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Sony accidentally leaks new high-end televisions

A new fleet of high-end televisions from Sony have appeared briefly on the firm’s own website. Users on AVS Forum spied evidence of a new fleet of premium TV models that appear to have been accidentally leaked from Sony’s own e-support page.  Sony released a list of its Android TVs potentially affected by a minor software issue it was investigating ... Read More »

Twitter unveils new political ad guidelines set to go into effect this summer

Following the unrelenting wave of controversy around Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Twitter announced new guidelines today for political advertisements on the social networking site. The policy, which will go into effect this summer ahead of midterm elections, will look towards preventing foreign election interference by requiring organizations to self-identify and certify that they are based in the ... Read More »

Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during US midterm elections

Ahead of 2018 U.S. midterm elections, Twitter is taking a visible step to combat the spread of misinformation on its famously chaotic platform. In a blog post this week, the company explained how it would be adding “election labels” to the profiles of candidates running for political office. “Twitter has become the first place voters go to seek accurate information, ... Read More »

Best Amazon Prime TV shows (May 2018): great series to watch today

Amazon Prime membership doesn’t just guarantee super fast deliveries on all of your Amazon orders. It also gives you instant access to lots of great TV shows, which you can stream anytime via Amazon Prime Video.  But, as is the case with many online streaming services, there are lots of mediocre options on Amazon Prime Video, as well as lots ... Read More »

It’s unconstitutional for Trump to block people on Twitter

A uniquely 21st-century constitutional question received a satisfying answer today from a federal judge: President Trump cannot block people on Twitter, as it constitutes a violation of their First Amendment rights. The court also ruled he must unblock all previously blocked users. “No government official is above the law,” the judge concluded. The question was an aspect of a suit ... Read More »

Elon Musk has a very bad idea for a website rating journalists

Elon Musk has, as I imagine he often does during meetings or long car rides, come up with an idea for a new thing. Unlike the Hyperloop, which was cool, and various space-related ideas, which we know he’s at least partly expert about, this one is just plain bad. It’s basically Yelp But For Journalism. Going to create a site ... Read More »

You’ll be able to watch the Champions League final in 4K on Virgin TV

On May 26th, this coming Saturday, Liverpool and Real Madrid will compete in the 2018 Champions League final, streaming live to audiences worldwide. In recent years the competition has become the most-watched annual sporting event in the world, attracting up to 360 million viewers in its 2013 peak. A good portion of this year’s audience will have the option of ... Read More »

Twitter is killing several of its TV apps, too

Twitter is shutting down its TV apps on Roku, Android TV and Xbox starting on May 24, the company announced this morning. The news of the apps’ closure comes at a time when Twitter is now trying to steer its users to its first-party mobile apps and its desktop website by killing off apps used by a minority of its ... Read More »

Netflix’s next big series is a collaboration with Barack and Michelle Obama

While the photos might’ve indicated that former US President Barack Obama was enjoying his retirement from politics by water skiing and helping send his daughter off to college, he and former First Lady Michelle Obama have actually been hard at work creating a production studio called Higher Ground Productions.  Turns out they’ll need it as the Obamas, through Higher Ground ... Read More »

Are algorithms hacking our thoughts?

  As Facebook shapes our access to information, Twitter dictates public opinion and Tinder influences our dating decisions, the algorithms we’ve developed to help us navigate choice are now actively driving every aspect of our lives. But as we increasingly rely on them for everything from how we seek out news to how we relate to the people around us, ... Read More »

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