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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 14 2 of 14 3 of 14 4 of 14 5 of 14 6 of 14 7 of 14 8 of 14 9 of 14 10 of 14 11 of 14 12 of 14 13 of 14 14 of 14 Last SlideNext Slide At the Mare Island Navy Yard after her final overhaul, July 12,…

A Stanford psychologist says internet culture isn’t as toxic as it feels – Quartz

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

The internet feels like a worse place lately. In March, the Pew Research Center cited hate memes, manipulative bots spewing fake news, and media reports declaring the end of internet innocence as evidence that the social web isn’t “a space where disparate views, ideas and conversations [can] constructively converge.” Meanwhile, the risks of going online are widely discussed: It can cause depression, or create a “toxic mirror.” It can even…

More Info On Microsoft’s Xbox One X Coming Tomorrow, August 20 – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Credit: Microsoft Xbox One X. Microsoft’s Xbox One has been a known quantity for a while now, first surfacing in leaks as a rumored update to the Xbox One before Microsoft confirmed its existence at E3 last year. Since then we’ve received a steady drip of info, from a breakdown of its technical specifications at Digital Foundry to the final price and name at E3 this year. What we don’t…

A Stanford psychologist says internet culture isn’t as toxic as it feels – Quartz

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

The internet feels like a worse place lately. In March, the Pew Research Center cited hate memes, manipulative bots spewing fake news, and media reports declaring the end of internet innocence as evidence that the social web isn’t “a space where disparate views, ideas and conversations [can] constructively converge.” Meanwhile, the risks of going online are widely discussed: It can cause depression, or create a “toxic mirror.” It can even…

China launches cyber-court to handle internet-related disputes – The Verge

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

China’s new cyber-court in the city of Hangzhou will start hearing cases today that exclusively deal with e-commerce and internet-related cases, according to China Law Blog. The court will have the ability to handle all aspects of a case online from beginning to end. The court will accept filings electronically and try cases via live stream for the following areas of dispute: contract disputes arising from online shopping, product liability…

Taylor Swift Deletes Social Posts, Sends Internet Into Collective Tizzy – Forbes

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Taylor Swift performs in February 2017. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DIRECTV) When you’re the biggest star on the planet, you don’t have to say a word to get millions of fans talking. Taylor Swift proved that today when she deleted social posts and profile images across Instagram (where she has 102 million followers), Twitter (85.4 million) and Facebook (75 million). Both TaylorSwift.com and Swift’s Tumblr pages have been removed and…