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NYC subway denies using ‘real-time face recognition screens’ in Times Square

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has denied suggestions that it’s putting facial recognition cameras in the subway, saying that a trick designed to scare fare-dodgers was misinterpreted. “There is no...

How to use Adobe Acrobat Pro’s character recognition to make a searchable PDF

If you’ve ever downloaded a scanned document, you know the frustration that comes with trying to search for specific words and phrases. If you want to quickly find text to read...

Fortnite’s new update lets you pet dogs (and other animals)

With its latest update, Fortnite has added a very significant feature: you can finally pet dogs. The battle royale game introduced pets — which include not only dogs, but also dragons,...

Capcom is launching a plug-and-play mini-arcade with Mega Man, Street Fighter, and more

Nintendo has turned the mini-console into a trend, with the likes of Sony and Sega following suit. Now, game publisher Capcom is getting in on the action as well. Today, the...

Facebook tests merging its News Feed and Stories into a single interface

Facebook is testing a radically redesigned interface for its app, which sees the News Feed and Stories feature combined into a single feed that you tap through like an Instagram or...

The World Next Door mixes match-3 puzzles with magical teens

It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we...

World’s biggest airplane takes flight for the first time ever

The world’s largest airplane took flight for the first time ever on Saturday morning. Built by rocket launch company Stratolaunch, the 500,000-pound plane with a 385-foot wingspan lifted off shortly after...

Electric scooters may not be around for long

Seemingly overnight, electric scooters went from being a fun — if niche — recreational gadget to suddenly appearing on every street corner in almost every city in the US. The unexpected...

Read the United States’ indictment against Julian Assange

The United States has unsealed an indictment against Julian Assange, accusing the WikiLeaks founder of conspiring to steal secret government files. Assange was arrested earlier today by authorities in the United...

Amazon’s automated stores will start accepting cash

Amazon plans to start accepting cash at its automated convenience stores, addressing rising complaints that cash-free businesses discriminate against impoverished and lower-income shoppers who are more likely to lack access to...

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