Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has said it would be "inappropriate" for the platform to play publisher when it comes to fake news.Speaking to BBC Newsnight on Monday evening (24 April) the executive said that Facebook takes its responsibilities around the subject "very seriously" but does not believe itself to be an "arbiter of the truth"."We think everyone needs to do their part.Newsrooms have to do their part, media companies, classrooms and technology companies," she told interviewer Emily Maitlis."We’re focused on decreasing the financial incentives for false news because a lot of times it is financially motivated.""We all have to do our part to make sure that people see accurate information and figuring out how we do that is something that we're going to have to see and will evolve," she added.
Apple just sent an email to members of the App Store affiliate program saying that App Store commissions will be reduced from 7 percent to 2.5 percent on May 1st — that’s a 64 percent cut.While this change will have no effect on App Store users, it has some implications on the App Store ecosystem.When customers buy apps or in-app purchases using this link, Apple gives back a small cut to its affiliate partner.Developers still get 70 percent of the sale while partners get incentivized.So, yeah, this change in affilate commissions pretty much sucks.We don’t rely on links alone (thankfully), but we’ll be affected by it.
Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.If you thought that foxes attack only defenseless chickens, please think again.Two well-known personalities, each working for a Fox channel, have suddenly committed to dueling on Twitter.This seemed to upset him."@nytimes Any conversation I have with ANYONE is supposed to be PRIVATE.The writer of the Times article, Maggie Haberman, responded to Hannity: "W all due respect, we were interested in who POTUS talks to, not you, and several ppl close to him cited you."
He takes over for Jeffrey Nash, who become managing editor, audience growthCNBC Digital adds Jeffrey McCracken as managing editor for digital, announced senior vice president and executive editor Jay Yarow in a note to staff.McCracken joins from Bloomberg, where he has been executive editor and, per Yarow’s note, “spent almost seven years at Bloomberg building an impressive M team.” Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2010, McCracken had been a business reporter at the Wall Street Journal.As managing editor, McCracken will be responsible for CNBC’s digital business newsroom and its efforts to expand coverage.He takes over for Jeffrey Nash, who is moving into a new role as managing editor, audience growth, overseeing CNBC Digital’s presence on social media.He will also continue to serve as the point of communication between CNBC’s digital and TV divisions.
At its annual F8 developers conference this week in San Francisco, Facebook gave the most detailed glimpse of Facebook Spaces, the company’s first social VR platform.And if the social network has its way with the future of social VR, we’ll all soon be hanging out in 360 videos as cartoon versions of ourselves.She said that while the initial demo presented during the keynote seemed “a little messed up”—she mentioned a girl in a video spending her birthday alone in VR—the actual product eventually seemed more appealing.Dalal said while it still felt “a little dark,” it could be a good way for her to someday virtually connect with her friends and family back home in Mumbai.LC Carrier, CEO of the chatbot developer Chatbet, said he would pay to have the right gear, since he believes a content revolution is coming.Rachel Franklin, who joined Facebook last year from EA Arts, where she was an executive producer for The Sims 4, leads Facebook’s social VR unit.
Wide High Res Audio file compatibilityNetflix and Amazon Video with 4K HDR4K High Precision Chroma processorWhat is the Panasonic DMP-UB300?Want to feed your new UHD TV the best possible picture, but don’t want to splash out on a flagship 4K Blu-ray player?Panasonic understands your angst, and has added an entry-level disc spinner to its UHD range.
Strava, the self-styled social network for athletes, is getting better.On Wednesday, it took the wraps off Club Events for iOS and Android, a social feature aimed at coordinating meetups between members.It’s a new component of Strava Clubs, informal groups of like-minded users.You can join a Club from Strava’s smartphone app, and once you do, you will see recent rides and runs logged by other members, a comment section, and a club widget that shows your club rides and runs on your blog or website.The update lets Club administrators create Events from the Strava app and post event details with other Club members.Participants get alerts for new events and event details and can respond to event invitations and see route information.
