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'Pose' star helps empower trans people in tech

Angelica Ross is an actress and trans activist who has seen the power of tech skills to help marginalized people find good work. She founded TransTech Social Enterprises to help empower trans people with technical and digital skills.

The stress of messaging app overload

Thanks to the myriad messaging apps and social media platforms we now have, we're in an era of channel overload. How do all these ways of communicating with one another affect our stress levels and concentration?

Beloved by music nerds, the synthesizer keeps on evolving

Most acoustic musical instruments haven't changed in over 200 years, but electronic instruments continue to be upgraded. A look into whether synthesizers will ever stop evolving.

Smart home security could have real impacts on privacy, racial profiling

Amazon and Google have made a hard push into the home security market, but civilian surveillance could have real impacts on privacy and racial profiling.

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How smart home security could have real impacts on privacy, racial profiling. Empowering trans people with technical and digital skills. The evolution of the syntheszier. The cognitive cost of communications bloat.

Why The North Face's Wikipedia marketing stunt struck a nerve

The North Face had to apologize last week after it swapped images on Wikipedia with photos featuring its products. There's a fine line between creative marketing and trickery, says journalist Jeff Beer.

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Teaching AI about comedy. Pairing online security tips with beauty tutorials. Photo swapping marketing stunt crosses Wikipedia line.

Why The North Face's Wikipedia marketing stunt struck a nerve

The North Face had to apologize last week after it swapped images on Wikipedia with photos featuring its products. There's a fine line between creative marketing and trickery, says journalist Jeff Beer.

YouTube series pairs beauty tutorials with cybersecurity tips

The logic behind a YouTube channel that humorously pairs beauty and online security.

From generating puns to getting jokes, teaching AI about comedy

A look at ongoing research into artificial intelligence and humour.

When AI makes a bad decision, who's legally responsible?

When an AI powered system is making the decisions, who's ultimately responsible if things go wrong? A look at the legal implications of AI.

The surprising ways coders shape our lives

In his new book, Coders, author Clive Thompson immersed himself in the culture of computer programmers to figure out what makes them tick.

New book argues that sites like Yelp create a surveillance state

According to new research, online reviews constitute workplace surveillance and turn customers into unpaid managers.

This drone delivered a kidney. Researchers think it can revolutionize transplantation

Dr. Joseph Scalea and his organ drone laboratory at the University of Maryland School of Medicine successfully completed the first organ delivery by drone in April. He is now working to find more ways of using drones for time-sensitive deliveries.

5G networks could set weather forecasting back decades

Next-gen "5G" cellular networks promise lightning fast speeds, low latency... and messing up weather prediction. Why irate teams of meteorologists are up in arms.

When AI makes a bad decision, who's legally responsible?

When an AI powered system is making the decisions, who's ultimately responsible if things go wrong? A look at the legal implications of AI.

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A surgeon develops a drone to deliver organs for transplant. If an AI trader makes a mistake, who is responsible? How 5G networks could mess up meteorology. Is Yelp creating a surveillance state for restaurant workers?

This drone delivered a kidney. Researchers think it can revolutionize transplantation

Dr. Joseph Scalea and his organ drone laboratory at the University of Maryland School of Medicine successfully completed the first organ delivery by drone in April. He is now working to find more ways of using drones for time-sensitive deliveries.

YouTube videos have a huge carbon footprint. Here's a simple fix

Researchers have found that watching YouTube videos creates as many carbon emissions globally as a city of about half a million people. A Sustainable Interaction Design expert argues that one simple change could make a big difference.

The surprising ways coders shape our lives

In his new book, Coders, Clive Thompson takes an in-depth look at who coders really are, examines the aptitudes and personality traits they need to be successful, and explores how the coder mindset has been turned into a pop culture cliche.

A 200-year-old bicycle inspires design for climate change

To encourage his students to think about architecture and design for a world of climate change, a professor challenges them to come up with new bicycle designs.

The surprising ways coders shape our lives

In his new book, Coders, author Clive Thompson immersed himself in the culture of computer programmers to figure out what makes them tick.

Video games and ramen noodles: A look inside an esports team house

Esports are big business, with professional teams, leagues, and millions of paying viewers. A visit to the Montreal house where one team not only plays together, they live together.

YouTube videos have a huge carbon footprint. Here's a simple fix

Researchers have found that watching YouTube videos creates as many carbon emissions globally as a city of about half a million people. A Sustainable Interaction Design expert argues that one simple change could make a big difference.

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Is it time to create a new laufmaschine? Architecture professor Nick Rajkovich asked his students to come up with some new bicycle designs to combat climate change. Chris Preist, a professor of Sustainability and Computer Systems, argues that one simple change could make a big difference in the YouTube's carbon footprint: let users listen to videos without having an active screen. Spark contributor Craig Desson visited the home that houses the players of the "Montreal Rebellion" esports team. In his new book, Coders, author and tech journalist Clive Thompson immersed himself in the culture of computer programmers.