The best NVMe enclosures

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NVMe stands for Non-Volatile Memory Express and is the latest technology in solid state drives and has a more direct access to your computer’s motherboard. By skipping the SATA controller, it can achieve super-high data transfer speeds using a PCIe interface. Check out this list with our favorite NVMe SSD enclosures. Plugable USB-C NVMe Enclosure […]

Hey millennials, stop ruining emoji for Gen Z

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When I saw the news that Apple would be releasing 217 new emojis into the world, I did what I always do: I asked my undergraduates what it meant to them. “We barely use them anymore,” they scoffed. To them, many emojis are like overenthusiastic dance moves at weddings: reserved for awkward millennials. “And they use them all wrong anyway,” my cohort from generation Z added earnestly. My work focuses on how people use technology, and I’ve been following the rise of emoji for a decade. With 3,353 characters available and 5 billion sent each day, emojis are now a significant language…

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Can auditing eliminate bias from algorithms?

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For more than a decade, journalists and researchers have been writing about the dangers of relying on algorithms to make weighty decisions: who gets locked up, who gets a job, who gets a loan — even who has priority for COVID-19 vaccines. Rather than remove bias, one algorithm after another has codified and perpetuated it, as companies have simultaneously continued to more or less shield their algorithms from public scrutiny. The big question ever since: How do we solve this problem? Lawmakers and researchers have advocated for algorithmic audits, which would dissect and stress-test algorithms to see how they work…

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Looking For a Smartwatch or Fitness Tracker? These Are the Best You Can Buy

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From smartwatches and fitness trackers to Bluetooth rings and sleep-logging wristbands, if it’s technology you can wear, we’ve reviewed it. Whether you’re an Apple diehard or you stan for Android, these are the wearables you should buy.

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