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Facebook To Suspend ‘Trending’ Topics Feature

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Zuckerberg met prominent rightwing leaders at the company's headquarters in an attempt at damage control. Facebook denied it had any policy to censor conservative viewpoints or specific publications. " Breaking news has to look different than a recipe", Ms Hardiman said. The effectiveness of the features was cut at the knees and rendered even less useful in 2016 during the presidential election when dozens of fake news websites were attempting to influence the outcome of the Clinton v. Read More »

Microsoft could be on the verge of buying GitHub

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The company has been trying hard to convince developers to compile their apps for Windows 10 devices that powers close to 700 million devices. Over the years, the site has become a central community for developers. Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie and Jason Warner, senior vice president of technology at GitHub , at Microsoft Build 2018. Thus, if the Microsoft's cloud would be integrated with GitHub , it would provide developers a better way to obtain a GitHub project running in the cloud. Read More »

LEGO's BUGATTI Chiron Model is 3600 Pieces of Awesomeness

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If you're a fan of Bugatti and have been wanting to get your hands on the new Chiron, this may be one of the best and least expensive ways to do so. Finished in Bugatti's signature two-tone blue-on-blue, and measuring 56cm long, 25cm wide and 14cm high, the one-eighth-scale LEGO Chiron also features a bespoke overnight bag, stored in its front boot. Read More »

ARM unveils Cortex-A76 CPU, says its 35% faster than predecessor

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They're also being built with laptops in mind, particularly the always-connected, Windows 10-powered notebooks that promise LTE connectivity and all-day battery life. In terms of numbers, Arm is promising a 35 percent improvement over the Cortex-A75, which is substantial as a year-over-year improvement. The first 5G phones are expected to start arriving next year , and when they do, chip maker ARM wants to be ready.ARM's Rene Haas talks about the company's new processors. Read More »

School shooting video game removed online after backlash

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Game developer Valve Corporation reportedly removed a controversial video game that sparked backlash for allowing users to play as a school shooter . One gamer inside Bits+Pixels Wednesday - suggested with " Active Shooter " banned - other games also raise concerns. Jaclyn Corin, a survivor of the Parkland shooting , called the video game "disgusting" and urged people to sign a petition demanding that the game not be launched, which fellow survivor and activist Emma Gonzalez then ... Read More »

IOS 12! New Macs! Catch our WWDC '18 predictions on The CultCast

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However, at Monday's WWDC keynote-which we'll be liveblogging-the news about all four of these operating systems will matter less than whatever Apple has to say about Siri , its voice assistant. Apple Watch hardware updates with a larger edge-to-edge display are also scheduled for after WWDC, he says. In January, two top Apple investors called on the Cupertino tech giant to do its part tackling smartphone addiction among children. Read More »

Xiaomi’s upcoming selfie-centric phone to be an Amazon exclusive in India

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Mi Band 3 includes a longer 20 days of battery life per charge, 50-meter water resistance and a new band design that Xiaomi touts as being both more comfortable and more secure on your wrist. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition will arrive later, priced at 3,699 yuan (around $577). The Mi 8 SE will be available in China starting from June 8th. Read More »

Fortnite's shopping carts are here: What you need to know

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The publication noted this shopping cart is the game's first vehicle ever, that is if one does not count jetpacks, which were introduced earlier, as vehicles. These carts, though, aren't super-fast or available in numbers that are likely to have a big impact on a match and, truth be told, they kind of make you stand out like a sore thumb. Read More »

Facebook popularity sinking among teens

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Almost half of teens believe social media use has a neutral impact, while 31 percent said it has a positive impact and 24 percent describe it as negative. A new report from Pew Research Center found only 51 percent of US teens now use Facebook . 45 percent of teens surveyed said the effect has been neither positive nor negative, 31 percent said the effect has been mostly positive and 24 percent said it has been mostly negative. Read More »

