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December 12, 2019, 8:35 AM

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Alexander George / Popular Mechanics:
The Mac Pro uses three axial fans and a centrifugal fan to keep it cool, with blade design drawn from vehicle tires to make them sound pleasant even when loud  —  Spend a few tens of thousands on optional upgrades, and the new Mac Pro becomes a list of superlative performance specs.  A 28-core CPU.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google says it is changing mobile search results for news topics, adding more carousels of stories, starting in the US and rolling out later internationally  —  Users will now see multiple carousels of news stories.  —  Google is changing how it presents news stories in its search results.
The Verge:
A rundown of the 100 gadgets that defined the 2010s, shaped first by the smartphone wars before branching off into new categories  —  The 100 gadgets that made a difference and defined the 2010s  —  Gadgets in the 2010s were shaped first by the furious race to win the smartphone wars …
Abe Othman / AngelList:
AngelList report: seed stage investors can increase their yields by investing into every credible deal, contradicting the common wisdom of passing on most  —  If you miss the best-performing seed investment, you will eventually be outperformed by someone who blindly invests in every credible deal.
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
YouTube bans videos that “maliciously insult” people based on their race, gender, or sex, and will remove some of Steven Crowder's videos targeting Carlos Maza  —  The change comes after controversy around a right-wing comedian's homophobic slurs aimed at a gay Latino journalist.
Bloomberg:
Investigation details how Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook handle voice assistant transcriptions, relying heavily on contractors and downplaying user privacy  —  Ruthy Hope Slatis couldn't believe what she was hearing.  She'd been hired by a temp agency outside Boston for a vague job …
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Twitter now lets users upload iOS Live Photos as GIFs, will preserve original JPEG quality for web uploads  —  In another update to how Twitter handles photos, the company today shared the news that users can upload Live Photos from iPhone or iPad and they will show as GIFs on the social media platform.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Profile of Canva, a graphic design app that CEO Melanie Perkins helped build from a yearbook-design business out of Perth into a profitable $3.2B Adobe rival  —  On a steamy May morning in 2013, Canva CEO Melanie Perkins found herself adrift on a kiteboard in the channel between billionaire …

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