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Mail Online
1 hour ago
Digital life

I tried the 'most disturbing site' where AI searches for your face

PimEyes is a facial recognition search engine that can find images of a person online within seconds.
The use of PimEyes raises concerns about privacy as it can uncover images even from private social media accounts.
Engadget
6 hours ago
Digital life

Google brings Gemini to Messages and adds AI text summaries for Android Auto

Gemini integration with Messages for basic tasks and chatting, AI-powered text summaries in Android Auto to minimize distractions, New accessibility features for Android like AI-generated image captions and Lens in Maps.
Advocate.com
3 hours ago
Digital life

Watch Libs of TikTok's Chaya Raichik exposed in stunning, cringe-worthy interview

The interview with right-wing extremist Chaya Raichik went viral, as she struggled to answer questions and even showed an inappropriate video.
Raichik, known for incendiary posts targeting the LGBTQ+ community, has amassed a large following that leads to threats against institutions she highlights.
www.theguardian.com
1 hour ago
Digital life

I can't picture things in my mind. I didn't realize that was unusual

Discovering aphantasia is often accidental, and living without a mind's eye may seem normal.
Test for aphantasia involves visualizing a red apple; most people can see something, but those with aphantasia see nothing.
Engadget
6 hours ago
Digital life

You can now mark up your Google Docs with handwritten notes on Android devices

Google Docs is adding an annotation feature for Android devices allowing users to write notes and highlight text.
The new annotation tool will offer multiple pen colors and highlighters, enhancing the user experience for those who prefer handwritten notes.
The Verge
1 hour ago
Digital life

How to manage app permissions on your Android phone or tablet

Android provides tools to manage app permissions.
Regularly auditing app permissions is important.
www.nytimes.com
1 day ago
Digital life

Supreme Court to Decide How the First Amendment Applies to Social Media

Tech platforms face a critical legal question regarding free speech rights
Analogies to newspapers, shopping centers, and phone companies are being used to determine platforms' editorial judgment abilities.
www.theguardian.com
6 hours ago
Digital life

I regularly shared photos of my son on social media until alarm bells started ringing | Hannah Nwoko

Nostalgia through social media is powerful, with parents sharing numerous photos.
Parents are rethinking overexposing their children on social media due to privacy concerns.
www.cbc.ca
5 hours ago
Digital life

This Air Canada employee found a passenger's lost phone then it disappeared | CBC News

Using security applications like Bitdefender can help locate lost phones with features like taking photos of unauthorized users.
Despite initial optimism, dealing with lost items with airlines can lead to frustration due to challenges in communication and retrieval processes.
www.fastcompany.com
14 hours ago
Digital life

Camo is a great tool to spruce up your Zoom meetings

Customize appearance in video meetings with Camo software
Improved video quality and flexibility with Camo app
english.elpais.com
11 hours ago
Digital life

Philosopher Frederic Lenoir: Porn creates fear of sexual relations'

Desire is crucial for human existence and vitality.
Regulating desires is essential for individual and environmental well-being.
Engadget
15 hours ago
Digital life

Lenovo and Motorola's Smart Connect makes it easier to manage tasks across your devices

Smart Connect enables seamless device task switching with gestures and unified Share Hub.
Motorola and Lenovo's Smart Connect offers cross-device navigation, synced notifications, and smart clipboard feature.
www.nytimes.com
1 day ago
Digital life

Supreme Court to Decide How the First Amendment Applies to Social Media

Tech platforms' free speech rights and editorial judgments are at the center of important First Amendment cases.
Analogies to newspapers, shopping centers, and phone companies play a key role in determining the legal standing of tech platforms.
www.fastcompany.com
1 day ago
Digital life

How India's internet shutdowns are disrupting its economyand creating fertile ground for misinformation

The Digital India campaign aimed to establish India as a digital superpower
India has become a world leader in shutting down the internet for various reasons
Mail Online
1 day ago
Digital life

Revealed: What your voice says about you, according to science

Pitch of voice can reveal personality traits like extroversion and dominance.
Deep voices can be attractive, intimidating, and linked to sociosexual behavior.
Engadget
21 hours ago
Digital life

Barbie's hot pink flip phone is coming to the real world this summer

Brands continue to capitalize on Barbie craze with HMD's Barbie Flip Phone partnership for a feature phone.
GSMArena.com
1 day ago
Digital life

