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Why this online simulator lets you nuke your backyard

Why this online simulator lets you nuke your backyard

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Facebook will force advertisers to prove they have user consent for ad targeting over email

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Facebook has been rolling out a series of changes to its platform that are all aimed at closing up loopholes following the Cambridge Analytica data breach. Now, the social media giant will be launching a certification tool that will check and ensure that marketers are only sending ads to email addresses that were rightfully obtained […]

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Google is equipping more rural school buses with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks

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Google today announced an expansion of its Rolling Study Halls initiative to over 16 additional school districts, giving “thousands” of students access to Wi-Fi and Chromebooks on their buses. Google piloted the program in North Carolina and South Carolina last year and has focused its efforts on rural communities where some students have lengthy bus […]

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BMW and Daimler are putting their differences aside to beat Uber

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BMW and Daimler, once bitter rivals, announced that they would merge their mobility businesses in an effort to stave off competition from tech upstarts like Waymo and Uber. The new company will include businesses in car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, and electric-vehicle charging. The deal means that Daimler’s Car2Go and BMW’s DriveNow/ReachNow services would operate in tandem. […]

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Watch SpaceX launch its second used Falcon 9 rocket for NASA this afternoon

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Just three days after sending 10 communications satellites into orbit from California, SpaceX is launching again, this time out of Cape Canaveral, Florida. The company is launching one of its previously flown Falcon 9 rockets, which will send up 5,800 pounds of supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station. That cargo will be […]

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You can now donate to charity by asking Amazon’s Alexa to send money

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You can now donate to charity with your voice by asking Amazon’s Alexa. Today, the tech giant announced a new feature called Alexa Donations, powered by Amazon Pay. Now, you can just say, “Alexa, donate $10 to UNICEF USA,” or any supported charity of your choice. Alternatively, you can say, “Alexa, make a donation,” and […]

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Far Cry 5 has the best video game dog

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A firefight in Far Cry 5 looks like any other modern shooter. It’s a first-person perspective with obsessively detailed guns, red barrels that explode, and lots of bodies flopping on the ground. But during my time with the game, there was one big difference: a floppy-eared mutt playing fetch with a pistol, waiting for a […]

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Pioneer’s APS-XS02 USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 External SSDs Now Available

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First formally introduced earlier this year, Pioneer has begun selling their APS-XS02 external SSDs, the company’s first USB Type-C SSD. The drives combine stylish design with decent performance, compatibility with various PCs, and reasonable pricing. The Pioneer APS-XS02 portable bus-powered SSDs come in small and light enclosures measuring 65×45×10.5 mm and resembling Zippo lighters. The […]

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Facebook may soon let users appeal if a post was wrongly removed

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In an interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, Mark Zuckerberg says he is exploring the option for Facebook users to independently appeal to the content moderation team if their content gets taken down for violating community policies. The CEO likens the appeal process to Facebook operating more like a government, with the goal of creating a […]

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Netflix’s European users can access their home catalog throughout the EU

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Europeans now can watch online streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Video Prime, and others that they’ve subscribed to at home wherever they are traveling in the EU without facing region blocks. The European Commission announced its new digital portability rules went into effect yesterday, as spotted by Engadget. The rules cover any digital content subscriptions, […]

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