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Tell Us Something Weird About Your Kid

The fun thing about kids is that they all have their own unique way of being so unapologetically weird. Especially when they’re very little and they have not yet been introduced to the concepts of self-consciousness or embarrassment, things like the following—shared by Reddit user u/Otterleigh—are normal and fun to…Read more...
Tags: Reddit, Lifehacks, Little Kids, Weird Habits


10 things in tech you need to know today

Twitter and the White House cast doubt on claims Trump's Twitter was hacked (again). Reuters/Leah Millis Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Quibi failed to hook users. The streaming service likely failed after six months because its slate of content did not break through with its targe...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Europe, Microsoft, White House, Satya Nadella, Trends, Iran, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Donald Trump, Apple Store, Patreon, Nordic, Trump, Reuters


This is how 16 tech companies have reacted to the QAnon conspiracy theory on their platform

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement within the last few weeks.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings.  Now, tech companies, including Facebook, TikTok, Triller, Etsy, and others, say they're making efforts to rid their platforms of the unfounded conspiracy theory movement.  Visit Business Insider's...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Pinterest, Instagram, Etsy, Youtube, Berlin, New York City, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden


SpaceX is on a stunning streak with Starlink, Elon Musk's plan to bathe Earth in high-speed internet. But the scheme isn't without big snags.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has called Starlink user terminals, which are designed to connect to the internet via a fleet of orbiting satellites, "UFOs on a stick." Ashish Sharma/SpaceX SpaceX has rocketed 835 Starlink satellites into orbit to build a high-speed internet service. Elon Musk, the company's founder, says Starlink will soon open for a public beta, followed by paid US service shortly thereafter. Early results are promising, with high speeds and low latencies. SpaceX even gave Star...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Fcc, Microsoft, Australia, Washington, Cloud Computing, Azure, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Spain, Earth, Analysis, Canada


AITA? How a Reddit forum posed the defining question of our age

Every day, people leave their quandaries on the Reddit website – asking others to judge whether they were in the wrong. As religion wanes, are we crowdsourcing our ethics?First of all, you need to picture the sandwich.This was a 6ft-long party sub from a local deli, with loaves of bread braided together to make one super-sandwich – nearly twice the standard width, and loaded with fillings. It would have comfortably fed 20 to 25 people, and there were far fewer coming over to watch the fight. Con...
Tags: Technology, Media, Internet, Social Media, World news, Ethics, Digital Media, Reddit, Philosophy, Aita


Kick Ass or Die

Well, shit.  That’s about the only articulate thing I can say about 2020. To be fair, I’m out of practice. However, I’d also  guess I’m not the only person stuck in the space between “there are a lot of things that should be said about this year” and “dear god, I’m sick of people talking about this year.” A space that i believe can be most accurately described like this:  Well. Shit.  Sixteen years ago I started writing stories on the internet (about the adventures of renovating houses)...
Tags: Crafts, Uncategorized, Reddit, Rob, Smith, Alex, Sarah, Hgtv, Wendy, Sara, Matt, Julia, Shaun, Patti, Old Town Home, OMT


Some Defective Apple iPhone 12 Cases Shipping Without Speaker Holes

At least two customers who have purchased iPhone 12 cases have received defective cases that do not have speaker holes, which obscures the sound. There have been two separate threads on Reddit from ‌iPhone 12‌ customers who purchased a case and received one without speaker holes. One customer was told by an Apple advisor that the case wasn't meant to have speaker holes, which is, of course, incorrect. One of the original posters uploaded a video showing the defective case from more angles. ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Reddit, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro


This is how 14 tech companies have reacted to the QAnon conspiracy theory on their platform

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement within the last few weeks.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings.  Now, tech companies, including Facebook, TikTok, Triller, Etsy, and others, say they're making efforts to rid their platforms of the unfounded conspiracy theory movement.  Visit Business Insider's...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Pinterest, Instagram, Etsy, Youtube, Berlin, New York City, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden


Some Apple Watch SE Owners Experiencing Issues With Overheating [Updated]

