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Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That.

Then came 2017. The concerns over social-media-born misinformation and propaganda during last year’s presidential race were one flavor of this worry. Another is what Facebook might be doing to our psychology and social relationships — whether it has addicted us to “short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops” that “are destroying how society works,” to quote Chamath Palihapitiya, one of several former Facebook executives who have expressed some version of this concern over the last few months. Mr. Palihapitiya, who is now a…

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Star Wars gift guide: Top picks for fans who are tech geeks

Star Wars gift guide: Top picks for fans who are tech geeks | PCWorld From droids and drones to LEGOs and ugly sweaters, we have Star Wars gifts any techie would love. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Our Star Wars gift guide offers Sphero R2-D2, LEGO Snowspeeder, Nividia Titan Xp Special Edition, a Darth Vader ugly sweater, and more. R2-D2 in many forms Star Wars Gift Guide “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad…

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FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules Video

Transcript for FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules Now to that major net neutrality decision that could affect anyone using the internet. The FCC voting to overturn the rules at a dramatic hearing so what does it mean for you? Our chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, please break it down for us. This is a really important one, good morning, robin. The fundamental idea behind that neutrality is that no matter what website you’re looking at, your internet speed…

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Highways England plans for 5G, smart vehicles, drones

A report from Highways England has outlined how technology will be brought to bear on England’s strategic road network (SRN), with smart vehicles generating data on road conditions to improve maintenance, while drones patrol the skies to watch out for incidents. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi earns $45 million in preview screenings

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters nationwide today but as diehard fans of the franchise can attest to, there were plenty of ways to see the film early. The flick had its world premiere at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood last weekend and several theaters hosted preview screenings overnight. Sales from those early screenings are already looking quite impressive. According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, The Last Jedi brought in an estimated $45 million from Thursday evening previews.…

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An All Electric Guitar Orchestra Performs The Imperial March

Have you heard — there’s a new Star Wars movie out. And to celebrate that, this is a one-man all-guitar orchestra performing the Imperial March (complete with super sick CG special effects). The performance contains “70 guitar tracks. 28 orchestra parts. 11 guitars. 13 shirts.” You sure that’s enough shirts? I mean there must be thousands of different Star Wars shirts, and you only went with 13? “Guitars cost money.” And so does health insurance, but you don’t see me…

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Here’s what comes next on net neutrality

The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality, or the idea that Internet service providers can’t block or favor websites. See what this means for you. (Jhaan Elker,Brian Fung/The Washington Post) The Federal Communications Commission’s vote on Thursday to repeal its net neutrality rules marked the end of a brief experiment by the network regulator to rein in the tremendous power of Internet providers by treating them like the highly-regulated telecoms. Now, providers will be allowed to speed up some websites — and block or slow…

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More than 1m ‘forgotten homes’ in UK do not get fast enough broadband | Technology

More than 1m “forgotten homes” across the UK are unable to get sufficiently fast broadband to meet a typical family’s needs, from watching Netflix to browsing YouTube. Ofcom, the communications regulator, said 4% of UK homes and offices, about 1.1m properties, could not access broadband speeds of at least 10Mbps. This is the minimum speed deemed necessary to cope with modern internet requirements, from downloading a film on Sky to streaming music and watching services such as Amazon and Netflix.…

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BAE’s MAGMA Stealth Drone Uses ‘Blown Air’ Instead Of Moving Parts To Fly Around

No one’s invented cloaking devices yet, so aerospace companies have to use more conventional technologies to make stealthier jets and drones. Or, you know, you could remove some technology, like BAE has with its MAGMA drone, which uses blasts of air instead of traditional flight machinery to manoeuvre. A joint venture with The University of Manchester, the MAGMA drone utilises a “unique blown-air system” to get around. Right now, it consists of two major elements: Wing Circulation Control and Fluidic…

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Google Maps now has public transit directions and notifications

A small but useful update has been released for Google Maps, one that will be especially useful for those who rely on the app for directions via public transportation. The app now has a step-by-step navigation option when traveling on the train, subway, and bus, as well as notifications when the desired stop is approaching. The new features are now live on both the Android and iOS apps. This new addition offers a stickied notification that will progress through the…

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