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Behind Facebook's baby step fixes: Defending its ad business

Friday  12:26,   23 march 2018
Associated Press

Wondering why Facebook seems to be taking baby steps to address the biggest scandal in its history? Stronger safeguards on user data might damage Facebook's core business of using what it knows about you to sell ads that target your interests.[...]

512GB phones are coming, starting with Huawei

Friday  11:26,   23 march 2018
The Verge

If you’ve wanted PC-like storage in your pocket, a new Huawei phone with a rumored 512GB of space could make that happen.  The upcoming Huawei phone appeared on the Chinese regulatory agency TENAA’s website last month. An update to [...]

AI can quickly and accurately analyze heart scans, study says

Friday  10:45,   23 march 2018

Researchers find machine learning can classify heart anatomy on an ultrasound scan faster, more accurately and more efficiently than a human.A study published Wednesday found that advanced machine learning is faster, more accurate and more [...]

Apple confirms it will fix bug that caused Siri to read out hidden lock screen notifications

Friday  05:45,   23 march 2018
The Verge

Apple says it will fix a bug that caused Siri to read out hidden lock screen notifications to anyone who asks. The original bug allowed Siri to read out lock screen notifications for third-party apps, even if you turned off message previews [...]

Instagram Says It’s Fixing the Worst Thing About Its Algorithm

Friday  02:56,   23 march 2018

Instagram apparently no longer wants you to see Christmas Day photos on New Year’s Eve. Instagram apparently no longer wants you to see Christmas Day photos on New Year’s Eve. On Thursday, the Facebook-owed service announced that it’s[...]

The Story Behind 'Fortnite's' Less Popular Mode

Thursday  23:31,   22 march 2018
Rolling Stone

“I’m happy to say that retention is high."Not many games can break through the noise and become a mainstream hit like Fortnite and its Battle Royale mode. It’s a worldwide phenomenon that seemingly everyone — from hip-hop artist Drake to high[...]

'Sea of Thieves' Reached 1 Million Players in First 48 Hours

Thursday  21:18,   22 march 2018
Rolling Stone

'Sea of Thieves' is off to a big start, but the number of players joining the online pirate game is causing some issuesOnline pirate game Sea of Thieves launched this week and it's seeing an "unprecedented" number of players. More than one[...]

Samsung's Galaxy S9 is the way to wean yourself off of DSLRs

Thursday  18:31,   22 march 2018

Samsung has a new smartphone out, the Galaxy S9 (and S9+). It's the latest flagship from one of the top smartphone makers in the world, but this year's version has a lot in common with last year's model, at least on the surface. The big [...]

A Chinese Space Lab is Going to Fall to Earth — And Nobody Knows Where It Will Land

Thursday  17:15,   22 march 2018

Chinese space lab Tiangong-1 (or “heavenly palace”) is set to fall back to Earth some time at the end of March or beginning of April. The catch: It’s unclear where it will fall. Load Error The 19,000-pound space lab — China’s precursor to a[...]

A Visiting Star Jostled Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

Thursday  16:01,   22 march 2018

Around the same time our ancestors left Africa, a dim red dwarf star came to within 0.8 light-years of our Sun, marking the closest known flyby of a star to our Solar System. New research suggests Scholz’s Star, as it’s known, left traces of this[...]

Google Chrome’s next update will finally block autoplay videos that have sound

Thursday  15:30,   22 march 2018
The Verge

Google is finally getting serious about blocking annoying autoplay videos that start with the sound blaring. The next update to Chrome (version 66) will include changes to autoplay videos that mean the browser will only play them automatically if[...]

Huawei was dealt a huge blow days before its iPhone X rival is set to launch

Thursday  15:26,   22 march 2018

Huawei on Tuesday will unveil its next-gen Android flagship smartphone in Paris, France. The P20 will surely hit stores in the weeks after the event, but US buyers will have an even harder time scoring a[...]

Amazon’s latest patent is a delivery drone that understands when you shout at it

Thursday  14:31,   22 march 2018
The Verge

<p>Amazon has filed a patent for a delivery drone that responds when you call or wave at it.</p>The patent was initially filed in July 2016 and published this week. “The human recipient and / or the other humans can communicate with the[...]

Slack’s new policy lets bosses read employees’ DMs without consent

Thursday  14:16,   22 march 2018

If your company uses Slack for group communication, you might want to watch what you say in Direct Messages with your colleagues: the app now lets administrators export all the data shared through it, including those private conversations – without[...]

Scientists Sequenced Genomes Of 40,000-Year-Old Neanderthals

Thursday  12:07,   22 march 2018
International Business Times

The Neanderthals, whose genomes were sequenced, are estimated to be between 39,000 to 47,000 years old.How did Neanderthals evolve? How did their population dwindle, eventually causing them to die out? In order to address these questions and other[...]