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Twitter bans Russia Today and Sputnik from advertising on its service

Twitter has banned Russian media companies Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik from advertising on its service after it found that both had “attempted to interfere with the [2016 U.S.] election on behalf of the Russian government” using the social network. “This decision was based on the retrospective work we’ve been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion ... Read More »

Samsung Says Its 8nm FinFET Chip Fabrication Process Is Ready for Mass Production

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung says its 8nm FinFET process is ready for production 8LPP offers a range of improvements Last month, it added 11nm and 7nm process to its foundry business Samsung said on Wednesday that its 8nm FinFET process (8nm Low Power Plus) technology is ready for production. The 8LPP node, the company said, will provide up to 10 percent lower power ... Read More »

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 »

Android 8.0 Oreo Makes Its Debut in Google’s Version Distribution Chart

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.0 Oreo now powering 0.2 percent devices Android Nougat running on 17.8 percent devices Marshmallow powers 32 percent active devices Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest publicly available mobile operating system by Google, is now running on 0.2 percent of active devices. Google has updated its Google Play distribution data, providing figures for the seven-day period ending Monday, October ... Read More »

iOS 11’s Control Centre Does Not Turn Off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Completely but Apple Says It’s Not a Bug

HIGHLIGHTS iOS 11 Control Centre doesn’t turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth completely The radios are still active in the background Apple says this way users can stay connected to AirPods, AirPlay, etc. Now that iOS 11 is out for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and users who have already jumped onto the latest mobile operating system version from Apple will have found tons of ... Read More »

LaterPay brings its media payment technology to the US

LaterPay is offering media companies a business model that goes beyond subscriptions and ads. Cosmin Ene, the German startup’s founder and CEO, argued that while some publications are having success with paywalls and online subscriptions, it’s an approach that only convinces the most loyal readers to pay. So LaterPay is trying to help monetize “the vast space” between subscriptions and ads, ... Read More »

Twitter is now testing out Night Mode on its desktop website

Last July, Twitter finally released Night Mode for its mobile app, which brings a much darker UI when scrolling through your timeline. There’s been a Chrome extension since last September that brought similar functionality to Twitter on your desktop/laptop, but it now looks like Twitter is officially testing out its Night Mode directly… Sigma 18-35mm Lens Night Mode for Twitter on the desktop doesn’t ... Read More »

Facebook Camera Gets Its Own Animated GIF Image Creator

HIGHLIGHTS The new feature has been spotted on Facebook for iOS Users will be able to create short GIFs that can be shared Facebook last month introduced the GIF option in the comments section When it comes to communication on social media platforms, animated GIF images are perhaps as important as emojis. These two have in a way managed to ... Read More »

The U.S. is one of the world’s laziest countries — and it’s making us fat

Many Americans are downright lazy. And it’s making us fat. That’s among the findings of a study by Stanford University researchers using step-counters installed in most smartphones to track the walking activity of about 700,000 people in 46 countries around the world. Scott Delp, a professor of bioengineering who co-led the research, told the BBC the “study is 1,000 times larger than any ... Read More »

On its 6th anniversary, remember that Google+ ‘changed everything’

An iPhone 5, for anyone who hasn’t picked up our subtle layers of nuanced humour SIX YEARS AGO today, the biggest single most important invention to come out of technology in the 21st century was announced. Google+ was born out of the success of Google Buzz and Google Wave – two products that had already, according to their manufacturer, “changed everything”, prompting ... Read More »