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To Avoid Backlash, Facebook Reportedly Relaxed Fact-Checking Standards on Conservative Pages

Photo: Denis Charlet (Getty Images) In an attempt to correct the perception of a small but very vocal minority that claims Facebook’s silencing conservative voices on its platforms, the company’s reportedly swung too far in the opposite direction and essentially gave a free pass to conservative pages to spew their bullshit online. Advertisement According to…

Fossil’s Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches are about to get a major update

The Wear OS-powered Gen 5 touchscreen smartwatches Fossil rolled out last year are about to get some upgrades. Their phone apps include avatars for contacts and quick access to key tools, as well as new battery modes that include custom profiles for stuff like working out and an extended mode that helps it reach 24…

Only J-Pop Can Save Aggretsuko Now

It’s about to get boppy in here.Screenshot: Netflix Trailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you’re craving. Poor Retsuko has spent two seasons of her hilarious and occasionally heartfelt anime series expelling her existential rage via the medium of heavy metal karaoke. But in the third season, it seems like…

The ’80s Called, and They Want This PC Back

Photo: Mediaworkstations Manhattan, 2020: You step out of your taxi minutes after the rain stops. Your square and heavy roller briefcase plops down into a small puddle by the curb. Don’t worry, the leather doesn’t get too wet, and the awesome piece of high-tech equipment inside isn’t damaged at all. Advertisement You extend the roller…

U.S. Agencies Sued for Records of Unmarked Agents Who Rounded Up Portland Protesters

Portland police officers arrest a protester after dispersing a crowd of about 200 people from in front of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office on August. 1 in Portland, Oregon.Photo: Nathan Howard (Getty Images) A watchdog group investigating the deployment of federal police against protesters in Portland and other cities announced a lawsuit against the U.S….

U.S. Agencies Sued for Records on Unmarked Agents Who Rounded Up Portland Protesters

Portland police officers arrest a protester after dispersing a crowd of about 200 people from in front of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office on August. 1 in Portland, Oregon.Photo: Nathan Howard (Getty Images) A watchdog group investigating the deployment of federal police against protesters in Portland and other cities announced a lawsuit against the U.S….

Facebook repeatedly overruled fact checkers in favor of conservatives

People who run popular pages with large followings are able to appeal fact-checking decisions. And when conservatives who have criticized the social network for being biased against them appeal these decisions, Facebook has reportedly flagged the issue as requiring “escalation.” It’s then that Facebook’s team, “with direct oversight from company leadership,” steps in. “The list…

Movie Theaters Can’t Catch a Break as Judge Hands More Control to Studios

Photo: AFP/Stringer (Getty Images) Movie theaters have been royally screwed by the global pandemic, and in the latest blow, a federal judge has given the go-ahead to axe the 71-year-old Paramount Consent Decrees, which should elicit shrieks of horror for the four of you who have any idea what that is. Advertisement For the rest…

This Little AI-Powered Robot Pet Is So Cute It Hurts

Gif: Vanguard Industries (Other) I’m not sure if Moflin is supposed to be a robotic hamster, guinea pig, baby bunny, or some alternate take on a Tribble, but goddamn this robo-pet is cute. Advertisement Launched as part of a Kickstarter campaign from Vanguard Industries that went live earlier this week, Moflin looks to follow in…