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My Socialist Hell: The Death of Free Speech in Venezuela

My Socialist Hell: The Death of Free Speech in Venezuela

Venezuela’s freedom of speech was mutilated long ago. It wasn’t done overnight but, rather, carried out through a series of incremental steps that led us to this point.

Instagram test helps you choose people to unfollow

Use Instagram for long enough and you'll probably rack up a few contacts that you don't really care about -- someone you followed on impulse and quickly forgot, perhaps. You might have a way to prune

Google to fix 'bug' that uploads free full-quality iPhone pics to Photos

Google is about to patch a quirk in Photos that effectively gives iPhone users a free ride. The company told Android Police in a statement that it's planning to fix a Google Photos "bug" that stores

Amazon sellers are shipping long-expired food

Whole Foods thrives on freshness, but Amazon's online store? Not so much. CNBC reports that Amazon's third-party sellers are all-too-frequently shipping food that has long-since expired, including
Amazon seller offered ‘bribe’ to leave great review for product

Amazon seller offered ‘bribe’ to leave great review for product

The wall stud finder cost just £13.60 but I was offered £15.60 to highly rate itI thought your readers might be interested in my recent experience of buying from Amazon – and what looks like a $20
Cuando un libro de matemáticas casi arruina la vida de una niña

Cuando un libro de matemáticas casi arruina la vida de una niña

Una asesora de IBM y una investigadora de Carnegie Mellon relatan cómo evitar la brecha de género en el ámbito de las tecnologías
Moments Without Truth

Moments Without Truth

Six months ago, when I first started writing this piece, things were simple. I wanted to write about The Discourse—the loose set of reflexes and affronts that function as the invisible lingua franca

The Morning After: The battery-saving power of dark mode on iPhones

Hey, good morning!Welcome back! This week is reviews week, so you can expect verdicts on Microsoft's new Surface family, Google's new Pixel phones and Nest devices and a few more things. Over the

NordVPN confirms it was hacked

NordVPN, a virtual private network provider that promises to “protect your privacy online,” has confirmed it was hacked. The admission comes following rumors that the company had been breached. It
El rescate de una mujer de las vías del metro de Buenos Aires

El rescate de una mujer de las vías del metro de Buenos Aires

Los usuarios del subterráneo advirtieron a la maquinista que frenara
This Christian Rock Record Is Hiding a Secret Commodore 64 Program

This Christian Rock Record Is Hiding a Secret Commodore 64 Program

The nine-line BASIC program was hidden in the run-out groove of a Prodigal record for 35 years until a YouTuber uncovered it over the weekend.

Steam's new beta takes local multiplayer games online

Valve didn't wait long to give you a chance to play local multiplayer games online. The latest Steam beta client now includes Remote Play Together support that lets friends join in multiplayer
What Will the Internet Look Like in 2030?

What Will the Internet Look Like in 2030?

Something has happened to our sense of the future. In old movies or TV shows, the future was often depicted as a wholly alien world, a barely recognizable landscape of flying cars, and out of control
Pixel 4 XL: Google apuesta por el ‘software’ para mejorar la fotografía

Pixel 4 XL: Google apuesta por el ‘software’ para mejorar la fotografía

El nuevo móvil de la compañía de Mountain View incorpora por primera vez reconocimiento facial y un sistema de control por gestos

Mitt Romney has a ridiculous Twitter alias: Pierre Delecto

In an interview with The Atlantic, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) admitted to being a "lurker" on Twitter. He wouldn't share his Twitter handle, but it didn't take long for the internet to figure out

Steam's new beta takes local multiplayer games online

Valve didn't wait long to give you a chance to play local multiplayer games online. The latest Steam beta client now includes Remote Play Together support that lets friends join in multiplayer
What Will the Internet Look Like in 2030?

What Will the Internet Look Like in 2030?

Something has happened to our sense of the future. In old movies or TV shows, the future was often depicted as a wholly alien world, a barely recognizable landscape of flying cars, and out of control

Facebook’s 2020 election 'protections' still allow for lying politicians

Today, Facebook outlined new measures to stop abuse and interference in the 2020 election. They include safeguards meant to make Facebook more secure and transparent, but they make one glaring

GOAT expands into apparel and accessories

The online sneaker marketplace GOAT is expanding into apparel and accessories. Today, it announced that it's adding "contemporary and luxury brands," including Acne Studios, Maison Margiela,