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  • Misinformation on Facebook is three times more popular than it was during the 2016 election, according to new research

Misinformation on Facebook is three times more popular than it was during the 2016 election, according to new research

© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in…

Apple’s Mac sees strong growth amid coronavirus-fueled PC market boom

Apple’s Mac segment grew nearly 39% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2020 amid double-digit growth across the broader PC market. As consumers and businesses switch to remote education and…

PwC: Blockchain technologies could boost the global economy US$1.76 trillion by 2030 through raising levels of tracking, tracing and trust

LONDON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — New analysis by PwC shows Blockchain technology has the potential to boost global gross domestic product (GDP) by US$1.76 trillion over the next decade.    …

Astronomers see a black hole ‘spaghettify’ a star in real time

Artist’s impression of star being tidally disrupted by a supermassive black hole.   ESO/M. Kornmesser It’s one of those astounding events that sounds like science fiction, but is just plain…

Apple and Amazon drive rally on Wall Street

(Reuters) – Wall Street ended sharply higher on Monday, fueled by expectations of a coronavirus relief package and by a rally in Amazon, Apple and other technology stocks ahead quarterly…

Mosquitoes’ taste for blood traced to four types of neurons — ScienceDaily

It’s one of the world’s deadliest animals, and it has a taste for human blood: the mosquito. Mosquitoes spread diseases like malaria, dengue, and yellow fever that kill at least…

Amazon’s Prime Day Sales Seen Sharply Exceeding 2019 Level

Online retailer Amazon’s annual Prime Day shopping extravaganza starts at midnight U.S. Eastern Oct. 13 and sales are expected to exceed those of last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.…

American Well Climbs – What Wall Street Is Saying

American Well AMWL shares jumped on Monday after coverage of the stock was initiated by a number of analysts four weeks following the Boston telehealth company’s debut on the New…

Alphabet’s Mineral moonshot wants to help farmers with robotic plant buggies

In 2018, Alphabet’s X lab said it was in the process of exploring how it could use artificial intelligence to improve farming. On Monday, X announced that its “computational agriculture” project…

Wisconsin seeks new deal with Foxconn

The deal with Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, was announced by President Trump at a White House ceremony, and he traveled to Wisconsin in 2018 for the groundbreaking. Foxconn…