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Sep 17, 2020

Can Celebrity Activism Campaigns on Social Media Actually Make a Difference? Here's What an Expert Thinks
"To offer up the idea that we're not going to utilize a platform for a day is not a goal—it's a tactic"

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Sep 15, 2020

The 6 Most Interesting Things Apple Just Announced
Apple on Tuesday unveiled two new Apple Watches, a fitness subscription service, updates to its iPad lineup and more. It was the second pandemic-era virtual event for the company, and executives made multiple references to the outbreak and the need to stay healthy in "these difficult times," as CEO Tim Cook put it. Here's a…

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Sep 11, 2020

Sid Meier Is Here to Remind You That Life Is Full of Interesting Decisions
It is not, by any stretch of the imagination, an easy time to have fun in the United States right now. COVID-19 has killed nearly 200,000 Americans, and will likely claim many more before the outbreak finally wanes. Wildfires in California and elsewhere in the west are burning out of control, destroying entire towns and…

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Sep 10, 2020

Microsoft's Double-Screened Surface Duo Smartphone Is Exciting, But I'm Waiting for Next Year's Model
The Surface Duo is the future, but it's not quite there yet

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Sep 08, 2020

Miss the Movie Theater? 7 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home Theater Setup
While some new big-budget films, like Disney's Mulan, are premiering on streaming services, others, like Christopher Nolan's Tenet, are attempting to lure consumers back to theaters despite the risk of indoor transmission of COVID-19. Movie fans who don't want to take chances with their health might be feeling a bit frustrated they can't enjoy a…

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Sep 03, 2020

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 2, a Nostalgia Trip With Plenty of Growth, Is Right at Home in 2020
We talked to Hawk about staying true to form while evolving to meet a new generational moment

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Sep 03, 2020

Smartphone Showdown: Samsung's High-End Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G vs. Google's Budget Pixel 4a
Is it worth dropping a grand on a phone? Probably not

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Aug 31, 2020

Slowly Losing Your Mind in Lockdown? 5 Apps to Boost Your Mental Health
From meditation assistants to white noise generators for better sleep

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Aug 28, 2020

You Can Block the Music of Problematic Artists From Playing on Your Music App. Here's How.
If you're a fan of streaming music, personalized playlists, and mixes made "just for you," you've no doubt run into some boring, bad and even downright offensive songs you'd rather not hear again. And if you're familiar with the news surrounding today's most popular artists, you probably have a running list of artists who you'd…

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Aug 27, 2020

Facebook's Ties to India's Ruling Party Complicate Its Fight Against Hate Speech
The world's biggest social network has multi-billion dollar plans for India. What happens when BJP politicians use its platforms to spread hatred?

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Aug 27, 2020

Video Games May Be Key to Keeping World War II Memory Alive. Here Are 5 WWII Games Worth Playing, According to a Historian
The games worth playing—and the history they get right and wrong

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Aug 27, 2020

TikTok's CEO Resigns Amid U.S. Pressure to Sell the Video App
Kevin Mayer said that his decision to leave comes after the "political environment has sharply changed"

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Aug 26, 2020

Artificial Intelligence Is Here To Calm Your Road Rage
I am behind the wheel of a Nissan Leaf, circling a parking lot, trying not to let the day's nagging worries and checklists distract me to the point of imperiling pedestrians. Like all drivers, I am unwittingly communicating my stress to this vehicle in countless subtle ways: the strength of my grip on the steering…

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Aug 24, 2020

Working From Home Was a Big Shift Even for the Companies Making the Gear We're Using to Work From Home
'How do you really think about structuring the day," says Logitech Chief Information Officer Massimo Rapparini

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Aug 20, 2020

How These Manufacturing Companies Are Pivoting to Help in the Fight Against COVID-19
With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting businesses around the world, the desire to keep operations up and running is butting up against companies' need to keep their employees safe on the job. That's leading many firms to pursue more novel ways of ensuring employees don't get sick, maintaining social distancing, and outfitting employees with personal protective…

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Aug 13, 2020

Facebook Takes Steps Against Misinformation Ahead of U.S. Election
New labels will direct readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election

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Aug 11, 2020

‘Every Girl Has to Learn How to Code.' Reshma Saujani Wants to Make Space for Young Women in Tech
As the coronavirus pandemic deepened and students across the U.S. were forced to learn from home without WiFi or reliable devices, Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani saw an opportunity: to teach more girls how to code. "More so than ever before, every girl has to learn how to code," said Saujani during a Time100…

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Aug 06, 2020

Trump Signs Executive Orders Barring Transactions With TikTok and WeChat in 45 Days
The measure threatens penalties on any U.S. resident or company that engages in any transactions with TikTok, WeChat or their owners after the order takes effect.