There may be an issue with the new Apple Watch SE, which some users have found is overheating after a few hours of usage. Several ‌Apple Watch SE‌ owners in South Korea have run into problems, as noted in a Reddit post chronicling the complaints. There have been six reports from ‌Apple Watch SE‌ owners in South Korea who have had their Apple Watches get hot and malfunction, with a yellow spot appearing in the upper right corner of the watch. All of the owners who have experienced issues we...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Featured, United States, Reddit, MacRumors, Apple Watch SE


Some Apple Watch SE Owners Experiencing Issues With Overheating

There may be an issue with the new Apple Watch SE, which some users have found is overheating after a few hours of usage. Several ‌Apple Watch SE‌ owners in South Korea have run into problems, as noted in a Reddit post chronicling the complaints. There have been six reports from ‌Apple Watch SE‌ owners in South Korea who have had their Apple Watches get hot and malfunction, with a yellow spot appearing in the upper right corner of the watch. All of the owners who have experienced issues we...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Featured, Reddit, Apple Watch SE


iPhone 12 Models in Dual SIM Mode May Not Run at 5G Speeds, At Least Initially [Update: Confirmed]

Using an iPhone 12 in Dual SIM mode throttles the cellular data speed to 4G LTE, according to an Apple Sales FAQ shared with retailers and carriers. All 5G iPhone 12 models support Dual SIM mode, which refers to the ability to switch between a SIM card and an eSIM operating on independent numbers and/or carriers. However, an image of a training document from Apple's Sales Web resources called "What you need to know about 5G on iPhone" and posted to Reddit suggests the ‌iPhone 12‌ will not sup...
Tags: Apple, Reddit, 5g, MacRumors, eSIM, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, De Paul Sunny Update


iPhone 12 Models in Dual SIM Mode May Not Run at 5G Speeds, At Least Initially

Using an iPhone 12 in Dual SIM mode throttles the cellular data speed to 4G LTE, according to an Apple Sales FAQ shared with retailers and carriers. All 5G iPhone 12 models support Dual SIM mode, which refers to the ability to switch between a SIM card and an eSIM operating on independent numbers and/or carriers. However, an image of a training document from Apple's Sales Web resources called "What you need to know about 5G on iPhone" and posted to Reddit suggests the ‌iPhone 12‌ will not sup...
Tags: Apple, Reddit, 5g, eSIM, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro


Overzealous Profanity Filter.

This is pretty silly, but hey, we can all use a chuckle these days — : Participants in a virtual paleontology session found themselves caught between a rock and a hard place last week, when a profanity filter prevented them from using certain words – such as bone, pubic, stream and, er, beaver – during an online conference. The US-based Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) held its annual meeting virtually this year due to the pandemic, but soon found its audience stifled when they tried t...
Tags: Uncategorized, US, Linguistics, Reddit, SVP, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology SVP, Brigid Christison


QAnon is facing a wave of bans by tech companies. These are the platforms that have and haven't responded to the conspiracy theory.

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement within the last few weeks.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings.  Now, tech companies, including Facebook, TikTok, Triller, Etsy, and others, say they're making efforts to rid their platforms of the unfounded conspiracy theory movement.  Visit Business Insider's...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Pinterest, Instagram, Etsy, Youtube, Berlin, New York City, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn


Facebook's Account Verification Leaves Some Quest 2 Buyers With 'Paperweight'

Quest 2 is the first Oculus headset to require a Facebook account at launch. False positives from its account verification system may be leaving some buyers with no choice but to return it. UploadVR reports: We're seeing reports from Quest 2 buyers who aren't on Facebook finding difficulty creating an account. Facebook's account verification system -- reportedly administered by a machine learning agent -- may ask for photographic evidence of identity. That evidence seems to be reviewed by a huma...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Reddit, Oculus Customer


2.1 Million of the Oldest Internet Posts Are Now Online For Anyone To Read (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Decades before Twitter threads, Reddit forums, or Facebook groups, there was Usenet: an early-internet, pre-Web discussion system where one could start and join conversations much like today's message boards. Launched in 1980, Usenet is the creation of two Duke University students who wanted to communicate between decentralized, local servers -- and it's still active today. On Usenet, people talk about everything, from nanotech science to soa...
Tags: Facebook, News, Canada, Reddit, Ontario, Duke University, BeauHD, Henry Spencer, Jozef Jarosciak, Jarosciak, UTZOO


I'm a 55-year-old Amazon driver in Oregon who walks up to 10 miles a day. Prime Day was nothing compared to the pandemic.

