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FACEBOOK USERS CAN APPEAL HARMFUL CONTENT TO OVERSIGHT BOARD

Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board said this week that it will start letting users file appeals over posts, photos, and videos that they think the company shouldn’t have allowed to stay on its platforms.

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HOW TO TEST-DRIVE VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

New vehicles are brimming with technology that can enhance convenience, connectivity and driver safety. But the tech can also be unfamiliar to car shoppers, especially those who haven’t purchased a vehicle in the past five years or more. This poses a problem when it comes to the traditional test drive.

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IN ‘MOFFIE,' BRUTAL INTOLERANCE IN '80S SOUTH AFRICA

The main character of Oliver Hermanus’ shattering “Moffie,” set in 1981 South Africa, is a handsome, white 18-year-old. In the country’s system of apartheid, he is a member of the ruling class, but he’s no insider.

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MICROSOFT BUYING SPEECH RECOGNITION FIRM NUANCE IN $16B DEAL

Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about $16 billion.

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STARVING FOR MORE CHIPS IN A TECH-HUNGRY WORLD

As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology.

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FACEBOOK DELIVERS BIASED JOB ADS, SKEWED BY GENDER

Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study.

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DESKTOP VS MOBILE: UPCOMING INNOVATIONS CHANGE THE GAME

Over the past decade, Apple has revolutionized personal technology with the iPhone and iPad, but the Mac range has seen stunted growth as a result. As the giant pivots towards its personal computing arm once more with the launch of the M1 chip, it’s time to prepare for innovations that could change the way you work for years to come.

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YA SCI-FI THRILLER ‘VOYAGERS' DOESN'T QUITE TAKE OFF

The most surprising thing about “ Voyagers,” a sci-fi thriller about a group of young adults who have been tasked with travelling to and repopulating a new planet, is that it isn’t based on a Young Adult book series. Writer and director Neil Burger, who was also behind the “Divergent” films apparently decided to cut out the Intellectual Property middleman and make his own YA statement. That said, it does borrow heavily from quite a few other sources, with shades of “Lord of the Flies,” “The Giver,” “Ender’s Game,” “Euphoria” and any number of space madness films.

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BIDEN TELLS EXECS US NEEDS TO INVEST, LEAD IN COMPUTER CHIPS

President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader.

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BIDEN NAMES 2 EX-NSA OFFICIALS FOR SENIOR CYBER POSITIONS

President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber jobs in his administration, the White House said in moving to fill out a team whose role has grown more urgent after two major hacks that have consumed the government’s attention.

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ROBOT ARTIST SELLS ART FOR $688,888, NOW EYEING MUSIC CAREER

Sophia is a robot of many talents — she speaks, jokes, sings and even makes art. In March, she caused a stir in the art world when a digital work she created as part of a collaboration was sold at an auction for $688,888 in the form of a nonfungible token (NFT).

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April 09, 2021

OFFICIAL: EU AGENCY TO CONFIRM ASTRAZENECA BLOOD CLOT LINK

A top official at the European Medicines Agency says there’s a causal link between AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine and rare blood clots, but that it’s unclear what the connection is and that the benefits of taking the shot still outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19.

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April 09, 2021

WHAT BIDEN'S NEW $100B PLAN FOR BROADBAND MEANS

The problems with U.S. broadband networks have been obvious for years. Service costs more than in many other rich nations, it still doesn’t reach tens of millions of Americans and the companies that provide it don’t face much competition.

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April 09, 2021

WILL THE OSCARS BE A ‘WHO CARES' MOMENT AS RATINGS DIVE?

George Bradley used to love watching the Academy Awards. The 28-year-old Brit now living in San Diego would stay up late back home just to tune in.

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April 09, 2021

FACEBOOK DATA ON MORE THAN 500M ACCOUNTS FOUND ONLINE

Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers.

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April 09, 2021

YOU: INTERFACE DEEPER INTEGRATION IS COMING, JUST FOR YOU

According to a new study from WhistleOut, the average consumer spends an eye-watering nine years of their lives looking at their smartphones, and that’s without mentioning the use of computers, televisions, and other devices that increasingly control our lives.

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April 09, 2021

CEO OF GOOGLE'S SELF-DRIVING CAR SPINOFF STEPS DOWN FROM JOB

The executive who steered the transformation of Google’s self-driving car project into a separate company worth billions of dollars is stepping down after more than five years on the job.

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April 09, 2021

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Reveal First Netflix Docuseries

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first Netflix series will center on the Invictus Games, which gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports.

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April 09, 2021

High Court Sides With Google in Copyright Fight With Oracle

Technology companies sighed with relief after the Supreme Court sided with Google in a copyright dispute with Oracle. The high court said Google did nothing wrong in copying code to develop the Android operating system now used on most smartphones.

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April 09, 2021

Everything We Know About For All Mankind Season 2 on Apple+

Ever imagined what would have happened had the Cold War space race never ended? What would have happened if the Soviets had been the first power to have a successful landing on the Moon? Well, you needn’t trouble yourselves anymore, as Apple TV+’s For All Mankind tells you exactly that. The show, created by Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, was a hit for Apple when its first season debuted in November 2019. Today, we are discussing the show’s ongoing second season and the information we know about the announced third season.

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April 09, 2021

VIRGIN GALACTIC ROLLS OUT LATEST GENERATION OF SPACESHIP

Virgin Galactic rolled out its newest spaceship as the company looks to resume test flights in the coming months at its headquarters in the New Mexico desert.

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SCIENCE PANEL: CONSIDER AIR COOLING TECH AS CLIMATE BACK-UP

The U.S. must seriously consider the idea of tinkering with the atmosphere to cool a warming Earth and accelerate research into how and whether humanity should hack the planet, the National Academy of Sciences said.

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NASA GIVES ALL CLEAR: EARTH SAFE FROM ASTEROID FOR 100 YEARS

Whew, now here’s some good cosmic news: NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from a particularly menacing asteroid.

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DAPPER LABS, CREATORS OF NBA TOP SHOT, GET $305M IN FUNDING

Canadian blockchain technology company Dapper Labs has secured $305 million in private funding — some of it from current and former NBA players, including Michael Jordan — to scale up its virtual NBA trading card site, the company said this week.

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TWO SPACE FANS GET SEATS ON BILLIONAIRE'S PRIVATE FLIGHT

A billionaire’s private SpaceX flight filled its two remaining seats this week with a scientist-teacher and a data engineer whose college friend actually won a spot but gave him the prize.

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LITTLE THINGS: THE KEY PILLAR IN APPLE DESIGN & INNOVATION

Apple’s design language has changed a great deal in recent years, away from the silvers and rounded edges towards a modern, industrialinspired design, as sported by the iPad Pro and iPhone 12.

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CHINA CUTS TAXES TO SPUR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVELOPMENT

China announced tax breaks this week to spur growth of its semiconductor industry following U.S. sanctions that alarmed the ruling Communist Party by cutting offaccess to American processor chips for tech giant Huawei and some other companies.

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ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH IN ‘GODZILLA VS. KONG'

“Godzilla vs. Kong” begins, fittingly, with the big guy asleep.

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EPIC GAMES COMPLAINS ABOUT APPLE TO UK COMPETITION WATCHDOG

Epic Games submitted a complaint this week about Apple’s alleged “monopolistic practices” to the U.K. competition watchdog, which is investigating the iPhone maker over concerns it has a dominant position in app distribution.

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AUTOMAKERS BMW, VOLVO BACK MORATORIUM ON DEEP SEABED MINING

Automakers BMW and Volvo announced that they support a moratorium on deep seabed mining for minerals used in electric vehicle batteries and other products.

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