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YouTubers are whispering their way into the millions

YouTubers are whispering their way into the millions

Entertainment, Lifestyle, Podcasts, Tech, World, YouTube
Bizarre props, hypnotising hand motions, quirky roleplay concepts, and more — what started out as a niche sub-genre on YouTube is beginning to gain prominence for its therapeutic purpose and surprising profitability. Another restless night, another couple of hours of precious sleep thrown to the wind in exchange for mindless browsing on YouTube. I don't know how I got here, but suddenly there’s a young blonde woman on screen. smiling disarmingly before leaning in to whisper: “Hey!” After less than a minute of introducing the video, she brings out a makeup brush and strokes its bristles before running it over the surface of the microphone. The resulting noise? A soft, and very strange, kind of scratching. She leans in and away from the microphone while she rambles and brushes
Could a Black Mirror dystopian world actually become our future?

Could a Black Mirror dystopian world actually become our future?

Featured, Lifestyle, Tech, Technology
Imagine a world where the freedom of how you live depends on your social media rating. This is how citizens in China will live by 2020. The Chinese Government is introducing a new ‘Social Credit System’ in 2020 where citizens will be given scores based on their behaviour. This is similar to an episode in the Netflix dystopian thriller Black Mirror, which portrays the life of a woman who lives in a world where everyone is treated depending on their social score. The idea seems crazy and we wondered how bizarre it would be to live in a world like that. But for the 1.4 billion people living in China it’s becoming a reality. The Chinese government is rolling out a similar scheme that ranks people based on their behaviour. In an attempt to encourage ‘trustworthiness’ in society,
Companies collecting your personal info – are you mad or nah?

Companies collecting your personal info – are you mad or nah?

Featured, Investigations, Society, Specials, Tech, Technology
We live in a world where our personal information is not our own anymore. Just from apps, companies know where we are at this moment. Even stores offering free wifi in exchange for your email and social media details gain access to customers shopping habits. “Data is the new currency” is the motto echoed in the tech industry. Data allows sites to enhance customer service, reframe marketing strategies and profit for data brokers.  But what these companies know about their consumers is more than what the consumers would like strangers to know about them. It goes beyond names and email addresses. According to the Federal Trade Commission,  data brokers have a vast tract of data about your home, money, health, and more:    The home you live in and how many years you’ve lived ther
Sleep problems? Choose a Sleep App now!

Sleep problems? Choose a Sleep App now!

Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Tech, Technology
Yes, it is Murphy's law! You cannot fall asleep in moments when you need it the most. Your mind just can’t shut up. Your thoughts go into imaginary situations that will never happen, you are thinking about what could go wrong, or what you didn’t say in the last argument with your colleague. It’s been an hour since you turn off the lights and any electronics in order to fall asleep faster. And still, it doesn’t work, so you check your Instagram just for a minute, but the minute turned into an hour. Boom, now you have only 5 hours until the alarm’s sound drive you crazy again. A research by NPR shows that chronic insomnia affects 10-15 percent of adults and 25-35 of people have issues with Zzz’s quite often. Obviously, you are not alone and instead of counting sheep you might want to try
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