Sun.Sep 20, 2020

Mini-Doc Debuts Of Brooklyn Juneteenth March Captured In 360 Degrees

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The revolution will be documented… in 360. June 19th (a significant holiday in the United States denoting the end of slavery) this year was both a moment to pause and to celebrate, as well as strike up protests and marches across the country in demand of a better world.

The 5 Most Interesting Things Mark Zuckerberg Told Marques Brownlee

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Off the back of Facebook Connect this week, YouTuber Marques Brownlee released an insightful conversation with Mark Zuckerberg talking about the long-term future of AR and VR technology, and Facebook’s goals for how to get there.

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Twitter's Scrambling to Figure Out Why Its Photo Preview Algorithm Seems Racist

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The neural network Twitter uses to generate photo previews is a mysterious beast.

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Editorial: Oculus Quest 2 Is Putting The Rift S Out Of Its Misery

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It’s no coincidence that Facebook is killing the Oculus Rift S VR headset on the same day it’s announcing the Oculus Quest 2 at Facebook Connect.

Amazon's Fall Hardware Debut Is Set for Sept. 24

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September has been chock-full of tech launches and announcements so far (mostly virtual, naturally, since these are still covid times, after all). But the month’s not over yet: Amazon has revealed that it’s debuting its fall product line on Thursday, Sept. Read more.

Google brings back humans to take over moderating YouTube content from A.I.

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More human moderators are going back to work to oversee YouTube content, taking over from automated systems that admittedly took down some videos erroneously. News Social Media breaking twitter content moderators Google YouTube

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How big data forced the hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence to evolve

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How the age of big data is changing the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Features big data citizen science seti space

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Archer Returns to Ruining Spy Missions in This New Episode Promo

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I’m glad Archer is back. Like, real Archer , without weird fantasy coma worlds or film noir or whatever. Just spy hijinks, dysfunctional characters, and the slow, painful possibility of growth. Read more. archer fx h jon benjamin

Walmart will no longer accept in-store pre-orders for PlayStation 5

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Walmart will no longer accept in-store pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 on September 22, as the retailer wants to keep customers safe and socially distanced. Gaming News breaking twitter PlayStation 5 Walmart

Janina Gavankar to Write and Star in Mythological Monster Movie

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If you know Janina Gavankar, chances are, it’s from her turn on True Blood or as the protagonist in the singleplayer campaign of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 , where she played the (fantastic) Iden Versio. Now the actress and writer is getting to work on a rad monster movie based on Hindu mythology.

Judge rules that U.S. government can’t force WeChat off app stores

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TikTok is not the only Chinese app to have been saved from a ban at the last minute this weekend: WeChat won't be banned from app stores tomorrow either. News Social Media ban breaking twitter lawsuit WeChat

Celebrate a Late Batman Day With This Stunning Illustration by Bill Sienkiewicz

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Yesterday was the day commonly celebrated by nerds everywhere (yes, that includes us) as Batman Day. If you didn’t spend any time brooding over the Dark Knight yesterday, today we’ve got just the thing. Read more.

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How to use iPadOS 14’s Scribble feature

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iPadOS 14 has landed, and one of the new features that's caught our eye is Scribble. Here's how to write in any text box on your iPad using an Apple Pencil. Apple How-To Mobile Apple September 2020 iPad iPadOS 14 Scribble

Ramy Youssef's Emmy loss tweet deserves its own award

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The 2020 Emmy Awards are all virtual for safety reasons, but that didn't stop the Television Academy from sending interns to nominees' homes to deliver them a winning statuette at a moment's notice. That's a cute idea in theory, but what about the nominees who don't win?

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How to use iOS 14’s App Library

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The App Library is one of iOS 14's most useful new features, letting you hide away apps you don't use very often. Here's how to use and make the most of it. Apple How-To Mobile App Library Apple iOS 14 iOS iOS 14

Jennifer Aniston's Emmys party was a surprise mini 'Friends' reunion

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They might not be in a magical rent-controlled apartment any more, and the HBO Max reunion might be on hold thanks to the pandeimc — but the lady Friends are all still up for the odd shenanigan.

