An interesting game that shows you how social networks are manipulated but more importantly, it's a lesson in being able to spot when you might be being manipulated.
Study of thousands of players shows a simple online game works like a “vaccine”, increasing skepticism of fake news by giving people a “weak dose” of the methods behind disinformation.
Posted 27th Jun 2019 @ 13:50
Apple Pay launches in 13 additional European Countries
It feels like Apple Pay has been here in the UK for a long time now, pretty close to it's original launch that it surprises me when it's still being launched in other European Countries. Hard to believe that it's only rolled out across Germany, Iceland and The Netherlands in the past 6-7 months.
Posted 26th Jun 2019 @ 18:33
The human cost of the immigration crisis
This is so sad. And not the first and unlikely to be the last time we see photos like this.
What happened: Ramírez, frustrated because the family from El Salvador was unable to present themselves to U.S. authorities and request asylum, swam across the river on Sunday with his daughter, Valeria.
- He set her on the U.S. bank of the river in Brownsville, Texas, and started back for his wife in Matamoros, Mexico.
- But seeing him move away, the girl threw herself into the waters. Martínez returned and was able to grab Valeria, but the current swept them both away.
Posted 26th Jun 2019 @ 14:20
Polestar 1: First Drive
It feels like ages since I covered the Polestar 1. I'm really excited by the brand and I think the Polestar 2 looks better than the Tesla Model 3.
Posted 26th Jun 2019 @ 13:28
Inside the traumatic life of a Facebook moderator
It's sad enough that the content is available, but people have to sit there moderating it but in some cases that's in vein.
Posted 25th Jun 2019 @ 10:46
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
A very nice update to the wonderful Raspberry Pi. I've been using their $5 version, the Pi Zero for a few years now and love how it's enabled simple automation at home. At one point it was even running as a web server and powering a rudimentary smart display but that requires a lot of time to get back to a point where it's usable. Back to the 4:
You now get 1x USB C, 2 xUSB 3, Gigabit ethernet and choice of RAM, either 1, 2 or 4GB. Oh and alongside a more powerful processor, you get two micro HDMI ports that both support 4K.
Posted 24th Jun 2019 @ 11:24
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