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Doritos Software, the Cost of Fun, and Single's Day
What happens when ads generate themselves? (You end up with images that show a product in context, but in a less-useful way because of sizing issues, among others):
Doritos releases software for gamers that filters out the “crunch” sound of eating their chips while livestreaming (I actually think this is kind of fun and clever?).
As the cost of having fun goes up, so do the odds that you’ll feel let down.
Deodorant sales are up following a large-scale return to office trend.
Fruit pouch recall after it’s determined by the FDA that some of them may contain lead-tainted apple puree.
People are accidentally ordering teeny-tiny versions of normal products, online:
Researchers create heat-resistant apples.
Single’s Day is China’s answer to Valentine’s Day and Black Friday.
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And, Experian is a cybersecurity and identity theft nightmare:
“Experian then asks for your full name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, email address and chosen password. After that, they require you to successfully answer between three to five multiple-choice security questions whose answers are very often based on public records. When I recreated my account this week, only two of the five questions pertained to my real information, and both of those questions concerned street addresses we’ve previously lived at — information that is just a Google search away.”