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Google didn’t pay for stock footage used in the Selfish Ledger video

Google didn’t pay for stock footage used in the Selfish Ledger video

The Selfish Ledger is a troubling, near-future concept video produced within Google in late 2016, which we revealed on this website a week ago. It uses plenty of stock footage to illustrate its
Amazon Map Tracker lets you follow your package delivery in real time

Amazon Map Tracker lets you follow your package delivery in real time

Amazon Map Tracker, a feature the company quietly introduced last month, has started expanding to more users in the US, as noted by Android Police and confirmed by CNET. The feature gives you a
Asus' 4K HDR 144Hz G-Sync monitor is shipping next month for $2,000

Asus' 4K HDR 144Hz G-Sync monitor is shipping next month for $2,000

Acer started taking orders for the first 4K HDR 144Hz G-Sync monitor last week, and now Taiwanese compatriot Asus has a product offering that same enticing combination of specs. The PG27UQ is another
Uber to open Advanced Technologies Center in Paris focused on flying taxis

Uber to open Advanced Technologies Center in Paris focused on flying taxis

Uber’s plan to fill the skies above cities with swarms of electric-powered flying taxis is getting its own dedicated laboratory. The company announced Thursday that it will build a new Advanced
Fujifilm announces new X-T100 mirrorless camera for $599

Fujifilm announces new X-T100 mirrorless camera for $599

Fujifilm has announced the X-T100, the first model in a new line in the company's excellent but increasingly overwrought X series of mirrorless cameras. This one is a relatively low-priced camera that
Qualcomm is making midrange Android phones more powerful with its new Snapdragon 710 chip

Qualcomm is making midrange Android phones more powerful with its new Snapdragon 710 chip

What’s more powerful than Qualcommn’s midrange Snapdragon 660 processor, but not quite as powerful as the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 chip found in flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S9? The answer
Apple reportedly partnering with Volkswagen to make self-driving employee shuttles

Apple reportedly partnering with Volkswagen to make self-driving employee shuttles

Apple’s once-ambitious self-driving car project has narrowed even further. The New York Times now reports that the company’s negotiations with German automakers, including BMW and Mercedes, to develop
Instapaper is temporarily shutting off access for European users due to GDPR

Instapaper is temporarily shutting off access for European users due to GDPR

Popular read-it-later app Instapaper informed all European users today that its service would be temporarily unavailable starting Thursday, May 24th while it continues to make changes to ensure it’s
Facebook is expanding its unconventional approach to combating revenge porn

Facebook is expanding its unconventional approach to combating revenge porn

Facebook made headlines last fall when that involved asking users to upload nude photos to the company’s servers. Now, the official safety division of Facebook says it’s expanding that initial pilot
YouTube Music will eventually get Google Play Music’s best features, including user uploads

YouTube Music will eventually get Google Play Music’s best features, including user uploads

YouTube Music — the new YouTube Music, I mean — is Google’s big push to finally create a subscription streaming music service that catches on and can legitimately challenge Spotify and Apple Music.
Tinder is testing Places, a location-sharing feature that matches you with your coffee shop bae

Tinder is testing Places, a location-sharing feature that matches you with your coffee shop bae

We knew Tinder Places — the dating app’s new way to connect people through location sharing — was coming, but Tinder officially announced today that it’s testing the service in Australia and Chile.
Money’s better than e-cigs or nicotine gum at helping smokers quit, study says

Money’s better than e-cigs or nicotine gum at helping smokers quit, study says

Giving smokers free electronic cigarettes may not help them kick the habit, according to new research. What helps is giving them money instead. For a study published today in The New England Journal
Sprint is charging more for the LG G7 ThinQ than Verizon or T-Mobile

Sprint is charging more for the LG G7 ThinQ than Verizon or T-Mobile

The LG G7 ThinQ will be even more expensive on Sprint than Verizon or T-Mobile. Today, Sprint announced its price for the LG G7 ThinQ will be $792. That’s $42 more than other major carriers. Verizon
Battlefield V returns to World War II this October

Battlefield V returns to World War II this October

Two years after the release of Battlefield 1, EA is ready to add a new entry to its storied shooter franchise, announcing today the first details and the release date for Battlefield V. Returning to
Twitch and BBC will stream 500 classic episodes of Doctor Who

Twitch and BBC will stream 500 classic episodes of Doctor Who

BBC and Twitch Presents have partnered to bring the majority of Doctor Who’s classic episodes — the ones that aired between 1963 and ‘89 — to the live-streaming service’s platform, starting on May
Facebook’s new two-factor authentication process no longer requires a phone number

Facebook’s new two-factor authentication process no longer requires a phone number

Facebook announced it’s . The new process is intended to make setting up 2FA more streamlined and eliminates the need to register a phone number. Where Facebook previously required a phone number in
Memorial Day 2018: the best tech sales to shop this weekend

Memorial Day 2018: the best tech sales to shop this weekend

Hopefully you’re spending the long weekend enjoying warm weather, but if you’re also in the market for some new gadgets, you may want to block off a few hours to check out all of the tech deals
Facebook will ask researchers to measure the effects of misinformation in the News Feed

Facebook will ask researchers to measure the effects of misinformation in the News Feed

Facebook is asking academics to help measure the volume and effects of misinformation on the platform, . The move, which comes a month after the company said it would ask researchers to help it
Uber and Lyft are terrible at providing wheelchair-accessible service, and here’s the proof

Uber and Lyft are terrible at providing wheelchair-accessible service, and here’s the proof

Uber and Lyft fail to provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles in New York City 70 percent of the time, a scathing new report found. The evidence underscores the long-running battle between disability
Trump blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional, court decides

Trump blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional, court decides

It is unconstitutional for public officials, including the president, to block Twitter followers who criticize them, a court ruled today in a legal dispute over President Trump’s account. Twitter’s