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Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook has banned all forms of content related to the radical fringe conspiracy group QAnon with the exception of posts from individual profiles, marking the company’s most dramatic escalation in the fight against misinformation and what Facebook is calling “militarized social movements.” The company announced the change on its website as an update to its previous moderation sweep in August that banned close to 1,000 QAnon groups. “Starting today, we will remove any Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts representing QAnon, even if they contain no violent content. This is an update from the initial policy in August that removed Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts associated with QAnon when they discussed potential violence... Continue reading…
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Lexus has something in store for overlanding enthusiasts at the 2020 Rebelle Rally. Last year’s champions Rachelle Croft and Taylor Pawley of The X Elles will return to defend their crown onboard another Lexus. But instead of the GX460, the team will get to experience the Lexus J201 concept, a fully-equipped off-road vehicle based on the LX570. Assembled by renowned … Continue reading
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(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Columbia Engineering researchers report that Sofosbuvir-terminated RNA is more resistant to the proofreader of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, than Remdesivir-terminated RNA. The results of the new study, published today by the Nature Research journal Scientific Reports, support the use of the FDA-approved hepatitis C drug EPCLUSA--Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir--in combination with other drugs in COVID-19 clinical trials.
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NEC sets its sights on the digital payments and software as a service marketplace.
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Geely and Volvo Cars are the parent company of electric vehicle maker Polestar. Not long ago, Polestar issued a recall on close to 2200 Polestar 2 electric vehicles. The recall is blamed on a software glitch that caused several vehicles to lose power and stop running while driving. A company spokesperson has said that there have been no accidents or … Continue reading
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You can't make excellent coffee without a good grinder. We tested models from Bodum, Breville, Oxo, Cuisinart, Baratza and others, then picked our favorites.
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Parents, get ready: Amazon is prepping for Prime Day and Black Friday by announcing the top toys of the year.
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In addition to well-known tech companies, engineering and tech students want to work at major automakers and other industries.
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Spotify Spotify made major headlines last year when it announced an exclusive podcast deal with the Obamas’ production studio Higher Ground. Today, the company made a perplexing about-face. The company says it’ll be releasing the first season of The Michelle Obama Podcast on “a number” of other podcast listening platforms starting tomorrow, September 30th — two weeks after the show’s season 1 finale. The company hasn’t detailed which platforms will have the show, but it’s in conversations with several, including Stitcher, Google, Apple, and iHeart. A Spotify spokesperson says future seasons, if the show’s renewed, will “debut exclusively” on Spotify, but didn’t say whether the show will be windowed or fully exclusive to the service. Obama’s... Continue reading…
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The AirPods Pro may be an accessory for your iPhone, but there are plenty of accessories for Apple's popular true wireless earbuds.
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The Blue Oval is setting out to prove that the little crossover is worthy of the Bronco name.
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As information and processing needs have grown, pain points such as performance and resiliency have necessitated new solutions. Databases need to maintain ACID compliance and consistency, provide high availability and high performance, and handle massive workloads without becoming a drain on resources. Sharding has offered a solution, but for many companies sharding has reached its limits, due to its complexity and resource requirements. A better solution is distributed SQL.In a distributed SQL implementation, the database is distributed across multiple physical systems, delivering transactions at a globally scalable level. MariaDB Platform X5, a major release that includes upgrades to every aspect of MariaDB Platform, provides distributed SQL and massive scalability through the addition of a new smart storage engine called Xpand. With a shared nothing architecture, fully distributed ACID transactions, and strong consistency, Xpand allows you to scale to millions of transactions per second.To read this article in full, please click here
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An invasive bug is spreading in the Northeast and sparking serious problems for apple orchards, with some orchard owners saying they are dealing with thousands of spotted lanternflies a day.
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