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Facebook changing how it identifies 'fake news' stories

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Facebook boils down the feature's failure to four factors: it was overly complicated for users, it didn't always have the intended end result, it took too long to implement worldwide, and was too stringent in its labelling. One of these is the disputed flags stamped on articles identified as false - first spotted back in March. Facebook worked with third-party fact checkers such as PolitiFact and Snopes to go through and individually mark stories as disputed - a process that was slow and ... Read More »

Apple Now Requires Games With Loot Boxes to Disclose Probabilities of Winning

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The gaming industry would obviously like to make their own regulations regarding these items, but national governments are beginning to take a closer look to determine whether or not loot boxes count as gambling. Up until now, unless developers voluntarily gave the information, players have had no idea how likely they are to receive especially rare items in any one loot box. Read More »

Apple Sued Slow Your Roll ... Not Our Old iPhones!!!

However, Apple said in a statement to The Verge that it is slowing down processors not to push customers to upgrade to new phones, but because it makes it easier for older batteries in iPhones to continue performing after they started aging. Read More »

NASA selects missions for New Frontiers next phase

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The two projects were picked from a group of 12 presented to the New Frontiers program, which supports mid-level planetary science missions. According to him, the two selected projects became finalists of the process of consideration by NASA specialists of applications for participation in the further stages of the New Frontiers program submitted in April by various United States research centers. Read More »

Netflix now supports HDR on Windows 10

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You'll need to have Intel 7th-generation processors or higher and Intel integrated graphics. Microsoft partnered with Netflix on putting this into place, and both Intel and Nvidia have also developed GPUs that use 10 bits-per-channel for each of the RGB colors. Read More »

Facebook promises personalized music in first label deal

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Adding that the two parties are creating "a dynamic new model for collaboration between music companies and social platforms", UMG's Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy Michael Nash declared: "This partnership is an important first step demonstrating that innovation and fair compensation for music creators are mutually reinforcing - they thrive together". Read More »

Facebook job ads allow age discrimination, lawsuit claims

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In the latest instance, ProPublica and the New York Times reported that Facebook helped more than a dozen companies including Verizon, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, place "recruitment ads limited to particular age groups". However, when ProPublica attacked Facebook on the premise that it was helping advertisers age-filter job applicants, Facebook's response was combative rather than contrite. Read More »

Samsung starts 2nd gen 10nm DRAM production

Samsung has begun mass producing the industry's first 2nd-generation of 10-nanometer class, 8-gigabit DDR4 DRAM. Samsung has said that its 8GB 2nd-generation 10-Nanometer Class DRAM is created to be used in a wide range of next generation computers. Read More »

Turkish FM to visit NY for UN Jerusalem vote

A draft resolution rejecting the USA move was sent to the General Assembly after it was vetoed by the United States at the Security Council on Monday, although all other 14 council members voted in favor. Hanan Ashrawi, Executive Committee Member at the Palestinian Liberation Organization said in a statement posted on the group's website. The vote will take place in the General Assembly on Thursday in an emergency session scheduled after the United States vetoed the same measure in the ... Read More »

Winter solstice marks shortest day, longest night of year

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What time is sunset on the winter solstice in India? With the sun positioned so far to the south the tilt of the Earth leaves the Arctic Circle entirely in the dark. On the shortest day of the year, the sun is due to set VERY early, sinking below the horizon in Ireland at around 4:08pm depending on your exact location. Read More »

Nokia 9 To Feature Dual Selfie Camera

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The Nokia 9 will come with a dual camera setup at the rear. The f/2.0 sensor is responsible for video and the camera module supports autofocus. Nokia 8 owners will now enjoy all the Oreo goodies including Picture-in-Picture mode and background activity limits along with their Dual-Sight mode which allows you to stream your reaction to events on social media in real time using both the front and back cameras. Read More »

Watch the magical Winter Solstice live from Newgrange

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What is a winter solstice? This extra quarter day is why we add a day to the calendar every four years with a leap year - to stop the dates drifting gradually through the seasons. 21. While meteorologists usually view December 1st as the beginning of winter, the solstice is technically the astronomical beginning of the season. Read More »

Schroder Investment Management Group Lifted Schwab(Charles) Common Stock Usd0.01 (SCHW) Holding by

