Over the past few decades, the internet has become more and more ingrained in daily life — everything from shopping to banking to communicating with family can be handled online. For those who were born into this period, the internet and the many ways you can use it are second nature. For others, these things might feel confusing or difficult to keep up with. That's where we come in. We're here to make life on the internet easier to understand, and to help you stay safe. We've created a guide explaining how to set up an internet connection, personalize your internet experience, and more importantly, feel safe while doing so. Finding Your Internet Provider First and foremost, you'll need to set up an internet connection. It's no secret that internet plans can get expensive. And the process of figuring out which providers are both available and affordable can be a frustrating experience, especially if you've had your heart set on a certain provider. Unlike cell phone carriers where … [Read more...] about How to be a savvy senior online: A guide to all things internet
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Twitter has announced its first algorithmic bias bounty challenge , offering cash prices ranging from $500 to $3,500 for those who can help the social media giant identify a range of issues. After significant backlash last year, the company admitted in May that its automatic cropping algorithm repeatedly cropped out Black faces in favor of White ones . It also favored men over women, according to research from Twitter. Multiple Twitter users proved this fact using pictures of themselves or of famous figures, like former President Barack Obama . Rumman Chowdhury, director of Twitter META, explained that the company decided to change the algorithm and admitted that companies like Twitter often "find out about unintended ethical harms once they've already reached the public." On Friday, Chowdhury and Twitter META product manager Jutta Williams unveiled the algorithmic bias bounty competition, which they said was part of this year's DEF CON AI Village. "In May, we … [Read more...] about Twitter announces first algorithmic bias bounty challenge
A man died in police custody in Berlin as the German police force launched a hard crackdown of the anti-lockdown demonstration on Sunday, in which some 600 people were arrested. It is not yet known what was the cause of death for the 49-year-old man who was in police custody in the capital of Germany, however, officers have reported that the man had complained of a tingling in his arm and chest. An investigation into the death has been launched. Officers attempted to give first aid medical care to the man, yet he ultimately died upon reaching the hospital, Bild reported . Footage shared on social media showed the police using pepper spray, throwing women to the ground, and even allegedly beating a teenage protester during the chaotic rally. The Berlin police said on social media: “They tried to break through the police cordon and pull out our colleagues. This led to the use of irritants, batons and physical force.” The demonstration from the Querdenker (Lateral … [Read more...] about One Dead, 600 Arrested at Anti-lockdown Demo in Germany
Creeping its way up from its early status as a cult show with a loyal following, to a bona fide overground must-watch, Search Party and its mix of thriller and satire returns this week for a fourth season. Read on as we explain how to watch Search Party season 4 online with HBO Max today. The new season once again centres around meandering millennial Dory Sief (Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat), who in a bid to find a purpose in life in season one, begins searching for an old college acquaintance who had gone missing That quest leads her and her friends into a whole host of trouble - with the group's misdeeds very much catching up with them by the end of season 3. Watch Search Party season 4 online Release date: January 14 (US and Canada) Stream now: HBO Max (US-only) Hitting the ground running from the previous season's cliffhanger ending, Dory begins the new series held prisoner by her psychotic stalker Chip (Cole Escola). Dory's actress best friend Portia … [Read more...] about How to watch Search Party season 4 online: stream every new episode on HBO Max
At CES 2021 , TCL is stepping up its tablet game with two new devices, including a color electronic ink paper display that bridges the gap between monochrome e-readers and expensive tablets. The TCL NXTPAPER, is something of a middleground between traditional tablets and E Ink ereaders. The ‘paper-like’ 8-inch Full HD display emits no blue light, making it conceivably easier on the eyes. Otherwise, the TCL NXTPAPER packs a 5MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera, a 5,500mAh battery, and an octa-core processor allowing users to watch videos and other media. It isn’t backlit, giving it longer battery life but making users rely on environmental illumination; to offset that, TCL will include a light in the box. CES 2021 : everything we've seen ahead of the online-only tech show These slates could make our best tablets list TCL's first branded tablets landed in August during IFA alongside other cheap slates The TCL Tab 10S is also in the lineup, a tablet … [Read more...] about CES 2021: TCL’s color electronic ink tablet unveiled, could be a Kindle alternative
