Amazon accused of fighting efforts to track COVID-19 in Wisconsin facilities

Amazon accused of fighting efforts to track COVID-19 in Wisconsin facilities
Amazon may be improving safety measures in warehouses to protect against COVID-19, but it’s also accused of being less than forthcoming with vital data.
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Google is working on end-to-end encryption for RCS texts in Messages

Google is working on end-to-end encryption for RCS texts in Messages
RCS is supposed to be the spiritual successor to classic SMS and MMS texting, but the lack of built-in encryption puts a damper on that — someone could theoretically snoop on your messages where they can’t with services like iMessage. You might get your privacy after all, though.
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Tesla’s Cybertruck won’t get smaller any time soon

Tesla’s Cybertruck won’t get smaller any time soon
Is Tesla’s Cybertruck too enormous for your garage? Unfortunately, you’ll have to shop for something else. Elon Musk has revealed that the electric pickup will stay “pretty much” the size of the prototype despite previous claims the production model would get smaller.
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‘Iron Man VR’ gameplay demo arrives to satisfy your inner Tony Stark

‘Iron Man VR’ gameplay demo arrives to satisfy your inner Tony Stark
It’s not just the game itself that’s launching on July 3rd. There’s also a PlayStation VR bundle coming out that day, which comes with the Iron Man VR Blu-ray disc, a PlayStation VR headset, a PlayStation Camera and two PlayStation Move motion controllers.
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Messages on the Mac may finally catch up to its iOS counterpart

Messages on the Mac may finally catch up to its iOS counterpart
The Messages app on the Mac has lagged behind its iOS equivalent for a long time — it’s good for answering text messages without reaching for your iPhone, but many of the features and effects are missing. It might catch up this year, though.
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President Trump is reportedly considering creating a panel to examine bias online

President Trump is reportedly considering creating a panel to examine bias online
President Trump wants to create a panel that would look into complaints of bias against conservatives on social media and other online platforms, The Wall Street Journal reported. What authority the panel would have, and under what department it would be based were not clear.
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President Trump is reportedly considering creating a panel to examine bias online

President Trump is reportedly considering creating a panel to examine bias online
President Trump wants to create a panel that would look into complaints of bias against conservatives on social media and other online platforms, The Wall Street Journal reported. What authority the panel would have, and under what department it would be based were not clear.
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Hitting the Books: Do we really want our robots to have consciousness?

Hitting the Books: Do we really want our robots to have consciousness?
Hitting the Books: Do we really want our robots to have consciousness? From Star Trek’s Data and 2001’s HAL to Columbus Day’s Skippy the Magnificent, pop culture is chock full of fully conscious AI who, in many cases, are more human than the humans they serve alongside.
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Hitting the Books: Do we really want our robots to have consciousness?

Hitting the Books: Do we really want our robots to have consciousness?
Hitting the Books: Do we really want our robots to have consciousness? From Star Trek’s Data and 2001’s HAL to Columbus Day’s Skippy the Magnificent, pop culture is chock full of fully conscious AI who, in many cases, are more human than the humans they serve alongside.
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