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This Chatbot Aims to Steer People Away From Child Abuse Material

This Chatbot Aims to Steer People Away From Child Abuse Material

Using the chatbot is more direct and maybe more engaging, says Donald Findlater, the director of the Stop It Now help line run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. After the chatbot appeared more than 170,000 times in March, 158 people clicked through to the help line’s website. While the number is “modest,” Findlater says, those …

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This 15-Inch Innocn 15K1F Portable OLED Monitor Is on Sale Right Now

This 15-Inch Innocn 15K1F Portable OLED Monitor Is on Sale Right Now

My home workstation has a 32-inch ultrawide monitor paired with a 28-inch monitor mounted vertically alongside it, which is why I feel cramped whenever I’m away from home and have to use my laptop’s cramped 13-inch screen. (I know, I know. First-world problems.) It’s just not enough space! A second monitor can improve your productivity, …

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8 Best Smart Speakers (2022): Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

8 Best Smart Speakers (2022): Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

Connects to Google Assistant or Alexa The pint-sized Sonos Roam (9/10, WIRED Recommends) has become our new favorite portable speaker. I (Parker) have taken it on road trips, to outdoor weddings, and in the basket of my bike. The simple-to-use Sonos ecosystem works with Google Assistant and Alexa, and the speaker has Bluetooth for when …

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The Unlikely Cure for Burnout? A Second Job

The Unlikely Cure for Burnout? A Second Job

Like Murphy, many overemployed individuals are achieving financial milestones that once seemed out of reach—from buying a home to building up sizable savings. In one Discord conversation, a member relishes the feeling of getting two paychecks on the same day while others react with emojis in delighted unison. In another channel, called “2x-success-stories,” members discuss …

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10 Best Portable Coffee Makers (2022): All-in-Ones, French Presses, and Packets

10 Best Portable Coffee Makers (2022): All-in-Ones, French Presses, and Packets

There are three basic, vital coffee brewing tips I’ll impart. Find good, fresh beans: Great coffee starts with high-quality beans. Quality beans can make even cheap brewing equipment shine. High quality means fresh. Find a local coffee roaster in your area. For testing, I used beans from Jittery Joe’s Roasting Company in Athens, Georgia, specifically …

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