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The State Department will start asking visa applicants for their social media accounts

The Trump administration implemented a new policy today that will require most visa applicants to provide information about their social media accounts The Hill first reported the news. from https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/31/18647401/state-department-visas-social-media-trumphttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63928465/akrales_180620_1777_0259.0.jpg

The tech industry is worried about Trump’s Mexico tariffs

Over the past year, trade relations between the United States and China have continued to strain under increased tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. Now, President Trump is shifting his focus toward Mexico, another of the US’s top trade partners, and consumer tech groups are worried. from https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/31/18647410/trump-mexico-tariffs-usmca-trade-us-tech-industryhttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63928488/1152627379.jpg.0.jpg

Lyft has completed 55,000 self-driving rides in Las Vegas

One year ago, Lyft launched its self-driving ride service in Las Vegas. Today, the company announced its 30-vehicle fleet has made 55,000 trips. That makes it the largest commercial program of its kind in the US. Unsurprisingly, Lyft says it’s thrilled. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/31/lyft-aptiv-55000-self-driving-vehicle-rides-vegas/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fcrop%3D1600%252C914%252C0%252C0%26quality%3D85%26format%3Djpg%26resize%3D1600%252C914%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-uploaded-images%252F2019-05%252F6dd337c0-83bc-11e9-9502-8b31803a8045%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3D54d62b24fd3d2810249e90bb8078b8863b57f807&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=7363e30a046fd97ecae6cae9b49329753c3d5675

The first trailer for Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is astonishing

The first trailer has arrived for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Netflix’s upcoming prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson / Frank Oz movie The Dark Crystal. It makes the 10-hour series look astonishingly faithful to the original film. from https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/30/18645760/trailer-netflix-dark-crystal-age-of-resistance-jim-henson-frank-oz-movie-mark-hamill-andy-samberghttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63921020/DarkCrystal1.0.png

Apple Pay will work on NYC subways and buses starting May 31st

Ever since I moved to New York City nearly ten years ago, I’ve had to buy physical MetroCards to ride the subway almost every day. But last week, for the first time ever, I didn’t have to swipe my card to get trough the turnstile and catch my train. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/29/apple-pay-express-transit-new-york-city-subway-buses-mta/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?crop=1600%2C1067%2C0%2C0&quality=85&format=jpg&resize=1600%2C1067&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fs.yimg.com%2Fos%2Fcreatr-uploaded-images%2F2019-05%2Fe959e150-8196-11e9-bfe5-5fda2dfabe03&client=a1acac3e1b3290917d92&signature=89cebb77b6ceea842578d6286576fd1e49cd6179

Colorado college students were secretly used to train facial recognition

Researchers used over 1,700 photos of students and others without their permission for a facial recognition study sponsored by US military and intelligence services, according to the Colorado Springs Independent and Financial Times. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/28/uccs-facial-recognition-study-students/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fcrop%3D1280%252C568%252C0%252C0%26quality%3D85%26format%3Djpg%26resize%3D1600%252C710%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-uploaded-images%252F2019-05%252Fc0bc0e40-80fa-11e9-bf7b-971cd501ea6d%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3Dce3ead7b8580574eac5f2e9ad4f495616512c032&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=16dcbd8b356a23afef1b11f520ab6e6d210722e7

Intel’s 10th Gen ‘Ice Lake’ now shipping with AI, graphics boosts in tow

Intel finally took the wraps off of its 10th Gen “Ice Lake” processors at Computex 2019 today. During its keynote presentation, Intel announced that its 10th Gen chips are now shipping to PC manufacturers and will start popping up in PCs in time for the holidays later this year. from https://www.windowscentral.com/intels-10th-gen-ice-lake-now-shipping-ai-graphics-boosts-towhttps://www.windowscentral.com/sites/wpcentral.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2019/04/9900-mona.jpg?itok=f-VKxUJd

Watch Intel’s Computex 2019 presentation right here

Intel is getting ready to kick off its Computex 2019 keynote address, and you can follow along right here. We’re expecting to hear much more about Intel’s upcoming 10th Gen “Ice Lake” processors, tidbits about the company’s “Project Athena” initiative with its PC partners, and much more. from https://www.windowscentral.com/watch-intels-computex-2019-presentation-right-herehttp://ifttt.com/images/no_image_card.png

Microsoft, Alphabet team up to teach quantum computer programming

The very concept of a quantum computer can be daunting, let alone programming it, but Microsoft thinks it can offer a helping hand. It’s partnering with Alphabet’s X and Brilliant on an online curriculum for quantum computing. from https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/26/microsoft-brilliant-quantum-computing-curriculum/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fcrop%3D5000%252C3333%252C0%252C0%26quality%3D85%26format%3Djpg%26resize%3D1600%252C1067%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-images%252F2019-05%252Ff81db9c0-7ffa-11e9-bfbf-27a1cab8fdd1%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3D3351e2b2cf11799d0e152e15dbe765027237e5c2&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=d90644199b1dbd6c8de308bc203707d221718e97