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Aug 06, 2020

How TikTok Found Itself in the Middle of a U.S.-China Tech War
First they went after Huawei. Then it was gummy bears singing Adele. TikTok-the social-media platform where primarily Gen Z users share dance routines and zany memes involving crooning fruit candies and the like-has become the latest flash point in the escalating tech war between the U.S. and China, with President Donald Trump threatening on July…

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Aug 05, 2020

Virginia Becomes First State to Roll Out Smartphone App to Alert People to Potential Coronavirus Exposure
Virginia is the first U.S. state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google

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Aug 04, 2020

Blizzard Employees Share Salaries With Each Other to Protest Wage Disparities
Employees began circulating a spreadsheet to anonymously share salaries and recent pay increases

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Aug 02, 2020

Microsoft Confirms It Is in Talks to Buy the U.S. Arm of TikTok as Trump Threatens Ban
The deal could result in Microsoft owning and operating the TikTok service in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand

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Aug 01, 2020

Facebook Complies With Brazilian Judge's Order to Block 12 Accounts Accused of Running a Fake News Network
12 accounts of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's supporters are under investigation

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Aug 01, 2020

President Trump Says He Will Act to Ban TikTok in the U.S. as Soon as Saturday
Trump said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to enforce the action, insisting, "I have that authority"

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Jul 31, 2020

Florida Teen Charged Over Massive Twitter Hack, Bitcoin Scam
The hacks led to bogus tweets sent out from the accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Elon Musk

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Jul 31, 2020

Trump Expected to Order China's ByteDance to Sell TikTok in U.S.
The U.S. has been investigating potential national security risks due to the company's control of the app

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Jul 31, 2020

China Says It Has Completed a Navigation Network That Could Rival the U.S. GPS
While China says it seeks cooperation with other satellite navigation systems, Beidou could ultimately compete against GPS, Russia's GLONASS and the European Union's Galileo networks

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Jul 30, 2020

The Best Video Games of 2020 (So Far)
Gamers have gotten plenty of great options for a last hurrah on their Xbox One or PlayStation 4

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Jul 29, 2020

Everything I Learned In My Quest For a Better Work-From-Home Chair
My back hurt, a lot. Yours probably does too. Here's how to fix it

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Jul 29, 2020

Big Tech Needs To Be Regulated. Here Are 4 Ways to Curb Disinformation and Protect Our Privacy
Recent months have seen mounting evidence that the algorithmic spread of hate speech, disinformation, and conspiracy theories by major internet platforms has undermined America's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also increased political polarization and helped enable white supremacist organizations. As the Big Tech titans appear before Congress there are increasing calls for regulation…

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Jul 29, 2020

Survivors Urge Facebook to Remove Holocaust Denial Posts
The #NoDenyingIt campaign says Holocaust denial should be treated as hate speech

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Jul 28, 2020

Egyptian Women Get 2 Years in Prison for ‘Indecent' TikTok Dance Videos
Critics describe the ruling as a further crackdown on self-expression in the conservative country

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Jul 22, 2020

Twitter Says It's Cracking Down on Accounts Linked to QAnon Conspiracy Theory
The measures include banning accounts associated with QAnon content, as well as blocking associated URLs

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Jul 17, 2020

Twitter Says Hackers Targeted 130 Accounts in Cyber-Attack
Twitter is grappling with the worst security breach in its 14-year history

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Jul 16, 2020

Twitter Massive Breach Undermines Trust in the Platform, Experts Say
The breach in Twitter's security may shake trust in a platform politicians and CEOs use to communicate with the public

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Jul 16, 2020

E.U.'s Top Court Invalidates Data-Sharing Agreement With U.S.
The ruling means they may have to find a new system that guarantees that Europeans' data is afforded the same privacy protection in the U.S. as it is in the EU

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Jul 15, 2020

Twitter Accounts Including Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Bill Gates Hacked in Apparent Bitcoin Scam
The ruse included bogus tweets from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Tesla CEO Elon Musk

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Jul 15, 2020

We Need to Change How We Share Our Personal Data Online in the Age of COVID-19
A few months into the coronavirus pandemic, the web is more central to humanity's functioning than I could have imagined 30 years ago. It's now a lifeline for billions of people and businesses worldwide. But I'm more frustrated now with the current state of the web than ever before. We could be doing so much…

