China banned 23 million people with poor social credit from transportation in 2018

China banned 23 million people with poor social credit from transportation in 2018

China banned 23 million people from buying plane or train tickets last year because their social credit scores were too low, according to the Associated Press, which obtained a copy of a government report. The government rolled out the travel ban on people with low social credit scores last May. According to a report from China’s National Public Credit Information Center from last week, 17.5 million people have been blocked from purchasing airplane tickets, while…

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This is what folding phone cases will look like

This is what folding phone cases will look like

Phone case companies are already starting to figure out what a case looks like for the coming wave of foldable phones. Spigen is one of the first to work out a design, and it’s shared mock-ups of three products it plans to release for Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. The cases all share similar designs, with front covers protecting the top and bottom bezels of the 4.6-inch outside display and cutouts for the triple-camera system on the…

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Electric trikes are the latest battery-powered gadgets to enter the ride-sharing world

Electric trikes are the latest battery-powered gadgets to enter the ride-sharing world

Had your fill of all those dockless electric bikes and scooters littering the streets of cities across America? Hankering for something new, something different, maybe even something that looks sillier than a scooter? Gotcha, the bike- and scooter-share service, has got you to covered. (Pun intended.) “reimagined moped” Gotcha, which operates bike and scooter-sharing services on dozens of college campuses, is adding a new vehicle to its product lineup: a three-wheeled, battery-powered trike. It can…

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Microsoft to offer Band refunds, announces end of apps and services

Microsoft to offer Band refunds, announces end of apps and services

Microsoft has announced today that it plans to kill off its Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health Dashboard apps and services on May 31st. The software giant already discontinued its wrist-worn Band fitness tracker more than two years ago, but the company has kept the Band apps running to support existing users. That will now change on May 31st, with the backend services ending and the apps being removed from the Microsoft Store, Google Play, and…

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The first aviation disaster caught on film

The first aviation disaster caught on film

A routine press photo op in 1937 ended up recording the explosion of the greatest airship ever built. A flying symbol of pride for Nazi Germany, the Hindenburg was the biggest and most elaborate airship ever built. At a time when airplanes were only carrying one or two people across the Atlantic Ocean, the Hindenburg was flying paid passengers, who enjoyed its dining room, reading room, passenger lounge, and even smoking room. It was an…

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This Surface Pro 6 bundle includes a Type Cover for $799

This Surface Pro 6 bundle includes a Type Cover for $799

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 is $799 right now at Amazon, Best Buy and the Microsoft Store, and it’s being bundled with a free Platinum-toned Type Cover — usually an extra $129 purchase. The Type Cover is an accessory that most Surface owners are likely to buy at some point, so it’s a stellar deal to have it tossed in at no extra charge. This configuration has an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 128GB of storage,…

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Facebook, Twitter, and Google still aren’t doing enough about disinformation, EU says

Facebook, Twitter, and Google still aren’t doing enough about disinformation, EU says

Facebook, Twitter, and Google still aren’t doing enough to battle disinformation on their platforms, European Union officials said in a statement released this week. As part of a plan to fight disinformation on social media, the companies signed on to a voluntary proposal to crack down on the problem last year, which included making plans to increase transparency and fight fake accounts. The European Commission is now publicizing monthly progress reports on the topic, and…

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