Featured – Technology Magazine WordPress Theme http://magazine3.com/demo/techmag Just another WordPress site Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:32:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.7 Pirate Bay founder: We’ve lost the internet, it’s all about damage control now http://magazine3.com/demo/techmag/2017/05/29/12-road-trip-games-to-keep-everyone-in-the-car-entertained/ http://magazine3.com/demo/techmag/2017/05/29/12-road-trip-games-to-keep-everyone-in-the-car-entertained/#comments Mon, 29 May 2017 05:39:15 +0000 http://magazine3.com/demo/techmag/?p=27 At its inception, the internet was a beautifully idealistic and equal place. But the world sucks and we’ve continuously made it more and more centralized, taking power away from users and handing it over to big companies. And the worst thing is that we can’t fix it — we can only make it slightly less awful.

Let your imagination go wild. Try to pose dilemmas with equally good, or equally bad, alternatives, and make the other person’s decision really difficult. They can be realistic or fantastic, sober or outlandish.

2. Twenty questions

One person thinks of something; the other person can only ask yes/no questions to deduce what it is.

First person says a line, and then second person has to come up with a rhyming line. You can make it harder by specifying a meter.

Roadtrip bingo

Before you leave, make a stack of different bingo sheets, with each square being something you might reasonably expect to see on a road trip. You can have themes like road signs, license plate states, chain restaurants, or geographical features. Make sure each sheet has a different configuration.

If the car has an automatic transmission, use the driver’s right hand and the passenger’s left. Don’t crash the car!

Madlibs

These were popular when I was a kid, but I haven’t seen them lately. You can buy the booklets very cheaply.

Pick something you know very well by heart, like the alphabet or the pledge of allegiance, and try to say the words in reverse order. Go for accuracy then speed. It’s challenging! “All for justice and liberty with, indivisible, God under, nation one, stands it which for republic the to and, America of States United the of flag the to allegiance pledge I.”

Scattergories

You don’t need to buy the official board game. Just choose a category and a letter, and see who can come up with the most things in the category that start with that letter. For example, you might choose “jobs beginning with M,” and come up with “maid, mason, mechanic, model…” Set a timer and keep score if you want.

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Galaxy Note 8 is going to be missing a feature we’ve all been waiting for http://magazine3.com/demo/techmag/2017/05/09/galaxy-note-8-is-going-to-be-missing-a-feature-weve-all-been-waiting-for/ http://magazine3.com/demo/techmag/2017/05/09/galaxy-note-8-is-going-to-be-missing-a-feature-weve-all-been-waiting-for/#comments Tue, 09 May 2017 03:10:05 +0000 http://magazine3.com/demo/techmag/?p=254 The long-rumored Galaxy Note 8 may not feature an optical fingerprint reader after all. According to a new report from Korean publication Naver, Samsung has decided against installing a display-integrated biometric sensor on its next flagship smartphone, because the technology isn’t as secure as it hoped it would be.

“We made every effort to install a display-integrated fingerprint sensor on Galaxy Note 8, but we decided not to install it on this strategic phone due to various technical limitations such as security,” said an official on behalf of the company, later adding that it will continue to develop the scanner.

Apple’s believed to have found a way to perfect the technology

Those who’ve been following TechnoBuffalo closely for the past few months may recall that Samsung reportedly poured a lot of money into developing an in-screen fingerprint reader for the Galaxy S8, but was unable to achieve favorable results in time for mass production.

Apple, on the other hand, is believed to have found a way to perfect the technology and should debut it on board the upcoming iPhone 8, which, like the Galaxy Note 8, is expected to pack a sizeable edge-to-edge display, a dual-camera setup, and powerful internals. Nothing’s confirmed, though.

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Dear Instagram, We Hate The Stupid Algorithm — Sincerely, Every User http://magazine3.com/demo/techmag/2017/05/08/dear-instagram-we-hate-the-stupid-algorithm-sincerely-every-user/ http://magazine3.com/demo/techmag/2017/05/08/dear-instagram-we-hate-the-stupid-algorithm-sincerely-every-user/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 13:36:19 +0000 http://magazine3.com/demo/techmag/?p=10 It’s dumb, it’s wrong, it’s counterproductive, it’s rude, it’s frustrating, it’s confusing, it’s downright evil. All these things and a lot more can be said about a stupid algorithm created by really smart people.

That’s just it, the Instagram executives are too smart for their own good. They think they’re helping us and their financial bottom line at the same time by having the algorithm only show us what they think we want to see.

What they failed to remember is that the number one most functionally amazing technology ever created to tell Instagram with extreme accuracy what I want to see in chronological order is the follow button!

The follow button was masterfully crafted with 100 percent accuracy to show users only what they want to see in their feed.

The other aspect that these extremely book smart—but clearly not street smart—IG executives failed to realize when deciding what posts are most relevant to show us, based on our previous engagement with accounts, is that there’s lots of accounts that we’re forced to engage with for political reasons—like if my nephew, mother-in-law or co-worker posts something, I’m obligated to “like” it.

On the flip side of that, I’m never going to like an @anacheri photo because it’s too sexy and my wife would be infuriated, and I’m never going to comment on @danbilzerian’s exploits on his page in fear of getting in trouble as well.

But it obviously doesn’t mean that i don’t wanna see Ana and Dan’s posts just because I don’t engage with them. It’s far from that! I’m on Instagram to get a rush of endorphins to feel good, so I’d much rather see their entertaining content than my cousin’s dinner salad.

But with the way the algorithm works, I may never get those endorphins because it may push those pages way down in my feed or completely ignore them, all at the algorithm’s discretion.

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