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YouTube puts human content moderators back to work

The humans are tagging in. YouTube is re-assigning the work of content moderation to more actual humans, Neal Mohan, YouTube’s chief product officer, told the Financial Times.

WeChat ban in the U.S. temporarily halted by a court order

The imminent WeChat ban that was set to remove the app from U.S. app stores on Sunday is going to have to wait a bit longer. It's a big...

Twitter to investigate apparent racial bias in photo previews

The first look a Twitter user gets at a tweet might be an unintentionally racially biased one. Twitter said Sunday that it would investigate whether the...

Video call lens turns gestures into comic-style text bubbles for when you’re on mute

With video calls now an unfortunate 2020 staple, unmuting your microphone to briefly agree with someone has become a common, awkward nuisance. Fortunately, a new video lens is providing...

Apple’s Face ID is bad, as this police encounter makes painfully clear

Face ID is not your friend.  The biometric security feature, used in lieu of a passcode on Apple's later-model iPhones, allows people to unlock their phones with...

Facebook actually made something good. It’s called Horizon and it’s only in VR.

I didn’t expect to like Facebook’s Horizon.  That’s not to say I really had any idea of what to expect prior to my first visit to the...

Apple unveils eighth-generation iPad and new iPad Air

In addition to new Apple Watches, Apple's also introduced a few new iPads to its lineup, including the eighth-generation iPad and the new iPad Air.  Starting with...

The Apple Event brought to you from a better world than this one

The Air Quality Index around Apple HQ in Cupertino, California was in the 120 range Tuesday morning — merely "unhealthy," according to my Apple Watch. This seemed a literal...

Apple’s new Fitness+ feature might make Peloton sweat

Apple has just announced Fitness+, a kind of Netflix for exercise videos that also monitors your personal metrics. Peloton is probably sweating, and not in a good way. Revealed...

Is Apple One plans a good deal? We crunched the numbers to find out.

Apple officially announced its Apple One subscription bundles on Tuesday at its September event.  They package Apple Music, Arcade, and more together for one monthly price. The...

Google Doodle honors civil rights pioneer Felicitas Mendez for Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins in the U.S. on September 15, celebrating the history, culture, heritage, and achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans. To mark the occasion, Google is releasing...

Swiveling LG Wing 5G takes dual-screen phones in a new direction

LG finally took the wraps off its new smartphone and it's certainly ... different.  The LG Wing 5G comes with two displays: the main display on the top...

How to watch Apple’s big September event

Apple is expected to reveal its new Apple Watch and iPad during its September event on Tuesday.  Viewers can tune in on Apple’s website for the Livestream at...

Next Google Nest thermostat might support motion gestures, just like the Pixel 4

Folks who like to use Google technology to regulate the temperature in their homes might have a strange new way to do that soon. Droid-Life spotted an...

Facebook tries to recruit more poll workers for the November election

You might have noticed a new banner at the top of your Facebook news feed asking you, by name, to be a poll worker.  Facebook founder...

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iPhone XS charging issue fix coming in iOS 12.1

Some users have noticed their phones won't charge if the screen is off when they plug in a lightning cable. Apple's latest iOS software will...

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