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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Youtube, Facebook, and Google Can’t Expect Wikipedia to Cure the Internet

YouTube and other tech giants have repeatedly turned to Wikipedia to help solve some of their biggest problems—often without giving back.

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Is AR’s Future in Smart Glasses, or Just Your Phone?

This week, we discuss augmented reality and the hype around smart glasses.

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Tech Companies Try to Retrain the Workers They’re Displacing

Automation will change or eliminate millions of today’s jobs. Can training workers for entry-level tech jobs now ease the transition?

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Facebook Lite for Android: A Hands-On Look

Facebook Lite, a trimmer version of the mothership app, rolls out to the US, UK, Canada, and more on Friday.

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The Best Amazon Echo Speaker (2018)

Amazon has a lot of Alexa-enabled Echo speakers, and these are the ones you should consider.

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Susan Wojcicki on YouTube’s Fight Against Misinformation

In an interview, YouTube’s CEO discusses using Wikipedia to combat conspiracy theories, identifying “authoritative” sources and whether its algorithms promote extremes.

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Allbirds Tree Skippers and Tree Runners: Price, Details, Release Date

The footwear maker famous for its wool has developed a new textile from eucalyptus.

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It’s Time for Facebook to Share More Data with Researchers

Opinion: If Mark Zuckerberg wants to make the social network good for people’s well-being, he needs to let academics study its users’ behavior.

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Why Do Augmented-Reality Glasses Look So Bad?

It’s tough to pack in all the necessary tech and still make something people want to wear.

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Fundbox Wants to Be PayPal for Small Businesses

Small-business lender Fundbox is introducing a payment service that acts like a credit card.

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