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Facebook has been on a mission to stamp out the spread of misinformation and propaganda since last November, after reports first began to shed light on the role that social media played in the US election. But the fact-checkers the company has relied on don’t seem to have much faith in the tech giant’s plan to fix…Read more...

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Uber has struck a multi-billion dollar deal led by investment companies Softbank and Dragoneer. The agreement will not only give SoftBank a major stake in Uber—it is looking to buy up at least 14% of the company—but it will help put a rest to one of the many ongoing battles for new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Read more...

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It’s nice to have a job, and it’s nice to work in an office. Yet, as average guy Frank May expresses in a new YouTube video, the workplace comes with frustrations, too. In May’s case, it’s a too-fancy water machine that costs his company $1,000 a year and does nothing right.Read more...

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Australia’s most populous city is getting a new fleet of inner harbor ferries, one of which, due to an online naming poll, will be Ferry McFerryface. Why should we have expected any less?Read more...

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An international committee devoted to the future of particle accelerators has recommended that scientists halve the energy of the next big collider, according to a statement issued last week.Read more...

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While Reddit sometimes overstates its value as a space for authentic conversations online, the massive community-driven website has served as a kind of town hall where everyone from everyone from Elon Musk and Barack Obama to a dildo manufacturer have responded to questions from completely un-vetted strangers.…Read more...

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Google Assistant is keen on taking as big a role in your life as possible, and to that end Google keeps pouring new features into the app, whether it’s on your phone, your dinky smart speaker, your Pixelbook, or your Nvidia Shield. Here are 7 capabilities that the Assistant has been given that you might not have made…Read more...

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The arrival of the new 280-character limit on Twitter has made the social media network a lot harder to quickly scan and just further proves that words in tweets are useless. So, how should we all use this multi-billion dollar platform now? One imaginative developer has shown us all how to play Tetris, and it seems…Read more...

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Some big, mean “sports car” debuted Sunday, with 750 horsepower and a large rear wing. We Americans feel obligated to care about that kind of thing, since it has a Chevy badge and eats asphalt for a snack. But we know what you’ve really been looking forward to: the next USPS mail truck. Here’s what may be it.Read more...

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Within 20 to 40 years, sex will no longer be the preferred method of reproduction. Instead, half the population with decent health care will–no shitting you–have eggs grown from human skin and fertilized with sperm, then have the entire genome of about 100 embryo samples sequenced, peruse the highlights, and pick the…Read more...

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Soon, Android will finally let you monitor which apps use the most battery life on your phone. If you’re confused and thought you already had this functionality, you might be right! Some Android skins, like the one on the Galaxy S8, and some apps, like Greenify, already make it possible to detect which applications…Read more...

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No, we don’t have our first look at Alden Ehrenreich’s Solo costume. Ben Mendelsohn discusses those villainous Captain Marvel rumors. The worlds of Split and Unbreakable collide in new footage from the set of Glass. Plus, what’s to come on Star Trek: Discovery and more Justice League footage. Spoilers now!Read more...

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Worth over $47 billion, Jack Ma is the richest man in Asia. He’s the 18th richest one in the world. He’s also making his martial arts movie debut.Read more...

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Apple’s new Face ID security for the iPhone X has sparked a number of concerns, with the biggest being how secure the biometric system really is. The tech giant says that while the facial recognition system is intended for convenience rather than absolute security, it’s less vulnerable than its Touch ID…Read more...

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Numerous advertisers pulled out from Sean Hannity’s Fox News show this week after Hannity urged his viewers to treat claims Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually molested minors decades ago with entirely too much skepticism. Among them were Realtor.com, 23andMe, and ELOQUII, but most notable was Keurig, which…Read more...

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It took him two months to set them all up with different configurations including everyone from Bowser to Pauline because Nintendo has a way of making people do weird things.Read more...

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Hey! You know that that awful Twitter account run by the president? Yeah, the incredibly ominous one that’s managed to overshadow even the day-to-day chaos of his administration and might one day lead us to nuclear war?Read more...

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LinkedIn, one of the few Western internet companies with a large footprint in China, saw a major setback there this week when it removed its individual job-posting function under pressure from authorities, the New York Times reported.Read more...

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Like any fantasy novel worth its magical salt, Lev Grossman’s The Magicians series had some beautiful maps. Now, courtesy of the artist behind those illustrations, you can own big, beautiful versions of them, albeit for a hefty price. Read more...

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Gal Gadot, the star of the biggest blockbuster film of all time directed by a woman, will not make a sequel to Wonder Woman unless accused sexual harasser Brett Ratner is completely removed from the project.Read more...

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The case could be made that the original Volkswagen Beetle is the most iconic car ever made. Its modern versions, well... not so much. But as part of its big diesel emissions cheating penance, Volkswagen is making a massive push into electric cars. And that could return the Beetle to its roots in an unexpected way. Read more...

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Disneyland shut down two cooling towers after it was discovered they may have played a role in a small Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in southern California, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday.Read more...

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Mark Karpelès, the former chief of spectacularly failed Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, is on trial in Japan on charges he embezzled millions from the company before its collapse. He, Mt. Gox, and his current company Tibanne (which owns 88 percent of Mt. Gox) are all bankrupt.Read more...

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Right–wing conspiracy peddler Jack Posobiec—the guy who riled up his followers over “Pizzagate” and nearly got someone killed—appears to have gotten away with doxing AL Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s accuser.Read more...

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President Donald Trump denied on Saturday reports that he had ordered the Department of Justice to halt the $85.4 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner unless the combined company sells off Turner Broadcasting, a group of cable channels which includes Trump’s hated arch-enemy CNN.Read more...

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