Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The first “social network” of brains lets three people transmit thoughts to each other’s heads

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The first “social network” of brains lets three people transmit thoughts to each other’s heads

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The ability to send thoughts directly to another person’s brain is the stuff of science fiction. At least, it used to be. In recent years, physicists and neuroscientists have developed an armory of tools that can sense certain kinds of thoughts and transmit information about them into other brains. That has made brain-to-brain communication a…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How to Use Social Media Responsibly During Hurricane Florence

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How to Use Social Media Responsibly During Hurricane Florence

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Halie Chavez/NASA/Getty ImagesHalie Chavez/NASA/Getty ImagesSocial media can be a lifeline during natural disasters. It has become an essential tool for people to find accurate information—about highway closures, weather forecasts, evacuations—and to contact loved ones and emergency workers. When 911 dispatchers couldn’t be reached during Hurricane Harvey in 2017, people trapped by the rising waters used…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Where Social Media’s Going, There Are No Roads

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Where Social Media’s Going, There Are No Roads

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Facebook and Twitter went to Washington. Almost immediately afterwards, controversial Internet troll Alex Jones was kicked off Twitter. Now what? WIRED senior writer Issie Laposwky joins the Gadget Lab podcast this week to break down the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings, tell us what it means for Facebook and Twitter (and Google – which didn’t send…

How Social Media Became a Pink Collar Job

How Social Media Became a Pink Collar Job

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Companies hiring for technical positions often slip language into their job postings that appeals to men. They say they’re looking for “ninjas,” who seek to “obliterate competition,” and are capable of “dominating.” By now, these wordings are a well understood form of bias that produces more male candidates than female. But one job in the…