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An alternate history of the moon landing, brought to you by deepfakes

An alternate history of the moon landing, brought to you by deepfakes

Researchers at MIT have created a deepfake video project depicting what would have happened if the 1969 moon landing went wrong. It's scarily compelling.
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Human moderators can’t stop online hate speech alone. We need bots to help

Human moderators can’t stop online hate speech alone. We need bots to help

Hate speech is a big problem online. Can artificial intelligence help to stop it in its tracks? Various researchers think so — with some caution.
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What is the EARN IT Act? The bill that has privacy advocates worried, explained

What is the EARN IT Act? The bill that has privacy advocates worried, explained

The EARN IT Act is making its way through the Senate, and privacy advocates are worried. What exactly does it do, and what do critics say? Read our explainer.
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Google pledges not to use Fitbit data for ads to ward off EU antitrust probe

Google pledges not to use Fitbit data for ads to ward off EU antitrust probe

Google has reportedly pledged to not misuse the health data it acquired from Fitbit for ad targeting in an attempt to ward off an antitrust probe in Europe.
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Chrome updates will have a ‘dramatic impact’ on MacOS performance

Chrome updates will have a ‘dramatic impact’ on MacOS performance

Google plans to roll out "three big improvements" over the next couple of months that will reduce Chrome's impact on battery life and performance for MacOS.
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‘He murdered someone, but he’s cute’: TikTokers are writing prisoners to find love

‘He murdered someone, but he’s cute’: TikTokers are writing prisoners to find love

Since January, #writeaprisoner has swelled to over 60 million views on TikTok. While teens say they’re not in danger, some experts are wary of potential harm.
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Black workers at NASA reflect on Mary Jackson’s legacy — and what must come next

Black workers at NASA reflect on Mary Jackson’s legacy — and what must come next

We spoke to three senior figures in NASA about Mary Jackson's legacy and how her influence shaped the agency into something better for all of humanity.
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If Section 230 gets killed, Wikipedia will die along with it

If Section 230 gets killed, Wikipedia will die along with it

Revoking Section 230 would change Wikipedia as we know it. By completely destroying it and half the internet as well.
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Defund the Taser

Defund the Taser

Police departments and lawmakers have finally admitted that 'non-lethal' shock weapons can kill. They’re also expensive and pointless. Let’s get rid of them.
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How A.I. created that amazing sports highlight reel you can’t stop watching

How A.I. created that amazing sports highlight reel you can’t stop watching

Whether it's NBA or NHL, WSC Sports has created algorithms that know exactly what's happening on screen. And it creates the video highlights to prove it.
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What Comes Next: How tech is helping offices and workplaces reopen

What Comes Next: How tech is helping offices and workplaces reopen

In our new series, What Comes Next, we take a look ahead to see what steps businesses will need to take to prepare to move into the next phase of reopening.
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What Comes Next: How tech is helping gyms and salons open safely

What Comes Next: How tech is helping gyms and salons open safely

On this What Comes Next, we look into the reopening plans for gyms and hair salons, which are using new tech to make some big post-COVID-19 pandemic changes.
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What Comes Next: How tech helps restaurants and stores open safely

What Comes Next: How tech helps restaurants and stores open safely

On this episode of What Comes Next, Winn looks into how restaurants and stores will be using different technologies to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Social media platforms are finally acting like the mini-governments they are

Social media platforms are finally acting like the mini-governments they are

Online platforms such as Facebook have begun actively taking action against hate speech. Are they finally getting better at governing their platforms?
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Apple’s iCloud went down for some users on Wednesday

Apple’s iCloud went down for some users on Wednesday

Apple said users were experiencing problems accessing iCloud on Wednesday. It is still unclear what caused the outage. A similar event happened last month.
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How to mute a tab in your browser

How to mute a tab in your browser

Websites can become distracting if they begin playing unwanted audio. Here’s how to make your web browser experience a bit more peaceful with a few clicks.
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Experts: Facial recognition will be everywhere, whether you like it or not

Experts: Facial recognition will be everywhere, whether you like it or not

Facial recognition could soon become as commonplace as public Wi-Fi and security cameras. But with the advance of technology comes major ethical questions.
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Social media giants finally treat Trump like the rest of us

