Trump moves to kill California’s clean car standards

President Trump announced Wednesday that his administration will try to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards. The news comes just a few weeks after four automakers (Volkswagen, Ford, BMW, and Honda) announced a deal with California that would see them make their new car fleets cleaner …

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NBCUniversal’s new streaming service could spell trouble for Hulu

On Tuesday, NBCUniversal announced a name and initial launch plans for its streaming service, Peacock. Preparing to launch with a couple of exclusive titles, including The Office and Parks and Recreation, Peacock is the latest entry in the streaming wars between some of the biggest names in entertainment, including WarnerMedia, …

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Apple is trying to trademark ‘Slofie’

It seemed like “slofies” could have been a one-off joke when Apple mentioned them during its iPhone event last week, but the company is clearly pleased with the made-up term. On Friday, Apple applied for a US trademark on “Slofie,” potentially giving the company control over the word’s usage. Slofies …

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YouTube introduces a massive ad box to its TV app

The homepage on YouTube’s TV app is about to feature a major disruption that will be familiar to people who use the main site: a giant advertisement at the top of the page. The large ad is referred to as the YouTube Masthead, and it’s considered a prime advertisement slot. …

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AI can’t protect us from deepfakes, argues new report

A new report from Data and Society raises doubts about automated solutions to deceptively altered videos, including machine learning-altered videos called deepfakes. Authors Britt Paris and Joan Donovan argue that deepfakes, while new, are part of a long history of media manipulation — one that requires both a social and …

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