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June 22, 2022

NEWS

The Verge

Microsoft is phasing out public access to a number of AI-powered facial analysis tools — including one that claims to identify a subject’s emotion from videos and pictures. Such “emotion recognition” tools have been criticized by experts.

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USA TODAY

After all, finding new devices for your kitchen, living room and more can be a pricey process and any bit of savings is appreciated. If you want to skip the process of signing up for a Prime membership and just cut to the deals, Best Buy has some of the …

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CNN

With all that said, who is the MacBook Pro M2 actually for? And are its best-in-class speeds worth giving up modern conveniences like a borderless display and better charging port? I used the new MacBook Pro as my main computer for a week to figure out …

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The Verge

Microsoft is preparing to add mouse and keyboard support to its Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) service that streams Xbox games to TVs, PCs, mobile devices, and more. The software giant teased the addition earlier this year, and now it’s encouraging game …

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Polygon

Diablo Immortal, Blizzard’s controversial mobile game entry in its famous action-RPG series, has had its release in China delayed just days before it was due to launch. The launch had been set for June 23, but a post on June 19 by the game’s …

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Nintendo

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 can also serve as an entry point for anyone looking to become engrossed in an immense RPG world with dynamic characters, a rich narrative and epic scope! In Aionios, the world …

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Car and Driver

The 2022 BMW M4 Competition coupe (and its M3 Competition sedan counterpart) isn’t lacking for power, what with its twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six churning out 503 horses and 479 pound-feet of torque. But based on the significantly quicker …

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The Verge

Fitbit is launching a new Sleep Profile feature for premium members that will categorize users as one of six animal characters, the company announced today. Users are grouped based on 10 sleep metrics — five of which are new to Fitbit.

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Fortune

The move follows intense criticism of such technology, which has been used by companies for monitoring job applicants during interviews. Facial recognition systems are often trained on predominately white and male databases, so their findings can become …

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The Verge

Users can now more easily customize the topics they’re shown by hitting the blue “customize” button in the right hand column (it appears just below “Picks For You”). They can also add multiple locations to the “Local News” section by hitting the settings …

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