Tech

15 Nov 2019

How the Spotify Algorithm is Ruining My Work Life

Algorithms increasingly seem to be running our lives. They’re used in courts, hospitals, and banks. The use of the algorithms bring up a lot of concerns about bias, privacy, and the kind of content they share. I have a much more basic problem with them: they’re stupid.

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11 Nov 2019

Why DNA Tests Might be a Terrible Idea

DNA tests—like those offered by companies 23andMe, Ancestry.com, and FamilyTreeDNA—come with a simple promise. In exchange for cash and some spit in a tube, you can learn your deepest, most ancestral secrets.

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01 Nov 2019

Millennials Experience “Load Rage” Over Slow Download Speeds

“Roughly 5,342 years remaining. Please do not turn off your computer.” Gen Xers who came of age during the AOL era look back on warnings like this with nostalgia. Load rage wasn’t a thing then. For millennials, however, nothing causes more indignation than a download lasting more than five seconds.

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01 Nov 2019

10 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Forgetful People

Everyone knows that feeling you get when you have to stop everything you’re doing and try to remember what you just forgot. Maybe you know you reminded yourself to do something earlier that morning — but you just can’t remember what. Or, perhaps a passing thought you had only a

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23 Oct 2019

Video Games for Your Vagina

So, I’m sitting on a hospital room floor last night visiting my uncle when my cousin suddenly says she’d seen an advertisement for a kegel exercise video game, one where you shoot asteroids by squeezing your vagina muscles. My mom and uncle thought the the concept was pretty great. I

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26 Sep 2019

E-cigarette Executive Claims Only Side-Effect of ‘Vaping’ is looking like a ‘Douche bag’

“we did extensive testing, and the only measurable side effect of vaping, was a significant increase of douche levels in individuals.”

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11 Sep 2019

The War Has Evolved and We Are Losing

It was 18 years ago today when two planes crashed through the World Trade Center towers and killed nearly 3,000 people. The traumatic scene was aired on every news outlet across the nation. It would replay in real time every Sept. 11 morning after. It was a day that would

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06 Sep 2019

That Racist You’re Arguing With Might Just be a Bot

In early July, Disney announced that it had cast Halle Bailey to play Ariel in its live-action version of The Little Mermaid. Bailey is one of the stars of Grown-ish and one half of the singing group Chole x Hailey. She’s also going to be the first black woman to play a live-action Disney princess. The backlash against this casting was swift…supposedly.

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