Alan Krieg

Alan Krieg

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There is no question the internet is one of the greatest innovations of modern times. The web in particular has given billions of people a level of access to information, entertainment, goods and services, and human connection that previous generations could hardly imagine.But not everyone can make use of the web equally. People with visual or physical impairments depend on technological aids to do on the web what the rest of us take for granted. And those aids succeed only insofar as web developers use or support them. Tricky page layouts can confuse screen readers, and even the unimpaired can have trouble making sense of low-contrast text or misleading colors.To read this article in full, please click here
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Aussie startup founder Domm Holland came to the U.S. as a Silicon Valley outsider. He shares how he built a network and raised $124 million in just two years.
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The acclaimed short story writer chronicled racism, sexual harassment and immigrant disconnect in the years after World War II.
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According to a statement issued by SpiceJet, SpiceXpress used its B737 freighter aircraft to airlift the concentrators from Guangzhou, which aircraft landed in Delhi at 10 am on Monday
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Affiliate marketing requires no money or experience, just a little extra time to learn
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Today kicks off Fortnite‘s Red vs Blue weekend, a three-day event that will revolve around multiple team deathmatch-style game modes, including Red vs Blue Rumble, Advanced, and XS. The limited-time mode will be joined by an Item Shop refresh that brings out Team Red and Team Blue items for players who want to represent their favorite team. If you’ve been … Continue reading
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Vodafone and Qualcomm are teaming up to help more equipment suppliers enter the market through Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) technology. OpenRAN is set to bring about a new paradigm for how telecoms networks are deployed. Free of vendor lock-in, operators can use the interoperable equipment which suits their particular needs for cost and... Read more » The post Vodafone and Qualcomm team up to boost Open RAN ecosystem appeared first on Telecoms Tech News.
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Like most TV shows, season four of Hulu's award-winning dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale underwent changes caused by the pandemic. But according to director, producer, and star Elisabeth Moss, the transition wasn't nearly as tough as one would assume. "It wasn't as challenging as you would think," Moss tells Adweek's Lisa Granatstein during a one-on-one...
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Facebook marked World Immunization Week (April 24 through 30) by detailing the results of its efforts with UNICEF to combat vaccine hesitancy. Public policy research manager, Data for Good Kadeem Khan and public policy manager, Data for Good Laura McGorman said in a Newsroom post that the World Health Organization found in 2019 that vaccine...
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Emily Ratajkowski’s artwork is being sold as an NFT. | Image: Emily Ratajkowski Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski is selling a link representing a composite image that features a photograph of herself in front of a print by another artist that contains a photo (of herself) taken by (presumably) yet another artist. In other words, she is selling an NFT. The New York Times reports that Ratajkowski will be selling the NFT at Christie’s, the storied auction house that sold Beeple’s NFT for $69 million in March. The NFT is, for Ratajkowski, an effort to reclaim images of herself that have been created and sold, sometimes without her permission, throughout her career. Last year, Ratajkowski published an essay in The Cut describing moments when she was unable to control often vulnerable images of herself. ... Continue reading…
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Think the new M1 iPad Pro means iOS and MacOS are merging? Think again. In fact, Apple’s pro tablet speaks volumes about why that will never happen.
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Oculus is turning on its Air Link PC streaming feature for the Quest 2 virtual reality headset. Air Link is part of the Oculus v28 software update, which recently started rolling out to Oculus headset owners. Facebook Reality Labs head Andrew Bosworth says you can find the feature if you’re running v28 on your PC and Quest 2 headset; if you haven’t gotten access to the update yet, “it’s coming very soon.” Air Link lets Quest 2 owners with a strong Wi-Fi connection play PC VR games wirelessly on their headsets. Air Link was initially disabled on v28. But as Upload points out, Quest 2 owners had found a way to unofficially turn it on, and Oculus had warned that the experience was “not representative” of the final result. Bosworth says... Continue reading…
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SpaceX has now launched three astronaut missions, which makes the experience "a little bit easier" for Musk.
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We like to think of ourselves and others as generally honest people. But the truth is we lie a lot more than you might expect. One study conducted by University of Massachusetts psychologist Robert S. Feldman found that 60% of people lied at least once during a 10-minute conversation, telling an average of two to three lies. Participants lied more when they were told to appear likeable and competent. Pamela Meyer, founder and CEO of Calibrate — a company that provides deception detection training — sorts lies into two categories: offensive and defensive. Offensive lies are told to gain something: a reward, an advantage over a person or a situation, or admiration from others. Defensive lies, on the other hand, are told to protect the liar or another person (hey, not all lies are self-seeking!) from embarrassment, punishment or harm, or to avoid an awkward social situation. “We misunderstand motivation for lying and often judge liars too harshly,” Meyer told HuffPost. “The word ‘liar’ is a trigger for finger-pointing and moral superiority. Lying, however, is part of the human experience.” So how do you know if someone is lying to your face? And what do you do if they are? Experts share what to look for and how to handle a potential confrontation.  We’re Actually Not Very Good At Detecting LiesStudies have shown that we only get it right a little over half the time. That’s just slightly better than your odds if you guessed. And why is that? The “signs” we’ve been taught to look for — like fidgeting or avoiding eye contact — aren’t actually strong, evidence-based indicators. “The cues that people normally rely on are based on wives’ tales or social stereotypes — that liars tend to avoid your gaze, or they tend to act nervous or they tell stories that are very abstract with few details,” University of Texas at Austin communications professor Matthew McGlone, who has taught courses on deception, previously told Vice. In reality, lie detection is “enormously complex,” Meyer said. “There are no singular signs, regardless of what others might suggest. You cannot look at someone and say, ‘He’s tapping his foot, I know he is lying.’ It is not a parlour trick,” she said. “That said, there are ways to approach a possible liar that will elicit the truth, and there are ways to think about lying that will inform your view.” The word ‘liar’ is a trigger for finger-pointing and moral superiority. Lying, however, is part of the human experience.Pamela Meyer, founder and CEO of CalibrateOne way to do that? Increase the person’s cognitive load. Lying while trying to appear calm and truthful is taxing; it requires a ton of mental energy. You can use that to your advantage. “When you are trying to think what to say, act composed, appear spontaneous, the load on your cognitive system is high,” Meyer said. “It’s as if many wheels are already turning in your head as you try to process in real time how to present yourself and what to say.”For example, a liar may have fabricated and rehearsed a story to cover their lie. But if you ask them to tell that story out of chronological order, it’s likely to trip them up. “Think not about tells and more about the load,” Meyer said. Another way to go about this, as Edward Geiselman, a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told The New York Times, is to solicit additional details using phrases like, “Tell me more about that,” as the person recounts their story. Open-ended questions will apply more pressure to their already-heavy cognitive load. Should You Confront A Liar? Now let’s say you’ve caught someone in a lie — or at least you’re fairly certain the person isn’t telling the truth. What do you do? As you might expect, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach here. Meyer, for one, said she rarely recommends directly confronting someone on their lie. Instead she suggests gathering information, trying to understand the other person’s perspective and staying curious about their motives. She offered one hypothetical workplace scenario in which a certain employee was the only person working the night a computer was stolen from the office. Say this person denies knowing anything about the missing equipment. Instead of accusing them of lying, you’d approach the conversation from a place of empathetic curiosity. “Give them the benefit of the doubt and signal you are on their side. ‘It must have been so weird to be in the office by yourself that night. Do you like working late?’ You’d be surprised how much more you will learn when you signal that you are curious and not judgmental,” she said.Other times, you may want to confront the suspected liar on the spot in a more direct manner. To determine if this is the right approach, consider a few factors first, said Tiana Frazier, an associate marriage and family therapist at Millennial Life Counselling: Your relationship to the other person (is it someone you know well that you feel safe with?), the content of the lie (is it something small or something you might need more time to look into or process?), the setting you’re in (are you in public or do you have privacy?) and the emotional space you and the other person are in. “Safety is always the number one thing to assess for when confronting someone,” Frazier said. “If you believe that it is unsafe to speak out, I would recommend you do not confront someone.”Assuming that safety is not an issue, the best way to confront someone is to speak with them in person — not via text or phone call — and privately, Frazier said. If you do it in front of others, the person is likely to get embarrassed, which can trigger defensiveness.Take into account, too, your emotional state and that of the other person. You may be tempted to confront them right then and there. But if you’re too upset or fired up, it may be better to table the conversation. Sometimes it’s better to wait until cooler heads can prevail. “My recommendation is to confront the person who is lying when both parties are in a calm enough space to have a discussion about it,” Frazier said. “Moreover, both parties need to be in a space where they can be receptive of the other person’s thoughts and feelings.”When you decide to broach the subject, it’s good to be assertive but say your piece in a respectful, rather than accusatory, tone. Use “I” statements (“I felt hurt when ...”) that keep the focus on your feelings, rather than “you” statements (“You’re so full of crap ...”) that place blame. Avoid using generalizing words like “always” or “never” that paint with too broad a brush and attack the other person’s character. Rather, stay focused on the specific situation at hand. Here’s an example of what you might say, according to Frazier: “I feel sad right now because you just said you were at home alone. But I learned earlier from an Instagram story that you are actually hanging out with your friends. I feel this way because I truly value honesty in a relationship.”And know that resorting to name-calling and telling the other person they’re a liar is a surefire way to escalate the conversation into a full-blown argument. Meyer also underscored the importance of coming from a place of compassion rather than hostility if you decide to confront someone with a lie. “Let them know how it made you feel. Explain to them that you were disappointed, but don’t wag your finger in moral superiority,” she said. “Life is too short for that. You can always move onward and upward.” We’ve all been there: Somehow, you’ve found yourself in a conversation with a person you have nothing in common with, someone who intimidates you or someone who won’t stop complaining. These kinds of interactions can be uncomfortable, to say the least. Our HuffPost series How to Talk to Just About Anyone will help you navigate these conversations and others. Go here for all the latest.Related...'It Was Heartbreaking': New Mums' Mental Health Is Still Being IgnoredWe Were Told To 'Stay Home'. We've Never Wanted To Move MoreHow To Stop Being A People Pleaser And Learn To Say No
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(Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and McGill University have adapted an algorithm first developed to spot anomalies in data, like typos in patient information at hospitals or errant figures in accounting, to identify similarities across escort ads. The algorithm scans and clusters similarities in text and could help law enforcement direct their investigations and better identify human traffickers and their victims, said Christos Faloutsos, the Fredkin Professor in Artificial Intelligence at CMU's School of Computer Science, who led the team.
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They have a commanding view, three rows of seats, and even handle OK, too.
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René Plug, chief business development officer, 1plusX The cookieless web is just around the corner, with the run-up to third-party cookie deprecation reaching its finale next year.   The trend toward the unraveling of personal identifiers extends far beyond cookies and web browsers, however. In the mobile environment, which has been relatively trackable until now, Apple’s […] The post Personalizing the cookieless web: rethinking user experience and monetization appeared first on Digiday.
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Austan Goolsbee attacks a long-standing trickle-down canard that US unemployment benefits disincentivizes low-wage workers from going back to work.
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This fall, we expect Apple to unveil four new iPhones. These devices will be in the iPhone 13 series. According to reports, this series will ... The post High definition iPhone 13 mini CAD renders expose its camera design appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Refurb Kindle Paperwhites are $20 cheaper than the lowest ever brand-new price in today's Amazon deals.
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