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In Virginia House Race, Anonymous Attack Ads Pop Up on Facebook

In Virginia House Race, Anonymous Attack Ads Pop Up on Facebook ImageAn ad that appeared on a Facebook page called “Wacky Wexton Not.” By Kevin Roose Oct. 17, 2018 A competitive race in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District has an alarming new element: anonymous attack ads on Facebook. The ads, which appeared on a Facebook page […]

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A projection onto Sydney Opera House causes huge rumpus in Australia

Projection mapping can be a beautiful spectacle, with the digital performance art allowing artists’ imaginations to run riot with colorful creations that splash entertaining imagery onto huge buildings. Suggest projecting an ad onto Sydney Opera House, however, and you could run into trouble. A national debate has been raging among Australians for the past week after […]

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Live Briefing: Live Updates: Twitter’s Dorsey Avoids Taking Sides in Partisan House Hearing

• Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the moderation of online content. The hearing has taken a more political tone than a Senate hearing earlier in the day, but he has avoided taking sides. • Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, and Mr. Dorsey testified at […]

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You can now buy a real-life Iron Man-style jetsuit … for the price of a house

Previous Next Have you ever wanted to soar through the air in an Iron Man-style suit like a real-life superhero? Do you have the financial resources of a real-life Tony Stark to go along with it? If so, you may want to queue up (or get your butler to do so on your behalf) to […]

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The UN and Yale unite to build a ‘smart’ tiny house for the future

Previous Next More than 7.6 billion people currently inhabit the Earth, each one an eating, breathing, space-occupying bundle of atoms. By the year 2050, experts estimate that the global population will rise by more than a quarter, bringing the total to around 9.7 billion people. That is a lot of mouths to feed and a lot of […]

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VR experience re-creates the Anne Frank House as it looked during WWII

Anne Frank House VR can be used to transport us to amazing new worlds, which could never exist outside of virtual reality. Now it’s also being used to help take us closer to a world which tragically did exist, so that we can better understand what it was like. The world in question is the […]

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Amazon is not liable for an exploding hoverboard that burned down a house

A judge in Tennessee has ruled that Amazon is not liable for the damage and injuries caused when a hoverboard exploded and burned down a family’s home, CNBC reports. The plaintiff, Megan Fox, argued that Amazon did not properly warn her family about the dangers of the product, but the judge did not agree with her. […]

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Transcript of Zuckerberg's appearance before House committee

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears for a hearing at the Hart Senate Office Building on April 10 in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday for his second day of questioning on the Hill. Below is a partial transcript of the hearing. The […]