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Space Photos of the Week: Strap on Your Space Goggles and Bask in the Starlight

July 27, 2019 No Comments

High-frequency light helps researchers spot and study amazing astral bodies.
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Space Photos of the Week: A Tribute to Voyager’s Twin Trippers

July 14, 2019 No Comments

These two missions fundamentally changed our understanding of the solar system. See how in this entrancing photo gallery.
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Twitter will start testing its ‘hide replies’ feature next week, in Canada

July 12, 2019 No Comments

Twitter users are getting more control over which comments are visible in the conversations they start.

The company has been testing and talking about this feature since earlier this year, but starting next week, Twitter will actually roll it out to users in Canada.

As you can see in the GIF below, when you’re looking at replies to your tweets, you’ll be able to select any of them and hit the “hide reply” option. However, as the name implies, these posts won’t be fully removed from Twitter, just hidden from the default view — everyone will still be able to tap on a gray icon to view hidden replies.

Here’s how Twitter’s Michelle Yasmeen Haq and Brittany Forks explain the feature:

Everyday, people start important conversations on Twitter, from #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter, to discussions around #NBAFinals or their favorite television shows. These conversations bring people together to debate, learn, and laugh. That said we know that distracting, irrelevant, and offensive replies can derail the discussions that people want to have. We believe people should have some control over the conversations they start.

Twitter Hide Replies

As my colleague Sarah Perez noted previously, the current implementation is open to at least two criticisms — one, that it could allow users to hide critical viewpoints or fact-checking of their tweets (maybe quote-tweeting will be the better strategy moving forward), and two, that it still forces people to wade through potentially trollish or hateful content in order to hide replies.

Haq and Forks emphasize that Twitter is still looking for ways to improve the feature: “By testing in one country we want to get feedback and better understand how this tool can improve before it’s available globally.”

And yes, the timing of the news is a little awkward, coming right after Twitter went down for about an hour.


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Elon Musk Gets a Boring Customer and More This Week in Car News

May 27, 2019 No Comments

Las Vegas goes into the digging biz with Musk, GM unveils a new electric nervous system for its cars—plus the Rolls-Royce Champagne Chest of the Week.
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Boeing’s 737 Crash, Tesla’s Model Y, and More News This Week

March 18, 2019 No Comments

This week’s transportation news focused on two major stories: the investigation into the fatal crash of Ethiopian Flight 302 and Elon Musk’s reveal of Tesla’s new baby SUV.
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Space Photos of the Week: The Galaxy Next Door

February 10, 2019 No Comments

Before stars are stars and solar systems emerge, there is nothing but gas and dust.
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Space Photos of the Week: A Cosmic Light Show Rings in 2019

January 5, 2019 No Comments

We start with a view of Earth, then speed out past the Kuiper Belt into deep space.
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Kanye’s Password, a WhatsApp Bug, and More Security News This Week

October 13, 2018 No Comments

A grey hat hacking hero, bad boat news, and more security news this week.
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This Week in the Future of Cars: What Happened at Tesla, Uber, and Chevy this week

September 9, 2018 No Comments

Elon Musk is smoking something, doppler lidar helps cars see better, and the Diplomatic Security Service braves Ebola
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Airport Surveillance, FBI Brain Drain, and More Security News This Week

August 4, 2018 No Comments

A Chipotle scam, FBI brain drain, and more of the week’s top security news.
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