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Facebook to hire 3000 new employees to take down violent posts faster

Zuckerberg in Facebook post has mentioned that the new employees will join the already existing 4,500 people who presently review the videos posted on the platform. In addition to investing in more people, we're also building better tools to keep our community safe. Following the two video posts on the social media platform in April that showed killings in Thailand and the US, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took this drastic step and announced the same on Wednesday. Read More »

Gmail users targeted by phishing attack


Do these satellite images prove North Korea is about to carry out another nuclear test? This is where a savvy user that's paying attention would see a red flag, since Google Docs doesn't require permissions, as it's native to Google . "Entering information they actually were giving permission to an app that was not a Google app", Merchant said. The attackers were able to automate contact collection to spread the attack, and the fake web app also requested access to read, send, delete, and ... Read More »

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


Not only is it the first Mario Kart game to enter the charts at number one since Mario Kart Wii released in 2008, it's the first Nintendo game to top the charts since Pokemon White on the DS in 2011. The Nintendo Switch edition of Mario Kart features several new characters and innovative new Battle Mode options, including some unique new games like Renegade Roundup, which plays out like cops and robbers. Read More »

Cancer Expert On AHCA: "This Bill Will Make America Sicker"


Several top Republicans in the senate have voiced skepticism of the House plan, which they say places too many costs on older, poorer Americans and would burden some states with high healthcare costs. "We're giving states the ability to run their own Medicaid program", Ryan said, arguing that block-granting Medicaid was "hardly draconian". "Republican senators will not let the American people down!" he tweeted from his private golf course in central New Jersey, where he has ... Read More »

Phil Schiller Drops Hints About Apple's Rumored Siri-Powered Speaker

While smart speakers have not yet reached mass adoption status, it is growing-Lenovo, LG, and Mattel are other players that are already in the game or have smart speaker products on tap. Part of what makes the Amazon Echo so useful is being able to interact with it from anywhere in a room regardless of where it's sitting. The voice-enabled virtual assistant segment is also growing, with almost 60.5 million people in the United States engaging with one of the many digital assistants at ... Read More »

Buffett calls health bill a giveaway to wealthy

Buffett said he was happy to gather more money that can be used for takeovers and stock picks. The Berkshire chief executive officer spoke at length Saturday about his failure to pounce on opportunities in tech stocks, the challenge of lining up large deals, and his frustration with a cash pile that's approaching $100 billion. Read More »

Google's New Fuchsia OS Has an Official UI - Check it Out Here


Depending on which side you're standing on, one can argue the choice of license and the deviation from the Linux kernel is for better or for worse. Now, in the latest development, it looks like Fuchsia has got an early interface. Tapping on the picture will spring to life a mini menu that acts sort of like Android's Quick Settings in which you can view your current Wi-Fi network and cellular reception, toggle between sound and brightness levels, turn on or off Airplane Mode, and lock the ... Read More »

Atwood & Palmer Inc. Maintains Position in Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE)


The stock has a 1-year performance up 48.62% and a positive weekly performance at 9.16%. Media headlines about Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE: ETE ) have been trending positive this week, according to AlphaOne. ( ETE ) owns equity interests in Energy Transfer Partners , L.P. ( ETP ) and Sunoco LP, which are engaged in diversified energy-related services. Since November 11, 2016, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 sales for $99.13 million activity. Read More »

Is Fitbit Inc. (FIT) a good buy?


