Researchers Find That Robots Can Develop Prejudices Like Humans

Unlike humans where emotions are involved, robots are usually depicted as being cold and uncaring, and base all their actions and decisions on the information and data that is available to them. However in a study by researchers at Cardiff University and MIT (via TechCrunch), it has been discovered that robots actually have the ability to develop prejudices just like humans.


Google Details How They Developed Their Digital Wellbeing Initiative

Companies are always looking to increase the amount of engagement on their websites, apps, services, and devices. However it seems that we have gotten to a point where we might be engaging too much with our devices, which is why companies like Google have introduced a digital wellbeing initiative to its products in hopes to try and get users to stop being so addicted.


Teens Are Also Worried About How Long They Spend On Their Devices

For the generation who grew up not surrounded by phones, tablets, and computers, we know what life was like without such devices, and we also found ways to enjoy our lives without the need to be connected all the time. This is versus the younger generation where more are getting raised with iPads placed in front of them.


Study Finds Alexa & Google Assistant Don’t Understand Certain Accents

Whenever we see companies like Apple and Google and Amazon demonstrate their digital assistants on stage or in advertisements, they always seem to work so flawlessly. It almost never mishears and always seems to be capable of spitting back results perfectly. However as many users can testify, that’s not always the case in real life.


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iPads Are Apparently Bad For Your Neck

There have been some studies in the past that have shown that using your smartphone too much can be bad for your neck. This is because of the stress and pressure you put on your neck while staring down at your phone, which during prolonged usage is actually quite bad for you.


Study Finds That Using Mobile Wallets Precisely Can Make You Look Petty

Let’s say you are out with friends and are splitting the bill and your share amounts to $19.75. What do you do? Do you pay your friend back precisely $19.75, or do you give them $20 and tell them not to bother with the change? Chances are it is the latter which is perfectly fine because of the hassle of having to deal with change.


Study Finds Google Assistant Is The Most Accurate Amongst The Competition

There are many digital assistants in the market today, and obviously not all of them were created equal and according to a recent study conducted by Stone Temple, it seems that they have found that Google Assistant is the most accurate digital assistant amongst the competition, at least as far as this year is concerned.


Apple Watch Can Detect Abnormal Heart Rhythms With 97% Accuracy

Just like many other fitness bands and smartwatches, the Apple Watch comes with a heart rate tracker built into it. However according to studies done in the past, it has been found that the Apple Watch can actually be used to detect abnormal heart rhythms. Whether or not this was an unintended consequence of the sensor is unclear, but it seems to work.


Researchers Might Have Found The Best Way To Press A Button

These days everything just tries to be as sleek as it can be, and in terms of aesthetics, it sure looks pretty good. However what about in terms of feel? That’s actually something that researchers at Aalto University, Finland, and KAIST, South Korea have tried to do in a study to find the best way to press a button.


Study Finds That Self-Driving Vehicles Cause Higher Levels Of Stress

It is expected that self-driving cars will eventually become the norm and default mode of transportation in the future. After all if drivers can save themselves time from driving while accomplishing other things, why not? Plus no one likes sitting in traffic jams so having someone (or something) else behind the wheel is great.


Study Finds Prolonged Time In Space Can Change Your DNA [Update]

Update – Turns out the original report by Business Insider was not completely accurate. According to a statement released by NASA Johnson Space Center News Chief Kelly O. Humphries, “Mark and Scott Kelly are still identical twins. Scott’s DNA did not fundamentally change. What researchers did observe are changes in gene expression, which is how your body reacts to your environment. This likely is within the range for humans under stress, such as […]


Study Finds Fake Social Media Accounts Can Be Bad For Your Health

We all know the effects that fake news spread by fake accounts can have on society, where people get upset over things that did not happen, while others panic over things that were false. However it seems that fake social media accounts can also have a negative effect on your health, and we don’t mean mental anguish or frustration.


The World’s Internet Speeds Have Gotten 30% Faster In 2017

Our internet speeds have come a very long way from back in the day, where we still had to use dial-up modems to connect to the internet, and where if you accidentally used the phone while the internet was connected, it would drop the connection. In fact if anything, these days it appears that our internet speeds are getting faster.


Report Suggests Consumers Prefer Software Updates Over New Phones

Say you have a phone that’s about 2-3 years old and you were given the choice of either buying a new phone or just updating the current software to its next major build, which would you choose? According to a report from the New York Post, it seems that customers these days would much rather continuing updating their phones rather than buy a new one.