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The terrible 'what if': how OCD makes every day a matter of life or death

OCD is often called the 'doubting disease' because deep down, the sufferer knows the thoughts are irrational.<p>The first time I thought someone contaminated my food was at the Paramus Park mall food court when I was 12. As the employee handed me an extra gooey Cinnabon nestled in crinkly tissue, I …

Mental Health

How Alex Jones lost his info war

Misinformation is fine — but hate speech isn’t<p>On Monday, the bottom dropped out for Alex Jones. After a series of tepid disciplinary actions, which the Infowars host evaded with ease, three of the biggest tech platforms acted in near-unison beginning late Sunday night. And the result is that one of …

Internet

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever - SFGate

Imperial College London<p><b>Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight have created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech.</b>• <b><br>The table is designed to be a visual conversation starter about where the world is going.</b>• <b><br>It features 100 innovations, ranging from the benign and everyday, to the mind-blowing and</b> …

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

Climate Change

Rich men will go to crazy lengths to cheat on board their yachts

While celebs like Beyoncé and Jay-Z — not to mention Karlie Kloss, Paul McCartney and Barry Diller, all recent guests on David Geffen’s floating …

Boats

What we found in an undisturbed rainforest hidden on top of an African mountain

Atop Mount Lico in northern Mozambique is a site that few have had the pleasure of seeing—a hidden rainforest, protected by a steep circle of rock. Though the mountain was known to locals, the forest itself remained a secret until six years ago, when Julian Bayliss spotted it on satellite imagery. …

Ecology

Plastic Surgeons Are Really Worried About 'Snapchat Dysmorphia'

"Plastic surgeons will be dealing with this for years to come."<p>Ten years ago, a teenager might have come into a plastic surgery clinic clutching a …

I Switched On All My Phone’s Settings For A 10-Year-Old And It Was Fantastic

I reached out to Fox News and the Wall Street Journal to find out why their apps were different. It turns out they weren't. They just had slipped …

Apps

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

<i>A version of this piece ran in February 2018.</i><p>Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.<p>One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.<p>But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So …

Parenting

Oil industry is 'peddling misinformation' about electric vehicles

When technological innovation threatens to upend the status quo, the status quo fights back. Every time. I try to keep that in mind when observing …

We Have Reached Peak Screen. Now Revolution Is in the Air.

Smartphones were once the best thing to happen to the tech industry — and for a while, it seemed, to all of us, too. In the 11 years since the iPhone made its debut, smartphones have subsumed just about every other gadget and altered every business, from news to retail to taxis to television, …

Headphones

This is how the robot uprising finally begins - MIT Technology Review

The robot arm is performing a peculiar kind of Sisyphean task. It hovers over a glistening pile of cooked chicken parts, dips down, and retrieves a …

Artificial Intelligence

Lionel Messi fan, who went missing post Argentina’s humiliating 3-0 loss to Croatia, found dead in Kerala

A hardcore Lionel Messi fan, who went missing on June 21, hours after Argentina's 3-0 loss to Croatia, was found dead near Illikkal Bridge in …

Machine learning predicts World Cup winner - MIT Technology Review

The 2018 soccer World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and is likely to be one of the most widely viewed sporting events in history, more popular …

Machine Learning

Deepfakes are about to make revenge porn so much worse

<i>This piece is part of an ongoing series exploring what it means to be</i> <i>a woman on the internet.</i> <i></i><p>When the world realized late last year that you could …

Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour

Tackle personal tasks before sunrise; find focus before distractions begin<p>By<p>Hilary Potkewitz<p>Most people who wake up at 4 a.m. do it because they have to—farmers, flight attendants, currency traders and postal workers. Others rise before dawn because they want to.<p>Russ Perry, the 33-year-old …

Time Management

Instagram’s Wannabe-Stars Are Driving Luxury Hotels Crazy

Hotels are being forced to figure out how to work with a new class of brand-peddling marketers.<p>Three years ago, Lisa Linh quit her full-time job to travel the world and document it on Instagram, where she has nearly 100,000 followers; since then, she has stayed in breathtaking hotels everywhere …

Social Media

How much did a personal computer cost the year you were born?

Once wildly expensive and inaccessible but to the very rich, computers today are one of the most ubiquitous technologies worldwide. Though many personal computers in the early 1970s were much cheaper, the most basic model of an HP 3000 sold for $95,000 in 1972, the equivalent of slightly over half …

Our brains can't quit our gadgets—that didn't happen by accident

These are some of the design tricks that keep us hooked.<p>Google and Apple are two of the biggest technology companies in the world. They’ve made their fortunes—and gained global dominance in the process—by encouraging us to spend as much time as possible on our smartphones, laptops, and other …

What would it mean for AI to have a soul?

To ask whether it’s even possible, we first must understand and define what a soul actually is, argues Brandon Ambrosino.<p><i>Siri, do you believe in God?</i><p><i>“Humans have religion. I just have silicon.”</i><p><i>Siri, do you believe in God?</i><p><i>“I eschew theological disquisition.”</i><p><i>Siri</i>, I insist, <i>do you believe in God</i>?<p><i>“I</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.<p>Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health …

Mental Health

Clive Tyldesley accidentally hijacks the nation’s iPhones with iconic Siri joke at World Cup

You may have thought Denis Cheryshev’s 91st minute wondergoal was the moment of the match last night. We can confirm you thought wrong.<p>Russia’s …

Trump’s Fake Movie Trailer Starring Kim Jong Un: What the Hell Did I Just Watch?

‘In a meeting to remake history—to shine in the sun. One moment, one choice, what if?’ What the s**t?<p>On Tuesday, President Trump gave Kim Jong Un a …

Why Apple Watch Series 4 will probably get better GPS

Apple took the wraps off watchOS 5 last week at WWDC, revealing loads of new features that we can look forward to this fall. Among them were some big improvements for runners: <i>Cadence</i>, <i>Rolling Mile Pace</i> and <i>Custom Pace Alerts</i>.<p>What I find most exciting about these new features is that I think they hint …

Gmail for Android: How to do everything

With over a billion monthly active users, Gmail is one of the most popular email clients around. The service has come a long way from its inception …

3 Google Assistant Routines you should set up right now

In just a few short years, Google Assistant has gone from a cool glimpse of the future to come to a legitimate digital helper that you can use every …

A leaked internal Google video shows a creepy vision of how data could be used to direct human decision-making

A futurist imagines the Earth populated exclusively by the 1 percent

The book hits stores on August 14th, 2018<p>Science fiction is often pretty bad at predicting the future: rather, it’s a better barometer of the present. But every now and again, an author establishes a reputation for insight into what the future might hold. One such author is Canadian writer and …

Watch Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot go for a run like it's no big deal

Two years ago, Boston Dynamics introduced its humanoid robot, Atlas, to the world with a video showing the bipedal creation taking a slow stroll in the snow, and lifting boxes weighing roughly five kilos each. Now, it’s learned to run autonomously.<p>That’s considerably impressive, especially when you …