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Reddit CEO Regrets Trolling Trump Supporters by Secretly Editing Their Posts

Steve Huffman, the chief executive of Reddit, knows he has some explaining to do. Huffman, also a Reddit co-founder, landed in hot water Wednesday after admitting that he used his administrative powers to secretly edit user comments that were critical of him on r/The_Donald – a popular, pro-Trump forum (or “subreddit”). He swapped all mentions of his own username with ... Read More »

Black Friday’s Record Sales Driven by Mobile Devices, Finds Report

Black Friday’s Record Sales Driven by Mobile Devices, Finds Report HIGHLIGHTS Adobe’s survey estimated sales of $3.05 billion on Black Friday 2016 Mobiles drove the majority of retail sites visits at 56 percent iOS continued to drive larger sales than Android In a first, online shopping on Black Friday is estimated to have hit the $3 billion mark in the ... Read More »

App or Credit? Why Cash May be Replaced by Mobile Payments

It is Monday morning in San Francisco, and you have just woken up late. To help in your rush to get to work on time, you use your favorite ride service app to pay for a driver to bring you to work. On the way to work, that pre-coffee, drowsy feeling starts to kick in, so you use your Starbucks ... Read More »

OnePlus 3T Name Seemingly Confirmed by Company Website Hours Before Launch

OnePlus 3T Name Seemingly Confirmed by Company Website Hours Before Launch HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone will be launched on Tuesday There is a fun mini-game at the ‘error 404’ page Smartphone expected to be upgraded version of current flagship Earlier this month, OnePlus confirmed that it will be launching its next device with Snapdragon 821 processor on November 15. The company’s ... Read More »

Instagram, FedEx, Twitter Among Most Trusted by Small Businesses, Alignable Says

What brands do you trust the most to provide you with key services and products to grow your business? Helping you in this quest, Alignable, an online networking site for small and local business owners, regularly offers a list of the best websites for small business growth. Small Businesses’ Most Trusted Brands of 2016 In its latest SMB Trust Index released ... Read More »

Modular phones: A dilemma that has been bolted on by phone makers

Moto Z A brainchild of Google, the modular smartphone concept also known as Project Ara first surfaced in 2013. Three years down the line and many prototypes, all we know is that Ara remained delayed. Eventually, enough was enough and Google decided to suspend the idea of making modular phones by itself in September 2016. Instead, the company will be ... Read More »

Review: Amkette Trubeats Sonix T30 is bettering its rivals, by some margin

Amkette Trubeats Sonix T30 is ideal and adequate for causal personal listening Click here for enlarge Portable Bluetooth speakers with compact form factor, multiple playback options and in-built battery are very popular with youngsters. They are easy to carry around, clutter-free to use and work with all Bluetooth-based smartphones, tablets and laptops. Delhi-based company Amkette has a new compact speaker ... Read More »

Online Privacy May Be Boosted by New US FCC Data Rules

New privacy rules may make it easier to escape at least some online tracking. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved rules that require Internet service providers like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to ask customers’ permission to use or share much of their data. That could potentially make it harder for them to build advertising businesses that could serve as ... Read More »

Google, YouTube Directed to Provide User Details by Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has directed Google and its subsidiary YouTube to provide details, including identity and address, of a user ‘Marupakkam Seithigal’, who posted a video content dubbed defamatory by petitioner Lebara Foundation. The court dismissed an appeal by Google and YouTube against the order of a single judge who directed them to disclose the IP address and other ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Hub Opened at Cambridge University by Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking on Wednesday opened a new artificial intelligence research centre at Britain’s Cambridge University. The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) will delve into AI applications ranging from increasingly “smart” smartphones to robot surgeons and “Terminator” style military droids. Funded by a £10 million ($12.3 million or roughly Rs. 82 crores) grant from the Leverhulme Trust, ... Read More »