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Time: SpaceX Delivers ‘Mighty Mice,’ Pest-Killing Worms and a Smart Robot to International Space Station

December 08, 2019 at 04:38PM (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — SpaceX made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing muscle-bound “mighty mice,” pest-killing worms and a smart, empathetic robot. The station commander, Italy’s Luca Parmitano, used a large robot arm to grab onto the Dragon three days after its launch from… Continue reading Time: SpaceX Delivers ‘Mighty Mice,’ Pest-Killing Worms and a Smart Robot to International Space Station

Madeleine Carlisle · TIME

Time: Reddit Says Leaked U.S.-U.K. Trade Documents Posted on the Site Are Linked to a Russian Information Campaign

December 07, 2019 at 06:44PM On Friday, Reddit said that its security team believes a collection of leaked United States-United Kingdom trade documents that had been posted on the site are a part of a coordinated information campaign to spread disunity linked to Russia. “We were recently made aware of a post on Reddit that… Continue reading Time: Reddit Says Leaked U.S.-U.K. Trade Documents Posted on the Site Are Linked to a Russian Information Campaign

BRIAN MELLEY / AP · TIME

Time: Elon Musk Not Guilty in Defamation Lawsuit Brought by British Caver Over ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet

December 06, 2019 at 11:02PM (LOS ANGELES) — Elon Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when he called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet, a Los Angeles jury found Friday. Vernon Unsworth, who participated in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for weeks in a Thailand cave last… Continue reading Time: Elon Musk Not Guilty in Defamation Lawsuit Brought by British Caver Over ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet

Kelvin Chan / AP · TIME

Time: Social Media Failing to Stop Manipulated Engagement and Accounts: NATO Researchers

December 06, 2019 at 06:12PM (LONDON) — Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report Friday by NATO-affiliated researchers who said they were easily able to buy tens of thousands of likes, comments and views on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Most of the phony accounts and the activity they… Continue reading Time: Social Media Failing to Stop Manipulated Engagement and Accounts: NATO Researchers

Matthew Gault · TIME

Time: Here Are the 10 Best PlayStation 4 Games to Play Right Now

December 05, 2019 at 07:45PM The PlayStation 4 has dominated the video game market since its release six years ago. Sure, Microsoft’s Xbox One is more powerful than the PlayStation 4, but Sony’s console spent this generation producing incredible games. Putting software above hardware has been a winning strategy for Sony and it’s sold more… Continue reading Time: Here Are the 10 Best PlayStation 4 Games to Play Right Now

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Apple Announced Its Picks for Best Apps of 2019

December 03, 2019 at 07:54PM Apple released its picks for the best apps and games of 2019 at an event in New York City on Monday. It also identified what it deemed were the most important trends that drove app development in the past year — namely reimagined franchises (like Pokémon Masters and Minecraft Earth)… Continue reading Time: Apple Announced Its Picks for Best Apps of 2019

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Thinking of Buying a 4K TV? Here’s What You Should Know

December 02, 2019 at 08:39PM Happy holidays! With Thanksgiving out of the way, holiday deals abounding, and your guests’ desire to watch Thursday’s NFL games finally satisfied, now might be the right time to finally ditch the old 1080p TV and spring for a 4K set. But when it comes to 4K TVs, options are… Continue reading Time: Thinking of Buying a 4K TV? Here’s What You Should Know

Billy Perrigo · TIME

Time: Twitter Backs Down From Plan To Delete Inactive Accounts, Citing Dead Users

November 28, 2019 at 04:32PM Twitter has backed off a plan to purge inactive accounts after a backlash from people pointing out that it would cull most dead people’s tweet archives. The social media site had announced it would, on Dec. 11, deactivate all accounts that had not signed in at any point during the… Continue reading Time: Twitter Backs Down From Plan To Delete Inactive Accounts, Citing Dead Users

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Time: TikTok Restores Account of New Jersey Teen Who Criticized China’s Treatment of Uighur Muslims

November 28, 2019 at 02:53PM A woman who was suspended by TikTok after posting viral videos critical of the Chinese government’s actions in Xinjiang said in a Twitter post that the Chinese video-sharing app has restored her account and apologized. New Jersey teenager Feroza Aziz had posted a series of videos that initially looked like… Continue reading Time: TikTok Restores Account of New Jersey Teen Who Criticized China’s Treatment of Uighur Muslims

Billy Perrigo · TIME

Time: Facebook Says It’s Removing More Hate Speech Than Ever Before. But There’s a Catch

November 26, 2019 at 05:40PM On Nov. 13, Facebook announced with great fanfare that it was taking down substantially more posts containing hate speech from its platform than ever before. Facebook removed more than seven million instances of hate speech in the third quarter of 2019, the company claimed, an increase of 59% against the… Continue reading Time: Facebook Says It’s Removing More Hate Speech Than Ever Before. But There’s a Catch

Melissa Locker and Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: The Best Black Friday Tech and Gadget Deals 2019

November 25, 2019 at 04:47PM Take a deep breath: Black Friday, Nov. 29, is nearly here. (With Cyber Monday following shortly afterwards on Dec. 2.) And, because there are just over three short weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, even those who are traditionally tardy in putting their holiday gift wish lists together will have likely… Continue reading Time: The Best Black Friday Tech and Gadget Deals 2019

FRANK BAJAK / AP · TIME

Time: Web Inventor Has an Ambitious Plan to Take Back the Net

November 25, 2019 at 01:38AM World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee released an ambitious rule book for online governance — a bill of rights and obligations for the internet — designed to counteract the growing prevalence of such anti-democratic poisons as misinformation, mass surveillance and censorship. The product of a year’s work by the World… Continue reading Time: Web Inventor Has an Ambitious Plan to Take Back the Net

