Google to stop scanning Gmail for ad targeting

Google said Friday it would stop scanning the contents of Gmail users' inboxes for ad targeting, moving to end a practice that has fueled privacy concerns since the free email service was launched.

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Google makes virtual reality easier for viewers and creators with new VR180 format

One of the easiest ways into virtual reality right now is through the 360-degree videos pushed by the likes of Facebook and YouTube, spherical movie balls that you sit inside and peer ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Gizmag

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Why Do Bird Eggs Come in So Many Shapes?

When something is described as egg-shaped, the ubiquitous hen’s egg typically comes to mind. But for birds, eggs come in myriad shapes: owl eggs look like ping-pong balls, hummingbird eggs are ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Discover Magazine

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Amazon envisages drone-delivery towers for urban areas

A patent filed by Amazon outlines the company's vision for vertical drone delivery hives that could be destined for urban centers. These tall, multilevel cylinders would receive truck ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Gizmag

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Facebook launches initiative with husband of murdered MP Jo Cox to challenge hate speech

'We all have a part to play in stopping violent extremism from spreading'

Fri 23 Jun 17 from The Independent

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Tesla wants to develop its own music service

The electric car company would be taking on services such as Spotify and Apple Music with much larger followings.

20 hours ago from The Washington Post

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Google begins removing private medical records from search results

Google has typically had a hands-off approach when it comes to removing content from search results, but this week the company quietly decided add a new category to that list. According to Bloomberg, ...

17 hours ago from Techspot

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Massive Windows 10 Core Source Code Leak Puts Redstone And ARM OneCore Builds At Risk

Well, this is not good. Chunks of source code related to internal Windows builds that have not yet been released to the general public were leaked online. According to The Register, a "massive ...

1 hours ago from HotHardware

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Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups

At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing.

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Scientists recreate Californian Indian water bottles to study ancient exposure to chemicals

Water bottles replicated in the traditional method used by Native Californian Indians reveal that the manufacturing process may have been detrimental to the health of these people. The study ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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