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Mar 31, 2020

Working From Home? Here Are 8 Ways to Boost Your Internet Speed
We could all use a little boost right now

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Mar 31, 2020

‘Something Needs to Fill That Void.' As Stadiums Go Quiet, Esports Are Having a Moment
Esports viewership is skyrocketing as sports fans desperately seek entertainment amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mar 29, 2020

Instacart Workers Plan Strike as Coronavirus Makes the Job Riskier
A group called the Gig Workers Collective is calling for a nationwide walk-out

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Mar 27, 2020

Apple's New Powerbeats Are OK, But Design Flaws Keep Them From Greatness
They sound great, but the fit may not be comfortable for all

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Mar 27, 2020

How American Elections Got So Vulnerable—and What We All Can Do Now
TIME spoke with Harri Hursti, the subject of a new HBO documentary, about threats to election security and how to secure our democracy

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Mar 27, 2020

We're Online More Than Ever Right Now. Can the Internet Itself Keep Up?
Expect slower speeds and other issues over the next few weeks

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Mar 23, 2020

I Finished Half-Life: Alyx in 12 Hours and Can't Stop Thinking About It
It's a must-play for anyone with a virtual reality headset

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Mar 19, 2020

COVID-19 Scams Are Everywhere Right Now. Here's How to Protect Yourself
Scammers are using the coronavirus outbreak to try to take advantage of people

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Mar 19, 2020

Doom Eternal Is the Best Doom Game Ever Made, Period
Get ready to protect Earth from the forces of hell once again

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Mar 19, 2020

The Tech That Could Be Our Best Hope for Fighting COVID-19—and Future Outbreaks
The COVID-19 pandemic may be the trial by fire that telemedicine finally needs to prove its worth

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Mar 18, 2020

‘Nobody Wants To Be Alone.' Video Chat Is Having a Moment As Millions Are Isolated
From Italy to Paris to the U.S. and beyond, video chat and other forms of social media are keeping us connected while we isolate to ward off COVID-19

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Mar 18, 2020

Apple's iPad Lineup Is Finally Getting Real, Official Trackpad and Mouse Support
Making the iPad look even more like a fully-fledged computer

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Mar 17, 2020

Facebook Acknowledges an Anti-Spam Bug Is Blocking Coronavirus News
Users are complaining that links to news stories and information related to the virus is being blocked by the company's automated system

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Mar 17, 2020

Here's How to Keep Your Phone Clean — But Keep Washing Your Hands, Too
Experts say hand washing is just as important as phone-cleaning

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Mar 17, 2020

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is the Game We All Need Right Now
It's the perfect escape from *gestures broadly* all this

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Mar 16, 2020

How Social Media Is Shaping Our Fears of — And Response to — the Coronavirus
Disinformation and anxiety is widespread online — but there are helpers, too

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Mar 16, 2020

‘It Nearly Brings Me to Tears.' 20 Years On, The Sims' Diehard Fans Could Never Let Go
'It nearly brings me to tears thinking about how much this game means to me'

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Mar 16, 2020

Key U.S. Health Agency Suffers Cyberattack During Coronavirus Response
It was apparently meant to impede the country's COVID-19 efforts

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Mar 16, 2020

Alibaba's Jack Ma Sends Boxes of Coronavirus Test Kits and Masks to U.S.
'All the best to our friends in America'

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Mar 15, 2020

As Schools Close Amid Coronavirus Concerns, the Digital Divide Leaves Some Students Behind
From rural America to high-tech urban centers, internet deserts exist

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Mar 13, 2020

The Coronavirus Is Making Us See That It's Hard to Make Remote Work Actually Work
'Typing LOL is not the same as actually laughing out loud.' Even introverts crave some social interaction in the workplace.

