The time has come to remove Facebook from your life

Delete your Facebook account. No, but really.  This is not the exhortation of an internet troll, but rather the earnest advice of someone who has peered deep into the blue and white abyss and found only varying degrees of despair.  Facebook is unlike any other social media offering in numerous important ways, and while some…

PowerRay is an underwater drone for filmmakers or fishermen

The creator of the PowerEgg, an ovoid flying robot, has begun accepting orders for its newest creation, a submersible camera drone for home use. Dubbed the PowerRay, the waterproof device can find, attract and record fish. It operates at a depth of 30 meters, or about 98 feet, for up to four hours at a…

Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now

There is a stretch of highway through the Ozark Mountains where being data-driven is a hazard. WIRED OPINION About Jason Tashea (@justicecodes), a writer and technologist based in Baltimore, is the founder of Justice Codes, a criminal justice and technology consultancy. Heading from Springfield, Missouri, to Clarksville, Arkansas, navigation apps recommend the Arkansas 43. While…

Sigur Rós launches a weed candy because their music is best enjoyed stoned

Gum drops have never been so soothing now that Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós has its own line of cannabis gummies. The band’s earthy, ephemeral tunes will be even more chill after the “Wild Sigurberry” THC-infused gum drops are released next week. The group teamed up with cannabis retailer Lord Jones to create the medicated…

After vote to kill privacy rules, users try to “pollute” their Web history

Getty Images | Gary Waters reader comments While the US government is giving ISPs free rein to track their customers’ Internet usage for purposes of serving personalized advertisements, some Internet users are determined to fill their browsing history with junk so ISPs can’t discover their real browsing habits. Scripts and browser extensions might be able to fill your…

Why Giving My Kid Chores Benefits Her More Than Me

The following is an excerpt from Jancee Dunn’s book ‘How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids’ that was syndicated for The Fatherly Forum, a community of parents and influencers with insights about work, family, and life. If you’d like to join the Forum, drop us a line at TheForum@Fatherly.com.  It’s an issue that’s rarely addressed in…

Google’s Uptime lets you watch YouTube videos with your friends

As part of Area 120, Google’s initiative for letting employees work on their ideas for apps and startups, a Google employee came up with a great idea for YouTube lovers. Uptime is an app that lets you watch YouTube videos with your friends. You sign in and join your friends in a session that’ll allow…

Effective Ways To Attract Web Traffic Even When On a Small SEO Budget

Search engine optimization is one of the most practical ways of generating new leads for sales conversions. Unfortunately, it can be pretty expensive for online businesses. This is one reason why some people choose to cut corners and engage in generating spam comments. Such tactics have no chance of succeeding these days as search engines have…

YouTube is launching a streaming TV service for $35

It’s been a while since we heard rumors about YouTube’s plans to launch a TV streaming service, but now it’s official. YouTube has announced a new streaming service that will mix live TV with online video. Think Sling TV or Playstation Vue. For $35 per month, you’ll get ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and around 30 other…

How to Make Friends

By Leo Babauta I’m writing this guide for my kids as they grow up and go out into the world — but it’s for anyone who wants to connect with others. I’m writing it for my teenage self, who was shy and awkward and self-conscious. I’m writing it as a reminder to my current self,…