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Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted
ABC NEWS Investigators say the backup driver of an autonomous Uber SUV that fatally struck a pedestrian was streaming the television show "The Voice" and looking away shortly before the crash 10 hours
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9to5Mac At the beginning of the month, Amazon announced... 14 hours
Saudis say 12,000 pirating devices seized amid Qatar rift
PHYS.ORG Saudi Arabia has said it has confiscated more than 12,000 pirating devices in the country, after rival Qatar's beIN Media accused broadcasters in the kingdom of bootlegging its World Cup... 14 hours
Facebook may add 'your time' tool to fight social media addiction - CNET
CNET Will a daily tally get you to take a break? 15 hours
WordPress.com parent company acquires Atavist
TechCrunch Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and a few other things, is acquiring Brooklyn-based startup Atavist. Atavist has been working on a content management system for independent bloggers and writers. With an Atavist website, you can... 17 hours
facebook is reportedly working on a your time on facebook feature Facebook is reportedly working on a ‘Your Time on Facebook’ feature
THE VERGE The “time well spent” movement that’s sweeping tech may be coming to Facebook. A... 18 hours
adobe is using machine learning to make it easier to spot photoshopped images Adobe is using machine learning to make it easier to spot Photoshopped images
THE VERGE Experts around the world are getting increasingly worried about new... 19 hours
Uber driver was 'streaming TV' moments before fatal crash
Sky News An Uber driver in a self-driving car was streaming television until moments before the vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian, according to police. 20 hours
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THE VERGE The theme of this week’s Vergecast is TV. On Wednesday, Instagram announced a standalone app called IGTV, which is a place for... 20 hours
How community structure affects the resilience of a network
PHYS.ORG Network theory is a method for analyzing the connections between nodes in a system. One of the most compelling aspects of network theory is that discoveries related to one field,... 20 hours
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CBC Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the "safety" driver... 21 hours
apple maps vehicles begin collecting street level data in japan Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Collecting Street-Level Data in Japan
MacRumors Apple Maps vehicles equipped with LiDAR sensors have begun collecting street-level data in Japan for the first time... 21 hours
Feeding frenzy—public accuse the media of deliberately fuelling shark fear
PHYS.ORG Are you scared of sharks? If you never read or watched the news, would you still be? 21 hours
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MacRumors Some 60 billion messages are sent over the WhatsApp chat... 24 hours
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9to5Google VIDEO As VidCon 2018 continues, YouTube this evening has announced a... 1 day
Over the influence?
BBC Unilever has taken a stand against 'influencers' who buy social media followers to game the system. 1 day
Viral toddler at the border photo strikes immigration debate - CNET
CNET A photo of a crying toddler went viral on social media and helped put a face on a controversial story. It’s not the first time. 2 days
control is a ritual obsessed supernatural action game from the creator of quantum break Control is a ritual-obsessed, supernatural action game from the creator of Quantum Break
THE VERGE VIDEO For the past few years, Remedy Entertainment has toyed with... 2 days
Facebook expands fact-checking program, adopts new technology for fighting fake news
TechCrunch Facebook this morning announced an expansion of its fact-checking program and other actions it’s taking to combat the scourge of fake news on its social network.... 2 days
apple plans english language adaptation of french show calls Apple Plans English-Language Adaptation of French Show 'Calls'
MacRumors In the latest piece of news surrounding Apple's original television content plans, the company has given a series order to... 2 days
facebook is using machine learning to spot hoax articles shared by spammers Facebook is using machine learning to spot hoax articles shared by spammers
THE VERGE Facebook’s fight against fake news, hoaxes, and spammers will never be over for good, but the company is doing its best to keep up... 2 days
The Rosetta stone of active galactic nuclei deciphered
PHYS.ORG A galaxy with at least one active supermassive black hole – named OJ 287 – has caused many irritations and questions in the past. The emitted radiation of this object spans a... 2 days
In the immigration debate, one picture powers thousands of tweets - CNET
CNET A photo of a crying toddler went viral on social media and helped put a face on a controversial story. It’s not the first... 2 days
Facebook expands fact-checking efforts to 14 countries - CNET
CNET The social network leaning heavily into artificial intelligence to help it monitor more than a billion posts every day. 2 days
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THE VERGE Which Amazon Fire TV device is right for you? That depends on what sort... 2 days
AT&T unveils new unlimited plans with WatchTV live television bundle - CNET
CNET The WatchTV bundle will come with 31 channels and cost $15 for non-AT&T customers. 2 days
Days after buying Time Warner, AT&T launches new TV service
PHYS.ORG AT&T is launching a new streaming service incorporating television networks from the Time Warner company it just bought. 2 days
Burger King apologises for social media ads
