Facebook is continuing the fight against fake news with a new button

Intended to help individuals make more informed decisions about the types of news that they read, share, and ultimately, believe, Facebook’s new “i” button will give readers additional information about the source.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/09/facebook-is-continuing-fight-against-fake-news-with-new-button.html

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Facebook works to improve ad transparency after supposed Russian interference in 2016 election

Facebook said it would hire 1,000 people to help review and remove ads and make the advertising it sells more transparent after $100,000 in Russian-backed ads were purchased in an attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/facebook-works-to-improve-ad-transparency-after-supposed-russian-interference-in-2016-election.html

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Spy satellites, drones, help experts discover lost city in Iraq founded after Alexander the Great

Archaeologists have harnessed spy satellite imagery and drones to help identify the site of an ancient lost city in Northern Iraq.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/spy-satellites-drones-help-experts-discover-lost-city-in-iraq-founded-after-alexander-great.html

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Apple, Accenture Team on iOS Enterprise Apps


Apple and Accenture have partnered to develop iOS tools and services to help enterprises connect with their customers through iPads and iPhones. Accenture will create a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios, staffed by a range of visual and experience designers, programmers, data scientists and architects, as well as hardware and software designers. An Apple expert will be embedded in the team. “Starting 10 years ago with iPhone and then with iPad, Apple has been transforming how work gets done,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84777.html?rss=1

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Google tool for hate crimes questioned by conservative media

Google is attempting to help reporters find hate crime stories with machine learning – though it remains to be seen how impartial the effort is.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/25/google-tool-for-hate-crimes-questioned-by-conservative-media.html

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Total solar eclipse 2017: How AT&T is helping the visually impaired experience the big event

AT&T is harnessing augmented reality to help the visually impaired experience the total solar eclipse.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/18/total-solar-eclipse-2017-how-at-t-is-helping-visually-impaired-experience-big-event.html

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9 ways Amazon's Alexa can help you in the kitchen

Cooking is a social activity. Parents make food. Kids help in the kitchen. Friends bake together. Families bequeath recipes through the generations. People get together for a potluck and trade cooking tips all evening.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/05/9-ways-amazons-alexa-can-help-in-kitchen.html

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Free AI Chatbot Goes to Bat for Beleaguered Consumers


DoNotPay, an AI-based chatbot app created to help fight parking tickets in the UK, now addresses roughly 1,000 consumer concerns and is available throughout the United States as well as across the pond. The app’s creator, Stanford student Joshua Browder, announced the expansion last week. Powered by IBM Watson, DoNotPay has about 1,000 bots capable of tackling a variety of legal and service issues, ranging from fighting one’s landlord to appealing against unreasonable warranties, to getting a refund when a company doesn’t fulfill its promise.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84677.html?rss=1

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Paying professors: Inside Google's academic influence campaign

Google operates a little-known program to harness the brain power of university researchers to help sway opinion and public policy, cultivating financial relationships with professors at campuses from Harvard University to the University of California, Berkeley.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/paying-professors-inside-googles-academic-influence-campaign.html

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Elon Musk is trying to help Australia with its big energy crisis

Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on their promise to help Australia with its energy crisis, installing the world’s largest lithium ion battery.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/07/elon-musk-is-trying-to-help-australia-with-its-big-energy-crisis.html

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Study shows taking photos improves visual memory, reduces auditory recall

Does taking photos help memories, or hurt them? A new study suggests photographers can better recall visual data, but not auditory. The study is the first to look into which areas of memory are impacted by taking photos.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/28/study-shows-taking-photos-improves-visual-memory-reduces-auditory-recall.html

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The [xxx] Economy


While sitting in the audience at Zuora’s recent Subscribed event, I couldn’t help contemplate the meaning and progress of what was once a set of words that didn’t roll off the tongue. I am talking about the “subscription economy” — and it’s really something. The data coming in from a variety of sources shows how rapidly subscriptions have become a big part of our lives, and why not? As I am fond of saying, subscriptions have become the way to commoditize technology and other things so that they can spread to the largest markets possible.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84587.html?rss=1

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Nasa Solar Probe Plus mission will help predict solar storms

NASA will send a probe to “touch the sun” to help prepare for a “huge solar event” that could wreak havoc on Earth.The space agency today announced the “extraordinary and historic mission exploring arguably the last and most important region of the solar system.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/31/nasa-solar-probe-plus-mission-will-help-predict-solar-storms.html

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Researchers create high-speed internet lane for when disaster strikes

Researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology have developed a new internet protocol to help emergency responders communicate without disruption when it’s most vital to do so.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/25/researchers-create-high-speed-internet-lane-for-when-disaster-strikes.html

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Implantable computer chips being developed for brain injuries

British chip design firm ARM Holdings said it is coordinating with U.S. researchers to help develop computer chips that can be implanted in a person’s brain, aiding with brain and spinal injuries.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/16/implantable-computer-chips-being-developed-for-brain-injuries.html

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