It appears as the upcoming Elephone S8 is more real than we would have thought.And Elephone are now comparing it to an iPhone 6 Plus; how will it fare?Let’s have a look!And there it is, an Elephone S8 with 6.0-inch display side by side with an iPhone featuring a 5.5-inch screen.We can see how both phones have a very similar overall footprint, meaning the bigger screen equipped Elephone S8 takes as much spaces as iPhone 6 Plus with its smaller display.To make it even more obvious, the guys over at Elephone have placed the iPhone over the S8, completely hiding the phone (or at least they say so): Join GizChina on TelegramAs we all know iPhone’s aren’t the kings of screen-to-body ratios but what Elephone managed to do with the S8 is still impressive.Specs wise the phone will be powered by a MediaTek Helio X20, 4GB of RAM and a whopping 128GB of internal storage.Cameras will be 21MP on the back and 13MP on the front.The 6-inch display will have Full HD resolution and the handset will run Android 7.0 Nougat.To know more about the Elephone S8 and other Elephone devices, check out the company’s products plan for 2017.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
The chip maker’s increasingly diverse market focus leads Intel to retire the popular annual developer conference.Intel has outgrown its annual developer conference.Until the past decade or so, Intel was focused on getting its processors into as many PCs and servers as possible, and built its annual Intel Developer Forum (IDF) around that effort.However, in recent years the giant chip maker has evolved rapidly, broadening its reach into such areas as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, the internet of things (IoT), drones, self-driving cars, 5G wireless technology and wearable devices.In a brief, one-paragraph notice on its website, Intel announced that after almost 20 years, it is canceling the IDF show, opting instead for smaller, more focused events.This year’s IDF was scheduled for Aug. 15-17 in San Francisco.
Yesterday, we shared that Belkin’s WeMo Mini Smart Switch was on sale for $30, but TP-Link has blown that deal out of the water with a pair of discounts.You can choose from the standard TP-Link Smart Plug for $18, or the functionally identical Mini model for $25, with the discount shown in cart.Those are both the best prices we’ve ever seen, and fantastic deals for anyone looking to dip their toes into home automation.These work almost exactly the same as WeMo switches, with the exception of their lack of IFTTT support.Before you comment that the prices are wrong, let me reiterate one more time that you won’t see the discount until you get to the checkout screen.
No, according to the company’s chief executive, Reed Hastings, Netflix’s biggest competitor is the pesky human need to close your eyes and sleep for a third of the day.“You know, think about it, when you watch a show from Netflix and you get addicted to it, you stay up late at night.We’re competing with sleep, on the margin.Perhaps the most famous – or infamous – example in recent years is Uber, which realised a few years before everyone else that its true rival wasn’t fellow cab app Lyft, but Google’s self-driving car project.The company has argued that an in-house autonomous driving capability is crucial to its long-term success as a company.If another company develops, or licenses, self-driving car technology before Uber’s own in-house product is ready, it will be very easy for them to undercut the company on price – a disaster for a market as sensitive to small differences in cost as cab hire.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday at the company's annual F8 developers’ conference that the social-media giant would make its augmented-reality tools, which mix digital and physical spaces, available to third-parties to create custom masks, filters and other effects.Early partners include Nike Inc., Electronic Arts Inc. EA and Warner Bros. Photo: AP.To Mark Zuckerberg, Pokémon Go wasn’t just a fad from last summer.It was a sign that augmented-reality technology was coming more quickly than he expected.The mobile game was among the trends that helped the Facebook Inc. chief executive realize that augmented reality might catch on sooner than rival virtual reality technology -- where Mr. Zuckerberg had placed his biggest bet.On Tuesday, Mr. Zuckerberg shifted his view toward augmented reality, which mixes the physical and digital worlds, when he announced at...
There are rules that every seasoned concert-goer knows: Drink lots of water.If you see someone who looks like they’re about to faint after a day of being blasted by the sun, help them.Seems it’s time to add another to the list: watch your phone!Concerts and music festivals are like heaven for pick pockets.Cram a few thousand people elbow-to-elbow for hours on end, and no one really notices when someone “accidentally” bumps into them.They’ve dissolved into a crowd of strangers by the time you’ve realized what’s going on.
In dozens of urban centers across the globe, city planners are putting eyes in the sky to help them make more-informed decisions about improving city life.Singapore has created a 3-D cityscape to help make decisions about where to place solar panels and plant rooftop gardens, among other things.More than 3,000 feet above Singapore, an airplane packed with high-tech laser scanners and cameras took 10 days to scan the entire island nation in 2014.With that information at their disposal, city planners can simulate with far greater precision than before how wind or water will flow across streets and against buildings and other structures.That allows them to create models of how extreme weather will affect every part of the city, so they can plan accordingly.“If you have the whole city, you will know over a period of time exactly how much sunlight you will harness from the rooftops” with solar panels, says Victor Khoo, deputy director of the land survey division at the Singapore Land Authority.
