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Gays Appropriate 'Proud Boys' Name with Fun, Empowering Tweets

Gays Appropriate 'Proud Boys' Name with Fun, Empowering Tweets

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 4, 2020

George Takei took to Twitter to wonder, "What if gay guys took pictures of themselves making out with each other or doing very gay things, then tagged themselves with #ProudBoys." Twitter users took the hint.

Andrew Yang Takes Lead in California Data Privacy Measure

Andrew Yang Takes Lead in California Data Privacy Measure

By Jocelyn Gecker | Oct 4, 2020

"The amount of data we're giving up is unprecedented in human history," says Yang, who lives in New York but is helping lead the campaign for a data privacy initiative on California's Nov. 3 ballot.

Parkland Parents Create AI Video of Slain Son to Spur Voters

Parkland Parents Create AI Video of Slain Son to Spur Voters

By Kelli Kennedy | Oct 3, 2020

The 17-year-old's mannerisms and vernacular "yo, it's me" are shockingly life like, but it is just a mirage — a realistic, almost eerie artificial intelligence re-creation of the teen, a victim of a high school shooting.

Misinformation Spikes Online as Trump Confirms COVID-19 Diagnosis

Misinformation Spikes Online as Trump Confirms COVID-19 Diagnosis

By Amanda Seitz and Beatrice Dupuy | Oct 3, 2020

News Friday that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 sparked an explosion of rumors, misinformation and conspiracy theories on social media.

To Free Doctors From Computers, Far-Flung Scribes Are Now Taking Notes For Them

To Free Doctors From Computers, Far-Flung Scribes Are Now Taking Notes For Them

By Sarah Kwon | Oct 2, 2020

Augmedix, a startup with 1,000 medical scribes in South Asia and the U.S., is part of a growing industry that profits from a confluence of health care trends — including, now, the pandemic — that are dispersing patient care around the globe.

Google Unveils Latest Pixel Phone, Rolls Out New TV Service

Google Unveils Latest Pixel Phone, Rolls Out New TV Service

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 1, 2020

Google will try to make a bigger splash in the smartphone market with a cheaper high-end model while it also aims to expand its presence on bigger screens with a new TV service.

Masturbation Makeover: Arcwave Ion Launches New Technology

Masturbation Makeover: Arcwave Ion Launches New Technology

Sep 28, 2020

Hey gents, have you heard of the frenulum? It's the underside tip of the penis, and apparently it's the new hotspot of the sex stimulator industry.

TikTok Fate in the Balance as Judge Weighs App Store Ban

TikTok Fate in the Balance as Judge Weighs App Store Ban

By Anne D'Innocenzio and Matt O'Brien | Sep 27, 2020

Lawyers for TikTok pleaded with a U.S. federal judge on Sunday to delay the Trump Administration's ban of the popular video sharing program from app stores set to take effect at the end of the day.

Unicode Announces New LGBTQ-Related Emoji for 2021

Unicode Announces New LGBTQ-Related Emoji for 2021

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 25, 2020

Unicode recently announced Emoji 13.1, a series of 217 new emoji to be released in 2021, including new LGBTQ-related emoticons.

New App Connects HIV-Positive People During Pandemic

New App Connects HIV-Positive People During Pandemic

Sep 23, 2020

Have you saturated your swipe quotient? Start exercising those fingers because there's a new app in town, focusing on the HIV-positive community.

Micosoft Will Buy Video Game Maker ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

Micosoft Will Buy Video Game Maker ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

Sep 22, 2020

Microsoft is buying the company behind popular video games The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout.

Watch: Meet Aussie Tik-Tok Sensation Ricky Rosen

Watch: Meet Aussie Tik-Tok Sensation Ricky Rosen

Sep 21, 2020

In a few months medical student Ricky Rosen has amassed some 330,000 followers on TikTok. Check out why.

Trump Backs Proposed Tiktok Deal with Oracle, Walmart

Trump Backs Proposed Tiktok Deal with Oracle, Walmart

By Stan Choe | Sep 20, 2020

President Donald Trump said Saturday he's given his "blessing" to a proposed deal between Oracle and Walmart for the U.S. operations of TikTok, the Chinese-owned app he's targeted for national security and data privacy concerns.

 US Bans Wechat, Tiktok from App Stores, Threatens Shutdowns

US Bans Wechat, Tiktok from App Stores, Threatens Shutdowns

By Tali Arbel, Matt O'brien and Matt Ott | Sep 18, 2020

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S.

US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

By Matt Ott | Sep 18, 2020

The U.S. will ban the downloads of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday, with a total ban on the use of the latter, citing national security and data privacy concerns.

Solace: The App That Supports Transitioning, One Step at a Time

Solace: The App That Supports Transitioning, One Step at a Time

By Merryn Johns | Sep 17, 2020

A support system, advocacy portal and resource guide, Solace empowers transgender individuals through their transition through a tech-savvy and easy-to-use app.

'.gay' Domains Set to Go Online

'.gay' Domains Set to Go Online

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 16, 2020

A whole new rainbow-colored universe is about to open up on your browser with the advent of the ".gay" domain extension.

Celebs Join Instagram 'Freeze' to Protest Facebook Inaction

Celebs Join Instagram 'Freeze' to Protest Facebook Inaction

Sep 16, 2020

Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are among celebrities taking part in a 24-hour Instagram "freeze" on Wednesday to protest against what they say is parent company Facebook's failure to tackle violent and hateful content and election m

TikTok Owner Picks Oracle Over Microsoft as US Tech Partner

TikTok Owner Picks Oracle Over Microsoft as US Tech Partner

By Matt O'Brien and Tali Arbel | Sep 14, 2020

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as the American tech partner that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S., according to a person familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it.

Insider Q&A: T-Mobile Pushes Internet for Virtual School

Insider Q&A: T-Mobile Pushes Internet for Virtual School

By Tali Arbel | Sep 13, 2020

T-Mobile is pushing to offer internet service to schools that are doing online learning with a program aimed at low-income students who don't have access.

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