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Many UK voters didn't understand Brexit, Google searches suggest - Ars Technica

June 24, 2016 - 7:49am

Ars Technica

Many UK voters didn't understand Brexit, Google searches suggest
Ars Technica
"What happens if we leave the EU?" and "What is Brexit?" were top search terms. by Mark Walton (UK) - Jun 24, 2016 5:43am PDT. Share · Tweet · Email · Google · Reddit · 98. Mark Walton. In the wee hours of Friday morning, the people of the UK voted to ...
'What is the EU?' trends on Google in the UK as the country votes for BrexitCNET
The Things People Googled After Britain Voted to Leave the EUThe Atlantic
Brexit: 'Surge' in searches on Irish passports, says GoogleBBC News
CNBC -Gizmodo -Mashable -Huffington Post
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Google is testing out a storage manager for Chrome OS - The Verge

June 24, 2016 - 7:02am

The Verge

Google is testing out a storage manager for Chrome OS
The Verge
Google continues to flesh out Chrome OS with new features. Last week, we saw the first Chromebook devices get access to Android apps and games, and this week, the company is experimenting with adding a storage manager to the latest developer update ...
Android Apps Turn Chromebooks Into Macbook KillersGizmodo
Acer Chromebook 14 for Work ReviewLaptop Mag
Chrome OS is getting a much-needed storage managerEngadget
CNET -TechnoBuffalo -Android Headlines -Liliputing
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Google creates VR montage of Pride parades around the world - Engadget

June 24, 2016 - 6:35am

Engadget

Google creates VR montage of Pride parades around the world
Engadget
Google has launched a new project to bring Pride parades around the world to people who can't physically be there. The tech titan calls the initiative #prideforeveryone and deployed employees from 25 different countries to capture their local LGBTQ ...
Millions can march in Google's virtual Pride paradeUSA TODAY
Google shares new 'Pride for Everyone' video showcasing Pride parades from 25 countries9 to 5 Google
Google releases virtual reality LGBTQ 360 YouTube experience called #prideforeveryoneBetaNews
KIRO Seattle
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You'll Never Guess How Many Calls Are Made On WhatsApp Each Day - Tech Times

June 24, 2016 - 3:54am

Tech Times

You'll Never Guess How Many Calls Are Made On WhatsApp Each Day
Tech Times
The messaging app WhatsApp announced on Thursday that 100 million voice calls are made daily, or 1,100 calls per second on its platform. ( Sam Azgor | Flickr ). Advertisement. There is no denying that WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps ...
100 Million WhatsApp Voice Calls Are Made EverydayUbergizmo
WhatsApp users are making more than 100 million calls a day using VoIPPhone Arena
WhatsApp's Koum calls for smartphone dominationUSA TODAY
Droid Life (press release) (blog) -CNET -The Verge -VentureBeat
all 30 news articles »

Uber Rolls Out Upfront Fares In India, US - NDTV

June 24, 2016 - 2:32am

NDTV

Uber Rolls Out Upfront Fares In India, US
NDTV
New Delhi: Cab-hailing app Uber on Friday said it will now present its riders in the US and in some parts of India with 'upfront fare', making it easier for customers to see how much they will have to pay for a ride. The fare will be calculated on the ...

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Apple Discontinues Thunderbolt Display - Mac Rumors

June 23, 2016 - 6:39pm

Mac Rumors

Apple Discontinues Thunderbolt Display
Mac Rumors
Apple today told several news sites that it plans to discontinue it Thunderbolt Display, which has been available for purchase online and in Apple retail stores since it was first introduced in the summer of 2011. thunderbolt_display_elcap_roundup_header.
Apple discontinues Thunderbolt Display, no replacement announcedAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple is discontinuing the only monitor it makes, the Thunderbolt DisplayThe Verge
Start your speculation engines, Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt DisplayTechCrunch
Mashable -CNET -9 to 5 Mac -SlashGear
all 11 news articles »

FBI did not need warrant to hack child porn suspect's computer -court - The Fiscal Times

June 23, 2016 - 6:33pm

FBI did not need warrant to hack child porn suspect's computer -court
The Fiscal Times
(Reuters) - The FBI did not need a search warrant to hack a suspect's computer during an investigation of a large child pornography website, a U.S. judge has ruled, in a decision one group of private advocates called "dangerously flawed." In a decision ...

