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Six Dr. Seuss books pulled for 'hurtful and wrong' images

Six Dr. Seuss books pulled for 'hurtful and wrong' images

March 2 would've been the 117th birthday of children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. On that same day, the company that keeps his characters and books circulating announced that six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to racist images. The six books are And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot's Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat's Quizzer. "These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong," a representative of Dr. Seuss Enterprises said in a statement. "Ceasing sales of these...

March 2, 2021
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Stop robocalls to your phone for good

Stop robocalls to your phone for good

The number of robocalls ringing our phones at all hours of the day has reached an all-time high, and because of that those calls are also getting a lot of attention from the government and technology companies. Most recently, the House passed a bill that will all but stop robocalls. The FCC passed a proposal that gives carriers the permission to be more aggressive when blocking spam calls. Apple even added a feature to iOS 13 that lets you block all unknown callers from ever ringing your phone. Robocalls convey a prerecorded message to your phone that often urges you to do something....

July 29, 2019
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More harm than good? Twitter struggles to label misleading COVID-19 tweets

More harm than good? Twitter struggles to label misleading COVID-19 tweets

Automated technology that Twitter began using this month to label tweets containing coronavirus misinformation is making mistakes, raising concerns about the company's reliance on artificial intelligence to review content. On May 11, Twitter started labeling tweets that spread a conspiracy theory about 5G causing the coronavirus. Authorities believe the false theory prompted some people to set fires to cell towers. Twitter will remove misleading tweets that encourage people to engage in behavior such as damaging cell towers. Other tweets that don't incite the same level of harm but...

May 25, 2020
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Google will require advertisers to prove their identity

Google will require advertisers to prove their identity

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe search giant is taking steps to increase transparency around ads.on Thursday said all  in order to buy ads on its platforms, including Google Search, YouTube and its display ad network. The search giant previously rolled out a . Advertisers will need to submit information that proves their identity and the country where they operate, Google said. People will start seeing this info in "Why This Ad?" disclosures starting this summer."This change will make it easier for people to understand who the advertiser is behind the ads...

April 23, 2020
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How people with Down syndrome are improving Google Assistant

How people with Down syndrome are improving Google Assistant

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againWorking with the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, Google is collecting voice samples to teach its Google Assistant to understand people with the condition.When Matthew MacNeil uses the voice-to-text feature on an Android phone, the resulting transcription looks nothing like what he said.  "Hello, my name is Matthew MacNeil. I live in Tillsonburg, Ontario," becomes "Hello my name is Master MacNeil. I live in traffic Ontario." MacNeil, who is 30, has Down syndrome, and he's often frustrated that voice technology, like the , on...

May 20, 2020
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Netflix snags Space Force trademarks ahead of US military

Netflix snags Space Force trademarks ahead of US military

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThough no one's too worried about confusing the Netflix show for the actual US military branch.Space Force, the branch of the US armed services , now shares a name with a . The military reportedly isn't too concerned about possible confusion over the fictional show's name. Netflix, however, has reportedly secured trademark rights in Europe, Australia, Mexico and elsewhere for Space Force.Read more: For more like thisSubscribe to the CNET Now newsletter for our editors' picks for the most important stories of the day.Currently, the...

June 8, 2020
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Comet Atlas has become a bizarre comet within a comet after fragmenting and fading

Comet Atlas has become a bizarre comet within a comet after fragmenting and fading

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againThe short time we've been watching this space snowball has been marked by turbulent and unusual events.This year continues to be a weird one, even for comets. A few months ago, (C/2019 Y4) started brightening rapidly and some thought it might put on a show for the ages. But then just as quickly, it seemed to fade as it broke apart in the face of the sun's intense heat and radiation. Skywatchers have largely turned their attention to another newfound bright comet, , but Atlas is still lingering in its faded and fragmented form....

May 18, 2020
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Google's quiet experiments may lead to smart tattoos, holographic glasses

Google's quiet experiments may lead to smart tattoos, holographic glasses

The search giant has been working on or funding a new generation of wearable technology.A simple pair of sunglasses that projects holographic icons. A smartwatch that has a digital screen but analog hands. A temporary tattoo that, when applied to your skin, transforms your body into a living touchpad. A virtual reality controller that lets you pick up objects in digital worlds and feel their weight as you swing them around. Those are some of the projects Google has quietly been developing or funding, according to white papers and demo videos, in an effort to create the next generation of...

July 15, 2020
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Elon Musk details Starlink home broadband that you simply plug in

Elon Musk details Starlink home broadband that you simply plug in

We and our partners use cookies to understand how you use our site, improve your experience and serve you personalized content and advertising. Read about how we use cookies in our and how you can control them by clicking . By continuing to use this site, you accept these cookies.AcceptRejectUpdate ConsentSpaceX's upcoming high-speed internet offering is coming soon.Pulling high-speed, low latency internet down into your home from space courtesy of will be as simple as putting a "UFO-on-a-stick" on a roof, fence, table or anywhere else with a clear view of the sky. That's what Musk claimed...

July 15, 2020
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Lawmakers want Facebook, YouTube to do more to stop climate denial

Lawmakers want Facebook, YouTube to do more to stop climate denial

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againA group of lawmakers is calling for platforms to do more about climate change misinformation.A group of more than 30 lawmakers has sent calling for more to be done about misinformation on their platforms.Rep. Donald McEachin, a Virginia Democrat, organized a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, McEachin's office confirmed, Monday. For more like thisSubscribe to the CNET Now newsletter for our editors' picks of the most important stories of the...

July 27, 2020
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