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    21 social good innovations that had a massive impact in 2016

    Image: Saltwater Brewery; Nifty Cup; WYSS INSTITUTE AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY VIA MIT; LEKA; Bakeys; SafariSeat 2016 may have been a terrible year in many ways, but there was still some undeniable good to come out of the past 12 months. For proof, look no further than the year’s most impactful innovations, offering solutions to some of […] More

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    Kim Kardashian West reveals her most-used Kimoji

    Image: FilmMagic Kim Kardashian West is a business, first and foremost. From her humble Keeping Up With The Kardashians roots – now in its tenth season on E! – she’s has built a career featuring all the trappings of a lifestyle mogul success story.  There are Kim K. fragrances, Kim K. contour kits, Kim K. Kimojis. […] More

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    Can Jack save Twitter’s blue checkmark?

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has to re-imagine verification.Image: AFP/Getty Images “The system is broken.”  That’s how Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey described the current verification system in the wake of the social media service adding the coveted blue checkmark to Jason Kessler. Twitter’s tone-deaf decision to acknowledge Kessler’s account as one that is “of public interest” […] More

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    After getting shade from a robot, Elon Musk fires back

    A new artificial intelligence created by Nvidia recently spat out a wild diversity of fake faces after researchers fed it thousands of real celebrity photos. The graphics chip company is currently experimenting with a new method of training AI to generate novel faces using real photos. Nvidia researchers published their somewhat creepy results online and […] More

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    A Visual Guide to Vantablack, the Darkest Substance Ever Made

    © Surrey NanoSystems Vantablack® is a super-black coating that holds the world record as the darkest man-made substance. It is the darkest material ever measured by the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, reflecting only 0.036% of the light that strikes it (measured at 700nm). It is currently available in two versions, either directly applied to surfaces […] More

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    Uber Loses at Least $1.2 Billion in First Half of 2016

    The ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is not a public company, but every three months, dozens of shareholders get on a conference call to hear the latest details on its business performance from its head of finance, Gautam Gupta. On Friday, Gupta told investors that Uber’s losses mounted in the second quarter. Even in the […] More

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    This is What a Chinese Click Farm Looks Like

    Video of a Chinese click farm has recently surfaced and spread online. According to the person filming, there were 10,000 more phones not shown here all capable of a variety of unscrupulous tactics such as: liking and commenting on social media, making fake ratings for mobile apps on the App Store and Google Play, and […] More

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    It’s time for Facebook to kill the News Feed

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in San Francisco.Image: AP Photo/Eric Risberg Every employee at Facebook should be ashamed of what their product became this year: a tangled mess of bizarre falsehoods and outdated information used as ammo to help people scream at […] More

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