Infrared imaging reveals fresh ice on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

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A new map of Enceladus using both visible light and infrared shows regions of geological activity which have deposited fresh ice onto the moon's surface. News breaking twitter Enceladus NASA Saturn space

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Here are all the Emmys 2020 winners

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The 2020 Emmy Awards proceeded as planned on Sunday — all virtual, but still celebrating the best in a fine year of television (an otherwise un-fine year in every other respect).

Sunday's Best Deals: Kodak Pocket Projector, 2K HD Rotating Webcam, Digital Air Fryer, Maono Cardioid Condenser Microphone, Smart Home Plugs, Etude House Tint, and More

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A 2K HD rotating webcam , a Kodak pocket-sized projector , a 2-pack of smart plugs , a digital air fryer , Etude House water tints , sets of Huckberry Onsen Bath Towels , and a Maono cardioid condenser microphone lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more. deals kinja deals

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Famed NYC clock is now counting down to Earth's climate change 'deadline'

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Anyone who has walked through New York City's Union Square and managed to look up has seen it: A large, multi-numeral digital clock embedded on the side of a sky scraper. The public art project known as Metronome typically counts the hours, minutes, and seconds to and from midnight.

Snipers intentionally overpowered in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha test

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Treyarch intentionally made sniper rifles overpowered in the alpha test of Call of Duty: Blacks Ops Cold War. The weapons will be nerfed for the game's beta. Gaming News breaking twitter call of duty black ops cold war Treyarch

How smartwatches could go from luxury accessory to ubiquitous necessity

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Mashable's series Tech in 2025 explores how the challenges of today will dramatically change the near future. Over the past five years, smartwatches have gone from a futuristic novelty to a flashy product on the roster of nearly every major phone maker as well as other tech and fashion companies.

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Up Your Zoom Game With This Highly-Rated 2K Rotating Webcam For Only $20 With Promo Code

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DYY 1440P HD Webcam | $20 | Amazon | Promo Code 50WDW2CV Read more. deals kinja deals amazon deals

The best moments of the 2020 'Pandemmys'

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The virtual 2020 Emmys, or "Pandemmys" as we may or may not call them, took place Sunday night and proceeded with surprisingly few technical glitches and some generally pleasant surprises.

Skullcandy Sesh Evo review: No more lost true wireless earbuds

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Sometimes all it takes is one feature to for an average set of true wireless earbuds stand out from the crowd. Home Theater Skullcandy Skullcandy Sesh Evo Tile tracking true wireless earbuds

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YouTube puts human content moderators back to work

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The humans are tagging in. YouTube is re-assigning the work of content moderation to more actual humans, Neal Mohan, YouTube’s chief product officer, told the Financial Times. At the start of the pandemic, YouTube had to reduce the staff and workload of in-office human moderators.

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Propane Tank Safety

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Gas is a necessary resource we use everyday however without proper understanding or education, those everyday uses can lead to high risk scenarios. EON XR features an immersive safety lesson centered on the function and construction of a propane gas tank.

Twitter to investigate apparent racial bias in photo previews

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The first look a Twitter user gets at a tweet might be an unintentionally racially biased one. Twitter said Sunday that it would investigate whether the neural network that selects which part of an image to show in a photo preview favors showing the faces of white people over Black people.

How Pressure Affects Gas

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Engage in VR learning through EON XR to better understand how pressure affects gas. This application allows users to experience a science lesson through virtual and augmented reality. The lesson demonstrates the various ways pressure affects gas and how this science is used to manipulate gas.

First 'WandaVision' trailer is a strange trip through television history

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The first official trailer for Disney+'s WandaVision arrived at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, and it clarified absolutely nothing about the intriguing new show.

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Here’s how much you save by signing up for Apple One

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Apple One is arriving to bundle multiple Apple services like Apple Music, Arcade, and TV+ as one. Yes, you can save money doing that -- here's exactly how much!

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