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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 »

Android O Team’s Reddit AMA: 7 Things We Learnt

HIGHLIGHTS The name of the upcoming Android version was not revealed Android O has been said to improve Bluetooth audio performance The team shared difficulties regarding the development of platform Google’s Android team held a Reddit AMA session to answer user queries about the platform and as it usually happens, we got to learn a lot of things about the upcoming Android version… Read More »

Android O Team’s Reddit AMA: 7 Things We Learnt

Google’s Android team held a Reddit AMA session to answer user queries about the platform and as it usually happens, we got to learn a lot of things about the upcoming Android version 8.0 aka Android O. Here is the list of things that were revealed during the Q&A session on Reddit. 1. Android O name: The argument continues While hoping that the official… Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 successor could launch tomorrow; here’s everything we know so far

Barely a week after the annual developer conference, Microsoft is ready to hold another event tomorrow. Scheduled to be held in Shanghai, China, Microsoft is widely believed to launch the next Surface Pro at the event. Now, of course, the company itself has kept mum about giving out any kind of detail about the event tomorrow, for that… Read More »

We need to rethink what a big smartphone is

I’ve seen a lot of people complaining lately that the Galaxy S8 is too big. And if not the base model S8 then absolutely the Galaxy S8 Plus with its ludicrously large 6.2-inch screen. Compared to other devices we know in that space – like the Xiaomi Mi Mix and Nexus 6 – the Galaxy S8 Plus surely… Read More »

Apple Rumored to be Working on a Crazy iPhone Design Change We Thought We’d Never See

Apple this year will launch two new iPhone models, including the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which should be generally similar to its predecessors when it comes to overall design. But a new report says that Apple is already working on technology that might help it pull off the most radical redesign of the iPhone yet with the… Read More »

The Internet has transformed the way we confront sexual harassment

As a young astronomer, Joan Schmelz worked alongside men and the pinups they tacked to the lab walls. She didn’t have a precise vocabulary for the subtle harassment she experienced every day. Schmelz’s supervisor gossiped about her to colleagues and demeaned her, making inappropriate comments that highlighted their uneven power dynamic. When Schmelz, now a professor of physics… Read More »

NATO Chief: We Are ‘Ready To Help’ Libya

The Secretary General of NATO has told Sky News the alliance “stands ready to help” Libya if it wants military assistance. “It is a very difficult and dangerous situation in Libya. We see fighting, we see turmoil. We see increased presence of ISIL,” Jens Stoltenberg said. “We are not planning for a ‘combat’ mission. “What we have offered,… Read More »

A Smartphone Gun Is the Last Thing We Need

Given the number of people shot by police every year because they were reaching for a “suspicious object”, you might think that disguising firearms as everyday objects is a bad idea. But US company Ideal Conceal disagrees-a double-barrelled .308 iPhone is exactly what we need to ensure our safety and freedom. The concept is simple: when it’s folded… Read More »