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How Apple's iPhoneX Changed Smartphone Design in 2018

It’s been nearly a year since Apple announced the iPhone X, which means it’s almost time for another Apple hardware launch event. (It also means the iPhone rumor mill is churning at full speed.) But rather than speculate on what’s to come, we thought we’d take a look back at …

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A Bot Panic Hits Amazon Mechanical Turk

For the past week, psychologists all over America have been freaking out. The cause of their agita was an observation by a psychology graduate student from the University of Minnesota named Max Hui Bai. Like many researchers, Bai uses Amazon’s Mechanical Turk platform, where individuals sign up to complete simple …

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Will Elon Musk Really Take Tesla Private?

It all started a week ago, when Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted, “Am considering taking Tesla private at 420. Funding secured.” But did it *really* all start a week ago? Or were Musk’s increasingly controversial tweets all leading to some kind of inevitable crescendo, one that has resulted in subpoenas …

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Taking Away John Brennan's Clearance Threatens National Security

In a move that has shocked career national security officials, President Trump stripped former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance this week, and announced he was considering doing so for a host of others. The move so enraged retired Navy Admiral William McRaven—the man who oversaw the killing …

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Netflix is testing video promos that play in between episodes

Netflix’s latest test feature is a video promo that plays in between episodes of a series you’re watching. The test is only appearing for select users globally and it’s a full-screen video of content Netflix’s algorithms are recommending to a viewer, as spotted by TechCrunch. Users who have spotted the …

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Valve unveils its Twitch competitor Steam TV

Valve has created its own Twitch competitor, and it’s launching it today just in time for The International tournament. Steam.tv is Valve’s new streaming site, and it’s currently dedicated to the company’s Dota 2 game. Valve’s launch of Steam TV comes just as The International, an annual Dota 2 e-sports …

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