Jim Smith. Courtesy of Jim Smith Jim Smith is a 55-year-old Amazon delivery driver based in Northern Oregon.  Smith is a retired corporate manager, and has spent the last four years as a professional photographer for magazines and websites.  With most in-person events cancelled for the foreseeable future thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Smith picked up a job as an Amazon delivery driver at the March for extra income. This is his story, as told to freelance writer Meira Gebel. Visit Busi...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Washington, Oregon, Careers, Trends, Godaddy, New York Times, Portland, Reddit, Smith, Pacific Northwest, DSP, Expedia, Bill Russell, Tech Insider


2.1 Million of the Oldest Internet Posts Are Now Online For Anyone To Read

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Decades before Twitter threads, Reddit forums, or Facebook groups, there was Usenet: an early-internet, pre-Web discussion system where one could start and join conversations much like today's message boards. Launched in 1980, Usenet is the creation of two Duke University students who wanted to communicate between decentralized, local servers -- and it's still active today. On Usenet, people talk about everything, from nanotech science to soa...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Canada, Reddit, Ontario, Duke University, Henry Spencer, Jozef Jarosciak, Jarosciak, UTZOO


This app guesses your Myer-Briggs personality based on your Reddit history

There are two things I don’t want anybody seeing: my browsing history and my hidden folders. But a new app is starting to make me think I might also have to add my Reddit post history to the list. Enter the MBTI Reddit analysis tool, a web-based app that parses your post history to determine your Myer-Briggs type indicator. If you’re unfamiliar with MBTI, it’s practically a questionnaire designed to help you figure out how people perceive the world and make decisions. Or as one Hacker News reade...
Tags: Startups, Reddit, Hacker News, MBTI, Shareables, Myer Briggs, MBTI Reddit


OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has reportedly left the company

Following a report by Reddit poster JonSigur showing internal memos suggesting OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is no longer affiliated with...
Tags: Reddit, Carl Pei


OnePlus Co-Founder Carl Pei Has Left the Company, Report Says

OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer that has turned into one of the most popular Android smartphone brands worldwide, is reportedly missing one of its cofounders. According to Android Police, citing Reddit user JonSigur, who published alleged screenshots of internal memos at OnePlus, co-founder Carl Pei has left his role at the company after nearly seven years. From the report: The messages listed the company's leadership structure, with Pei notably absent. The memos also noted Emily Da...
Tags: India, Tech, Reddit, Pei, Nord, Carl Pei, Pete Lau, OnePlus Co, Emily Dai


Software Engineer Catches Intelligent Bot Posting on Reddit (slashdot)

"The posts were appearing at a rate of about one per minute, and the posts were lengthy, most around six paragraphs long..." writes software engineer Philip Winston. I read through some of the posts. The quality was incredibly good, no machine could have written these even a few years ago. However there were some flaws and tells that suggested they were machine generated. The posts reminded me of text I'd seen from OpenAI's language model GPT-3, which is the newest and best language generator I...
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Wikipedia, Reddit, Gizmodo, GPT, EditorDavid, Philip Winston


Everything you need to know about Discord, the app that over 250 million gamers around the world are using to talk to each other

Discord is an app, available for both computers and phones, that lets you chat and share files with friends and colleagues. Discord is free to download and use, but there's also a membership tier that starts at $4.99 per month. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Among gamers, the hip way to chat with friends is not via Skype, Slack or TeamSpeak, but Discord, a relatively new messaging app that's starting to surge in popularity — it recently announced a new milesto...
Tags: Yahoo, Entertainment, Finance, Trends, Markets, Features, Aol, Reddit, Skype, Slack, Messaging Apps, Charlottesville Virginia, Tech Insider, Fortnite, Skype Slack, Discord


