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Facebook is updating its privacy settings after recent scandal Facebook is updating its privacy settings after recent scandal
- March 29, 2018

It has repeatedly said these changes are about getting rid of "outdated" settings "so it's clear what information can and can't be shared with apps ". He plans to testify before Congress, a source briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. And in a final swipe at his Facebook counterpart, when asked what he would do if he were in Mr Zuckerberg's position, Mr Cook said: "I wouldn't be in this situation". (more...)
Facebook Messenger users file lawsuit over collection of call, text history Facebook Messenger users file lawsuit over collection of call, text history
- March 29, 2018

Once you've requested the data, a link will be sent to the email that you used to open Facebook . The IRS said the social network was improperly withholding the documents, "which relate to decisions made by Facebook to establish an overseas headquarters in Dublin" as part of a tax strategy, according to a memorandum filed last month. (more...)
Facebook faces lawsuit over collecting SMS and call history of users
- March 29, 2018

According to the suit, the groups found Facebook continues to let advertisers exclude users based on their gender, family status and even certain "interest" categories, including whether they are interested in "disabled parking permits". This is not the first time advocacy groups have called on Facebook to change its advertising practices. In response, Facebook announced it would end the use of " ethnic affinity marketing". (more...)
Refreshed 2019 Hyundai Tucson Adds Safety Tech, Drops Turbo Engine Refreshed 2019 Hyundai Tucson Adds Safety Tech, Drops Turbo Engine
- March 29, 2018

Among the most obvious changes are a revised grille, headlights, taillights, tweaked front and rear fascias, and the aforementioned 17-, 18-, and 19-inch wheels. With delivering up to 130 kW/ 177 PS the 1.6-litre T-GDI is excellent in terms of power and performance. The new vehicle comes with a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines, with each certified to Euro 6c emissions standard and claimed to offer lower Carbon dioxide output and better fuel economy as a result. (more...)
A Newly Discovered Galaxy Has a Shocking Feature-No Dark Matter A Newly Discovered Galaxy Has a Shocking Feature-No Dark Matter
- March 29, 2018

Physicists expect the dark matter "halo" around lightweight, dim galaxies like NGC 1052-DF2 to be extra big, and they expect to find less evidence of dark matter effects in more-massive galaxies. The team's calculations show that all of the mass in the galaxy they observed could be attributed to stars, which means there is nearly no dark matter in it. (more...)
Apple's retooled iWork suite includes Pencil support Apple's retooled iWork suite includes Pencil support
- March 28, 2018

While these new iWork features are being marketed squarely at professionals and, particularly, those who work in Apple's traditional heartland of the creative industries, it's no accident they were announced alongside a new education-focused iPad last night. (more...)
Facebook announces new steps to protect users' privacy Facebook announces new steps to protect users' privacy
- March 28, 2018

Facebook, Hefner's tweet reads, "continues to be sexually repressive". The company said , "There are more than 25 million fans who engage with Playboy via our various Facebook pages, and we do not want to be complicit in exposing them to the reported practices". (more...)
PSVR Drops in Price Worldwide PSVR Drops in Price Worldwide
- March 28, 2018

For the former , the price of the Doom VFR bundle (originally priced at $399.99) has been cut to $299.99. North America also gets a price slice for the bundle with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, which will be priced at $449.99. Sony has announced that it is slashing the price off the PlayStation VR Starter Pack in Europe from tomorrow, March 29. Sony will clearly be hoping that the price-drop will trigger a renewed spike in PlayStation VR sales. (more...)
Microsoft Bans Offensive Language From Services, Claims Right to Monitor Accounts Microsoft Bans Offensive Language From Services, Claims Right to Monitor Accounts
- March 28, 2018

You can check out the full summary of changes here to see the full extent of the new Terms of Services which will roll out on 1st May. Microsoft has announced that it will be rolling out its new Terms of Service in May for Xbox and more, which aims to clamp down on offensive language along with "fraudulent activity". (more...)
Apple Watch Series 4 to feature 15% bigger screen, new design Apple Watch Series 4 to feature 15% bigger screen, new design
- March 28, 2018

The analyst believes that new models of the smartwatch will sport larger displays, enhanced health monitoring and a longer battery life. The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on the report . While the report doesn't go into additional detail on either feature, it is likely that these changes will fit within similar footprints to the current Apple Watches, rather than shrinking them. (more...)
How big will the Apple Watch Series 4 be? How big will the Apple Watch Series 4 be?
- March 28, 2018