WoW! Google's Pixel 3 XL To Get iPhone X-Like Notch

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Until today we didn't know much about the Pixel 3 range, but if new rumors are accurate there's now a whole lot that we know, especially about the Pixel 3 XL, which will apparently have a notch and two front-facing cameras. Instead the affect of Google's phones can be more about influencing third-party handsets than anything else. The smaller model is now being referred to as Google GC1 . Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 8 launched: "6.21" flagship with vertical dual-lens camera

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We reported about the purported specs of the Mi 8 and a possible Mi 8 SE variant yesterday and most of that info has come true. The Android is packing a 6.21-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution (2,248 x 1,080). Besides security, the 3D infrared camera is used for...an Animoji clone. The star feature of the Mi 8 Explorer Edition is the in-display fingerprint scanner. Read More »

Bethesda Announces Fallout 76 - Everything You Need To Know

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It is being developed internally by Bethesda studios in Maryland and Austin. Eagle-eyed Fallout fans should be nominally aware of Vault 76 . The trailer even features the dialogue, " In Vault 76, our future begins ". The various references to Reclamation Day all suggest that we will be tasked with rebuilding civilization after the Great War, so perhaps we can expect a greater emphasis on the building game mechanics introduced in Fallout 4 . Read More »

Amazon Just Made the Moto G6 an Even Better Deal

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If true, then the Motorola One Power will be the brand's second Android One phone. Beyond hardware, the interesting bit about the One Power is that Lenovo is bringing back the Motorola brand back with it. You wonder whether Android One and Android Go can co-exist in markets, but one will have to differentiate itself from the other. Whether the Moto X5's design was converted into the Motorola One Power is not known. Read More »

Fallout: Bethesda Teasing New Project

It's a weird kind of nostalgia, but something that makes the games iconic in their construction. The last thing anyone expects would be a new Fallout release, which is why the studio's latest tweet that appears to tease exactly that is very surprising indeed. Read More »

PUBG challenges Fortnite to battle over copyright infringement

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With more games introducing their own battle royale components in the next 18 months or so - expect that to be one of the hot trends of E3 next month - this particular rivalry may only continue to get more contentious. The thing is that Epic Games can nearly certainly retaliate by scrutinising the details of their licensing agreement with Bluehole for Unreal Engine 4 , on which PUBG is built. Read More »

Apple's iOS 11.4 could finally make the HomePod worth buying

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The lack of stereo pairing and multi-room audio was seen by many as a failing of HomePod , but Apple has now addressed this. AirPlay 2 is available for all iOS devices and HomePod (no news on Mac support yet). Details of the latest features in iOS 11.4 are listed below. Airplay 2 also helps HomePod get along with other manufacturers' speakers (like those from Sonos) to play music through all speakers in a home at the same time. Read More »

Mega Man 11 Blasts onto PS4 in October

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Wily is back to his mischievous ways and invests in an ambitious idea from his time at Robot University. The upcoming title features one notable change: it trades in the retro 2D pixels for game sprites and environments rendered in 3D. The new Double Gear system boosts Mega Man's speed and power for a new twist to the satisfying gameplay the series is known for. Enabling them both at once is a particularly high-risk maneuver because that mode can't be switched off once activated, and Mega ... Read More »

Google tries to ease tensions on eve of new European Union privacy law

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The decision illustrated that some companies would prefer to lose European customers than risk being hit with the stiff penalties allowed under the new law. CNN and the New York Times were among those not affected. Politicians in Europe last week restated its inflexible stance on corporate data responsibility - part of the reason some services have decided that to shut up shop for European Union citizens, even temporarily, is the lesser of two evils. Read More »

Amazon Echo 'Alexa' records private conversation, sends it to acquaintance

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In a statement , Amazon said , "We investigated what happened and determined this was an extremely rare occurrence". The smart speakers keep us updated and also take care of various daily tasks. But from what the woman told KIRO , it seems she and her husband didn't hear those questions. "A total privacy invasion". Last month researchers discovered a flaw in the Alexa voice assistant , enabling an Echo to continue listening to a person without them knowing. Read More »