HMD to unveil Barbie flip phone and new Nokia phone this Summer

HMD announced a partnership with Mattel for a Barbie-themed flip phone in July, emphasizing it as a retro feature phone.
HMD hinted at the continuation of Nokia phones and teased a possible new Nokia device in May 2024.
The Verge
1 day ago
Digital life

The ultra-complex card game that will take over your weekend

Installer No. 27 features a new camera, a smart home management tool, and a Twitter book.
Request for food-related internet recommendations for an upcoming issue.
www.fastcompany.com
1 day ago
Digital life

How India's internet shutdowns are disrupting its economyand creating fertile ground for misinformation

India has significantly improved digital infrastructure with 52.4% internet penetration rate and 751.5 million users.
India leads in internet shutdowns, implementing 84 in 2022 and having extensive consequences on daily life.
ABC7 San Francisco
1 day ago
Digital life

Bay Area man lost his wife, then got scammed. Now Facebook won't stop the hacker

Scam used deceased wife's photo for fake fundraiser on GoFundMe and hijacked Facebook account for donations. Facebook failed to remove the scam.
www.nytimes.com
4 days ago
Digital life

In Love? Share Screenshots of Your First Digital Exchanges

Initial conversations in dating have shifted to digital platforms like dating apps and social media.
Modern Love and The New York Times Magazine are seeking screenshots of initial online conversations with romantic partners for potential publication.
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
Digital life

Looking for a Lower Credit Card Interest Rate? Good Luck.

Smaller banks and credit unions offer lower interest rates on credit cards than larger banks.
Online card comparison tools often prioritize cards from larger banks for financial incentives.
New York Post
1 day ago
Digital life

Do you have an 'old people' name? These millennial monikers are aging you

Millennial-era names like Ashley and Amanda are now considered 'old people names' by Gen Alpha.
Younger generations view names like Charlotte and Penelope as more current and trendy compared to names popular in the '90s and early 2000s.
The Seattle Times
1 day ago
Digital life

Instagram's uneasy rise as a news site

Instagram is becoming a significant platform for news delivery, attracting audiences critical of traditional outlets.
Personalities like Mosheh Oinounou are successfully packaging and delivering news content on Instagram, gaining large followings.
english.elpais.com
1 day ago
Digital life

Feeling included and safe: The good side of always carrying your phone

Smartphones act as comfort objects against social isolation.
Thinking about smartphones' social functions reduces the feeling of ostracism.
SlashGear.com
2 days ago
Digital life

How To Remove Your Personal Data From The Internet (And Why You Should) - SlashGear

Digital footprint reveals online activities and data usage.
Mitigating risks of personal data exposure is possible through control mechanisms.
time.com
2 days ago
Digital life

How Technology Can Help Us Remember Better

Technology can impact memory positively or negatively based on how individuals interact with it.
Outsourcing mundane memory tasks to technology can free up cognitive space for more important information.
time.com
2 days ago
Digital life

Why Gen Z Is Surprisingly Susceptible to Financial Scams

Younger adults more susceptible to online scams than older generations due to tailored schemes and trust in social media.
Financial scams exploit a generation facing economic challenges, such as inflation and high housing costs.
The Verge
2 days ago
Digital life

The future of phones depends on the future of apps

Apps are crucial for smartphone evolution and play a significant role in design stagnation.
AI may offer a way forward to revolutionize smartphone design.
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Social Media Today
4 days ago
Digital life

Reddit Partners With Google on New Data Sharing Deal

Google signed a $60 million deal with Reddit for data access.
The partnership aims to make Reddit content more accessible and improve Google's understanding of the platform.
The Verge
2 days ago
Digital life

A lot of Redditors hate the Reddit IPO

Mentions of meme stock culture like r/WallStreetBets in Reddit's S-1 filing raise concerns among Redditors about monetization.
Reddit's S-1 filing discloses revenue figures but is met with skepticism by users on subreddits like r/technology.
Ars Technica
2 days ago
Digital life

Reddit admits more moderator protests could hurt its business

Reddit acknowledged the threat of future user protests and value of third-party Reddit apps.
API rule changes led to user protests, crashed Reddit for hours, and could have financial impacts on the company.
TechCrunch
2 days ago
Digital life

Reddit downplays risks of developer backlash, decentralized social media in its IPO filing | TechCrunch

