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The majority illusion.

A quick puzzle to tell whether you know what people are thinking. I seriously overthought this one before getting it wrong.
Linked on the 11th of June, 2019 Details
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Why AirPods—and Earbuds Like Them—Are Especially Bad for Your Hearing

Basically, there's no noise isolation at all, even less than with standard earbuds. You push the volume up to compensate for noise and damage your ears. Take away: use them at home or in quiet places, don't use them in the street, subway, or other loud environments.
Linked on the 15th of May, 2019 Details

Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer

We've been inundated with articles about the dangers of phone addiction. This one takes it a step further by linking it to stress hormone levels. Not a surprise.
Linked on the 5th of May, 2019 Details

Facebook's role in brexit

British journalist Carole Cadwalladr gave an impassioned speech at the TED conference where she took on the silicon valley big guys for their role in the brexit mess. Predictably, their reactions weren't very warm.

Published on the 1st of May, 2019 Read full post

Service for some, slavery for others

"The current service economy makes the middle class the working class and the working class the working poor. […] So, the next time you use an app that makes your life simpler and more convenient, spare a moment to wonder whether it’s making someone else’s life much more miserable."
Linked on the 28th of April, 2019 Details