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A social psychologist explains why we should ask for help more often

A social psychologist explains why we should ask for help more often

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People wildly underestimate the odds that others will help us, says social psychologist Heidi Grant. From strangers to colleagues to friends, we think people are likely to reject our request, and that leads to people not asking for help as much as we should. So many people need help and are afraid to ask, she […]

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Adobe is using machine learning to make it easier to spot Photoshopped images

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Google’s augmented reality Measure app now works with the Pixel 2, Galaxy S9, and more

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Google has updated its augmented reality Measure app to support the company’s ARCore standard. The update opens up the app to more devices, including the Pixel 2, Galaxy S9, and the G7 ThinQ, as noted by 9to5Google. (Check Google’s full list here.) Unlike the original version of Measure, which was limited to only work with […]

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Supreme Court decides against warrantless location searches in a major privacy decision

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In a major decision on privacy in the digital age, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 ruling today that police must obtain a warrant to obtain cellphone location records. The case, Carpenter v. United States, has been closely watched for its Fourth Amendment implications, and centered on whether there was a reasonable expectation of […]

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Corsair Launches New K70 RGB MK.2 and STRAFE RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

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Corsair recently announced the release of their new K70 RGB MK.2 and Strafe RGB MK.2 gaming keyboards. The keyboards come equipped with 100% Cherry MX mechanical switches with both offering a variety of switch types. Each includes per-key RGB backlighting, dedicated media keys, and onboard profile storage for taking the configuration anywhere. The K70 and […]

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QuickLook for Windows 10 brings a useful Mac feature to PCs

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If you’re a Mac user you’re probably used to just hitting the space bar to see a quick preview of a file. It’s a useful feature that Microsoft hasn’t brought to Windows 10 yet, but a new app in the Microsoft Store now offers the best way to get this macOS feature on a PC. […]

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Vergecast: Kara Swisher talks AT&T-Time Warner merger

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The theme of this week’s Vergecast is TV. On Wednesday, Instagram announced a standalone app called IGTV, which is a place for watching long-form vertical video. Casey and Ashley — who went to Instagram’s announcement event — talk to Nilay, Dieter, and Paul about their initial feelings about the platform, and they predict how it […]

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Safety driver of fatal self-driving Uber crash was reportedly watching Hulu at time of accident

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Police in Tempe, Arizona, have released a new report regarding Uber’s fatal self-driving car crash last March, which reveals that the safety driver Rafaela Vasquez was streaming The Voice on Hulu on her phone at the time of the accident, via Reuters. The crash killed 49-year old Elaine Herzberg, who was crossing the street with […]

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To save money, my insurance company forced me to try drugs that didn’t work

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I’ve had migraines since I was 12, but in 2015 my attacks got much worse. Without migraine-specific painkillers, my migraines make me queasy and tired, forcing me to go to bed with a freezing wet towel on my head. For the last two years, I’ve tried different medications, switched birth control pills, made lifestyle changes […]

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Colorful to Branch Out to Memory Modules

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One of the surprises that this year’s Computex brought was renewed interest of various hardware suppliers towards memory modules. We saw GIGABYTE and Antec launching their Aorus and Antec memory respectively, but they were not the only newcomers. Colorful, one of the world’s largest makers of graphics cards, is set to diversify its lineup of products with […]

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