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Can AI technology fight online child sexual abuse? Can AI technology fight online child sexual abuse?
- September 06, 2018

Google is banking on scientific advances to tackle an issue that can well be considered nearly as old as humanity itself - that of child sexual abuse. The Mountain View company also said the new AI tool would be made available to companies free of cost. Google is providing an AI toolkit to make this process easier which helps organizations review vast amounts of child sex abuse material. (more...)
Sony unveils two new PSVR bundles
- September 06, 2018

Though the price is comparable with previous PS VR bundles, these options include two games whereas numerous previous bundles for this hardware at these prices only included one. And as for Superhot , it's said to be one of the best VR games available, so all in all this is a pretty good bundle if you are looking to get into VR. (more...)
Twitter CEO: We don't censor conservatives Twitter CEO: We don't censor conservatives
- September 06, 2018

He added that Twitter has made progress on solutions to the problem, "like identification of many forms of manipulation intending to artificially amplify information, more transparency around who buys ads and how they are targeted, and challenging suspicious logins and account creation". (more...)
Colin Kaepernick Narrates and Stars in New 'Dream Crazy' Nike Commercial
- September 06, 2018

The commercial ends with Kaepernick saying , "So don't ask if your dreams are insane, ask if they're insane enough". "Ask if they are insane enough". Now the pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma, he says he's disappointed with Nike's action because the agenda led by Kaepernick is based on a false premise. (more...)
Vivo V11 official with small notch, in-display fingerprint scanner Vivo V11 official with small notch, in-display fingerprint scanner
- September 05, 2018

Vivo V11 Pro has already been listed on Amazon India with a "Notify Me" button indicating that handset will likely be exclusive to the e-commerce platform. The 128GB storage can be expanded via a microSD card and thanks to the triple slot you don't have to sacrifice the dual SIM functionality to achieve it. (more...)
Twitter CEO Involved in Alex Jones, Richard Spencer Decisions Twitter CEO Involved in Alex Jones, Richard Spencer Decisions
- September 05, 2018

Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg will also face questions, mainly surrounding what her company has done to crack down on abuse and other forms of content created to mislead. "The abuse of our platform to attempt state-sponsored manipulation of elections is a new challenge for us and one we are determined to meet". Earlier this year the company said it was taking aggressive measures to combat inauthentic accounts. (more...)
France bans mobile phones at schools France bans mobile phones at schools
- September 05, 2018

Along with the mobile phone ban, he has halved primary school class sizes in disadvantaged areas to 12 in a bid to narrow a massive gap in outcomes between children from poor families and those from wealthy ones. Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said it aimed to help children focus on lessons, better socialise and reduce social media use. But critics dismiss the measure as a public relations exercise, and predicted it will be hard to apply. (more...)
Time for folding smartphones — Samsung
- September 05, 2018

Apparently, Samsung conducted a series of consumer surveys and is confident now that there is sufficient demand for such a foldable devices. For year's we've been hearing rumors and small announcements about Samsung's first foldable phone, but now we've had the first official word that it will be launching at some point in 2018. (more...)
Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram Users Faced Temporary Outage on Monday Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram Users Faced Temporary Outage on Monday
- September 05, 2018

A Facebook spokesperson acknowledged in a statement to The Hill that some users experienced issues accessing services from the company, but said the issue had been resolved for almost all those affected. We quickly investigated and started restoring access, and we have almost fixed the issue for everyone. The outage lasted around one hour before service resumed. (more...)
Samsung could work with Google on AI to improve Bixby Samsung could work with Google on AI to improve Bixby
- September 05, 2018

It'll be interesting to see if developers will care: on the one hand, it's yet another assistant to take care of, but on the other, Samsung does sell a whole lot of products that folks will be able to use Bixby with. But while Google Assistant's rise was fast and steady, capitalizing on the company's artificial intelligence prowess, Bixby had great trouble growing smarter and more popular. (more...)
Sony Sony "Still Isn't Listening to Gamers" Regarding Cross-Play, Says Microsoft
- September 05, 2018

Either way, although there are still countless PS4, Xbox One , and Switch owners that would love to play the most popular game in the world with one another, Sony has managed to skirt around the issue without any serious consequences. "That is our way of thinking for cross-platform". "All games should be cross play and progression with the right input flexibility and gamer options". (more...)
Toyota Corolla Touring Sports Unveiled Ahead Of Launch Next Month Toyota Corolla Touring Sports Unveiled Ahead Of Launch Next Month
- September 05, 2018

The updated 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain has self-charging EV technology and low cost of ownership. The 2.0-litre is unique to the segment as none other conventional Ic-engined units offer the similar level of performance. Thanks to the adoption of TNGA, the new wagon is no longer merely a variation of the hatchback, but has become a distinctly separate model in its own right. (more...)
Battlefield V Battle Royale called Firestorm, has 64 players Battlefield V Battle Royale called Firestorm, has 64 players
- September 05, 2018

It will only allow for a maximum of 16 teams of four players, for a total of 64 players at any one time. There's no mention of the solo or duo modes popular in other popular battle royale titles like " Fortnite " and " PUBG ". The trailer talks about "eight unexplored settings", but they seem pretty explored to me. A fifth story, the Last Tiger, will be added to the game's campaign mode post launch. (more...)
Destiny 2's Annual Pass Won't be Adding Any New Planets Destiny 2's Annual Pass Won't be Adding Any New Planets
- September 05, 2018

