If You Won’t Wear a Mask to Stop Coronavirus, How About Surveillance?

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Facial recognition technology raises ethical dilemmas and privacy concerns. Is it okay that our phones, computers, and social media apps not only recognize us, but also collect and store data about our faces? These concerns grow as the tech becomes more accurate, and more government agencies, private businesses, and

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Free Up Space in Your Google Account So You Can Back Up Your Phone

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Big changes are coming to the Google One cloud storage service, including an all-new iOS app, free phone data backups, and a new data management tool on both iOS and Android. Google already offered a paid, automatic phone backup service for Google users, but the feature will now be free for everyone (as long as you

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This app uses AI to make your selfies look fabulously ridiculous

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Artificial intelligence has emerged in the past decade as a bedrock technology. We use it for important endeavors such as brain surgery, financial forecasting, and… making AI journalists chuckle over silly selfies. You may have heard of Photo Lab. It’s available on Android and iOS and it’s been installed more than 100 million times. It recently saw a surge in installs after India banned apps from China, including several popular photo editors. [Read: India is reportedly looking to ban 275 more Chinese apps — including PUBG] What it does is simple: it uses AI to apply special filters and effects to…

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Jon Cryer and Ben Stiller Auditioned for a Very Different Back to the Future

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Though the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future was earlier this month, the celebration continues into the fall. That’s when a brand new anniversary Blu-ray set is be released and news of it helped opened a door to a very appropriate alternate timeline.

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The Full Nerd special episode: Sapphire’s Ed Crisler talks GPU development, PC gaming, and nostalgia

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I Guess a Joystick For Your Tongue Is Better Than Licking a Keyboard

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As the world inevitably moves towards devices like smart glasses and screens that follow us everywhere, we’re going to need hands free ways to interact with our apps. Dorothee Clasen wonders if our tongues could potentially replace our fingers using a joystick worn inside the mouth.

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