The institutional investor held 4.24 million shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $181.99 million, up from 3.81M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on Charles Schwab in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Read More »

Elon Musk Tweets Best Photos Yet of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket

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At launch, Falcon Heavy will only be surpassed in thrust and payload by the megarockets of the 1960s, the US Saturn V and the Soviet N-1. An additional array of communications wiring and umbilical connections for fueling have also likely been added to the TEL in order to support the requirements of what are essentially three simultaneous Falcon 9 launches. Read More »

Pokemon Go Apple ARKit Update Might Be Out Soon

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Be warned though - get too close and they might scamper away! If AR takes off, many analysts believe Apple will branch out in a few years and release a new line of devices designed specifically for AR. AR+ will be available on iPhone 6s and newer iPhones, iPad 5th generation and newer iPads, and all iPad Pro models. "With AR+, Pokémon are now fixed to a point in space, meaning you can walk up close to a Pokémon to see to how they'll look in the real world". Read More »

'Starwars' Makes it to the List of 2017's Worst Passwords

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Splashdata estimates about 10 percent of people have used one of the top 25 worst passwords, USA Today reported . Instead, we find the same overused passwords retaining their popularity. "Qwerty", which appears in that order on a typical computer keyboard, and "letmein", were other top-ranked passwords, joining "admin" and "login" as passwords a hacker could probably guess in under five minutes, Mashable reported . Read More »

Facebook introduces new tools to prevent online harassment

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The product changes are part of broader efforts to combat online violence that include using artificial intelligence to prevent abusive users from opening duplicate or fake accounts. With this feature, you can disable the notifications from a discussion, and the conversation moves into the filtered messages folder. As of now, this new feature would only be available for a one-on-one conversation, but Facebook said that the feature would be available for group messages soon. Read More »

Google to bid old Android Apps a fond farewell next August

This is quite the achievement considering the rather short time it took to hit the 10 million mark and the limited availability of the app. YouTube Go is a lighter version of the popular YouTube app , which enables users to watch videos even when they have limited data or a slow connection. Read More »

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) Shares Sold by Principal Financial Group Inc

It has underperformed by 17.58% the S&P500. After $0.43 actual earnings per share reported by Discovery Communications, Inc . for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.65% EPS growth. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, January 12 by Pivotal Research. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.14, from 0.96 in 2017Q1. Read More »

Google Chrome to start blocking ads in February

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It's banned all full-page ad interstitials, ads that unexpectedly play sound, and flashing ads, and this week announced the Better Ads Experience Program , which provides guidelines for companies to improve users' experience with online ads. Read More »

Beerus, Hit, and Goku Black Join Dragon Ball FighterZ

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After seven combos with specific hit counts-10 hits for the one-star ball, 30 hits for the three-star ball, and so on-are performed during the match, the mythological dragon Shenron will appear to grant a player one of four wishes. Naturally, many will want to be as prepared as possible for battle when the beta goes live, so thankfully, the publisher Bandai Namco has now officially opened up to reveal how players will use Dragon Balls in the game. Read More »

Refreshed 2019 Jeep Cherokee Looks More Like a Jeep

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The Trailhawk also seems to have a slightly higher ride height for better capability on tough terrain. From the four images released overnight it seems changes at the rear are less extensive, including a less fussy bumper with a cleaner look, while interior revisions appear nearly non-existent. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 expected to refresh with Android Oreo

The smartphone runs Android 7.1 Nougat operating system and is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU. If you happen to be the faithful owner of an Axon 7 , we have good news for you. As of now, no budget smartphone has received the update. Xiaomi will be rolling out the same Oreo Beta update to all the other high-end devices in the coming days, however we may not be able to see the stable Oreo update to any of its devices in this year. Read More »

Growth Stock With Analysts Upside: Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Technical traders may be staring at recent indicator levels on shares of Tesla, Inc . Meiji Yasuda Asset Limited owns 1,683 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Tesla Motors, Inc. Its share price has risen 3.23% in three months and is down -4.77% for the last five trades. Read More »

Honda Insight to be revealed at Detroit motor show

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For its third generation, the Insight will not be sold in the United Kingdom, but the IMA - Integrated Motor Assist - system will find its way into later United Kingdom cars such as the CR-V due in 2018, as well as future hybrids, as Honda continues its push for electrification. Read More »