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CNET Update: Facebook kills the joke, labels 'satire' links

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CNET Update: Facebook kills the joke, labels 'satire' links

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Fooled by The Onion? Facebook is labeling satirical stories to help those who get confused by fake news. Also, Best Buy appears to have spilled the beans on the Moto 360's price and specs, and Microsoft's system update causes blue-screen crashes.

Facebook thinks it needs to explain to us what satire is. I'm Bridget Carey. And this is your CNET Update. [MUSIC] Motorola wanted us to wait a few more weeks to learn about the details of its highly anticipated Moto 360 SmartWatch. But there's been a change of plans. Best Buy's website spilled the beans early by posting the price and details, oppsie. We already knew this smart watch runs Android, but Best Buy's site revealed a little more about what makes it tick. According to Best Buy it'll cost $250. That's $50 more than Samsung's new Gear Live model, and $20 more than LG's new G Watch. The screen is a back-lit LCD touch screen that's about 1 1/2 inches. It has Gorilla Glass 3 to protect it from scratches and breaks. It's voice-activated with an optical heart-rate monitor, pedometer, and it has Bluetooth 4.0. It'll work with most phones and tablets that run Android 4.3, but there are still some secrets unanswered, including when does it go on sale. Motorola will reveal the smart watch at an event on September 4th. Now you may have noticed a few changes recently in your social media feeds. For starters, Facebook doesn't think we understand humor articles. So it has begun labeling articles from The Onion as satire. The satire tag was first reported by Ars Technica, and it shows up on the belated stories that appear once you click on a post. Gee, thanks, Facebook, for spoiling the fun of watching people fall for fake news articles. In a statement to the press, Facebook says it's doing this because it was getting complaints from users who felt it was hard to tell apart real news from The Onion. And over at Twitter, the network is changing some of the fundamentals of how sharing works. When some people mark a tweet as a favorite it's showing up in other's feeds the same way as a retweet. So why would Twitter make a Favorite the same thing as a Retweet? Because Twitter is desperate for you to discover new people to follow. If your Windows computer is crashing and flashing that oh-so-comforting blue screen, at best, it could be Microsoft's fault. Microsoft's latest Window's security patch is causing some computers to crash. And several days after it was released, Microsoft has pulled the August update and it's recommending that users uninstall this update. It was supposed to protect users with security updates and bug fixes, but instead it just created a bigger headache. If you want to attempt to fix it yourself, Microsoft did post a walk through, but it does require you to do some tinkering with files. That's your tech news update. You can find more details on these stories on my blog post at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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