CULTURE – A look back at the key words of 2017, from ‘covfefe’ to youthquake

Several new words made their way into the lexicon in 2017 while others were inadvertently invented. FRANCE 24 takes a look back at some of the terms that helped define the year. Covfefe US President Donald Trump is no stickler for traditional spelling and usage, but when he tweeted the word “covfefe” in May, millions were… Please follow and like us:

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Streaming becomes mainstream as cord-cutting accelerates

CHICAGO — Cord-cutting is not just for millennials anymore. Fed up with high prices and bloated packages, millions of Americans cut the cord on cable TV in 2017, finding refuge with a growing number of streaming services, which deliver lower prices and a competitive channel lineup over the internet. “This was really the year that cord-cutting… Please follow and like us:

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YouTube says 10,000 will review videos

In a tacit admission that its artificial intelligence still lags behind humans, Google said it would increase the number of people it has monitoring YouTube for offensive and extremist content to 10,000. YouTube has faced a revolt by advertisers over ads paired with disturbing videos, such as those made by hate groups and religious extremists. Subsequent… Please follow and like us:

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These Gmail searches will dig up stuff you never knew you missed

Find lost messages, unearth attachments, clear your inbox, and more. The right searches can pick out a needle from your inbox’s haystack. David Nield/Popular Science Gmail dominates the email landscape. It provides gigabytes of storage, works at super-fast speeds in any browser, and automatically sorts messages into specialized sections depending on their content and importance. But… Please follow and like us:

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YouTube Apologizes For Autocomplete Suggestion ‘How To Have S*x With Your Kids’

YouTube tweeted an apology hours after one of the worst instances of autocomplete was reported Sunday on the Google-owned video platform. A user shared a videograb with YouTube which shows her typing in the words “how to” on the site’s search bar even as Youtube’s autocomplete suggestions crop up — from “how to tie a tie”… Please follow and like us:

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10 smarter ways to watch TV

Catch your favorite shows pretty much anywhere. Do I binge-watch a 12-hour drama or 100 episodes of my favorite sitcom? Decisions, decisions. Pixabay Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix have fundamentally changed the way we watch TV. Want to watch six seasons of your favorite sitcom in 10 hours? On a plane? While sipping Mai Tais on a… Please follow and like us:

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‘Fake’ Apollo Moon Landing Photo Causes A Buzz

Almost 50 years after man walked on the moon, the “giant leap for mankind” is under the microscope once again – with conspiracy theorists convinced they have proof one of the moon landings was fake. A picture allegedly taken in December 1972 of the final Apollo 17 moon mission has been shared online, and shows what… Please follow and like us:

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How hackers say they’ve outsmarted iPhone X’s Face ID

Apple’s new iPhone X has been hailed as the greatest — and at a starting price of $999, the most expensive — smartphone ever created. Adding to its status is Apple’s Face ID technology, which revolutionizes the authentication process using facial recognition. But after just two weeks on the market, there have been reports of some… Please follow and like us:

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Facebook and Google Control 70 Percent of Web Traffic

Facebook and Google now have direct influence over nearly three quarters of all internet traffic, prompting warnings that the end of a free and open web is imminent. In a far-reaching blogpost titled “The Web Began Dying in 2014, Here’s How,” programmer André Staltz details how the dynamics of power on the web have “drastically changed”… Please follow and like us:

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Streaming-device maker Roku files for IPO

Roku, which says 15 million people use its video-streaming devices, filed paperwork Friday to list its shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The Los Gatos, Calif., startup has become the leading brand in the online-video device industry. It has managed to fend off competition from bigger names, including Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV.… Please follow and like us:

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How to watch the Great American Eclipse live online

As you may have heard, a total solar eclipse is going to sweep across the United States on Monday. Everyone in the Lower 48 states, weather permitting, will be able to see a partial eclipse, in which the moon will partially obscure the face of the sun. (Using eclipse glasses or a pinhole projector, of course.… Please follow and like us:

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YouTube Working with ADL to Shut Down Free Speech

Video-sharing website YouTube seems to be systematically purging conservatives and others who challenge politically correct orthodoxy from its platform. Free speech activists across the internet were shocked on Tuesday after YouTube appeared to suspend the account of noted psychology professor Jordan B. Peterson. “I cannot post new YouTube videos, including last week’s Biblical lecture. No access.… Please follow and like us:

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Find free music and movies online

How to stay entertained without having to pay. Click play on these free films and songs. Kari Shea/Unsplash and Ciker-Free-Vector-Images/Pixabay If you want to access endless entertainment for a reasonable fee, you can cough up some cash to Spotify for music or Netflix for movies. But if you’re on a tight budget and can’t part with… Please follow and like us:

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Hundreds of NASA Archive Videos Now on YouTube

NASA’s video archive is a trove of supersonic jet flights, space shuttle tests and even massive explosions. And there’s good news: The U.S. space agency has now made hundreds of these videos available on YouTube. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California has begun the process of migrating approximately 500 videos from its archives to the… Please follow and like us:

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Can Social Media Make You Rich?

Every tech savvy person living in the 21st century is well aware of how they can use social media as a platform to get their opinions across, meet new people and connect with old acquaintances or simply get entertained. But there is another important use of mediums such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube that is… Please follow and like us:

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