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Monday, April 6, 2020
10 smart note-taking tips that can boost your productivity

10 smart note-taking tips that can boost your productivity

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Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to the future of work this year? Check out the full program here. I long ago stopped reading books on note-taking. They were always too vague and boring, full of platitudes that had little to do with the world outside academia. I especially avoided “how-to” style books…
The UK has no idea how to handle ‘harmful content’ — and that’s bad for free speech

The UK has no idea how to handle ‘harmful content’ —...

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It’s a dark day for netizens around the UK: The government is considering implementing a new law that will practically make social media services like Facebook and Twitter responsible for moderating “harmful content” on their platforms, Reuters reports. The country will impose a duty of care to ensure companies have systems in place to react…
Trump’s new budget pours billions into AI and quantum R&D

Trump’s new budget pours billions into AI and quantum R&D

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The US Office of Science and Technology today released more information about President Donald Trump‘s FY 2021 budget and, as it stands, it looks like the White House and Pentagon are finally getting serious about AI and quantum computing technology. The new budget contains billions of dollars earmarked for AI research and development (R&D) spread…
Why the smartest AI is still dumber than a toddler — and how we can fix that

Why the smartest AI is still dumber than a toddler —...

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Artificial intelligence is, undeniably, one of the most important inventions in the history of humankind. It belongs on a fantasy ‘Mt. Rushmore of technologies’ alongside electricity, steam engines, and the internet. But, in it’s current incarnation, AI isn’t very smart. In fact, even now in 2020, AI is still dumber than a baby. Most AI…
Modern Warfare Season One’s been extended, should I purchase the Battle Pass now?

Modern Warfare Season One’s been extended, should I purchase the Battle...

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Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward recently announced it was extending Modern Warfare’s Season One until 11 February. This means players who’ve maxed out their Battle Pass unlocks or officer rank progression are stuck stalling at the top for another few weeks. But what about those who’ve barely scratched surface? Officer progression and challenges are…
Why using AI to screen job applicants is almost always a bunch of crap

Why using AI to screen job applicants is almost always a...

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Millions of potential employees are subjected to artificial intelligence screenings during the hiring process every month. While some systems make it easier to weed out candidates who lack necessary educational or work qualifications, many AI hiring solutions are nothing more than snake oil. Thousands of companies around the world rely on outside businesses to provide…
Oscar-nominated ‘1917’ leaks in massive screener dump

Oscar-nominated ‘1917’ leaks in massive screener dump

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It only hit theaters in December, but Sam Mendes‘ epic war flick 1917 has already leaked on the internet. The World War I-themed movie, which clinched a Golden Globe award for best movie and secured 10 Oscar nominations earlier this week, was one of six film releases leaked in a massive screener dump over the…
Remembering Stephen Hawking on his 78th birthday: A legacy of humanity

Remembering Stephen Hawking on his 78th birthday: A legacy of humanity

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Stephen Hawking passed away on 14 March 2018. His work changed literally everything we know about the cosmos and our place in it. But his greatest contribution to our species wasn’t his theories on black holes or how quickly the universe was expanding, it was his humanity. Professor Hawking was born on 8 January 1942.…
Scientists may have found the missing link between brain matter and consciousness

Scientists may have found the missing link between brain matter and...

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A team of researchers from Germany and Greece recently identified several new properties of the human brain that could explain how our unique intelligence and consciousness emerges. Science doesn’t know why humans are more intelligent than spiders, monkeys, or birds. It has nothing but unsubstantiated theories to offer us when we wonder why a sunset…
The iPhone is now the internet’s preferred porn streaming device

The iPhone is now the internet’s preferred porn streaming device

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The numbers don’t lie: Tons of people are ditching their desktops and laptops, and watching porn straight from their phones, or so suggest the figures from the internet‘s most visited adult entertainment platform, Pornhub. The site’s annual data review reveals that 76.6 percent of users consume smut via their phones. That’s a 5-percent increase compared to 2018’s…

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