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Watching too much television could cause fatal blood clots
SCIENCE DAILY Spending too much time in front of the television could increase your chance of developing potentially fatal blood clots known as venous thrombosis. Even trying to counterbalance hours of TV... 2 hours
Twitter sets crackdown on automated 'bot' accounts
PHYS.ORG Twitter announced Wednesday a crackdown on accounts powered by software "bots" which can artificially amplify a person or cause and which have been accused of manipulating the social network during the 2016 US election. 4 hours
White nationalist is latest to sue over social media ban
ABC NEWS A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his account as the social network cracks down on content it deems abusive 4 hours
Netflix Just Unveiled the Trailer for 'Lost in Space' Reboot — and It Looks Awesome!
SPACE.COM The sci-fi classic "Lost in Space" is launching back to television on April 13 by way of Netflix,... 4 hours
White nationalist sues Twitter for banning his account
ABC NEWS A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his account as the social network cracks down on content it deems abusive 6 hours
bad news makes you a fake news mogul to teach you their tricks Bad News makes you a fake news mogul to teach you their tricks
THE VERGE Journalists have written fascinating accounts of the people creating online... 7 hours
the atlantic says it will hire up to 100 new staffers The Atlantic says it will hire up to 100 new staffers
TechCrunch  It’s a gloomy time in media, with frequent announcements of layoffs and shutdowns (it even... 7 hours
Social media as good a barometer of public health attitudes as traditional phone polling
SCIENCE DAILY Social media data can be used as an additional source of information to gauge public opinion about health issues alongside... 8 hours
the aftermath of the parkland mass shooting shows social media s ugliest side The aftermath of the Parkland mass shooting shows social media’s ugliest side
THE VERGE From bots to bullying to fake-news conspiracy theories Continue reading… 8 hours
Facebook opens registration for F8, its annual developer confab - CNET
CNET The social network’s big conference is where CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives his biggest speech of the year. 8 hours
elon musk leaves board of ai safety group to avoid conflict of interest with tesla Elon Musk leaves board of AI safety group to avoid conflict of interest with Tesla
THE VERGE Tech billionaire Elon Musk is leaving... 10 hours
dish reports sling tv has grown to 2 2m subscribers as of the end of 2017 Dish Reports Sling TV Has Grown to 2.2M Subscribers as of the End of 2017
MacRumors Dish Network today reported official numbers... 10 hours
amazon is developing a series based on iain m banks sci fi novel consider phlebas Amazon is developing a series based on Iain M. Banks’ sci-fi novel Consider Phlebas
THE VERGE Last fall, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos charged his... 12 hours
Facebook says Kremlin-linked ads ready for public view, but House hasn't released them
PHYS.ORG A Facebook official said Tuesday that the social network had finished "scrubbing" personal information from Kremlin-linked ads placed on their platform to... 14 hours
Are bots a danger for political election campaigns?
PHYS.ORG Normally, autonomous computer programmes known as bots trawl the internet, for example, to help search engines. However, there are also programmes known as social bots which interfere in social media, automatically generating... 15 hours
Fake news ‘vaccine’: online game may ‘inoculate’ by simulating propaganda tactics
SCIENCE DAILY A new online game puts players in the shoes of an aspiring propagandist to give the public a taste of the techniques and motivations behind the... 16 hours
10 essential tips for using the macos finder more efficiently 10 Essential Tips for Using the macOS Finder More Efficiently
MacRumors The Finder is a classic Mac system component that's ever-present on your desktop, ready to help... 17 hours
gboard 7 0 2 beta adds unified emoji sticker gif search and support for chinese korean Gboard 7.0.2 beta adds unified emoji/sticker/GIF search and support for Chinese, Korean
9to5Google VIDEO The latest Gboard for Android beta is rolling out this evening with a number of new features, including the ability to “Search all media”... 22 hours
MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth
BBC MPs launch an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health. 1 day
Corporations can benefit from altruism during a crisis, study says
PHYS.ORG New research finds that altruism - and social media - can help corporations cultivate trust with consumers on mobile devices during and after natural disasters, such as hurricanes. 1 day
Italy warns of election threat as rival parties court Russia
ABC NEWS Italian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in March 4 elections, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictment of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced fake... 1 day
How political parties influence our beliefs, and what we can do about it
SCIENCE DAILY Fake news is everywhere, but why we believe it is still unclear. Psychologists suggest that valuing our identity more than our accuracy... 1 day
Italy warns of election meddling as parties court Russia
ABC NEWS Italian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in March 4 elections, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictment of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced fake news on... 1 day
purported xperia xz2 compact prototype leaks ahead of mwc Purported Xperia XZ2 Compact prototype leaks ahead of MWC
THE VERGE Mobile World Congress is coming up quickly, and the latest leak is a device that might be a... 1 day
fox news is creating its own streaming service called fox nation Fox News is creating its own streaming service called Fox Nation
THE VERGE Fox News is planning to launch a paid video streaming service later this year,... 1 day
fox news to launch an over the top streaming service fox nation Fox News to launch an over-the-top streaming service, Fox Nation
TechCrunch  Fox News is going over-the-top. The Fox News Channel officially announced today the upcoming launch of... 1 day
How political parties influence our beliefs, and what we can do about it
PHYS.ORG Fake news is everywhere, but why we believe it is still unclear. Drawing on neuroeconomics research in an Opinion published February 20th... 1 day
Now there's a game you can play to 'vaccinate' yourself against fake news
PHYS.ORG The term "fake news" is everywhere these days. After gaining steam during the 2016 US election, it's become a catch-all phrase used... 1 day
snapchat adds gif stickers via giphy plus new friends and discover screen tabs Snapchat adds GIF stickers via Giphy, plus new Friends and Discover screen tabs
TechCrunch  Snapchat is bringing one of the best recent features of... 2 days
Linksys Velop mesh router review: Towers of Wi-Fi power
Windows Central With Linksys Velop, you'll enjoy top Internet speeds everywhere in your home. Mesh Wi-Fi systems are the hottest trend in the home internet segment and you might currently be considering... 2 days
No, you can't tap your hand to get on the train - where biohacktivists stand under the law
PHYS.ORG A brave step forward for cyborg rights? A media stunt? Or just... 2 days
Identifying super corals through DNA analysis
PHYS.ORG A Ph.D. student from EPFL will spend three months in New Caledonia for a research project supported by the International Coral Reef Initiative. He will share his experience on the EPFL Out There blog. 2 days
Facebook ads boss in fake news Twitter storm
BBC The vice-president of ads is criticised for tweeting Russian-bought ads were not designed to sway the US election. 2 days
Researchers find no correlation between social media use and school performance
PHYS.ORG Scientists from Germany have studied whether teenagers who frequent Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites perform worse academically and concluded that there is no... 2 days
Fake news 'vaccine': Online game may 'inoculate' by simulating propaganda tactics
PHYS.ORG A new online game puts players in the shoes of an aspiring propagandist to give the public a taste of the techniques and motivations behind the... 2 days
vlckit 3 0 adds support for h 265 better 4k memory management and 3d video VLCKit 3.0 adds support for H.265, better 4K memory management, and 3D video
9to5Mac VIDEO Today’s VLCKit 3.0 update from the developer of the popular VLC... 2 days
Porsche says less is more with the 911 Carrera T video - Roadshow
CNET When you strip some of the basic features from a Porsche 911, you'll be so focused on the driving experience that you... 2 days
Is social media to blame for poor grades?
