You Can Now Tune Your Guitar In Google Search

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You could already use Google’s search engine to play Pac-Man, translate people’s handwriting, and do a barrel roll. Now, it looks like you can use it to tune your instruments, too. Android Police was first to spot the new guitar-tuning functionality built into Google Search, which lets users pull up the tool just by…

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Big Tech Sues Texas Over Its Social Media Law That Seems Obviously Unconstitutional

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Two major technology trade groups repping some of the biggest names in tech—including Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter—are suing the state of Texas over the state’s new law barring their platforms from cracking down on far-right content.

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6 Totally Reasonable Phobias Sparked by Technology

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For all of the cat videos and spicy GIF’s tech actors have brought into the world, there’s no denying that being very online hasn’t been the best thing for anyone’s mental health. We’re anxious and angry from our time spent on social platforms, we’re overwhelmed by our email inboxes, and the depressingly common…

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Twitter Finally Embraces Bots

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After spending the past few years trying to usher out the many, many bots populating its platform, Twitter is finally trying to give some of them a chance. On Thursday, the company announced it would begin testing out labels for some automated accounts—better known as Twitter bots—to let users suss out which ones are…

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All $610 Million Stolen in Historic Crypto Heist Has Been Returned, Poly Network Says

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It looks like the hacker behind Poly Network’s historic heist has had a change of heart. The crypto platform confirmed in a company blog post on Monday that the anonymous hacker (or hackers) who successfully stole roughly $610 million in crypto assets from its platform had finally surrendered the final tranche of…

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How Your Ad Blocker Can Track You Across the Web

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Ah, ad blockers. Even if you aren’t among the growing number of people downloading one of these extensions, chances are you’ve heard people sing their praises for all sorts of reasons. They make the web a less cluttered, less laggy, less invasive place to be. So naturally, the money-hungry tech upstarts have found a…

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Instagram's New Settings Take Aim at Creepy Adults

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As part of a slew of ongoing efforts to make Instagram less of a cesspool of awful content for awful people, the company announced a slew of new changes for accounts belonging to the teen and tweenage set meant to keep them safer on the platform.

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Secret Code Gave Users of Dice App Free Access to Netflix Content

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In spite of Apple’s infamously draconian review process for apps trying to snag one of the coveted slots in its App Store, every once in a while an app finds some sneaky way to slide through. That’s the case for Doxcy, an app that billed itself as a simple dice-rolling game, while secretly giving users free access to…

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The FAA Changed Its Definition of 'Astronaut' on the Same Day Jeff Bezos Went to Space

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Jeff Bezos is a lot of things. A tax-dodging megalomaniac. A Dr. Evil lookalike. A weirdly horny cowboy hat enthusiast. The one thing he isn’t—at least as far as the Federal Aviation Administration is concerned—is an astronaut.

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Error Found in the NFT of Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web Code

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On Wednesday, Tim Berners-Lee sold off a copy of the source code of the world wide web (that he’d written) for a mind-boggling $5.4 million at Sotheby’s. Apparently, though, the lucky anonymous buyer should have gotten a bit of a discount. Not long after the sale, a security researcher uncovered some errors hiding in…

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