Rachael Bunyan · TIME

Time: The ‘Armor Glass’ Windows on Elon Musk’s New Tesla Cybertruck Weren’t All They Were Cracked Up to Be

November 22, 2019 at 05:57PM Elon Musk’s big reveal of his new Tesla “Cybertruck” cracked up Thursday night when he tried to demonstrate the vehicle’s shatterproof “armor glass.” Broadcasting on a livestream, Musk talked about how strong the new Tesla was and was joined on stage by Franz von Holzhuasen, Tesla’s chief designer, wielding a… Continue reading Time: The ‘Armor Glass’ Windows on Elon Musk’s New Tesla Cybertruck Weren’t All They Were Cracked Up to Be

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Time: How We Chose the 100 Best Inventions of 2019

November 21, 2019 at 01:56AM Every year, TIME highlights the Best Inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun. (See last year’s list here.) To assemble our 2019 list, we solicited nominations across a variety of categories from our editors and correspondents around the world, as well as through… Continue reading Time: How We Chose the 100 Best Inventions of 2019

Rachel Lerman / AP · TIME

Time: Google to Limit Who Can Be Targeted by Political Advertising

November 21, 2019 at 04:15AM (SAN FRANCISCO) — Google is making it harder for political advertisers to target specific types of people. The company said that as of January, advertisers will only be able to target U.S. political ads based on broad categories such as gender, age and postal code. Currently, ads can be tailored… Continue reading Time: Google to Limit Who Can Be Targeted by Political Advertising

Mahita Gajanan · TIME

Time: This New JetBlue Security Question Is Proving Almost Impossible to Answer. Or Is It?

November 20, 2019 at 02:03PM A security question from JetBlue is asking parents to do something they’d likely never do in public, or even on the semi-privacy of their browsing session: share the name of their favorite child. In a screenshot posted on Twitter Sunday, a user shared part of the account sign-up process on… Continue reading Time: This New JetBlue Security Question Is Proving Almost Impossible to Answer. Or Is It?

Jamie Ducharme · TIME

Time: Artificial Intelligence Could Help Solve America’s Impending Mental Health Crisis

November 20, 2019 at 01:00PM Five years from now, the U.S.’ already overburdened mental health system may be short as many as 15,600 psychiatrists as the growth in demand for their services outpaces supply, according to a 2017 report from the National Council for Behavioral Health. But some proponents say that, by then, an unlikely… Continue reading Time: Artificial Intelligence Could Help Solve America’s Impending Mental Health Crisis

Anna Purna Kambhampaty · TIME

Time: What We Can Learn From the Near-Death of the Banana

November 18, 2019 at 08:29PM The banana has been the subject of Andy Warhol’s cover art for the Velvet Underground’s debut album, can arguably be the most devastating item in the Mario Kart video game franchise and is one of the world’s most consumed fruits. And humanity’s love of bananas may still be on the… Continue reading Time: What We Can Learn From the Near-Death of the Banana

MAE ANDERSON / AP · TIME

Time: Disney+ Adds Disclaimers, Content Warnings to Movies Featuring Racist Characters and Tropes

November 16, 2019 at 01:44AM (NEW YORK) — Disney’s new streaming service has added a disclaimer to Dumbo, Peter Pan and other classics because they depict racist stereotypes, underscoring a challenge media companies face when they resurrect older movies in modern times. The move comes as Disney+ seems to be an instant hit. It attracted… Continue reading Time: Disney+ Adds Disclaimers, Content Warnings to Movies Featuring Racist Characters and Tropes

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Carry the Franchise to a New Plateau

November 15, 2019 at 08:12PM Since 1996, the Pokémon franchise hasn’t strayed far from its simple premise of capturing and battling colorful, cartoonish “pocket monsters.” But if you think you’re too old for the latest double-feature, Pokémon Sword and Shield for the Nintendo Switch, you’re missing out on one of the greatest entries in the… Continue reading Time: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Carry the Franchise to a New Plateau

Sanya Mansoor · TIME

Time: A Viral Tweet Accused Apple’s New Credit Card of Being ‘Sexist.’ Now New York State Regulators Are Investigating

November 11, 2019 at 09:54PM New York regulators are investigating Goldman Sachs after being alerted for potentially violating state laws banning sex discrimination with regard to Apple’s new credit card. A discriminatory algorithm may be to blame. The Apple Card, which Apple announced this March, is issued by Goldman Sachs. After complaints began to circle… Continue reading Time: A Viral Tweet Accused Apple’s New Credit Card of Being ‘Sexist.’ Now New York State Regulators Are Investigating

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Microsoft’s Surface Pro X Is Pretty But Not Ready for Primetime

November 08, 2019 at 07:56PM Microsoft’s Surface Pro X represents a major transition for the company, showcasing its vision for the future of mobile productivity. Yes, it’s still a Microsoft Surface. Yes, it still runs Windows. But instead of building on traditional laptop technology, it’s adopting innovations from the mobile world, and betting on boosted… Continue reading Time: Microsoft’s Surface Pro X Is Pretty But Not Ready for Primetime

Matthew Gault · TIME

Time: ‘We’re Not Thinking About Others.’ What Hideo Kojima Wants You to Learn From Death Stranding

November 08, 2019 at 07:27PM Nearly four years ago, Hideo Kojima felt alone in the world. The celebrated video game auteur had just left Konami, his corporate and creative home of 30 years. “I had nothing around me,” says Kojima, 56, “but a dream and a passion to create.” As he worked to build Kojima… Continue reading Time: ‘We’re Not Thinking About Others.’ What Hideo Kojima Wants You to Learn From Death Stranding