Facebook's first Oversight Board cases tackle hate speech and misinformation
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Facebook’s first Oversight Board cases tackle hate speech and misinformation

Facebook didn’t meet its goal of hearing Oversight Board cases before the US election, but it’s finally ready. The social media giant has revealed that the Board will tackle six appeal cases in its first outing, all of them prioritized based on their… Continue Reading…

Uber completes its $2.65 billion purchase of Postmates
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Uber completes its $2.65 billion purchase of Postmates

Uber has completed its $2.65 billion purchase of food-and-grocery delivery service Postmates, the company has announced. The deal sees the two companies creating the second largest delivery platform in the US by size, dwarfed only by Doordash. In a s… Continue Reading…

The second-gen Eve V may take on the Surface Pro again in 2021
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The second-gen Eve V may take on the Surface Pro again in 2021

You’d be forgiven for never hearing about the original Eve V: it was a curious, crowdsourced, cheaper competitor to the Surface Pro, built by a startup with an affinity for “nordic” design. And the big surprise? The end result was actually a capable… Continue Reading…

Reddit shares its daily user figures for the first time
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Reddit shares its daily user figures for the first time

Reddit likes to pitch itself as the “front page of the internet,” but how popular is it, really? We now know. The company has revealed its daily active users for the first time, telling the Wall Street Journal that it had 52 million daily active user… Continue Reading…

The Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm's latest premium CPU for smartphones
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The Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm’s latest premium CPU for smartphones

Every December for the last few years, Qualcomm has unveiled its next-generation high-end CPU that ends up powering many flagship smartphones for the first half of the following year. Though 2020 might be different than previous years, the tech produ… Continue Reading…

Watch the trailer for Studio Ghibli's first fully CG movie
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Watch the trailer for Studio Ghibli’s first fully CG movie

You no longer have to wonder how Studio Ghibli will enter the world of fully computer-generated animation. Ghibliotheque reports the company has released the first trailer for Earwig and the Witch, which makes its premiere on Japanese broadcaster NHK… Continue Reading…

Quibi's short life is over
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Quibi’s short life is over

Less than a year after its arrival, the high-profile short-form video streaming service Quibi is no more. The company announced in October it would shut down “about” December 1st, but didn’t offer a concrete date for winding down its operations. That… Continue Reading…

The Arecibo Observatory's telescope has collapsed
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The Arecibo Observatory’s telescope has collapsed

The world-famous Arecibo Observatory has collapsed. The National Science Foundation (NSF), the agency that oversees the telescope, announced the unfortunate turn of events on Tuesday. At some point during the night, Arecibo’s receiver platform crashe… Continue Reading…

Evernote's major redesign is rolling out on Android
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Evernote’s major redesign is rolling out on Android

Evernote’s major redesign is now rolling out on Android, following its arrival on iPhone, iPad, Windows and MacOS. The latest version includes an overhauled note editor, with a revamped formatting toolbar and streamlined font selection. The editor ha… Continue Reading…

Thousands of unsecured medical records were exposed online
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Thousands of unsecured medical records were exposed online

Thousands of medical records for US patients, some of whom are children, were exposed in yet another lapse in health data security. A company named nTreatment, which handles records for clients in the healthcare industry, failed to protect one of its… Continue Reading…