Pro-anorexia forums are dangerous — but they can teach us a lot about community and understanding

In recent years, a cultural movement has emerged online that takes a positive attitude toward eating disorders. So-called pro-anorexia (or, more commonly, ‘pro-ana’) organizations differ widely. Whereas the majority claim to provide a non-judgmental environment for those diagnosed with anorexia, others go further, denying that eating disorders are mental illnesses and casting them instead as ‘lifestyle choices’ that should be respected by doctors and families. As a researcher and psychoanalyst who works with patients with eating disorders, I’ve spent considerable time on pro-anorexia forums carefully analyzing their content. Visiting a pro-ana website for the first time is a visceral experience.… This story continues at The Next Web

These earbuds have a battery life of 150 hours, and they’re 60% off today.

Funded by an Indiegogo project, the Kharbons are absolutely the real deal. By utilizing IPV6 low energy protocol, these buds actually run on lower power levels than other listening devices. Couple that with their carrying case that doubles as a 2,000 mAh power bank -- and you’ve got a listening setup that can go days without plugging into the wall.

Europe needs to embrace 5G — before it’s too late

Did you know that the Finnish telecommunications company Nokia is one of the main players in the global mobile infrastructure market? It produces everything to build 5G networks – from antennas to routers and other equipment – and massively exports its products to the USA, Japan, and China. At first glance, this sounds great – it’s just more proof of Europe‘s ability to build and export high tech products. However, when taking a closer look, Nokia‘s example reveals a worrying tendency: it seems that Europe is helping to develop tech innovations somewhere else rather than creating the necessary environment to… This story continues at The Next Web

CHEAP: It’s your last chance to suck $200 off Roomba’s ‘i-series’ robo-vacuum

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Of all the promises technology has made, the one I care about most is its potential to make my life as simple and carefree as possible. Unfortunately, in a lot of cases, tech has had the opposite impact. It’s generally brought along more stresses, more distractions, and more things I don’t really need in my daily life. Yet, there are some bright sparks, some examples of technology that have actually made things simpler, meaning we can spend time doing the things we enjoy. You… This story continues at The Next Web

Honey bees are dying — but man-made hives could save them

Honey bees are under extreme pressure. Beekeepers in the US have been losing and then replacing an average of 40 percent of their honey bee colonies every year since 2010, a rate that is probably unsustainable and would be unacceptable in other kinds of husbandry. The biggest contributor to this decline is viruses spread by a parasite, Varroa Destructor. But this isn’t a natural situation. The parasite is spread by beekeeping practices, including keeping the bees in conditions that are very different from their natural abode of tree hollows. A few years ago, I demonstrated that the heat losses in… This story continues at The Next Web

Bioware reportedly making new Mass Effect game… but do we need one?

Rumor has it that Bioware is working on a new game in the venerated Mass Effect game series. This news should have me jumping for joy — but now that I’ve heard it, I’m not sure it’s such a good idea. According to the rumors, the new game is very early in development — that’d jibe with the vague hints Bioware tossed out last year that it was working on “secret stuff” with regards to ME. The original source of the rumors appears to be this story from Kotaku, which also specifies the game will be directed by Mike Gamble, whose previous work… This story continues at The Next Web

Huawei’s Mate X is finally on sale in china, but it’s already sold out

Motorola’s new Razr may be the current star of the folding phone world but Huawei has some big news too: It’s long-delay Mate X has finally gone on sale in China, and it’s already sold out. As a recap, the device features a Kirin 980 chip, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and 5G connectivity, powered by a 4,500 mAh battery and super-quick 55W charging. It’s a bit disappointing the device is using the Kirin 980 instead of the newer 990 at this price, but it’s still a capable chip. The folding display covers an 8-inch diagonal, or a 6.6-inch… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Huawei

Disney+ tells you when missing movies will be added

When describing Disney+ to friends and family members, I often sum up by saying it’s “basically Netflix for your inner child.” And indeed most of its feature are analogous to ones you’d find on its competing platform. But I’ve discovered one small extra unique to Disney+ that I’ve nevertheless found extremely helpful — namely, that it tells you when it intends to add new movies. I first discovered this when I was searching for the Pirates of the Caribbean series and selected the fifth one, Dead Men Tell No Tales. I found that the movie was not available to play, but it does… This story continues at The Next Web

3 ways e-commerce sellers can improve ROI in 2020 with data analytics

2020 will be here before we know it, and if you’re like me, that means that you’re already looking ahead to how you can improve your e-commerce business in the year to come. While there are many things you can do to improve the profitability of your e-commerce brand, such as improving your supply chain or ensuring that your website is accessible for disabled users, few things will prove more important than properly implementing data analytics. With quality data analytics and business intelligence tools, you can pull from a wide range of data sources — such as sales numbers, marketing… This story continues at The Next Web

Study: There may be no such thing as objective reality

Everyone is entitled to their own facts. That’s not an opinion. At least, according to a new quantum mechanics study. What we view as objective reality – the idea that what we can observe, measure, and prove is real and those things we cannot are theoretical or imaginary – is actually a subjective reality that we either unravel, create, or dis-obfuscate by the simple act of observation. A smarter way of putting it can be found in the aforementioned study, “Experimental test of nonlocal causality” conducted by lead author Martin Ringbauer and an international team of physicists and researchers: Explaining… This story continues at The Next Web