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8 Tech Inventions That Are Nothing But Useless

It’s one thing to know that a tomato is a fruit, and another to put it in a fruit salad. Although, the human race has achieved some of the most amazing feats in the field of technology, however, there are moments when our creative minds tend to overdo it, and before we know it, we’re munching tomatoes into our fruit salad.

Creative but Useless Japanese Inventions

Creative but Useless Japanese Inventions

Japanese are of the most creative people the world. Take a look around you and don’t be surprise…Read more

So for today, I have compiled a list of tech inventions that I think are hilarious as well as ridiculous and downright useless in nature. Let’s take a look at them:

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Explore & Share Research Data with Datazar

The amount of data on the Internet is staggering and it seems to grow larger every year. This leads to new industries, such as big data, using analytics to predict events and find noteworthy data points.

Recommended Reading: How Big Data Analytics Make Cities Smarter

With a tool like Datazar, you can find, sort, analyze, and even contribute data to one central repository. The site offers a free account for anyone looking to share data publicly and to pull API requests from other research projects.

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Facebook is Getting a New Feature Called "Latest Conversations"

Anyone who has ever used any social network service would probably be well aware of the echo chamber phenomena whereby like-minded individuals would converse among themselves regarding certain sensitive topics, thereby leading to confirmation bias.

Facebook Messenger now comes with end-to-end encryption via Secret Conversation

Facebook Messenger now comes with end-to-end encryption via Secret Conversation

In April, WhatsApp rolled out end-to-end encryption, giving its users access to secure messaging. Now, WhatsApp’s half-sibling, Facebook…Read more

Facebook is well aware of the echo chambers that a large portion of its user base has built, which is why the company is rolling out a feature called Latest Conversation that could help negate some of the problems that stem from an echo chamber.

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Gmail for Android to Get Anti-Phishing Check

Shortly after being hit by a surprisingly well made phishing attack, Google has begun rolling out some new security measures specifically for Gmail for Android that would give users a heads up on potential phishing attacks.

This Gmail Phishing Attack Looks Extremely Real

This Gmail Phishing Attack Looks Extremely Real

Phishers are getting extra creative these days as there are reports of certain phishing attacks that works via…Read more

Rolling out to all Gmail for Android users within the next couple of days, the application will now warn the user whenever they click on a link that is reported to be fraudulent. Assuming that the user believes that the website is legitimate, they can then opt to continue to the webpage at their own risk.

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Everypixel – Free Stock Image Search Engine for Designers

Finding quality stock photos can be a real pain in the butt. Most stock photos just look cheesy or barely fit the goal you’re aiming for with the photo.

But, Everypixel changes all of that with a powerful new search engine that lets you search by keywords & uploaded photos. You can literally upload a photo from your computer and it’ll automatically search dozens of stock photo sites to find related pics. Talk about convenient!

By default, this search engine crawls all 50+ stock photo sites in their repository. You can also limit searches to only free photos by clicking the small radio switch in the top-right corner.

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