90% of Active Twitter Users Retweet Or Like ‘Fake News’

Of the many harms that affect the political, economic, and social well-being, the most out-of-line practice is that of spreading false news. Littered with fake news, how exactly social media’s active users plug away at the potential fake news? According to a new study from the University of Buffalo, nearly 90% of ‘active’ Twitter users spread misinformation, especially during public emergencies or disasters....

“DAMN GINA!”: Why Black Culture Commands Memes And Pop Culture

Our ability to create, react to and preserve the culture we’re creating through the internet is a blessing and sometimes a curse. I mean having to bypass trolls (whether they be racist or just ignorant) can get annoying, Seeing your family and friends share political posts that are always too long and bias can get draining and don’t get...

More Than 250 People Have Died Taking Selfies, New Study Finds

The number one cause of death was drowning, followed by incidents involving transport, and also falling from a height. If you like taking selfies, you may want to be extra careful in future as they can be potentially dangerous and even deadly, especially when you are around water. A study has revealed more than 250 people have died while snapping photos...

Amazon: Echo Device Sent Conversation To Family’s Fontact

An “unlikely” string of events prompted Amazon’s Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family’s private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday. The woman told KIRO-TV that two weeks ago an employee of her husband contacted them to say he thought their device had been hacked. He told them he had...

Your Stool Transplant May Actually Be Helpful For Cancer Patient

A  new study has suggested an effective way to restore beneficial bacteria after patients receive powerful antibiotics. Stool transplants have been shown to be an effective and safe way to restore the gut bacteria in cancer patients who have been treated with intense antibiotics. A study by researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre here in the US has found that...

These New Emojis Could Change How We Talk About Periods

When texting and feeling down, the most typical emoji to express this sentiment is a sad face. However, if you’re feeling down because you’re on your period, how could you put that into words without getting a #TMI response? A sad face emoji truly does not suffice when it comes to cramps, bloating, and simply feeling low. A new...

Big Data: India’s Mumbai and Delhi Among The World’s Most ‘We Get High’ Cities

Indians just keep on rolling! Delhi and Mumbai ranked among the world’s top 10 cities with the highest rates of cannabis (marijuana or weed) consumption per year, according to a study by Seedo, an Israel-based firm that sells devices to grow weed at home. Across the border, Pakistan’s commercial capital, Karachi, where cannabis trade is illegal, is the second-largest consumer of cannabis across the...

These HBCU Graduates Bring Craft Beer Bar to Harlem

Harlem Hops to become the first beer bar in Harlem owned 100 percent by African-Americans Three graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are bringing a stylish take to a trendy craft beer bar in New York’s historic Harlem neighborhood. On June 9, owners Kevin Bradford, Kim Harris and Stacey Lee officially opened the doors of Harlem Hops to the public,...

Amazon’s Rival Alibaba & Fashion Lifestyle Brand Guess Opens World’s First AI Run Clothing Store in Hong Kong

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding and fashion lifestyle brand Guess on Wednesday showed off a new artificial intelligence driven concept for future fashion stores, as retailers incorporate technology into offline shopping to improve customer experience and drive sales. A concept store showing off Alibaba’s FashionAI technology has been set up on the campus grounds of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, will...

Blockchain Enters Education

When Oral Roberts University hosted the one-day event, "Blockchain Essentials in Education," all attendees received a blockchain-based certificate from the Tulsa university verifying their participation. Perhaps nothing else could have illustrated the potential of blockchain technology more appropriately. As CIO Michael Mathews, the event's organizer, explained, blockchain will be as important to transforming education as the internet was. He said he believes...