The left and the right literally speak different languages

Liberals and Conservatives often seem to speak different languages. A new study using artificial intelligence says this is literally true now. Carnegie Mellon University researchers collected more than 86.6 million comments from more than 6.5 million users on 200,000 YouTube videos and then analyzed them using an AI technique typically used for translation between two languages. The researchers found that …

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Artists resent switching from Twitter to retweets

Artists on Twitter have a request: stop tweeting their work with quotes. Now it’s all the more urgent that Twitter has at least temporarily changed its retweet system to encourage users to quote tweets and add their own words rather than just improving someone else’s message. Artists say quote tweets divert attention from their profiles, making it harder for them …

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Google Drive admins can now access files directly from Gmail

Google makes it easy for users to access files on Drive directly from Gmail. Previously, the administrator who had received another user’s request for access authorization had to open the specific file (whether document or sheet) individually in a new tab or a new app in order to manage the access mode (editor, commentator or viewer). According to Google, the …

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New ad asks Mark Zuckerberg if Facebook makes its children proud

When Joe Biden and Donald Trump take the stage for the final presidential debate on Thursday, someone else will be brought into the hot seat: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. That evening a new video will be broadcast on television aimed at the Facebook founder. The organization behind the clip, Accountable Tech, is spending $ 250,000 on ad purchases. The ad …

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Something is going right – TechCrunch

Here we are 2 weeks before the election in the valley of pre-change and God knows where we are in the pandemic. As my partner Tina tells me on that once glorious sunny day (the view formerly known as the Pacific has been replaced by the fog like a zoom background), we seem to be better prepared for something to …

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A secret, unpublished option allows users to launch Assistant on smart displays without saying “Hey Google”.

Google’s latest smart displays have ultrasonic detection, a nice technology that uses ultrasonic waves to measure the distance to nearby objects and adjust the interface based on your distance. Timers, weather reports, media controls, and other items grow larger as you move away so you can more easily see them from a distance and then return to their normal size …

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Darkest Dungeon 2 is going to be 3D and will be available early next year. • Eurogamer.net

Initially available from the Epic Games Store. It’s been well over 18 months since Red Hook Studios unveiled Darkest Dungeon 2, the sequel to its brilliant but brutal Lovecraft-inspired RPG, on the Epic Store next year. The original Darkest Dungeon, released in 2016, put players against an army of Lovecraftian horrors and fought turn-based in numerous trap-infested environments. The biggest …

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Short form Video Service Quibi Shutdown

Short-form video streaming service Quibi is reportedly shutting down The Wall Street Journal and The information. Employees and investors were informed of the impending closure of phone calls that took place this afternoon. Quibi, which launched in April, is similar to Netflix or Hulu, but offers video content in shorter 5 to 10 minute snippets for over $ 4.99 per …

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