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How Clubhouse is helping Thailand’s pro-democracy movement

How Clubhouse is helping Thailand’s pro-democracy movement

The spontaneous audio chat app Clubhouse is providing a safe space for pro-democracy advocates to question Thailand’s powerful monarchy. In a nation where standing against the monarchy can lead to 15 years behind bars, Thai citizens eager to discuss politically taboo subjects are now flocking to emerging chatroom app Clubhouse. Originally billed as a bougie social media platform where everyday people could join in conversations with celebrity and influencer A-listers,...

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Microsoft testing new program to improve gaming accessibility

Microsoft testing new program to improve gaming accessibility

Microsoft is aiming to make gaming as accessible as possible for players with disabilities. A new program recommends that first and third party developers now send in their games for inclusive evaluations. Data from the ESA Foundation suggests that there may be as many as 46 million gamers with disabilities in the US alone. It’s incredibly promising then to hear that Microsoft is launching a testing program to help developers refine...

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What to expect from NASA’s ‘Perseverance’ Mars landing

What to expect from NASA’s ‘Perseverance’ Mars landing

Perseverance, NASA’s most sophisticated rover ever, is due to land on the surface of Mars on Thursday. This is your pre-event guide on what to expect and how to follow the mission throughout the year. NASA’s Perseverance rover is just 48 hours from making its descent onto the surface of Mars on the 18th February 2021. $2.7bn metric tonnes of steel are currently hurtling toward the red planet at 12,000...

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Instagram announces permanent suspensions for hate speech in DMs

Instagram announces permanent suspensions for hate speech in DMs

At long last, Instagram is cracking down on racist and derogatory content within its direct messenger function. Hate speech will now lead to permanent account suspensions. Instances of racism on Instagram are once again receiving mainstream attention, and parent company Facebook is determined to finally nip the issue in the bud once and for all. Policing content within people’s private messages is a tetchy task and brings to head a bunch...

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