Snapchat is a popular source for news among college students

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Snapchat is a popular source for news among college students Thomas Trutschel via Getty Images A number of studies have shown that people turn to social media for news, and of all of the social networks out there, Facebook consistently leads the…

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Sony’s HX99 camera packs 28X zoom into an ultra-compact body

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Sony’s HX99 camera packs 28X zoom into an ultra-compact body Sony How do you make a point-and-shoot camera appealing when the smartphone in your pocket can already take great photos? By stuffing a ton of features into a design that’s almost as…

Sony tries using blockchain tech for next-gen DRM

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Sony tries using blockchain tech for next-gen DRM PhonlamaiPhoto via Getty Images Sony announced today that it’s jumping on the blockchain bandwagon for digital rights management (DRM), starting with written educational materials under the Sony Global Education arm of the business. This…

Americans fear they can’t identify social media bots

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Americans fear they can’t identify social media bots A new poll from the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that studies trends, found that many Americans fear they cannot discern a bot from an actual person on social media. This study…

Fidelity launches cryptocurrency trading platform

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Fidelity launches cryptocurrency trading platform Fidelity Investments announced Monday it had launched a new company that will offer digital-currency services to its customers. The company, Fidelity Digital Asset Services LLC, will allow both trading and custody services to hedge funds, family offices…

Just tell Google Assistant to play Netflix on Android TVs

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Just tell Google Assistant to play Netflix on Android TVs Ethan Miller via Getty Images Until now, casting video to an Android TV through a Google Assistant-enabled device such as a Google Home or the new JBL soundbar has been a fairly…

What’s on TV: ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Making a Murderer’ and ‘Ant-Man’

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What’s on TV: ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Making a Murderer’ and ‘Ant-Man’ We just found out that Iron Fist won’t be back for another round, but it’s already time for season three of Daredevil on Netflix this week. Other streaming highlights include a second season…

Winamp plans a streaming-friendly revival in 2019

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Winamp plans a streaming-friendly revival in 2019 gmutlu via Getty Images Winamp, a relic from the Wild West days of digital music, not only still exists but has a major update on the way for next year. Parent company Radionomy is planning…

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies from cancer at 65

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies from cancer at 65 AP Photo/Rick Bowmer It’s a sad day for the technology world, as Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at the age of 65 due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The tech pioneer had…

Microsoft adds dictation to Office web apps to help with dyslexia

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Microsoft adds dictation to Office web apps to help with dyslexia Jon Fingas/Engadget Microsoft has made voice dictation available for desktop Office users for months. Now, though, it’s making the feature available to web users in the name of aiding those with…

The Apple Watch is being used to study joint replacement patients

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The Apple Watch is being used to study joint replacement patients Bloomberg via Getty Images As part of its latest healthcare-focused venture, Apple has teamed up with Zimmer Biomet on an app designed for knee and hip replacement patients. The app, called…

Why tropical forests are so ecologically diverse: The population of a tropical tree increases mostly in places where it is rare

Why tropical forests are so ecologically diverse: The population of a tropical tree increases mostly in places where it is rare

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Why tropical forests are so ecologically diverse: The population of a tropical tree increases mostly in places where it is rare Working with high-resolution satellite imaging technology, researchers from Brown University and the University of California, Los Angeles have uncovered new clues…

Facebook is banning misinformation about voting ahead of the midterms

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Facebook is banning misinformation about voting ahead of the midterms PA Wire/PA Images Partisan fraudsters may have a tougher time disseminating misinformation to voters over the next 22 days, as Facebook has vowed to crack down the spread of such “fake news”…

Eating with your eyes: Virtual reality can alter taste

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Eating with your eyes: Virtual reality can alter taste Humans not only relish the sweet, savory and saltiness of foods, but they are influenced by the environment in which they eat. Cornell University food scientists used virtual reality to show how people’s…

Best use of wildflowers to benefit crops on farms

Best use of wildflowers to benefit crops on farms

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Best use of wildflowers to benefit crops on farms With bee pollinators in decline and pesky crop pests lowering yields, sustainable and organic farmers need environmentally friendly solutions. One strategy is to border crops with wildflower plantings to attract pollinators and pest…