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Researchers can now use AI and a photo to make fake videos of anyone
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From rss.cnn
Researchers have come up with a method for creating realistic-looking a but fake a videos of anyone by using just a single image of them with a trained artificial intelligence system. It's a potentially worrisome capability in the runup to the 2020 United States presidential election, as falsified videos of candidates are expected to spread.


Uber's first employee to depart board of directors
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Uber's first employee, and once CEO, is departing the company's board.


Growth consumed Silicon Valley. Now it's searching for its moral compass
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From rss.cnn
For years, tech companies pitched their products as tools for making the world a better place. Now, a growing number of tech veterans who were instrumental in building companies ranging from Google to Facebook and Twitter have admitted they didn't give enough thought into how their products could be used to do the opposite.


Robots find a new job: Skyscraper window washers
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From rss.cnn
A skyscraper window washer regularly ranks among the toughest jobs in the world.


Best Buy cancels pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Fold
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From rss.cnn
The Galaxy Fold saga continues.


Facebook is leaving clues about a possible cryptocurrency launch
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From rss.cnn
Facebook has registered a new blockchain unit in Switzerland and hired more experts to develop payments on WhatsApp. It has also caught the attention of regulators.


SpaceX launches first batch of 60 internet satellites in landmark mission
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From rss.cnn
SpaceX just vaulted a rocket full of 60 satellites into the sky, marking a huge leap forward on its mission to put up a megaconstellation that could beam cheap broadband all over the planet.


Microsoft pulls Huawei laptops from its online store
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From rss.cnn
Another US tech giant is distancing itself from Huawei.


Trump suggests using Huawei as a bargaining chip in US-China trade deal
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From rss.cnn
US President Donald Trump has raised the possibility of easing restrictions on Huawei as part of a broader trade deal with Beijing, despite labeling the Chinese telecommunications giant "very dangerous."


Mounting antitrust scrutiny has Silicon Valley on the defensive
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From rss.cnn
On Tuesday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee gathered for a hearing with a dry, forgettable title: "Understanding the Digital Advertising Ecosystem and the Impact of Data Privacy and Competition Policy." It would have been clearer to say it was a meeting about power, and whether some Silicon Valley giants have amassed too much of it.


Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in three months
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From rss.cnn
Facebook took down 2.2 billion fake accounts between January and March, a record high for the company.


Amazon might be working on a smart watch that can sense your feelings
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From rss.cnn
Alexa, how am I feeling today? Amazon may be getting into the business of reading your emotions.


Uber and Lyft battle Los Angeles over the future of transportation
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From rss.cnn
Scooters and electric bikes have become pawns in a power struggle between rideshare companies Uber and Lyft and the city of Los Angeles a a tug of war experts say will have far-reaching implications for quality of life in cities across the United States.


Didi wants to help millions of drivers power their electric cars
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From rss.cnn
Didi Chuxing, China's top ride-hailing app, has teamed up with the country's giant power utility to make it easier and cheaper for drivers to recharge their cars.


Facebook was flooded with far-right content ahead of the EU election, campaigners say
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From rss.cnn
Far-right and anti-EU groups have been using hundreds of "disinformation networks" on Facebook to spread their message ahead of this week's European Union elections, according to campaign group Avaaz.


This old-school mobile game system is full of surprises
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From rss.cnn
Playdate is a handheld bright-yellow gaming device with a 2.7-inch black and white screen. And sticking out of the device's tiny side is a tiny crank that can control time (in a game, anyway).


Now we know why SpaceX is suing the US government
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From rss.cnn
SpaceX's rivals just blew the cover off the rocket company's secretive lawsuit against the US government.


Amazon wins facial-recognition vote, but concerns about the tech aren't going away
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From rss.cnn
Hundreds of Amazon employees, groups of investors, and dozens of civil rights groups and academic researchers are upset that the online retailer is selling facial-recognition software to governments. Yet on Wednesday, Amazon shareholders rejected a proposal that asked the company to stop the practice.


Twitter co-founder calls President Trump 'master of the platform'
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From rss.cnn
President Donald Trump is a "master" of Twitter, according to the company's co-founder Ev Williams.


Dungeons & Dragons: Stranger Things adventure gets its own reboot
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From https:
The Netflix series Stranger Things has rightly earned itself a lot of fans for everything from its talented cast to superb writing and atmosphere, so itas no surprise itas been picked up for a third series (releasing on July 4).

