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Facebook allows videos with copyrighted music, tests Lip Sync Live

Facebook users will no longer have their uploaded videos with copyrighted background music taken down thanks to a slew of deals with all the major record labels plus many indies. Facebook is also starting to test a feature designed to steal users from teen sensation app Musically.  Facebook&rs...

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In seconds, we faked our way into a political campaign, got unsecured voter data

Enlarge / Volunteer Janice MacGurn sets up a polling station sign before opening on primary election day June 5, 2018 in San Diego, California. There are several highly competitive races throughout the state including those for governor and U.S. House and Senate seats. (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty...

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Researchers predict economic downturn if fossil fuel investment goes unchecked

Enlarge / Exxon Mobil oil-processing towers and gas-processing infrastructure. (credit: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg via Getty Images) An economic downturn on the level of the 2008 recession is coming if we keep investing in fossil fuels, researchers say. If fossil fuel-producing countries like the US,...

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Lenovo’s all-screen smartphone was all talk

Lenovo Twenty-two days ago, Lenovo started hyping the upcoming launch for its Z5 smartphone. Lenovo VP Chang Cheng shared the above images of an all-screen smartphone on China's Weibo social network. Cheng s...

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Hoax emergency call sends SWAT team to home of gun-control activist

Enlarge / David Hogg shakes hands with police before participating in a "die-in" protest in a Publix supermarket on May 25, 2018 in Coral Springs, Florida. (credit: Getty Images | Joe Raedle ) A hoax emergency call falsely claimed there was a hostage situation at the Florida home of gun-control a...

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Guitar Hero Live goes offline in December, making 92% of songs unplayable

Enlarge / Get used to never seeing this Guitar Hero TV screen (or any like it) starting in December. In an unceremonious blog post this weekend, publisher Activision announced it will be shutting down the servers for Guitar Hero Live's "Guitar Hero TV" mode effective December 1. The move will ef...

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The best cloud storage of 2018

It's pretty clear that people and businesses will continue the trend of reducing their need to rely on costly hardware and infrastructure by placing files and applications in the cloud.Given the multitude of cloud storage providers out there, you must take care in choosing a provider who will offer...

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The GDPR hangover: tips for making a website GDPR compliant

So, 25th May has been and gone, and we are now officially living in the age of GDPR.While businesses have scrambled to meet GDPR demands by the deadline, it’s likely that not everyone will have managed to achieve full compliance in time. Indeed, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) re...

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Google is planning to start bumping users over to the new Gmail

Google is taking its first steps towards phasing out the old Gmail design, replacing it with the modern version that made its debut at the end of April. At the moment, the new Gmail is entirely optional. Individual users can choose to activate it themselves, and companies using G Suite (Google'...

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Lenovo’s Z5 was All a Lie, But It’ll Probably be the Motorola One Power

For weeks, Lenovo has been teasing a phone called the Lenovo Z5. It was interesting, unlike most Lenovo phones, because they had everyone under the assumption that it would buck the current hottest smartphone trend and have no notch. Why did we think that? Because, well, they showed us pictures of a...


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