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  • To save young ones, Britain mulls bans on Facebook, others April 22, 2018 facebook img

    Britain’s health minister Jeremy Hunt threatened to impose new regulations on Facebook and other social media firms unless they did more to protect young people using their services.

    Hunt said the groups were “turning a blind eye” to the effect social media had on children’s well-being – an accusation that comes as Facebook ...

  • Motorola announces the Moto E5 and G6 with amazing specs. April 19, 2018 Motorolla image

    Motorola is introducing its newest range of Moto G and Moto E smartphones today, which will sell in the $100 to $300 range. While these aren’t high-end phones, they’re all important ones for Motorola: the Moto G remains Motorola’s best seller, and the company says it’s the top seller worldwide in its price class; ...

  • Facebook Boss, Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook business model April 11, 2018 Zuckerburg image
    Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook’s business model on Wednesday against fierce criticism of how it feeds user data to advertisers, even as he admitted his own personal information had been leaked to outside companies.

    Facing tough questioning in a second day of high-stakes hearings in Congress, the 33-year-old CEO conceded that regulation of social media companies — ...
  • Canon’s 120 megapixel image sensor captures video in frightening detail {Video} March 31, 2018 hi247 image

    Canon in September 2015 announced it was developing a couple of ultra-high resolution CMOS image sensors. Chief among them was the 120MXS with a staggering 13,280 x 9,184 effective pixel count (120 megapixels). We’ve seen the sensor crop up (no pun intended) a few times since then but now, we’ve got some ...

  • Believe it or not! Facebook, Google have all our data, deletions March 30, 2018 Google Company image

    An IT expert Dylan Curran has revealed just how much data Facebook and Google, the two internet giants have on their users. It’s incredible!

    Dylan Curran is a data consultant and web developer, who does extensive research into spreading technical awareness and improving digital etiquette.

    Curran began the disclosure on 24 March with this tweet: “Want to ...

  • Facebook shares stumble, Mark Zuckerberg loses $5b March 20, 2018 Zuckerburg image

    Facebook shares plunged Monday as the social media giant faced an onslaught of criticism at home and abroad over revelations that a firm working for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign harvested and misused data on 50 million members.

    On Wall Street, Facebook shares skidded 6.8 percent amid concerns about pressure for new regulations that could hurt its ...

  • Uber suspends autonomous vehicle programme after SUV kills US woman March 19, 2018 Arizona woman kill by uber image

    Ride services company, Uber today suspended its autonomous vehicle programme after its self-driving sport utility vehicle, killed a woman on the street, in Arizona.

    The 49 year-old woman was identified as Elaine Herzberg. She died from her injuries in a hospital, police said.

    The accident in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe dealt a potential blow not only ...

  • NRC confirms miscreants’ hauled stones on Abuja-Kaduna train March 9, 2018 amechi image

    The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has confirmed that some miscreants on Tuesday hauled stones on the Abuja-Kaduna train.

    The corporation denied however, the story that the train was attacked by robbers.

    Mr Yakub Mahmood, the Deputy Director, Public Relations of NRC, said there was no gunmen attack on the train, “but an act of stoning by miscreants’’.

    “There ...

  • WhatsApp Launches New Business App February 15, 2018 whatsapp for business image

    Although WhatsApp is based in the United States, most of its billion-plus users live outside the northwestern hemisphere.

    The majority of instant messaging subscribers live across South America, Asia, and Africa. Indeed, according to the Wall Street Journal, WhatsApp has over 200 million active monthly users in India, and 1.3 billion users worldwide.

    Bought by Facebook in ...

  • Samsung launches Galaxy S9 January 25, 2018

    Samsung has finally confirmed that the S9 will be announced on February 25 (Today) – that’s the day before MWC starts. The tweet, which you can see below, teases a big focus on the camera.

    Samsung has moved from strength to strength, and is arguably the most successful Android phone maker of the year. The company ...

  • WhatsApp’s latest beta feature can help keep unwanted messages January 25, 2018

    WhatsApp is making it easier for people to ignore unwanted messages with a feature that lets user block
    notifications on the app thy don’t want to see.

    An update for the WhatsApp app now enables a user to decide on what notifications they see. For example, if they get a load of message notifications from ...

  • Things you need to know about Apple’s facial recognition January 22, 2018

    The iPhone X uses Face ID technology that unlocks the phone by using infrared and visible light scans to uniquely identify your face.
    It works in a variety of conditions and is extremely secure.

    Macworld gives more information on how the Face ID works and how the technology protects your information.

    What is Face ID?

    Face ID ...

  • Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg loses $3.3bn after facebook newsfeed change January 15, 2018 Zuckerberg image

    Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to change the way Facebook operates people’s news feeds has cost him $3.3bn, with his personal net worth dropping by 4.4 per cent, it is believed.

    After Facebook went public with the news feed change on Thursday, the website’s share value dropped by nearly four per cent before US markets opened on Friday.

    By close of business on ...

  • Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook plans changes to news feed January 13, 2018 Zuckerberg image

    Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.

    Instead, content that sparks conversations among family and friends who use the site will be emphasised, explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his page.

    Organisations on Facebook may see the popularity of their posts decrease as a result, the ...

  • Apple to introduce new features to help parents protect children January 9, 2018

    Apple says it has new features and enhancements in the pipeline to help parents control children’s use of iPhones and other devices.

    The company was responding to a pair of Apple shareholders who wrote an open letter last week arguing that the iPhone-maker needs to tackle what’s seen as a “growing public health crisis” of ...

  • Volkswagen announces new engine, for Passat, Golf January 8, 2018

    Volkswagen is offering drivers new engine options for its Golf range, along with new standard equipment for all five trim levels of its larger Passat.

    The manufacturer said a 128hp Bluemotion version of its 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol engine is now available to order on the Golf GT hatch and Golf Estate GT.

    The engine, previously only ...

  • 15 top smartphones in 2017 December 28, 2017 samsung s8 image

    Thinking of buying a new phone? We’ve got the best smartphones of the moment listed here – with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plushandsets duking it out with the iPhones for the top spot. Click the dropdown above to see the full list!

    [UpdateWe’ve overhauled our best phone rankings to take account of the latest round ...

  • Kia Stinger Nominated for 2018 ‘North American Car of the Year’ and ‘European Car of the Year’ Awards December 19, 2017 Kia Stinger image

    KIA Motors Corp., through its sole UAE distributor Al Majid Motors Co., has announced that the all-new KIA Stinger has been nominated for the 2018 ‘North American Car of the Year’ and ‘European Car of the Year’ awards. The fastback sport sedan made its highly anticipated UAE debut at the Dubai International Motor Show 2017 ...

  • The British National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) finds flaw in Microsoft Windows system December 12, 2017 Windows image

    The British National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has discovered a severe flaw that would affect Microsoft’s Windows system, including the latest Windows 10, an online report said.

    The NCSC found the vulnerability when it was reviewing antivirus solutions after concerns about a Russian antivirus software, which was allegedly involved in cyber-spying operations, according to the report ...

  • Technology: Google launches data-saving app for smartphone users December 4, 2017

    Google has created its own app to help users save and make better use of their mobile data.

    Initially tested in the Philippines where Google says users were saving up to 30% on their data, Datally has now been rolled out to the Google Play Store globally.

    The app contains usage figures so mobile phone owners can ...