Mercedes reveals worldas safest car
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Picture the ESF 2019 as a shopping trolley a packed to overflowing. This one-off creation from Mercedes-Benz is filled with ideas for improving safety in future cars, not only for those inside the vehicle but also other road users.

Benz breakthrough keeps drivers alert with sunlight
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Mercedes has turned its brightest lights on combating fatigue, one of the top three killers on our roads.

Speeding fines increased up to $1658
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South Australian drivers will soon face a major increase in fines after the State Government set its sights on hoons and mobile phone users.

The real reason people buy Jeeps
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The wild child of the off-road SUV club has learned some manners.

Staggering number spent on gaming
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Would you spend more than $4b on your hobby?

aClimate emergencya rally to disrupt parts of Melbourne CBD today
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More than 1000 people marched through the Melbourne CBD to lay adeada at one of the cityas busiest intersections this afternoon.

Total War: Three Kingdoms launch disappoints some fans
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WAR. War never changes.

Startling change to new Land Rover
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Itas the car out to impress mums, dads, toddlers and pooches in one adventurous swoop.

Climate change linked to childhood gastro, according to study
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Climate change must be factored into efforts to prevent childhood gastro across the globe because there is a link between the disease and extreme weather, a new study has found.

Map reveals huge Aussie meteorite
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A NASA centre that studies asteroids and meteors has captured data showing where the meteorite landed, and how much energy it produced.

More companies back away from Huawei
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Controversial Chinese telecom giant Huawei must be feeling very lonely right now.

Why this $25,000 hatchback might be the safest car on the road.
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A $30,000 hatchback has proved safer than $100,000-plus luxury cars in the latest round of independent crash tests.

Illegal ozone-depleting gases traced to rogue factories in China
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Industries in northeastern China have spewed large quantities of an ozone-depleting gas into the atmosphere in violation of an international treaty, global scientists say.

Aussie coupleas sick Charlottesville posts
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Using aliases to hide their true identity, an Australian couple used a closed forum filled with white supremacists to celebrate the death of a woman at the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

Millionaireas rant horribly backfires
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A self help author and self-professed amillionairea has been torn down on social media after accusing abroke peoplea of having ano class whatsoevera.

The Pentagon admits it investigates UFOs
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The Pentagon has finally uttered the words it always avoided when discussing the possible existence of UFOs a aunidentified aerial phenomenaa a and admits it still investigates reports of them.

Optus says services restored but customer anger continues
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Optus customers have been left furious as a major outage on the telcoas network dragged on for hours on Thursday morning.

aSelfish monstera: Womanas choice to euthanise healthy dog slammed
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A woman was so attached to her dog that she took her to the grave.

Teslaas aserious safety concernsa
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Teslaas latest semi-autonomous driving software has been slammed by US website Consumer Reports, which claims it is afar less competent than a human drivera.

Super fast, six camera Samsung S10 5G in Australia
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Samsungas new 5G phone, which features six cameras, a bigger battery and a larger screen will be available in Australia from May 28.

Rolls-Royceas new $68,000 accessory
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A new feature sums up ultra luxury brand Rolls-Royce perfectly.

Deadly storms batter US
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Waterlogged parts of the central US are bracing for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three deaths.

Worldas wildest hot hatch revealed
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Renault has dipped into the supercar parts catalogue to build the most extreme hot hatch on the road.

aSonic booma as meteor lights up sky
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Experts say the object that burst through the night sky over Victoria and South Australia yesterday was likely a meteor.

Has your phone number been leaked online?
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Instagram is trying to figure out how a massive database of phone numbers and email accounts of up to 50 million high-profile Instagram users ended up unsecured online.

Toyota to cut family favourite
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Toyota will this year farewell a family favourite that has been on Australian roads for more than 36 years.

How your car could change forever
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Mercedes-Benz has reinvented the steering wheel. Itas not round, but it is realistic a|

Crazy way bride will fund $81k wedding
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A Queensland woman wants to fund her entire dream destination wedding through recycling containers a an ambitious plan that means she needs to recycle 810,000 bottles and cans.

Do you like shooting bandits in wastelands? Rage 2 is happy to oblige
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Way back in the 1990s, there were a couple of films released around the theme that a giant asteroid was going to slam into Earth and turn us all into future petrol for aliens or robots a Armageddon and Deep Impact in particular.