Internal docs: Instagram spent the majority of its global annual marketing budget since 2018 targeting teenagers, as it worries about losing its user "pipeline" (New York Times)

New York Times: Internal Documents: Instagram has spent most of its global annual marketing budget since 2018 targeting teens as it worries about losing its user “pipeline”– The app, which is hailed as Facebook’s growth engine, has privately struggled to retain and engage teens, according to internal documents.

Valve bans blockchain games and NFTs on Steam

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge 3/4– Age of Rust (@SpacePirate_io) October 14, 2021 WHAT IS AN NFT? Games that use blockchain technology or allow users to exchange NFTs or cryptocurrencies are not allowed on Steam, according to a rule added to Valve’s “What not to publish on Steam” list. The change was pointed … Read more

Apple's MagSafe wireless charging standard continues to underwhelm a year after its release, due to lack of foresight and a limited ecosystem (Sean Hollister/The Verge)

Sean Hollister / The edge: Apple’s standard MagSafe for wireless charging continues to overwhelm one year after its release due to lack of foresight and a limited ecosystem– Apple’s charging ecosystem still reveals its limitations – A year ago yesterday I wrote how MagSafe could be the biggest reason to buy an iPhone 12.

The Best Assistive Technology for Dyslexics

“I always recommend two different tools for kids: speech to text and word prediction,” Martin says. “Fortunately, the technology has come a long way and is no longer expensive. Built-in dictation tools on devices like phones, iPads and Google Docs work incredibly well. ” The problem is that children may not want to use speech … Read more

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Survival Analysis

Survival analysis is the best in the world since slices of bread! In most machine learning circles, however, it is largely synonymous with a “#it’s complicated” relationship status. Survival analysis is an extremely valuable branch of statistics. We want our guide to better serve you as a straightforward go-to / how-to, eliminating any confusion. The … Read more

Hackers Keep Targeting the US Water Supply

In the light of all the Facebook news lately – even if it’s honestly when there is none – you might finally be thinking of jumping ship. In that case, you can delete your Facebook account here. You’re welcome. However, that’s not all that happened this week! Google sheds some new light on the Iranian … Read more

Ground-Level Ozone Is a Creeping Threat to Biodiversity

It is well established that chronic exposure to high ozone levels is a serious threat to human health, exacerbating heart and lung problems such as asthma and emphysema and causing decreased birth weight. A study showed that more than 1 million premature deaths globally each year are due to high levels of ozone. Research also … Read more