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Facebook executives paint a grim picture for news publishers

Also unclear is how Facebook will try to ensure that Watch's hard news section drives not only viewers but revenue for publishers. This was revealed during...


Facial recognition software is biased towards white men, researcher finds

For instance, according to the paper , researchers at a major USA technology company claimed an accuracy rate of more than 97 percent for a face-recognition ...


'Sicario 2' Director in Talks to Take On 'Call of Duty' Movie

Variety reports that Sicario 2: Soldado director Stefano Sollima is in negotiations to direct a film adaption of Call of Duty for Activision Blizzard. Ca...


'Rasputin' who brought down South Korean president is jailed for 20 years

Choi was accused of colluding with Park to extort millions from South Korean firms including the telecommunications firm Samsung and the retail conglomerate L...


Prayer service to be held for Grand Canyon crash victims

Jason Hill was a corporate lawyer at the Milton Keynes office of Shoosmiths law firm. Fujimoto, a Las Vegas photographer who was doing a wedding shoot at ...


Facebook Lost Its German Battle

One preactivated setting on Facebook's smartphone app shared users' locations to the people they are chatting with, the court said . The social network's conse...


Play Overwatch for free this weekend

Blizzard will be hosting an Overwatch Free Weekend on PC, PlayStation 4 , and Xbox One this weekend, though PS4 users will still need a PlayStation subsc...


Remsen's Erin Hamlin selected to carry American flag during Olympic opening ceremonies

Is a coin toss not a fair decider? While a USA speed skating spokesperson claimed "it was never part of his plans" to march in the opening ceremony parade of...


Sora visits 'Monsters Inc.' in new 'Kingdom Hearts 3' gameplay trailer

While there are only two numbered entries in Kingdom Hearts so far, there are several side stories and spinoff games that build on the lore. The trailers ha...


Apple Music student subscription service reaches 82 new markets

The Tim Cook-led firm has announced the launch of the service to as many as 82 new markets. Yesterday, Apple Music added half price student discounts in 79 ...


Magic Leap Announces New Partnership With NBA To Bring Mixed Reality Content

To justify the high cost, Abovitz suggested that Magic Leap could one day replace a consumer's smartphone and computer, as it would be able to handle both user ...


Nintendo To Release Starter Edition of Splatoon 2

Nintendo is enticing newcomers with the Splatoon 2 Starter Edition , which packs the game with a 100-page strategy guide and two sheets of Splatoon stickers....


Facebook's Protect security feature is essentially Spyware

This past fall, Facebook snatched up the teen compliment app tbh , and quickly integrated a similar Q&A feature into its social network soon after. Because...


Millions of Android devices affected by crypto-mining malware, report

According to Malwarebytes , the campaign could have started in November past year but was first observed in January. Malicious apps and sites with malvertisin...


The Evil Within 2 free update adds first-person mode

An updated free trial is available for The Evil Within 2 , allowing folks to play the opening chapters of the game in the new first-person mode. That makes s...


Microsoft not interested in patching critical Skype security flaw, claims researcher

The bug , if exploited, can escalate a local unprivileged user to the full " system " level rights - granting them access to every corner of the operating sys...


Windows Analytics Service adds Meltdown / Spectre insights for IT Pros

The update will allow sysadmins to see if their current Spectre / Meltdown patches are messing with the system. It found that Meltdown (variant 3) and Spectre...


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review

The acclaimed Redmi Note 4 was one of the best-selling smartphones in the mid-range price segment previous year, with over 9 million units shipped. Both wil...


Google shipped 3.9 mn Pixel devices in 2017

Despite critical praise, though, these phones haven't sold like those from companies such as Samsung, Apple , and Xiaomi, who dominate the market. The Pixel 2...


THQ Nordic Buys Saints Row, Metro, Dead Island Owner, Koch Media

This acquisition by THQ Nordic means that not only do they now own Deep Silver but they also own the studio's Volition and Dambuster too. Deep Silver also parti...


A Real Life Rocket League Game Is Coming

Each vehicle will be fully controllable through blue-tooth enabled devices and they will all come with their very own base, ball, and field so that the in-game ...


Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Unveiled Ahead of Geneva Motor Show

Also like last year's model, the 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S 650's 6.0-liter V-12 engine carries over and continues to offer 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. The Mer...


Reply is working on bringing Smart Reply to all messaging apps

While the project is still in its early stages, it will be a great feature to have if it works the way it's now working in the aforementioned apps. Google i...


Spyro the Dragon being remastered for PlayStation 4

One source suggested that the game will release in September, to fall in line with Spyro the Dragon's 20th anniversary. So in 2019, it will likely begin to ro...


Epic unveils roadmap for near future of Fortnite

While these new additions are great and unique, many "Fortnite" Battle Royale players are anxious about the number of guns in the game. Because of the del...


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 render leaked ahead of February 14 launch

All in all, Xiaomi did not confirm that the Redmi Note 5 will arrive on February 14 , but the company did tease devices from the Redmi 5 series, so either ...


Instagram now ALERTS people when YOU take a screenshot, just like SnapChat

Instagram has now added the functionality to the ephemeral part of its own social network, Stories. Thank you, Instagram for the warning. Also, we have known ...


Instagram now notifies users if someone takes a screenshot of their Stories

Instagram will now alert you when somebody has snapped a screenshot of a post in your Story. While Snapchat is more suited towards the younger crowd, Instag...


NBC will livestream key Olympic moments on Snapchat

All of NBC's networks will feature coverage from the Olympics. The competition actually will start Wednesday night, when USA siblings Matt and Becca Hamilton ...


Kim Jong Un's sister met with South Korea's president

Kim has captivated media attention and fascinated the public since her arrival on Friday. President Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations to South Korea ...