I pay people to talk to me. As a researcher, I typically study a particular product or a particular industry, so I need to find people who have bought that product or who shop in that industry. Then, that person has to agree to take time out of their busy day to have a video call with me or meet me in person at a research facility. The details vary from project to project, but to get anyone to talk, I have to compensate them for their time, cover their transportation costs, and try my best to make the whole interview process a pleasant experience for them. Most of the time, finding subjects is seamless. I can do the recruiting myself on a research platform or outsource the search to a recruiting company specializing in locating the exact type of people that I need to talk to. To make sure I have the right people in my study, I write a screener, a survey for potential participants designed to identify exactly which people qualify for my study and weed out those who don’t. Because … [Read more...] about This UX researcher reveals how to spot a liar
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caption Contrary to what you might think, prosecco experts don’t recommend you use a regular champagne flute. source Shutterstock/Maurese Conterfeit fizz is reportedly on the rise. There are certain markers on a bottle that will tell you whether it’s a certified prosecco DOC or DOCG. Read on to learn the difference between the two. It’s summertime and the fizz should be well and truly flowing. While crémant and English sparkling wine are steadily gaining popularity among those who don’t have the spare cash to invest in champers, our old friend prosecco is still mighty popular. Counterfeit fizz, however, is reportedly on the rise. So that you can rest assured that your bubbles are the real deal, it’s worth knowing how to spot a fake. And have you ever wondered what the terms “DOC” and “DOCG” refer to? Business Insider spoke … [Read more...] about Here’s what the terms DOC and DOCG mean on your prosecco bottle — and how to spot a fake
Lindsay Dodgson, provided by Published 1:11 am, Sunday, May 27, 2018 Kiryl Lis / Shutterstock There are three distinct types of narcissists. One of the most difficult types to spot is the covert narcissist. They hook in highly empathetic people with their sob stories. Then, over time, their victims feel a sense of responsibility for them. Their victim is trapped in an abusive relationship because the covert narcissist has made them question reality and will never be held accountable. can be difficult to spot, especially if they are older and more sophisticated. Over time, they learn how to optimally manipulate their victims, and get by with their schemes without anyone questioning them. Recommended Video: Now Playing: A suicide blast in the Afghan capital Kabul has left at least 31 people dead and 54 injured, according to a health ministry spokesman. Sunday’s attack at a voter registration centre was carried out by a bomber wearing an explosive vest. The … [Read more...] about How to spot a covert narcissist
Tech & Science Computer Science machine learningCan you spot a liar by looking at their facial quirks alone? That’s the question one team of researchers in the U.S. is trying to answer, and the results look promising. Using a massive “deception dataset” containing 1.3 million frames of expressions from 302 individuals split into pairs, experts are using data science and machine learning technology to separate the fibs from the truth. Researchers from New York’s University of Rochester are using an online crowdsourcing framework called Automated Dyadic Data Recorder (ADDR) to study facial and verbal cues. One aim of the project, the team said in a release, is to help “minimize instances of racial and ethnic profiling” by authorities who frequently question subjects, including the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).They discovered that the so-called Duchenne smile—a smile that extends to the muscles of the … [Read more...] about How to Spot a Liar: Experts Uncover the Signs of Deception—Can you See Them?
It is an amazing invention if you think about it. The humble microSD card may be no bigger than the nail of your thumb, but is capable of storing immense amounts of data – anything from the full discography of Queen to all episodes of The Big Bang Theory or The IT Crowd. And all this information is accessible instantly on a phone or tablet. Anytime. Anywhere. It is just mind-blowing!Fake microSD cards, on the other hand, aren't exciting. In fact, they suck quite a bit. They're a bad investment, they're risky to use, and worst of all, they may cause you to lose data forever. Alas, the unassuming buyer may not be aware of that, as the counterfeits can be nearly indistinguishable from the real deal. They come in convincing packaging and are labeled under familiar brand names – Samsung, Kingston, SanDisk, to name a few. But worry not, as we're here to show you how to spot a fake microSD card.Technically, what's the difference between fake and real microSD cards?We were inspired … [Read more...] about Beware of fake microSD cards! Here’s how to tell a counterfeit from the original