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Google applies the brakes to fake news

In a fight against the type of “offensive or clearly misleading” results that make up about 0.25-percent of daily search traffic, Google has outlined new efforts to stymie the spread of fake news and other low-quality content like unexpected offensive

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Greenery-filled concrete house keeps owners naturally cool

This concrete house, by Vietnam’s Vo Trong Nghia Architects, keeps three generations of the same family naturally cool in tropical Ho Chi Minh City using clever passive design. Dubbed Binh House, it’s part of the firm’s House for Trees series,

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Greenery-filled concrete house keeps owners naturally cool

This concrete house, by Vietnam’s Vo Trong Nghia Architects, keeps three generations of the same family naturally cool in tropical Ho Chi Minh City using clever passive design. Dubbed Binh House, it’s part of the firm’s House for Trees series,

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Dave wants to save you from expensive overdraft fees

 Meet Dave: an AI dressed up in a bearsuit that’s just launched to save you from the evils of expensive overdraft fees. Hand Dave access to your checking account and the app’s machine learning algorithms will get busy crunching your

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Xiaomi’s smartphones aren’t coming to the US or EU anytime soon

When we write about a new Xiaomi smartphone there’s never any talk about US or EU availability. That’s because the Chinese maker doesn’t sell its handsets in these markets, as it chooses to focus on developing markets instead, leaving its

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Apple’s Carpool Karaoke has been delayed to ‘later this year’

 The end of April (and also my birthday in case you care) is coming really soon, which means that Apple only has a few more days to release its first original video series for Apple Music. In a statement sent

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Don’t fall for tax scams this season

At this time of year, the number of tax scams reaches a high, with fraudsters looking for any chance to cash in on consumers, the self-employed or small businesses who might be excited about potential refunds. Many people now do

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Space telescope captures storm-generated gamma-ray bursts

From Ben Franklin to Dr Frankenstein, lightning has long fascinated and enlightened scientists. Now NASA is studying another fascinating – and surprising – product of thunderstorms: gamma rays. NASA estimates that around a thousand gamma ray bursts are produced each

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Space telescope captures storm-generated gamma-ray bursts

From Ben Franklin to Dr Frankenstein, lightning has long fascinated and enlightened scientists. Now NASA is studying another fascinating – and surprising – product of thunderstorms: gamma rays. NASA estimates that around a thousand gamma ray bursts are produced each

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Roger Stone and the Trump-Nixon Connection

“I believe in winning,” Roger Stone, the notorious political provocateur, says near the beginning of the fascinating new Netflix documentary about his life. The film, called “Get Me Roger Stone,” takes us from his days as a teen-age dirty trickster

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Skoda shares its all-electric Vision

Volkswagen Group has its sights on 2025 for a broad expansion of its electrified vehicle portfolio. By that time, five of the group’s all-electric vehicles will be wearing a Skoda badge … compared to none today. Skoda starts now with

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Skoda shares its all-electric Vision

Volkswagen Group has its sights on 2025 for a broad expansion of its electrified vehicle portfolio. By that time, five of the group’s all-electric vehicles will be wearing a Skoda badge … compared to none today. Skoda starts now with

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Samsung’s new app uses emojis to help people with language disorders communicate

 Once derided as a silly novelty, emojis are coming into their own as a communication tool. New app Wemogee uses the ideograms to help people with aphasia, a language-processing disorder that makes it difficult to read, write or talk. Read

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Tor node operator arrested in Russia will be held on terrorism charges until June trial

 Earlier this month, a Tor node operator in Russia was arrested in a potential misunderstanding about the nature of the decentralized network. Dmitry Bogatov, a lecturer at the Moscow Finance and Law University, was taken into custody on April 6

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Need a graduation gift? Look no further than the Microsoft Store to save up to $200

Graduation is almost here for many high school and college students. With that comes both fun and scary aspects. The enjoyable part is finally achieving the diploma and having a party with friends and family. The scary part? Being thrust into

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Crunch Report | Uber Responds to iPhone Tracking Report

 Today’s Stories  Uber responds to report that it tracked devices after its app was deleted LinkedIn hits 500M member milestone for its social network for the working world Amazon’s driverless tech team focuses not on building it, but on how

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Jimmy Wales’ Wikitribune to combat fake news with wiki-powered journalism

 With fake news continuing to dominate the discussion about the future of the media and role of social networks in spreading it, many in the tech world have tried to come up with ways to fight this new cancer. Various

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Back in Chicago, Obama Looks to the Future

Perhaps that was Obama’s point, or his goal: to move forward past the tangle of what went wrong for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. He said that it was time for the next generation to take “their own crack at changing the

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The biggest threat to enterprise security? People

People are the biggest threat when it comes to enterprise cyber-security, not technology or processes. This is according to a new report by The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), which says there are a couple of ways people are

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Assistive device gives electronics-users a helping hand

While most of us use smartphones, tablets or computers with relative ease, doing so can be very difficult for people with upper-body mobility issues. It was with this in mind that Toronto’s Komodo OpenLab originally introduced the Tecla. Now, the

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