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USA Today thinks chat bots can keep voters informed during midterms

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USA Today is no stranger to using technology as a hook for political coverage, but this time it could be particularly helpful in performing your civic duty. It's rolling out chat bots across its properties that will help you keep tabs on various aspe…

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Uber and Lyft Charge Toward Potential I.P.O.s Next Year by MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and KATE CONGER

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By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and KATE CONGER

Bankers have told Uber that its public offering could be worth $120 billion. That puts it in rare company with the likes of Facebook and Alibaba.

Published: October 15, 2018 at 07:00PM

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NBA League Pass transforms games into VR viewing parties

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Live sports broadcasts in VR tend to be solitary affairs, but they're about to become decidedly more social. Now that the 2018-2019 NBA season is getting underway, NBA League Pass and NextVR have revealed that they're offering shared viewing through…

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‘Pokemon Go’ gets a little bigger with ‘Diamond’ and ‘Pearl’ monsters

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The Pokémon company has announced that monsters from the Sinnoh region — the Diamond and Pearl games — are now available in Pokémon Go. Players will now be able to capture favorites like Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup as they make thei…

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Outage pulls the plug on YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music

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For about the last half hour, YouTube has been mostly unusable and inaccessible. According to the company's Twitter account, "We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed." There's no word on what is causing the error, but we've s…

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New York Attorney General Expands Inquiry Into Net Neutrality Comments by NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

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By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

The office is investigating the source of more than 22 million public comments submitted to the F.C.C. during the battle over internet regulation.

Published: October 15, 2018 at 07:00PM

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Sixense refunds backers for VR controller, five years later

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More than five years after funding its Stem virtual reality controller system on Kickstarter, Sixense is paying back those who pledged for the device. Sixense is no longer making a consumer version of the controller, as it is focusing on producing ha…

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