SCIENCE DAILY Do teenagers who frequent Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites perform worse academically? Scientists have taken a look at these concerns. 2 days
molly wants to use your online presence to create an automated knowledge base Molly wants to use your online presence to create an automated knowledge base
TechCrunch  Isn’t it frustrating when you ask a friend a question... 2 days
uk government will use church spires to improve internet connectivity in rural areas UK government will use church spires to improve internet connectivity in rural areas
THE VERGE The UK government and the Church of England have formed... 2 days
advertisers warn social media to step up or they re out Advertisers warn social media to step up, or they're out
CBC Trust in what we read online is eroding quickly, and social media and 'Big Tech' are... 3 days
Astronomers conduct a multi-frequency study of the Milky Way-like spiral galaxy NGC 6744
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers has conducted a multi-frequency study of NGC 6744, one of the most Milky Way-like spiral galaxies. The... 3 days
Researcher discusses stalking in the age of social media
PHYS.ORG Whether in person or on the internet, being stalked is a terrifying and isolating experience. Victims may be afraid to report their stalker out of fear of retaliation or be... 3 days
apfs bug in macos high sierra can cause data loss when writing to disk images APFS Bug in macOS High Sierra Can Cause Data Loss When Writing to Disk Images
MacRumors Apple's APFS file system included in... 3 days
fake news is an existential crisis for social media Fake news is an existential crisis for social media 
TechCrunch  Every gun outrage in America is now routinely followed by a flood of Russian-linked Twitter bot activity. Exacerbating... 3 days
After stunning growth streak, Amazon ambitions seem boundless
PHYS.ORG Triumphant in online retail, cloud computing, organic groceries, and streaming television, Amazon founder and chief disruptor Jeff Bezos is turning his seemingly limitless ambition to health care. 3 days
trump cites facebook exec s comments downplaying russian ad influence on election Trump cites Facebook exec’s comments downplaying Russian ad influence on election
TechCrunch  You’d be forgiven for missing Donald Trump’s multiple retweets of Facebook executive Rob Goldman... 3 days
Facebook proved popular with Russian election trolls - CNET
CNET Social network singled out in indictment charging 13 Russians with interfering with the US election. 3 days
trump cites facebook exec s comments downplaying russian influence on election Trump cites Facebook exec’s comments downplaying Russian influence on election
TechCrunch  You’d be forgiven for missing Donald Trump’s multiple retweets of Facebook executive Rob Goldman over the... 3 days
This week in esports news: Twitch has a larger audience than mainstream media outlets
Windows Central Esports continues to grow in viewers, reach and potential. It has been a solid year in the scene as UK... 3 days
fake news is not the real problem Fake news is not the real problem
TechCrunch  It’s the Internet’s fault, we’re told. Brexiters and Remainers, Republicans and Democrats — every side of every political dispute now lives in... 4 days
the nano s is a 360 camera built for social media The Nano S is a 360 camera built for social media
THE VERGE Over the past few weeks, I’ve been testing out the Nano S 360-degree camera... 4 days
how ad free subscriptions could solve facebook How ad-free subscriptions could solve Facebook
TechCrunch  At the core of Facebook’s “well-being” problem is that its business is directly coupled with total time spent on its apps. The more hours... 4 days
TV, music, movies, and books we're into this weekend
Windows Central We have some great mid-February media for you to enjoy! The roses are in a vase, the chocolate-filled hearts are half empty, and you're free this weekend to kick back... 5 days
facebook admits sms notifications sent using two factor number was caused by bug Facebook admits SMS notifications sent using two-factor number was caused by bug
THE VERGE Facebook this evening clarified the situation around SMS notifications sent using the company’s two-factor authentication (2FA) system, admitting that the messages were indeed caused... 5 days
Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents
ABC NEWS Indictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents 5 days
twitter puts deadline on mac application will drop support in 30 days Twitter puts deadline on Mac application, will drop support in 30 days
9to5Mac movedToday Twitter has announced that it will be killing its Mac application in favor of a web client. The social media giant tweeted on... 5 days
federal judge rules that embedded tweets can represent copyright infringement Federal judge rules that embedded tweets can represent copyright infringement
TechCrunch  A recent ruling by a New York federal judge could have significant implications for how copyright... 5 days
Awkward! Why social media creates such cringeworthy moments - CNET
CNET VIDEO Ugh, is that really how my voice sounds? Melissa Dahl, author of "Cringeworthy," has a theory about why we all feel so derpy. 5 days
Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking web users (Update)
