Can our minds be hijacked?

Almost three years ago when I was volunteering at a cafe in a Buddhist meditation center, I read this article from The Guardian for the first time and it really hit me. Today, I read it again and I would like to share here some thoughts and quotes about it.

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The article focuses on various interviews with Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who were the designers who created different innovative features such as the “like” button in FB or the “pull-to-refresh” mechanisms to feed the new posts on Instagram or tweets in Twitter. Why

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Apple and Google to create contact tracing technology – Software – Hardware

Apple and Google will work together to create contact tracing technology that aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing users to opt into a system that catalogs other phones they have been near.

The two Silicon Valley companies make the world’s dominant smartphone operating systems for iPhones and Android devices.

They will work together on technology that will allow mobile devices to trade information via Bluetooth connections to alert people when they have been in close proximity with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the sometimes deadly respiratory disease associated with the novel coronavirus.

The technology

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OnePlus 8 Series Design Details Confirmed Ahead of April 14 Launch

OnePlus eight series style and design particulars have been verified just times in advance of its official launch. The organization CEO Pete Lau has revealed that OnePlus is set to offer its fifth-generation matte-frosted glass finish on the new smartphones. The organization promises that the new style and design on the OnePlus eight designs will not just make it interesting but also provide a cozy grip. Additionally, a video clip has been produced by OnePlus to present off the OnePlus eight series in Glacial Eco-friendly color option.

In a discussion board post, Pete Lau has stated that OnePlus has retained

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Visual Studio Code extension flags NPM vulnerabilities

Stability developer Snyk has released a free extension for Microsoft’s well known Visible Studio Code editor that finds vulnerabilities in NPM packages.

Introduced April 2, the open up supply Snyk Vuln Charge extension serves as a protection scanner, furnishing feedback inline as builders code. With eighty per cent to 90 per cent of code these days becoming intensely dependent on open up supply packages, builders have to have to know what these packages do, Brian Vermeer, Vuln Charge project guide, claimed.

The Snyk Vuln Charge instrument can also obtain vulnerabilities in JavaScript packages from effectively-identified CDNs by scanning HTML documents

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LG V60 ThinQ 5G review: A less exciting but cheaper Galaxy S20 alternative

Available in the US from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G is a premium phone poised to compete against the Galaxy S20. Though it’s a lofty opponent to take on, the LG V60 has a couple of things that make it stand out. One is low tech (a headphone jack) and the other is more advanced: a special Dual Screen case that doubles the size of its display. Though the accessory is nice to have and has a handful of useful tricks, it’s definitely not a necessity.


  • Long battery life so far
  • Headphone jack
  • Two
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