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Twitter would like you to actually read stories before you retweet them - The Verge

This test is currently limited to Android users. If a user decides to retweet an article before reading it, Twitter will prompt them to open it before they do so. Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment asking if this test will roll o

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Microsoft reportedly turns to A.I. to optimize MSN news, replacing human workers

Microsoft will not renew the contracts of 50 contractors who curate content for MSN, and will instead entrust the responsibility to artificial intelligence.

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Zoom admits it doesn’t have 300 million users, corrects misleading claims - The Verge

Zoom quietly updated a blog post earlier this month that claimed it had 300 million users. After The Verge spotted the edit, Zoom admitted the error and issued a statement to explain the confusion. It means that rivals like Microsoft and Google are a lot

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How Google's Latest Algorithm Update Will Affect Your SEO Efforts | Inc.

Google's algorithm has shifted many times over the years. That means that what worked yesterday won't necessarily work tomorrow.

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Apple’s Siri voice assistant now provides coronavirus advice - The Verge

Apple has updated Siri to provide information to people who are concerned they have COVID-19. Users can ask the voice assistant "Do I have coronavirus?" and it will offer advice based on the severity of the symptoms.

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Check out Spotify’s totally redesigned home screen

Spotify's massive redesign of its mobile app is rolling right along. On Monday, the music streamer announced an update to the app's home screen As part of Spotify's redesign, users will be greeted with an easier-to-use and more personalized mix of content

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Intel uses AI to find new customers in specific industries | VentureBeat

In a blog post, Intel revealed that it's using AI and machine learning systems to generate new sales leads among its marketing teams.

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The making of Mojo, AR contact lenses that give your eyes superpowers

Using a display the size of a grain of sand to project images onto the retina, this startup could help everyone from firefighters to people with poor vision.

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The best (and strangest) new gadgets from CES 2020

We’ve picked out the star products and strangest new gadgets from the CES showfloor. If you’re in need of an affordable OLED, sit-down Segway or self-navigating suitcase, you’ve come to the right show report

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Here's what AI experts think will happen in 2020

It’s been another great year for robots. We didn’t quite figure out how to imbue them with human-level intelligence, but we gave it the old college try and came up with GPT-2 (the text generator so scary it gives Freddy Krueger nightmares) and the AI

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The 11 best apps for your new Mac - The Verge

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best software available for Apple’s Mac, from email and shortcut apps to window organizers and multimedia players. Airmail 3, Alfred, Bear, LastPass, Todoist, Tweetdeck, and VLC are just a handful of the apps that

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More Bad News For Apple As New iPhone Design Exposed

Apple's iPhone 12 design appears to have leaked for the first time, and it's not good news.

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Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android | TechCrunch

Facebook doesn’t want its hardware like Oculus or its augmented reality glasses to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android operating system. That’s why Facebook has tasked Mark Lucovsky, a co-author of Microsoft’s Windows NT, with

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7 paid iPhone apps you can download for free today - December 17th

We dug through hundreds of paid iPhone and iPad apps on Tuesday to find the very best ones that are on sale for free for a limited time. There are a bunch of solid options out there today, so it was tough to narrow things down.

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iPhone 12 Shock As Six ‘All-New’ Apple iPhones Revealed

Apple's stunning (and surprisingly large) new range of iPhones has been revealed...

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SecurityWatch: After a Breach, Should You Still Trust Your VPN?

The recent breaches of NordVPN and TorGuard demonstrate how trust is an intangible but important feature of security software. If you lose confidence in a security product, such as a VPN, it's probably time to ditch it.

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The Best New Features of watchOS 6

While not all of the features of watchOS 6 work on every model, some of the core features can bring new life. Let's look at some of the best new features.

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21 Best Websites To Get Programming Jobs In 2019

Today, there are plenty of well-paid contract gigs, remote and in-house positions available for programmers. Here is a curated list of 21 best IT job boards where you can easily find your next work engagement.

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Uber to launch Uber Works temp worker app Friday in Chicago

New app emerges as Uber grapples with changes that could upend the gig economy.

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How malware uses web apps to turn PCs into conduits for attacks

It's not just botnets that can hijack PCs for nefarious ends. Microsoft and Cisco's Talos researchers have identified a new malware strain, Nodersok (or Diverg...

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Apple's revised policy for kids' apps allows devs to collect anonymized data and display ads

Apple has revised its App Store Review Guidelines with regards to kids apps and its upcoming single sign-on feature Sign in with Apple.

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Apple iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max hands-on — flagship smartphones without 5G

Apple launched its flagship smartphones today, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. These smartphones take camera technology to a new level.

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LinkedIn CEO Says Tech Regulation Risks Stifling Innovation - Bloomberg

The combative relationship between Silicon Valley and global regulators has been at the center of attention for much of the past two years. Technology companies like Facebook Inc. and Google have drawn ire from lawmakers who say they may be abusing their

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More Bad News For Apple As New iPhone Upgrades Exposed

Thought you knew everything about Apple's new iPhones? You're wrong...

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AI may turn touchscreen keyboards invisible | VentureBeat

In a new paper, researchers propose an "invisible" keyboard -- the I-Keyboard -- that taps AI to adapt to any position and angle.

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Apple denies favoring its own apps in App Store search results

A new investigation by The Wall Street Journal has revealed that the company's own mobile apps are often first in App Store search results ahead of competitors.

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Amazon is watching, listening and tracking you. Here's how to stop it

You can turn off some of the tracking, but then many Amazon features won't work. And if you want to delete your Alexa recordings, you need the app.

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The best iPad apps of 2019

You've got some cash, you want some apps - here they are

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Windows 10 2020 Update Is Available For Insiders Who Skip Ahead | Digital Trends

An update to Windows 10 that won't be released to the wider user base until 2020 is now available for testing even though the late-2019 update hasn't been released to Windows Insiders yet. It reportedly requires a longer lead time for testing, which may h

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In 2019, Best Single Way To Block, Stop Robocalls, Spam On The iPhone, Android

While apps provide some level of protection against robocalls, spam, and scams, they're not bulletproof. When all else fails, try this nuclear option.

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This Chrome extension blocks distracting sites like Facebook and YouTube

How much extra work could you get done over the course of a day if you had an assistant looking over your shoulder, shooing you away from the biggest time-sucks of the Internet like Facebook and Yo…

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Getting Windows 10 updated doesn't have to be so painful

If you're trying to get your system patched up to the latest version but find your Windows 10 update isn't working, don't despair. While you do need to do a little troubleshooting, it's not as complicated as you might think. Here, we&#

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Goodbye old friend: Microsoft to end support for Windows 7 in one year

It’s not surprising to see PC users running an old version of Windows. Whether they refuse to switch to Windows 10’s service model or their IT department is lazy, it’s still pretty common to see PC’s running Windows 7. It might be a good time to m

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[Best of 2018] IBM proved quantum computers can do things impossible for classical ones

The debate over whether quantum computers will ever be able to do anything better than classical ones is over. A team of researchers just proved they can.

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Here’s everything Apple announced today at its big hardware event | TechCrunch

From new iPads to new MacBook Airs, Apple had a bunch of hardware refreshes to debut this morning. Here’s everything they showed off. New MacBook Air The MacBook Air is, at last, getting a Retina display. Roughly six years after the MacBook Pro went hig

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How a Bunch of Lava Lamps Protect Us From Hackers

Inside Cloudflare's San Francisco office, 100 units of Edward Craven Walker’s groovy hardware help guard the internet.

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How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls

Are you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to battle against those annoying, unknown callers.