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For the sake of our health, we need to kick the indoor habit

 ‘We are only beginning to understand the health risks associated with living a permanently sheltered life.’ Penrhyn Castle and Garden, Gwynedd, Wales. Photograph: Chris Lacey/National Trust Images/Chris Lac As a species we need to get out more. Humans now spend so much time indoors that many of us are cultivating a variety of serious health complaints, and for some they ... Read More »

We Need to Humanize Education More Than We Need to Personalize Learning

Over the last ten years, my privilege has allowed me to participate in a number of educational arenas. I’ve co-founded both a charter school and an education technology company, and I provide consulting and coaching support to schools and leaders related to personalized learning. In any given week, I’m actively engaged in trying to deepen my own knowledge, support the ... Read More »

Tech Ethics Issues We Should All Be Thinking About In 2019

Getty Technology doesn’t police itself. New technologies require us to pay attention, voice our concerns constructively, and demand accountability when people are harmed. For the seventh year in a row, I’ve released a list of ten technologies that people should be aware of in the hopes of giving non-experts a window into what’s going on in labs around the world. The ... Read More »

Humans could have been long-distance runners, if we had this gene

The functional loss of a single gene may have helped humans become one of the best long-distance runners in the animal kingdom, a study has found. Researchers at the University of California San Diego in the US studied mice engineered to lack the gene called CMAH. Two to three million years ago, the functional loss of CMAH triggered significant changes ... Read More »

Nokia 9: What we know so far

Imagine you were the biggest name in the telecom industry a while ago. Then you lost your mojo. Then the awakening happened and you have been trying to reclaim that title ever since and have a seat at the big table. What, do you, do? Nokia went from big guns to total bust, super fast. Some argue, that they were ... Read More »

Just how partisan is Facebook’s fake news? We tested it

It was only a few minutes after my imaginary Trump supporter “Todd White” began exploring Facebook that he learned filmmaker Michael Moore was staging a coup d’etat against president-elect Donald Trump. Todd also learned that Trump won the popular vote. And that there were people paid to protest at Trump rallies. None of that is true, of course. That’s the sort of ... Read More »

Lenovo’s Superfish bloatware scandal reveals a sneaky tactic we thought Microsoft had started

As Lenovo resolves the Superfish bloatware scandal from 2015, a surprising detail has emerged from the fine print of the settlement. Consumers who bought Lenovo laptops with “man-in-the-middle” Superfish adware (by a company called VisualDiscovery) likely fell for a trick later made infamous by Microsoft: clicking the “X” to dismiss the program actually opted them into it. Lenovo settled with the Federal ... Read More »

Galaxy Note8: Everything we know about Samsung’s next flagship phablet

The late-summer launch of the Galaxy Note phablet is always a big event for Samsung, but there’s even more attention on this year’s release. In case you’ve forgotten, the Galaxy Note7 was an epic fail for Samsung, resulting in a massive recall after devices began exploding around the world. Since then, however, Samsung has been on a roll, launching the highly acclaimed Galaxy ... Read More »

Amazon Prime Day 2017: We pick the best electronics, PC, and mobile deals

Amazon says that its Prime Day sale is July 11, but that’s not entirely true. Starting tonight at 6pm PT / 9pm ET, the first round of deals begin. For owners of Alexa-powered devices, it starts even earlier—select deals become available at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. We’ll be updating this page with the best all-day deals as they go ... Read More »

We chatted to male plus sized bloggers to find out about male body positivity

The body positivity movement has been an amazing one.  It’s made women all over the world realise that they don’t have to be a specific dress size in order to feel beautiful or dress well. But the focus has, for the most part, been around women. There just aren’t anywhere near as many male plus size bloggers. According to research by ... Read More »