Time: Techland
Mar 09, 2020

The Best Single-Player Video Games to Play Right Now
Enjoy some you time with games like Stardew Valley and Alien: Isolation

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Mar 04, 2020

Review: The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Can't Deliver On All the Hype
It's a promising phone, but the camera software isn't up to snuff and we don't need 5G phones yet

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Mar 03, 2020

Why So Many Users Are Furious After Popular Online Stock-Trading App Robinhood Crashed This Week
'When it comes to your money, issues like this are not acceptable'

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Mar 02, 2020

‘This Is Quite a Blow.' The Coronavirus Is Wreaking Havoc on the Video Game Industry
It could result in games never seeing the light of day and new consoles being delayed

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Mar 02, 2020

‘There's No Story That Stays Stable for Too Long.' How Artists Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Confront Modern Anxieties
'There's no story that stays stable for too long'

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Feb 29, 2020

When a Teenager Reportedly Invented a Fake Congressional Candidate, Twitter Verified the Made Up Politician's Account
Twitter verified an account for a fake congressional candidate

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Feb 23, 2020

TSA Stops Employees From Making TikTok Posts
Sen. Chuck Schumer said national security experts have raised concerns about the app

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Feb 22, 2020

Twitter Has Reportedly Suspended 70 Pro-Bloomberg Accounts for Violating Its Platform Manipulation Policy
Twitter said the accounts violated its "rules against platform manipulation and spam"

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Feb 21, 2020

What Internet Speeds Should You Really Be Paying For? Here's How to Decide
Don't overpay for speed you don't need

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Feb 20, 2020

‘Your Workday Is Easier Thanks to His Revolutionary Ideas.' Computer Scientist Who Created ‘Copy' and ‘Paste' Dies
Larry Tesler pioneered concepts that helped make computers more user-friendly

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Feb 20, 2020

How TIME Re-created the 1963 March on Washington in Virtual Reality
Tucked away in an office on a quiet Los Angeles street, past hallways chockablock with miniature props and movie posters, is a cavernous motion-capture studio. And in that studio is the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in 1963, on the day Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. Or rather, it…

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Feb 15, 2020

Over 1,000 Alleged Oracle Employees Have Signed a Petition Demanding Founder Larry Ellison Cancel a Trump Fundraiser
Ellison is the fifth richest person in the U.S.

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Feb 14, 2020

The Spring Cleaning Software You Need to Tidy Up Your Computer (And Keep it That Way)
Nothing sparks joy like emptying out the trash bin on your desktop, after all

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Feb 13, 2020

U.S. Brings New Charges Against Chinese Tech Giant Huawei
The new indictment includes charges of racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to steal trade secrets

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Feb 12, 2020

The World's Biggest Mobile Technology Fair Has Been Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears
The decision comes after dozens of tech companies and wireless carriers dropped out of the event

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Feb 12, 2020

Terms Like ‘OK Boomer' Are Hard to Define. This Dictionary Is Trying To Do It Anyway
Dictionaries usually wait years before writing about a new word so that its meaning has time to settle

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Feb 11, 2020

Samsung's Trying Foldable Phones Once Again With the Galaxy Z Flip
Some design changes could help it avoid the problems of its last attempt

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Feb 11, 2020

Samsung's New Flagship Galaxy S20 Smartphones Have 5G and Intense Cameras
The new line includes the S20, the S20 and the S20 Ultra

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Feb 11, 2020

T-Mobile's $26.5 Billion Sprint Merger Approved Despite Competition Concerns
The industry-altering ruling comes almost two years after the deal was first announced

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Feb 11, 2020

Coronavirus Researchers Are Using High-Tech Methods to Predict Where the Virus Might Go Next
And they're trying to predict the next big outbreak before it happens

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Feb 10, 2020

A Physical Therapist Explains How to Fix Taika Waititi's Apple Keyboard Woes
The Oscar-winning director went on a rant about Apple keyboards

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Feb 10, 2020

Chinese Military Hackers Charged With Stealing Millions of Americans' Info From Equifax
They are also accused of stealing the company's trade secrets

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Feb 10, 2020

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Video Gamers Create the Exact Games They Want to Play
For video game fans, the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) is just as familiar as extra lives, respawns, and end bosses. Gamers have spent decades going up against computer-controlled opponents, whether a Pong paddle trying to prevent them from scoring a point or Bowser trying to stop Mario from rescuing Princess Peach. But recent developments…

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Feb 06, 2020

You Can Finally Stop Netflix From Autoplaying Videos. Here's How
We've wanted this feature forever

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Feb 05, 2020

‘There's a Wide-Open Horizon of Possibility.' Musicians Are Using AI to Create Otherwise Impossible New Songs
In November, the musician Grimes made a bold prediction. "I feel like we're in the end of art, human art," she said on Sean Carroll's Mindscape podcast. "Once there's actually AGI (Artificial General Intelligence), they're gonna be so much better at making art than us." Her comments sparked a meltdown on social media. The musician…