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Uber switches out surge for price transparency - TechCrunch

June 23, 2016 - 5:01pm

TechCrunch

Uber switches out surge for price transparency
TechCrunch
No more pop-ups asking you to agree to those murky “2.1x” (or some other “x” amount) surge fares on the Uber app. Soon Uber will just tell you the price of your ride up front. Uber told TechCrunch in May it was not doing away with surge pricing and ...
Uber Moving To Upfront Fares For Standard RidesPC Magazine
Uber is trying to make you forget that surge pricing existsThe Verge
You'll now know exactly how much your UberX ride will cost before the ride beginsRecode
Engadget -New York Magazine -Android Headlines -New York Post
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Self-driving car tech is easy: Autonomous morals are the killer - SlashGear

June 23, 2016 - 3:38pm

Self-driving car tech is easy: Autonomous morals are the killer
SlashGear
Your self-driving car is running a smooth 50 mph when a kid chases its ball into the road. Swerve, and the kid is safe but your car will crash; keep going, and there's a good chance of running them over. With a split-second to react - not enough to ...

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg visits DC to talk bias, immigration and the next phase of Lean In - Washington Post

June 23, 2016 - 3:19pm

Washington Post

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg visits DC to talk bias, immigration and the next phase of Lean In
Washington Post
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg is in Washington this week, meeting with politicians and speaking about bias at Facebook, immigration and -- of course -- women in the workplace. Sandberg met with several politicians on both sides of the aisle Wednesday and ...
Facebook Will Train Employees to Spot Their Own Political BiasWall Street Journal
Facebook is training employees to avoid political biasCNET
Facebook takes on critics with political bias classComputerworld
TIME -Gizmodo -The Mary Sue -CNBC
all 37 news articles »

The Makers of Zelda On Why Their Games Are Usually Late - Kotaku

June 23, 2016 - 3:18pm

Kotaku

The Makers of Zelda On Why Their Games Are Usually Late
Kotaku
“First of all, it would be great if I didn't have to put a release date out at all,” Nintendo's longtime chief game designer Shigeru Miyamoto recently told me when I asked him about the tendency for Zelda games to be late. “But I have to.” We both laughed.
Changing the System: How Nintendo 64 revolutionized 3D game designShacknews
The Nintendo 64 turns 20 todayTechCrunch
Nintendo 64 turns 20: Our favorite gamesVentureBeat
New York Daily News -TechnoBuffalo -Jalopnik -Tech Insider
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Facebook Live grows up with two-person broadcasts and waiting rooms for viewers - TechCrunch

June 23, 2016 - 3:17pm

TechCrunch

Facebook Live grows up with two-person broadcasts and waiting rooms for viewers
TechCrunch
Today at VidCon Facebook pre-announced three new big product updates for Facebook Live, their live-streaming platform built into Facebook. The platform will soon let you do two-person remote broadcasts, pre-schedule your streams and create a virtual ...
Facebook will let you schedule live videos and broadcast right from the MSQRD appVentureBeat
Facebook Live will soon have Snapchat-like filters from MSQRDThe Verge
Facebook Live will be able to stream Masquerade face swapsEngadget
Mashable -Marketing Land -Refinery29 -iDigitalTimes.com
all 15 news articles »

Watch Boston Dynamics' newest robodog fetch a soda and slip on a banana peel - Ars Technica

June 23, 2016 - 2:52pm

Ars Technica

Watch Boston Dynamics' newest robodog fetch a soda and slip on a banana peel
Ars Technica
Boston Dynamics' future with Alphabet could be up in the air, but they keep making bots. by Ron Amadeo - Jun 23, 2016 12:45pm PDT. Share · Tweet · Email · Google · Reddit · 60. An error occurred. Try watching this video on www.youtube.com, or enable ...

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Save the driver or save the crowd? Scientists wonder how driverless cars will 'choose' - Washington Post

June 23, 2016 - 1:33pm

Washington Post

Save the driver or save the crowd? Scientists wonder how driverless cars will 'choose'
Washington Post
Researchers who study human morality — and, its intersection with human psychology — have long noted that we are frustratingly inconsistent beings. For instance, past research has suggested that people aren't always consistent “utilitarians,” willing ...
Your Self-Driving Car Will Be Programmed to Kill You—Deal With ItGizmodo
Should Your Driverless Car Hit a Pedestrian to Save Your Life?New York Times
Driverless cars create a safety 'dilemma': passengers vs. pedestriansCNN
Wall Street Journal -Los Angeles Times -TIME -WIRED
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Your Self-Driving Car Will Be Programmed to Kill You—Deal With It - Gizmodo

