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China to scrub its Internet of songs deemed offensive

The People's Republic takes aim at music, ordering streaming companies to examine songs before they're posted to ensure they're not violent, overly sexual or inappropriate under government rules.

By November 10, 2015


Study says horses make faces like humans, no offense intended

Why the long face? A new study from the University of Sussex says horses use their lips and eyes to express emotion much like humans do.

By August 8, 2015


You now have to opt in to see Reddit's most offensive content

The online community forum tightens restrictions on what can be published on the site and even bans some of its most hateful communities.

By August 5, 2015


Microsoft's charm offensive is actually working (a little)

Technically Incorrect: Four new ads from Microsoft feature Cortana and are human and amusing. Is this one more step toward a new, more-likable Microsoft?

By May 16, 2015


Twitter finds a way to quash offensive tweets

A feature dubbed "quality filtering," available to certain users of Twitter's iOS app, tries to sift out tweets deemed offensive or abusive.

By March 24, 2015


Islamic State militants will aim to kill via cyberattacks, says UK chancellor

The future direction of cybersecurity investment and legislation is a high priority for politicians in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

By November 17, 2015


Dadbod, binge-watch, manspreading make dictionary's top 2015 words

Did you do your share of binge-watching in 2015? You aren't alone. Use of the word "binge-watch" spiked dramatically in 2015, making it Collins English Dictionary's word of the year.

By November 5, 2015


US House committee aims to make car hacking illegal

The proposed bill would make vehicle hacking illegal, with civil penalties up to $100,000, among many other changes.

By October 15, 2015


Want to win a woman's heart? Fill her belly with food

Women are more likely to pick up on romantic cues when they feel sated, a new study says. It probably doesn't hurt if you also pick up the check.

By August 17, 2015


Hey you, looking at your smartwatch! I'm talking here

From CNET Magazine: Smartwatches are great for reading messages and notifications right from your wrist. Too bad people around you think you're being rude.

By August 10, 2015