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Feb 05, 2020

The 10 Best Xbox One X Games You Can Play Right Now
Take advantage of Microsoft's souped-up console

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Jan 31, 2020

After Split With FOX Channels, Roku Users Will No Longer Be Able to Stream Super Bowl
The news sent the stock on an abrupt downward trend, falling as much as 6.1% intraday

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Jan 30, 2020

Britain Sides With China In Technology Cold War
In the battle over the next generation of telecommunications, China is winning. On Jan. 28, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson decided not to ban hardware made by the market-leading Chinese firm Huawei as the U.K. builds out its infrastructure for 5G wireless technology. The choice was a blow to the Trump Administration, which has waged…

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Jan 28, 2020

U.K. Government Approves Huawei For 5G Mobile Networks, With Some Restrictions
It's a pivotal decision with implications for Britain's diplomatic relations with the United States and China

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Jan 27, 2020

The Tech Team Behind Billy Porter's Incredible Opening and Closing Grammys Hat Told Us How it Works
What the performer's high-tech hat says about the future of fashion

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Jan 27, 2020

‘I Wish We Could Connect on This Level.' Memes Still Aren't Accessible to People Who Are Blind. What's Being Done About It?
If you've spent a lot of time on the internet in the last decade, you might immediately recognize this description: a toddler clenches his fist in front of a determined-looking face. "Success kid" is one of the most popular online memes in history. But for the 2.2 billion people worldwide who report visual impairments or…

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Jan 27, 2020

Beloved App Vine Just Got a Reboot - and It's Already Beating TikTok in the App Store
Byte, a new video-sharing app released Friday to compete with ByteDance's TikTok, has rocketed to the top of Apple's U.S. App Store. Created by Dom Hofmann, Byte reboots the deprecated Vine video-sharing service, which he co-founded in the summer of 2012 and sold to Twitter later that year. The parent company failed to find a…

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Jan 27, 2020

The New Vine Successor Byte Is Already Beating TikTok in the App Store
Byte, a new video-sharing app released Friday to compete with ByteDance's TikTok, has rocketed to the top of Apple's U.S. App Store. Created by Dom Hofmann, Byte reboots the deprecated Vine video-sharing service, which he co-founded in the summer of 2012 and sold to Twitter later that year. The parent company failed to find a…

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Jan 26, 2020

Vine Has a New Successor: The 6-Second Video App Byte
The new app launched on Android and iOS on Friday

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Jan 24, 2020

Should You Reconsider Using WhatsApp After the Jeff Bezos Hack? Probably Not
Experts say everyday WhatsApp users probably don't need to worry about it

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Jan 24, 2020

London Police to Deploy Facial Recognition Cameras Despite Privacy Concerns and Evidence of High Failure Rate
Police in London are moving ahead with a deploying a facial recognition camera system despite privacy concerns and evidence that the technology is riddled with false positives. The Metropolitan Police, the U.K.'s biggest police department with jurisdiction over most of London, announced Friday it would begin rolling out new "live facial recognition" cameras in London,…

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Jan 23, 2020

AI Is About to Spark a Radical Shift in White Collar Work. But There's Still ‘Plenty of Work for People to Do'
The story of automation in America has long been told in shuttered factories and declining Midwestern cities. But the latest wave of advancements in artificial intelligence may be bring the prospect of machine replacement beyond blue collar work. Developers are creating algorithms that promise to take over vast amounts of work in white collar fields…

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Jan 23, 2020

From Threats of Gang Rape to Islamophobic Badgering, Indian Women Politicians Face High Levels of Online Abuse, Says Report
Women politicians in India receive on average 113 problematic or abusive tweets per day, including threats and badgering, according to a report released today by Amnesty International. The report, which analyzed 114,716 tweets directed at 95 Indian women politicians during the last Indian general election in 2019, found that 1 in 7 tweets about female…

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Jan 21, 2020

Watch Us Play Doom Eternal, the Most Pure Form of Doom Ever Made
We got a sneak preview of the game, which comes out in March

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Jan 19, 2020

SpaceX Launches and Destroys Rocket in Astronaut Escape Test
No one was aboard for the wild ride above Cape Canaveral, just two mannequins

