Tech

Facebook starts tackling fake news in Germany

  • 16 January 2017 - 20:11
Facebook starts tackling fake news in Germany

BBC - Facebook is introducing new tools in Germany to help combat the spread of fabricated news stories. The world's largest social network said it would enable German users to flag potentially false stories. The stories will then be passed to third-party fact-checkers and if found to...

Little screen time beneficial for teenagers, study says

  • 15 January 2017 - 13:43
Little screen time beneficial for teenagers, study says

BBC - A study of screen time and mental wellbeing among teenagers has suggested moderate use of devices may be beneficial in a connected world. The researchers collected self-reported data from 120,000 English 15-year-olds about their digital device habits. They found a "Goldilocks effect"...

Spotify offers Obama a job as “President of Playlists”

  • 11 January 2017 - 14:41
Spotify offers Obama a job as “President of Playlists”

BBC - President Barack Obama recently joked that he was hoping for a job at Spotify when he leaves the White House. And it seems the music streaming service is keen to oblige him, after it posted on its careers page a vacancy for "President of Playlists." The job ad says applicants should...

First Nokia Android mobile phone to be released in China

  • 9 January 2017 - 19:50
First Nokia Android mobile phone to be released in China

BBC - The first Nokia-branded smartphone is to be released exclusively in China. The device will be marketed in partnership with the local internet retail giant JD.com. The team behind the Nokia 6 phone said it believed the handset's "premium design" would appeal to the local...

Laptop with three screens revealed by CES in Las Vegas

  • 7 January 2017 - 21:39
Laptop with three screens revealed by CES in Las Vegas

BBC - Gaming PC maker Razer has unveiled a concept laptop with three 4K screens at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. The firm claims Project Valerie is the world's first portable laptop of its kind. Two additional screens slide out from the central display via an automatic...

Asus launches HiveSpot and HiveDot mesh wireless routers

  • 5 January 2017 - 20:39
Asus launches HiveSpot and HiveDot mesh wireless routers

Engadget - After years of being clunky concepts, mesh wireless routers are finally becoming viable options for your home, thanks to the likes of Eero and Google WiFi. At CES, ASUS finally unveiled its own mesh solutions, the HiveSpot and HiveDot routers. HiveSpot, the more powerful of the...

Tesla announces new 2017 electric faster than gravity

  • 4 January 2017 - 20:50
Tesla announces new 2017 electric faster than gravity

Sputnik - Electronic car company Tesla has competition and it comes in the form of the FF91 from startup organization Faraday Future, who have showcased their new vehicle at a press conference in Las Vegas, US in January. According to the US company Faraday Future, the car — dubbed the...

China Twitter’s boss Kathy Chen quits after 7 months in post

  • 2 January 2017 - 15:23
China Twitter’s boss Kathy Chen quits after 7 months in post

The head of Twitter's China operations has left the firm after seven months in charge, the BBC wrote. Kathy Chen announced she was leaving following a restructure of the business in Asia, it added. While Twitter is blocked in China, it lets Chinese advertisers reach a global audience. It is...

Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

  • 31 December 2016 - 21:26
Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

BBC - Serena Williams has used the social media platform Reddit to announce that she is engaged to its co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. The tennis star made the announcement in the form of a poem. She said he took her to Rome, where they first met, to propose to her - and she said...

Iran blocks Clash of Clans game with “too violent” remarks

  • 28 December 2016 - 20:34
Iran blocks Clash of Clans game with “too violent” remarks

BBC - Iran has put limits on who can play the popular Clash of Clans mobile game. A government committee called for restrictions citing a report from psychologists, who said it encouraged violence and tribal conflict. The app could also negatively affect family life if teenagers got...