Right Wing News, one of hundreds of “inauthentic” Facebook Pages removed in October, consistently outperformed Pages like Breitbart and Fox News from 2013-2016 (Jonathan Albright)

November 6, 2018

Jonathan Albright: Right Wing News, one of hundreds of “inauthentic” Facebook Pages removed in October, consistently outperformed Pages like Breitbart and Fox News from 2013-2016  —  Part III: Granular Enforcement  —  The third part of my midterm election-time study looks at granular enforcement … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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The Future of the Kilo: a Weighty Matter

A lump of metal in a building near Paris has long served as the global standard for the kilogram. That’s about to change. From a report: Later this month, at the international General Conference on Weights and Measures, to be held in France, delegates are expected to vote to get rid of this single physical specimen and instead plump to use a fundamental measurement — to be defined in terms…

November 6, 2018
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Tech holds promise for logistics, but patience required

Unquestionably, a wave of technology innovation is rolling across the transportation and logistics space, forcing literally every firm to take a hard look not just at technology but where the impact leaves them competitively. And, ultimately, that is what all this change amounts to: Who will be best positioned to profitably offer… Source: http://www.joc.com

November 6, 2018
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Existing Laser Technology Could Be Fashioned Into Earth’s ‘Porch Light’ To Attract Alien Astronomers, Study Finds

If extraterrestrial intelligence exists somewhere in our galaxy, a new MIT study proposes that laser technology on Earth could, in principle, be fashioned into something of a planetary porch light — a beacon strong enough to attract attention from as far as 20,000 light years away. From a report: The research, which author James Clark calls a “feasibility study,” appears today in The Astrophysical Journal. The findings suggest that if…

November 6, 2018
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AMD Reveals Zen 2 Processor Architecture in Bid To Stay Ahead of Intel

AMD on Monday revealed the Zen 2 architecture for the family of processors that it will launch in the coming years, starting with 2019. The move is a follow-up to the competitive Zen designs that AMD launched in March 2017, and it promises two-times improvement in performance throughput. From a report: AMD hopes the Zen 2 processors will keep it ahead of or at parity with Intel, the world’s biggest…

November 6, 2018
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