This week, the social video platform TikTok unleashed a new meme: young women filming themselves dancing – interpretively – to a soundtrack of angry, abusive, emotionally manipulative or threatening voicemails left by their ex-boyfriends. The images of girls throwing gentle shapes through recorded monologues of hostile condemnation have understandably gone...
Yup, Jonathan Atkins has just put the stick shift world on notice. It seems like, over the past couple of years, the battle for supremacy in the world of stick shift has been heating up immensely. Records have been falling, one after another, as stick cars get faster than we...
Sign up for The Download — your daily dose of what's up in emerging technologyAlso stay updated on MIT Technology Review initiatives and events?YesNoIn the 18th century, the great scientific challenge of the age was to find a way for mariners to determine their position at sea. One of...
Photo Project Milestone ByJohn Vibes / Truth Theory More architects and builders are turning to hemp as a sustainable material to use when building homes, and with 3D-printing technology, hemp is going to become even more of a realistic alternative to traditional materials, which are not environmentally friendly and in very...
Reliance Jio gained 82.6 lakh subscribers in June, with Airtel and Vodfone Idea losing Reliance Jio has announced that it will start charging Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) to its users, which is paid by one mobile telecom operator to another. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the...
A Florida-based hydrogen company that received millions of public dollars from New Brunswickers has told shareholders that its technology doesn't work as previously described, CBC News has learned. NB Power paid Joi Scientific $13 million Cdn to license a technology that claims to be able to efficiently generate hydrogen...
Affordable and readily available, Red Heart is the yarn brand that many knitters, including me, used the first time we picked up a pair of needles. I was surprised to see a pitch from them land in my inbox, since hand-knitting yarn is usually something I don’t get to...
Apple has expanded its emoji offerings on Monday to include non-binary versions of nearly every human emoji, including non-binary couple pairings. The 328 new emoji designs came with the release of the company’s latest software update iOS 13.2. The non-binary emojis even extend to fantastical creatures such as merpeople, fae,...
Phil Ashley/Getty Images For well over 100 years, researchers have labored tirelessly to understand how humans learn and remember. The resulting scientific literature is impressive, both in its scope and its depth. In fact, so much is...
Facebook on Monday disclosed it had taken down four new foreign interference operations originating from Iran and Russia, including one targeting the US 2020 presidential elections that appears to be linked to the Russian troll agency, the Internet Research Agency (IRA). The suspected IRA campaign “had the hallmarks of a...