BBC VIDEO Burger King offering a reward to women who get pregnant by players adds to wave of sexism. 2 days
Indian food delivery startup Swiggy raises $210M at a $1.3B valuation
TechCrunch India’s food delivery race is hotting up after Swiggy, one of the startups vying for pole position, landed $210 million in new capital for expansion and joined... 2 days
westworld s free alexa game is like a radio drama crossed with a quiz show Westworld’s free Alexa game is like a radio drama crossed with a quiz show
THE VERGE VIDEO Westworld is known for slipping elaborate story hints... 2 days
instagram officially launches igtv bringing long form video to a new standalone app Instagram officially launches IGTV, bringing long-form video to a new standalone app
9to5Google After several weeks of rumors and speculation, Instagram has just announced that it will be bringing long-form vertical videos to the social network in... 2 days
Facebook's Instagram has more than a billion users
PHYS.ORG Instagram said Wednesday it now has more than one billion active users, highlighting surging growth at the Facebook-owned social network focused on photo and video sharing. 3 days
facebook groups may soon charge monthly subscription fees for access Facebook Groups may soon charge monthly subscription fees for access
THE VERGE Facebook will now let group administrators start charging $4.99 to $29.99 a month for exclusive membership... 3 days
instagram officially launches igtv bringing long form video to a standalone app Instagram officially launches IGTV, bringing long-form video to a standalone app
9to5Google After several weeks of rumors and speculation, Instagram has just announced that it will... 3 days
Sesame Workshop will produce children’s shows for Apple
TechCrunch Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind beloved public television series Sesame Street, will be creating children’s TV programs for Apple . The partnership will involve multiple shows, including live action and animated... 3 days
The brain-penetrant clinical ATM inhibitor AZD1390 radiosensitizes and improves survival of preclinical brain tumor models
Science Magazine Poor survival rates of patients with tumors arising from or disseminating into the brain are attributed to an... 3 days
Tesla sues ex-employee alleging data theft, leaks to media
PHYS.ORG Tesla is suing a former employee at its Nevada battery factory alleging that he hacked into the manufacturing computers and disclosed confidential trade secrets. 3 days
Tesla sues former employee for $1 million over trade secret theft
TechCrunch Tesla is suing a former employee for $1 million, alleging the man hacked the company’s confidential and trade secret information and transferred that information to third... 3 days
Tesla sues ex-employee alleging data theft, leaks to media
ABC NEWS Tesla is suing a former employee at its Nevada battery factory alleging that he hacked into the company's manufacturing computers and disclosed confidential trade secrets 3 days
You aren’t alone; US adults broadly think around 40 percent of the news is misinformation
TechCrunch A new survey underscores what you already know. People don’t trust traditional media as they once did. They... 3 days
Microsoft may soon let all PC users easily switch to Windows 10 S mode
Windows Central In Windows 10 Redstone 5, PC users will soon be able to enable Windows 10 in S mode just as... 3 days
AT&T reportedly plans to buy out Otter Media after Time Warner merger - CNET
CNET Make it rain, AT&T. 3 days
all the updates and implications of 20th century fox s acquisition All the updates and implications of 20th Century Fox’s acquisition
THE VERGE Disney and Comcast are both trying to buy the media company Continue reading… 3 days
In praise of the midges pestering footballers in the World Cup
PHYS.ORG England's opening match in World Cup 2018 was a dramatic clash between Gareth Southgate's Young Lions and several million gnats, not to mention Tunisia's wrestling footballers.... 3 days
Misinformation and biases infect social media, both intentionally and accidentally
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Social media are among the primary sources of news in the U.S. and across the world. Yet users are exposed to content of questionable accuracy, including conspiracy theories,... 3 days
You aren’t alone; U.S. adults broadly think around 40 percent of the news is misinformation
TechCrunch A new survey underscores what you already know. People don’t trust traditional media as they once did. They... 3 days
Feral Announces 'Tropico' Coming to iPad Later This Year 'With No In-App Purchases'
MacRumors VIDEO Feral Interactive today announced the release of Tropico for iPad,... 3 days
Taiwan-based media startup The News Lens raises Series C for its international growth plans
TechCrunch The News Lens launched in 2013 as an independent news site for Taiwanese readers disenchanted with the country’s tabloid-ridden media.... 3 days
CNET Book Club: Jaron Lanier on the future of VR and why we should we all quit social media - CNET
CNET CNET Book Club, Episode 5: The... 3 days
microsoft ceo plays down ice contract in internal memo to employees Microsoft CEO plays down ICE contract in internal memo to employees
THE VERGE Microsoft has faced widespread criticism after its boasts of working with Immigration and Customs... 3 days
Indian government grounds Air India sale plans: reports
PHYS.ORG India has shelved its plans to sell debt-stricken national carrier Air India after failing to attract any bidders, a senior official has told local media. 3 days
kristen wiig drops out of upcoming apple comedy series due to scheduling issues Kristen Wiig Drops Out of Upcoming Apple Comedy Series Due to Scheduling Issues
MacRumors Kristen Wiig is no longer set to star in an... 3 days
