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Trump campaign’s false COVID-19 claims taken down by Facebook and Twitter

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) For the first time, both Facebook and Twitter acted to remove content shared by the campaign to re-elect President Donald Trump from their platforms, citing policies against spreading false claims about COVID-19. Both the @TeamTrump campaign Twitter account and the official Donald Trump Facebook account shared a video …

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Trump admin shrugs off FCC court loss to fight Calif. net neutrality law

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Rafe Swan) The Trump administration and broadband industry are resuming their fight against California’s net neutrality law, with the US Department of Justice and ISP lobby groups filing new complaints against the state yesterday. The case is nearly two years old but was put on hold because California in October 2018 …

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Sony takes on Bose with new WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones

Sony’s latest high-end pair of noise-cancelling headphones: the Sony WH-1000XM4. [credit: Sony ] Sony on Thursday announced its latest flagship pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones: the WH-1000XM4. The new over-ear cans are the follow-up to Sony’s WH-1000XM3, which have been widely regarded as being among the best premium pairs of noise-cancelling headphones on the market—and …

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Seeed Studio’s Odyssey is a mini-PC for big projects and small wallets

What can you do with a $200-ish mini-PC with plenty of power, tons of ports, and very few limitations? [credit: Jim Salter ] Today we’re going to take a look at Seeed Studio’s Odyssey X86J4105—a maker/builder-tailored, Celeron-powered mini-PC. The little device seems like what you’d get if a Chromebox and a Raspberry Pi made sweet, …

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Untitled Goose Game ditches plastic for its eco-friendly game cases

Honk if you love the environment. When Untitled Goose Game finally sees a physical release later this year (after a highly successful digital launch last year), it will also see the debut of a new line of “eco-packaging” that publisher iam8bit says it “hope[s] leads an entire industry into the future.” Iam8bit’s so-called “Lovely Edition” …

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Here’s why Apple believes it’s an AI leader—and why it says critics have it all wrong

We’ve known for a while now that machine learning was important to the palm rejection technology on the iPad when using a Pencil. [credit: Apple ] Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) now permeate nearly every feature on the iPhone, but Apple hasn’t been touting these technologies like some of its competitors have. I …

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Trailer for Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves is giving us strong Alien vibes

Executive producer Ridley Scott’s sci-fi series Raised by Wolves is coming to HBO Max in September. Androids struggle to raise human children on a mysterious planet in the first trailer for Raised by Wolves, a new sci-fi series coming to HBO Max, courtesy of none other than Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien, etc., etc.). Created by …

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Insecure satellite Internet is threatening ship and plane safety

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) More than a decade has passed since researchers demonstrated serious privacy and and security holes in satellite-based Internet services. The weaknesses allowed attackers to snoop on and sometimes tamper with data received by millions of users thousands of miles away. You might expect that in 2020—as satellite Internet …

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