Top Social Trends in Technology Yesterday

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Here's how your TV works... in slow motion

Everything you ever wanted to know about your TV, but were afraid to ask.
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The Verge 4 days

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and The Verge’s sister site Recode, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is...
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Mashable Tech 5 days

BMW to challenge Tesla with super long-range electric SUV

BMW plans to produce a futuristic all-electric vehicle with a whopping 435 miles of range.
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The Verge 3 days

The New York Times is selling a unique Star Wars book

All the Star Wars that’s fit to print
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Mashable Tech 4 days

Trump just basically said he's anti-childbirth

At the anti-abortion "March for Life" rally, President Donald Trump seemingly made a verbal slip up when he condemned childbirth instead of abortion.
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The Verge 6 days

Hasselblad’s new 400-megapixel Multi-Shot camera captures 2.4GB stills

The Hasselblad H6D-400c combines six 100 megapixel images into one 400 megapixel still.
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The Verge 7 days

Facebook Messenger chief admits the app has gotten too cluttered

Facebook Messenger has gotten too cluttered, its leader said today. David Marcus, Facebook’s vice president of messaging products, said in a blog post of 2018 predictions today that the company had gone overboard in the past two years as it brought new features to the app.
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The Verge 5 days

Researchers have discovered a new kind of government spyware for hire

There’s a new set of spyware campaigns operating out of a government building in Lebanon, dubbed "Dark Caracal"
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The Verge 4 days

User succumbs to a seizure in virtual reality while other players can only watch

While playing around in VRChat, an online virtual community, YouTuber Rogue Shadow VR noticed a player who appeared to be in trouble. His character — a red and black robot — was writhing on the...
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The Verge 6 days

Meizu’s new M6S phone has a notch on the side

Meizu announced the M6S today, the newest addition to its M family of smartphones. It’s the first Meizu device that has an edge-to-edge display.
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The Verge 4 days

Delta is tightening its rules around bringing emotional support animals on flights

You’ll need a lot of documentation
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The Verge 5 days

Facebook’s head of AI really hates Sophia the robot (and with good reason)

Sophia the robot has been a curio of tech conferences and chat shows for years, but AI experts say it’s also misleading the public.
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The Verge 4 days

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he does not regret firing James Damore

Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded today to the firing of employee James Damore over his controversial memo on workplace diversity, stating that while he does not regret the decision, he regrets that people misunderstood it as a politically motivated event.
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The Verge 6 days

Nintendo is making a bunch of weird, awesome DIY cardboard toys for the Switch

Today Nintendo revealed a new initiative dubbed Nintendo Labo, which involves DIY cardboard accessories that can transform the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers into everything from a fishing rod to a piano to a full-on robot suit. These accessories are then used to control a variety of mini-games, essentially turning the Switch tablet into a tiny arcade.
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The Verge 3 days

Trump’s White House website is one year old. It’s still ignoring LGBT issues, climate change, and a lot more

Shortly after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, news sites began reporting that pages for LGBT rights, climate change, and other key issues had been scrubbed from the White House website. This...
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The Verge 7 days

The billionaire vs. the fly

Coul Links, Scotland has recently been earmarked for a new golf course by American billionaire Mike Keiser. But a fierce battle has erupted over what might happen to the plantlife and wildlife — including Botanophila fonsecai, Fonseca’s seed fly.
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The Verge 7 days

Is BMW going to make you pay for Apple CarPlay every year?

