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France launches government chat app after fixing last-minute flaw

France made good on its promise to launch a secure government-only chat app — although it almost didn't turn out that way. The country has introduced a beta version of Tchap, a messaging app that helps officials communicate with each … Read the rest of this entry

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Recommended Reading: Coachella was built for YouTube

Coachella 2019 review: A festival built for YouTube Paul A. Thompson, Pitchfork For years, Coachella's opening weekend has been a huge event for YouTube. A weekend's worth of livestreams don't deliver all of the acts to your living room, but … Read the rest of this entry

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The next frontier for cannabis vapes: mood-specific formulas

"In New York, my bicycle messenger really had two types of cannabis. It was either green or brown." Michael Ray is the CEO of Bloom Farms, a California-based cannabis company that specializes in vape cartridges and CBD tinctures. Ray's reflecting … Read the rest of this entry

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Hacker posts over 4,000 sensitive documents from Mexican embassy

Thousands of documents containing sensitive information belonging to Mexico's embassy in Guatemala were leaked online this week by a hacker. The stolen cache contained more than 4,800 files related to the embassy's activities including its dealings w… Engadget RSS Feed

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Alexa owners can listen to Amazon Music for free — with ads

Rumors started circulating last week that Amazon was exploring a free, ad-supported tier of its streaming music service. Turns out there was something to those rumblings. Today, the commerce giant announced that Alexa device owners in the US will be… … Read the rest of this entry

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Netflix is turning Broadway’s ‘Boys in the Band’ into a film

Netflix doesn't have much in the way of theater productions on its streaming platform, with Bruce Springsteen's one-man Broadway show perhaps being the most notable. However, the service is drawing from the stage for an upcoming movie, as it's set … Read the rest of this entry

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Mueller report forced Congress to find PCs with disc drives

On top of redactions and other issues with the the Mueller report, Congress is facing a potential technological block. The document will be released to lawmakers, sometime between 11AM and noon ET today, on a … CD, according to the … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook is working on a voice AI rival to Siri and Alexa

Facebook might introduce its own voice assistant à la Siri and Alexa in the future. According to CNBC, the social network's augmented and virtual reality team led by Ira Snyder has been developing a voice AI since 2018. The team … Read the rest of this entry

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Artificial intelligence is on the brink of a ‘diversity disaster’

The lack of diversity within artificial intelligence is pushing the field to a dangerous "tipping point," according to new research from the AI Now Institute. It says that due to an overwhelming proportion of white males in the field, the … Read the rest of this entry

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Verizon’s new activation fees cost more in-store, less in-app

Verizon has simultaneously slashed and increased its activation and upgrade fees, depending on how you process the transaction. According to CNET and reports posted online, you now only have to pay $ 20 if you upgrade your device or activate … Read the rest of this entry

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