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States like Texas and Alabama are considering similar legislation targeting LGBT families
From: Salon.com | By: Nico Lang | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Over last night and today I have received literally hundreds of emails from ebay to my seldom-used gmail address. It must be a scam of some sort, but it's odd and there's no info online as far as I can tell.First there were hundreds of emails about how...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Pyrogenesis | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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YouTube video creators are fighting against the video service's filter screening out LGBTQ+ voices, while on the other end, advertisers are worried about a different type of content. In a movement that started with several UK brands (McDonald's, BBC,......
From: Engadget | By: Richard Lawler | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The companies cited concerns that Google was not doing enough to prevent brands from appearing next to offensive material, like hate speech.
From: New York Times | By: SAPNA MAHESHWARI and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Andrew Ng, the onetime co-creator of the Google Brain research project who joined Baidu Inc. as its chief scientist in 2014, today said he’s leaving the Chinese tech giant to pursue his own work in artificial intelligence beyond the tech industry....
From: Silicon Angle | By: Robert Hof | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The advertiser backlash to Google is growing.
From: CNN | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Lilting Spanish will soon eclipse English as affluent Mexicans flood the Vail Valley for an annual pilgrimage that dates back decades. But this Semana Santa -- Palm Sunday to Easter -- may be a bit light on Latinos.
From: Denver Post | By: Jason Blevins | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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This week marks a milestone for Hrishikesh Hirway. The music producer celebrates the 100th episode of his successful Song Exploder podcast, a fun project he began in 2014 that has now become a must-listen for melophiles. “I don’t know if it’s entirely...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Cristina Everett | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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We keep looking at the problems of fake news and crap content — and the advertising that feeds them — through the wrong end of the periscope, staring down into the depths in search of sludge when we could be looking up, gathering quality....
From: BuzzMachine | By: Jeff Jarvis | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Rewa solar power park will receive debt finance at just 0.25% from the World Bank. A few weeks back, a competitive auction for the 750 megawatt (MW) solar power park in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, yielded the lowest-ever tariff for a solar power project in...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Lately, The Guardian is becoming a platform for self-absorbed and outlandish perspectives on veganism.
From: Ecorazzi | By: Emilia Leese | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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I've made an appointment with a neurologist but I just an incredibly disorienting seizure where apparently for the first two hours I missed the "Who is the president is the?" sort of questions. Then the rest were spotty pieces of memory that were very...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: geoff. | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Hey, good morning! Welcome to your Thursday morning. Now relax: we tap technology for ways to relax and decompress, get excited by Netflix's next big budget project, and learn how Google is trying to make location sharing happen. Again....
From: Engadget | By: Richard Lawler | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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We have a system in which we offer users a selection of items in the form of a list. Hard coded rules are ranking the items in this list. They have to select one of these items (we don't want to model the reasons behind this choice). We record the position...
From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Vincent Teyssier | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Google Inc. has announced various updates for a few of its apps, including Duo, Allo, Photos and Maps.  The company made several of the announcements at its Google for Brazil event in São Paulo, many of which are aimed at areas with a poor network...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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What would be a possible technological path to genome modified adult brains and to genetically enhanced longevity for adults ?There is already improving versions of genetic engineering with improvements to CRISPR gene editing. However, current published...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Google, which has seen a slew of companies withdraw ads after they appeared alongside extremist content, said Tuesday it was introducing new tools to give firms greater control. The post Google tools up to fix ads in wrong places appeared first on Vanguard...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Remember how Google let American political candidates post content directly to search results last year? You're about to see a lot more of that. As of now, web searchers in the US and Brazil will see content directly posted by people and organization......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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"Where are you?" "What's your ETA?" "When will you be here?"
From: CNN | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Nintendo notoriously resisted making any of its games available on mobile platforms, a significant move for a company that's been making handheld titles for almost three decades. Then, with almost no notice, it released Super Mario Run for iOS back i......
From: Engadget | By: David Lumb | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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IBM’s revenue has declined for 19 straight quarters; but in the scheme of things, this is not so dire as it may seem, according to Dave Vellante (@dvellante — pictured, right), co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio....
From: Silicon Angle | By: R. Danes | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Virtual reality has a long history in science fiction. From the Lawnmower Man to the Matrix, the idea of VR has inspired artists and gamers alike. But it’s only very recently that the technology has moved out of the lab into people’s homes. Since...
From: Singularity Hub | By: Daniel Araya | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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I normally shop bargain bins and veer towards minimalist shoes for road running because whenever a shoe has a rigid heel counter, I tend to wear holes in the lining within a month. I'd like to find trail worthy shoes that fit my clown feet and have that...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mattamatic | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Google will soon start rolling out real-time location sharing for users of its Maps app for iOS and Android, offering a feature similar to Apple's Find My Friends, or Google's own defunct Latitude....
