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October 3, 2020, 8:00 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Apple Watch SE review: excellent smartwatch at an attractive price offering same performance as the Series 4 but no always-on display and it does not have ECG  —  The new default Apple Watch is here  —  Apple's smartwatch lineup has gone from straightforward to surprisingly complex seemingly overnight.
Rebecca Jennings / Vox:
An inside look at the world of TikTok “collab houses” in Los Angeles, amid allegations of exploitative talent managers withholding money from influencers  —  You're 19 years old.  You get famous overnight.  You move to LA. Now what?  —  Photo illustrations by Temi Coker for Vox
ProPublica:
A look at Arise, which offers work-from-home call center contractors to companies like Disney, Airbnb, and Apple, and how it strips workers of legal protections  —  Arise Virtual Solutions, part of the secretive world of work-at-home customer service, helps large corporations shed costs at the expense of workers.
John McCormick / Wall Street Journal:
AI-based tools are helping California firefighters to monitor fires, evacuate threatened areas, and judiciously steer resources to where they are most needed  —  Stretched by longer, deadlier fire seasons, officials are using artificial intelligence to more closely track blazes and more judiciously steer resources
Thomas Nicholson / WIRED UK:
YouTubers are using AI software like DeOldify to upscale and “enhance” historic footage into 4K, but historians say the result undermines the footage  —  YouTubers are using AI to bring history to life.  But historians argue the process is nonsense

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