Algorithms are serving as "sophisticated, strategic tools to maintain and strengthen" the power of companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, says Senator Al Franken. He criticized the tech industry for increasing its power over users through those tools.
A few months after its announcement, Qualcomm has finally announced that the Centriq 2400, its latest ARM server processor manufactured using 10nm process, is ready for commercial deployment. It is said that the processor is designed for data centers and offers high
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has been with us for a few months now and we have started hearing more about its successor, or should we say a refined version of the handset. In the meantime, the Mi Mix 2 has been torn down by Chinese site ZOL, revealing some improvements and changes
Following a release of flagship HTC U11+, which is rumoured to be the canceled Google Muskie handset, the Taiwanese company is working on another smartphone from its U series. The exact name of the handset is unknown at the moment, but we know it is codenamed Ocean Harmony.
OnePlus is going to announce its new flagship smartphone next week, on November 16 at an event in New York City. Now, the company's CEO Pete Lau has reached out on the OnePlus forums and revealed more information about the handset, but this time not everyone will like the news.
After several unsuccessful attempts, it looks like Huawei's flagship smartphones will finally be offered in the United States through at least one major carrier. According to a code found by XDA Developers, Huawei's latest premium phone will be sold through AT&T.
GameStop was close to running out of the Xbox One X after just one day. SVP of merchandising Bob Puzon says the retailer "sold through most of [its] initial allotment" of consoles on the first day of availability. It's working with Microsoft to receive more units.
Ford will work with Zotye Auto, a Chinese automaker, to manufacture electric vehicles as part of a $765 million deal. They'll work together in a 50-50 partnership as long as the deal is approved by the government. Their joint venture will open a manufacturing plant in Zhejiang.
Uber has begun testing a new 24/7 support hotline with its top users. In addition to the call hotline, the ridehailing service is running a separate test that gives people access to "specially trained experts" through its in-app support functions. Both are for frequent users.
Facebook is beginning to test a system that'll prevent revenge porn from even being posted on the network, meaning content won't ever have to be reported after the fact. The catch is that potential victims must share their nude photos with the company ahead of time.
When Snapchat comes out with its redesigned application it's reportedly going to include an algorithmic feed, much like those adopted by Facebook, Twitter, and others. CEO Evan Spiegel discussed during the company's Q3 earnings call how a redesign was in development.
To appease regulators, AT&T could have to drop some of its major assets if it wants to move forward with its acquisition of Time Warner. Sources claim the Department of Justice (DOJ) isn't immediately giving its approval. It wants one of the companies to sell a major asset.
Using stem cell technology, scientists were able to grow enough skin to save a child's life. A 7-year-old suffering from junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB), a rare genetic disease, was expected to die. Yet two years removed from the surgery he's alive.
The content you post as a Story on Instagram no longer has to be from the past 24 hours. Instagram has updated that portion of the app to include support for older content. Stories now lets you browse all of your photos and videos, with the option of posting whatever you want.
A sizable portion of Snap is now owned by China's Tencent, the company's latest earnings report has revealed. Based on a filing with the SEC, Tencent now holds 12% of all Snap shares. It only told Snap it was buying up the shares after the purchase was made.
Microsoft is using an integration with LinkedIn to make resume creation in Word easier. The word processor is adding Resume Assistant, which can pull data from your LinkedIn profile to help you create a better resume. This feature rolls out to Insiders this week.
Apple is reportedly working on an iPad model for next year that lacks a home button and includes Face ID. Bloomberg says the new model offers a display size "similar" to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and it'll be released "later next year." Apple will reduce the device's bezel.
Wrapping aluminum foil around your router's antennas to increase speed isn't pseudoscience, it actually works. Research from Xia Zhou, an assistant professor of computer science at Dartmouth College, has found a customized aluminum reflector on a router's antennas boosts speed.
Amazon's Echo smart speakers and its Alexa digital assistant are now available in Japan. Consumers in the country can purchase the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot beginning today. Alexa will be available for users and developers have access to Alexa Skills.
Facebook's Express Wi-Fi service will grow in Nigeria through a partnership with Tizeti, a startup using solar-powered towers to improve the country's internet access. Express Wi-Fi involves Facebook working with local ISPs, carriers, and businesses to expand internet access.