Google to stop penalizing paywalled news in search results

Google is relaxing its rules on subscription news stories in a bid to thaw increasingly frosty relationships with prominent media giants. Previously, under Google's "first click free" policy, publishers such as The Financial Times and The Wall Street…
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Original Post: Google to stop penalizing paywalled news in search results

Greece wants to force Uber into hiring full-time taxi drivers

Greece, a country with a lot of debt and an angry taxi lobby, is the latest to ponder anti-ride-sharing legislation. The country reportedly plans to force ride-sharing firms like Uber and Taxibeat to ink three-year contracts with licensed drivers, ef…
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Original Post: Greece wants to force Uber into hiring full-time taxi drivers

Facebook hands over Russia-linked ads to Congress

Facebook is handing over evidence of 3,000 Russia-linked advertisements to congressional investigators today, following weeks of pressure from Congress to reveal details about its advertising system. The ads in question — which ran between June 2015…
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Original Post: Facebook hands over Russia-linked ads to Congress

Sony’s updated PlayStation VR won’t block HDR

It's been almost a year since Sony formally entered the virtual reality arena with the launch of the PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset. In that time, the unit has remained unchanged, but its pricing has slipped slightly, allowing gamers to enjoy popular…
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Original Post: Sony’s updated PlayStation VR won’t block HDR

Google Photos eases video sharing on slow connections

With Google pre-loading Google Photos on a range ofAndroid devices, it's no wonder the app has racked up 500 million users. The search giant is already capitalizing on its success using AI-assisted tools that pester you to share more visuals. Now, it…
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Original Post: Google Photos eases video sharing on slow connections

World View successfully launches near-space balloon from its new HQ

World View's dreams of replacing satellites with edge-of-space balloons have been long in the making, and not without some hiccups: its initial flight, which included KFC chicken in a publicity stunt,ended prematurely thanks to a leak. Things are go…
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Original Post: World View successfully launches near-space balloon from its new HQ

Rosetta probe's last surprise: a photo of its landing site

Since it's been a year since Rosetta landed on the comet it orbited for a couple of years, you'd think the ESA had already decoded everything the vessel sent back before its demise. Apparently, the probe has one last surprise for all of us: a close-u…
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Original Post: Rosetta probe's last surprise: a photo of its landing site

Smart tattoos turn your skin into a health tracker

There's a common problem with health-tracking devices like smartwatches: they're not really attached to you, which leaves you relying on a short-lived battery and a wireless connection. Even a self-powered patch has its limits. That's where Harvard…
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Original Post: Smart tattoos turn your skin into a health tracker

Apple releases kernel source code tuned for mobile chips

Ever since the first version of OS X, Apple has regularly released the kernel source code for Macs. In theory, you could learn from it or even build your own projects from it. For iOS, though? Not so simple. Even if you had source code, it wouldn't m…
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Original Post: Apple releases kernel source code tuned for mobile chips