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EU to tech companies: You're going to have to start taking responsibility for hate speech

In a move that would mark a major turning point for how governments regulate what is posted on online, European Union ministers have voted to establish a universal set of content rules companies like Facebook would be forced to follow.  The vote, which came on Tuesday , is not the final step; EU Parliament still…

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Forget augmented reality glasses—AR windows are here today

We hear a lot of talk about the possibility of augmented reality glasses in the future, but it turns out there’s another way engage the technology that might be more social: through an interactive window.  SEE ALSO: Google buys VR company Owlchemy That’s the idea behind a new prototype device called DeepFrame from Denmark-based RealFiction….

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This hot MacBook replacement is from a company you've never heard of

Laptops are hot fire once again. Microsoft announced its first laptop, the Surface Laptop , earlier this month, and now Huawei, the world’s third-largest phone manufacturer, is getting into Windows 10 laptops, too. SEE ALSO: Huawei’s new Honor 8 Pro smartphone has 6GB of RAM, ultra-slim design Though Huawei is known mostly for its budget…

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UNICEF launches free app that converts your daily steps into life-saving nutrition

UNICEF is ramping up its efforts to help American kids get active and save lives, and it’s using tech to do it. Two years after it officially launched its Kid Power fitness bands , which help kids convert their daily steps into life-saving nutrition for malnourished children in the developing world, the organization has launched…

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A bigger threat than WannaCry lurks in the shadows, and there's no easy cure

Doomsday predictions intrigue us, but we should be wary of taking them at face value. After all, the world hasn’t ended yet, Y2K did not kill our computers, and the internet survived Kim Kardashian’s nudes.  Still, a single tweet by Miroslav Stampar, a cybersecurity expert working for the Croatian government, piqued my interest. It’s a…

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Instagram just announced two new types of Stories so you can watch forever

It’s been less than a year since Instagram launched its clone of Snapchat Stories but Instagram’s version of the feature has already eclipsed Snapchat in both size and scale.  Now, with more than 200 million people using Stories every single day , Instagram is making its Stories bigger than ever. The company introduced two new…