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USA Today takes you on a VR tour of Trump's proposed border wall
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After a series of experiments with virtual reality, USA Today launched its full-fledged VR news show last year. "VRtually There" (as it's known) followed in the footsteps of similar segments from The New York Times and ABC News. Since then, the media…

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The Morning After: Tuesday, September 19th 2017
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Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We have some bad news from Toys 'R' Us, CCleaner and Equifax, but at least Galaxy S8 owners can disable the Bixby button, and Jerry Seinfeld's latest stand-up is available on Netflix.

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Al Jazeera’s Snapchat channel blocked in Saudi Arabia
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Al Jazeera's Snapchat presence is the latest casualty in the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbors in the Middle East. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap has blocked the news outlet's channel in Saudi Arabia. Al Jazeer…

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Every Nintendo Switch appears to contain a hidden copy of NES Golf
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On Saturday, the world may have gotten its first look at an NES game officially running on a Nintendo Switch. You might think the weird thing about this news is how long it has taken for Virtual Console support to come to the Switch. But this isn’t a Virtual Console story. Turns out, this is somehow weirder. Your […]

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Researchers Find Antidepressants Increase Risk of Death
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Artem Tashkinov shares a report from Medical Xpress: Antidepressant medications, most commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety, increase the risk of death, according to new findings by a McMaster-led team of researchers. It’s widely known that brain serotonin affects mood, and that most commonly used antidepressant treatment for depression blocks the absorption of serotonin […]

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Segway's electric scooter offers a ride from your car to your desk
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A year ago, CityGo Urban raised over $300,000 for its successful concept: an electric scooter that would zoom commuters to work. Today, it's finally re-emerged in the news — but as a part of a newly-envisioned "Last Mile" system developed by Segway,…

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Google is reportedly releasing a localized mobile payment service in India
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 Google is increasing its focus on India with plans to introduce a localized digital payment service as soon as next week, according to a report from India-based news site The Ken. The publication claims Google ‘Tez’ — meaning fast in India — will offer a comprehensive set of payment options beyond existing products like Google […]

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Russia, Fake News and Facebook: 24/7 Manipulation
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Back when the Internet first came to be, there was the belief that the result would be more facts, less censorship, more intelligent discourse and less successful manipulation. Being able to converse with each other would lead people to be more honest, and our world increasingly would resemble a utopian ideal of peace and prosperity. […]

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So much for that Voynich manuscript “solution”
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Enlarge / A page from the mysterious medieval Voynich Manuscript, which is probably a health manual for women. The latest claim to “decode” it is being debunked by scholars. (credit: Beinecke Library) Last week, a history researcher and television writer named Nicholas Gibbs published a long article in the Times Literary Supplement about how he’d […]

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