There, we said it.
Apps are increasingly being used because of their convenience and speed, which circumvents the need to hassle friends, seek out a street dealer or use the complex technology related to dark net markets.
According to a report released by analytics firm App Annie, the chat app overtook Facebook last September in monthly active users.
It's not surprising to see PC users running an old version of Windows. Whether they refuse to switch to Windows 10's service model or their IT department is lazy, it's still pretty common to see PCs running Windows 7.
There is some evidence showing that committing almost all knowledge and memories to the cloud might hinder the ability to remember.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is currently showing off the biggest new innovations in tech — but apparently draws the line this year at a particular instrument of pleasure.
"Now that we realize our brains can be hacked, we need an antivirus for the brain." Those were the words of Yuval Noah Harari, famous historian and outspoken critic of Silicon Valley.
There's no logical reason for the inversion if a user operates the interface in the same way. Common sense suggests the reason should be technological constraints.
A couple of decades ago — well before a $10 monthly fee would unlock access to virtually every song ever recorded through streaming services — digital music piracy was rampant around the world.
When I interviewed the real people my fake profiles had targeted, the most important thing I found was that users fundamentally believe there is a person behind each profile.
First of all, yes I know you can make folders in Google Drive — but I don't care. I want folders for Google Docs.
"A big mac and big glass of humility, please."
The only thing I learned was I'm a bad Tamagotchi dad.
The message from Western travel companies is crystal clear: these people would rather do any earthly thing besides field a phone call from you. The top travel companies in China don’t behave like this. They do not toss the plebs an email address and access to a knowledge-base and call it a day.
Between 2011 and last year, Dr. Agam Bansal, analyzed news stories (since coroners are unlikely to write "selfie" as the main caused of death) and found a grand total of 259 people had died worldwide as a result of selfie related accidents.
For the last generation at least, everyone who was everyone who was trying to make it big in tech all knew one thing: You have to go to Silicon Valley. But it’s a different world now.
When it comes to fundamental human abilities, like having a good chat, AI falls short.
There's something very wrong with the way we talk to young people, especially girls, about sexting.
Imagine you and a smart robot are both before a judge who cannot see you. Whoever the judge thinks is the human will live, and the robot will die. Both you and the robot want to live.
Everdays has much of the functionality you'd expect from a social network. For example, it lets users privately share user-generated content about the deceased, like tributes and photographs.