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Jul 14, 2020

In Ghost of Tsushima, Honor is Your Greatest Foe
I didn't expect to be as moved by this game as I was

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Jul 10, 2020

Amazon Says Email to Employees Banning TikTok Was ‘Sent in Error'
Amazon told employees to delete TikTok from mobile devices they use to access company emails, citing "security risks"

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Jul 10, 2020

Amazon Tells Employees to Delete TikTok From Mobile Devices
Amazon told employees to delete TikTok from mobile devices they use to access company emails, citing "security risks"

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Jul 09, 2020

TikTok Teens Are ‘Going to War' Against the Trump Campaign After Republicans Call to Ban the App
Efforts to push the app low enough so that Apple will remove it from the app store may be misguided

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Jul 08, 2020

‘Serious Setbacks' Marring Facebook's Progress on Civil Rights, Hate Speed Moderation
But there is no formal system in place to hold Facebook accountable for any of the audit's findings

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Jul 07, 2020

Civil Rights Groups Criticize Facebook Over Hate Speech
CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with a group of civil rights leaders

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Jul 07, 2020

Chinese-Owned TikTok Pulls App From Hong Kong Mobile Stores Amid National Security Law
TikTok, which has insisted it operates independently of Beijing despite its Chinese ownership, may be able to argue the withdrawal is a move to escape requests to censor content or share user data

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Jul 06, 2020

Want to Stop Looking Terrible on Zoom? 7 Quick Tips to Up Your Video Calling Game
It's time to look and sound better on that daily Zoom meeting

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Jul 06, 2020

Facebook, WhatsApp Block Government Requests for User Data in Hong Kong
The announcement follows the roll out last week of Beijing laws that prohibit some pro-democracy slogans

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Jun 29, 2020

India Bans TikTok, Dozens More China-Linked Apps, Citing Security Concerns
India says the apps could endanger the country's sovereignty, defense and security

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Jun 26, 2020

Facebook Will Flag Rule Violations on ‘Newsworthy' Posts from Politicians, Including President Trump
Facebook is also banning false claims intended to discourage voting

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Jun 25, 2020

Verizon Pulls Facebook and Instagram Ads Over Hate Speech and Disinformation
Groups including the Anti-Defamation League started the campaign to encourage advertisers to boycott Facebook ads in July

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Jun 25, 2020

Apple Ditching Intel Could Mean Big Changes Ahead for Mac Desktops and Laptops
How the move could change the future of Apple's computers

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Jun 24, 2020

Social Media Platforms Claim Moderation Will Reduce Harassment, Disinformation and Conspiracies. It Won't
If the United States wants to protect democracy and public health, it must acknowledge that internet platforms are causing great harm and accept that executives like Mark Zuckerberg are not sincere in their promises to do better. The "solutions" Facebook and others have proposed will not work. They are meant to distract us. The news…

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Jun 22, 2020

The 5 Most Exciting Things Apple Announced at its Virtual WWDC 2020
Big updates for the iPhone and iPad, a major internal change for Macs, and more

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Jun 18, 2020

Facebook Removes Trump Campaign Ads Featuring Symbol Once Used by Nazis
The company said in a statement Thursday that the ads violated "our policy against organized hate."

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Jun 18, 2020

‘We'll Do All We Can to Promote Free Speech,' Says Zoom CEO Eric Yuan After Criticism on Encryption and Privacy
Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said he wants everyone to feel safe and protected when using the videoconferencing service that has risen in popularity much of the workforce works from home during the pandemic. "We want to make sure every user is happy," said Yuan on Thursday's Time100 Talks. The sentiment comes after much discussion about…

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Jun 17, 2020

Going to a Protest? Here's How to Protect Your Digital Privacy
George Floyd's killing at the hands of Minneapolis police—the latest in a grim drumbeat of similar deaths over many years—has sparked worldwide protests denouncing racism and law enforcement's abuse of power. Floyd's May 25 death may have gone largely unnoticed had it not been recorded by multiple smartphone-wielding bystanders, whose footage forced America to finally…

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Jun 17, 2020

Facebook Removes Another 900 Accounts Linked to White Supremacy Groups
The accounts on Facebook and Instagram were tied to the Proud Boys and the American Guard

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Jun 17, 2020

Facebook Will Allow Users to Turn Off Political Ads But Warns Its Systems ‘Aren't Perfect'
Facebook is launching a widespread effort to boost U.S. voter turnout and provide authoritative information about voting

