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A Pro-Trump Troll Hacked Instagram’s Favorite Virtual Influencer

If you need any further proof that we’re living in <i>The Matrix</i>, here it is.<p>On Tuesday, the Instagram account of Miquela Sousa — also known as …

High Fashion

How do Apple’s Screen Time and Google Digital Wellbeing stack up?

Two similar but subtly different perspectives on managing our time on our phones<p>Developer conference season is coming to an end with Apple’s WWDC this week, and the main takeaway is that between Google’s “Digital Wellbeing” and Apple’s “Screen Time,” the two biggest smartphone developers are taking …

Self-improvement

This Is What It’s Like To Not Own A Smartphone In 2018

As more people start to question their dependence on devices, I’m digging my heels in on my flip-phone life.<p>It’s 2018, and I’ve never owned a smartphone.<p>Four years ago, I wrote about having no regrets for being a “dumb phone” user. At the time I was an anomaly: 58% of Americans, according to Pew …

Drum Beat

Be a Deletist

a person who <b>deletes their data in the quest for anonymity, privacy and safety online</b>: paving the way for ethical decentralised systems.<p>a person who</b> …

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

James Comey

The decline of Snapchat and the secret joy of internet ghost towns

As fewer and fewer of my friends use the platform, Snapchat has become a haven from the grinding utility of the internet<p>It’s difficult to believe now, but there was a time when the internet was nowhere instead of everywhere. Before the social internet had mapped so completely onto our social lives …

Social Media

'I felt exposed online': how to disappear from the internet

Worried about what’s out there about you? You’re not alone. But is it even possible to become a digital ghost?<p>Early one morning last year, before the birds were up, Tio Bucard, his wife and children skittered down the path from their home in a tiny French village towards a black SUV, its engine …

Privacy

Where Not to Use Your Phone - The Atlantic

The kitchen, the bedroom, and other places should be off-limits to devices, says psychologist Sherry Turkle.<p>As MIT professor and psychologist Sherry Turkle sees it, students are obsessed with perfection and invulnerability. That’s why they will email her their questions instead of coming to office …

Dining Rooms

How Facebook Became the Tech Company People Love to Hate

The platform has allowed our physical and digital selves to uncomfortably merge.<p>His congressional testimony behind him, his company’s shares rebounding, a confident Mark Zuckerberg took the stage in San Jose on Tuesday at F8, Facebook’s annual conference. The Facebook CEO was as comfortable as I’ve …

Virtual Reality

Why 'Stories' Took Over Your Smartphone

The format, made popular by Snapchat and Instagram, is the native genre of glass rectangles.<p>Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, made a remarkable announcement during a keynote at the company’s big conference this week: “The increase in the Stories format,” he explained, “is on a path to …

Social Media

Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?

SAN FRANCISCO — I’ve gone gray, and it’s great.<p>In an effort to break my smartphone addiction, I’ve joined a small group of people turning their phone screens to grayscale — cutting out the colors and going with a range of shades from white to black. First popularized by the tech ethicist Tristan …

Living Rooms

Applying The Addictive Psychology Of Slot Machines To App Design

The secret to slot machines’ addictiveness can be reduced to a few basic psychological principles.<p>Slot machines were once an afterthought on casino floors, where table games were the real action, but as Andrew Thompson details in a piece on the <i>Verge</i>, slots have come to represent the majority of …

Using The Old Mac OS Is Pure Zen

The early Mac OS makes our current phones and laptops look like the slot machines they are.<p>At a time when apps have been likened to drugs, and fake news abounds, it’s easy to pine for a simpler time–like the early days of Apple, when a mouse and graphical user interface changed the world with the …

YouTube’s Plan to Clean Up the Mess That Made It Rich

Susan Wojcicki, the chief executive officer of YouTube, was in a meeting on the second floor of her company’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., when …

Teens Also Sometimes Quit Social Media

Adults talk a big game about #deletefacebook or taking a break from Twitter, but true digital natives actually know how to take a break for their own mental health.<p>When Becca Ann graduated high school, her friends moved away to college while she stayed in her hometown to attend a local community …

Social Media

Beyond #DeleteFacebook: More Thoughts on Embracing the Social Internet Over Social Media

<b>A Social Transition</b>Last week, I wrote a blog post emphasizing the distinction between the <i>social internet</i> and <i>social media</i>. The former describes the …

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Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of boundaries beginning to harm our mental health?<p>When did you last touch someone outside your family or intimate relationship? I don’t mean a …

Mental Health

7 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design

Improving your designs with tactics instead of talent.<p>Every web developer inevitably runs into situations where they need to make visual design …

UI Design

How Everlane Is Building The Next-Gen Clothing Brand

Behind all those no-nonsense, high-quality basics is a savvy selling machine.<p>Five years after Everlane founder and CEO Michael Preysman declared that he would rather shut down his company than open a store, some 75 people are lining up outside of a minimalist glass storefront in Manhattan’s …

The 9 Rules of Design Research

Lately, I’ve noticed a lot more ambient enthusiasm for research among both early stage start-ups and established organizations. Businesses have …

How technology is designed to bring out the worst in us

“Technology feels disempowering because we haven’t built it around an honest view of human nature,” says tech critic Tristan Harris.<p>In 2011, Tristan Harris’s company, Apture, was acquired by Google. Inside Google, he became unnerved by how the company worked. There was all this energy going into …

Looking Like Money: How Wellness Became the New Luxury Status Symbol

Wellness, as any SoulCycle devotee will tell you, doesn’t come cheap these days. There are the weekly classes at $30 a pop, the $180-a-month gym membership, the daily $10 cold-pressed green juice, the pricey all-natural and organic skincare products, and the piles of fresh produce and hard-to-find …

Luxury Lifestyle

Wellness Has A Diversity Issue–These Women Are Changing That

Women of color have long been underrepresented in yoga and meditation. Now leaders are bringing it to new audiences and giving it a fresh spin.<p>On a busy, graffiti-ridden boulevard–not far from the streets that witnessed the Rodney King riots–stands the only yoga studio in South Los Angeles. Since …

Teaching A.I. Systems to Behave Themselves

SAN FRANCISCO — At OpenAI, the artificial intelligence lab founded by Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, machines are teaching themselves to behave like humans. But sometimes, this goes wrong.<p>Sitting inside OpenAI’s San Francisco offices on a recent afternoon, the researcher Dario Amodei showed …

Artificial Intelligence

painting with Excel

<b>堀内辰男のエクセルで描くパソコン画 <br>PASOKONGA-paintings by Tatsuo Horiuchi</b> <br>T.Horiuchi is painting pictures on PC with EXCEL.<p>Now we open the new Gallery for …

Painting

50 Must See TED Talks about Creativity and Design

If you’re looking for inspiration about design or seeking a creative muse, TED talks can be a worthwhile watch to stir your curiosity. From the …

Creative Help

Creative Help is an experimental application intended to help people write stories by automatically suggesting new sentences in the story. At any …

Data Management

Candy Heart messages written by a neural network

Around Valentine’s Day in the US and UK, these things called candy hearts (or conversation hearts or sweethearts) appear: small and sugary, bearing a …

Machine Learning