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Why social media can’t keep moderating content in the shadows

Back in 2016, I could count on one hand the kinds of interventions that technology companies were willing to use to rid their platforms of misinformation, hate speech, and harassment. Over the years, crude mechanisms like blocking content and banning accounts have morphed into a more complex set of tools, including quarantining topics, removing posts…

Alcohol as a social technology to check the trustworthiness of others (2014)

comments original articleOhhh, never thought of this hypothesis: that the act of getting drunk together might be a social technology that helps us verify the trustworthiness of others by inhibiting their higher cognitive functions and thus making it harder to consciously fake things. That would make sense. > To enhance our natural thin-slicing abilities, humans…
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Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G in for review

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G has arrived at our office and we are gearing up to put it through our review gauntlet to find out if it's worth your money. The Mi 10T Lite 5G comes in Pearl Gray, Atlantic Blue and Rose Gold Beach colors, and we've received the gray variant, with the…
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Week 47 in review: Galaxy S21 rumors, Huawei selling Honor, no Galaxy Note in 2021

Welcome to another week's recap. Realme announced its 7 5G this week, aiming to deliver the best value for money on a 5G phone outside China. Xiaomi's Mi 11 Pro specs' leaked - the phone said to have a QHD+ 120Hz display, Snapdragon 875, 120W charging, as well as a new 50MP main camera and…

Amazfit Bip U Review

Huami launched three smartwatches under Amazfit's Bip series this year - Bip S, Bip S Lite, and Bip U. The Bip U is certainly the odd one out, coming with a different design and dropping the transflective display that was the series' signature feature. To make up for that it comes with a few more…

Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 hands-on review: Affordable, fashionable, and comprehensive health watches

Amazfit has been on a tear this year, releasing new smartwatches at a blistering pace. The latest two options are priced at just $179 and offer customers two different form factors with long battery life, extensive health tracking capability, integrated GPS, onboard music support, and call reception from the watch. The Amazfit GTR 2 Sport…

Hyundai Gets The Green Light To Launch Fully Driverless Cars In Las Vegas

The state of Nevada has given Motional, the self-driving car company backed by Hyundai and Aptiv, the green light to debut autonomous cars in Las Vegas without a human driver behind the wheel. Driverless vehicles are still a huge risk. Autonomous technology is still very new, and most cars that claim to be self-driving still…