Tag: Technology

WhatsApp Forces Users to Share Data with Facebook

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Archaeologists Are Using Incredible Photographs From This Cold War-Era Spy Satellite to Unlock Secrets of World History

Satellite imagery from the Corona project, a Cold War spy program that acquired military intelligence about the Soviet Union for the US, is proving useful in ways its creators could have never imagined—including for archaeologists. “Corona is like a time…

Ethical minefields: the dirty business of doing deals with Myanmar’s military

Myanmar’s transition from five decades of military rule is a work in progress. Despite the junta’s formal dissolution in 2010, the release of political prisoners including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and democratic reforms allowing National League Democracy to…

Selena Gomez Slams Facebook For Allowing Spread Of Lies About COVID-19, Vaccines

Selena Gomez criticised on Facebook on Tuesday for allowing “lies about COVID and vaccines to be spread on their platforms.” The singer had been responding to a tweet from the Center for Countering Digital Hate, a London-based nonprofit with the…

The 10 Most Astonishing Archaeological Discoveries of 2020, From an Ancient Cat Carving to the Amazon Rock Paintings

Despite its many difficulties, 2020 gave us some incredible discoveries. Shortly after scientists confirmed that the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, owned Dead Sea Scroll forgeries, putting the authenticity of some 70 other known fragments in question, the…

Biden adviser says he will invoke Defense Production Act to increase vaccine supply

A member of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory team told CNBC on Monday that Biden plans to invoke the Defense Production Act to boost production of coronavirus vaccines. Why it matters: The law allows the president to direct the private…

2021 could be the year automation and AI truly accelerate the economy

The coronavirus pandemic hit the global economy hard in 2020, but the economy may be close to consolidating years of technological advances — and ready to take off in a burst of productivity growth. Why it matters: Productivity is the…

Magnetic induction cooking can cut your kitchen’s carbon footprint

To curb climate change, many experts have called for a massive shift from fossil fuels to electricity. The goal is to electrify processes like heating homes and powering cars, and then generate the increased electrical power needs using low- or…

The Great Google Crash: The World’s Dependency Revealed

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Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Holiday Art Calendar, From a Christmas LED Flower Display to an Origami Extravaganza

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting digital events, as well as in-person exhibitions in the New York area. See our picks…

Ranking the 5 big suits against Google and Facebook

Facebook stands to lose the most, but Google is more likely to lose: That’s the consensus of experts Axios asked to rank the threats the two tech giants face as five separate major antitrust lawsuits bear down on them. Why…

No spare change: how charities, buskers and beggars aren’t feeling so festive in our cashless society

Collectors for the Paralympic Games carried donation buckets ahead of the recent Santa parade in Auckland, asking for gold coin donations. Onlookers shrugged them off: “Sorry, no cash on me!” To the rescue, a charity volunteer waved a contactless “tap-and-go”…

A tropical fish evolved to endure rising temperatures – but it may not be fast enough to survive climate change

The climate is changing, and heatwaves are becoming more common and intense as a result. For the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest structure of living tissue, the consequences are clear. The reef suffered its third mass coral bleaching event…