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How to fix it when sites show you the wrong ads and recommendations

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This mantra is spread all over the internet, because services are always recommending things to you: songs, books, articles, movies, boots … even bed frames. Ads and suggestions seem to follow you everywhere. On social media, algorithms control even the news and updates you see on your screen. But online ...

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Sony is restarting production of vinyl records

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Contrary to what the children of baby boomers might believe, vinyl records are far from extinct. In fact, they’re popular enough in Japan that Sony is preparing to restart mass production after nearly 30 years. A Sony factory near Tokyo will begin churning out vinyl in March 2018, the Nikkei ...

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Facebook internet-beaming drone managed not to crash on its second outing

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Facebook’s internet-beaming drone, called Aquila, came down heavily when it landed at the end of its debut test flight in Arizona last summer. Widely defined in the media as a “crash,” Facebook made little of the incident in its lengthy analysis of the drone’s first outing, describing it only as “a structural failure we ...

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Tiny, lens-free camera could hide in clothes, glasses

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A tiny, paper-thin camera that has no lens could turn conventional photography on its head, according to new research. The device, a square that measures just 0.04 inches by 0.05 inches (1 by 1.2 millimeters), has the potential to switch its ” aperture ” among wide angle, fish eye and ...

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Government asks Microsoft for discount on Windows OS

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The government has asked global software giant Microsoft to offer a “one-time special”discount to its users in India so that they can move to the latest operating system (OS) and stay protected against malware and ransomware attacks. “We have asked Microsoft to offer a one-time special pricing, so that people are able ...

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Facebook changes algorithm to curb ‘tiny group’ of spammers

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Facebook Inc said on Friday it was changing the computer algorithm behind its News Feed to limit the reach of people known to frequently blast out links to clickbait stories, sensationalist websites and misinformation. The move is another step by the world’s largest social network to weed out spam, a ...

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Microsoft’s canceled Surface Mini tablet emerges in leaked images

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Microsoft was planning to introduce a Surface Mini tablet alongside its Surface Pro 3 at an event in May 2014. While the Surface Pro 3 was announced to much surprise, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop canceled the Surface Mini project just weeks before. We’ve heard about the Surface Mini ...

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