Facebook's Move to Dial Back News Ratchets Up Drama


Facebook once again has found itself at the center of a media storm, following Mark Zuckerberg’s recent announcement of plans to shift its focus away from promoting news and business content and more toward emphasizing interactions from friends and family. The shift follows more than a year of heavy criticism directed against Facebook. It has been blamed for failing to combat fake news during the 2016 presidential election. In addition, concerns have been growing over mental health issues linked to spending too much time on social media.

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CTA adds two female panelists to CES keynote lineup

Following considerable backlash, the Consumer Technology Association—overlords of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada—has added two female panelists to its keynote lineup.

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Dell Now Shipping Laptops With Intel’s Management Engine Disabled

Dell is now selling laptops with Intel’s Management Engine disabled, following Linux laptop vendors in doing so. It’s the first major OEM to disable the security solution after Intel’s Nov 22 bug disclosures.

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Apple's iPhone 8: Here's how much it really costs to build

Following Apple’s latest event announcing new iPhones and other products, some have bemoaned the high-cost of the products. A breakdown of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus detail just how much it costs Apple to build the devices.

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Drones put on stunning 'Wonder Woman' display

Following the remarkable success of “Wonder Woman” at the box office this summer, Warner Bros. has spared no expense, putting 300 drones in the night sky to celebrate the home release of the movie.

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Will consumers pay $1,000 (or more) for the next iPhone?

Reports indicate that the high-end version of the iPhone is likely to surpass $1,000. Following Samsung’s announcement of a high-priced phone itself, will consumers pay these costs?

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White supremacist Chris Cantwell kicked off dating site OkCupid

White supremacist Chris Cantwell has been kicked off the dating website OkCupid following his participation in the recent Charlottesville, Va. protests that sent shockwaves across the U.S.

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Snapchat is taking a crack at maps with new Snap Map feature

Following in the tradition of other tech heavyweights, Snapchat parent company Snap is launching its own mapping feature.

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Ransomware attack costs South Korean company $1M, largest payment ever

Ransomware got a proverbial shot in the arm earlier this year following the WannaCry attacks and it looks as if hackers are getting more brazen with their requests as a result.Web hosting company Nayana, based in South Korea, was attacked with the Erebus ransomware on June 10. The company ultimately had to pay a fee of 397.6 Bitcoin (approximately $1 million), the largest ransomware paid ever.

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PS4 sales have topped 60 million units worldwide

Following an interesting E3 2017 presentation that consisted entirely of trailers, Sony announced that it has sold through over 60.4 million PlayStation 4 consoles since launch on November 15th, 2013.

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Verizon Wakes Up to Join Mobile TV Race


Following decades of slow movement due to cable companies facing no competition, the television world is changing rapidly. Lots of challengers have arisen in the pay-TV space in recent years. One of the latest comes from Verizon, which has improved its FiOS mobile app to offer data-free streaming. AT&T’s DirecTV started this ball rolling with its wireless TV, or mobile TV, offering. It forced all the major competitors — Verizon, Comcast Xfinity and Charter Spectrum — to strategize and pick up their pace.

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Boaty McBoatface set for first scientific mission

The unmanned submarine named ‘Boaty McBoatface’ following a high-profile viral campaign last year is about set sail on its first mission.

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After Blowout IPO, Is Snap a Keeper?


Shares of Snapchat owner Snap Inc. soared higher on Friday, following Thursday’s successful IPO. After debuting at $17.00 on the New York Stock Exchange, Snap shares rose 44 percent to $24.48 on Thursday, well above analyst expectations, placing the company’s value at $28 billion. The stock continued to trend upward on Friday, trading at $27.16 by mid-day. The Snapchat app is used primarily to send photos and short videos to friends. It initially gained a reputation as a favored app for “sexting” among teenagers and young adults.

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Beyonce's Instagram pregnancy photo sets record with millions of 'likes'

Social media exploded on Wednesday following Beyonce’s announcement that she’s pregnant— with twins.

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Twitter glitch made 560,000 people follow Trump's @POTUS account

The transition to a new administration hit a digital snag following President Trump’s inauguration when a Twitter glitch made over half a million people follow the new president’s @POTUS account.

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Flashing the peace sign can get your identity stolen

Thanks to improvements in technology, the following popular hand gestures are no longer advised in photos: waving, giving the thumbs up, and flashing the peace sign.

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Yahoo Makes Plans Amid Doubts Over Verizon Deal


Yahoo has disclosed in a filing with federal regulators that following the sale of its operating business to Verizon, the company will restructure its board and change its name. It also warned that a massive hack disclosed last year could imperil its $4.8 billion sale to Verizon. Yahoo will operate as an investment company after the Verizon deal closes, it reported in the filing. It will reduce its board to five members, with David Filo, Eddy Hartenstein, Richard Hill, Marissa Meyer, Jayne Shaw and Maynard Webb departing from the board.

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First details surrounding Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 just leaked

Some said that Samsung might ditch the Galaxy Note brand following the unprecedented Galaxy Note 7 recall that may have tarnished the phablet line for good, but it looks like Samsung will still churn out new Note models.

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Facebook removes photo of historic statue for violating nudity guidelines

Facebook is courting controversy once again following its removal of a photo of an iconic Italian statue of Neptune. The company claims it violates its nudity policy, but the user who uploaded it is not taking the matter lying down.

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