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We look at the history and future of talking toys like Chatty Cathy and Teddy Ruxpin. Twitter looks to make a surprising update and Facebook continues to contend with ads created by Russia.

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Join us for our weekly look at new developments in the tech world. As questions concerning their role in Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election emerge, Facebook continues to investigate manipulation of and diagnose the security of their advertising algorithms. Amish communities embracing new technology in their businesses and homes try to balance opportunity and access with traditional values.

Later, we look under the hood of the upcoming iPhone 8 and iPhone X smartphones and discuss industry reaction to their announcement with Russell Holly.

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Social networking giant Facebook did as was reported this week, announcing announced it will build a new, 970,000-square-foot data center in Central Ohio. And the company is doing it with the help of local and state tax incentives.

But the terms of those agreements weren’t easy to come by.

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With a planned opening of 2019, Facebook's 10th data center will be built in New Albany with $750 million and a mixture of local and state funding incentives. State officials hope it will only be the beginning.

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Facebook plans to invest $750 million in a new data center in central Ohio, marking another boost for the state's growing technology sector.

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Multiple sources tell Ohio Public Radio that Facebook is expected to announce next week that it plans to bring a $750 million data center to New Albany.

Faced with a recent spate of violent videos and hate speech posted by users on its network, Facebook has announced plans for a heap of hires: 3,000 new employees worldwide to review and react to reports of harm and harassment.

"Over the last few weeks, we've seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook — either live or in video posted later. It's heartbreaking, and I've been reflecting on how we can do better for our community," CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday in a Facebook post.

Visitors interact with the mobile, dexterous, social (MDS) robot Octavia at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) exhibit during Fleet Week New York 2010.
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In the age of artificial intelligence, some wonder how we will teach robots to act ethically and with human morals. One philosopher equates teaching machines how to make moral decisions to parenting, but one day if machines advance beyond humans they could be the ones to teach us better ethics. Join us today as we discuss this, Facebook's technology innovations and Google's idea to be able to paste text on devices without copying first.

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The three-day search for Steve Stephens ended Tuesday morning with Stephens killing himself after a brief pursuit by Pennsylvania State Police near Erie, Pa.. Stephens was accused of randomly shooting and killing an elderly Cleveland man on Easter Sunday and posting the gruesome video on Facebook.

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