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    Twitter to slap warnings on swastika photos, other hate images

    Twitter is cracking down at last on Nazis and other vile groups using the platform to spread hate. The company has started enforcing new rules announced last month that ban users who advocate violence or are affiliated with extremist groups. The social-media giant is also requiring users to click through warnings before viewing hate imagery, […] More

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    Watch this 100-year-old man try out VR for the first time

    Lyle Becker got his first peek at virtual reality inside a secret lab at Intel’s campus in Hillsboro, Oregon. The 100-year-old Becker embarked on his first adventure in VR, surrounded by friends, family, and Intel employees. Intel filmed the experience, and Becker appears to be having the time of his life. The video reminded me of […] More

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    YouTube video captions are more accurate if you’re white

    As speech recognition becomes more prevalent–and used in settings such as hiring or medical diagnoses–the issue of data and algorithm-driven bias begins to have broader implications. And, as a new experiment conducted by University of Washington linguistics researcher Rachael Tatman shows, the problem is very real. Tatman fed a diverse set of recordings called the […] More

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    SnapChat Spectacles are now available on Amazon

    The company’s camera glasses were previously only available through pop-up vending machine locations and in the company’s own web store—and those who wanted the glasses had to wait weeks for their orders to ship from Snap. The Spectacles’ new availability on Amazon should help anyone who wants a pair get one, and it may also […] More