Monthly Archives: January 2019

How sex censorship killed the internet we love

When was the last time you thought of the internet as a weird and wonderful place? I can feel my anxiety climbing as I try to find current news stories about sex. Google News shows one lonely result for "porn," … Read the rest of this entry

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Samsung earnings reveal sharp drop in profit for the end of 2018

Samsung warned people when it released its earnings projection for the four quarter of 2018 that it's expecting a sharp earnings drop. Turns out the tech giant really did have a relatively rough fourth quarter due to a drop in … Read the rest of this entry

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How screwed is Huawei?

After years of public mistrust, the US government has finally, officially laid out its cases against tech giant Huawei. The Chinese company stands accused of a laundry list crimes ranging from wire fraud to trade-secret theft to violating Iranian san… … Read the rest of this entry

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PUBG’s new tool will show you kills caught on Twitch streams

There's a huge number of PUBG streamers out there, so if you want to know if your kills have been broadcast on Twitch, you'll need something to help you out. Like PUBG Report: the online multiplayer game's new tool that … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook secretly pays users for complete access to their data

According to TechCrunch, Facebook has been paying teenagers around $ 20 a month to use a VPN app called "Facebook Research" that allowed the company full access to all of their phone and web activity. The app appears to be … Read the rest of this entry

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Chinese gaming giant grabs stake in ‘Detroit’ studio Quantic Dream

China's NetEase may be struggling to get its games whitelisted in its native country, but that isn't stopping it from making waves in the wider gaming industry. The internet giant's gaming unit has acquired a minority stake in David Cage's … Read the rest of this entry

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Jaybird’s wireless Run XT earbuds are fully waterproof too

Jaybird has upgraded its Run wireless earbuds, encasing them in IPX7 housing to make them fully waterproof. The original version is only sweatproof and water-resistant, but you can presumably use this one out in the storm. Jaybird calls this variant… … Read the rest of this entry

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What’s on TV: Super Bowl LIII, ‘Kingdom Hearts’ and ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’

And we're back! After a few weeks off we're catching up with what's coming to your TV screens this week, including the Super Bowl and Netflix's art-world thriller Velvet Buzzsaw. In gaming, Kingdom Hearts III is the biggest release this … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook drafts charter for content oversight board, but questions remain

Mark Zuckerberg talked about creating an independent body that would oversee Facebook's content decisions, and now that plan is taking shape. The social site has published a draft charter for an oversight board that would handle appeals for content… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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MIT hopes to automatically ‘de-bias’ face detection AI

There have been efforts to fight racist biases in face detection systems through better training data, but that usually involves a human manually supplying the new material. MIT's CSAIL might have a better approach. It's developing an algorithm tha… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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