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YouTube removed 8.3 million videos in the last quarter of 2017

YouTube removed 8.3 million videos between October and December 2017, according to the platforms first ever community guidelines enforcement report. The Google-owned video-sharing website found itself the target of criticism after reports came out l...

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Target promises EV chargers at more than 100 stores

Walmart isnt the only big retailer installing a slew of EV chargers in its parking lots. Target and a collection of retail property owners (PDF) have unveiled plans to add a horde of charging stations in the (relatively) near future. In Targets c...

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HTC‘s latest Vive Pro VR kit is built for business

You can already get HTCs Vive Pro in a bundle aimed at first-timers, but what if youre a business buyer who needs it for VR design and training? Youre covered now, too. HTC has released a 1,399 Vive Pro 2.0 Kit that includes just about everythi...

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Facebook starts verifying political advertisers in the US

Early this month, Facebook announced it will change how political ads appear on the companys platforms. Anyone advertising about elections or issues would need their identity verified before the messages go online, and the messages themselves woul...

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YouTube mistakenly pulls video exposing Alex Jones conspiracy

YouTube has been trying to reduce instances of mistaken video takedowns, but its evident theres still some work to do. The company temporarily pulled a video from watchdog group Media Matters that exposed Alex Jones conspiracy theories surroundin...

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What‘s on TV: ‘Handmaid‘s Tale,‘ ‘3%‘ and ‘Archer‘

This week the NFL Draft takes place, squeezed in between NBA and NHL playoffs action. At the same time Archer is back to open another season, along with Netflixs 3% and The Handmaids Tale on Hulu. we also have the season finale of Homeland, and a s...

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GOG gets social by adding user profiles

GOG is introducing user profiles, which will bring a touch of social interaction to the DRM-free games marketplace. The platform has hesitantly modernized over the years to compete with Steam, adding films and in-development titles, and the new profi...

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‘Fortnite‘ is coming to China

The popular battle royale game Fortnite is coming to China, thanks to a partnership between its creator Epic Games and Tencent. The Chinese tech giant, which owns over 40 percent of Epic, will handle distribution and publishing. Tencent will reported...

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Facebook details its fight to stop terrorist content

Last June, Facebook described how it uses AI to help find and take down terrorist content on its platform and in November, the company said that its AI tools had allowed it to remove nearly all ISIS- and Al Qaeda-related content before it was flagged...

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Deezer now creates playlists based on your listening habits (updated)

Not to be left behind by the competition, Deezer is tweaking its Flow feature. The apps latest update augments the automatically curated playlist tool to include tracks from artists related to what youre listening to. More than that, the patch give...

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Byton teases its second ‘experience-driven‘ vehicle

Byton wowed us at CES back in January with its first autonomous EV concept car, a smart SUV built for passenger comfort. At the Beijing Motor Show, the company teased its second vehicle concept, an electric sedan slated to go into series production i...

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Adobe Premiere makes it easier to edit Insta360 Pro footage

Insta360s more affordable 8K VR camera was made available for pre-orders in 2017, with a major software update in December of that same year that kicked the high-end 360-degree cameras image processing up a notch. The camera got a stamp of approval...

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Atlanta spends more than 2 million to recover from ransomware attack

Last month, Atlantas city government was hit with a ransomware attack that caused courthouse documents and services like payment processing to become inaccessible. The ransom demand was approximately 51,000 but according to the citys Department of...

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Despite bigger ambitions, Google is still an ad business

As we already know, Googles parent company Alphabet makes the bulk of its money from ads. We also learned in quarters past that revenue from its non-Google projects, which it calls Other Bets, have been growing at a slow, steady rate. From the com...

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Samsung Pay finally works with your PayPal Wallet

Samsung Pay support for PayPal was unveiled back in July of last year with promises that it would be ready soon, but that clearly didnt happen -- youve had to use your regular payment cards in the months since. Whatever prompted the wait, its re...

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Volvo‘s S90 Ambience Concept is a planetarium for passengers

While drivers experience most of the stress of a drive, its important to remember that passengers are also prone to anxiety. After a long day at work (or fighting Twitter trolls) it can be tough to unwind even when youre being chauffeured home. Vol...

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Netflix gives ‘Fast and Furious‘ the cartoon treatment it deserves

With eight feature releases and a couple of short films, the Fast and Furious franchise has worked its way into the public consciousness. When you think about it, though, while the films are rated PG-13, the core concept is pretty kid-friendly: fast...

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Samsung could use AR Emoji as stand-ins during video chats

Samsungs AR Emoji may be useful for considerably more than the occasional funny reaction GIF. The tech giant recently received a US patent for a hybrid visual communication system that would replace live video of a person with an augmented realit...

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A VR film forced me to confront my fear of the sea

The first time I realized I was terrified of whales, I was surprised. I had been scrolling through Instagram and saw a picture of a boat adrift in the ocean with the gigantic shadow of a whale below it. The hairs on the back of my neck stood, and I w...

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The first major ‘PUBG‘ tournament takes place in Berlin this summer

Player Unknown Battlegrounds, aka PUBG, has been pushing its way to the eSports realm for quite some time now. While it has moved beyond the straight-up battle royale genre it popularized with new gameplay like War Mode, its the behind the scenes te...

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CBS All Access and its exclusive shows are now available in Canada

CBS subscription on-demand streaming service is now available in Canada. Its the first launch of CBS All Access outside of the US and it will give Canadian residents access to new episodes of current shows seven days after they air, past seasons of...

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Uber drivers will no longer see exact location history for riders

Uber has been improving both driver and passenger safety with new features -- or, in its latest move, by modifying existing settings. As part of a new pilot program, the company will soon start obscuring the log of rider pickup and drop-off locations...

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Johns Hopkins performs the first total penis and scrotum transplant

The first US penis transplant was successfully performed in 2016. Last year, a uterus transplant recipient gave birth for the first time in the US, too. Now, doctors at Johns Hopkins University have successfully transplanted an entire penis and scrot...

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EU launches anti-trust investigation into Apple‘s purchase of Shazam

Late last year, Apple announced that it would be acquiring Shazam. Due to the size of the deal, Apple didnt have to get clearance from the European Commission (EC) itself, as it would have had to do if the proposed acquisition had been larger. But i...

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