Crowdsourcing

Will Facebook's crowdsourced news rating move backfire?

Facebook says it is now going to crowd-source the trustworthiness of the news it displays in users’ feeds. As with any effort that attempts to rely …

United Arab Emirates

Lessons on Business Success From Companies That Have Adopted Space-Age Technology

NASA technology has many applications for those doing business on Earth rather than just those looking to colonize other planets.<p>Consumer Goods Entrepreneur, Freelance Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There has never been a better time than now for a business to …

Innovation

Citizen scientists discover new exoplanet system named K2-138

Four new planets orbiting a distant star have been discovered by citizen scientists around the world, a report has revealed.<p>Researchers discovered …

Exoplanets

The 27 Best-Selling Products on Amazon in 2018

Reviewers on Amazon don’t hold back about what they really think — and that’s perfect for you because surfing the site is like crowdsourcing what you …

Shopping

Tile downsizes after less-than-stellar holiday sales

Portable tracking device maker Tile has laid off 30 employees and halted the hiring of 10 more. The cuts come as a bit of a surprise after moving …

Mobile

RoboCop Enters A Future Of Crowdsourced Justice For New Comic Series Citizens Arrest

After a few years away, Boom Studios is bringing the world's most beloved cyborg cop back into action with a brand new miniseries. But this time, …

Biting

One year later, many lessons learned from the worldwide women’s marches

The Earth makes a full journey around the sun, and it feels like nothing has changed because we're standing in the same place – working behind the same cash register, taking the same route to drop the kids off at school – but really, so much has changed.<p>A year ago, millions of women around the …

Tarana Burke

The Other News Round-Up: I Think, Therefore I Scam

Januworry, you have to admit, has treated some of us a little worse than others. I’m not making any value judgements about who deserves what. But as …

Marco Pierre White

Mums Are Freaking Out Over This Super-Cheap Coffee Pod Hack

Do it yourself for about $5.

Hacking

A Map Of North America Showing You The Price Of Weed In Every Major City

<b>Travelling across North America</b> is always an interesting experience, if only from a consumer perspective.<p><b>Pop into a</b> dépanneur in the southern United …

Cannabis

Software 'no more accurate than untrained humans' at judging reoffending risk

Program used to assess more than a million US defendants may not be accurate enough for potentially life-changing decisions, say experts<p>The credibility of a computer program used for bail and sentencing decisions has been called into question after it was found to be no more accurate at predicting …

Law (UK)

Court software may be no more accurate than web survey takers in predicting criminal risk

A widely-used computer software tool may be no more accurate or fair at predicting repeat criminal behavior than people with no criminal justice …

Machine Learning

Adrian Miller Celebrates NAACP Image Award Book Nomination

The literature awards were presented on Sunday night in a non-televised ceremony; that was followed by a second, televised event for the high-profile …

Denver

Facebook Censors Crowd-Sourcing for Film on Roe v. Wade

This week we marked Martin Luther King Day by pointing out a key fact: His non-violent tactics could not have succeeded had national media censored …

Conservative View

Paleography à la Française

Signatures from the first deposition in the Anne Lamarque case. Fonds Judiciaire BANQ Vieux-Montréal, June 1682. Photo taken by author.<p><b>Note From</b> …

Language

12 Tools To Improve Mobile Marketing, Social Media and Marketing Strategy

The following is made up of 3 “Monday Tips” articles, each of which talks about 4 helpful tools and resources around a specific area of your …

Social Media Marketing

Birds of the same feather: The unmissable link between ad fraud and fake news

Singapore has formed a select committee to tackle fake news, or what it calls ‘deliberate online falsehoods’, and to make recommendation on …

Censorship

Use your head and wear a helmet next time you go ice skating

The long holiday break quite literally came to a crashing halt as my head hit the ice on Cheney Lake with a sickening thud.<p>It happened so fast. Five …

Letter from Africa: Inside the gated communities of WhatsApp

<b>In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu peeps into WhatsApp groups to find out who the group administrators really are.</b><p>I've just been promoted to become the administrator of a WhatsApp group aimed at mobilising support for development projects for my home village in …

WhatsApp

Wal-Mart opens new front in growing battle over e-commerce

Wal-Mart Canada Corp. has launched two hubs for distribution of fresh food and other e-commerce orders, an initiative that could be the discount giant's answer to Amazon.com Inc.'s push into selling groceries online.<p>Wal-Mart's new storefronts, which accommodate pickup and home deliveries of online …

eCommerce

Multi-planet System Found Through Crowdsourcing

A system of at least five exoplanets has been discovered by citizen scientists through a project called Exoplanet Explorers.

Space Exploration

Making digital history: The impact of digitality on public participation and scholarly practices in historical research

Ridge, Mia (2016).<p><i>Making digital history: The impact of digitality on public participation and scholarly practices in historical research.</i>PhD thesis …

UK Universities

HR Trends 2020

As we head into a world dominated by technology & social change, there is much that HR needs to be mindful of & here are the major trends:AI: HR will …

Human Resources

Crowdsourcing "can accurately predict court decisions 80% of time" says study

Crowdsourcing “can accurately predict court decisions 80% of time” says study<p>8 January 2018<p>Judicial decisions: crowdsourcing accurate study …

Law (UK)

Stolen idols in the U.S. must be brought back: art enthusiasts

Art enthusiasts analysing the Subhash Kapoor case say that over 30 stunning bronze and stone sculptures are in the U.S. since 2012. Temple …

India

A Michigan study surreptitiously snaps carnivores using candid cameras: BTN LiveBIG

A raccoon slowly and deliberately pads by on the way back to its den. A tom turkey’s wattle jiggles as he pecks at the ground for grubs and other …

Big Ten

China’s social media giants want their users to help out with the crushing burden of censorship

China’s social media giants are ramping up efforts to get their users to turn in people circulating taboo content, as the Communist Party further tightens its grip on the country’s internet.<p>On Monday (Jan. 1), China’s tech giant Tencent said it was hiring (link in Chinese) 200 content reviewers to …

Censorship

National Library of Wales Joins Prestigious International Framework

The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth has joined a select group of world-leading institutions by becoming a founding member of the prestigious …

News (Wales)

These Facebook Groups Will Help You Master the Instant Pot

The Instant Pot was <i>the</i> kitchen toy to give and get this holiday season, but their black-box vibe can be a little intimidating at first. If you’re …

Food

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World<p>Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden Goggles awards on …

Aliens