The Star Trek television universe is expanding - CNET
CNET Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman will oversee the possible new space series. 3 days
CBS Hits Warp Drive with 'Star Trek' Universe, More Shows Planned
SPACE.COM "Star Trek: Discovery" showrunner Alex Kurtzman signed a five-year, $25 million deal to expand the CBS "Star Trek" franchise for television, according to a report in... 3 days
Tech leaders condemn policy leading to family separations at the border
TechCrunch By now you’ve seen the photos and videos and probably heard the audio tape. The media coming out of the U.S./Mexico border over the past week... 3 days
Book excerpt: Jaron Lanier's 'Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts'
ABC NEWS An excerpt from author Jaron Lanier's new book. 4 days
Get up to $35 off a new Amazon Fire TV Cube by trading in your old streaming device
Windows Central Got a Chromecast or Roku sitting around collecting dust? Trade in whatever... 4 days
star trek discovery showrunner s new five year deal could bring patrick stewart back to the franchise Star Trek: Discovery showrunner’s new five-year deal could bring Patrick Stewart back to the franchise
THE VERGE After several years of tumult, Star... 4 days
Facebook ordered to explain deleted profile
BBC The social network has been ordered by a UK judge to reveal who told it to delete the profile of a jazz musician 4 days
New radio telescope in South Africa will study galaxy formation
Science Magazine MeerKAT will form part of the multicontinent Square Kilometre Array 4 days
Pew: Social media still growing in emerging markets but stalled elsewhere
TechCrunch Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s (so far) five-year project to expand access to the Internet in emerging markets makes plenty of business sense when you look at the latest report... 4 days
FDA provides guidance on Novus Therapeutics’ development path for OP-02 to treat otitis media
NEWS MEDICAL Novus Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing products for patients with disorders of the ear, nose, and... 4 days
Schools must equip students to navigate alt-right websites that push fake news
PHYS.ORG More than 60 percent of America's middle and high school students rely on alt-right internet sites as credible sources for their research papers. The... 4 days
Adobe Project Rush aims to address social media pros' video woes - CNET
CNET In addition to giving us a peek at the newest member of Creative Cloud, Adobe delivered updates to the Lightrooms, Spark Post... 4 days
facebook s unpleasant underbelly policed by thousands of content reviewers worldwide Facebook's 'unpleasant underbelly' policed by thousands of content reviewers worldwide
CBC Content reviewing is one of the fastest-growing, entry-level job sectors in Silicon Valley as social media... 4 days
content reviewers scan facebook s unpleasant underbelly Content reviewers scan Facebook's 'unpleasant underbelly'
CBC Content reviewing is one of the fastest-growing, entry-level job sectors in Silicon Valley as social media platforms fight to rid their platforms of ever-growing... 4 days
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MacRumors A long-standing bug in macOS's Quick Look feature has the potential to expose sensitive... 4 days
chirp is a new app that aims to bring full twitter support to apple watch Chirp is a new app that aims to bring full Twitter support to Apple Watch
9to5Mac Last year, Twitter made the controversial... 4 days
BitTorrent is selling for $140M to Justin Sun and Tron
TechCrunch BitTorrent, an early mover in concept of building a business around decentralised computing architecture to distribute and store data, is being sold for $140 million in cash to... 5 days
tronc to change name back to tribune publishing after years of ridicule Tronc to change name back to Tribune Publishing after years of ridicule
THE VERGE Newspaper publisher and ostensible online media company Tronc has acknowledged how silly its name is and will be changing it back to Tribune Publishing,... 5 days
microsoft says it s dismayed by child separations after criticism over ice contract Microsoft says it’s ‘dismayed’ by child separations after criticism over ICE contract
THE VERGE After facing criticism for working with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Microsoft said in a statement today that the company was “dismayed” by... 5 days
'Be personal and appreciative': Research shows effective responses to online feedback
SCIENCE DAILY As more patients leave feedback on online platforms including social media, new research shows how health and social care organizations can offer value in their response. 5 days
Everything you need to know about Snapchat
PHYS.ORG If you have tweens or teens, you know about Snapchat. And if you can't figure out how it works, you're probably over 25. One of the most popular social media apps out there, Snapchat... 5 days
Professor says people are turning to 'socially mediated vigilante justice' to right perceived wrongs
PHYS.ORG The internet loves creating villains: People get caught on camera or social media behaving badly, the post or video goes... 5 days
How to create a Windows 10 with S mode installation media
Windows Central If you want to run Windows 10 in S mode, in this guide, we'll show you the steps on how to do this. Originally, Windows 10... 5 days
Portuguese regulators thwart Altice bid for media company
ABC NEWS Telecoms company Altice has given up its attempt to buy control of Portugal's Media Capital after failing to win approval for the deal from regulators 5 days
World Cup 2018 memes: Mexico stuns defending champ Germany - CNET
CNET Doggone it, there were a lot of Chihuahua vs. German Shepherd jokes as fans rejoiced on social media. 6 days
astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star Astronomers See Distant Eruption as Black Hole Destroys Star
ASTRO WATCH For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the formation and expansion of a fast-moving jet of material... 7 days
Radio reporter regains a voice with new technology
PHYS.ORG Two years ago, longtime radio reporter Jamie Dupree encountered what others in his profession might see as an insurmountable challenge: He lost his voice. 1 week
Fallout 76 now available for digital preorder on Xbox One
Windows Central Get ready to explore West Virginia together. Last Sunday, Bethesda held its annual E3 media briefing in Los Angeles. A variety of new games were announced and we... 1 week
Radio reporter regains a voice with new technology
ABC NEWS Longtime radio reporter Jamie Dupree had to switch to text-based journalism after he lost his voice two years ago 1 week
Where's that Final Fantasy 7 remake? Every game we missed at E3 2018 - CNET
CNET The radio silence is driving us wild. 1 week
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THE VERGE Warning: This piece contains language and... 1 week
Oprah Winfrey to produce shows for Apple
PHYS.ORG Television personality Oprah Winfrey has agreed to produce shows for Apple as the iPhone maker prepares to make a push into original content. 1 week
WhatsApp, fake news and gadgets: 5 interesting trends in digital news - CNET
CNET Here's what we learned from the latest Reuters Institute report on digital news consumption. 1 week
Dying Light 2 features an exponentially larger map and multiple endings
Windows Central Dying Light 2 should be even bigger and better. Recently, Techland revealed Dying Light 2 for Xbox One at Microsoft's E3 2018 media briefing. The game... 1 week
apple maps went down for everyone for a few hours today Apple Maps went down for everyone for a few hours today
THE VERGE Apple has confirmed on its support site that Apple Maps is having significant issues... 1 week
apple maps is down for everyone Apple Maps is down for everyone
THE VERGE Apple has confirmed on its support site that Apple Maps is having significant issues today, causing problems for people across platforms who are trying... 1 week
Lawsuit over white nationalist's Twitter ban clears hurdle
ABC NEWS A California judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading figure in the white nationalist movement by permanently banning his social... 1 week
This Corvette is a full-sized, radio-controlled car - Roadshow
CNET The owner can still drive it manually, too. 1 week
the 5g standard is finally finished with new standalone specification The 5G standard is finally finished with new standalone specification
THE VERGE It’s been a long time coming, but there’s finally a finished 5G standard. Earlier this week,... 1 week
A deep space communications hub in the desert
PHYS.ORG When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet. They were going to build a series... 1 week
Fake Facebook account reveals how we fall for fake news
PHYS.ORG A fictitious Facebook account set up by a team of researchers at the University of Nottingham to mirror the sort of news feed users might encounter on their... 1 week
A new experiment to understand dark matter
PHYS.ORG Is dark matter a source of a yet unknown force in addition to gravity? The mysterious dark matter is little understood and trying to understand its properties is an important challenge in modern physics... 1 week
AT&T completes its acquisition of Time Warner
TechCrunch AT&T has sealed the deal to buy Time Warner in a major piece of media and technology consolidation. The deal — which is $85.4 billion and a total of $108 billion with debt — was first... 1 week
AT&T closes mega-merger with Time Warner
PHYS.ORG Wireless and broadband colossus AT&T on Thursday announced the close of its $85 billion merger with media-entertainment conglomerate Time Warner. 1 week
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9to5Mac VIDEO Apple today is launching an expansive new ad campaign that... 1 week
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9to5Google Following Tuesday’s ruling from a federal judge, AT&T today has... 1 week
Burger King apologises for social media ads
BBC
Control is a ritual-obsessed, supernatural action game from the creator of Quantum Break
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YouTube touts 1.9B monthly logged-in viewers, adds $5/month Channel Memberships, merch integration, more
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Misinformation and biases infect social media, both intentionally and accidentally
PHYS.ORG
Westworld’s free Alexa game is like a radio drama crossed with a quiz show
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Feral Announces 'Tropico' Coming to iPad Later This Year 'With No In-App Purchases'
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Apple Close to Inking Deal With Cartoon Saloon for Animated Movie
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New Greenland telescope is up and running
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Spider-Man on PS4 nails the most important thing: web-swinging
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Apple debuts new ‘Behind the Mac’ ad campaign highlighting individual stories of creativity
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China's social media reactions to Trump's summit with Kim - CNET
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Disney says it didn’t censor a gay kiss at E3
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The first Fortnite World Cup with $100 million in prize money is happening in 2019
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Jade makes an ominous return in Beyond Good & Evil 2
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