Category: Tech

Number of terrorist attacks around the world is down, despite Trump’s fear-mongering

Number of terrorist attacks around the world is down, despite Trump’s fear-mongering

What’s left of the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday the number of terrorist attacks worldwide and deaths from such attacks dropped in 2016 for the second straight year. The global downward trend is attributed to decreases in Afghanistan, Syria, …

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Donald Trump Jr.’s emails just sparked the most frustrating grammar debate

Donald Trump Jr.’s emails just sparked the most frustrating grammar debate

That’s Donald Trump Jr. to you.

When it comes to inspiring controversies this week, Donald Trump Jr. is the gift that keeps on giving. First there were the emails stating that junior would "love" to meet with a Russian government …

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Spotify expands its push into original content with new podcasts

Spotify expands its push into original content with new podcasts

Spotify is expanding its podcast selection today, with the announcement that it’s adding three new original podcast series on its service, with plans for more originals to arrive later this year. The series, which are produced in partnership with other …

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Hobby Lobby was busted over smuggled Iraqi artifacts and Twitter didn’t know what to think

Hobby Lobby was busted over smuggled Iraqi artifacts and Twitter didn’t know what to think

Come for the scented candles and scrapbooks, stay for the smuggled artifacts.

Hobby Lobby, the store that sells picture frames and wicker baskets to your grandmother, was just punished for buying ancient artifacts smuggled out of modern-day Iraq.

Like the …

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A space agency is helping India’s Silicon Valley look for new lakes

A space agency is helping India’s Silicon Valley look for new lakes

Jakkur lake in Bangalore, India.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently set a world record by launching 104 satellites at one go, but their next venture will be discovering new lakes in India’s Silicon Valley, according to reports.

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Gaming smartphones are still a thing in China

Gaming smartphones are still a thing in China

If you’ve been searching for a crossover between a smartphone and a PS Vita, look no further. In China, a company by the name of iReadyGo had been making Android-powered gaming handhelds for years — you may recall its shameless …

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British newspapers blame Facebook and Google for fake news

British newspapers blame Facebook and Google for fake news

A solution to fake news?

UK news publishers think they’ve found a solution for the rise of "fake news": investigate the "duopoly" of Google and Facebook.

The News Media Association (NMA), which represents the UK newspaper industry, called on British …

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Alphabet created a Chrome extension to decode cybersecurity jargon

Alphabet created a Chrome extension to decode cybersecurity jargon

Image: Jigsaw

Google’s parent company is trying to make complex tech jargon easier to understand.

Alphabet’s Jigsaw group launched a new project called Sideways Dictionary, which uses wacky analogies to explain tech and cybersecurity jargon.

Meant to be a "platform …

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Facebook is still struggling to fight hate speech and really wants you to know

Facebook is still struggling to fight hate speech and really wants you to know

All eyes are on Facebook for fighting hate speech

As Facebook works to become more transparent about its strategy to combat hate speech, one of its public policy leaders published a lengthy explainer on the process Tuesday. For all of …

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Snapchat maps can figure out what you’re doing and it’s either cool or creepy

Snapchat maps can figure out what you’re doing and it’s either cool or creepy

Image: rachel thompson /mashable

Snap Maps don’t just tell your friends where you are; they also disclose a few of your activities. And it’s freaking people out big time.

Anyone who’s found themselves lurking on Snap Maps since it launched …

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