Software Engineer Catches Intelligent Bot Posting on Reddit

"The posts were appearing at a rate of about one per minute, and the posts were lengthy, most around six paragraphs long..." writes software engineer Philip Winston. I read through some of the posts. The quality was incredibly good, no machine could have written these even a few years ago. However there were some flaws and tells that suggested they were machine generated. The posts reminded me of text I'd seen from OpenAI's language model GPT-3, which is the newest and best language generator I...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Wikipedia, Tech, Reddit, Gizmodo, GPT, Philip Winston


Hands on with Telepath, the social network taking aim at abuse, fake news and, to some extent, ‘free speech’

There’s no doubt that modern social networks have let us down. Filled with hate speech and abuse, moderation and anti-abuse tools were an afterthought they’re now trying to cram in. Meanwhile, personalization engines deliver us only what will keep us engaged, even if it’s not the truth. Today, a number of new social networks are trying to flip the old model on its head — whether that’s attempting to use audio for more personal connections, like Clubhouse, eliminate clout chasing, like Twelv, or,...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Social Networking, Youtube, America, Social Media, Tech, New York Times, Quora, Reddit, Telegraph, Biden, The Washington Post


Redditor Alleges His New Tesla's Roof 'Fell Off On The Highway'

The source for this story is a post on Reddit, which Jalopnik argues "was corroborated with this remarkable video of Tesla's new Instant, Unplanned Convertible feature." I know we've covered Tesla's chronic quality control issues here before, and I realize that among hardcore Tesla-stans this may feel like we're picking on Tesla unfairly but in our defense, Tesla really does have some terrible quality issues. Sometimes we get a really dramatic and baffling issue, like this one where the fucking...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Reddit, Dublin, Jalopnik, Chien, Redditor, Dublin California, Nathaniel Galicia Chien, JD Power Owners, Tesla Chien


Spotify Developing iOS 14 Widgets in Latest Beta

One of the big new features of iOS 14 is Home Screen widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. The ‌widgets‌ can be pinned to the ‌Home Screen‌ in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. Image credit: Reddit user AustinMauritz Many third-party apps have released ‌widgets‌, and now evidence that Spotify is developing its own official widget has appeared in a TestFlight beta. The widget is currently available in small and medium sizes, with the former des...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Widgets, Reddit, Ios 14


Public investors stay in love with tech, as Root and Affirm file to IPO

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. Why are there so many tech IPOs right now? Startups are finding that they can get higher valuations from public markets than private ones these days, because so many public investors want to put serious money in tech. Also, the lure of the future, the benevolence of the Fed, the retail investor boom, the sheer number of unicorns that have been waiting...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Facebook, India, San Francisco, Tech, ExxonMobil, Paypal, Amsterdam, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Airbnb, EC


Suspects accused of targeting Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have a history of ties to self-styled militias. Here's what you need to know about these extremist groups.

People take part in a protest for "Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine" at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on April 15, 2020. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged six men on suspicion of conspiring to kidnap the Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and incite violence against the government.  Many of these members have a history of ties to anti-government, extremist movements.   Here's what you need to know about the so-called militias ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Washington, Russia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Fbi, Reddit, Militia, Michigan, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Charlottesville, Extremist, Trump


Reddit’s ‘Am I The Asshole?’ Is Addictive. It May Also Be Making The World A Better Place.

“You start reading AITA posts before bed instead of doomscrolling the news because here, at least, it feels like your opinion matters. … It’s a place where accountability actually exists, even if only in the form of branding someone right or wrong in one absurd situation. It’s also a place for growth: Sometimes posters return to talk about how their lives changed — almost always for the better — because of the advice they got from thousands of anonymous strangers. … AITA might [now] be the larg...
Tags: Art, Reddit, Words, Better Place, Aita, 10.07.20



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