Credibility

Stone, Brad. “Uber hires NASA veteran as it explores technology of flying cars.” bloomberg.com. 06 Feb. 2017. Web. 08 Feb. 2017

This article was how NASA engineer Matt Moore moved to Uber after publishing a white paper on the feasibility of flying cars. Uber’s vision is that you would take a traditional Uber to a docking bay and then fly to the docking bay closest to your destination. This source (Bloomberg.com) is reliable as they are a widespread news source that reports consistently on stories well. The author, Brad Stone, is a graduate of Columbia University and is a Senior Executive Editor at Bloomberg News so he is a credible author. Our class has been talking about credibility recently in class and the need to be able to interpret bias and click bait from actual news. This article isn’t overtly biased and has a listed author who is credible.

Wong, Raymond. “Apple rumored to remove even more buttons on the new Iphone.” mashable.com. 08 Feb. 2017. Web. 08 Feb. 2017.

This article described how, acording to their reports, Apple is planning on not having any buttons at all on the new Iphone 8. They would be replaced with heat sensors, thus helping to waterproof the phone. Mashable is a tech site however in this article the author doesn’t list is source for the announcement and this is a big blow to his credibility as there is no way to verify his statements. The author himself is the senior tech editor at Mashable but besides that he has no other work experience so he is not a very credible source. All in all this article is remarkable in that it puts for some big claims but has nothing to back them up. This article in contrast to the one above is what the credibility education is for, there is no reason to trust this article as it has nothing to back it up.

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