June 23, 2016 - 1:01pm

Gizmodo

Your Self-Driving Car Will Be Programmed to Kill You—Deal With It
Gizmodo
A recent survey shows that people want self-driving cars to be programmed to minimize casualties during a crash, even if it causes the death of the rider. Trouble is, the same survey shows that people don't actually want to ride in cars that are ...
Save the driver or save the crowd? Scientists wonder how driverless cars will 'choose'Washington Post
How do you teach an autonomous car when to hurt its passengers?The Verge
Who Should Your Self-Driving Car Save in a Crash? You or Pedestrians?PC Magazine
ABC News -Gizmag -Medical Daily -Android Headlines
all 22 news articles »

Your Self-Driving Car Will Be Programmed to Kill You—Deal With It - Gizmodo

June 23, 2016 - 1:01pm

Gizmodo

Your Self-Driving Car Will Be Programmed to Kill You—Deal With It
Gizmodo
A recent survey shows that people want self-driving cars to be programmed to minimize casualties during a crash, even if it causes the death of the rider. Trouble is, the same survey shows that people don't actually want to ride in cars that are ...
Save the driver or save the crowd? Scientists wonder how driverless cars will 'choose'Washington Post
How do you teach an autonomous car when to hurt its passengers?The Verge
Who Should Your Self-Driving Car Save in a Crash? You or Pedestrians?PC Magazine
Los Angeles Times -WCVB Boston -Gizmag -SlashGear
all 19 news articles »

Your Self-Driving Car Will Be Programmed to Kill You—Deal With It - Gizmodo

June 23, 2016 - 1:01pm

Gizmodo

Your Self-Driving Car Will Be Programmed to Kill You—Deal With It
Gizmodo
A recent survey shows that people want self-driving cars to be programmed to minimize casualties during a crash, even if it causes the death of the rider. Trouble is, the same survey shows that people don't actually want to ride in cars that are ...
Kill the pedestrian or the passenger? The complicated ethics of self-driving cars.Mashable
Should Your Driverless Car Hit a Pedestrian to Save Your Life?New York Times
Save the driver or save the crowd? Scientists wonder how driverless cars will 'choose'Washington Post
PC Magazine -WCVB Boston -Gizmag -ValueWalk
all 12 news articles »

Steam Summer Sale 2016 Is Live, Thousands Of Games Discounted - Tech Times

June 23, 2016 - 12:27pm

Tech Times

Steam Summer Sale 2016 Is Live, Thousands Of Games Discounted
Tech Times
Summer is in full swing, and that means it's time for the Steam Summer Sale, the biggest PC gaming event of the year. From now until July 4, thousands of games will be on sale via Valve's digital gaming platform. Kicking off the sale are steep ...
This Year's Steam Summer Sale Has StartedKotaku
Steam Summer Sale: all the daily deals every diggedy dayVG247
Steam Summer Sale 2016 kicks off today; start time revealedShacknews
GameZone -MSPoweruser.com -GameSpot -PC Invasion (blog)
all 24 news articles »

Is Branded Virtual Reality Content the Next Frontier in Marketing? - Wall Street Journal

June 23, 2016 - 12:00pm

Wall Street Journal

Is Branded Virtual Reality Content the Next Frontier in Marketing?
Wall Street Journal
Two of the shiniest objects in marketing in 2016 are branded content and virtual reality, so it's no surprise that the two collided during the Cannes Lions advertising festival in France this week. VR was a popular talking point among ad agency ...
Millions can march in Google's virtual Pride paradeUSA TODAY
Google releases virtual reality LGBTQ 360 YouTube experience called #prideforeveryoneBetaNews

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Instagram's new video channels will help you geek out over your obsessions - Mashable

June 23, 2016 - 12:00pm

Mashable

Instagram's new video channels will help you geek out over your obsessions
Mashable
Instagram wants you to watch more video. The company is adding new topic-based video channels to the "explore" section of the app. The channels, which will be labeled as "picked for you," will surface based on topics you may be interested in. SEE ALSO: ...
Instagram will start recommending video channels for you to watchThe Verge
Instagram launches 'Picked for You' channels, curates videos based on user interestCNET
Instagram Just Made Video Discovery More PersonalizedRefinery29
SlashGear -Engadget -PhoneDog -MarieClaire.com
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