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Facebook disabled 1.3B fake accounts in 6 months

Facebook disabled 1.3B fake accounts in 6 months These violations include graphic violence, adult nudity, terrorist propaganda, bullying, hate speech and fake accounts. The report said Facebook has removed or put a warning screen for graphic violence in front of 3.4 million pieces of content in the first quarter, almost triple the 1.2 million a quarter earlier. [Full Article...]

Google Duplex to disclose its artificial nature in calls

Google Duplex to disclose its artificial nature in calls The new Google Assistant feature, which was announced and demo earlier this week at I/O has been met with mostly mixed reviews since being announced. In the call, Duplex tells the employee answering the phone at the salon that it intends to book a woman's haircut for a client at 12pm. Still, even with today's state of the art systems, it is often frustrating having to talk to stilted compute... [Full Article...]

Last chance to save net neutrality has long odds to succeed

Last chance to save net neutrality has long odds to succeed Net neutrality is the idea that all information should be able to pass freely through internet servers. The move was pretty widely regarded as being bad, with FCC chairman Ajit Pai being singled out in particular for vitriol. The House seems supportive, too, so there's a reasonable chance net neutrality could get a second chance at life. There has been mounting concern that even if the movem... [Full Article...]

Kratos can now take selfies in God of War with Photo Mode

Kratos can now take selfies in God of War with Photo Mode So, that could happen at some point. Few games in recent memory have had me constantly stopping to take in the gorgeous vistas and art direction like God of War has. To control the Photo Mode camera , just use the Left and Right Thumb Sticks to navigate around the scene . You can also change the facial expressions of both Kratos and Atreus, so expect some absolutely hilarious screenshots o... [Full Article...]

Disney Announces More 'Avengers' Movies Could Happen And New Marvel Franchises

Disney Announces More 'Avengers' Movies Could Happen And New Marvel Franchises We know that Tony and Pepper were considering having a child in a scene in Infinity War , where their chat was interrupted by Bruce Banner. "We meet on a regular basis with our Marvel team, and we've plotted out Marvel movies that will take us well into the next decade ", Iger told The Hollywood Reporter . [Full Article...]

Epic Have Reduced Thanos' Powers In Fortnite

Epic Have Reduced Thanos' Powers In Fortnite It's a fun twist on Fortnite-albeit one that can be frustrating if you can't actually get your hands on the Infinity Gauntlet-but those who have been lucky enough to play as Thanos have found he's capable of emoting. "Out of the blue, I get this call from Joe. About an hour later, we had the bones of this awesome idea for a limited time gameplay mode, and nearly immediately our team got started"... [Full Article...]

Valve Announces Game and Video Streaming Apps for iOS and Android

Valve Announces Game and Video Streaming Apps for iOS and Android Imagine playing your Steam collection on your phone , tablet , or TV. The Steam Link app will be available from 21 May and will stream games as long as your device is connected to your home network over a 5GHz Wi-Fi connection or wired. [Full Article...]

Google Just Fixed the Biggest Maps Problem with This Brilliant Idea

Google Just Fixed the Biggest Maps Problem with This Brilliant Idea It is also being reported that Google Maps will also use the machine learning and data to automatically match the user with new places and venues around the town. To do this, Google developed what it's calling VPS, Visual Positioning System, which improves upon the typical GPS experience by analyzing the landmarks around the user to determine the exact location. [Full Article...]

Christina Aguilera, Former Voice Coach, Now Believes It's a Bad Music Show

Christina Aguilera, Former Voice Coach, Now Believes It's a Bad Music Show Though reluctant to talk about her time on " The Voice ", as the singer prefers to focus on more positive things, Aguilera did reveal that her time on the show was a lot more restrictive than she could deal with long-term, calling it a "churning hamster wheel" that was just about "making good TV moments". [Full Article...]

Vodafone vs Airtel vs Reliance Jio

Vodafone vs Airtel vs Reliance Jio Here are five best unlimited (voice or data) plans launched by BSNL recently under Rs 350. Earlier, Vodafone had a prepaid plan of Rs 348 which offered 2.5GB per day along with free voice calls with a validity period of 28 days. 299 plan also offering the same except with increased data of 84GB with a daily limit of 3GB. However, with the launch of new data packs BSNL has managed to stay afl... [Full Article...]

