Google AI tool will no longer use gendered labels like ‘woman’ or ‘man’ in photos of people

An artificial intelligence tool Google provides to developers won’t add gender labels to images anymore, saying a person’s gender can’t be determined just by how they look in a photo, Business Insider reports.

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‘Westworld’ season 3 trailer sets the stage for an AI battle

HBO has released a new trailer for the upcoming third season of Westworld. It shows Dolores, Maeve and Westworld’s other characters leave the confines of the park that defined so much of show’s past two seasons.

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Google bans hundreds of Android apps from the Play Store for obnoxious ads

Google has removed almost 600 “disruptive” Android apps from the Play Store and banned their developers in its latest effort to rein in mobile ad fraud, the company announced on Thursday.

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Russia is meddling in 2020 campaign to help Trump, intelligence officials say

Russia is already interfering in the 2020 campaign to help President Donald Trump toward reelection, according to a briefing given to the bipartisan House Intelligence Committee last week.

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CBS confirms it’s working on an expanded streaming service

ViacomCBS’ rumored new streaming service has been confirmed, at least in part, in the company’s most recent financial results. The documents contain a nugget about how the company will launch a new “broad pay ‘House of Brands’ product” as part of its streaming push.

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MGM data breach exposed personal details of 10.6 million hotel guests

If you’ve stayed at an MGM Resorts hotel, you may be among victims of the latest massive data breach. The personal details of more than 10.6 million hotel guests were recently posted on a hacking forum, and ZDNet has confirmed the data’s authenticity.

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How photoshop became a verb

If you need to alter a photo, there’s a good chance you’ll photoshop it. But even though people have been photoshopping images for 30 years as of today, it wasn’t until the last decade that it became widely accepted that you can use “photoshop” as a verb.

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Julian Assange’s lawyers say Trump offered pardon in exchange for concealing source of DNC leaks

Julian Assange’s legal team is preparing to testify that the WikiLeaks founder was offered a pardon by President Trump in exchange for covering up the source of the DNC leaks, as first reported by The Daily Beast.

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Foldable phones can’t catch a break, mainly because they keep breaking

Soon, I swear to you, we will stop talking about folding phones so much in this space. We’re just about finished, as I’ll be working with our video team for the review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip today — expect it later this week.

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Google makes its Titan security keys available across Europe

Google’s Titan security keys are now available in more regions. The company started selling them in the US a month after they were launched, and while it eventually rolled them out to more countries, their availability remained limited.

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In honor of Photoshop’s 30th birthday, watch this video of Photoshop version 1

Adobe Photoshop turns 30 today, and to look back on how far the photo-editing software has come, check out what version 1.0 of Photoshop looked like on a 1-bit 1986 Macintosh Plus computer with 8MHz CPU and 4MB RAM.

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The march toward the $2000 smartphone isn’t sustainablePhones have always been expensive, but this trend is getting out of hand

Whether it folds or it’s just the size of a microhome, high-end smartphones are hitting an all-time high many of us aren’t exactly loving: price. Now, this isn’t a post about singling out Samsung in particular—they’re merely on the cutting edge of what is a larger and growing trend.

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Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to combat climate change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced today he plans to contribute $10 billion toward fighting climate change through the creation of a new philanthropic project called the Bezos Earth Fund. “Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet,” Bezos wrote in an Instagram post.

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Elton John needs to be helped off stage in New Zealand due to pneumonia

Elton John needed to be helped off stage in New Zealand on Sunday after cutting a concert short because he was suffering from pneumonia. The singer had performed 15 of the 25 songs on this setlist, according to CBS News.

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Adam Savage turned Spot the robodog into a creepy rickshaw driver

Boston Dynamics has long touted robotic dog Spot’s ability to help out in disaster situations and to take on jobs too hazardous for humans, but what practical applications does it have for the average Joe? Beyond scuttling around your house like a Lovecraftian nightmare, that is.

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