PHYS.ORG A Belgian court on Friday ordered Facebook to stop tracking internet users in Belgium who have no accounts with the social network, or face fines of 250,000 euros... 5 days
eutelsat ceo optimistic on shorter broadcast contracts ott potential Eutelsat CEO optimistic on shorter broadcast contracts, OTT potential
SPACE NEWS Eutelsat Chief Executive Officer Rodolphe Belmer is taking a contrary view on short-term capacity leases and the explosive... 5 days
US charges Russian social media trolls over election tampering - CNET
CNET The Department of Justice has issued charges against 13 Russian nationals involved with the Internet Research Agency, an organization at the center of fake news and... 5 days
Power Rangers action figures, Megazords get a new maker - CNET
CNET Toys based on the long-running television show will be made by Hasbro starting in 2019. 5 days
embedding a tweet could be copyright infringement says new court ruling Embedding a tweet could be copyright infringement, says new court ruling
THE VERGE A New York district court has ruled that embedding a tweet on a webpage... 5 days
robert mueller charges russian troll farm with election interference Robert Mueller charges Russian ‘troll farm’ with election interference
THE VERGE Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed conspiracy and fraud charges against thirteen Russian nationals and three organizations. The... 5 days
Power Rangers get a new Megazord maker in 2019 - CNET
CNET Toys based on the long-running television show will be made by Hasbro starting in 2019 5 days
Breaking up with Facebook: users confess they're spending less time
PHYS.ORG Mikita Burton has had a Facebook account for nine years, nearly as long as her youngest child has been alive. And, until arguments about the presidential election spread... 5 days
Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting data
PHYS.ORG Belgian media say a Brussels court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data about citizens in the country or face fines for every day it fails to comply. 6 days
Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting data
ABC NEWS Belgian media say a Brussels court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data about citizens in the country or face fines for every day it fails to comply 6 days
Twitter users troll journalist covering Parkland shooting - CNET
CNET Social network leaves up harassing fake tweets despite complaints, journalist tells BuzzFeed. 6 days
Journalist covering Parkland shooting impersonated on Twitter - CNET
CNET Social network leaves up harassing fake tweets despite complaints, journalist tells BuzzFeed. 6 days
How #MeToo, awareness months and Facebook are helping us heal
PHYS.ORG If we have learned anything on social media in 2017 it's that everything isn't okay. Far from it. But we are finally starting to talk about it -... 6 days
Hot on Instagram - but is it art?
BBC Should social media-friendly experiences designed to make striking photos be considered art? 6 days
coinbase blames visa for glitch that overcharged users Coinbase blames Visa for glitch that overcharged users
TechCrunch  While Coinbase has had its fair share of technical issues the last few months, it seems the latest one may... 6 days
The Instagrammable museum: Is it art?
BBC Should social media-friendly experiences designed to make striking photos be considered art? 6 days
google to acquire xively iot platform from logmein Google to acquire Xively IoT platform from LogMeIn
TechCrunch  Google announced today that it intends to buy Xively from LogMeIn, giving Google Cloud an established IoT platform to add to their... 6 days
Genes that turn off after death, and debunking the sugar conspiracy
Science Magazine Some of our genes come alive after we die. David Grimm—online news editor for Science—talks with Sarah Crespi about which genes are active after death and... 6 days
Study dispels notion social media displaces human contact
PHYS.ORG Echoing concerns that grew with the World Wide Web itself a decade earlier, the rise of social media has stoked fears of "social displacement"—the alienation of people from friends and family in... 6 days
Study dispels notion social media displaces human contact
SCIENCE DAILY Echoing concerns that grew with the World Wide Web itself a decade earlier, the rise of social media has stoked fears of 'social displacement' -- the alienation of people from friends and... 6 days
nokia may dump its health tech business Nokia may dump its health tech business
THE VERGE Has Nokia had enough of the health tech world? Just two years after entering the industry with its $190 million purchase of... 6 days
slack adds edith cooper to board of directors Slack adds Edith Cooper to board of directors
TechCrunch  Slack had added Edith Cooper, who most recently served as the global head of human capital management at Goldman Sachs,... 6 days
EU not happy with Facebook, Twitter consumer rule remedies
PHYS.ORG The European Commission says social media giants Facebook and Twitter have only partially responded to its demands to bring their practices into line with EU consumer law. 6 days
EU not happy with Facebook, Twitter consumer rule remedies
