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ConnectHear: A Hope For The Deaf Community

ConnectHear is the vision of three young leaders and activists from Pakistan. They use the very thing that “intimidates” most people as a way to empower the hearing-impaired individuals and as a purpose to bridge the communication gap between the deaf community and the society and bring them together as one. Their soon-to-be-released tech gives the idea of using sign language interpretation services to spread awareness and bring forth initiatives that allow hearing-impaired individuals to

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A.I. Is Advancing: Are We Paying Enough Attention?

Where there is unrealized potential for invention, there have always been tales of dystopia, ranging from Ray Bradbury to Black Mirror with warnings of the double-edged sword that is the future. But most fiction — and it is fiction — has a very distant quality to it. Yes, we’ve evolved from the notion of flying hover-boards and cars to more discreet, modern ideas of what technology-gone-wrong will look like, but as disconcerting these plot lines

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How New Technological Coding Can Carry Toxic Bias

In 2015, Google came under fire when a software engineer discovered that Google’s photo algorithm labeled pictures of him and his black friends as “gorillas.” Despite promising to fix the issue, new research show that the issue may not have been fixed after all. A recent WIRED article shows that rather than fixing its algorithm, Google simply removed the word “gorilla” from its database in photos. Tests show that while “poodle,” “panda” and “cat” return

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A Controversial New App Creates “Legally-Binding Contracts For Consensual Sex”

As movements like #TimesUp and #MeToo are making a breakthrough in 2018, women from all over the world who have been assaulted in one way or another by people in power are taking a step forward to tell their stories. But with every positive step ahead, there is always something wiping out the footprints from behind. With more than 120 renowned celebrities of Hollywood like Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Andrew Duncan, Morgan Spurlock, Ben Affleck

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Dear Uber: Why Are You So Shady?

Uber, the convenient ride-sharing app constantly has found itself amidst a new scandal. Recently it has come to light that Uber was the victim of a security breach that compromised over 57 million users with hackers gaining access to the names, addresses and driver’s license numbers of these customers. If that wasn’t bad enough this leak apparently happened in October of 2016, over a year ago and Uber has just now told the public. To

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iSlave for iPhones: Apple Loves Money, But Hates Their Workers

In case you haven’t heard, news about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 release has been leaked. New features include wireless charging, curved glass, dual-lens cameras and a hefty $999 price tag — and that’s just the first tier! The initial figures state the 64GB phone will be sold at $999, the 256GB phone sold at $1099, and the phone with the most storage at 512GB will be sold at $1199. However, it must be clarified that these

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Technology Going Too Far: Why Adobe’s New “VoCo” Causes Concern

In the age of technology, there hardly seems to be a way to slow down advancement, to slow down evolution, and to slow down innovation. All three traits are praised in most aspects of life, but how far is too far? With technology being the center of our lifestyle, development and creation is vital to improvement, knowledge, and understanding. Yet, what has been called into question recently, by the world’s politicians and leading innovators, is

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America’s Obsession with iPhones

Technology has advanced greatly in the past 10 years.  The most popular purchase in these past 10 years has been the cell phone, specifically the iPhone. Apple released the first iPhone was in 2007. Since then, the people of America have felt that iPhones have a sustainability in their lives. This clearly shows that America has an unhealthy obsession with iPhones. People have gone to the extreme to get their hands on an iPhone. According

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