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How to tell if Cambridge Analytica accessed your Facebook data

Video: Where Facebook and Cambridge Analytica went wrong Facebook has begun rolling out a feature to some users that will notify them if their data was accessed as part of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Facebook previously promised it will notify users whose data may have been utilized for political gain. Facebook will notify users if their data was accessed… Read more →

How to watch Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional hearings online

Video: Where Facebook and Cambridge Analytica went wrong Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has arrived on Capital Hill and is set to answer lawmakers’ questions over the social network’s handling of user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook has revealed as many as 87 million Facebook users had their personal information misused in a massive privacy controversy. Facebook has repeatedly… Read more →

Nvidia accelerates artificial intelligence, analytics with an ecosystem approach

Video: Nvidia demonstrates real-time ray tracing at GTC 2018 “We’re not a chip company; we’re a computing architecture and software company.” This proclamation, from NVIDIA co-founder, president, and CEO Jensen Huang at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), held from March 26 to March 29 in San Jose, Calif., only hints at this company’s growing impact on state-of-the-art computing. Read also:… Read more →

Wake words and voice UI are coming to our favorite apps

Video: Google Pay users can now use Assistant to send money In the past, running an always-on, always-listening wake word recognizer as software meant constantly running the applications processor, which consumed too much battery power. This has meant that hands-free voice UI technology has not yet made its way into mainstream mobile apps. Fortunately, there has been a breakthrough in… Read more →

Microsoft to detail its ‘Zanzibar’ smart rollable mat at April ACM CHI confab

Microsoft is set to provide more details about its “Project Zanzibar” portable mat project later this month at the ACM CHI Conference in Montreal. Credit: The Walking Cat Microsoft researchers will present their paper, “Project Zanzibar: A Portable and Flexible Tangible Interaction Platform,” during the conference, which runs April 21-26. Last month, The Walking Cat on Twitter (@h0x0d) unearthed a… Read more →

Crapware: Why manufacturers install it, what you can do about it, and why it’s not going to go away

CNET If you’ve ever bought a Windows PC or Android smartphone or tablet from one of the big name vendors then chances are that you are familiar — perhaps even intimately familiar if you’ve ever tried removing it — with crapware. Crapware (also known as “bloatware” or “junkware”) is the stuff that hardware makers install onto their devices on top… Read more →

Introducing the Mac mini Pro

Video: What would it take for Apple to turn the Mac mini into a Mac mini Pro? In the accompanying video, I show you how to replace the fan on a six-year-old Mac mini. Why would I do that? Because, it’s so much more meta than that. Read also: If Apple’s Mac has any future, it’s in the cloud The… Read more →

Galaxy S9: Best and worst features about Samsung’s phone

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Huawei’s P20 Pro has a huge design flaw

Huawei P20 Pro An awful lot has been written about Huawei’s new P20 Pro smartphone, especially the cameras it is built around. This smartphone is kitted out with a 40-megapixel RGB sensor, a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor with a telephoto lens, and a 24-megapixel selfie camera. There’s also built-in AI to help the user take better photos. Huawei… Read more →

Facebook to warn users embroiled in Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Facebook intends to notify up to 87 million users on the platform that have had their information harvested in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. It has been close to a month since the Internet exploded with the news that Cambridge Analytica harvested information belonging to millions of Facebook users to determine how they may vote at the ballot box during… Read more →

Twitter hopes trolls can be stopped by eradicating ignorance

Twitter is working with researchers to conduct a new study into how trolling and abusive behavior online can be mitigated. The social media giant hopes that by educating and reminding those who engage in abusive behavior on Twitter of the rules, this may reduce widespread bullying which takes place on the platform every day. Whether or not the rules will… Read more →