Daily Archives: July 9, 2018

YouTube is fighting fighting fake news with $25M to promote journalism and more context in search results

YouTube announced new measures today to stem the spread of conspiracy theory videos and fake news on its platform, including inserting context from trustworthy sources into search results about hot topics. In a blog post, YouTube also said it is working with the Google News Initiative, which was launched by its parent company earlier this year to support journalists and ...

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Progress cargo spacecraft makes fastest-ever trip to space station (VIDEOS)

A Russian Progress cargo spacecraft on a Soyuz booster carrying supplies for the International Space Station crew has successfully completed its record-breaking two-orbit trip in less than four hours. The Progress MS-09 blasted off atop a Soyuz-2.1a rocket at 21:51 GMT Monday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Some 1.5 hours and several thruster firings after liftoff, the spacecraft’s onboard ...

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Snapchat code reveals team-up with Amazon for ‘Camera Search’

A differentiator, a utility and maybe a money-maker Josh Constine @ / 18 hours Snapchat is building a visual product search feature, codenamed “Eagle,” that delivers users to Amazon’s listings. Buried inside the code of Snapchat’s Android app is an unreleased “Visual Search” feature where you “Press and hold to identify an object, song, barcode, and more! This works by ...

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Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court, Democrats outraged

President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. Democrats are alarmed that he will overturn rulings about abortion and same-sex marriage. If approved, Kavanaugh would fill the seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement last month. To be successfully confirmed, Kavanaugh needs 51 votes in the Senate. Republicans currently hold a 51-49 majority, ...

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‘You still owe us $1,400’: Woman dependent on oxygen tank dies after provider cuts off electricity

New Jersey authorities are investigating the circumstances of the tragic death of an elderly woman who was reliant on an oxygen tank and suffered a heart failure after her electricity provider cut off the power supply to her home. Linda Daniels, 68, battled for her life for roughly six hours in her Newark residence desperately trying to gasp for air ...

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Borat does America: Comedian teases new show with Dick Cheney signing ‘waterboarding kit’

A video featuring former Vice President Dick Cheney signing a ‘waterboarding’ device’ has gone viral. The clip is a teaser for comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s new undercover-in-character series called ‘Who is America?’ Cheney himself teased the show in a clip posted Monday by Showtime, the premium-cable network where ‘Who is America?’ is set to premiere next Sunday. The clip promised ...

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Instacart hires its first chief communications officer, Dani Dudeck

Instacart, the grocery delivery platform valued at $ 4.2 billion, has today announced that it has hired its first chief communications officer in Dani Dudeck. Dudeck has been in the communications world for the past 15 years, serving as VP of Global Communications at MySpace for four years and moving to Zynga as CCO in 2010. At Zynga, Dudeck oversaw ...

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Failed by the West: Haiti violence puts spotlight on years of aid abuse

American citizens have been warned to shelter in place as riots grip Haiti. The Caribbean country has yet to recover from a 2010 earthquake, with foreign aid coming with a side of disease and corruption. The US State Department warned American citizens trapped in Haiti to hunker down and shelter in place on Sunday, “due to continuing demonstrations, roadblocks, and ...

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Facebook was never ephemeral, and now its Stories won’t have to be

Before Snapchat made social media about just today, Facebook made it about forever. The 2011 “Timeline” redesign of the profile and keyword search unlocked your past, encouraging you to curate colorful posts about your life’s top moments. That was actually an inspiration for Snapchat, as its CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in its IPO announcement that “We learned that creativity can ...

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Think yourself smart: Seeing yourself as Einstein could alter your mind

People who played Albert Einstein in a virtual reality game actually experienced a change in the way they think and choices they made – with some even reaching a higher IQ, a new study has shown. “Virtual reality can create the illusion of a virtual body to substitute your own, which is called virtual embodiment,”said Professor Mel Slater of the ...

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