North and South Korean time zones get in sync

North and South Korean time zones get in sync Trump also addressed the ongoing negotiations for the release of three U.S. prisoners in North Korea . Some 28,500 US forces are based there, a military presence that has been preserved since the Korean War ended in 1953 without a peace treaty. [Full Article...]

Beyond Good and Evil 2 gameplay footage show co-op armadas, melee combat

Beyond Good and Evil 2 gameplay footage show co-op armadas, melee combat Beyond Good and Evil 2 is one of Ubisoft's most anticipated games, and today, we got a bunch of details on the story, gameplay, character customization, and more. This pre-alpha footage is shown with commentary from Ubisoft's Jean-Marc Geffroy, the Creative Manager, and Michel Ancel, the Senior Creative Director. [Full Article...]

NFF To Get FIFA's N720m For World Cup Preparation

NFF To Get FIFA's N720m For World Cup Preparation Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad has confirmed that FIFA will advance $2 million in prize money to each of the five African teams that have qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. And the new team that most people are excited for is Nigeria whose last couple of appearances in the franchise have been limited to World Cup games and/or expansions. [Full Article...]

Facebook's Oculus Go VR headset now shipping to Canada

Facebook's Oculus Go VR headset now shipping to Canada However, as of Tuesday morning, the $ 199 Oculus Go appeared to have already sold out as the Amazon listed it as now unavailable. The Go, unlike the Rift or the Gear VR, doesn't need to be tethered to another device. Now it's listed as "Currently Unavailable" and Amazon won't take any more orders, though the retailer will notify you when that changes. Oculus said there would be support for "cer... [Full Article...]

Here's how to complete Fortnite's Carbide, Blockbuster challenges

Here's how to complete Fortnite's Carbide, Blockbuster challenges Epic Games has announced Season 4 of Fortnite has officially kicked off with hundreds of new rewards for players to unlock via the Season 4 Battle Pass , and more. In the game's overlooked Save the World mode, there's a new event that requires you to investigate the impact of the comet and recruit superheroes that were seemingly created by the radiation rays that trailed the falling debris... [Full Article...]

Australia pledges millions to save the Great Barrier Reef

Australia pledges millions to save the Great Barrier Reef However, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said that Australia was a world leader in managing and protecting its reef, as the government's Reef 2050 plan had been approved by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee as being the standard for the rest of the world to follow. [Full Article...]

Meteorite Diamonds present on Earth came from a lost planet

Meteorite Diamonds present on Earth came from a lost planet The planet would have been about the size of between Mercury and Mars . Because diamonds are forged at huge pressures and temperatures, typically deep inside the planet, the various materials that get trapped inside are quite hard to get a hold of at the surface - and diamonds can preserve them for billions of years. [Full Article...]

SpaceX will build its massive interplanetary rocket in Los Angeles

SpaceX will build its massive interplanetary rocket in Los Angeles But SpaceX isn't into that model. Credit: NASA/Leif HeimboldCredit: NASA/Leif HeimboldCredit: NASA/Leif HeimboldCredit: NASA/Kim ShiflettThe Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is prepared for encapsulation inside the Falcon 9 rocket's nose shroud. [Full Article...]

Ford Mustang Is World's Best-Selling Sports Coupe for Third Straight Year

Ford Mustang Is World's Best-Selling Sports Coupe for Third Straight Year Unsurprisingly, the United States remains the Mustang's largest market with 81,866 units registered past year. Some Australian race fans may be disappointed to see the Falcon plate - which has has represented Ford in the ATCC/Supercars over the last 26 years - leave the sport. [Full Article...]

American leaders target corruption, Maduro as 8th Summit opens in Peru

American leaders target corruption, Maduro as 8th Summit opens in Peru Vice President Mike Pence says the topic of funding President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall did not come up in his meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at an worldwide summit in Peru . The funds are through the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Left unsaid was whether Pence's overtures might eventually lead to a joint Trump-Pena N... [Full Article...]


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