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You decided to stream the Super Bowl and it failed. Here's what you should do now.

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(Reuters) - Twitter Inc said it had suspended over 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 for "threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS." The microblogging service provider said in a blog on Friday that it had increased the size of the teams that review reports of such activity, reducing the response time significantly. (http://bit.ly/1KvrmZ5) The company said it was seeing results, including an increase in account suspensions and "this type of activity" shifting away from Twitter. (Reporting by Arathy S Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Kirti Pandey)

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One week ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned to investors that he finds virtual reality "really cool" and believes it won't remain "a niche." And hey, now it's a week later and Apple is selling a virtual-reality headset on its website. The headset comes from View-Master, which has transformed its classic red image viewer into a big red VR viewer akin to Google Cardboard. Apple is selling it for $29.95 (but you should probably not buy it from Apple because it's much cheaper elsewhere).

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Russ and Jeff gang up on Uber's hideous new logo, look up the meaning of Error 53, prepare for Super Bowl 50 and get a quick and dirty review of the Coen Brothers' latest film, "Hail, Caesar!"

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Twitter is coming clean about its efforts to fight terrorist-aligned accounts. In a new blog post, the company details a push towards fighting accounts aligned with violent extremist groups like ISIS, including increasing the size that manages reports and employing automated spam-fighting tools to locate offending accounts more efficiently. Twitter claims those tactics have resulted in more than 125,000 accounts suspended for threatening or promoting terrors acts since the middle of last year. The move comes as Twitter is facing increasing criticism from some in Washington for the perceived presence of ISIS-friendly Twitter accounts.

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Twitter on Friday offered some interesting new information about its efforts to fight against terrorist organizations such as Islamic State, as the social networking site revealed that it has shut down over 125,000 different accounts related to terrorism since mid-2015. This sort of effort is important because ISIS in particular has proven very adept at using Twitter and other forms of social media to reach prospective recruits.  FROM EARLIER:  Intern caught sleeping on his second day of work gets trolled by the entire Internet Specifically, Twitter says that it has worked to identify thousands of accounts that have either promoted terrorism or threatened to commit terrorism against various targets. "We have increased the size of the teams that

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The FCC's net neutrality rules, passed last year, explicitly ban internet providers from a number of discriminatory measures like throttling and blocking, but there's evidently a huge loophole that every major wireless carrier in the US has rushed to exploit. T-Mobile's Binge On program, which throttles video content, is troublesome — but AT&T and Verizon's programs are much worse, especially the one Verizon just announced today in the fine print of an update for its Go90 video app. Verizon's Go90 video platform — the company's effort to compete with its own video bundle — now won't count against customers' data caps.

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Technically Incorrect: You knew it had to come to this. A robot golfer tees up on a par 3 at a PGA tournament and upstages everyone.

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Tim Peake became the first official British astronaut when he launched to the International Space Station in December. On Saturday the BBC will beam its first ever broadcast to the ISS — the Six Nations rugby championship game. The BBC will send the broadcast signal to the European Space Agency, which will relay it to NASA in Houston, and from there the match will make its journey skyward to the ISS over a 25Mbps uplink.

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Tim Peake became the first official British astronaut when he launched to the International Space Station in December. On Saturday the BBC will beam its first ever broadcast to the ISS — the Six Nations rugby championship game. The BBC will send the broadcast signal to the European Space Agency, which will relay it to NASA in Houston, and from there the match will make its journey skyward to the ISS over a 25Mbps uplink.

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Traffic fatalities in the US, for the first nine months of 2015, rose 9.3 percent from the year prior. More traffic deaths are definitely bad, but the total number of fatalities is only one part of the story. The important number is the amount of traffic deaths per mile driven.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter says it’s now using spam-fighting technology to seek out and automatically flag accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity.

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Will we ever seen JNCOs again?Are all the '90s nostalgia acts just part and parcel for the 20-year rehash cycle? Why are all the children wearing crop tops? The CDC has made the absolutely bonkers recommendation that women of child-bearing age who are not on birth control shouldn't drink.

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Companies are always launching new projects and trying to break into new markets. However, they often overlook valuable assets that could please customers and generate new revenue.

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Apple is facing renewed criticism over an old problem called Error 53, which has been breaking phones repaired by third-party repair shops. A new story from The Guardian focuses on journalist Antonio Olmos, who broke his phone screen while covering the refugee crisis and was forced to have it repaired in a third-party store. Olmos' phone worked fine after the repair, but a subsequent update produced an "Error 53" screen. When he took the phone to an Apple store, staff told him the phone would have to be replaced out of pocket.

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Tens of millions of Americans will be tuning in to CBS to watch Super Bowl 50 this weekend, a highly anticipated matchup between Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers and Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos. But in 2016, not everyone watching the Super Bowl is going to have cable. Once again, the biggest game of the year will be streaming on all of your devices — here's how to watch it on your phone, tablet or computer this Sunday. DON'T MISS:  3 of the world’s most popular Apple bloggers all say Apple has a serious problem If your chosen device for streaming the Super Bowl happens to be a computer, all you need to do is point your browser in the direction of

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Airbnb envisions everyone’s home as the hotel room of the future — a cheap and unique place to crash in almost every country in the world at any time. For Super Bowl 50, the short-term rental service is being flooded with eager hosts trying to turn a short weekend for the country’s most-watched television event into a gold mine. "You get a flood of people listing their places and nobody looks at it," says Ian McHenry, a co-founder of research firm Beyond Pricing, which sells rental hosts a service to help calculate how much they should charge.

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The road to a revised all-in-one metric has been bumpy at best, and this week the RIAA has enacted a huge change in an attempt to keep up with the definition of what a hit record is. Jamieson Cox: Micah, there's never been a more confusing time to watch the music charts.

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The road to a revised all-in-one metric has been bumpy at best, and this week the RIAA has enacted a huge change in an attempt to keep up with the definition of what a hit record is. Jamieson Cox: Micah, there's never been a more confusing time to watch the music charts.

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They should change the name of Saturday Night Live to Saturday Night Fever because the late-night show is feelin' the Bern. Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will appear on SNL this weekend, Deadline reports.

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The launch of Visa Developer marks the first time Visa has made its processing technology broadly available to third parties.

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FCC filings spotted by IEEE Spectrum suggest that Google is in the process of installing wireless charging systems at its headquarters campus and the nearby Castle facility — a former Air Force base where the company tests its self-driving cars. The documents point to installations from Hevo Power and Momentum Dynamics, both of which offer offer systems that can charge cars, trucks, and buses using plates that sit on (or embedded in) roads and driveways, while a receiver attached to the underside of the vehicle takes the power and siphons it into the battery pack. In the short term, wireless car charging is seen as a home / office product — park your car overnight or during the workday and don't bother plugging it in, basically — but companies like Qualcomm have variously suggested over the years that wireless chargers could someday be embedded in public roadways, enabling cars to stay charged even as they drive.

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