When Destiny 2 released, it brought with it a bunch of content for PS4 only, and that offering continued to grow over the release of its two expansions Curse of Osiris and Warmind. Game director Steve Cotton later confirmed that Destiny 2 would not have any new planets added to it over the course of the next year. "Sorry, I should be specific". (more...)
Google Chrome Gets New Design, Smarter Suggestions, Increased Security Google Chrome Gets New Design, Smarter Suggestions, Increased Security
- September 05, 2018

Chrome will then save and sync this new complicated passwords on all your devices. Chrome has improved its password handler so that when you sign up for new sites it will recommend a strong and hard to brute force password. The browser's Omnibox-its combined address and search bar-can now search open tabs and provide immediate access to information while you type. A new tab will open with your Settings profile. (more...)
TSB chief Paul Pester steps down after IT meltdown TSB chief Paul Pester steps down after IT meltdown
- September 05, 2018

Pester's departure comes just a day after TSB was forced to apologise yet again to customers who faced disruption to their online and mobile banking over the weekend. The lender confirmed Mr Pester, who has been placed on gardening leave, will get £1.2m in severance pay and a "historical" bonus of around £480,000 that is due from before TSB's takeover by Sabadell in 2015. (more...)
OnePlus 6T packaging ‘leaks,’ but are we looking at the real thing? OnePlus 6T packaging ‘leaks,’ but are we looking at the real thing?
- September 04, 2018

While the OnePlus 6 came with the tagline " The Speed You Need ", the upcoming OnePlus 6T will have " Unlock The Speed " tagline. With rumors centered around T-Mobile snatching up the OnePlus 6T and the infusion of 5G connectivity into the device, we just learned that the company is also working on opening a permanent retail presence in the capital of France . (more...)
Anthem’s Anthem’s "reactive storytelling" will influence the next Dragon Age and Mass Effect
- September 04, 2018

NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 20 series graphics cards have built-in RT cores for ray tracing and Tensor cores for some very interesting AI-based goodies in the future. Anthem has a main story and that story concludes. Or even we add new characters, we add new Agents. Like most Bioware games, there will be dialogue options, but players will only get two options, whereas past Bioware games tend to have a much more complex conversation system in place. (more...)
OnePlus 6T retail box leaked: Here's what to expect
- September 04, 2018

The OnePlus 6T could have an in-screen scanner. Till now, the company has been using capacitive fingerprint sensors. The leaked images also reveal the product tagline - Unlock the Speed . The selfie camera might be upgraded as well, although no specific details have surfaced online. The smartphone is speculated to be OnePlus 6T and that it will be 5G-compatible, though there is no confirmation yet. (more...)
Sony says a final goodbye to the PlayStation 2
- September 04, 2018

As IT Media reports, Sony Japan asked PS2 owners to fill out online forms by August 31 to have their consoles fixed one last time. Unfortunately, any consoles that arrive at the PlayStation Clinic in Iwate Prefecture after September 7 will not be eligible for fix, and the article doesn't say what happens after that. (more...)
This concept video shows how the new iPhones will look like This concept video shows how the new iPhones will look like
- September 04, 2018

Apple has announced the launch of a free fix program for the iPhone 8, revealing that a small percentage of units need replacement logic boards, due to a manufacturing defect. It wasn't included in last weeks leaks, as we mentioned, but graphic designer Gunho Lee mocked it up based on all the leaks we've seen so far. Apple announced an event next Thursday, 12 September, that's likely to herald the iPhone 8's successor and the end of the two designs that have served Apple since 2014. (more...)
Battlefield 1's premium pass will be free for everyone next week Battlefield 1's premium pass will be free for everyone next week
- September 04, 2018

The Beta was released a few weeks ago on PS4 and Xbox One and the gaming community has shown a keen interest in the game, however, reservations regarding the historical inaccuracy of the story still remains a problem for some players. Xbox Live Gold is required on Xbox One while PlayStation Plus is not needed for PS4. "We have added a profanity filter in Battlefield V , which will be available in the Open Beta on PC". (more...)
Fortnite gets new Getaway game mode and Grappler item Fortnite gets new Getaway game mode and Grappler item
- September 04, 2018

The new item AKA The Grappler will bring more thrills to Epic's battle royale than maybe anything we've seen before. Elsewhere, a number of players started to produce side-by-side comparisons of Dust Divot's current appearance on the game's minimap and the version of it shown in the Getaway reveal. (more...)
Samsung will unveil its foldable smartphone in two months Samsung will unveil its foldable smartphone in two months
- September 04, 2018

Samsung is yet to confirm whether it has plans to launch a phone with four cameras on the back. The handset has been codenamed "winner" - a good omen, perhaps? - although, as per previous reports, it'll more likely be called "Galaxy X" on release. (more...)
Sequel to Razer's gaming phone in development Sequel to Razer's gaming phone in development
- September 04, 2018

Gaming company Razer entered the competitive smartphone segment previous year, with the launch of the Razer Phone. In its earnings call, reported by WCCFtech , Razer confirmed that the successor is on the way. Razer will launch new products and given the complaint that there were no new GPUs in H1 this year (GPUs are the main motivation for people to buy a new gaming laptop), theres a good chance that will see laptops with Nvidias new Turing architecture. (more...)