Finally, Benchmark Co. assumed coverage on Fitbit in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, Wedbush set a $9.00 price target on Fitbit and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, January 13th. In case of Revenue Estimates, 350190 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Fitbit 16000. In related news, EVP Timothy M. Read More »

Gmail To Include Phishing Warning


Less than.1 percent of users were actually affected by the attack, which says something about Google's security capabilities. A few days after one million Google accounts underwent a Google Docs phishing scam, people have become anxious on what accounts they need to sync with their Google so that they aren't victims of online hacking. Read More »

Spotify is introducing Spotify Codes


Next Monday, Spotify will offer details on a new tool for sharing music called Spotify Codes. "We're excited to see the creative ways in which they are used". It works in a similar way to a QR code, but looks completely different. To generate a code for something you want to share, you need to click on the '.' button next to whatever it is you want to share. Read More »

Lenovo Launches Smart Band HW01 For Rs 1999


Not only that, the fitness device also comes with a dynamic heart rate tracker. The Smart Band HW01 is compatible with iOS and Android and is IP 65 certified which essentially means you can jog in the run but not dive in a pool with it (dust proof and water resistant). Read More »

Black Ops 3 Zombie Chronicles DLC Gameplay Revealed via YouTuber Livestream


Zombies Chronicles , as you'd suspect, given the name, is an add-on dedicated entirely to bringing fans of the spinoff mode the definitive zombie experience by way of eight remastered maps from past Call of Duty titles. It features the classic characters that fans have come to know and love, as well as the deep storylines that made Zombies so popular. The collection adds vibrant current-generation visuals, enhanced lighting, revamped character models and environments, and updated AI and ... Read More »

Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S


We also got some leaks about this one and it seems that the tech giant wants to market their own premium laptop which runs the latest Windows 10 version. Featuring a 13.5-inch edge-to-edge touchscreen made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 , the Surface Laptop weighs in at 2.76 pounds and is 14.47 millimeters thick. Read More »

God of War PS4 Release Date Leaked? Game Launching Earlier Than Expected?


No release date of any kind was provided by Barlog, however. This has put a heavy burden to the fans who kept on wondering when exactly it will arrive. At the time, Sony has just released its lineup of exclusive games for the PS4. There is a good explanation to this, though. Hence, it would fit with the usual release frame of European games, Wccftech reports. Read More »

Ed is the next Street Fighter 5 DLC character


Ed, the young commander, is the next character to join Street Fighter 5 as part of the Season 2 Character Pass. As per the announcement on Capcom's Unity blog , Ed ages at a faster rate than normal humans due to the side effects from experimentation, but it's not all bad news. Read More »

Every Time 'May the Force...' Is Said in the 'Star Wars' Saga


If you want to save money on Star Wars merchandise, today's the day to do it, with thousands of items on promotions across Amazon's " Star Wars Day Sale Page ". Many, including GameStop, LEGO, Hallmark and Build A Bear Workshop are offering special deals and promotions for the holiday. But overseeing George Lucas' newly teeming galaxy now requires its own keepers of the faith as well, known as the Lucasfilm Story Group. Read More »

Google Squashes Phishing Scam Aimed At Docs Users

Do these satellite images prove North Korea is about to carry out another nuclear test? If that's the malicious app that's gotten access to your account after you clicked on the link it should have a recent 'Authorization Time .' Now, click on that Google Docs app and click 'Remove'. Read More »

Cook: Apple Spending $1B for Advanced Manufacturing Jobs

And how do we grow manufacturing? Cook also said Apple plans to fund programs that could include teaching people how to write computer code to create apps, and will release more details about the effort this summer. Earlier this week, Apple reported a rise in quarterly profit, which climbed 4.9 per cent to slightly more than $11 billion on revenue rising 4.6 per cent to $52.9 billion in the quarterly period that ended April 1. Read More »

Microsoft announces Windows 10 S and new Surface laptop

He also stated that Microsoft has "streamlined" the default wallpaper for the new Windows 10 S, a odd change to note during Microsoft's keynote. Oh, and machine's including the OS come with a one-year subscription to Minecraft Education Edition (and Office 365 for Education). Read More »

Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting

The investors convene each year at the Buffett-fest, filled with small shrines to the companies Berkshire Hathaway invests in and to the man himself, worth nearly $ 75 billion . Berkshire bought the BNSF railroad in 2010. He also addressed criticism that Berkshire discloses too little about businesses such as aircraft parts maker Precision Castparts Corp, which it bought past year for $32.1 billion. Read More »

