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Tech Companies Dragged Feet on Russian Interference Data, Reports Say

Supported by Tech Companies Dragged Feet on Russian Interference Data, Reports Say ImageSocial media companies including Facebook were sometimes evasive and misrepresented themselves to lawmakers when it came to discussing Russian interference, according to two new reports.CreditCreditElijah Nouvelage/Reuters By Sheera Frenkel, Daisuke Wakabayashi and Kate Conger Dec. 17, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — When lawmakers asked […]

Gaming

The history of Battle Royale: From mod to worldwide phenomenon

In PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite, 100 people drop onto an island to scavenge for weapons and equipment. Those elements define the battle royale genre along with one other — the last person standing wins. Battle royale went from obscure mod to mainstream game phenomenon in less than two years. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ massive popularity made the genre […]

Photography

User-generated GoPro Hero7 Black highlight reel has all the feels

[embedded content] There is a certain stereotype that follows GoPro users around — one often associated with the words “adrenaline” and “bro” — but the company’s latest highlight reel showcases a softer side of its customers. The two-minute supercut is the first built entirely from user-generated content, submitted for GoPro’s Million Dollar Challenge, and the […]

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Google is likely to end its efforts to build a censored search engine for China, says report

Getty Google will likely halt its censored search project for China, according to a report by The Intercept on Monday. Members of the Dragonfly team are said to have been using large data sets pulled from the Beijing-based website 265.com, which Google owns, to help build the censored search product. When Google’s privacy team found […]

Emerging Tech

MIT’s smart capsule could be programmed to release drugs in response to a fever

MIT With a few minor modifications, the experience of taking medication in either tablet or capsule form has stayed pretty much the same for more than 100 years. Things may be starting to change, however. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Draper, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a cutting-edge 3D-printed capsule controlled using […]

Mobile

Amazon Fire Deals: Tablets, TVs, and TV controllers in stock and ready to ship

Last-minute shoppers, and anyone looking for good deals on Amazon Fire products, are in luck. There’s still time to order Fire Tablets including Kids Editions, Fire TVs, and Fire streaming media players, Fire digital video recorders, and Alexa-voice-compatible Fire remote controls in time for Christmas delivery. We’ve found the best discounts on Amazon Fire devices […]