Technology Enables ‘Fake News.’ Can It Help Stop It, Too?

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The stories that capture most people’s attention tend to contain headlines that aim for an emotional reaction, entertain, or stoke enough curiosity to click. Can AI help weed out the fake news from the real news?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254286-technology-enables-fake-news-can-help-stop?source=Computing

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Trailer or tiny home? The Tiny Drop is the best of both for off-the-grid living

Essentially a modified camping trailer, Tend Building’s Tiny Drop home on wheels is a sustainable off-grid house that excels at getting the absolute most out of its diminutive 150 square feet of living space.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/05/trailer-or-tiny-home-tiny-drop-is-best-both-for-off-grid-living.html

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Microsoft announces Sharks Cove mini PC, a powerful, expensive rival to Raspberry Pi

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Though it takes Microsoft a while to jump in on an emerging trend, the company does tend to throw its hat into the ring eventually. Despite releasing satisfactory hardware, the company was late to both the modern-day smartphone and tablet scene, hindering its success. This time around — likely thanks to the success of the Raspberry Pi — Microsoft is targeting the mini PC market with the announcement of Sharks Cove.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/187149-microsoft-announces-sharks-cove-mini-pc-a-powerful-expensive-rival-to-raspberry-pi

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Grado headphones best Beats and Bose

Grado headphones don’t tend to garner headlines like flashier competitors such as Beats and Bose, but the company has been making consistently great-sounding headphones for decades out of the sam…

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CES 2014: The Under-A-Pound Gaming PC

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Enthusiast gaming PCs tend to be big. In some cases, they’re very, very big. But the Spark, from boutique system builder Maingear, bucks the trend by going small—and by desktop standards, this thing is tiny.

The aggressively styled red-and-black Spark measures just 4.5 x 4.2 x 2.3 inches, so it won’t take up too much room on your entertainment stand. And it weighs in at just 0.98 pounds, according to Maingear. Its tiny size is due to its mostly laptop-class internals. But with a quad-core AMD A8 processor that tops out at 3.1GHz, brand-new AMD R9 M275X graphics, and up to 16GB of RAM, it should have enough power to make modern games look pretty good on your HDTV. There’s also room inside for two drives: an SSD to run games from for fast load times, and a hard drive to store media files. Four USB 3.0 ports let you add extra storage or other devices.

The Spark will be offered running Valve’s Linux-based game-centric SteamOS. But if you’re more of a traditionalist, Maingear will sell you one with Windows (7 or 8) installed as well. Maingear isn’t offering a price just yet, but we’re sure that will slip out once we get closer to when it’s expected to go on sale. The company says that should be sometime in late February or March. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/ces-2014-under-pound-gaming-pc

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