Are People Who Don’t Use Facebook More Productive?

Quitting Facebook (or at least, wanting to quit Facebook) is all the rage these days. We asked a panel of experts in networking, productivity, and workplace communication what you could give up, or gain, when you do. Dr. Ben Waber, CEO and co-founder of Humanyze, a people analytics company that measures communication patterns “In general, there’s no hard data showing that people who are on Facebook...

Forget About Fake News, Fake Food Is A Real Thing

Chinese food is famous the world over. Many of us treat ourselves to fine Chinese cuisine every now and then, and have done so for many years. Yet the food industry in China is probably the worst culprit in the world for producing fake, toxic foods. This first reached public attention in 2008, when many infants died of liver...

Department of Homeland Security Plans to Outfit Its Dogs With Wearable Tech

The Homeland Security Department is investing in a data analytics tool that would help ensure the thousands of dogs that work for the agency stay healthy. The agency’s Science and Technology Directorate on Tuesday announced a roughly $200,000 contract with HaloLights to prototype a sensor-equipped harness that monitors dogs’ heart rate, body temperature and other vitals. In addition to health...

Your Phone Might Be 3x Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat

Researchers found more than a third of people have never washed their phone with wipes, cleaning fluid or a similar product. The average smartphone screen has been found to be more than three times dirtier than a toilet seat. More than a third of people (35%) have never cleaned their phone with wipes, a cleaning fluid or a similar product,...

New Alexa Refuses To Answers Risque Topics Like “How Are Babies Born?”

An updated version of the Amazon's voice assistant Alexa will refuse to respond to youngsters' questions on risque topics. Amazon is to provide a new version of its voice assistant Alexa that won't tell children where babies come from or if Santa is real. The topics that the child-friendly Alexa won't discuss will also extend to current affairs, such as...

By 2025, Machines Will Do More Work Than Humans, a New Report Says

The robot apocalypse is coming There’s one number that people forget to talk about when bemoaning the imminent robot apocalypse. It’s not the number of seconds it takes a robot to solve a Rubix cube (.38) or the number of hours it takes to train an algorithm to detect cancer (we did it in two!). It’s the number of jobs that will be created with...

Top 15 Influential Afro-Latinos Reshaping Pop Culture

As the internet and viral dances brings us closer together, artists from around the world have the ability to garner the ears of billions of people with the right song. Like Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s unavoidable smash single “Despactio” that spread like a wildfire in 2017, tying the longest reigning number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts...

Instagram Users Can Now Apply For The “Blue Dot” ✓

Here's what you need to know to get a blue tick for the 'gram (although it's actually a white tick on a blue background). Instagram users can now apply to receive a verified tick for their profiles - but will only get it if they are "notable". It comes as the company introduces a handful of new tools to help...

Here’s How To Join The #DeleteFacebook Party

The hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending on Twitter. People are furious, and they have good reason to be: Data from over 50 million Facebook users was used to target voters and influence the 2016 US presidential election, as well as the 2016 "Brexit" referendum, reports revealed over the weekend. As a result, people are deleting their Facebook accounts en masse: Twitter Wondering how to join the #DeleteFacebook...

VIDEO: African Lady Tries VR For The First Time, Watch What Happens Next

In this rather funny video, a Kenyan woman is watching a movie using a virtual reality headset. What happens next, in what seems to be her first experience, is like nothing you've ever seen before. So if you are wanting to convince your aunt, grandmother to try a VR headset, this tweet by the woman's nephew may give you...