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Some Popular YouTube Creators Are About to Lose Their Verified Status

Naturally, the creators in question are not pleased
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California’s “Gig Worker Law” Has Passed, but Uber Says It Shouldn’t Have to Comply

The tech giant has been fighting the controversial labor bill for months
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Local Cops’ Newest Surveillance Tool? Your Ring Doorbell

Police departments have teamed up with Amazon-owned Ring to access citizen video footage
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The City’s Flawed Earthquake Alert App Is Getting an Overhaul

After ShakeAlertLA failed to alert anyone about the Ridgecrest quakes, the city is making some updates
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L.A.’s Resident Robots Are Pouring Drinks, Flipping Burgers, and More

Automatons are making their way into the workplace—with varying degrees of success

How Rude Virtual Humans Are Helping Veterans Re-enter the Job Market

The USC Institute for Creative Technologies developed lifelike interviewers to help prep veterans for what they might encounter in the real world
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An Elon Musk Startup Is Developing Tech to Let People Control Computers with Their Brains

The billionaire could seek FDA approval for Neuralink’s brain-machine interface as soon as next year
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How a New Batch of Apps Is Boosting the Profiles—and Fortunes—of Unlikely Celebs

Everyone from the Real Housewives to the U.S. President's ex-wife are raking in dough making short, personalized videos for fans

Could Letting Drivers Communicate via LED Screen Help Quell Road Rage?

A Philly-based company is betting that a frowny emoji can turn actual frowns upside down
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Video Game Actors Are Still Fighting to Be Treated—and Paid—Like On-Camera Actors

As another E3 rolls around, the people who give voice to video game characters bemoan life without residuals