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

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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Nvidia further distances itself from Uber in wake of fatal self-driving crash

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Uber’s self-driving cars do not use Nvidia’s autonomous vehicle computing platform, Nvidia co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang clarified on Wednesday. The computer graphics cards maker continues to distance itself from what is considered the first fatal accident involving a self-driving car. “Uber develops their own sensing and driving technology,” Huang said during a Q&A session […]

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The Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) Review: Kaby Lake-G Benchmarked

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Intel has enjoyed great success with its NUC line of ultra-compact and small form-factor (UCFF & SFF) PCs. While the UCFF form-factor managed to provide enough horsepower for office tasks and other similar use-cases, the gaming market was not addressed. With the emergence of PC gaming as a growth driver, Intel took steps to expand […]

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Where’s Super Cruise in Cadillac’s two new cars?

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Finally, Cadillac has an SUV to rival popular small luxury rivals such as the BMW X1 and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. Based on the fact that SUVs are about the only Cadillacs anyone is buying these days, the 2019 XT4 should help get more foot traffic in showrooms. There’s just one thing: you can’t […]

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Apple releases iOS 11.3 with iPhone battery management, new Animoji, and more

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After beta testing the update since January, Apple is today rolling out iOS 11.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new version includes a slew of additions including new Animoji characters for iPhone X, improved ARKit for more advanced augmented reality, and the ability to turn off processor throttling for iPhones with aging batteries […]

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