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The White House website redesign makes it — surprise! — even less transparent

The White House revamped its website Friday, and its new look proves it’s possible for the Trump administration to make things even more opaque. The White House website is where the public comes to watch live videos of the president and press briefings, as well as access media statements and ...

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Google Chrome now lets you mute those annoying autoplay videos

Google Chrome just made surfing the web way less annoying.  Chrome developers announced Thursday that the newest Chrome update, Chrome 64 Beta, will allow you to mute annoying autoplay videos. This is one of several features intended to help users circumvent obnoxious advertisements in the new update, reports Gizmodo.  To ...

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Facebook made a game with Porgs and that's really all you need to know

If there’s one thing we should all be able to agree on about The Last Jedi it’s most definitely the Porgs.  Now, Facebook is helping you relive all the best Porg moments from The Last Jedi and then some, thanks to the social network’s new Porg Invasion game.  SEE ALSO: ...

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Whatever you do, don't watch 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in 3D

“Let the past die. Kill it!” Kylo Ren’s calm, yet threatening monologue from Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi (this isn’t a spoiler — it’s in the trailer) couldn’t be more apt for the 3D version of the movie. It sucks. It’s the worst way to watch Rian ...

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This mysterious patent may mean Microsoft is making a sick smartphone

The last time Microsoft tried releasing a phone, it didn’t go so well. Even so, rumors have been circulating for months about the possibility of a new phone from the company, the Surface Phone, which could actually be awesome.  Thursday, the World Intellectual Property Organization granted Microsoft a mysterious patent. ...

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Learn how to build advanced voice and chatbot interfaces plus more with these online courses

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. There’s a lot we don’t know about the future, but it’s a pretty good bet that many of our systems and infrastructure will be automated. From thermostats to speakers to robot butlers, the ...

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You'll never get lost in an airport ever again with Apple Maps' indoor mapping

Every editorial product is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our journalism. Raise your hand if you remember what a joke Apple Maps was when it launched? It was a complete disaster. These days, Apple Maps isn’t ...

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How cheap Fire TV devices power Amazon's streaming war

Every editorial product is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our journalism. If you did some online shopping this holiday season, chances are you bought something from Amazon. And if you did, you certainly saw a splash ...

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The internet companies working to save net neutrality

The government didn’t completely kill net neutrality, as long as companies that offer our internet access enforce its principles.  Some probably won’t. Comcast, America’s most-hated company, has hinted at creating “fast lanes” where internet companies would have to pay for better access to the network.  But other internet service providers ...

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We need to lay off the overzealous hero-worship of Elon Musk

After a year of making headlines for groundbreaking achievements and troubling controversies, it’s become nearly impossible to avoid the cult of personality surrounding Elon Musk.  SEE ALSO: Our dystopian future isn’t found in ‘1984’ — it’s ‘Brave New World’ and ‘Infinite Jest’ The multi-hyphenate CEO billionaire is undeniably one of ...

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