Tavoitteena oli paras arvosana, mutta kirjoittaessaan Nieminen tunsi olevansa näennäisen syvällinen – huijaavansa graduohjaajaa ja tarkastajaa.Huijarisyndrooma on nimitys ahdistusoireilulle, josta kärsivä ei usko osaavansa, vaikka työt tulevat tehdyksi ja palaute on hyvää.Tyypillisesti huijarisyndroomasta kärsivät ovat uransa alussa, korkeasti koulutettuja ja tekevät abstraktia työtä.”Huijari jättää usein käyttämättä tilaisuutensa saada vaativia ja kiinnostavia tehtäviä.Hän jää tekemään kapeampia tehtäviä kuin mihin pystyisi”, sanoo psykologi Tiina Ekman, jonka huijarisyndroomaa käsittelevä kirja julkaistiin vuoden alussa.Osittain tehtävät olivat sellaisia, ettei kukaan muu Suomessa hoitanut niitä.
The wait is over, hackathon fans.Disrupt NY 2017 is right around the corner, and with just a few short weeks left until we kick off the best startup show in the Big Apple, we thought it was high time we released the first batch of tickets to the Disrupt NY Hackathon.The hackathon takes place May 13-14 at Manhattan’s Pier 36.Those of you looking to spend the weekend before Disrupt hard at work coding, tinkering and hacking together something pretty awesome can get your free hackathon tickets here.The hackathon kicks off at 12:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, May 13, with networking and the forming of the hackathon teams.On Sunday, after a grueling 20-plus hours of work (and a bit of fun), teams will have just 60 seconds to present their projects to a panel of judges on the Disrupt stage.
This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.He emailed colleagues and read through old studies looking for clues, but he kept coming up empty.Soil scientists had been talking about this idea for decades: Farmers could turn their fields into giant greenhouse gas sponges, potentially offsetting as much as 15 percent of global fossil fuel emissions a year, simply by coaxing crops to suck more CO2 out of the air.The risk is that if you treat farms as carbon banks, it could lead to smaller harvests, which would spur farmers to plow more land and pump more carbon into the air than before.Back in 2011, when Sanderman was working as a soil scientist in Australia (he’s now at Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts), he’d figured out a way to test if it was possible to produce bumper crops on a piece of land while also banking carbon in it.The researchers there supposedly had the soil and records that Sanderman needed, dating back to 1925.
As consumers gravitate more and more towards athleisure and streetwear, the Australian brand P.E.Founded in March of last year by industry veterans Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning, the brand has seen impressive success in a short period of time, garnering attention from eternally pap’d celebrities like Kylie Jenner and selling everywhere from Net-a-Porter to Urban Outfitters.On average, it grew 6 percent more than other categories, including accessories and footwear.Those influences are apparent across their collections, whether you’re looking at their active or “off-duty” pieces: bright color-blocked sports bras complement side-snap pants, thick gold embroidery fit for a rap video graces hats and waistbands, and giant, in-your-face lettering harkens back to a time when showing off your labels was all the rage.“We want to offer products to get [the customer] from A to Z, not just A to B — [but] it needed to have an edge to it that was cool and street so that you could legitimately wear it all day,” she said.The rise of that street appeal is harder to quantify, but can be seen in mainstream consumers’ embrace of brands like Supreme, as well as the resurgence of brands like Champion and Fila.
Bandai Namco is hard at work on a new IP, at least we think it is a “new” IP.Not much is known about it, not even the name.However, the company posted a video to its official YouTube channel that provides a teaser of what is to come.The video opens with her licking blood from the corner of her mouth, and there is a flash of sharp fangs.The video is in black and white with red highlights reminiscent of Sin City, and the whole thing looks hand drawn.Whether this is going to be the graphical style of the finished game is unknown, but if it is, it will be a nice departure from the standard hyper-realistic look that most games strive for these days.
the Apple wireless headphones Airpods brought to have-the desire of many when they first appeared up in the fall.After the constant delays drug sales to the end of time in the middle of december.But while some already got their Airpods sitting several customers who have opted to order the dyrgriparna still and roll your thumbs in anticipation of a copy.Several readers have heard of to MacWorld, and told you about several months of frustrated waiting.A quick look on Pricespy, where the Airpods are listed as one of the hottest products, are currently depressing reading.No one (except the one who takes the overcharge) of the participating stores have the product in stock, and only a few sets a tentative date for when headphones re can be found on the shelves.