Here's how it differs from regular Windows 10

Microsoft has added a new laptop to its growing stable of Surface devices, and it's amazingly thin and fast. The fabric alcantara keyboard reminds us of the Surface Pro 4, which also used the same materials. There is a rather big caveat with Windows 10 S , in that it'll only run external apps that are available on Windows own digital store. It's not clear whether Google was hoping to bring its hugely-popular Chrome browser to the Windows Store, but the app will be slightly neutered, ... Read More »

Golden State Warriors/Utah Jazz Game 3 Analysis

The Warriors are doing it a bit uglier, and once again had to break a sweat Saturday trying to keep up with the LeBrons. Game 3 against Utah was similar to the Warriors-Portland Game 3 in the first round. The Warriors will surely enjoy the nightlife in Salt Lake City tonight after this gutsy win. In the fourth quarter, Green, Thompson, Durant and McGee delivered a variety of terrific, possession-robbing defensive stops. Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 4 to be launched in India soon


Earlier, Jain had confirmed that successor to Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime will come to India soon. Despite the absence of what product they're going to reveal as well as a launch date, tech critics and Redmi users arrive at an assumption that the mentioned handset will be introduced, BGR reported. Read More »

Facebook to Hire 3000 Reviewers to Curb Violent Videos in its Platform

However, Facebook removed the footage within an hour of attack and CEO Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook should stop spreading such. "In other cases, we weren't so fortunate", Zuckerberg said. The news comes on the heels of several initiatives to improve this process. We're going to make it simpler to report problems to us, faster for our reviewers to determine which posts violate our standards and easier for them to contact law enforcement if someone needs help. Read More »

Next OnePlus flagship will be OnePlus 5, due this summer


The Verge says the skip is due to the number 4 being considered unlucky in OnePlus' native China. The Chinese company said that it did not factor much into the naming, but one thing it did give thought was the number five jersey of former National Basketball Association player Robert Horry. Read More »

Bethesda Lawyers Force Indie Developer To Change Game Name


No Matter is still saying it will release Praey for the Gods later this year across PC and consoles. Even if they won with it, they would have more than likely had nothing left to continue making the game. "Thankfully we get to keep the logo but we will spell it 'Praey for the Gods '". "We really didn't have much of a choice", Hines responded. "This is really something no starting company should have to deal with let alone a tiny team of 3". Read More »

Health Bill Faces Uncertain Future in the Senate


Many senators consider the House bill too harsh and it's expected to undergo substantial changes . "We expect there to be some changes, but we expect the principles and the main pillars of the healthcare bill as it exists now to remain the same", White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters . Read More »

Royal Enfield, Hero MotoCorp in race to purchase Ducati from VW?


Royal Enfield is expanding aggressively in overseas markets with direct sales and distribution subsidiaries in North America and Latin America, and a strong presence in Europe and even Australia. In 2012, Volkswagon's vehicle division Audi had acquired Ducati for about Rs 6,000 crore. The company has been consistently posting double-digit growth in sales month on month. Read More »

Samsung rolls out Fix for Galaxy S8 Red Tint Display Issue

Samsung's total semiconductor sales of 15.7 trillion won (about $13.9 billion) were up 40 percent year-over-year and 5 percent sequentially, the company said . Samsung's newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, launched with a promise of a display screen that is the top of its class. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7R is expected to launch in South Korea in late June, though it's not yet clear what other countries will receive the phone, and how well it will be received after being the ... Read More »

Facebook to hire 3000 to stop violent videos

The company noted it is "constantly exploring" ways to harness advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to stop the spread of videos that violate its standards. Following the two video posts on the social media platform in April that showed killings in Thailand and the US, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took this drastic step and announced the same on Wednesday. Read More »