Month: November 2020

The speed of your mobile internet can vary considerably. Some countries have more advanced telecom networks than others; remote areas will not necessarily have the same quality of coverage as big cities. Even being indoors can have a significant effect. Your smartphone lets you know the strength of your mobile internet coverage by using an alphanumeric
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Facebook made some changes to its News Feed following the 2020 US presidential election. In response to the influx of misinformation on the platform, Facebook prioritized the appearance of major news outlets on users’ News Feeds. Facebook’s Attempt to Avoid Post-Election Chaos A report by The New York Times revealed that Facebook made an “emergency change” to
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Sweden is getting on board India’s Venus orbiter mission ”Shukrayaan” with a scientific instrument to explore the planet. Ambassador of Sweden to India, Klas Molin said Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is engaged in the venture, its second collaborative project with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). “IRF’s satellite instrument Venusian Neutrals Analyzer (VNA)
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YouTube said on Tuesday it had barred the right-wing outlet One America News Network from posting new videos for a week after it broke the site’s rules against content that claims there is a guaranteed cure for COVID-19. A spokeswoman for YouTube, the video-sharing platform owned by Alphabet’s Google, said OAN had also been suspended
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Amid controversy over social media sites like Facebook and Twitter flagging misinformation or banning members for violating platform policies, an alternative social network is gaining in popularity. Parler has topped the charts on app stores, but what is it and how different is it from larger and more recognizable social media platforms? What Is Parler?
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Twitter is taking its fight against misinformation a step further. When you attempt to hit the Like button on a disputed Tweet, Twitter will display a warning notification. Twitter Wants Less Likes on Disputed Content In an attempt to stop the spread of misinformation, Twitter is putting a roadblock in front of users who want to Like
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Tooter is a new social media platform that seems to be gaining traction for being “swadeshi” or made in India. Tooter, as the name suggests, is conspicuously modelled after the microblogging platform Twitter. Its interface with a white-and-blue colour scheme, however, is somewhat a cross-over between Facebook and Twitter. The platform follows the same mechanics
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Steam has received support for PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller and features like LED, trackpad, rumble, and gyro are currently working in the public beta Steam desktop client. The controller will be recognised and will work with all games currently using the Steam Input API. An official post on Steam community forum states that the LED,
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A grand jury has issued two indictments charging Apple’s head of global security and several other individuals with bribery to obtain concealed weapon permits. According to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, Apple Chief Security Officer Thomas Moyer and insurance broker Harpreet Chadha were accused of offering bribes to Santa Clara Undersheriff Rick Sung
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MacBook models with Apple’s M1 processor have been put through iFixit’s teardown process that shows that the internals have not changed much when compared to Intel-powered models. The team at iFixit notes that these new MacBook models are “less accessible for upgrades and repairs.” MacBook Air with Apple Silicon has mostly the same configuration for
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Flipboard for Android now has dark mode. This comes after more than a year of introducing the same feature for iOS users. The dark mode setting respects your system-wide UI preferences, and can also be enabled or disabled whenever you feel like. The new dark mode comes with the latest Flipboard Android version 4.2.59. The
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