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Study associates frequency, quality of monthly reports with startup success – TechCrunch

Study associates frequency, quality of monthly reports with startup success – TechCrunch

“Despite a lot of publicity and social media, number of sign-ups were modest,” reads one of the last monthly reports I sent to my VCs before my startup ceased to exist. “After the initial wave, sign-ups have slowed right down to near pre-launch levels. User acquisition is our number-one priority and my biggest headache.” Like,…
Study associates frequency, quality of monthly reports with startup success

Study associates frequency, quality of monthly reports with startup success

“Despite a lot of publicity and social media, number of sign-ups were modest,” reads one of the last monthly reports I sent to my VCs before my startup ceased to exist. “After the initial wave, sign-ups have slowed right down to near pre-launch levels. User acquisition is our number-one priority and my biggest headache.” Like,…
Meta-analysis study indicates we only publish positive results

Meta-analysis study indicates we only publish positive results

So meta — Meta-analyses will only produce more reliable results if the studies are good. John Timmer - Dec 29, 2019 2:15 pm UTC Andrew Brooks | Getty ImagesWhile science as a whole has produced remarkably reliable answers to a lot of questions, it does so despite the fact that any individual study may not…
Federal study of top facial recognition algorithms finds ‘empirical evidence’ of bias

Federal study of top facial recognition algorithms finds ‘empirical evidence’ of bias

A new federal study has found that many of the world’s top facial recognition algorithms are biased along lines of age, race, and ethnicity. According to the study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), algorithms currently sold in the market can misidentify members of some groups up to 100 times more frequently…
Federal study confirms racial bias of many facial-recognition systems, casts doubt on their expanding use

Federal study confirms racial bias of many facial-recognition systems, casts doubt on their expanding...

Facial-recognition systems misidentified people of color more often than white people, a landmark federal study released Thursday shows, casting new doubts on a rapidly expanding investigative technique widely used by law enforcement across the United States.Asian and African American people were up to 100 times more likely to be misidentified than white men, depending on…
Study finds blue light filters like ‘Night Light’ might actually keep you awake – 9to5Google

Study finds blue light filters like ‘Night Light’ might actually keep you awake –...

A couple of years ago, science was convinced that the blue light coming from our screens was not only harmful, but could keep us awake at night, too. The countermeasure to that was blue light filters that were widely adopted, but now it seems those filters are just as bad. Nomad case for Pixel 3…
Study upends theory that ‘night mode’ UIs are good for sleep patterns – AppleInsider

Study upends theory that ‘night mode’ UIs are good for sleep patterns – AppleInsider

By AppleInsider Staff Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 06:32 pm PT (09:32 pm ET) New research suggests so-called "night mode" user interface designs like Apple's Night Shift and Dark Mode for iOS are detrimental to getting a good night's sleep, upending marketing claims to the contrary. Composite series showing iPhone 6s running atop iPad Pro with…
Study claims features like Night Shift and Dark Mode might actually be worse for your sleep – 9to5Mac

Study claims features like Night Shift and Dark Mode might actually be worse for...

Several years ago, Apple introduced its adaptive color temperature feature “Night Shift,” while iOS 13 includes system-wide Dark Mode. These features are designed to change the temperature and color of your display based on what time of day it is. New research suggests, however, that features designed to reduce blue light before bedtime might not…
Study may explain how infections reduce autism symptoms

Study may explain how infections reduce autism symptoms

For many years, some parents have noticed that their autistic children’s behavioral symptoms diminished when they had a fever. This phenomenon has been documented in at least two large-scale studies over the past 15 years, but it was unclear why fever would have such an effect. A new study from MIT and Harvard Medical School…
Study says climate change is starving the oceans of oxygen

Study says climate change is starving the oceans of oxygen

The report also warned that this could upset delicate ecological balances by favoring sealife tolerant of low oxygen, like microbes and jellyfish. Even "basic processes" on Earth like the cycling of nitrogen and phosphorous could suffer, the IUCN said.Nutrient pollution from farming and other sources is also a problem on coastlines, according to the IUCN.The…

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10 Failed Foreign Attempts At Muscle Cars (And 10 That Come...

America’s love for speed, drag racing, huge cars, and powerful engines gave birth to one of the most iconic and beloved categories of sports cars ever: the American muscle car. Although its roots stretch back to the late 1940s, these cars flourished during the 60s and 70s and remain a very serious sector of the…

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