Most straight couples now meet online

"When it comes to single people looking for romantic partners, the online dating technology is only a good thing, in my view."

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture algorithms internet love mobile-devices relationships trends

How big data and unfair algorithms change our lives

The digital trails we leave behind and algorithms that use our data have major effects on our lives. This podcast episode digs into issues of fairness and privacy.

ETH Zurich | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology society-and-culture algorithms bias internet machine-learning mobile-devices privacy security

Online class on growth mindset lifts high school grades

A short online course about growth mindset can improve teens' grades in core subjects, research finds.

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture education internet learning motivation teenagers

App developer ad choices can leave users at risk

App developers say they need ad networks to make money, but the choices they make about those networks could be putting users at risk.

U. Michigan | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture advertising apps consumers internet money privacy security

Watch: Robot maps underground mine with Wi-Fi ‘breadcrumb trail’

Scientists are going head to head in a competition to make a robot that can map and navigate dark underground environments.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology drones internet rescue robots

Hacking self-driving cars could cause mass mayhem

Hacking cars could plunge a city into gridlock and it wouldn't even take hacking a majority of internet-connected vehicles to do it.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology hackers internet-of-things physics security self-driving-cars vehicles

‘Smart’ fabric boosts wearable device signals to save power

New 'smart' textiles in clothing can boost the signal of wearable devices by 1,000 times, which cuts power consumption and improves security.

National University of Singapore | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology clothing internet-of-things metamaterials mobile-devices sensors wearable-devices

New wireless transceiver chip goes ‘beyond 5G’

The new transceiver skips right over 5G to deliver faster data processing while using less power than even the next generation of tech.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology internet internet-of-things mobile-devices self-driving-cars

This network boosts confidence at home after stroke

Returning home after stroke can leave patients and caregivers feeling lost. New research identifies a support network that helps.

Sarina Gleason-Michigan State | July 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine caregivers internet strokes

Minecraft teaches young people how to lead

Can "Minecraft" and other online communities "breed more savvy defenders of democracy"? New research suggests they can.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis | July 18, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture cooperation democracy gaming internet leaders social-lives

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