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Jan 17, 2020

The 8 Video Games We Can't Wait to Play in 2020
From 'Cyberpunk 2077' to a brand new 'Animal Crossing'

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Jan 16, 2020

Apple Is Once Again Under Pressure to Help the FBI Unlock a Shooter's iPhone. Here's What to Know
Apple says it's helping, but the feds say it isn't doing enough

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Jan 16, 2020

YouTube Has Been ‘Actively Promoting' Videos Spreading Climate Denialism, According to New Report
YouTube has been "actively promoting" videos containing misinformation about climate change, a report released Thursday by campaign group Avaaz claims, despite recent policy changes by the platform intended to drive users away from harmful content and conspiracy theories. Avaaz examined 5,537 videos retrieved by the search terms "climate change," global warming" and "climate manipulation," and…

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Jan 14, 2020

The NSA Could've Used This Major Windows Security Flaw for Intel Work. Instead, It Told Microsoft About it
The company said it has not seen any evidence that hackers have used the technique

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Jan 14, 2020

Sony Showed Up to CES With a Radically Different Concept Car. A Top Executive Told Us Why
TIME spoke to Sony Electronics President Mike Fasulo at CES about what the Vision-S means for Sony's future.

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Jan 10, 2020

Forget What You Think You Know About Blue Light and Sleep
It's become a virtually unchallenged piece of conventional wisdom that exposure to blue light—the type emitted by electronic device screens—is bad for sleep. That thinking has spurred a mini-industry of innovations meant to stop those effects, like warm-toned "night mode" settings on gadgets and glasses that claim to block blue light. But in December, a…

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Jan 10, 2020

How AI (and Mushrooms) Are Helping Fight Poverty in China's Most Remote Villages
A mushroom forager in rural China has become an internet celebrity — and a successful businesswoman — thanks to an AI-powered app

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Jan 09, 2020

If You Love Netflix's The Witcher, Try the Video Game it's Based On
'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' is great for fans even if you're not a big gamer

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Jan 09, 2020

Facebook Still Won't Fact-Check Political Ads Headed Into Election Season
Instead, the company will allow users the option to see less political ads on their feed

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Jan 09, 2020

The 25 Best Products of CES 2020
From Samsung's robotic ball companion to radical new kinds of PCs and cars

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Jan 08, 2020

Ivanka Trump's Appearance at CES Tech Show Draws Criticism
The choice drew scorn from many women in technology

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Jan 08, 2020

The Lenovo Fold X1 Is a Brilliant Foldable PC. But Will Anybody Want One?
"Foldables" are all the rage at CES 2020. Will they be a hit with consumers?

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Jan 07, 2020

Sex Tech Might Just Be the Biggest New Thing at CES 2020
The show will allow space for sex tech companies as a one-year trial

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Jan 07, 2020

Carlos Ghosn, Now a Fugitive, Was an Electric-Car Visionary
One of the more riveting news stories this past week was former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaving Japan and flying to Lebanon. Ghosn has been charged with financial misconduct and was due to face a trial in April; apparently, he's jumped his bail. Before Ghosn's fall from grace, he was viewed in many circles as…

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Jan 07, 2020

Facebook Announces Plans to Ban Some ‘Deepfake' Videos
But new rules won't impact content deemed parody or satire, or clips edited just to change the order of words

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Jan 05, 2020

The U.S. Is Restricting Exports of AI for Analyzing Satellite Images
New export rules will target emerging technology that could give the U.S. a significant military or intelligence advantage.

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Jan 03, 2020

These 6 Tech Tools Will Help You Actually Keep Your 2020 New Year's Resolutions
Whether you want to get more exercise or save more money

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Dec 31, 2019

President Trump Has Signed a Law to Reduce Robocalls. What Does It Mean For Your Phone?
The measure should help reduce the torrent of unwanted calls, though it won't make them all disappear

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Dec 30, 2019

20 Years Later, the Y2K Bug Seems Like a Joke—Because Those Behind the Scenes Took It Seriously
Some of the fixes put in place in 1999 are still used today to keep the world's computer systems running smoothly

