The website Buzzfeed is a compendium of internet clickbait – a picture of an 800 pound shark, Mitt Romney looking goofy on a jet ski, 11 Ways To Get Inspired Right Now. But while the content may be trivial, but the website is quite lucrative, so much so that it's begun to hire actual journalists. Slate tech writer Farhad Manjoo decided to try to figure out how the site is able to produce such great content.
Farhad Manjoo, Slate's technology columnist and the author of True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society, explains the hacked iPad emails and what it means for cyber security.
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As we've brought more phones, laptops and assorted gadgetry into our lives, we've gotten used to bringing along all the cords, chargers and batteries necessary to keep them powered up. Today we're looking at new technologies to provide power to our electronics without the wires. Eric Giler, CEO of WiTricity, and The Takeaway's tech contributor Farhad Manjoo, who also covers technnology for Slate.com, say wireless power may still be a few years away from mainstream usage...but it's on the way.
If you've ever sat down to do work on a computer, you know that "productivity" and "access to the internet" frequently fight each other tooth and nail. When you're supposed to be writing a proposal, you're tempted by YouTube highlights of Tom Brady’s game winner against the Buffalo Bills. Or maybe it's new pictures of your friend’s baby shower on Flickr, or your Twitter feed. A number of new software applications try to act as traffic cops, shielding you from distractions. New York Times and Slate writer Farhad Manjoo tells us about some of these productivity tools. We also speak to Tony Wright, who founded a productivity and analytics company that created an application called RescueTime.
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