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  • Facebook profits will be hit by measures to tackle abuse, Mark Zuckerberg warns

    November 1, 2017 10:49 PM 19

    Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has warned the social network’s profits will be hit by increased investment in cyber security. In its latest quarterly financial results, the technology giant reported a 47% increase in revenue on the same period last year. But Zuckerberg said the social media site was determined to tackle abuse on its platforms – something

  • OnePlus 5T sticks with the headphone jack, unlike the iPhone X and Pixel 2

    November 1, 2017 5:31 PM 20

    The OnePlus 5T, expected to be revealed this month, will likely come sporting a 3.5mm headphone jack, bucking the trend of dropping the analogue port set by Apple’s iPhones. On its Facebook page, OnePlus posted an image of a stack of its current and previous generation smartphones all showing off their headphone jacks, with a tag line asking: “What do our phones

  • Facebook says up to 146 million may have seen Russian content

    November 1, 2017 4:21 PM 22

    Content linked to Russia may have reached as many as 146 million people on Facebook and Instagram before the 2016 presidential election, Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch testified Wednesday. The figure is an increase of 20 million over the company’s previous estimate. The new number reflects the approximately 20 million people who may have seen Russia-linked

  • Xiaomi set to unveil new selfie-centric series: Watch launch event live here

    November 1, 2017 3:25 PM 15

    Xiaomi is set launch a whole new series of smartphone at a launch event tomorrow. While there is a dearth of details about the new smartphone line-up, previous tweets from the Chinese tech player indicates towards a selfie-centered device. The launch event will be broadcasted live tomorrow at Xiaomi's website. Details of the launched items will be shared

  • Leaked HTC U11 Plus video reveals a bigger battery and screen

    November 1, 2017 2:21 PM 72

    Plus a translucent finish that could rival the iPhone's flashy gold. T-Mobile then got in on the action by "leaking" spec sheets for the forthcoming mid-range phone, the U11 Life, which apparently features a 5.2-inch display, 16-megapixel front and rear cameras, NFC, a 2,600 mAh battery, 3BG of RAM and 32GB of storage with microSD expansion. Both phones

  • Ikea's New Smart Lights Will Power Up From Apple, Amazon, and Google Devices

    November 1, 2017 1:40 PM 20

    The smart home lights Ikea started selling earlier this year will soon become a lot more useful. Ikea announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday that its Tradfri smart home lights are now compatible with Apple’s HomeKit smart home standard. The feature means users will be able to control their Ikea smart home lights from the Home app built into Apple’s

  • Google posts October system images and OTA files for the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, but they only have September patches

    November 1, 2017 6:45 AM 14

    Google makes updated Android builds available for its devices every month, and the time has come for October’s downloads to go live for Google’s new phones. You can grab the system images or OTA files for Nexus and Pixel devices, but not all of them are actually October patches. Google’s latest and greatest phones are still only on the September security

  • Mark Zuckerberg's Big Blind Spot And The Conflict Within Facebook

    November 1, 2017 12:39 AM 15

    In July 2016, the aftermath of a police shooting of an African-American man was broadcast live on Facebook. Instantly, Americans of all stripes used the platform to step up the race wars and attack each other. Across the world, in India this past summer, a post of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on Facebook sparked mob violence in which one person

  • Facebook, Twitter: Fake accounts pivoted to target Trump after election

    October 31, 2017 9:15 PM 15

    Certain fake social media accounts identified by Facebook and Twitter that were initially geared toward sowing discord before the 2016 U.S. presidential election — frequently targeting then-candidate Hillary Clinton — pivoted after the votes were counted, shifting focus toward undermining the legitimacy of Donald Trump's victory, lawyers for Facebook

  • Apple confirms 'edge stripes' showing up on GPS-equipped Apple Watch Series 3s

    October 31, 2017 5:30 PM 9

    Apple has issued an internal memo to Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers confirming that some Apple Watch Series 3s are experiencing an issue where "edge strips" show up on the display, MacRumors reports. The internal memo instructs repairers to fix the device for free under Apple's standard one-year limited warranty. MacRumors claims