Surfers Are Sticking Eyes On Their Surfboards To Deter Sharks

One of the dangers involved in surfing would be shark attacks. While they might be rare, when they do happen, it can also be fatal. Unfortunately, it seems like there’s really not much we can do about it, after all, the ocean is the home of predatory animals like the shark. However, it seems that surfers might have found a way.


YouTube Originals Will Be Free To Watch After September 24

YouTube has largely relied on ads to generate revenue and to pay its creators. However, at some point in time, the company experimented with the idea of a paid service in the form of YouTube Premium, where for a monthly subscription, subscribers would gain access to features like YouTube Originals.


MIT Researchers Come Up With A Way To Reduce Video Buffering On Slow Connections

These days, our internet speeds are usually fast enough where we can stream videos directly without encountering any buffering. However, there are times when the network might be especially congested, which is when we might experience videos starting and stopping due to buffering.


Resident Evil Movie Reboot Is In Development

The Resident Evil series of movies weren’t particularly well-received, at least based on the reviews, but they were still popular enough to turn a profit, which explains why there were so many movies being made out of the franchise. However, it seems that the studios are finally getting another chance to make things right.


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‘He-Man’ Anime Series Is Being Worked On At Netflix

There are some of us who might remember growing up and watching cartoon series like He-Man. If you have enjoyed the series and wouldn’t mind seeing a modern revival, you’re in luck because director Kevin Smith is reported to be working with Netflix in developing an anime series based on He-Man.


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.


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.