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The truth about doublespeak: Is it lying or just being persuasive?

Doublespeak, or the use of euphemisms to sway opinion, lets leaders avoid the reputational costs of lying while still bringing people around to their way of thinking, a new study has found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgApr 8th, 2021

Charter must pay $19 million for tricking customers into switching ISPs

Charter mailed false ads to convince users Windstream was going out of business. Enlarge / Pinocchio. (credit: Getty Images | malerapaso) A judge has ordered Charter Communications to pay $19.2 million to Windstream for lying to customers in o.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

The Mac Pro promised modularity at launch. Two years later, has it delivered?

Two years after its all-encompassing 2019 redesign, has Apple’s Mac Pro lived up to its promise of modularity? We asked two pro users to find out the truth......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

The truth about doublespeak: Is it lying or just being persuasive?

Doublespeak, or the use of euphemisms to sway opinion, lets leaders avoid the reputational costs of lying while still bringing people around to their way of thinking, a new study has found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Mapping North Carolina"s ghost forests from 430 miles up

Emily Ury remembers the first time she saw them. She was heading east from Columbia, North Carolina, on the flat, low-lying stretch of U.S. Highway 64 toward the Outer Banks. Sticking out of the marsh on one side of the road were not one but hundreds.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021

Google’s Area 120 launches Stack, an app that digitizes personal docs and extracts key information

Google’s in-house incubator, Area 120, is today releasing its latest project called Stack, an app that will help you digitize your documents, receipts and other papers you have lying around the house, and then automatically save them to Google.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 30th, 2021

Google launches Stack, an app that digitizes personal docs and extracts key information

Google’s in-house incubator, Area 120, is today releasing its latest project called Stack, an app that will help you digitize your documents, receipts and other papers you have lying around the house, and then automatically save them to Google.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 30th, 2021

The truth about Christ lies in contradiction, philosopher finds

While the quest to explain how Christ can be both fully human and fully divine enjoys a long, fascinating history, Jc Beall, the O'Neill Family Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, believes that the quest should end......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 30th, 2021

Frequent fire too hot to handle for invasive plants

Land managers know one of the best ways to prevent forest fires is to set fires. Periodic controlled or prescribed burns can reduce the amount of flammable materials lying about on a forest floor, so when wildfires do start, they stay small......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

How we discovered a hidden world of fungi inside the world"s biggest seed bank

This was the moment of truth. We'd spent countless hours meticulously sterilizing seeds (1,710, to be specific), filling the lab with a cacophony of rattling as we shook them in bleach. We'd built a fungus city: great tower-blocks of petri dishes sta.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

The best free PlayStation 4 games available today

Not everyone has $60 lying around to pick up the next big game. Luckily, PS4 has plenty of great free games......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 20th, 2021

Democrats and Republicans live in partisan bubbles, study finds

It has become a cliché to declare that Republicans and Democrats live in two different worlds these days, but it turns out there is some truth to the observation......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

The bald truth: Altered cell divisions cause hair thinning

Researchers have identified a novel mechanism underlying hair thinning and loss during aging. By studying cell division of hair follicle stem cells in young and aged mice, the researchers found that young mice properly balance typical symmetric and a.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

Highlights of the day: Notebook demand still strong

There may be uncertainty lying ahead for the notebook market in second-half 2021 amid overbooking concerns and speculations about stay-at-home needs waning later this year. But currently demand remains strong. Memory suppliers still see strong order.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMar 15th, 2021

How does a crustacean become a crab?

Crabs are living the meme life on social media lately. The memes joke that everything will eventually look like a crab. But it's actually based in some truth......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

Duke University and Facebook’s Connectivity Lab Bring Better Optical Communications to Light

The technique could eventually lead to terabit per second laser links It’s a simple truth that higher frequencies can inherently carry more data than lower frequencies. The more times an electromagnetic wave cycles in a second, the faster it.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMar 9th, 2021

"What the Truth Is": FAA Safety Engineer Slams Oversight of Boeing"s 737 MAX

The Seattle Times reports: Haunted by the two deadly crashes of Boeing 737 MAX jets and his agency's role in approving the plane, veteran Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety engineer Joe Jacobsen is stepping forward publicly to give the vic.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

Mozilla Urges "Remain Calm: the Fox is Still in the Firefox Logo"

Last week Firefox's official blog responded to some viral misinformation about the Firefox logo. "People were up in arms because they thought we had scrubbed fox imagery from our browser. Rest easy knowing nothing could be further from the truth...".....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

Outdoor space has "equal importance" to interiors in Villa Fifty-Fifty

Studioninedots has created a house in the Netherlands that is arranged as a patchwork of alternating courtyards and industrial low-lying pavilions. Read more Studioninedots has created a house in the Netherlands that is arranged as a patchwo.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Population of critically endangered Bahama Oriole is much larger than previously thought

On a low-lying island in the Caribbean, the future of the critically endangered Bahama Oriole just got a shade brighter. A new study led by researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) estimates the population of these striking.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Are you prepared for 5G?

One of the weirder shows I’ve binged recently was “Truth Seekers” on Amazon Prime. It’s a dark comedy series starring Nick Frost (of “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” fame) about a supernatural conspiracy where the antagonist plans t.....»»

Category: blogSource:  verticaRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021