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Peloton is being sued for using music without permission in its video fitness classes

Peloton is being sued for using music without permission in its video fitness classes

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Several members of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) have collectively filed a lawsuit against fitness startup Peloton today, seeking over $150 million in damages. The complaint, filed by Downtown Music Publishing, Ultra Music, and eight other publishing groups, says that Peloton has been using their musical works for years in its workout videos without […]

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Uber Eats rolls out confusing new fees — here’s what they mean

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Uber Eats rolled out its new fees structure this week, and most people are confused about what the new fees mean. Instead of a booking fee for each order, Uber is now splitting up its fee into a delivery and service fee, and adding a small order fee of $2 when your order total is […]

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Facebook’s former chief security officer on how to protect content moderators

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Facebook’s former chief security officer Alex Stamos joined The Verge’s Casey Newton onstage at SXSW to discuss the difficult issues that plague Facebook and democracy. You can listen to their discussion in its entirety on The Vergecast right now. Below is a lightly edited excerpt from this interview between Stamos and Newton about how to […]

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Pandora now lets you change its algorithm for selecting music

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Pandora is giving listeners more control over what songs their customized radio stations play with a new feature called Pandora Modes. Pandora’s classic algorithm has long chosen what plays when you start up a new artist station, but these alternative modes let you switch to other types of curation for different experiences. Modes work better […]

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NASA spacecraft discovers its target asteroid is spewing material and is much more rugged than expected

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Facebook drops targeting options for housing, job, and credit ads after controversy

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As part of a legal settlement with civil rights groups, Facebook said today that it will end some targeting options for potentially discriminatory advertisements. The company said anyone placing housing, job, or credit ads will not be able to target users by age, gender, or zip code. Previously, the company dropped targeting by “multicultural affinity,” […]

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Google Stadia: the latest updates on the cloud gaming platform

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Every little detail about Stadia Continue reading…

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Google Stadia uses a custom AMD chip to offer 10.7 teraflops of cloud gaming power

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The beauty of a cloud gaming service is two-fold: 1) you can theoretically play any game, anywhere where you’ve got a good enough internet connection to stream it over the net, and 2) even if you’re playing it on a wimpy smartphone, you can harness the power of a beefy server located in a data […]

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SilverStone EP14: A Miniature USB-C Hub with HDMI, USB-A, 100 W Power

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With hundreds of different USB Type-C adapters and docks on the market, manufacturers are trying hard to make theirs more attractive. To that end, they now tend to design rather interesting products addressing focused use cases. SilverStone has introduced its new compact USB-C dock that has three USB-A ports, a display output, and can pass […]

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Google created its own studio for Stadia-exclusive games

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Google isn’t just launching a new gaming platform with its just-announced streaming service Stadia: it’s also becoming a game developer. At its GDC 2019 keynote, Google announced Stadia Games and Entertainment, a new first-party games studio that will be creating exclusive games for the new platform. There are few details on the studio itself, such […]

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