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Twitter Says It Is Ready for the Midterms, but Rogue Accounts Aren’t Letting Up

Twitter Says It Is Ready for the Midterms, but Rogue Accounts Aren’t Letting Up Image“We are more prepared than we have ever been” ahead of the midterm elections, said Del Harvey, Twitter’s head of trust and safety.CreditCreditTamir Kalifa for The New York Times By Kate Conger and Adam Satariano Nov. 5, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — […]

Gaming

True Detective seems ready to return to top form in new S3 trailer

Enlarge / Detective Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali) investigates a missing persons case while haunted by his past. YouTube/HBO We’d almost forgotten about HBO’s uneven crime anthology series True Detective. It had a fantastic first season, only to hemorrhage viewers with the abysmally dreary, disappointing second season. But now the series is coming back for season 3, […]

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Facebook announced a new $200 gadget that would put a camera and microphone in your home – and plenty of people aren't ready to trust it

Rob Price/Business Insider Facebook launched its video-chat and smart speaker device, Portal, on Monday and reactions have been largely skeptical.  Portal comes standard with a built-in microphone and camera, and many people are wondering why they should trust Facebook amid a year filled with data breaches and the Cambridge Analytica scandal.   Facebook launched its hardware device, Portal, on Monday […]

Gears & Gadgets

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for urging people to keep “battle rifles” ready

Enlarge / Alex Jones. Oli Scarff/Getty Images After holding out for a few weeks, Twitter joined the chorus of social media and tech giants that have punished conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for questionable content. Twitter suspended Jones from his account on Tuesday after he tweeted out a link to a video in which he calls […]

Photography

Computational Photography Is Ready for Its Close-Up

More than 87 million Americans traveled internationally in 2017, a record number according to the U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office. If you were among them, perhaps you visited a destination such as Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal, Ha Long Bay, or the Great Wall of China. And you might have used your phone to shoot […]

Emerging Tech

Processed pies: Silicon Valley’s Zume Pizza ready to offer you dinner made by a robot

Even the food in Silicon Valley is getting high tech. No, we’re not talking about meal-replacement shakes or coffee with butter in it — we’re talking good, old-fashioned pizza. Well, not exactly old-fashioned — the pies from Zume Pizza are made by robots. To help it reach new heights, the company is upgrading its existing robots […]

Gaming

Get your pickaxe ready: The next MineCon Earth show streams in September

[embedded content] Minecraft fans will be pleased to learn that the second annual MineCon Earth event will take place on September 29. The 90-minute interactive live-stream will cram all the “best bits” from previous conventions into one show for the entire world to watch for free. The event will feature pre- and post-show segments, along […]