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Nearly Half of You Reading This Have Bullshit Jobs

How many people spend their working lives doing something essentially meaningless? A recent poll in the United kingdom government found that 37 percent of full-time workers were quite sure that their

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This Is Ajit Pai, Nemesis of Net Neutrality

In March, Ajit Pai, the 45 -year-old chair of the Federal Communications Commission, took to the internet–a community he joyfully inhabits and grudgingly regulates–to pay tribute to his favorite

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Duplex shows Google failing at ethical and creative AI design

Google CEO Sundar Pichai milked the woos from a clappy, home-turf developer crowd at its I/ O seminar in Mountain View this week with a demo of an in-the-works voice aide feature that is conducive to

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Dont Call Adam Pally a Hero: Its 2018 and Not Cool to Hate on Creators

On Sunday night, performer Adam Pally took the stage at the Shorty Awards, a social- and digital-media awards show, and devoted a bizarre, rude, unscripted ranting in which he negged specific creators

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The Chinese Company Selling Iranian Sniper Gear Around the World

It’s a thermal sniper sight that allows a shooter to determine his prey’s body heat against the black of night–and boy, is Iran’s military proud of it. The pricey RU60G sniper

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R. Kelly Is Trash, But Spotifys Punishment for Him Is Dangerously Messy

Last week, the Time’s Up campaign made its biggest move yet toward more inclusivity when celebrity members of the group including Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, and Lupita Nyong’o spearheaded

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The spectacular power of Big Lens | The long read

The long read: How one giant company will predominate the lane the whole world seesIf you have been wearing glass for years, like me, it can be surprising to discover that you perceive “the worlds”

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CGI Influencers Like Lil Miquela Are About to Flood Your Feeds

It doesn’t get more 2018 than this: In mid-April, a Trump-supporting Instagram influencer named Bermuda hacked the report of fellow influencer Lil Miquela, who has over thousands and thousands of

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To Infinity War and beyond: are we in danger of Avengers fatigue?

James Cameron has warned against unnecessary superhero sequels, as a new Marvel film opens does he have a point?On the surface it’s pretty rich for James Cameron to complain, as he did over the

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Overshadowed by Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace Was the Most Admirable Man in Science History

Although Alfred Russel Wallace should be as famous as Charles Darwin for discovering that species evolve- Wallace was evolved enough to delight in Darwin’s beauty , not stew in Darwinian jealousy. Thomas

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