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Facebook ‘Very Serious’ About Its Own Digital Currency; Seeks to Leverage Blockchain Tech

Facebook ‘Very Serious’ About Its Own Digital Currency; Seeks to Leverage Blockchain Tech<p>It’s been an interesting year for Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) so …

VW Just Ordered $48 Billion in Electric Car Batteries. That's About What Tesla Is Worth Right Now

A few hours after Elon Musk berated analysts for what he perceived as unimaginative questions, Volkswagen AG said it was writing a check for …

Next-Generation Crypto-Ledgers Take the Block Out of Blockchain

A group of U.S. credit unions looking to pool resources considered the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains to track their business, but wound up …

There could be an entire line of Dyson electric cars

The vacuum cleaner tycoon is also pursuing solid-state battery technology<p>Best known for slick-looking vacuum cleaners and hand dryers, James Dyson has already stated his intentions to tackle a completely different machine — the electric car. Now, however, the inventor is looking to build more than …

Why Instagram Is the Worst Social Media for Mental Health

Instagram is the worst social media network for mental health and wellbeing, according to a recent survey of almost 1,500 teens and young adults. …

Tesla and Sunrun Among Winners of Massachusetts Storage Grants

Tesla Inc., Sunrun Inc. and National Grid Plc are among recipients of energy-storage grants totaling $20 million from Massachusetts.<p>Massachusetts had …

Energy Storage

Facebook Is Adding Highlighted Shares to Video Insights for Pages

Facebook’s Video Insights for Pages is welcoming a new feature Wednesday: Highlighted Shares.<p>The social network said in a Facebook Media blog post …

In 5 Years, Batteries Will Blanket The U.S., Duke Executive Says

Five years. That’s how soon batteries can be expected to sprout all over the electric grid as utilities and homeowners drop in on a wave of falling prices, a Duke Energy executive said in Chicago Thursday.<p>“There’s going to be a lot of excitement around batteries in the next five years. And I would …

Southern California Edison

Google’s DeepMind achieves machine learning breakthroughs at a terrifying pace

It’s time to add “AI research” to the list of things that machines can do better than humans. Google’s Alpha Go, the computer that beat the world’s greatest human go player, just lost to a version of itself that’s never had a single human lesson.<p>Google is making progress in the field of machine …

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming

Democracy

Twitter Deleted Data Possibly Crucial to Russia Probes: Politico

Twitter Inc. deleted tweets and other user data that could be valuable to investigators probing Russia’s suspected manipulation of the social media …

Social Media

Twitter Is Crawling With Bots and Lacks Incentive to Expel Them

On Wednesday, the exterior of Twitter's San Francisco headquarters bore an eerie message: "Ban Russian Bots.” Someone— the company doesn’t know who— …

Tesla says world’s largest battery installation is halfway done

But Tesla and South Australia are starting the countdown now.<p>At a Jamestown, South Australia event on Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the …

Twitter expresses dread about what new character count means for Donald Trump and White House policy

Twitter users and Americans are horrified that Donald Trump may be about to start tweeting twice as much.<p>The US president – as well as every other …

Twitter tests a feature that simplifies your tweetstorms

Crafting an epic-length diatribe could soon be easy.<p>Tweetstorms are a staple of Twitter these days -- it's not uncommon to see someone shout "thread" and point to a mammoth 30-tweet piece of political commentary. Whether or not you feel that's the best use of Twitter, it could soon be much easier …

Social Media

Study blasts Twitter discussions of academic journal articles

Much of the activity about academic journal articles posted on Twitter is “mechanical and devoid of original thought,” according to a new study that …

Facebook has started testing out Tinder-like features on its social network

<i>Motherboard</i> has discovered that Facebook is testing out a Tinder-like feature on its social media platform. The new feature connects existing friends …

Creatives Respond To Facebook’s Round, Minimalist Redesign

Composite by DesignTAXI, images via Facebook<p><b>In case you haven’t noticed,</b> Facebook’s rolled out a redesign that’s left creatives raising their …

Social Media

Snap 360-Degree Photos Right From the Facebook App

If you capture a super sweet 360 Photo, you can even use it as your cover photo.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Facebook now lets you shoot 360-degree photos inside its app

What goes around comes around<p>Facebook has allowed users to upload and view 360-degree photos for a little over a year now, but the social media platform is also adding the ability to capture them, too. Starting today, both the iOS and Android versions of the Facebook app will allow users to create …

Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories – And How to Change Their Minds

Spoiler: don't use facts!<p>I'm sitting on a train when a group of football fans streams on. Fresh from the game – their team has clearly won – they …

Snapchat can stitch multiple Snaps into one concert video

Crowd Surf takes user snaps and combines them into a single, seamless video.<p>If you aren't able to see your favorite performer on stage, don't worry -- random Snapchat users will help you out. The app's newest feature, Crowd Surf, stitches together snaps of the same event to make a cohesive, …

Social Media

White supremacist rally could be tipping point for tech's tolerance for hate speech

SAN FRANCISCO — A rise in domestic hate groups — whose vitriol spilled from online forums to the streets of Charlottesville during a violent weekend protest by white supremacists — is intensifying pressure on GoDaddy, Twitter, Google and others to put a lid on U.S. extremist sites.<p>Civil …

Rights & Freedoms

Toyota claims a leap that would vastly increase electric-car range

In an unusual statement, Toyota says it is nearing a breakthrough in a type of lithium-ion battery system that has vexed researchers for decades, and …

Toyota and Microsoft’s EchoCam lets fans take selfies with a WRC rally car

This neat idea could boost the WRC’s profile on social media<p>F1 is currently looking at how technology can improve fan engagement, but it’s not the …

Facebook fights fake news by eliminating the ability to modify links

Facebook is continuing the fight against fake news by making sure users cannot alter a link preview — unless they actually own the website. On …

Social Media

Future chatbots will be able to argue with you enough to help change your mind

Artificial intelligence tools like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa don’t really try and change your mind too much, but maybe they should!<p>That is the …

Artificial Intelligence

This restaurant shamelessly serves up Instagram kits with its food

If you’ve ever tried snapping a picture of your food at a restaurant, you know the challenges of making it look pretty and appetizing. In fact, there are filters and apps designed just for foodies who love sharing their meals on social media.<p>Now, one restaurant in London has taken it to a whole new …

Winnie the Pooh Is in Trouble With the Chinese Authorities Once Again

<b>Correction appended July 17, 03:00 ET</b><p>No, that’s not a joke headline.<p>Winnie the Pooh is arousing the wrath of socialist censors Beijing. And it’s not …

Propaganda bots dominate social networks in some countries

And don't think democracies are immune to using them.<p>It won't shock you to hear that governments and shady political groups will use social network bots in a bit to control the flow of information. But just how prevalent are they? Depending on where you live, they might just dictate the social …

Social Media