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Jun 17, 2020

The U.S. Is Catching Up With China in AI Adoption, Kai-Fu Lee Says
Lee—the chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures—spoke at a TIME100 Talks focusing on the Asia-Pacific region

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Jun 17, 2020

The U.S. Is Catching Up With China in Technology Adoption, AI Pioneer Kai-Fu Lee Says
Lee—the chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures—spoke at a TIME100 Talks focusing on the Asia-Pacific region

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Jun 16, 2020

Facebook Aims to Help Voters, But Won't Block Misinformation From Politicians
"I believe we should trust voters to make judgments for themselves," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said

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Jun 11, 2020

Sony Finally Reveals the PlayStation 5 Along With Upcoming Games
The electronics giant has finally taken the lid off its much-anticipated successor to the popular PlayStation 4

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Jun 07, 2020

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Talks COVID-19 Response And Change After George Floyd
"Everybody talks about change: everybody wants the other person to change and not change themselves"

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Jun 04, 2020

Google Says Hackers Targeted the Trump and Biden Campaigns
It saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful

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Jun 03, 2020

Snapchat Says It Will Stop ‘Promoting' President Trump
Trump's account will remain active on Snapchat and visible to anyone who searches for or follows it

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May 31, 2020

After Anonymous Promises Retribution for George Floyd's Death, Minneapolis Police Website Shows Signs It Was Hacked
Websites for the police department and the city of Minneapolis were temporarily inaccessible on Saturday

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May 29, 2020

Twitter Flags President Trump's Tweet About Shooting Minneapolis Looters for ‘Glorifying Violence'
Saying that the president's comments about protests in Minneapolis glorified violence and were thus against its rules, the social media company has obscured the offending message on his profile

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May 28, 2020

Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Protections for Social Media Companies Amid Escalating War With Twitter
Trump claimed Twitter's fact checks were "editorial decisions" and amounted to political activism

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May 28, 2020

Yes, Your iPad Can Replace Your Desktop or Laptop. Here Are 5 Things to Know First
Apple's latest iPads are more capable than ever. But getting the most out of them still takes a little extra know-how.

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May 27, 2020

‘We Will Strongly Regulate, or Close Them Down.' Trump Threatens to Shutter Social Media Platforms After Twitter Fact-Checks Him
Trump threatened to 'strongly regulate' social media platforms, claiming they 'silence conservative voices'

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May 26, 2020

In a First, Twitter Adds ‘Unsubstantiated' Warning to 2 of President Trump's Tweets
Trump declared mail-in ballots would be "substantially fraudulent." Twitter said there's "no evidence" of this

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May 20, 2020

Apple and Google Release Smartphone Technology to Notify People of Possible Coronavirus Exposure
th technology to detect when someone who downloaded the app has spent time near another user who later tests positive

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May 18, 2020

3 Stress-Free Ways to Share Your TV or Computer With Your Quarantine Companions
There's no need to fight over who gets the TV tonight

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May 15, 2020

‘It's a Race to the Bottom.' The Coronavirus is Cutting Into Gig Worker Incomes as the Newly Jobless Flood Apps
As companies lay off employees, competition for gig work is soaring, and prices for gigs are dropping.

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May 15, 2020

Taiwanese Chipmaker Plans to Build $12 Billion Factory in Arizona
TSMC said it will start construction of its next major fabrication facility in 2021, to be completed by 2024

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May 12, 2020

Facebook to Pay Content Moderators $52M for Psychological Damages
Third-party contractors said Facebook failed to properly protect against severe psychological injury

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May 11, 2020

Microsoft's Pint-Sized Surface Go 2 Is a Deceptively Cheap Budget Laptop
It's the Spirit Airlines of Windows laptops — the ticket's cheap, but you'll pay for the upgrades

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May 11, 2020

Video Chat Is Helping Us Stay Connected in Lockdown. But the Tech Was Once a ‘Spectacular Flop'
The first video-call technology was demonstrated in 1927, but the idea was largely a failure in the years that followed. Here's why

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May 06, 2020

Google's Slick Pixel Buds Finally Give Android Users the AirPods They Deserve
Comfort, however, can be an issue

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May 05, 2020

Video Games Are a Great Way to Pass the Time and Keep You Connected. Here's How to Get Started
Tips and game suggestions for gaming first-timers and veterans alike

