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How One Pro-Trump Site Keeps A Debunked Conspiracy Theory Alive

In July, a few days before the WikiLeaks release of thousands of DNC emails, staffer Seth Rich was killed in what police says was an attempted robbery. Far-right conspiracy theorists have claimed Rich was the leaker, and his killing was ordered by the Clintons in retaliation.For the last week, the story has dominated far-right media — even as it’s dismissed, ...

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There's Now A New Kind Of Snapchat Story

Like with regular Stories, videos and photos in a custom Story will display for 24 hours, and a custom Story will stay active until no one has contributed to it for 24 hours. You can be a contributor to an unlimited number of custom Stories simultaneously, but you can only have three that you’ve created running at any one time. ...

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The New Surface Pro Is Just A Little Better Than Last Year's

Today, at a special event in Shanghai, Microsoft took the wraps off its new, fifth-generation laptop-tablet hybrid, called just “Surface Pro,” dropping the number in previous models (eg. Surface Pro 4) because, well, they can.For those with last year’s Surface Pro, there isn’t that much to upgrade to. The new device looks nearly identical to the previous model (save for ...

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Instagram Is Introducing Algorithmically Curated Stories

Instagram is at it again, reaching into Snapchat’s bag of features and pulling out yet another for use in its own product.Today, the Facebook-owned app is introducing Location Stories and Hashtag Stories, its version of the algorithmically curated stories you can find via Snapchat’s search feature. These new features consist of images and videos gathered from public stories, and stitched ...

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More evidence for WannaCry 'link' to North Korean hackers

A hacking group closely tied to North Korea was behind the massive WannaCry attack earlier this month, security company Symantec says. The way the attack was set up made it “highly likely” that the Lazarus group was responsible, it said. Lazarus has been blamed for a 2014 attack on Sony and the theft of $81m (£62m) from Bangladesh’s central bank. ...

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Apple and Nokia to 'co-operate' after settling patent row

0SHARESShare Apple and Nokia have settled a dispute over the use of patented technology in smartphones and agreed to “co-operate”. In December, Nokia sued Apple claiming the company had breached 32 technology patents covering displays, user interfaces and video encoding. The two companies have now signed a deal allowing Apple to use the technology, and Nokia will receive an up-front ...

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Google's AI takes on champion in fresh Go challenge

0SHARESShare Google DeepMind’s AI system, AlphaGo, has won the first of three matches it is playing against the world’s number one Go player, Ke Jie. It follows its historic win against Lee Se-dol last year, described by experts as a breakthrough moment for AI. The AI won by just half a point in its latest match. Ke Jie described the ...

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Don't Believe These Fake News Stories About The Ariana Grande Concert Attack

An attacker killed 22 people and injured dozens more, police say . Many used social media to offer and appeal for help, others used it as an opportunity to troll and put out false information. Reports that a gunman was on the loose at a nearby hospital, that Grande had been injured in the blast and that she had immediately ...

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Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video

Amazon has announced it will offer live television channels via its Prime Video service, for an extra fee. People will be able to subscribe to popular channels such as Discovery and Eurosport individually, without paying for a bundle of channels. Until now, Prime Video has offered only on-demand films and TV shows in the UK. But one analyst said the ...

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Virtual rabbits 'culled' in Second Life

0SHARESShare Thousands of rabbits have been “culled” in the Second Life virtual world. The web server sustaining them has been deactivated after a legal threat from a company claiming to have designed them. Added to Second Life in 2010, Ozimals bunnies were collectible pets that players could breed. Some owners had secured an “everlasting timepiece”, giving their pets eternal life ...

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