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Dec 30, 2019

Sharon Stone Back on Bumble After Dating App Thought Her Profile Was Fake and Blocked Her
Hollywood actress Sharon Stone is back on Bumble's dating platform after the matchmaking app reinstated the "Basic Instinct" star's access that was suspended for hours after several users complained her profile was fake. Bumble's editorial director Clare O'Connor reached out to the celebrity on Twitter to notify that her account was unblocked, and signed off…

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Dec 30, 2019

Sharon Stone Says Dating App Bumble Thought Her Profile Was Fake and Blocked Her
Hollywood actress Sharon Stone got blocked on Bumble after several users complained that her profile was fake, prompting the "Basic Instinct" star to reach out to the match-making app on Twitter to say that she is the real deal. Bumble has yet to reply on Twitter. I went on the @bumble dating sight and they…

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Dec 27, 2019

China Says It Will Complete Its Competitor to GPS in the First Half of Next Year
Project director Ran Chengqi said the project was "serving the world and benefiting mankind"

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Dec 19, 2019

How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Identify Thousands of Unknown Civil War Soldiers
And in 2020 the site is planning to add a new feature

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Dec 13, 2019

The 10 Best Gadgets of the 2010s
From the iPad to the Tesla Model S

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Dec 12, 2019

Ring Recommends Users Update Their Home Security System Passwords After String of Hacking Incidents
Hackers were able to gain control — and in some cases, speak through — Ring security cameras

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Dec 11, 2019

Activists and LGBTQ Groups Say These Facebook Ads Spread Dangerous Misinformation About HIV Drugs
In an open letter, more than 50 groups are asking Facebook to remove the targeted ads

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Dec 11, 2019

‘Fully Loaded,' Apple's New Desktop Mac Pro Costs Over $52,000 — and Don't Forget the $400 Wheels
To increase the computer's RAM memory from 32 gigabytes to 1.5 terabytes is $25,000 extra

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Dec 10, 2019

Testing Tech in Public? San Francisco Says Get a Permit First
Legislation on technology testing would be the first of its kind in the U.S.

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Dec 08, 2019

SpaceX Delivers ‘Mighty Mice,' Pest-Killing Worms and a Smart Robot to International Space Station
It marks the third visit for this recycled Dragon

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Dec 07, 2019

Reddit Says Leaked U.S.-U.K. Trade Documents Posted on the Site Are Linked to a Russian Information Campaign
The site said it is banning one subreddit and 61 accounts for breaking Reddit's policies

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Dec 06, 2019

Elon Musk Not Guilty in Defamation Lawsuit Brought by British Caver Over ‘Pedo Guy' Tweet
Musk's lawyers had argued he wasn't literally calling Unsworth a pedophile

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Dec 06, 2019

Social Media Failing to Stop Manipulated Engagement and Accounts: NATO Researchers
The report found some profiles stayed online weeks later, even after reported fake

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Dec 05, 2019

Here Are the 10 Best PlayStation 4 Games to Play Right Now
From 'Bloodborne' to 'Persona 5'

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Dec 03, 2019

Apple Announced Its Picks for Best Apps of 2019
Apple's picks for best apps and games of 2019 — at least on Apple devices

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Dec 02, 2019

Thinking of Buying a 4K TV? Here's What You Should Know
It's possible to see through the cloud of jargon and buzzwords to pick the best TV for you

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Nov 28, 2019

Twitter Backs Down From Plan To Delete Inactive Accounts, Citing Dead Users
Twitter has backed off a plan to purge inactive accounts after a backlash from people pointing out that it would cull most dead people's tweet archives. The social media site had announced it would, on Dec. 11, deactivate all accounts that had not signed in at any point during the past six months. But on…

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Nov 28, 2019

TikTok Restores Account of New Jersey Teen Who Criticized China's Treatment of Uighur Muslims
The app apologized and called the suspended account a "human moderation error"

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Nov 26, 2019

Facebook Says It's Removing More Hate Speech Than Ever Before. But There's a Catch
On Nov. 13, Facebook announced with great fanfare that it was taking down substantially more posts containing hate speech from its platform than ever before. Facebook removed more than seven million instances of hate speech in the third quarter of 2019, the company claimed, an increase of 59% against the previous quarter. More and more…

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Nov 25, 2019

The Best Cyber Monday Tech and Gadget Deals 2019
If you're hoping to load up on iPads, AirPods, Pixel 4s, laptops and Fitbits: now is the time

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