The man with 16 million fans

Yemeni influencer Hashem Al-Ghaili has created a massive online following by spreading his love of science with followers around the world.   READ MORE HERE  

As algorithms take over, YouTube’s recommendations highlight a human problem

YOUTUBE is trying to get you to spend as much time there s they can, no matter what it takes and how they deceive you. YouTube is a supercomputer working...

No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hyper vigilance of boundaries beginning to harm...

MY HOUSE SPIED ON ME

n December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as I could to the internet:...

Facebook totally meant to lose a million daily users

Facebook lost daily users for the first time ever in the U.S. and Canada. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he meant for that to happen. During yesterday’s Q4 earnings report...

Why Are Millennials So Into Astrology?

In a stressful, data-driven era, many young people find comfort and insight in the zodiac—even if they don’t exactly believe in it. “Over the past two years, we’ve really seen...

How low-paid workers at ‘click farms’ create appearance of online popularity

Dispatches found one boss in Bangladesh who boasted of being "king of Facebook" for his ability to create accounts and then use them to create hundreds or thousands of...

Facebook may be trying to coax creators away from YouTube — Quartz

Facebook might be messing with YouTube’s livelihood. The social network launched a video platform last summer called Facebook Watch that was meant to be a hub for longer-form, TV-like programming,...

Google Lens

A preview of Google Lens, which lets you use your phone's camera to search for info, will be available in the Google Photos app for iOS this week.   READ MORE...

The strange power of the ‘evil eye’

When it comes to warding off the mystic malevolent forces of the world, there is perhaps no charm more recognised or renowned than the ‘evil eye’. Ubiquitous in its...