Pusha T's 'Daytona' Album Is Finally Here

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Still, some music critics - including rapper Diddy - are praising the album. Both rappers posted the images on twitter , as they looked to create hype for the album. She literally had no one she could trust around her. People who love you wouldn't do something like this". Kanye: i found a photo of Whitney Houston's bathroom, would make a good cover art. Read More »

North Korea summit could still happen on 12 June

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Trump earlier this week cast doubts on the summit happening as planned on June 12 in Singapore, but he said , "Someday, a date will absolutely happen". Several Western journalists were at the Punggye-ri test site in North Korea, pictured here via satellite, to witness its destruction. North Korea said it remained open to resolving issues with the United States, "regardless of ways, at any time ". Read More »

Harvey Weinstein Surrenders Over Sexual Misconduct Charges

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Weinstein did not invent the casting couch in Hollywood and to the extent that there is bad behavior in that industry, that is not what this is about". "I said, over and over, 'I don't want to do this, stop, don't, '" she told the magazine. Tarana Burke , who started #MeToo, said Weinstein's intention to turn himself in marked a turning point in the conversation. Read More »

NFL anthem policy change: what they're saying around the league

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The new policy will go into effect for the 2018 season, requiring players and league personnel on the sideline for games to stand for the anthem, while giving them the option to remain in the locker room if they don't want to stand. (York also noted that the 49ers may halt concession sales during the anthem.) Jets chairman Christopher Johnson then volunteered that he will pay the fines of any Jets players punished under the policy. Read More »

Unai Emery relishing challenge of succeeding Arsene as Gunners boss

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The process of replacing the outgoing Frenchman had seemingly led former club captain Mikel Arteta - now working as an assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City - to the job. The former Valencia and Spartak Moscow boss, who won three successive Europa League titles at Sevilla before moving to Paris , also set out his ambitions to challenge for honours as soon as possible. Read More »

Microsoft Supposedly Working On Lower Cost Surface Tablets

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That's compared with the $799 starting price of Microsoft's flagship Surface Pro tablet. With Microsoft tablets struggling to make a dent in the iPad dominated tablet market, Microsoft may finally have to cut corners in some of the Surface devices to make them more affordable. Read More »

OnePlus 6 India launch in Mumbai at 3 PM today

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The "designed by OnePlus " tagline is replaced with the Avengers logo on the OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition . The device retains the alert slider and now it is placed on the right side. There's also an official case with Iron Man's helmet on the back. The selfie camera is a 16MP Sony IMX371 sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. The phone is powered by a 3300mAh battery with Dash-Charge capability. Read More »

Facebook's Zuckerberg headed to Europe; ISS pulls support for 5 directors

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Many in the European Parliament had been calling for a public hearing. Recent news reports have revealed that Facebook has been hit with another data scandal. "I will not attend the meeting with Mr Zuckerberg if it's held behind closed doors", Verhofstadt tweeted . Given Zuckerberg has thrice denied requests from United Kingdom lawmakers to take questions about his platform in a public hearing we can only assume the company made the CEO's appearance in front of European Union ... Read More »

Activision Formally Launches Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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It's a little out there for Call of Duty , but for those anxious things are getting too wacky, Treyarch is also promising Black Ops 4 will be a "boots on the ground" experience with thrust jumps and wall running being scrapped. We know there is no jet pack or boost jumping, but you can still slide. Finally, the event wrapped up with one more cinematic trailer: a feel-good bit of encouragement about the magic of teamwork . Read More »

Samsung announces two new colours for Galaxy S9 and S9+

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The scores also reveal the Galaxy Tab S4 will feature 4GB of RAM and not 6GB RAM like the Galaxy S9 Plus . Interestingly, smartphone users do not actually experience the same download speeds, even when they're on the same network and area, as mentioned by DigitalTrends . Read More »