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The Vox Book Club is linked to Bookshop.org to support local and independent booksellers. Here is how the Vox Book Club works: Each month we choose a book. Throughout the…

“Don’t be mean” is not a normal business value. But Google is not a normal business.

Silicon Valley is full of lofty ideals. But few are as noble as Google’s most famous motto: “Don’t be mean”. If you know anything about the culture of Google, you’ve…

Climate activist Disha Ravi arrested in India for supporting farmer protests

The arrest of Indian climate activist Disha Ravi, 22, is the latest in a series of heavy tactics Government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi uses to remove support thousands…

What my young Dialups taught me about sex and the Internet

On the other hand, my college sex education class offered a complete lack of information. I’ve heard of the literal ins and outs of sex – here is the urethra,…

2034, Part IV: The Spratly Islands Ambush

“In a thousand years, America will no longer be remembered as a country, but simply as a fleeting moment.” Source link

Lego’s Vidiyo app gives you AR Llamas dancing on Katy Perry

AR videos that appear on screen can be shared outside of the app. Photograph: Lego / UMG However, when it comes to enjoyable parent-child activities, making music videos is higher…

If work is moving away, why are big technologies still developing?

Facebook, meanwhile, has more aggressively planned to let its workers work from anywhere. In May, after long emphasizing the importance of engineering hubs, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched a new…

How to avoid phishing emails and scams

You do not know to click on links in fragmentary emails. Everyone is doing it now. And yet people fall in love Phishing attacks all the time. And that’s the…

Television characters have no text history. This is not OK

The immediate question that arises whenever this problem arises is, how could writers be so lazy? They sweat so hard creating a richly imagined world, to tear us away by…

Review: “How to Avoid Climate Catastrophe” by Bill Gates, “The Ministry of the Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson and “Under White Skies” by Elizabeth Kolbert

These various efforts are the guiding principle of Gates’ latest book, written from a techno-optimist’s point of view. “Everything I have learned about climate and technology makes me optimistic ……