Reddit's IPO forthcoming, but complications like API pricing issues not fully addressed.
Reddit's push to lock down user-generated content for AI training led to backlash among the community.
Theregister
3 days ago
Digital life

Reddit signs AI training deal with Google

Reddit will provide content to Google for AI chatbot training, reportedly worth $60 million a year.
Access to Reddit's Data API is paid, giving Google fresh information for AI training.
Social Media Today
4 days ago
Digital life

Reddit Partners with Google on New Data Sharing Deal

Google signed a $60 million deal with Reddit for access to its data.
The partnership will enhance Google's search capabilities with Reddit content.
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www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
Digital life

Despite Tinder, the course of true love doesn't run smooth. Even in our romcoms | Kit Buchan

Apps like Tinder may not necessarily aim to find soulmates, but keep users single and searching for dopamine.
There's a rising trend of more poignant and realistic narratives in romcoms that reflect disillusionment with modern dating.
www.mercurynews.com
2 days ago
Digital life

Miss Manners: They think this joke about my name is funny, but I don't

Acknowledge and address potentially uncomfortable social interactions with grace and humor.
Establish clear communication expectations when sending invitations.
React politely to unresponsive invitees and set boundaries without feeling guilty.
Mashable
2 days ago
Digital life

New reports link Meta and 'momfluencers' in perpetuating child exploitation online

Parent-run child influencer accounts on Meta platforms are allegedly being used for child sexual exploitation online.
Safety staff recommended banning child model accounts or implementing stricter monitoring, but Meta chose automated detection instead.
The Verge
3 days ago
Digital life

Instagram and Facebook knowingly platform parents who sexually exploit children for profit, say reports

Meta platforms like Facebook and Instagram are reportedly allowing parents to sexually exploit their children for financial gain.
Some parent-managed minor accounts on Meta platforms were found to sell inappropriate content to large audiences of adult men.
Social Media Today
4 days ago
Digital life

New Report Looks at TikTok Usage Behaviors in the US

Though there are some provisos to consider in this dataset.
ABC7 San Francisco
2 days ago
Digital life

AT&T cellular outage makes it clear: Landlines are languishing in the US

Landline phones remain useful during cellphone outages.
Significant shift from landline to wireless-only households in recent years.
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www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
Digital life

An Instagram Investigation

Smartphones usage correlates with mental health issues in teens, especially girls.
Evidence shows a concerning relationship between smartphone use and depression or low self-esteem in teenagers.
Scary Mommy
4 days ago
Digital life

Teaching My Daughter That Most of What She Sees Online Isn't Real Feels Impossible

Parents need to understand the influence of filters and social media on teenage self-esteem.
Filtered images on social media can have a significant impact on teenagers' perception of beauty and self-worth.
HuffPost
4 days ago
Digital life

I'm So Damn Tired Of How We Talk About Dating Online

Dating culture conversations online can become repetitive.
Social media platforms influence relationship discussions.
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Intelligencer
2 days ago
Digital life

Can Reddit Survive Its IPO?

Reddit has filed to go public.It's a long time coming: The social-media company is a hugely popular, influential, and often useful platform whose peers all went public a long time ago.
HuffPost
3 days ago
Digital life

8 Actually Useful Tips For Spending Less Time On Your Phone

Our phones are designed to manipulate behavior
Decreasing phone use requires understanding motivation
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
Digital life

No small talk: how conversation cards became our favorite way to connect

Conversation card games like We're Not Really Strangers foster intimacy
Searches for deep conversation starters increased due to desire for meaningful connections.
Scary Mommy
3 days ago
Digital life

Are We All Just Too Tired To Be A Good Friend?

Maintaining friendships as a busy mother is challenging due to exhaustion and lack of time.
Effort is needed to nurture friendships despite having a supportive circle of friends.
Mail Online
3 days ago
Digital life

Apple debunks two popular iPhone hacks

The bag of rice method for drying iPhones is debunked by Apple
Closing background apps drains more battery on iPhones
time.com
3 days ago
Digital life

What to Do If Your iPhone Is Stuck in SOS Mode

AT&T network outage caused SOS mode on iPhones
iPhone users may still make emergency calls in SOS mode
Mail Online
4 days ago
Digital life

