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Facebook has removed 7 million posts for coronavirus misinformation

a757cfc0-8b17-11ea-9fc7-806d45708f3aIf it seems like there’s a lot of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic on Facebook, that’s because there is: Between April and June, the social network says it removed 7 million posts for spreading harmful misinformation about COVID-19. It a…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/facebook-coronavirus-misinformation-takedowns-184146592.html
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‘Red Dead Online’ is so broken it’s hilarious

294a3220-dbea-11ea-bbff-c725d2b6add2A recent Red Dead Online update has introduced some bizarre glitches: players not being able fire their guns, horses that run in place, missing characters and objects, a mysterious bald man and more. Fans are sharing their baffling gameplay experienc…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/red-dead-online-update-broken-glitches-155429650.html
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Google turns Android phones into an earthquake detection network

ca9bded0-db54-11ea-b2ff-e7bc45ae3204In a natural disaster like an earthquake, even a few seconds’ heads up could save lives. You could use that time to get you and your loved ones somewhere safe and prevent fatalities and injuries. Google is rolling out a feature today that not only gi…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/google-android-detect-earthquake-130041374.html
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YouTube Music makes collaborative playlists available to everyone

564e0d90-dbb9-11ea-bddb-dfdf3961b974Google has been working to give YouTube Music a more robust set of features now that it’s only a few months away from shutting down the Play Music app. Back in March, 9to5Google spotted collaborative playlists in a YouTube Music APK. Now, the feature…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/youtube-music-collaborative-playlists-132525886.html
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Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot August 18th

f8aa32e0-d956-11ea-befe-b046ce451f8eDue to the coronavirus pandemic, DARPA will no longer hold an in-person event for its third and final AlphaDogfight Trial that’s scheduled to take place from August 18th to the 20th. It’ll be held virtually instead, and both participants and viewers…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/darpa-alphadogfight-championship-043711508.html
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Cars are coming to ‘Fortnite’

bef32f20-d708-11ea-b7fe-eab6cb3945dcAt long last, Epic Games is adding regular old cars to Fortnite. The aptly-named Joy Ride Update will introduce four vehicles — the Islander Prevalent sedan, Victory Motors Whiplash sports car, OG Bear pickup truck and Titano Mudflap six-wheeler –…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/fortnite-cars-joy-ride-prevalent-whiplash-bear-mudflap-105645327.html
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Playing ‘Flight Simulator’ at home feels like meditation

469a2763-d1f2-11ea-bffb-1b11d679e687Hummm. That sound has been playing on a quiet loop at the base of my brain for the past few days, propping up all of my other thoughts with soothing white noise. It’s the background tone of Microsoft Flight Simulator, which I’ve been playing in previ…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-flight-simulator-preview-070123565.html
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Intel’s 7nm CPUs are delayed, won’t arrive until at least 2022

ad6fb810-cd4c-11ea-9f19-fec0fa3f9f72Intel delivered bad news to its investors today, announcing that its plans for 7nm chips have slipped another six months, and yields are now running a year behind original projections. This comes after Apple announced plans to rely on its own CPUs fo…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/intel-7nm-delay-013258837.html
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‘Halo Infinite’ gameplay trailer shows off Master Chief’s grappling hook

2066b470-ccff-11ea-9fde-aa3df4e18e4aAt long last, Microsoft has given Halo fans their first look at gameplay from the next title in the long-running franchise. It didn’t waste any time during today’s Xbox Games Showcase as it kicked off the stream with a look at the Halo Infinite campa…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/halo-infinite-gameplay-trailer-master-chief-grappling-hook-162432108.html
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Alexa will soon be able to launch and control iOS and Android apps

7408ec20-cc3b-11ea-a799-d5b4e32ba355In the near future, you’ll be able to launch and navigate Android and iOS apps using Alexa voice commands. Today, Amazon released a bunch of new developer tools. The most interesting might be Alexa for Apps, which allows developers to add Alexa funct…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/amazon-alexa-for-apps-ios-android-voice-commands-171144826.html
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