The Metaverse: The Illusion is no longer possible
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NYC Mayor Promised to Get Paid in Bitcoin. Turns Out That's Not So Easy
Months after declaring that he would take his first three checks in cryptocurrency in an innovative bid to narrow digital and financial divides, New York City Mayor Adams now says federal law is kind of in the way of him keeping his promise. Read full article here.
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Facebook to Meta: A new name but the same old problems
Facebook's hard-charging attitude has contributed to it racking up a seemingly endless list of scandals around data privacy, hate speech and misinformation. It's been blamed for destroying democracy and for body shaming. The company's latest controversy, which involves leaked documents gathered by former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen, has proved especially damaging. Haugen alleges the company has misled the public and investors about its role in perpetuating hate speech, misinformation and other harmful content. Read more here.
Did you know that you spend more time on the Deep Web than the Surface Web?
Deep web, also known as Hidden Web, is the part of the WWW that typical search engines cannot index. This layer constitutes the biggest part of web content (around 95 %) and contains within another layer called the Darknet.
Contents on the Deep Web cannot be indexed because:
it is either protected with a password, such as your cloud storage, webmail solution, digital libraries, online magazines, or newspapers.
or it is stored behind web services or APIs preventing direct access to the raw data such as your social media pages.
Google Glass: What Happened To The Futuristic Smart Glasses?
Google Glass stumbled so other smart glasses could run. While Google failed to capture the consumer smart glasses niche in 2014, the market's changed a lot in just a few short years. Snapchat now sells its Spectacles glasses so folks can share photos and videos from a first-person perspective. Facebook and Ray-Ban launched their Stories glasses in September 2021 with a built-in camera, speakers, and hands-free voice controls. There have also been more ambitious smart glasses — such as the Oppo Air Glass and Nreal Light — that deliver heads-up displays using AR tech (not unlike Google Glass). Perhaps most exciting of all, Apple's widely expected to launch its own AR glasses/headset in 2022. Google Glass certainly isn't a household name anymore, but if it hadn't tried to do something different in the first place, who knows if any of the smart glasses of today would exist at all. Continue reading.
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