How to FIX your iPhone amid AT&T and other cell network outages

Millions of iPhone users experiencing outage leaving devices on SOS mode
Performing a hard reset can resolve the issue
Mail Online
4 days ago
Digital life

iPhone users elated after discovering trick to stop spam texts forever

The 'Filter Unknown Senders' feature in iPhone settings helps separate spam messages from known contacts for easy deletion.
Apple users can utilize a simple toggle switch in Settings to filter out unwanted messages, ensuring a clutter-free inbox.
Mail Online
4 days ago
Digital life

iPhone trick will save you if you ever drop your phone in water

Putting iPhones in rice to dry is an urban myth according to Apple.
Using the 'Water Eject' feature on iPhones is a more effective way to dry out the device.
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
Digital life

A Marketplace of Girl Influencers Managed by Moms and Stalked by Men

Parents managing underage children's Instagram accounts can inadvertently expose them to online predators who may pay to see more images.
The world of Instagram influencers managed by parents may start innocently but can turn into a dark underworld dominated by men attracted to children.
www.theguardian.com
3 days ago
Digital life

OnePlus 12 review: smartphone left behind by top rivals

1. OnePlus 12 lacks AI tools seen in rival handsets but offers a clutter-free experience at a lower cost.
2. The phone features Qualcomm's latest top Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, providing power efficiency and long battery life.
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
Digital life

Five Takeaways From The Times's Investigation Into Child Influencers

Parents often run Instagram accounts for children aspiring to be influencers.
Social media platforms like Instagram pose risks for girls' self-esteem.
www.npr.org
4 days ago
Digital life

Meet RDDT: Popular social platform Reddit to sell stock in an unusual IPO

Reddit files for IPO on NYSE under the symbol 'RDDT'
Unique plan to offer shares to top users and investors
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
Digital life

Pro-Trump Internet Trolls Escalate Ugly Attacks on Nikki Haley

Former President Trump supporters target Nikki Haley with online attacks due to her presidential campaign.
Some attacks include deep fake technology, insults based on race/gender, and generated by artificial intelligence.
GSMArena.com
3 days ago
Digital life

Even more Phone (2a) leaked renders leave Nothing to the imagination

The Nothing Phone (2a) will have two color variants - gray/black and white.
The Nothing Phone (2a) will be powered by MediaTek's Dimensity 7200 Pro SoC.
Acm
3 days ago
Digital life

The Internet of Batteryless Things

Next-generation IoT devices will be invisible, intelligent, long-lived, and maintenance-free.
The main obstacle to realizing these devices is the issue with batteries.
Acm
4 days ago
Digital life

iOS Users' Face Scans Used to Break into Mobile Banking Accounts

Malware targeting iOS users to steal face scans for bank account theft.
GoldFactory cybercrime group distributing trojanized apps to trick users into biometric verification checks.
Acm
4 days ago
Digital life

When Eyes in the Sky Start Looking Right at You

Low-orbit satellites by Albedo Space can capture small objects, raising privacy concerns.
Technology benefits like disaster response and life-saving must be balanced with privacy implications.
Spokesman.com
4 days ago
Digital life

Instagram's uneasy rise as a news site

Instagram becoming a force in news dissemination
Personalities are packaging information for Instagram
The Atlantic
3 days ago
Digital life

The Mystery of Partner 'Convergence'

Romantic partners can grow more similar over time in terms of personality, well-being, and health.
Convergence in couples' traits can be influenced by shared experiences and selective processes.
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
Digital life

AT&T Is Down. How Do I Make a Call?

Wi-Fi calling is a solution when cell network is down
Use apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, FaceTime, or Google Voice for calls without cell service
Social Media Today
4 days ago
Digital life

New Report Looks at TikTok Usage Behaviors in the US

52% of U.S. adults on TikTok have posted a video. Users find more value in 'For You' feed than their own following list.
85% find content on 'For You' page interesting.
BuzzFeed
3 days ago
Digital life

Before You Text Your New Dating App Match, Disable This Feature On Your iPhone

Sharing phone numbers can reveal personal information.
Turning off iPhone name-sharing feature can protect privacy.
www.mercurynews.com
3 days ago
Digital life

Larry Magid: How to protect your online security

Online security threats can come from individuals seeking financial gain worldwide
Protecting online accounts involves technical measures and critical thinking for password creation
New York Post
3 days ago
Digital life

The real reason why Gen Z leaves phones on 'Do Not Disturb': 'Disrespectful AF'

