'Sideways Dictionary' simplifies tech jargon for the masses

'Sideways Dictionary' simplifies tech jargon for the masses
If you ever get confused about tech jargon (or want to clear up said confusion), a new tool from Google's Jigsaw incubator and the Washington Post may help. The "Sideways Dictionary" uses analogies and metaphors to help regular, non-techy people unde…
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Rockstars party, MCs invest

Rockstars party, MCs invest
 Following the launch of Jay Z’s new VC vehicle, Arrive, earlier this month, we did a data pull on how music industry moguls spend their ducats. And hip hop artists are way ahead of rock stars when it comes to making tech investments, according to an analysis of Crunchbase data. Read More


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Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump

Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump

Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump

How does the Vault 7 leak look to a famous CIA whistleblower? It’s complicated. The post Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump appeared first on WIRED.
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'Trinity' will be the first interactive VR sci-fi TV show

'Trinity' will be the first interactive VR sci-fi TV show
Virtual reality production studio UNLTD today revealed that it is working on the world's first interactive sci-fi TV show. Speaking at SXSW, the company announced the premise for Trinity- a show set in a future where humanity has long become extinct….
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Facebook, Twitter still failing on hate speech in Germany as new law proposed

Facebook, Twitter still failing on hate speech in Germany as new law proposed
 Facebook and Twitter have once again been criticized in Germany for failures to promptly remove hate speech being spread via their platforms. Read More


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Evolv raises $18 million for body scanners that don’t cause long lines at security

Evolv raises million for body scanners that don’t cause long lines at security
 For a previous generation in the US, the only places where one might worry about the possibility of a mass casualty were “high-value targets,” like airports and government offices, places that have body scanners and bag inspections, security guards and long lines to get in today. But attackers increasingly strike at public places like nightclubs, stadiums, clinics, malls, places… Read More


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Jigsaw and The Washington Post try to explain tech jargon with their new Sideways Dictionary

Jigsaw and The Washington Post try to explain tech jargon with their new Sideways Dictionary
 When it comes to understanding and writing about technology, one of the biggest challenges is dealing with all the insider-y terminology — particularly since it can feel so removed from everyday experience. Now Alphabet’s tech incubator Jigsaw is working with The Washington Post on a new way to offer these explanations, called the Sideways Dictionary. The focus is on analogies… Read More


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