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With a new algorithm change, Facebook may reduce the reach of content that doesn't explicitly violate its rules. That includes "photos close to the line of nudity" and "posts that don't come within our definition of hate speech but are still offensive."
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If you're looking to increase your life span, good news: it looks like we have more control over how long we live than our genes do.
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This week, Overwatch has a new hero, the Video Game Awards are here to give us something to argue about, and Telltale's ending becomes permanent.
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Check out these highlights from some of NASA's coolest projects ever:
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Virtually nothing is left of Paradise, California. The Camp Fire is the most destructive wildfire in state history and is also the deadliest. The death toll is at 63 and at least 631 persons are still missing. 📸 Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP /Getty Images
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Riot Games' battle arena title offers 141 champions players can choose. One hundred and forty-one. It's almost impossible to keep track. Two Riot employees are here to break them down.
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Unless a movie-going miracle occurs, you have just a few days left to become FilmStruck: here are 10 invaluable classics if you’re looking to cram one last movie-blitz before the site departs.
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Tom Simonite 9h
Last month the board of the AI conference known as NIPS said they wouldn't change its name, which is accused of encouraging sexist jokes and worse (background: ). Today they quietly started using NeurIPS as the abbreviated name and URL for the event.
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When Google brought on Diane Greene to lead its cloud computing division in 2016, the move was seen as a major win for the company. She's now leaving that role and Google's cloud computing prospects appear more challenging than ever
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Up until now, the kilogram had been based on a platinum-iridium cylinder stored under lock and key in France. Scientists have now scrapped all physical objects from the system, instead basing units on fundamental constants of nature.
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Nicholas Thompson 10h
Can algorithms counter and limit toxic content online? I certainly hope so. And the fate of our civic discourse depends on it.
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Western Australia's salt lakes, when viewed from above, throb with extraordinary shades of rust, yellow, lavender, and bright green. Photographer Leah Kennedy documented the salt lakes in her series 'Salis'. See more of these vibrant aerial shots here:
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The New York Times published a report on the failures of Facebook’s management team in the past three years. The story is not very flattering (and you should definitely read it). We did, and we have six follow-up questions that merit more investigation.
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What is a bot? What isn’t a bot? Are bots bad or not? We break it down.
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Arielle Pardes 13h
"Cam might not be a great movie, but it feels like an important movie. Alice’s problems, Cam reveals, are the internet’s."
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WIRED 12h
Buying any laptop is a big decision. Here are some of the best ones from the past year.
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The world is busted. Absent any change in our behavior, the average global temperature will rise as much as 4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. Global sea levels will rise by up to 6 feet. Here's our guide to climate change:
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Lauren Goode 13h
Hi I wrote about a bunch of laptops for all of you, you are welcome
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Tuesday’s announcement that AI lab DeepMind is transferring its healthcare project to Google sparked renewed concerns among some privacy researchers.
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