Dell laptop deals can offer some excellent low prices on machines with specs that outrank their price tags. That's excellent news, whether you're looking for a super cheap everyday machine or a top of the range XPS. While Dell itself is usually the best place to look for Dell laptop deals, retailers across the web have also been offering some record low prices on these powerful computers as well. Dell laptop deals Find the best Dell laptop deal for you: Cheap laptop deals at a glance 2. Dell XPS 3. Dell Inspiron 3000-Series 4. Dell Inspiron 5000-Series 5. Dell Inspiron 7000-Series Normally, then, the difficulty in finding the best Dell laptop deals lies not in the price tag - but in finding the right one for you. Dell's catalogue is fairly complex - balancing a range of models across the Inspiron and XPS line and refreshing many of them every year. Across various models, ranges, and series', then, it can be hard to pin down the very best Dell laptop … [Read more...] about The best cheap Dell laptop deals and prices for July 2021
Fascism is a complex ideology. There are many definitions of fascism; some people describe it as a set of political actions, a political philosophy or a mass movement. Most definitions agree that fascism is authoritarian and promotes nationalism at all costs, but its basic characteristics are a matter of debate. Fascism is commonly associated with the Italian and German regimes that came to power after World War I, though other countries have also been ruled by fascist regimes. Adolf Hitler in Germany, Benito Mussolini in Italy, Francisco Franco in Spain and Juan Perón in Argentina were the most well-known fascist leaders of the 20th century. Certain aspects of fascist rhetoric and political organization have shifted in the decades that followed World War II. And fascism has further evolved in the political landscape of the 21st century. However, core fascist ideologies and goals espoused by the likes of Hitler and Mussolini are still present in populist organizations today, and … [Read more...] about What is fascism?
critic rating 3.5 Top Features Decent viewing experience Good sound quality Average performance With smartphone brands launching a new TV in the budget segment, the smart TV space has lately been very crowded. Case in point, one can easily find a decent TV in every screen size with every bells and whistle a modern TV should offer. Going with that flow, a well-known laptop and electronics brand Compaq has also launched its 65-inch Android smart TV in India. Dubbed as Flex 65, it offers a 65-inch 4K QLED panel with HDR 10 and Dolby Digital support. The TV also runs the latest version of Android TV operating system out-of-the-box, an extensive set of features and app support to take on the likes of its competitors. We have been using this for a while now as our daily source for binge-watching shows and movies and here’s what we think about it. Compaq Hex 65 Android TV: Design The moment we unboxed the TV and mounted it on its feet (the tabletop … [Read more...] about Compaq Hex 65 review: A good, feature-rich and overpriced TV
Microsoft took the wraps off of Windows 11 in a 45-minute online event, titled "What's next for Windows," held on June 24, 2021. A few days later, the company released the first preview of the new operating system for members of the Windows Insider Preview Program. If you use a Windows PC at home or at work, how will this upgrade affect you? I've been collecting your questions and have assembled the answers here. Also: The best parts of Windows 11 are already in Windows 10. Here's how to enable them What is Windows 11? At the risk of stating the blindingly obvious, Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10. It's built on the same core architecture as Windows 10; indeed, Microsoft could have chosen to deliver the new features in Windows 11 through a series of semi-annual feature updates to Windows 10 without a name change. Instead, they chose to make this a good old-fashioned "big bang" release, with a new major version number and a laundry list of new … [Read more...] about Windows 11 FAQ: Here’s everything you need to know
The computer as we know it today has radically evolved from the desktop behemoths of the early PCs to masses of computer power you can hold in your hand. Desktop PCs , notebooks, tablets and smartphones now all coexist together, but are clearly on a converging trajectory. And increasingly, computers are not simply isolated pieces of IT we use. With the burgeoning ideas of the Internet of Things becoming tangible reality, computers will simply disappear into our environment. Says Andy Hardy, EMEA MD at Code42: "The iconic image of a 'computer' in the traditional sense – the idea of a tower that sits underneath a desk connected to a monitor – is outdated. Today, our computers are as mobile as we are. This concept of an electronic device – which is capable of receiving data and processing information in order to produce a result – being carried with you wherever you go is not going away anytime soon." Jon Wrennall, CTO in the UK and Ireland at Fujitsu, further commented: "The … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for the PC?