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May 03, 2020

Apple's iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard Are a Good Start — But I Can't Wait for the Next Version
The Magic Keyboard isn't perfect, but it pushes the iPad toward the inevitable future of computing, writes TIME's tech critic

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Apr 30, 2020

Apple Is Making it Way Easier to Unlock Your iPhone While Wearing a Mask
This should be a big help at the grocery store

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Apr 27, 2020

Scammers Could Be After Your Stimulus Check. Here's How to Avoid Them
There's been a spike in scam calls, emails and texts

Time: Techland
Apr 24, 2020

Facebook Is Taking On Zoom With a 50-Person Video Chat Feature
Messenger Rooms will be free for all users, with no time limit

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Apr 24, 2020

Volunteers Are Collecting Tablets for COVID-19 Patients So They Don't Have to Suffer Alone
Groups across the country are putting tablets in the hands of COVID patients so their families can see them, sometimes for the last time

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Apr 23, 2020

Working Out at Home? Here's the Smartest Exercise Gear You Can Use
From yoga apps to an intelligent jumprope

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Apr 23, 2020

I'm Gaming My Way Through Quarantine — and That's Nothing to Feel Guilty About
Video games can fill the productivity and social void in this unusual time

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Apr 22, 2020

Don't Feel Bad if Your Kids Are Gaming More Than Ever. In Fact, Why Not Join Them?
In fact, why not join them?

Time: Techland
Apr 19, 2020

Australia Introduces Plan to Make Google and Facebook Pay for News Content
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a collapse in advertising revenue

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Apr 16, 2020

You've Cleaned Your House, Your Yard and Your Garage. Up Next? Your Computer
Now's the perfect time to get your digital life in order. Here are 5 ways to do exactly that

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Apr 16, 2020

You've Cleaned Your House, Your Yard, and Your Garage. Up Next? Your Computer
Now's the perfect time to get your digital life in order. Here are 5 ways to do exactly that

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Apr 16, 2020

Facebook Is Notifying Users Who Have Shared Coronavirus Misinformation. Could It Do the Same for Politics?
Hoping to stem the torrent of false cures and conspiracy theories about COVID-19, Facebook announced Thursday it would begin informing users globally who have liked, commented on, or shared "harmful" misinformation about the coronavirus, pointing them instead in the direction of a reliable source. Facebook hopes the move will drastically reduce the spread of false…

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Apr 15, 2020

Apple's New iPhone SE Offers Most of the Features at a Fraction of the Price
Apple is seeking to boost sales while consumers wait for the launch of new high-end models with 5G later this year

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Apr 13, 2020

Ditching Zoom? Here Are 10 Video Chat Alternatives You Can Use Instead
There are plenty of other video chat apps you can try

Time: Techland
Apr 11, 2020

These Tech Companies Managed to Eradicate ISIS Content. But They're Also Erasing Crucial Evidence of War Crimes
Filmed by a Syrian opposition soldier riding in the back of a pickup truck, the shaky footage posted to Facebook on Oct. 14 showed Turkish troops walking cheerfully across a rocky plain in northern Syria toward a town that had just been vacated by U.S. forces. It was one in a flurry of videos posted…

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Apr 10, 2020

Apple, Google Announce COVID-19 Smartphone Contact Tracing in Rare Partnership
The tech aims to alert smartphone users if they have come into contact with a person with COVID-19

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Apr 10, 2020

Hong Kong Protesters Spread Democracy Messages on Animal Crossing. Now It's Gone From a Huge Chinese E-Commerce Site
Nintendo's 'Animal Crossing' has been taken down from Taobao, some suspect due to Hong Kong protestors spreading pro-democracy messages on the game

Time: Techland
Apr 09, 2020

How Coronavirus Fears Have Amplified a Baseless But Dangerous 5G Conspiracy Theory
Anxieties over the growing coronavirus pandemic are making people increasingly susceptible to misinformation, with conspiracy theories linking 5G wireless technology to COVID-19 gaining traction in recent weeks. The conspiracy has been spread by celebrities, including Woody Harrelson and John Cusack, as well as lesser known influencers and online trolls. And in the last 10 days,…

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Apr 09, 2020

The Final Fantasy VII Remake Shouldn't Exist — But I'm So Glad it Does
Remaking 'Final Fantasy VII' is like remaking 'Casablanca,' but developer Square Enix pulled it off

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Apr 08, 2020

‘We Learned a Lesson.' Zoom's CEO Wants You to Trust the Company Again
'We learned a lesson,' he said regarding issues with the company's privacy practices

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