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Google Rushes to Fix Software That Tagged Photo with Racial Slur

  (CNN) – When Jacky Alcine looked at his Google Photos app recently, he was appalled by what he saw. The facial recognition software had tagged pictures of him and a friend, both of them African-Americans, with the word “Gorillas.” Alcine, a computer programmer in Read More

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Google Photos Is Too Creepy

  (PC Mag) – At Google I/O, people were abuzz over the new Google Photos app, which lets you store an unlimited number of 16-megapixel photos as well as 1080p videos—for free! This seemed awfully fishy to me. I’m not buying into any “all you can eat for Read More

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Google’s Ingenious Plan to Make Apps Obsolete

(Wired) – Google showed off any number of potentially revolutionary technologies at its I/O developer conference keynote Thursday. There was Jump, a platform for generating 3D virtual reality content, and Brillo, Google’s latest entrant into the smart-home horse race. But the company’s most important announcement was the evolution of Read More

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Is Apple Watch a Hit?

  LOS ANGELES (USA Today) – No matter how you look at it, the new Apple Watch is no iPhone/iPad-type monster hit. You can’t currently buy Apple’s latest new product in stores, availability online for new orders won’t be fulfilled until late June/early July, and Read More