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TNW’s Big Spam: Show Google your eyeballs

Google can now predict heart disease just by scanning your eyes. 👀 A shady cryptocurrency just partnered with Hollywood actor Steven Seagal for added shadiness. This should go well. FADER rounded up the best Twitter reactions to Fergie’s cringey rendition of the national anthem during the NBA All-Star Game.  Work in a coworking space but …

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Cryptocurrency News 2/20/2018

Editor’s note: The following column is written as intentional satire and may or may not have deliberate or undeliberate errors. Hey everyone, looks like you get two newsletters today, not because the last one was published late but because I’m the most generous, beautiful person to walk this horrible earth. …

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Snapchat copies Instagram for once, adds gif stickers

Snapchat today announced it was bringing a few new features to its app, including gif stickers courtesy of GIPHY. Because social media is a tawdry pile of copied homework, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Snapchat is finally doing unto others what has been done unto it — Instagram …

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The Stanford gaydar AI is hogwash

Last year a couple of Stanford researchers created an algorithm to determine whether Caucasians are gay or not with better accuracy than humans. The algorithm, trained with human bias, is better at determining whether or not other humans will think a face is gay. Unfortunately the researchers don’t present their …

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Historians battle publishers for the right to resurrect dead MMOs

Fans of abandoned online games are close to bringing back certain “dead” titles — if the US Copyright Office doesn’t side with the studios, who this week began pushing back against their efforts. The US Copyright Office, which oversees the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), renews its provisions every three …

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Samsung announces a whopping 30TB SSD

Samsung today announced it has begun mass production of the world’s largest solid state drive (SSD). While unassuming in its 2.5 inch form factor, this drive packs a whopping 30.72 terabytes and leverages Samsung’s latest V-NAND technology. Called the PM1643, the drive combines 32 new 1TB NAND flash sticks, each …

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Deepfakes algorithm nails Donald Trump in most convincing fake yet

A YouTuber this week created a convincing fake video of Donald Trump using the deepfakes algorithm. We’ve written previously about the algorithm, specifically about its use in creating fake pornographic videos featuring the face of your favorite celebrities and the body of a passable porn actress. Now that popular platforms …

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