Preethi Krishnan

63 Added | 9 Magazines | 2 Likes | @krispree85 | Keep up with Preethi Krishnan on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Preethi Krishnan”

Facebook, Google And Twitter's Other Election Problem Is Their Largest Market: India

The world's largest democracy is in danger of having its biggest elections influenced through the internet — but so far, US tech companies' efforts to fix ongoing problems have been limited.<p>As Facebook, Google, and Twitter continue to do damage control over their platforms’ role in unauthorized …

Internet

These online volunteers fight fake reviews, ghost listings and other scams on Google Maps — and say the problem's getting worse

Tom Waddington was hanging out at a friend's house when he got an unexpected notification from Google Maps.<p>Waddington is part of a group of Google …

SEO

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

As automation disrupts the labor market and good middle-class jobs disappear, schools are struggling to equip students with future-proof skills.<p><i>Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger</i> …

Education

These 7 Common Speaking Habits Undercut Your Credibility

These simple behaviors are easy to fall into when you’re nervous, but they can make listeners think twice about taking you seriously.<p>Every speaker needs to be credible. If your audience spends the duration of your talk mulling over whether or not to take you seriously, you can kiss goodbye to any …

Public Speaking

The Ambition Collision

<b>What is this midlife crisis</b> among the 30-year-olds I know? Millennial women — at least those who reside in professional bubbles — seem to have it …

Middle Age

17 Reasons Why The Gender Pay Gap Exists

Life<p>by Nell Frizzell | 06 04 2018<p>© Shutterstock<p>The Gender Pay Gap, like a fatberg, is made up of many different unsavoury factors.The wet wipes, …

Gender

From pranks to nuclear sabotage, this is the history of malware

Since the dawn of modern computing, software has been as capable as the programmers who created it. Their intentions became its capabilities, and …

Cybersecurity

The secret world of babies

This lab is revealing the hidden workings of babies’ brains… and could prove key in getting earlier support to children who have neurological differences like autism.<p>I am sitting in a lab in London, holding my wriggling baby son in my arms, while two scientists gently try to remove a …

The Brain

The rise of Taiwan: Why the world is discovering this overlooked corner of Asia

A vast cartoon dog in glowing 3D illuminates the night sky – along with a luminous giraffe, giant purple orchids, a psychedelic horse and chariot, trains, planes, abstract art, a radiant walk-in temple... and more dogs, many more dogs. It is Chinese Year of the Dog and Taiwan is celebrating, as it …

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain<p>The 1960 street map of Lagos, Nigeria, shows a small western-style coastal city surrounded by a few semi-rural African villages. Paved roads quickly turn to …

Geography

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

These smart cities in Italy put Silicon Valley to shame

The city of the future could help you find parking, detect potholes and keep you healthier. Sicily's showing the world it can be done on a shoestring budget.<p>A smart city development is a long-term play, not something we do over a month or a year.<p>Vint Cerf<p>We can do the things you need to do while …

Silicon Valley

Is AI the Future of Good Taste?

When Hui Wu was growing up in China in the 1990s, she had two interests: fashion and math. The farming town where she lived was so small and poor the …

Artificial Intelligence

An Artist Sees Data So Powerful It Can Help Us Pick Better Friends

There has been a lot of scary news about big data — about corporations or government invading your privacy. But imagine if we could use our data to make our lives better.<p>That is at the center of artist Laurie Frick's work — she wants to help create a future in which self-delusion is impossible. In …

Personal Data

I tried to give up plastic for a month - and realised it's impossible

I'm suspicious of people who claim to live plastic-free. Do they use bank cards, public transport, computers or contraception?<p>There is an estimated …

China’s AI Awakening中国 人工智能 的崛起 - MIT Technology Review

On a tropical island that marks the southern tip of China, a computer program called Lengpudashi is playing one-on-one poker against a dozen people …

Artificial Intelligence

From imitation to innovation: How China became a tech superpower

In late October 2017, when I went to visit Kai-Fu Lee, China’s premiere artificial intelligence (AI)-focused venture capitalist, I entered his office …

China Is Quietly Reshaping the World

The staggering scope of the country’s infrastructure initiative—and what it means for the international order<p>The Pakistani town of Gwadar was until recently filled with the dust-colored cinderblock houses of about 50,000 fishermen. Ringed by cliffs, desert, and the Arabian Sea, it was at the …

China

These 5 Facts Explain Why China Is Pulling Ahead of the West

Five years ago, the consensus was that China, with its ballooning middle class, would need to undertake painful, liberalizing political reforms lest …

China

Making China Great Again

As Donald Trump surrenders America’s global commitments, Xi Jinping is learning to pick up the pieces.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>When the Chinese action movie “Wolf Warrior II” arrived in theatres, in July, it looked like a …

China

Nasa recreated Mars on top of a volcano and isolated 6 people there for 8 months. I was one of them

In September 2017, after living in total isolation high up on the barren slopes of the world's largest volcano in Hawaii, six researchers emerged …

Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime. By Susana Ferreira<p>When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use – bankers, …

Drug Addiction

Humanity’s fight against climate change is failing. One technology can change that.

Iceland is cold. But it sits atop one of the world’s hottest underground regions, giving the country the ability to tap into a massive store of geothermal energy held by live volcanoes beneath Icelanders’ feet. Drill down only a few hundred meters, and trapped water will come gushing out as …

Fossil Fuels

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

Inside the inventor's world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars – and hopefully find love …

Elon Musk

The surprising, hugely positive effects of universal basic income

Skooter Mccoy was 20 years old when his wife, Michelle, gave birth to their first child, a son named Spencer. It was 1996, and McCoy was living in …

Blockchain explained: It builds trust when you need it most

Here's everything you need to know about the technology powering the bitcoin cryptocurrency today and, soon, a myriad of services that will change your life.<p><i>This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives.</i><p>These days, we're …

Blockchain

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them. They were digitally looting an account of the Bangladesh Central Bank, when bankers grew suspicious about a withdrawal request that had misspelled “foundation” as …

North Korea

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.<p>Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p>Dear Jeff,I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I …

Top 10

I lived without plastic for a week – and this is what I want you to know

From washing-up liquid to shampoo and toilet paper, here are some useful tips, products and advice for any country-dweller looking to decrease their …