure, Opens The Door To 'Borking' Of College Professors

In the fall of 2014, Marquette University political science professor John McAdams did something that thousands of academics do every day – he wrote a blog post expressing his opinion about something. That post, however, wound up getting him kicked off campus, suspended from teaching, and …

Same-sex Marriage

Why You're Reading Work Emails Right Now

First, the good news: More Americans are taking advantage of the vacation time granted to them by their employers. The bad news: They’re spending more of that supposedly off-the-clock time working.<p>A new annual report from the U.S. Travel Association found that, after dropping to an all-time low of …

The Workplace

We’re for Sydney | Daily Telegraph

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