Facebook patent talk: Seeing who is rich, poor, in the middle
Feb 06, 2018
"Socioeconomic group classification based on user features," is a title that evokes an uh-oh just as much as an oh-really.
Love actually: Computer model may decode Facebook emoticons
Feb 06, 2018
While the trusty "like" button is still the most popular way to signal approval for Facebook posts, a computer model may help users and businesses navigate the increasingly complicated way people are expressing how they feel ...
Facebook's smartniks come up with Flicks unit of time
Jan 24, 2018
Developers aiming to have all video effects in sync just got a real boost.
Yes you can: Chrome beta will let you mute autoplay video
Dec 18, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Google Chrome beta says happy holidays in a way that will make many people happy. The beta delivers a mute tool for autoplay video. You can get this by downloading the Chrome 64 beta.
Datally app launched by Google helps monitor, control mobile usage
Dec 01, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A new app from Google is designed to ease the load off mobile users who are regularly worried about using up their mobile data.
Yale researchers cannot feel the punch in Facebook fight to tag fake news
Sep 15, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Earlier this year Facebook put its fake-news boxing gloves on and announced it was going to fight the good fight by turning to third-party fact checkers and show findings below the original post, in a battle ...
Burger King Russia makes Waves, presents Whoppercoin
Aug 29, 2017
When burgers are served with sides of their very own cryptocurrency, well, watch out for news headlines. Burger King Russia is in the news with an initiative involving their signature Whopper.
Cryptocurrency: Feedback is invited for estcoin idea
Aug 24, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Cryptocurrencies are being talked about worldwide and now it looks as if Estonia could be one actor to take them to the next level. Estonia is thinking about issuing its own crypto token and holding an ICO.
Follow the Bitcoin to find victims of human trafficking
Aug 16, 2017
A team of university researchers has devised the first automated techniques to identify ads potentially tied to human trafficking rings and link them to public information from Bitcoin - the primary payment method for online ...
Wikipedia-academia collaborations benefit both parties
Aug 16, 2017
Wikipedia has been through many changes since its inception in 2001. Now that it dwarfs all previous encyclopedias in scope and depth, collaborations with expert contributors are aiding the increased focus on content quality.