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NO ONE KNOWS WHAT A SELF-DRIVING CAR IS, AND IT’S BECOMING A PROBLEM

“WE HAVE NOW self-driving cars.” So declared no less an authority than the United States’ chief of transportation, Secretary Elaine Chao, in a May interview with Fox Business. “They can drive on the highway, follow the white lines on the highway, and there’s really no need for any person to be seated and controlling any of the instruments.” This is wrong. Today, you can ... Read More »

Facebook and Instagram services restored after major global disruption

Facebook, which acquired Instagram for $1bn in 2012, has not provided an official reason for the outage. Photograph: Tom Dymond/Rex Features Facebook and Instagram were offline to many users on Wednesday afternoon in what appeared to be a global connection problem. The website Down Detector suggested users of both social media sites began reporting problems at about 4pm, with Europe and North America seemingly ... Read More »

Black lawmakers call on Facebook and Twitter to purge racist ads

Phil Roeder, Flickr Facebook and Twitter are facing renewed calls from US lawmakers to ensure ads on their respective platforms aren’t used to spread hate. The two firms are currently cooperating with Congressional investigators looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. And now, black Congress members are urging them to probe new ads, and make leadership changes. In a letter obtained by Recode, Reps. Robin ... Read More »

Google has reportedly found Russia-linked ads on YouTube, Gmail, and search

Google has found evidence that a Russian government campaign used the company’s platforms to spread propaganda, according to a new report from The Washington Post. The report follows investigations from Facebook and Twitter that uncovered similar ads, apparently designed to influence Americans around the time of the 2016 election. GOOGLE’S INVESTIGATION IS STILL IN ITS EARLY STAGES Google’s investigation is still in ... Read More »

Assassin’s Creed Origins Combat, Level Design, and Weapon Systems Explained

HIGHLIGHTS Assassin’s Creed Origins is out on October 27 Its gameplay borrows from modern day massively multiplayer games Far Cry appears to be another inspiration Assassin’s Creed Origins’ release date is October 27. And while most of what to expect has been leakedintentionally or otherwise – some finer details of the game have emerged in terms of how the game world of ... Read More »

Huawei Nova 2i With FullView Display and Four Cameras Launched

HIGHLIGHTS Huawei Nova 2i sports a 5.9-inch FullView display It packs four cameras No pricing announced for Huawei Nova 2i Huawei has launched its new Nova 2i smartphone in Malaysia. The new Nova-series handset is an addition to the company’s already unveiled Huawei Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus devices. Unfortunately, there’s no price tag for the Nova 2i as of now ... Read More »

Ensuring Accountability and Transparency in Digital Advertising

No one can avoid the well-documented accountability issues the digital advertising industry has faced so far in 2017. While the transparency conversation may not initially appear positive – with ad fraud, viewability, and brand safety all top of the agenda – it allows the industry to take actionable steps and ultimately address the lack of transparency. This is an opportunity ... Read More »

Redmi Note 4 Discounts and Other Xiaomi Product Offers on Flipkart, Amazon

HIGHLIGHTS The 4GB + 64 GB variant of the Redmi Note 4 now available for Rs. 10,999 The Mi Max 2 gets a price drop of Rs. 2,000 The Mi 10000mAh power bank is now available for Rs. 899 One of Xiaomi’s bestselling smartphones in India, the Redmi Note 4, can now be purchased at discounted prices, especially the 4GB + ... Read More »

How to create your own happiness at work and play

This is part of a series looking at micro skills – changes that employees can make to improve their health and life at work and at home, and employers can make to improve the workplace. The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell have created the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to honour companies that put the health and well-being of their ... Read More »

The 9 most fraudulent health and fitness products ever

AS LONG AS there’s been illness, there have been medical hucksters—the people trying to make a buck peddling “cures” for every conceivable ailment, real or imagined. Whether the warnings were for paralysis, “nervous troubles,” or “tired blood,” unscrupulous pitchmen have taken advantage of fear to sell elixirs, instruments, and other home remedies to treat what ails you. As you’ll see, these ... Read More »