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Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.’
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Here's the new electric big rig that could bring the hammer to Tesla's Semi

Thor Trucks, a new Los Angeles-based electric trucking startup, could challenge Tesla's Semi in 2019.
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Apple invests $390 million in US-made iPhone lasers

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Bitcoin seized by Bulgaria's government now worth $3 billion | VentureBeat

We may have a winner in this year’s game of Bitcoin Lotto. It seems a stash of Bitcoin that Bulgarian investigators took from some crooks back in the spring is now worth $3 billion.
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18 attorneys general ask the FCC to delay net neutrality repeal vote

In a letter sent to the FCC today, 18 attorneys general from around the country called on the agency to delay tomorrow’s vote on a repeal of net neutrality protections. The 11th-hour letter, sent...
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Animal shelter faces backlash after using robot to scare off homeless people

An animal shelter in San Francisco has been criticized for using a robot security guard to scare off homeless people. The San Francisco branch of the SPCA (the Society for the Prevention of...
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PepsiCo orders 100 Tesla Semi trucks in largest preorder to date

That’s $2 million in Tesla’s bank account right now
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Netflix fires exec who reportedly claimed not to believe Danny Masterson’s rape accusers

Andy Yeatman apparently claimed not to believe allegations against the actor
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Fingerprint sensors under the display are going to be a real thing in 2018

Synaptics announces mass production of optical in-display fingerprint sensors
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This man has made more money trading cryptokitties than investing in his IRA

CryptoKitties, a game where users breed and trade digital kitties using Ethereum-based smart contracts, has emerged as the latest mark of society’s obsession with rising cryptocurrency values. In...
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The net neutrality vote, explained

It's finally here.
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Astronauts onboard the ISS will watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi, confirms NASA

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas around the world this week, but it’ll also be showing in one extremely appropriate venue off-planet: the International Space Station. Astronauts will be able...
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The FCC’s Democratic commissioners on net neutrality vote: ‘We have a mess on our hands’

In 2015, when the Democrat-led FCC passed strong net neutrality regulations, one widely circulated photo became emblematic of the moment. In it, the three Democratic commissioners — Mignon Clyburn,...
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No, Michael Powell, let’s not ‘calm down’ about net neutrality

The president and CEO of the trade group that lobbies for the ISPs that are trying to end net neutrality would like everyone to just chill. In an op-ed published at Recode, former FCC chairman and...
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After a year away from test flights, Blue Origin launches and lands its rocket again

Nice to have you back, New Shepard
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Researchers can determine what smartphone a photo was taken on by analyzing it

Like matching bullets to a gun
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Apple confirms it has acquired Shazam

Apple has acquired Shazam, the company announced today. The deal was first reported by TechCrunch last week and is worth $400 million, according to Recode. Shazam lets users identify songs, movies,...
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Republican senator calls on Congress to pass law protecting net neutrality

With the net neutrality debate raging at the FCC, it’s easy to forgot that net neutrality remains an issue inside of Congress, too — albeit a much, much quieter one. But at least one senator is...
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This Chrome extension will save you from 'The Last Jedi' spoilers

Force Block is a Google Chrome extension that warns you if you're about to visit pages that may have Star Wars spoilers.
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Apple will release iMac Pro in ‘a matter of days’

Back in June, Apple said its first iMac Pro would come out in December, but we haven’t heard a word about it since. Now, it sounds like that’s very close to changing: in an interview with T3 (...
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The Last Jedi: our spoiler-free review

Looking over Rian Johnson’s middle-of-the-trilogy epic without giving away the plot
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The latest trailer for Alex Garland’s Annihilation shows off a strange new world

‘It’s making something new’
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Republican congressman calls on FCC to delay net neutrality rollback vote

After a chorus of Democratic and Independent lawmakers called for the FCC to delay its planned vote on a rollback of net neutrality protections, at least one Republican is now asking the agency to...
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Patreon scraps new service fee and apologizes to users

Patreon has called off plans to add a service fee to patrons’ pledges, a proposed update that angered many users. "We're going to press pause," CEO Jack Conte tells The Verge. "Folks have been...
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This Harry Potter AI-generated fanfiction is remarkably good

Harry Potter fans who have already finished reading The Cursed Child and A Journey Through the History of Magic from the past two years have a new chapter in the story of the wizarding boy to tide...
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Instagram now lets you follow hashtags

Today, Instagram is introducing a new way to interact with hashtags. You can now "follow" a hashtag the same way you would follow an account. It’s a fundamental change to one of the largest social media platforms in the world, elevating your interest in adorable dogs or expensive automobiles to equal status with your friends and family.
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Comcast says it loves net neutrality, hugs it to death

The FCC is racing to a vote tomorrow to reverse net neutrality, and the ISPs are thrilled. That includes Comcast, which continues to pretend like it loves net neutrality while at the same time...
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How Mayor Ed Lee remade San Francisco in Big Tech’s image

Lee’s focus on tech jobs exacerbated an ongoing housing crisis
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Spotify and Deezer ask EU regulators to stop Apple from abusing its dominance

The music streaming services want help with tech titans
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The iMac Pro release date is officially December 14

Apple's new iMac Pro computer will be released on December 14, according to an interview with exec Phil Schiller and an email from the company.
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Why The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is my game of the year

It’s been a shockingly packed year for great new video games. Over the course of the last 12 months, it seemed like there was never really a pause, or a moment when there wasn’t something...
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Storify is shutting down and will delete all posts next May

Storify, a service that let users create stories by compiling posts from Twitter, Facebook, and more into an embeddable package, is shutting down in May 2018. As of today, no new Storify.com...
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Unpopular grad tax might be cut from GOP tax plan

There’s no tax on tuition waivers in the latest version of the bill, Senator says
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This Instagram Story ad with a fake hair in it is sort of disturbing

Swipe up for confusion and mild terror
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Get a comprehensive set of online courses in computer science for 97% off

The Computer Science Advancement Bundle features eight classes that will help you make a career in tech, no matter what you do now.
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The $177,843.34 Facebook ad test: Collection vs. single video | VentureBeat

Facebook launched its Collection ad format for ecommerce in early March of this year amid a lot of fanfare. Given that I oversee millions of dollars of ad spend per month, I was more than a little curious about its impact. So I ran a $177K test, pitting the new Collection ads agains standard single video ads. Below are the results of that test.
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Ethereum's price surpasses $700 in another astonishing crypto-rally

Bitcoin's little brother is growing up.
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Facebook responds to former VP who said social media is destroying society

Facebook says it has done a lot of work and research to "understand the effects of our service on well-being."
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Dutch police will stop using drone-hunting eagles since they weren't doing what they're told

Who could have predicted this was a bad idea?
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