Father kills infant daughter on Facebook Live

In the latest of a string of disturbing incidents to take place on Facebook Live, a Thai father killed his 11-month-old daughter on the platform. Previously, the platform played host to incidents including torture, sexual assault, and suicide, as well as the recent execution of a 74-year-old grandfather, Robert Godwin Sr. in Cleveland. The most recent incident saw Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, broadcast the murder of his daughter, Jullaus Suvannin, atop the roof of a hotel in Phuket. The video — streamed in two separate video clips — was viewed by relatives who reportedly alerted police Monday evening. They didn’t arrive in… This story continues at The Next Web Or just… Read More

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Drunk man may have started the robot uprising

When the robot overlords have risen to enslave us and punish us for our transgressions against their kind, know the name of Jason Sylvain, for he is the one who has doomed us all. The man allegedly punched an egg-shaped security robot who was patrolling the parking lot. He’s been arrested and charged with prowling and public intoxication, according to SFGate. Reportedly, the bot was not seriously damaged and has returned to the parking lot. But this little round bot will not likely forget. After all, it can stream 360-degree video and read 300 license plates per minute. You can’t ask a… This story continues at The Next Web …read… Read More

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Reddit is changing, and Redditors aren’t happy about it

Reddit announced earlier this year that it was working on a site redesign, and one of the biggest changes is the elimination of custom community styles via CSS. Moderators who have coded their beautiful subbreddits with CSS for years are protesting vigorously. CEO Steve Huffman spoke with Reddit moderators directly on r/modnews. He insisted the rollout would be slow, as doing otherwise would be “suicide.” He also mentioned that this was primarily done for Reddit mobile users, as they account for half of the site’s traffic and most CSS designs don’t translate to mobile. He said, “We’d love for you… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Waymo opens self-driving car trial in Phoenix – and scores in Uber legal battle

Waymo’s call for early riders highlights Phoenix-area families who are already participating in the company’s autonomous-car trial. (Waymo via YouTube) It’s been a good day on the streets and in the courts for Waymo, the driverless-car company that was spun out from Google as another Alphabet subsidiary last year. First off, Waymo opened up its closed trial for autonomous driving in the Phoenix metropolitan area for public signup. This means Arizonans can apply to become “early riders” in the self-driving minivans and SUVs that Waymo is testing. In a blog post, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said the rider pool will be expanded from a handful to hundreds over the course… Read More

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Spotify adds lyrics explanations on Android

Last year, Spotify teamed up with Genius to integrate lyric annotations onto its music player, but the feature has been an iOS-only staple for over a year. Starting today, Android users are finally getting the same benefit. Rather than letting you tap on specific lyrics and view explanations as you would on Genius.com, Spotify has built a couple of playlists that display information on some popular tracks as you listen. For some songs, it also includes background details provided directly by the artist. This video from the feature’s introduction last year should give you a rough idea of how it all works: The… This story continues at The Next Web… Read More

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Burger King recruits gamers to sell Whoppers to their teammates

Burger King is on a tear right now. First it’s trying to hijack your Google Home via your TV, and now it’s trying to infiltrate your video games. The Spanish Burger King channel put up a video with the hashtag “#BURGERCLAN,” detailing a new campaign to … actually, I’m not sure what the point of it is. I think you’re supposed to be able to order Burger King directly from your fellow gamers. According to the video, you put your PS handle on your Burger King profile. Then you befriend their designated gamer reps and game with them. When you… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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