Apple's current Apple Watch offerings come in 38mm or 42mm screen sizes. Now you might think that Apple will do an iPhone X and reduce the bezels to keep the overall case size the same. This also means the Apple Watch Series 4 might debut at Apple's September event when the company traditionally launches new iPhones . However, it does say that Apple will add sensors beyond the usual mishmash of heart rate monitoring. (more...)
Spotify for Apple Watch may be introduced in June at WWDC 2018 Spotify for Apple Watch may be introduced in June at WWDC 2018
- March 28, 2018

Smartwatch screens are relatively small but Kuo says that the Apple Watch 4 will increase the screen size by as much as 15%. A fifteen percent larger screen would mean the 38mm Watch expands to 1.72 inches and the 42mm to 1.89 inches. Last summer, Daring Fireball's John Gruber said he'd heard from a source Apple was potentially working on an "all-new form factor" for the Apple Watch. (more...)
Could a floating film protect coral reefs? Could a floating film protect coral reefs?
- March 28, 2018

They looked at seven different coral types found that the protective layer decreased bleaching of most species, cutting off sunlight by up to 30 per cent. "I think this is a really unique project because we're inland, so marine research isn't necessarily prevalent on campus", Bove said. The loss of the algae causes them to bleach and turn white. (more...)
Jaguar F-Pace SVR Packs A Thunderous 542HP Supercharged V8 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Packs A Thunderous 542HP Supercharged V8
- March 28, 2018

Aside from nitpicks with Jaguar's dashboard tech (unchanged for this new trim level), we here at Roadshow have generally liked the F-Pace . Fast-forward to the end of the month, however, and visitors to the NY motor show were treated to an entirely different type of family vehicle - the F-Pace SVR. (more...)
Google acquires Tenor to make finding GIFs easier Google acquires Tenor to make finding GIFs easier
- March 28, 2018

Google is going all-in on GIFs today with the news that it's acquiring GIF search engine Tenor . The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2014, Tenor is one of a number of GIF-focused platforms to come to the fore in recent years. (more...)
Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Announced Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
- March 28, 2018

West, who died in 1991, is in the Veterans Era Artist category. The Country Music Association hosted Tuesday's (March 27) announcement with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood at the Hall of Fame Rotunda. Gimble was a longtime member of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys but also toured alongside Merle Haggard , George Strait and Marty Robbins. "Why me, and why now was going through my mind". (more...)
DMX's lawyer reportedly asks to play his music in court DMX's lawyer reportedly asks to play his music in court
- March 28, 2018

This process will allow DMX to be seen as rehabilitated, which would allow him to start working again so that he can pay back the $1.7 million in taxes. "I failed to file taxes", he said during his trial in December. DMX had a busy concert schedule booked through July when his bail was revoked. DMX allegedly earned $2.3 million from 2010 to 2015, but didn't give any back to Uncle Sam. (more...)
Logitech Crayon and Rugged Combo 2 Are Only for Classrooms Logitech Crayon and Rugged Combo 2 Are Only for Classrooms
- March 28, 2018

In order to make the most out of the software as well as the iPad's new user-friendly price point , Apple also revealed a rugged iPad case and a brand-new stylus called the Crayon. Joining the Crayon is the Logitech Rugged Combo 2 , a durable case that helps protect the iPad while also offering a keyboard for a more traditional laptop-like experience. (more...)
Nvidia temporarily halts self-driving tests globally Nvidia temporarily halts self-driving tests globally
- March 28, 2018

Nvidia says that in addition to being a safer way to test the technology for self-driving cars, the DRIVE Constellation also allows for faster testing; collecting data from billions of miles on virtual roads and innumerable scenarios in much less time than self-driving cars could gather on the road. (more...)
Facebook Data Misuse Could Dampen Tool's Marketing Utility Facebook Data Misuse Could Dampen Tool's Marketing Utility
- March 27, 2018

MANAGING YOUR MESSENGER STORY POSTSYou can change who sees photos and videos added to your story in the Messenger app each time you post. In reality, you'll have a couple of extra clicks to make before you can access something. Your profile won't be visible anymore, but you can reactivate anytime you want. Another option is deactivating your account. If you're in the first category, then go ahead and join the #DeleteFacebook movement. (more...)