Social media giants finally treat Trump like the rest of us

Twitter’s move to flag President Trump's tweets may have given Big Tech the cover it needed to do what they want to do. Is tech finally taking Trump seriously?
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How Elon Musk became the internet’s most loved, and hated, meme

How Elon Musk became the internet’s most loved, and hated, meme

The Tesla and SpaceX founder has been lauded by his supporters as the epitome of an innovate CEO. His critics? Not so much. That makes him the perfect meme.
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Google will pay publishers in bid to compete with Apple News

Google will pay publishers in bid to compete with Apple News

Google will pay news publishers for high-quality, premium content in a licensed program that aims to help support local and national publications globally.
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Google skimps on details about how it’s cutting packaging waste

Google skimps on details about how it’s cutting packaging waste

Google has pledged to make its packaging more sustainable. The key to that initiative will be follow-through and transparency. Here's where it stands.
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How to enable group tabs in Google Chrome

How to enable group tabs in Google Chrome

Google released a feature to help you sort your web-based workspace. Here’s how to sort group tabs by color and name to stay organized and find what you need.
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How to interact with our friends and family while social distancing

How to interact with our friends and family while social distancing

Social distancing can be tough, but technology can help. We've collected the best solutions to unite with friends and family while taking care of yourself.
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WWDC 2020 keynote: iOS 14, Macs with iPad chips, and everything else announced

WWDC 2020 keynote: iOS 14, Macs with iPad chips, and everything else announced

Apple dropped huge software announcements across the spectrum of its products, including updates to iOS, watchOS, MacOS, tvOS, and more.
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Best Father’s Day Deals 2020: The Ultimate Guide

Best Father’s Day Deals 2020: The Ultimate Guide

You don't have to spend a fortune to treat dad to something special this Father's Day: There are oodles of Father's Day deals and Father's Day sales available.
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Twitch co-founder Michael Seibel joins Reddit board of directors

Twitch co-founder Michael Seibel joins Reddit board of directors

Reddit announced that Michael Seibel, the co-founder of what is now Twitch, will replace Alexis Ohanian on the company's board of directors.
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Summer staycation: A Miami mom weighs the cost of keeping her kids cooped up

Summer staycation: A Miami mom weighs the cost of keeping her kids cooped up

Like many parents, Norma Schwartz struggled with distance learning. But she also worries about her two elementary-age kids dependency on technology.
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The balancing act: What it’s like to be a high schooler and essential worker

The balancing act: What it’s like to be a high schooler and essential worker

Ben Coulimore is a high-school junior who takes college-level courses as part of the Running Start program. He's also an essential worker at a nursing home.
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Social distance and senioritis: Graduating high school in 2020

Social distance and senioritis: Graduating high school in 2020

Addison Cross just graduated from high school in Texarkana, Texas. Social distancing meant many milestones of senior year were different but still memorable.
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Up in the air: How one Texas teacher is preparing for an uncertain future

Up in the air: How one Texas teacher is preparing for an uncertain future

Juliana Davila teaches students ranging from pre-K to eighth grade. Since distance learning was set in place, she worries what next fall will look like.
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How to change your Gmail Inbox theme

How to change your Gmail Inbox theme

Personalization can help spice up a boring, plain inbox. Here's our guide on how to change your Gmail inbox theme: pick a preset theme or upload your own photo.
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Tear gas: Treatment, tips, and practical advice for protestors

Tear gas: Treatment, tips, and practical advice for protestors

Tear gas is a potent chemical agent that causes many unpleasant physical symptoms, including burning eyes. Here's how to treat someone who's been exposed to it.
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Big Tech had a chance to take major steps against systemic racism, but it failed

Big Tech had a chance to take major steps against systemic racism, but it failed

Tweeting positive messages and offering small donations is not nearly enough. Big Tech must do more, and should not be praised for doing the ethical minimum.
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Climate change could collide with coronavirus to create a summer from hell

Climate change could collide with coronavirus to create a summer from hell

Scientists are concerned that the combination of global warming, a deepening economic crisis, and pandemic lockdowns could cause a long and sweltering summer.
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