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Social media bots threaten democracy. But we are not helpless

Can social bots – pieces of software that perform automated tasks – influence humans on social media platforms? That’s a question congressional investigators are asking social media companies ever since fears emerged that they were deployed in 2016 to influence the presidential election. Half a decade ago we were among a handful of researchers who could see the power of… Read More »

Half of UK girls are bullied on social media, says survey

Almost half of all girls in the UK have experienced some form of harassment or abuse on social media, according to a survey of more than 1,000 young people. The poll also showed that 40% of boys have received harassment online. The survey, conducted by Opinium for the children’s charity Plan International UK, involved 1,002 young people aged between 11 and… Read More »

Android O: Which notification upgrades are you most looking forward to? [Poll]

While Android O doesn’t introduce much new to the user interface, there are a lot of new tools for developers to use that make notifications much better. On top of this, the upcoming OS also comes with new system-level features that give users better control over what notifications they see and where they see them. Which of Android 8.0’s new notification… Read More »

These comfy, stylish Bose headphones are the lowest price they’ve ever been on Amazon

Bose is known for making some of the most comfortable headphones money can buy, but the price these cozy cans carry is typically more than most people are willing to spend on a new pair of headphones. But not today. Today, the Bose SoundTrue over-ear headphones are at the lowest price they’ve ever been on Amazon: just $79. If that sounds… Read More »

June’s Android distribution figures are released; Android 6.0 is now on top

If it’s the first week of the new month, it must be time to take a look at the latest Android distribution numbers. And as you might suspect, the percentage of Android phones using the latest Android 7.0-7.1.1 builds (Nougat) has increased. This time, the addition amounts to 2.4 percentage points, thus taking Nougat’s share to 9.5%. The… Read More »

Venezuelans are outraged at Goldman Sachs

Venezuelans are furious with Goldman Sachs for buying the country’s government bonds last week, which critics say gives a lifeline to an incompetent government that is starving its people. Goldman confirmed the purchase Tuesday morning after the Wall Street Journal first reported it. Goldman stands to make a nice profit from the purchase. It allegedly paid just 31… Read More »

Oculus, Vive Headsets Are Taking Israel’s Army Underground

In a refurbished building on a military base in central Israel, soldiers are training in underground combat using headsets made by Oculus, the virtual reality headset maker owned by Facebook, and Vive, owned by HTC. While it’s not unusual for a military to use virtual reality – Britain’s Ministry of Defense has been using it in training simulations… Read More »

Flipkart Big 10 Sale Offers on Mobile Phones Announced: Here Are the Best Deals

HIGHLIGHTS iPhone 7 32GB is priced at Rs. 43,990 Redmi Note 4 open sale begins at 12pm Google Pixel exchange offer up to Rs. 29,000 Flipkart shoppers waiting for offers on mobile phones finally got their wish as the Big 10 Sale entered its second day. The highlight of the Flipkart was the promise of the “lowest price… Read More »

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are receiving the November security update in Europe

Another month has passed, which means a new security update for Android is due to be rolling out. The November security patches have in fact already reached Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge handsets sold by T-Mobile in the US, and now it’s time for the same to happen to the unlocked units purchased in Europe. At the… Read More »