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What does it mean to be human in the age of technology?

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th November 2017

Meaningful collaboration between people and machines must not subvert human invention, detect and investigate over rate, gain and efficiency When I think about the future of human-machine interactions, two entwined anxieties come to mind. First, there is the tension between individual and collective live. Technology connects us to one another as ever been, and in […]

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Silicon Valley Startup Grail Sees Hope for Cancer Blood Test

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th November 2017

The quest for a simple blood research to catch cancer early has attracted heavy hitters from Bill Gates to Merck& Co . Now there’s a peek of evidence that it can work, at least for one type of malignancy. A study led by Hong Kong-based the research community and published this week in the New […]

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Gay men’s lives have changed for the better, and Grindr is part of that | John Paul Brammer

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th November 2017

As brand-new study proves, what are sometimes rejected as hookup apps provide a lifeline and community for those of us far from the bright lights of the big city The first lesbian rail I ever went to was called Tramps. Sequestered in an area in Oklahoma City called the strip, it was a stones throw […]

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‘Everyone on Twitter is talking about it’ is not the same as everyone talking about it

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th November 2017

Trapped in their self-referential Twitter bubble, columnists often fail to realise that social media doesnt represent the whole world Over the past few years, Twitters status as a platform for public debate is a dog-whistle banality that has become the gilded shield of First-Amendment-waving columnists everywhere, like our very own #NotAllMen hashtag, to justify the […]

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Ace Struggles: Battlefront review aEUR” the force is strong, but not for long

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th November 2017

The much-anticipated Star Wars shooter captures the watch and experience of the sequence perfectly, but as with the original movie, this is just the beginning When George Lucas firstly explored Star Wars with his sound designer Ben Burtt, the administrator stressed that all the interferences in the film from the lightsaber jives to the whoosh […]

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How to survive a global adversity: a handy guidebook

Published in Odd and Fun on 3rd November 2017

Whether its a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts calculate civilization as we know it will collapse within 13 eras of a catastrophic incident. So what do you do next? On 22 June, 2013, Tara OToole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, organised a war game like no […]

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Amazon Go intends more than just job losses, it will restructure their own economies

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st October 2017

The forks for jobs are obvious, but Amazon Go too changes the connections between the enterprises and hire, governments and citizens Amazon has launched a real-world shop that allows customers to walk in, take what the hell is require and walk out. No checkouts , no queues. As they clarify in the FAQ about Amazon […]

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The brand-new status token: it’s not what you spend – it’s how hard “youre working”

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th October 2017

The rich used to show how much they could spend on happenings they didnt involve. Today, a public display of productivity is the new mark of class power Almost 120 years ago, during the first Gilded Age, sociologist Thorstein Veblen coined the expression conspicuous consumption. He used it to refer to rich person flaunting their […]

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The most expected Nintendo Switch plays

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th October 2017

From old-school fantasy to family-friendly team shoot em ups, classic Street Fighter entitlements and an all-new Super Mario adventure, heres what to look forward to Nintendo announced all the details of its Switch console on Friday morning, revealing a 3 March launching time and 280 price tag. But what about video games? Everyone was expecting […]

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Microsoft gambles heavily on LinkedIn to secure its region in a world-wide after Openings

Published in Odd and Fun on 28th October 2017

At $ 255 per active used, the social network is an expensive buy, but the tech whale is confident that access to so much better personal data will soon pay off As news broke of Microsofts $ 26.2 bn buy of LinkedIn last week, one wag took to Twitter to quip: Satya Nadella attains daring […]

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