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Zeynep Tufekci / Wired:
As it gets harder to distinguish fakes from truth, facts lose their power, and so we must develop means of verifying info, from geolocation to blockchain   —  IN THE SUMMER of 2006, Fidel Castro unexpectedly announced that he was temporarily handing over power to his brother.
Feb 20, 2019, 12:00 AM - In context

Peter Rubin / Wired:
How chains like Cinemark and AMC are testing high-end, immersive multiplayer VR experiences in select movie theaters   —  ONCE UPON A time, the company with the biggest screens in the world made a big bet on virtual reality.  Imax opened seven VR centers in movie theaters around the globe …
Feb 10, 2019, 12:25 PM - In context

Jeremy Littau / Wired:
Monopolistic thinking and lack of attention to the internet's role in distribution has decimated media, but foundation journalism, subs, and community can help   —  LAST WEEK, LAYOFFS at BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Gannett landed like consecutive punches.  The news signaled a difficult year ahead …
Jan 31, 2019, 11:25 AM - In context

Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Facebook tightens its policies, says it may now remove networks of fraudulent pages and groups created by people who previously breached its rules   —  PAGES AND GROUPS are the tools Facebook misinformation peddlers love the most.  Creating a network of anonymous pages is one of the easiest ways …
Jan 23, 2019, 3:50 PM - In context

Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Google announces it will contribute an additional $3.1M to Wikimedia and give Wikipedia editors free access to Custom Search API and Cloud Vision API   —  GOOGLE IS POURING an additional $3.1 million into Wikipedia, bringing its total contribution to the free encyclopedia over the past decade …
Jan 23, 2019, 12:50 PM - In context

Joi Ito / Wired:
A look at Sci-Hub, a website providing free access to millions of otherwise inaccessible academic papers, and other efforts to topple academic paywalls   —  SCIENCE IS BUILT, enhanced, and developed through the open and structured sharing of knowledge.  Yet some publishers charge …
Jan 10, 2019, 12:00 AM - In context

Peter Rubin / Wired:
Netflix debuts its first choose-your-own-storyline movie, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, developed over 18 months using Twine, a game writing tool   —  BY NEARLY ANY measure, Netflix has had a ridiculous year.  When all is said and done, the company will have spent upwards of $10 billion …
Dec 28, 2018, 3:45 PM - In context

Craig Mod / Wired:
Although the functionality of digital books has largely remained the same for 10 years, technology has improved everything that goes into publishing a book   —  THE FUTURE BOOK was meant to be interactive, moving, alive.  Its pages were supposed to be lush with whirling doodads, responsive, hands-on.
Dec 26, 2018, 1:10 AM - In context

Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
Amnesty International calls Twitter a “toxic place for women” in a study of 288,000 tweets aimed at 778 female journalists and politicians from the US and UK   —  FOR MANY WOMEN, especially journalists, politicians, and other public figures, Twitter is something to endure.
Dec 18, 2018, 7:15 PM - In context

Jesse Jarnow / Wired:
The ecosystem of “tapers”, enthusiasts who record live music, is thriving due to advancements in recording technology and the ease of sharing over the internet   —  MOST TIMES, ERIC Pier-Hocking will get to the venue before you do.  It's not because he wants to be in the front row …
Nov 24, 2018, 3:00 AM - In context

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