Google may have your voice on file

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Google makes it easy to search the web by just speaking into your smartphone. But did you know your voice is actually being recorded and stored on Google’s servers? Source: HLN Date: September 3rd, 2015 Link: http://www.hlntv.com/video/2015/06/28/google-privacy-voice-commands Discussion 1) When you were conducting a voice search on Google, do you recall giving Google permission to store… Read more »

Are we addicted to technology?

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“The thing many of my patients have in common is the fact that they are in front of screens all the time. Even when they try to sleep at night. It has become so pervasive,” says Dr Ramlakhan who works at the privately run Nightingale Hospital, and is a member of its technology addiction treatment… Read more »

Is it the beginning of the end for online comments?

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Vibrant online communities? Or cesspools of abuse? Have comments had their day? The debate about comment sections on news sites is often as divisive as the comments themselves. Recently outlets such as The Verge and The Daily Dot have closed their comments sections because they’ve become too hard to manage. And they’re far from alone. Moderating comments… Read more »

Robots are NOT coming for our jobs

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Technology has made life easier and more comfortable in countless ways over the past few hundred years. But a relatively new brand of fear mongering suggests the workplace will soon become too easy, making some human workers obsolete. The rise of robots in different industries has led some experts to predict that artificial intelligence will take over a third… Read more »

High price of ‘.sucks’ to be investigate

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The last part of a web address that follows the final dot, such as “.com”, “.org”, and “.net”, is referred to as a generic top level domain (gTLD). The people who issue domain names are charging a $2,000 ‘sunrise’ premium to those wishing to register ‘.sucks’ addresses early, before the addresses go on sale to… Read more »