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Facebook alerts 14M to privacy bug that changed status composer to public

Friday  15:45,   08 june 2018
techcrunch

Facebook has another privacy screwup on its hands. Facebook's Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan wrote to TechCrunch in a statement: “We recently found a bug that automatically suggested posting publicly when some people were creating their[...]

Earth-Sized Rocky Exoplanets, Super-Earths Discovered

Friday  15:45,   08 june 2018
ibtimes

The distant exoplanets were identified in the data gathered by the K2 mission of NASA’s Kepler satellite. Essentially, due to their orbits, the planets kept blocking the light from their respective stars from time to time, creating transits which[...]

Apple warns suppliers of lower parts orders for new iPhones: Nikkei

Friday  15:45,   08 june 2018
reuters

Apple Inc has asked its parts suppliers to manufacture about 20 percent fewer components for iPhones in the second half of 2018, the Nikkei on Friday reported, sending the iPhone maker's stock down 2 percent.Apple expects total shipments of[...]

Speech recognition triggers fun AR stickers in Panda's video app

Friday  15:44,   08 june 2018
techcrunch

Panda has built the next silly social feature Snapchat and Instagram will want to steal. Panda is surprising and delightful. It's also a bit janky, created by a five person team with under $1 million in funding. Building a video chat app[...]

Instagram adds ability to re-share story posts from friends

Friday  15:44,   08 june 2018
cnet

Limited to stories you're mentioned in.If a friend tags you in their story, you'll get a notification in your direct message thread with them. Since Thursday's update -- for 24 hours -- you'll be able to tap and see their story as a sticker,[...]

Instagram plans to launch Snapchat Discover-style video hub

Friday  11:15,   08 june 2018
techcrunch

Instagram is preparing to unveil a home for longer-form video -- a YouTube competitor and its take on Snapchat Discover. The public shouldn't expect Netflix Originals or HBO-level quality. This is not "InstaGame Of Thrones".  Instead,[...]

Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars

Friday  11:15,   08 june 2018
nationalgeographic

Two landmark discoveries reveal organic carbon on the red planet, shaping the future hunt for life on Mars.This engineering marvel, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, has revolutionized our understanding of the red planet. And thanks to the intrepid[...]

Facebook makes it easier to find and support game streamers

Friday  11:15,   08 june 2018
engadget

Facebook hasn't been shy about its plans to challenge game streaming services like Twitch, Mixer and YouTube Gaming, and it's taking that effort to its next logical step. At the same time, Facebook is giving new streamers more[...]

Google bars uses of its artificial intelligence tech in weapons

Friday  11:15,   08 june 2018
reuters

<p>Google will not allow its artificial intelligence software to be used in weapons or unreasonable surveillance efforts under new standards for its business decisions in the nascent field, the Alphabet Inc unit said on Thursday.</p>The[...]

Essential rolls out Android P Beta, despite sale rumors

Thursday  15:15,   07 june 2018
engadget

Bloomberg recently reported that Andy Rubin's Essential is in a big enough trouble that the Android founder is considering giving it up for sale . The company didn't confirm if there's truth to that, but it doesn't look like it's letting any[...]

Facebook announces first original news shows, with partners

Thursday  15:15,   07 june 2018
msn

Facebook on Wednesday announced its first original news shows for the social network, joining other online platforms producing <g class="gr_ gr_12 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins doubleReplace[...]

The LG Q Stylus is the bigger, pen-equipped sibling to LG’s midrange Q7 smartphone

Thursday  15:15,   07 june 2018
msn

LG updated its Q series of midrange smartphones last month with the Q7 lineup, and now it’s announcing the Q7’s bigger, stylus-equipped sibling, the Q Stylus.&nbsp;The Q Stylus is essentially the midrange Galaxy Note to the Q7’s Galaxy S, if you [...]

Firefox has a new side-by-side tab feature for multitaskers

Thursday  11:11,   07 june 2018
engadget

Firefox is jazzing things up with a couple of new test features that should embolden multitaskers and those who like to tinker with aesthetics. Side View lets you view a pair of tabs side-by-side without needing to open a new browser window. Once[...]

Scientists Offer New Idea on Outer Solar System Puzzle

Thursday  11:11,   07 june 2018
newsweek

The collective gravity of lots of little objects might add up to a powerful force.But one key piece of the outer solar system puzzle doesn't need a ninth planet to make the numbers work, according to research presented at the annual conference of[...]

Steam Store will accept anything that's not 'illegal' or 'trolling'

Thursday  11:10,   07 june 2018
engadget

In efforts to police content on Steam, Valve suddenly changed its policy in mid-May and cracked down on on certain visual novels, giving them a week or two to change their content or be removed from the store.&nbsp;The company will take almost a [...]