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The coronavirus is forcing tech giants to make a foul wager on AI
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The coronavirus is forcing tech giants to make a foul wager on AI

Today, let’s talk about some of the front-line workers at Facebook and Google working on the pandemic: the content moderators who keep the site running day in and day out. Like most stories about content moderators, it’s a tale about difficult tradeoffs. And actions taken over the past few days by Facebook and YouTube will…

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What Facebook could possibly learn from Microsoft
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What Facebook could possibly learn from Microsoft

It was a big weekend on the tech and governance beat, led by news of the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the United States and its spiraling consequences for companies in Silicon Valley and beyond. Today we’re introducing a new, hopefully short-lived section of The Interface that covers the spread of the novel coronavirus…

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Muto analysis: a cease to-ultimate electrical metropolis bike
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Muto analysis: a cease to-ultimate electrical metropolis bike

A near-perfect city bike with innovative ‘Click & Roll’ accessory system What makes the perfect electric city bike? That depends on who you ask and where they live. For Europeans, a bicycle is often the primary mode of transportation in relatively flat, bike-friendly cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, or Berlin. We ride our bikes everywhere —…

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Half of-Lifestyles: Alyx is a dazzling return to City 17
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Half of-Lifestyles: Alyx is a dazzling return to City 17

Half-Life: Alyx is definitely not Half-Life 3. It is a full-fledged game that expands the Half-Life universe. And City 17’s exploding barrel industry is still going strong. These are answers to some big questions Valve Software raised last year when it announced the first new Half-Life game since 2007 — but exclusively for virtual reality.…

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Here’s a checklist of video games you may well well presumably possess to tranquil play at the same time as you’re stuck inner warding off the coronavirus
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Here’s a checklist of video games you may well well presumably possess to tranquil play at the same time as you’re stuck inner warding off the coronavirus

Well, it happened: you’re stuck inside because of the novel coronavirus pandemic that is raging just outside of your door. If you’re lucky, and you’re a white-collar worker, you’re now doing your job — which, let’s be honest, is mostly email anyway — from home. If you’re in an industry that’s more susceptible to the…

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The enjoyment of spying on celeb homes over Zoom and Instagram Live
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The enjoyment of spying on celeb homes over Zoom and Instagram Live

In my sixth week of self-isolation, my favorite pastime has become judging the homes of celebrities over grainy Zoom calls and low-quality Instagram live streams. The more trouble they seem to have, moving cameras around and finding a perfect spot to film, the better. Julia Louis-Dreyfus confessing to Jimmy Kimmel that she wanted to film…

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I’m Kaeo Milker, Heroes of the Storm Manufacturing Director, and This Is How I Work
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I’m Kaeo Milker, Heroes of the Storm Manufacturing Director, and This Is How I Work

Kaeo Milker (L) and Findlay Milker (R)Photo: Kaeo MilkerHow I WorkThe How I Work series asks heroes, experts, and flat-out productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more. Have someone you want to see featured, or questions you think we should ask? [Email Nick](mailto:nick.douglas@lifehacker.com).  Kaeo Milker has enjoyed a long and eye-opening career at…

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