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YouTube Music Videos In the UK Are Getting Slapped with Age Ratings

YouTube Music Videos In the UK Are Getting Slapped with Age Ratings

Some in the UK feel that YouTube videos, like movies and other forms of art/media, need age ratings. According to The Guardian, YouTube and Vevo have collaborated with two organizations – the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) – to make sure new music videos made in the UK come with age ratings. “Keeping …

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Apple Music Festival Kicks off Sept. 19 with Pharrell, One Direction, Disclosure

Apple Music Festival Kicks off Sept. 19 with Pharrell, One Direction, Disclosure

For eight years, Apple put on the iTunes Festival in London. Now, it’s out with the old and in with the new. The multiple-day concert has been rebranded as the Apple Music Festival, and the company has just announced its dates and headliners. This year’s major acts will include Pharrell, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure. The 10-day …

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Google’s Humanoid Robot Can Stalk You Through the Woods Now

Google’s Humanoid Robot Can Stalk You Through the Woods Now

In that’s just wonderful news, the Google-owned Boston Dynamics is now testing its ATLAS humanoid robot outdoors, which led to this incredibly creepy footage: No, ATLAS isn’t particularly agile – yet. But the way it ambles along, like a drunk, homicidal toddler, is more than a little unnerving. That’s a Google-owned robot that can pretty much ruin your camping trip. …

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Google Hangouts Gets Its Own Website

Google Hangouts Gets Its Own Website

Google has finally given Hangouts its own dedicated site. Head on over to hangouts.google.com, and you’ll find a full-fledged web client for Google’s popular messaging service. “We are launching another way to use Hangouts today. From our new site you’ll be able to take advantage of the best of Hangouts in the browser, along with an inspiring image to get …

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Uber Is Getting Serious About Food Delivery

Uber Is Getting Serious About Food Delivery

Uber has its eyes on much more than just rides. Uber is getting serious about food delivery. The company has just updated its app and in places where its UberEATS service is available, the food delivery options is now front and center. Instead of simply being another ride option at the bottom, UberEATS is now its own section on the …

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Google’s Project Sunroof Will Tell You If Solar Is Right for You

Google’s Project Sunroof Will Tell You If Solar Is Right for You

Google (not Alphabet) has just unveiled what it’s calling a “treasure map of solar energy.” If you’ve ever thought about installing solar panels on your house, the first thing comes to mind is probably that would be quite the hassle. And one of the major concerns you may have is whether or not your roof even gets enough sunlight to …

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Facebook Looks to Be Updating Notes

Facebook Looks to Be Updating Notes

Do you remember Facebook Notes? Believe it or not, you can still write notes on Facebook. A relic of the past, Facebook notes have pretty much fallen out of favor with the social networking crowd. This might be the first time you’ve even thought about them in years. Go try to compose a new note on Facebook. Trust me, it’ll …

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Apple Reveals Modest Improvement in Employee Diversity

Apple Reveals Modest Improvement in Employee Diversity

Last year, when Apple released its first ever diversity report, the company revealed that its workforce was 70 percent male and 55 percent white. Of course, this didn’t set Apple apart from any other major tech company – everyone in Silicon Valley has been struggling with diversity. Tim Cook said he was not happy with that. “Let me say up …

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Reddit Will Block Content in Certain Countries, Has Already Done So in Germany and Russia

Reddit Will Block Content in Certain Countries, Has Already Done So in Germany and Russia

Reddit has confirmed that it will locally block content if it receives a “valid request from and authorized entity.” The policy confirmation comes after the company blocked a specific thread about growing psychoactive mushrooms in Russia. The country’s Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, Roskomnadzor, temporarily banned reddit earlier in the week. Blocking the specific post …

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Uber Dodges Lawsuit Filed by State Taxi Companies

Uber Dodges Lawsuit Filed by State Taxi Companies

Uber is, has, and will continue to face lawsuits in states across the country and countries across the world. Traditional taxi companies are less than thrilled with Uber (and other on-demand ride companies) over its business model – mainly the one that allows Uber drivers to operate without obtaining the same sort of permits as they do. One such lawsuit …

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Uber Petition Grows After Hong Kong Raid

Uber Petition Grows After Hong Kong Raid

Just a couple of days after police raided Uber’s Hong Kong offices, a petition to “Keep Hong Kong Moving” has already amassed nearly 40,000 signatures. “As you may have heard, police visited Uber’s offices in Hong Kong this week and took two interns into custody. Seven Uber driver-partners were pulled over as well. We’re glad to report they have all …

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Sesame Street Heads to HBO in Five-Year Deal

Sesame Street Heads to HBO in Five-Year Deal

The iconic Sesame Street, which has aired on PBS for 45 years, is moving to HBO. Don’t worry – you won’t have to subscribe to HBO to watch Sesame Street. But HBO will be the first place it airs, and the broadcasting company gets a nine-month window. HBO and Sesame Workshop have just announced a five-year deal that will give …

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