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Justice Department launches sweeping review of competition in tech

The US is intensifying its already stepped-up scrutiny of the tech industry. The Department of Justice is launching a comprehensive antitrust review of "market-leading online platforms" to see if they're abusing their leading positions. There's no… Source: Engadget | Justice Department launches sweeping review of competition in tech

Quakecon's Steam sale offers steep discounts on 'Doom' and 'Wolfenstein'

QuakeCon is right around the corner, and Bethesda is determined to capitalize on the wave of good vibe for id Software's gaming legacy — including, we'd add, the looming 25th anniversary of Doom II. To that end, it's launching a QuakeCon sale on Ste… Source: Engadget | Quakecon's Steam sale offers steep discounts on 'Doom' …

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FTC to accuse Facebook of misusing phone numbers and facial recognition

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly plans to issue a complaint over Facebook's handling of phone numbers and facial recognition. According to The Washington Post, the FTC plans to allege that advertisers managed to target users who provided… Source: Engadget | FTC to accuse Facebook of misusing phone numbers and facial recognition

Alphabet's internet balloons have spent a million hours in the stratosphere

The fledgling internet balloon industry just marked an important achievement. Alphabet's Loon has recorded over 1 million hours of stratospheric flight for its balloons, covering about 24.9 million miles. The figures aren't completely shocking when… Source: Engadget | Alphabet's internet balloons have spent a million hours in the stratosphere

Apple News debuts a guide to the 2020 Democrat hopefuls

Apple wants you to take its news service seriously. To demonstrate its potential beyond a simple headline aggregation platform, it's launched its own candidate guide ahead of the 2020 Democratic debates. The guide contains facts, biographies and cand… Source: Engadget | Apple News debuts a guide to the 2020 Democrat hopefuls

Facebook, Google and others come together to set benchmarks for AI

A consortium of 40 tech companies, including the likes of Facebook and Google, have come together to release a set of evaluation benchmarks for AI. By measuring AI products against these benchmarks, companies in the field will be able to identify opt… Source: Engadget | Facebook, Google and others come together to set benchmarks for …

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Steam's Summer Sale for 2019 gives you the chance to win free stuff

It's that time of the year again when you can't help but empty your wallet to stockpile on Steam games you'll probably never touch. Steam has launched its Summer Sale event for 2019, and it'll last for the next two weeks until July 7th 10AM PDT/1PM E… Source: Engadget | Steam's Summer Sale for 2019 …

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Target's Deal Day challenges Amazon's Prime event

Target is going head to head with Amazon's Prime Day this year by debuting an event call "Deal Days"– and yes, it'll also last for 48 hours. In a bid to compete with Amazon for your hard-earned dollars, the retailer is also holding an online sale ev… Source: Engadget | Target's Deal Day challenges Amazon's …

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Now Duolingo teaches the world's five most common languages

Duolingo's expanding language repertoire might just help you with a trip to the Middle East. The service now offers a course that teaches Arabic to English speakers — specifically, a conversational version of the relatively universal Modern Standar… Source: Engadget | Now Duolingo teaches the world's five most common languages

Facebook tests controls that turn off those angry red notification dots

Red may be an attention-grabbing color, but too much of it can trigger anxiety. You might soon see a lot less of the hue on Facebook. The company is testing the ability to turn off the crimson in-app notification dots that seem to pop up every time y… Source: Engadget | Facebook tests controls that …

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NYPD asks Google to scrap Waze's DUI checkpoints

The NYPD has sent Google a cease-and-desist letter, asking it to axe a Waze feature that allows users to mark cops' locations on the navigation app. Based on the letter first seen by Streetsblog NYC and CBS New York, authorities believe the feature i… Source: Engadget | NYPD asks Google to scrap Waze's DUI checkpoints

Instacart revises pay policy after accusations of tip stealing

Instacart is learning a hard lesson about the importance of paying workers properly. The grocery delivery service is revising its pay policies for shoppers after complaints that it was counting customer tips toward its minimum pay goals — as far as… Source: Engadget | Instacart revises pay policy after accusations of tip stealing

Facebook will show who uploaded your contact info for targeted ads

Facebook has taken some steps to prevent companies from recklessly using your data for targeted ads, but now it might put pressure on them to come clean. As of February 28th, Facebook's "why am I seeing this ad?" button will show who (if anyone) upl… Source: Engadget | Facebook will show who uploaded your contact …

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