Twitter Testing A Filter Feature For Direct Messages

The problem with putting ourselves on social media and having a public profile is that you sometimes get subject to harassment from random strangers online. This kind of harassment can come in many forms, such as comments on your posts or messages sent directly and privately to you.


Instagram Testing New Features For Boomerang And Stories

If you use Instagram quite a bit, then you might be interested to learn that the company is testing out a bunch of new features for some of its existing features, such as Boomerang and also Layout for Stories, just to name a few, at least that’s according to researcher Jane Manchun Wong.


Google’s ‘Assignments’ Will Help Students Check For Plagiarism

One of the biggest sins that anyone can commit in the academic world is to plagiarize. This can come in many forms, such as copying text directly, or not citing a source properly. Students have been known to fail certain courses/classes due to plagiarism, which is a waste of everyone’s time and money.


Microsoft Says Humans Will Continue To Transcribe Cortana And Skype Audio

Recently there have been reports about how big tech companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have actually been taking our audio recordings made through digital assistants and having them analyzed and transcribed by outside contractors. According to the companies, this was done in a bid to improve on the overall quality and accuracy of their products.


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Facebook Found To Have Paid Contractors To Transcribe Audio Chats Of Its Users

Facebook just can’t seem to keep themselves out of privacy scandals. In the latest report from Bloomberg, it has been revealed that Facebook has actually been paying third-party contractors to transcribe the audio chats on its users, a move which the company has confirmed and stated that they have since put on pause.


Man Accused Of Hiding A Spy Cam In The Bathroom Of A United Airlines Flight

Spy cams hidden in bathrooms aren’t new, but unfortunately, it seems that such practices do not appear to be stopping anytime soon. In fact, more recently, there was a report of how a man was accused of hiding a spy cam inside the bathroom of a United Airlines flight after a woman discovered the device.


Tumblr Has Been Sold Off Yet Again, Adult Content Ban To Remain In Place

Back in 2017, Verizon acquired Yahoo which in turn also meant that they acquired some of the other companies under Yahoo’s umbrella, such as microblogging platform Tumblr. However, we had heard back in May this year that Verizon could be looking to sell off Tumblr, and sure enough they have.


Nike Wants To Launch A Sneaker Subscription Service For Kids

When it comes to shoes, for most of us, we buy a pair and then we keep it for the next year or so. However, Nike is hoping to build a sneaker culture amongst kids in hopes of generating more sales, so much so that the company has announced plans for what they are calling the Nike Adventure Club.


Need To Fire Someone? You Can Now Practice in Virtual Reality

The process of letting someone go from a job is never a pleasant one, especially if that person has been working for you for years, or if you know that they need this job to survive. Unfortunately, layoffs are sometimes necessary for the long-run, but it still does not mean that it makes the process easier.


Chase Bank Just Wiped Out All Credit Card Debt For Its Canadian Customers

Most of us probably have some form of credit card debt, with some of us having more, while some of us have less. Unfortunately, for the most part, these debts will need to be paid off one way or the other, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for Chase Bank’s customers over in Canada who woke up to a pleasant surprise.


Disney Unveils Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ Bundle For $12.99

Disney+ is expected to launch later this year where it will be priced starting at $6.99 a month. The service is expected to be extremely competitive given the strong franchises under Disney’s belt, but given how established other services such as Netflix is, it could still prove to be a hard sell.


Google Flights Will Offer Money-Back Price Guarantees

One of the upsides to using Google Flights is that it helps aggregate flight data in one place, meaning that you won’t need to visit multiple websites if you want to look for the best price to your destination. However, is it necessarily the best or the most accurate? Have you ever missed out on an even better deal while using Google Flights?


Chinese Vlogger’s Real Face Revealed After Face Filter Malfunctions During Live Stream

There are plenty of apps these days that come with filters for our faces, such as by making us look older, younger, swapping genders, making us look like a dog or cat, and so on. There are also some beauty filters that can make us look slimmer, more fair skin, bigger eyes, and so on and so forth.


Hong Kong Protestors Are Using Lasers To Avoid Facial Recognition Cameras

If you have been following the world news, you might have heard that there are protests going on in Hong Kong at the moment, where some of the residents of Hong Kong are protesting a controversial extradition bill by China. As with protests, there are conflicts with the police, and there are now reports of how protestors are using lasers to try and beat the facial recognition cameras that have […]