From: Apple Insider | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Recently we’ve seen a series of startups arise hoping to make robocars with just computer vision, along with radar. That includes recently unstealthed AutoX, the off-again, on-again efforts of comma.ai and at the non-startup end, the dedication of...
From: Brad Ideas | By: brad | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The red iPhone 7 is only available in certain storage options.
From: Business Insider | By: Antonio Villas-Boas | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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They have to switch between the roles of “follower” and “leader” all day long.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Eric M. Anicich | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority is set to close a funding deal for the cheapest solar power project next month. Abu Dhabi Set To Close $872 Million Funding Deal For 1.177 Gigawatt Solar Project was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Malaysia will soon auction perhaps its largest chunk of solar power capacity in one go as the government looks to take advantage of the increasing activity in the country’s solar power sector. Malaysia Will Soon Auction 460 Megawatts Of Solar Projects...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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On March 16th, the first solar farm on tribal land in the US was activated. The 250 megawatt Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project, located on the 112 square mile Moapa River Indian Reservation about 30 miles north of Las Vegas, contains more than 3.2...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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I've been a Firefox loyalist for...way too long, honestly. Its performance is now dire. It hangs and I have to force quit on a regular basis. What, besides Safari, should I replace it with?I have some secondary stuff I handle through Safari and I want...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: rednikki | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The new software program has determined that 80% of all US rooftops are "technically viable " for rooftop solar. Some locations are more "viable" than others, of course. Houston, Texas is judged to be the best American city for rooftop solar power. Google’s...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Your connected security camera might not be as trustworthy a defense as you think. Security researcher Jason Doyle has published details of three vulnerabilities in the Nest Cam, Dropcam and Dropcam Pro that lets an attacker disable their recording......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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South Africa’s power utility is expected to end its alleged opposition towards procurement of renewable energy from some projects under the country’s auction program, the energy minister has indicated. South African Utility Eskom May Soon End Anti-Renewable...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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If you didn't get a timely update on your Moto, Samsung or HTC device, but your friend over there with the Google Pixel did, it's not necessarily the manufacturer's fault. The complexity of Android, especially when it comes to security, is also a big......
From: Engadget | By: Steve Dent | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Google for Brazil: Building a more inclusive internet for everyone, everywhereBrazilians love the internet. With more than 139 million people online, Brazil ranks among the top five internet populations in the world. Brazilians are also heavy users of...
From: Google Blog | By: Mario Queiroz | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Even if the ride-sharing service goes under, it won't necessarily set off a bubble-popping chain-reaction.
From: The Atlantic | By: Adrienne LaFrance | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Even if Uber goes under, it won't necessarily set off a bubble-popping chain-reaction.
From: The Atlantic | By: Adrienne LaFrance | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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If your expectations are modest, you might be able to save some money and get a great performer running Google Chrome OS for around $400, a Wirecutter expert says.
From: New York Times | By: DAMON DARLIN | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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What Canadian radio and TV celebrity appeared as sex expert Dr. Sally on Degrassi? If you know, you could win! The post The Canada150 Quiz Countdown trivia test: Day 51! appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Algeria will soon float a massive tender to set up more than 4,000 megawatts of solar power capacity. Algeria Will Soon Float A 4 Gigawatt Solar Tender was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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It’s about being an entrepreneur, not a promoter.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Mark Bonchek | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Google has been busy beefing up Maps recently. Beyond just using it for turn-by-turn directions, you can now use Maps to remember where you parked, find reviews for nearby restaurants and avoid heavily congested areas. Today, the search giant has rev......
From: Engadget | By: Nicole Lee | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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“Where are you now?” and “What's your ETA?” Whether you’re heading to a party or meeting up for dinner, you probably hear questions like this pretty often from family and friends. Soon Google Maps users worldwide will be able to answer those...
From: Google Blog | By: Daniel Resnick | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The world’s largest steel manufacturer, ArcelorMittal, has sought approval for setting up one of the largest solar power projects developed by a single company in India. Steel Manufacturing Giant ArcelorMittal Seeks Approval For 600 Megawatt Indian...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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One of the best little features in Waze is the ability to share your location and ETA with a contact. This way, you can answer the “when will you get here?” question before it’s even asked. Now, you can do that in Google Maps too. Read more......
From: Lifehacker | By: Thorin Klosowski | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A trend in audio commentaries for comic book movies? They’re often much lighter than, say, a historical drama or a war movie. The participants are typically jovial, and perhaps it’s because they finally see the light at the end of the tunnel after...
From: SlashFilm | By: Jack Giroux | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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