ABC NEWS The European Commission says social media giants Facebook and Twitter have only partially responded to its demands to bring their practices into line with EU consumer law 6 days
pandora premium comes to the web Pandora Premium comes to the web
TechCrunch  Pandora is plugging a hole in its paid subscription service with today’s launch of Pandora Premium on the web. While free users of the... 6 days
Media Player S PRO supports hundreds of audio and video formats on Windows 10
Windows Central With a vast range of support for audio and video formats, Media Player S allows you to enjoy your library... 6 days
Facebook enables businesses, groups to reach out after crises - CNET
CNET They can now use the social network's Community Help feature to assist people with finding supplies and services after an emergency. 6 days
Peter Thiel considered leaving Facebook's board: report - CNET
CNET The Silicon Valley investor who made a massive bet on the social network thought about leaving it over issues with his political affiliation. 6 days
social analytics companies mvpindex and umbel are merging Social analytics companies MVPindex and Umbel are merging
TechCrunch  MVPindex and Umbel, two companies delivering social media data to the sports and entertainment industries, are teaming up. The combined... 7 days
major new ios bug can crash iphones and disable access to apps and imessages Major new iOS bug can crash iPhones and disable access to apps and iMessages
THE VERGE Apple had a shockingly bad week of software... 7 days
Social networks 'too slow' on rights changes
BBC The European Commission wants Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more to protect consumer rights. 7 days
a new ios bug can crash iphones and disable access to imessages A new iOS bug can crash iPhones and disable access to iMessages
THE VERGE Apple had a shockingly bad week of software problems just before the end of 2017, and it looks like 2018 isn’t starting so well... 7 days
Facebook’s latest privacy debacle points to larger problem: Trust - CNET
CNET The social network is in hot water over a VPN security app it owns called Onavo reportedly spying on users. But Facebook’s issues are deeper than... 1 week
New technology combines LEGO bricks and drones
PHYS.ORG VIDEO From February 15 to 18, children and families visiting the LEGO World expo in Copenhagen, Denmark will have the chance to make their brick-building dreams take flight with a flock of interactive miniature drones developed by... 1 week
vimeo launches tools for simultaneous uploading or livestreaming to facebook youtube twitch and others Vimeo launches tools for simultaneous uploading or livestreaming to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and others
TechCrunch  Video platform Vimeo is today rolling out new... 1 week
TV's influence on pregnancy, childbirth more powerful than many women admit
SCIENCE DAILY Sociology research may reveal a surprisingly stronger-than-expected influence from TV reality shows and other media on pregnant women's perception and management of their pregnancy and childbirth... 1 week
THQ Nordic acquires Saints Row, Metro publisher for €121 million
Windows Central THQ Nordic has acquired Koch Media and its video game publishing division, Deep Silver. THQ Nordic has announced the acquisition of Koch Media and its video game publishing... 1 week
flipboard founder claims apple news is a product living in the past Flipboard Founder Claims Apple News is 'a Product Living in the Past'
MacRumors Apple's mobile news platform has been accused of "living in the past" by the co-founder and head of rival news curation service Flipboard. The... 1 week
Amazon Echo Dot ad cleared over cat food order
BBC A television ad that caused a viewer's Echo Dot device to try to order cat food has been cleared. 1 week
Amazon Alexa ad 'triggered cat food order'
Sky News Amazon has been cleared by the advertising watchdog after a television ad for its Echo Dot smart speaker activated a viewer's device and placed an order for cat food. 1 week
flipboard ceo calls apple news a product living in the past in new interview Flipboard CEO calls Apple News a ‘product living in the past’ in new interview
9to5Mac Speaking at the Code Media conference today, Flipboard... 1 week
Gboard 7.0.2 beta adds unified emoji/sticker/GIF search and support for Chinese, Korean
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VLCKit 3.0 adds support for H.265, better 4K memory management, and 3D video
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Awkward! Why social media creates such cringeworthy moments - CNET
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New technology combines LEGO bricks and drones
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Bitcoin technology has a new purpose: Fight food fraud - CNET
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How to automatically post your Instagram photos as full images on Twitter using IFTTT
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Snapchat redesign causes uproar as users call on Snap to revert to the old design
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'BBC Dad' returns for Olympics, but no gate-crashing kids? - CNET
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How to display visual responses from Google Home on your TV w/ Chromecast
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