Generation Z uses Do Not Disturb feature to avoid phone call anxiety.
90% of Gen Zers are anxious about speaking on the phone.
Mail Online
3 days ago
Digital life

Why celebrities shouldn't get smart speakers: Oxford professor

Smart speakers can make famous people more targetable to hackers due to their recording capabilities.
Cybercriminals can remotely access recordings from smart speakers, potentially harming the victim's organization or family.
www.romfordrecorder.co.uk
3 days ago
Digital life

The smugglers brazenly using Instagram to flood jails with devices and drugs

Convicts use hidden internet receivers to communicate
Smugglers sneak contraband into prisons via gadgets and drugs
WIRED
3 days ago
Digital life

The Best Samsung Galaxy S24 Cases

A phone case may not fully protect against drops but can help, especially when combined with a good screen protector.
The article reviews over 50 cases and screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy S24 series, offering comprehensive protection at reasonable prices.
www.aljazeera.com
3 days ago
Digital life

Internet: Pakistan's new political battleground

Internet disruptions are hindering Pakistan's digital economy expansion.
Pakistan has a history of internet blackouts during political turmoil.
BuzzFeed
4 days ago
Digital life

Americans Were Scammed For More Than $10 Billion Last Year: Here Are 15 Of Their Stories

Scammers are becoming more sophisticated in their tactics, preying on people's fears and vulnerabilities.
It's important to stay calm, verify information independently, and never give money or personal information to unknown individuals.
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
4 days ago
Digital life

Best dating apps for lesbians, queer women and non-binary people

Dating apps have changed how LGBTQ+ individuals meet potential partners
Apps like Taimi cater specifically to queer and non-binary individuals
www.mercurynews.com
4 days ago
Digital life

Ask Amy: Should I tell her I saw what she posted on social media?

Some people use social media to overshare personal struggles, which can be performative but also provide a sense of connection to others.
www.mercurynews.com
4 days ago
Digital life

Harriette Cole: They say I'm stingy, but I have a good reason for holding onto my money

Prioritize saving for family's financial security
Set boundaries and say no to requests for money
Acm
5 days ago
Digital life

The Seeing Eye Dog V2.0

RoboGuide is an AI-powered quadruped robot designed for visually impaired individuals.
The robot uses sensors to map surroundings, learns optimal routes, and can interpret data in real time to avoid obstacles.
Acm
5 days ago
Digital life

Study Finds Seniors Benefit from Virtual Reality

Virtual reality study with seniors showed positive effects
VR experiences included parachuting, tank riding, and visiting different locations
Acm
5 days ago
Digital life

Brain-Powered Tech Allows Kids 'Trapped in Their Own Bodies' to Play

Physically disabled children use their minds to move and play through BCI technology at a hospital in Toronto.
Electroencephalogram electrodes in a headset capture specific brain signals to control devices via AI.
Ars Technica
4 days ago
Digital life

iMessage gets a major makeover that puts it on equal footing with Signal

iMessage and Signal are enhancing encryption to prepare for quantum computing.
End-to-end encryption in iMessage now includes the PQ3 algorithm for additional security.
Relay FM
4 days ago
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Clockwise #542: You Should Not Toss Leprechauns - Relay FM

Using a HomePod with a screen
Apple's new Sports app and iPhone's Action button usage
www.mercurynews.com
4 days ago
Digital life

Scammers used AI to tell the world I was dead. Why? I had to find out why

Death hoaxes on the internet can spread quickly and cause distress to those involved.
Scammers use clickbait tactics like fake obituaries to attract online traffic.
The Verge
4 days ago
Digital life

The LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 8 is nearly half off

Apple Watch Series 8 on sale at Walmart for $299.99, offering similar health features as Series 9
Meross smart plugs available at discounted prices with additional Matter support option
ReadWrite
5 days ago
Digital life

Signal launches new feature to keep cell numbers private

Signal introduces username privacy feature for connecting without sharing phone numbers
Signal prioritizes user privacy with end-to-end encryption and non-profit status
TechCrunch
4 days ago
Digital life

Meta tests cross-posting from Facebook to its Twitter/X competitor, Threads | TechCrunch

Facebook is testing a cross-posting feature for Threads, allowing users to share content on both platforms simultaneously.
The addition of cross-posting could potentially increase user engagement and content on Threads, benefiting content creators.
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