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LG went to Reddit’s Android community for feedback on smartphone notches

LG went to Reddit’s Android community for feedback on smartphone notches

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You may be surprised to hear this, but smartphone notches have been pretty controversial: some people hate them, other people… don’t have strong opinions on the matter. But no one loves the notch. So to find out how people are really feeling, LG has gone to Reddit and asked. As spotted by Android Police, LG’s […]

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All non-citizens will have to to disclose social media accounts at the US border

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A proposed State Department form would require all US visa applicants to disclose their social media handles, according to a Bloomberg report. The requirement is significantly broader than previous filings, which had made disclosure voluntary and applied to only a portion of visa applicants identified for extra scrutiny. The public has 60 days to comment […]

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Far Cry 5’s half-hearted attempt at politics ruins the fun

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A game about extremists that has nothing to say about extremism Continue reading…

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Serial subject Adnan Syed will get a new trial

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Adnan Syed, the man at the center of Serial’s 2014 investigation into the murder of high schooler Hae Min Lee, will get a new trial, NBC Washington reports. Although Syed was initially granted a new trial in 2016, the state appealed the decision. Today, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals decided it would uphold that […]

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Google removes ‘Kodi’ from search autocomplete in anti-piracy effort

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Google has banned the term “Kodi” from its autocomplete feature, meaning those who look for information on the set-top box will have to type out the full term in order to search, as reported by TorrentFreak. Google has been increasing its anti-piracy efforts in recent years, banning terms from autocomplete and making changes to its […]

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Apple’s Health app can now display medical records from 39 health systems

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iPhone users at more than 100 hospitals and clinics in the US can now access parts of their medical records through the Health app, Apple announced today. The Health Records section of the app debuted in January with the iOS 11.3 beta, and today’s update makes it available to everyone who updates their phone to […]

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Instagram brings GIFs back to Stories with stricter moderation

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Instagram was very quick to remove GIFs from Stories after it was discovered that Giphy — the company responsible for overseeing the GIF library — had let a racist image slip through. (Snapchat also removed GIFs as a result of the incident.) But now the ability to add GIFs to your Instagram Stories is being […]

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Cambridge Analytica reportedly still hasn’t deleted Facebook user data as promised

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Portions of the Cambridge Analytica data on as many as 50 million Facebook users may still be out in the wild, according to a report yesterday from the UK’s Channel 4 News. The news organization says it has seen a cache of data dating back to the 2014 survey results Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan […]

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This is Facebook’s self-defense plan for the 2018 midterm elections

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Facebook has a four-part plan to protect its platform from malicious attacks during the 2018 US midterm elections, company executives said today. In a conference call with reporters, representatives from Facebook’s security, product, and advertising teams laid out their strategy for preventing the kinds of problems that plagued it during the 2016 campaign. While most […]

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This bionic spider can curl up and do somersaults

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German automation company Festo has a history of making kooky robotic versions of wildlife. It has previously constructed a kangaroo, an elephant trunk, and ants, and now, it has come up with a walking, rolling robot spider as well as a robotic flying fox, as spotted by IEEE Spectrum. If the idea of a rolling […]

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