It can be dangerous to associate your phone number with online services and apps, but sometimes some services do require it. The reason it’s dangerous is because should a data breach happen, it could result in phone numbers being leaked into the wild, which can then be used for malicious or harassment purposes.
If you ever associated your phone number with your Facebook account in the past couple of years, then you might want to take note that there is a chance your phone number could be shopped around online. This is according to a report from Motherboard in which they are reporting that a Telegram bot is selling access to a database containing these phone numbers.
Fake news and misinformation is a huge problem as some people do not necessarily bother reading or putting in the extra effort in researching before they share an article. This means that even if the person did not have the intention to spread fake news, it still happens all the same, and this is an issue that social media platforms have been trying to fix.
With Amazon taking the Lord of the Rings franchise and turning it into a TV series, it seems that the folks at HBO are also looking to do something similar with a massively popular franchise – Harry Potter. A report from Variety is claiming that a new Harry Potter TV series could be in development at HBO Max.
One of the problems with listening to audio on our smartphones is that it isn’t quite as good compared to dedicated speakers or even a proper set of headphones. This is because speakers on our smartphones are tiny and given the size of our phones, it doesn’t leave a lot of space for it to vibrate, which in turns does affect the overall sound quality.
As the way we use our smartphones changes, so does the need for websites and the user experience. This means that what used to work 5 years ago on our smartphones might not necessarily work today, which is why companies need to constantly evolve their design to keep up with the latest trends and also to ensure an optimal experience.
Virtual reality has a ton of uses, most of which are games because it does seem to be a very obvious candidate for that. However, it seems that maybe the technology behind VR could also be used for other things, such as providing therapy, where it could help people who lost loved ones get some closure and move on.
Back in the early days of the internet when dial-up was still very much a thing, the internet wasn’t as populated as it is today. People still did not necessarily know where they needed to go to find what they needed, and search engines were certainly not as robust or as smart as they are today.
About 6-7 years ago, Google launched a moonshot project called Project Loon. The idea was simple – use balloons and launch them into the sky and float them to remote places and provide those places with internet. It was a grand idea, but unfortunately it wasn’t exactly a profitable one.
Yesterday, we reported that Google had agreed to start paying publishers in France for using snippets of their articles in their search. This is actually a pretty huge deal and one that other countries such as Australia is trying to pursue as well, but it seems that Google isn’t so keen on that.
Sony has been trying to put out a movie based on the Uncharted video game for quite a while now, but unfortunately the movie has been plagued with various delays as directors have come and gone in rapid succession. The movie, which was originally pegged for 2020, was later delayed to 2021, but now it looks like we have another delay on our hands.
It used to be that back in the day, platform-exclusive messaging apps were a thing. For example, BlackBerry Messenger used to be so popular that people would actually buy BlackBerry phones just to use it. These days, the focus is more on cross-platform compatibility.
One of the cool features about Instagram’s Stories is the Q&A section, where creators can allow users to submit them questions that they can ask, or ask for answers/opinions from their followers. It’s pretty nifty and adds a degree of interaction to the platform. Now it looks like TikTok will be getting a similar feature as well.
When it comes to the relationship between Google and publishers, it’s a bit complicated. Without Google, a lot of websites and articles might not necessarily be found that easily, but without these websites and content, there really wouldn’t be a reason for Google to have existed in the first place.
Apple TV+ was supposed to be Apple’s answer to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and so on. After all, Apple has been fairly successful with Apple Music, where despite still lagging behind the likes of Spotify, they are still growing at an impressive rate. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Apple TV+.
Netflix is home to a ton of movies and TV shows, some of which are displayed prominently on the main page, while others are hidden behind a search. This means that there could be a ton of movies and TV shows that you could be missing out on, and Netflix thinks that they have a way to get you to watch that.
Right now, pretty much the majority of the internet is hosted on various dedicated servers. This means that whenever you want to access a website, the contents from that website are pulled from that server and displayed on your computer. Now it seems that Brave, a browser that focuses on privacy, is taking steps to try and change that.
It’s safe to say that despite all the newcomers to the streaming industry, Netflix is still pretty much dominating. According to the company’s latest earnings, they have revealed that they now have over 200 million subscribers worldwide. This is about an increase of 8.5 million subscribers from the previous quarter.
MACA, a French startup based in southeast France, unveiled its Carcopter, a hydrogen-powered flying Formula-1 at CES 2021 last week. Founders Thierry de Boisvilliers, and Michael Krollak, both veterans from Airbus Helicopters, aim at creating a Formula 1-type competition for flying cars to accelerate innovation in the zero-emission VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) market while generating revenues from the racing business.The idea to design a race VTOL vehicle came to […]