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https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/25/21454917/amazon-luna-cloud-gaming-comparison-google-stadia-microsoft-xcloud-game-pass-geforce-now
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The Verge
Amazon has just taken the wraps off Amazon Luna, its long-rumored cloud gaming service, meaning the company is officially going head to head with Google Stadia, Nvidia’s GeForce Now, and Microsoft’s cloud gaming service built into Game Pass Ultimate. We’ve compared all of the services in this post.
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https://newatlas.com/blood-test-concussion-brain-injury-fda-approval/53422/
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New Atlas
​The first diagnostic blood test to evaluate the severity of a concussion has been approved for marketing by the FDA. The blood test can accurately identify patients with brain tissue damage, or intracranial lesions, following a head injury without the need for an expensive & time-consuming CT scan.
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https://archives.cjr.org/behind_the_news/serious_journalism_content.php
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Columbia Journalism Review
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https://www.xda-developers.com/google-translate-offline-translations-machine-learning/
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XDA Developers
Today, the Google showed how Google Translate benefits from using on-device machine learning technology for offline translations.
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https://www.journalism.co.uk/news-commentary/five-paradoxes-of-a-dying-press/s6/a564992/
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Journalism
Nicolas Becquet, journalist, L'Echo
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https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2017/02/23/who-has-all-content/
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The Scholarly Kitchen
Several services attempt to gather up “all” of the content across publishers. This post provides an overview and taxonomy.
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xq84e/never-apologize-for-tweets
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Vice
Mark Duplass learned the perils of apologies after praising conservative pundit Ben Shapiro and opening Twitter's hellmouth.
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https://www.technologyreview.com/2018/03/27/3116/fake-news-20-personalized-optimized-and-even-harder-to-stop/
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MIT Technology Review
Fake news may have already influenced politics in the US, but it’s going to get a lot worse, warns an AI consultant to the US government. Sean Gourley, founder and CEO of Primer, a company that uses software to mine data sources and automatically generate reports for US intelligence agencies via In-Q-Tel, the intelligence community’s investment fund,…
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https://www.wired.com/2015/03/disney-magicband/
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Wired
If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip Silicon Valley and book a ticket to Orlando. Go to Disney World. Then, reserve a meal at a restaurant called Be Our Guest, using the Disney […]
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https://www.theinformation.com/articles/the-end-of-streams
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The Information
Wherever you turn in media these days, publishers want to discuss the “platforms that matter.”Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn. Snapchat. How much time should a publisher invest in each?
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https://www.vox.com/2015/8/18/11617768/meet-the-15-year-old-prodigy-dominating-drone-fight-club-video
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Vox
Welcome to the Game of Drones.
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https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/vr-rubber-hand-illusion/
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Digital trends
Neuroscience researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have found a new way to make people experience sensations in virtual reality -- by recreating the so-called 'rubber hand illusion' using a bit of trusty brain zapping tech. Here is how it all works.
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https://digiday.com/media/mother-jones-nonprofit-fix-serious-journalism-work/
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Digiday
Mother Jones is showing that the nonprofit model can make it possible for serious journalism to survive the forces of disruption.
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https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/9/21058094/ai-film-decision-making-warner-bros-signs-cinelytic
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The Verge
Can algorithms predict which films will be a success at the box office? Film studio Warner Bros. seems to think it can help, and has struck a deal with LA-based AI startup Cinelytic, which uses machine learning to analyze historical film data and forecast future performance.
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https://www.popmatters.com/194439-can-i-say-that-stand-up-comedy-in-the-age-of-political-correctness-2495519542.html
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Pop Matters
For all the alarmist propaganda about political correctness in the US, insensitive speech is still protected by the First Amendment. The complaints about PC are BS.
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https://www.luxurysociety.com/en/articles/2019/06/the-future-of-influencer-marketing-is-in-china/
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Luxury Society
China’s influencer marketing industry is three to five years ahead of the rest of the world. The advanced functionality and integration of social media, e-commerce, and digital payment in China has enabled business models that are yet to be explored in other countries.
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https://www.theringer.com/2017/5/16/16042812/mike-francesa-wfan-sports-radio-podcasting-5a04686a3505
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The Ringer
After 30 years dominating New York sports radio, Mike Francesa is moving on. What’s next? Well, he says he knows the future of podcasting … and in his hands, it could be yuuuuge.
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https://variety.com/2016/biz/news/cable-tv-revenue-decline-broadband-cord-cutting-1201836417/
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Variety
The triple threat to the pay-TV biz — cord-cutters, cord-shavers and cord-nevers — will drive down U.S. cable operator's video revenue 4.7% by 2026, even as monthly cable TV bills will continue to climb, according to a new forecast from SNL Kagan.
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https://medium.com/s/designing-for-virtual-reality/how-creatives-are-hacking-the-movie-set-for-virtual-reality-edb3b90c86d7
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Medium
The next time you put on a virtual reality headset, watch a live-action film and try to be like Neo. Look around and realize that as realistic as the scene might look, a film set without cameras…
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberal-legal-marijuana-pot-1.4041902
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CBC
CBC News has learned that the legislation will be announced during the week of April 10 and will broadly follow the recommendation of a federally appointed task force that was chaired by former liberal Justice Minister Anne McLellan.
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https://www.businessinsider.com/marijuana-cbd-boom-cbd-2018-6
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Business Insider
A compound in the plant that’s been linked to a range of potential health benefits — but doesn’t cause a high — is increasingly being eyed for its use in salves, oils, balms, and beverages. It’s also the main ingredient in a drug that just became the first of its kind to win government approval.