Instagram To Warn Users Who Are Likely To Have Their Account Banned

Instagram has detailed some changes for its account disable policy today. Under its policy, it disables accounts which have a certain percentage of violating content. A new policy is now being rolled out where aside from removing the accounts with a certain percentage of violating content, it will also remove accounts that have a certain number of violations within a window of time.


Carpool Karaoke Renewed By Apple For A Third Season

CBS-produced Carpool Karaoke has reportedly been renewed by Apple for a third season. This was the first original series for Apple Music and has since been moved over to Apple TV. Viewers like the short-form singalong show quite a bit so it’s not surprising at all to see that the company has decided to renew it for another season.


Netflix Confirms It’s Launching Mobile-Only Plans

It was reported earlier this year that Netflix was testing a mobile-only plan in some countries. The plan would be cheaper, costing only $4, the only limitation being that subscribers could stream Netflix on their mobile devices only. Since it was a test, the option was available to select users in just a few countries. Netflix has now confirmed that it’s going to properly launch mobile-only plans.


Instagram Test For Hiding Like Count Being Expanded

Instagram launched a test earlier this year which hid like count on posts. The test began in Canada where people who were a part of this test had their likes hidden by default. They had to opt-out of it in order to show the like count on their posts. They could always see the count on their own posts. Instagram is now expanding this test and giving more users in […]


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This Funky Piece Of Jewelry Has The Ability To Block Against Facial Recognition

These days as we’re starting to see more facial recognition technology being employed, we’re sure that many are starting to feel a bit uncomfortable at the idea that they could be walking down the streets and be recognized by a security camera system. However, designer Ewa Nowak thinks she might have found a potential solution to that problem: jewelry.


Oakland Is Now The Third US City To Ban The Use Of Facial Recognition Technology

In some parts of the world, facial recognition technology has been employed for use in public spaces. This has resulted in people feeling uncomfortable as they go about their daily lives. After all, we all want to be afforded some measure of privacy, right? For those who do love their privacy, perhaps Oakland, California could be considered if you want to move cities.


IBM Researchers Create A Robot Tongue That Can Taste Various Chemicals

Thanks to the nerves in our bodies, we can do many things that a robot can’t, such as feel and taste. However, researchers over the years have been making efforts to change that, where we’re starting to see how more robots are gaining human-like abilities, such as the ability to “feel” objects to identify it.


FaceApp Could Be Keeping The Rights To Your Photos

A couple of years ago, an app called FaceApp gained popularity thanks to its realistic filters. The app has resurfaced again and if you’re seeing photos of people looking artificially aged on social media, you have the app to thank for it. It seems like a fun app to play around with, but before you get too excited, here’s something to think about.


Latest Figures Reveals Netflix Is Experiencing A Drop In New Subscribers

In the early days of video streaming, the competition wasn’t as fierce, and where companies such as Netflix reigned. However, in the past couple of years, we’re starting to see a rise in the number of video streaming services from the likes of Amazon, Apple, Disney, HBO, and more, and as such, it’s not surprising that Netflix’s subscriber count is taking a hit.


Oakland City Council Votes To Ban Facial Recognition Technology Use

The Oakland City Council has passed an ordinance which bans city agencies from using facial recognition technology. This makes Oakland the third city in the country to pass such legislation. The ordinance was passed unanimously by members of the city council which goes to show that they’re of the same mind regarding this.


McDonald’s Picks DoorDash As Its Second Delivery Partner

It was reported earlier this year that McDonald’s was thinking about ending its exclusive delivery deal with Uber Eats. The two companies had reportedly been negotiating on fees with the fast food giant looking to bring costs paid to the ride-share company down. The negotiations were also aimed at enabling franchisees to use delivery partners other than Uber Eats. There’s development on this front now as McDonald’s has confirmed that […]


Apple Card Could Be Launching As Soon As This week

Earlier this year, Apple announced the Apple Card. With Apple already embracing mobile payments with Apple Pay, it didn’t exactly come as a surprise to learn that the company would be launching their own credit card. There is no word on when the Apple Card will be launched, but now according a report from 9to5Mac, it could be launching as soon as this week.


Detective Pikachu Is The Highest-Grossing Video Game Movie Of All Time

Video game movie adaptations usually get a pretty bad rap for being not very good. However, it seems that Detective Pikachu has managed to break that mold because according to reports, the movie is now the highest-grossing video game movie of all time following sales that were generated this weekend.


Taika Waititi Expected To Return To Direct Marvel’s ‘Thor 4’

The first two Thor movies could be somewhat considered to be some of the weaker releases in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but then just when we were about to give up hope, Thor Ragnarok arrived helmed by director Taika Waititi and not only revitalized the franchise, but also seemed to provide a new direction for the character that was very different from the previous releases.