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Google collaborates with fact checkers to weed out misinformation in elections

Ahead of general elections, Google on Friday announced a collaboration with fact checkers in India for early detection of online misinformation, including deepfakes, and will create a common repository that news publishers can use through the electioneering.In a blog post, Google said as part of its commitment to enable the news ecosystem to combat misinformation, it will support Shakti, India Election Fact-Checking Collective, a consortium of news publishers and fact checkers in India, working together to aid the early…

Smartphone data suggests conservatives do in fact have more fun

It can often seem as if people on the opposite side of the political divide live entirely different existences. A new preprint paper, published earlier this month, highlights how it’s not just your intuition: In some ways, they really do.A research team led by Imperial College, London’s Sanaz Talaifar tracked 1,300 college students’ smartphone data over a collective 11,400 days. The data traces produced came from the phone’s sensors, including GPS, microphones, calling, texting, unlocking screens, and other activities.…

This iPhone and Apple Watch app teaches you a cool new fact every day

If you've always wondered how other people learn such cool and interesting facts, tidbits like the fact that you can fit all of the planets in our solar system between the Earth and the Moon or that sharks have existed longer than trees, then I highly recommend the Daily Random Facts app.Created for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, this app serves up the best, most interesting and easy-to-remember daily facts. You can choose to have them appear on your lock screen, or customize your settings so they arrive as…

Apple Vision Pro does in fact have a removable battery cable but you’ll need to have your SIM ejector tool handy

With Apple Vision Pro launching on February 2, we’re learning new information about Apple’s mixed reality headset by the minute. Earlier this week, initial reviews dropped, and one surprise was the supposed lack of removable cable on the Vision Pro’s battery pack. Similar to the original HomePod, however, while not advertised by Apple, the cable is indeed removable.Ray Wong, on X, shared his experience with the Vision Pro battery pack and showcased how to remove the cable from the battery with a simple SIM ejector tool.…

Elon Musk: Elon Musk is spreading election misinformation, but X’s fact checkers are long gone

In the spring of 2020, when President Donald Trump wrote messages on Twitter warning that increased reliance on mail-in ballots would lead to a "rigged election," the platform ran a corrective, debunking his claims."Get the facts about mail-in voting," a content label read. "Experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud," the hyperlinked article declared.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering CollegeCourseWebsiteIIM LucknowIIML Executive Programme in FinTech, Banking &…

Samuel L. Jackson Just Shared A Sweet Fact About Filming With Argylle Co-Star Sam Rockwell, And I Had No Idea

Argylle is one of the most anticipated films of 2024. Between Argylle's killer cast list including Dua Lipa and Henry Cavill and exciting director Matthew Vaughn at the helm, the movie looks like a fun action romp this winter that'll be sure to draw a crowd. Samuel L. Jackson also is a key member of the cast, along with Sam Rockwell who is heavily featured in the Argylle trailer. The Pulp Fiction actor recently revealed that the new movie marks his fourth film with Rockwell, but this one is special for a very interesting…

55 Facts That Would Satisfy A Child’s Desire To Hear 1 New Fun Fact Every Night Before Bed

If you’re a parent who doesn’t always have time for a bedtime story, or your children have memorized Goodnight Moon after hearing it 17 times, allow us to present you with an alternative to a simple pre-sleep story: telling your kids a new fun fact each night!One parent on Reddit recently asked others to share the best, simple fun facts that can satiate a child’s curiosity at bedtime, and readers did not disappoint. Below, you’ll find all of the best facts that both kiddos and adults can enjoy, so be sure to upvote the…

How To Use Google’s Fact Check Explorer To Verify Claims on the Web

It’s getting more and more difficult to know whether or not to believe what you see on the web and on social media, what with misinformation and faked content now churned out on a huge scale, but there are resources that can help you find the truth: Including a tool called Fact Check Explorer that’s maintained by Google.No Google AI Search, I Don’t Need to Learn About the “Benefits of Slavery” In Google’s words, the tool “gives journalists and fact checkers a deeper way to learn about an image or topic”, and it taps into…

Zendaya Wore The Coolest Pants With A Train, But I’m Totally Distracted By The Fact She Has Bangs Now

Actress and recording artist Zendaya has become a household name over the past few years, partly thanks to her Emmy-winning role in Euphoria and for playing MJ in Tom Holland's Spider-Man trilogy. She's also become a style icon, thanks to Zendaya's collaboration with image architect Law Roach. Most recently the 27 year-old A-lister wore the coolest pants with a train attached, but I'm totally distracted by the fact that she has chic bangs now.Given her status as one of the most fashionable young stars in Hollywood,…

Extreme cold still happens in a warming world—in fact climate instability may be disrupting the polar vortex

Surface temperatures at 7 a.m. EST on Jan. 16, 2024. Temperatures below freezing are in blue; those above freezing are in red. The jet stream is indicated by the light blue line with arrows. Credit: Mathew Barlow/UMass Lowell, CC BY Over the past few days, extremely cold Arctic air and severe winter weather have swept southward into much of the U.S., breaking daily low-temperature records from Montana to Texas. Tens of millions…