Subscription-based CarPlay would join Alexa, Google Assistant in 2019 models
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The Verge 4 days

Squid wars and methane explosions: how Blue Planet II captured never-before-seen views of the ocean

"We’ve taken technology to places where it was probably never meant to go."
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The Verge 3 days

Super Bowl discounts are bringing down prices on 4K TVs, Smart TVs, and other home theatre products

If you’re having a Super Bowl party, there are deals on everything you’ll need to host
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The Verge 5 days

Buying headphones in 2018 is going to be a fragmented mess

Wireless headphones dominated CES 2018, but they’re going to fragment rather than unify the market.
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The Verge 6 days

Watch this spectacular meteor explode over the night sky in Michigan

NASA estimates it traveled between 40,000 to 50,000 miles to get to Earth
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The Verge 5 days

I can’t stop looking at this wonderfully bad Google Photos panorama stitch

Sometimes technology fails and we get upset. Sometimes it’s a comedy of errors.
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Mashable Tech 4 days

The long, strange history of the backlash against women in tech

The backlash against women in tech should come as no surprise. We need to persist in our calls for equality.
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The Verge 6 days

Apple is giving employees $2,500 bonuses in restricted stock units after new tax law

Apple is giving its employees $2,500 bonuses in restricted stock units following the passing of new US tax law, according to a report from Bloomberg. The stock will be granted to most employees...
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Mashable Tech 5 days

'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' mobile game enrolls you in a virtual wizarding school

'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' should come out for iOS and Android devices in the spring.
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The Verge 4 days

Facebook is going to start surveying users to determine trustworthy news sources

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company will be surveying the Facebook community in order to determine the trustworthiness of news sources to improve the overall quality and accuracy of news shared on the social media site.
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The Verge 4 days

What a government shutdown will mean for NASA and SpaceX

There are still a lot of unknowns
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The Verge 5 days

This week’s Bitcoin crash was all about fraud and regulation

Cryptocurrencies have had a rough week: the value of bitcoin plunged to a mere 50 percent of its 2017 peak, and other currencies, such as Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin have seen double-digit losses compared to their heights from last year.
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Honda’s HoloLens demo was the first time I’ve found AR to be really useful

Honda’s using augmented reality tech at the Detroit Auto Show to give attendees a new way to learn about a car. The demo is impressive, and feels like a sign of things to come in the car buying experience.
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Google and Coursera launch program to train entry-level IT support professionals | VentureBeat

To address a shortage of IT talent in the U.S., Google announced today that it is launching a Coursera training program for IT support professionals. The Google IT Support Professional Certificate is designed to help students with no prior IT training get the experience needed for an entry-level job within eight to 12  months.
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The Verge 5 days

This drone rescued two people from rough seas off the coast of Australia

This drone rescued two people off the coast of Australia
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The Verge 5 days

Here’s how Hawaii’s emergency alert design led to a false alarm

The disastrous false alarm issued by Hawaii over the weekend has raised concerns about what safeguards the state had in place. The alert, which told people a ballistic missile was about to hit, briefly terrified residents and visitors, as the state scrambled to issue a correction. How could an accident like that happen?
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The Verge 4 days

The Jamboxx is a MIDI instrument you control with your breath

Making music accessible
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Mashable Tech 4 days

Here's what LG's foldable phone could look like

A new patent has revealed LG might be working on a foldable phone, just like Samsung. Included illustrations have revealed what it could look like.
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The Verge 3 days

11 new trailers you should watch this week

New trailers were released this week for Amazon, Netflix, and HBO series, as well as a number of films headed to the Sundance film festival.
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The Verge 5 days

Facebook’s first non-white board member is American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault

Longtime AmEx CEO is first appointee since 2014
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Mashable Tech 4 days

Quit annoying your roommates and sing into this soundproof mask

Raise your voice.
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The Verge 3 days

No, the Moon can’t help you predict the next earthquake

"Sooner or later there is going to be another big earthquake on a full Moon, and the lore will pop back up."
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The Verge 6 days

Apple says it will pay a $38 billion tax bill to move foreign money back to the US

As part of an announcement today, Apple said it would pay $38 billion in taxes to bring money held overseas back to the United States.
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The Verge 7 days

YouTube tightens rules around what channels can be monetized

Channels will need over 4,000 hours of annual viewing time and 1,000 subscribers to make any money from ads.
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The Verge 4 days

Disney hired Apple’s former iTunes director to head up its upcoming streaming service

The service is expected to launch in 2019
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