Monthly Archives: February 2018

Discord bans a number of alt-right servers

The gaming chat service Discord has reportedly banned several alt-right groups. The move comes six months after the platform shut down racist accounts in the wake of the Charlottesville protests in order to 'take action against white supremacy, nazi… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Waymo’s 360-degree demo ride shows what self-driving cars ‘see’

One of the big steps necessary to roll out self-driving cars is getting the public to trust them, and Waymo's latest attempt to achieve that is with a new 360-degree experience. Viewable on a computer, your phone or a VR … Read the rest of this entry

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House passes contentious anti-online sex trafficking bill

Sex-trafficking victims, prosecutors and state attorneys will be able to sue websites that host ads and content linked to the sex trade under the bill the House has just approved. The bill called "Allow States and Victims to Fight Online … Read the rest of this entry

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Visit the British Library’s ‘Harry Potter’ exhibit from your sofa

Assuming your Hogwarts letter got lost in the mail (it happens from time to time) and you still want a peek at The Boy Who Lived's coursework, Google has you covered. The search juggernaut has digitized the British Library's "Harry … Read the rest of this entry

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Bloomberg: AT&T and Verizon plan to launch 5G hotspots

In late January, AT&T chief Randall Stephenson revealed that the carrier wants to offer customers puck-shaped 5G hotspots before phones that can handle the new speeds become available. Turns out other carriers might do the same thing. According t… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Fitbit plans a ‘family’ of smartwatches in 2018

Fitbit knows it can't lean on activity trackers forever, and it's going to shake things up in 2018. As part of a call discussing its latest earnings, the company said it would produce a "family" of smartwatches this year — … Read the rest of this entry

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Google Assistant now launches specific tasks in Android apps

Believe it or not, Google still isn't done with its slew of Assistant upgrades this week. The AI helper can now use Actions to perform specific intents within other Android apps for those times when voice alone won't cut it. … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Papers, Please’ official short film recreates the game’s bleak tone

The official Papers, Please short film has been a long time in coming, but it's finally here… and if you're a fan of the game's grim Soviet Bloc atmosphere, you're in for a treat. The 11-minute production includes plenty of … Read the rest of this entry

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Canon’s entry-level Rebel T7 DSLR targets social media users

On top of its M50 mirrorless with 4K video, Canon also took the wraps of its latest DSLR, the Rebel T7. The successor to the two-year-old, 18-megapixel Rebel T6 now has a much bigger 24.1-megapixel sensor, making it more attractive … Read the rest of this entry

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Netflix lands sci-fi movie from ‘Planet of the Apes’ director

Netflix's sci-fi adaptations are about to expand beyond the likes of Altered Carbon and Lost in Space. Deadline has learned that Netflix has secured the rights to Life Sentence, a movie take on a Matthew Baker short story about a … Read the rest of this entry

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