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Roku just released three new 4K, ultra-HD streaming devices, starting at only $40 – here's how they stack up against Google's and Amazon's

RokuThe new Roku Ultra. Using a Roku to stream 4K, ultra-HD TV and movies just got a lot cheaper. The company just announced three new additions to its lineup of streaming devices – the Roku Premiere, Premiere+, and Ultra. These members of the Roku family were technically already on the market before, but these new […]

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Google quietly started logging people into Chrome without their consent, and a security expert says it's terrible for privacy

APGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai. A security expert has discovered that Google had quietly made important changes to Chrome’s login requirements. Matthew Green spotted that Google was logging them into Chrome without their knowledge. Google’s changes also made it easier for users to unwittingly turn over their browsing history to Google. The company acknowledged the changes […]

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PayPal Cuts Off Alex Jones’s Infowars, Joining Other Tech Giants

PayPal Cuts Off Alex Jones’s Infowars, Joining Other Tech Giants ImagePayPal’s decision to stop processing payments for Infowars could be particularly damaging to its operator, Alex Jones, because finding another company to handle transactions will be difficult.CreditCreditJustin Sullivan/Getty Images By Nathaniel Popper Sept. 21, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — PayPal has become the latest tech giant […]

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Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results

Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results Image“We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda,” Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, wrote in an email on Friday.CreditCreditJeff Chiu/Associated Press By Kate Conger Sept. 21, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, said in an email to employees on […]

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Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

Facebook will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections, the company has announced. The social network used to offer dedicated staff to political campaigns to help them develop their online advertising campaigns. Donald Trump’s digital director for the 2016 presidential election has said Facebook’s assistance helped him win. […]

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Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 4 Review: Faster, Bigger, With a Promise to Be Healthier

tech fix Apple Watch Series 4 Review: Faster, Bigger, With a Promise to Be Healthier The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes. ImageApple’s chief operating officer, Jeff Williams, showing the electrocardiogram features of the Apple Watch […]

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Stealing From a Cashierless Store (Without You, or the Cameras, Knowing It)

Stealing From a Cashierless Store (Without You, or the Cameras, Knowing It) A start-up uses visual tracking and behavioral data to operate a new San Francisco market, which lets shoppers walk out unimpeded. And sometimes mischarged. ImageYoshimasa Takahashi visits Standard Market, which is billed as San Francisco’s first cashierless grocery store.CreditCreditCayce Clifford for The New […]