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Tories pledge to force social media companies to delete childhood posts on request

Credit: PA The Conservatives have pledged to give people the power to force social media companies to delete embarrassing content they posted as children. The Prime Minster said sites like Facebook would be forced to wipe the records of users before they turned 18 on request. Online companies will also be warned they face penalties if they fail to do ... Read More »

Injustice 2 Released on iOS, Goes Up for Pre-Registrations on Android

If you are a fan of fighting game genre, chances are that you are eagerly waiting the release of Injustice 2, sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us, from NetherRealm Studios. While the game will be released on consoles on May 16, it has already been released on iOS. If you are on Android, unfortunately you can only pre-register for ... Read More »

Technology approaches real human voices; could ‘new reality’ of fake audio be on horizon?

Asher Labovich, 13, and his 10-year-old brother, Emerson, left, mess around with the family’s Alexa, an Amazon Echo voice assistant, while their mom, Laura Labovich, watches in Bethesda, Md. (Bill O’Leary / The Washington Post) What if you could make President Trump say whatever you wanted? How about listening to the vaguely robot-like voice of yourself, programmed into an app ... Read More »

Woman advertises ‘womb for rent’ on social media

Michelle Griffin wanted to be a surrogate so much that she posted a “Womb for Rent” ad on social media. A mom-of-two who loves being pregnant has decided to become a surrogate and even offered her womb for “rent” on social media. Michelle Griffin, 25, from Perth in western Australia, posted a moving image online announcing her wish to be ... Read More »

Google Allo Update Brings Chat Backup, Link Previews, and More; Duo Hits 50 Million Downloads on Android

Google launched its Allo and Duo social applications last year and both of these applications have now seen interesting developments. While Google Allo is receiving useful and long-awaited new features with the latest update, Google Duo has reached an impressive milestone as the app has now been downloaded over 50 million times from Google Play store. First talking about the ... Read More »

Environmental group takes on Dallas smog with high-tech gadgets

City of Dallas on a non-smoggy night. Photo courtesy of Dallas CVB Dallas environmental group Downwinders at Risk is committed to clean air and is taking matters into its own hands. The group has purchased two ozone monitors, to the tune of nearly $10,000, and will initiate a citizen-based monitoring campaign in Wise County, an area where state officials refuse ... Read More »

‘Decision On Social Media Ban In Valley Soon’

‘Decision On Social Media Ban In Valley Soon’ Srinagar: The authorities have decided to block social media in Kashmir after the recent circulation of videos and live streaming of incidents, which are believed to lead widespread protests in volatile Kashmir valley. Sources said that the decision will be taken “soon” to ban the social media in Kashmir valley, rather than ... Read More »

This spray-on memory will let you store data on any surface or object

A “spray-on” memory that allows for a tiny amount of data to be printed onto surfaces has been created by a team from Duke University. Students at the institution used an aerosol jet printer and nanoparticle inks to create a material capable of storing data that is also incredibly flexible. The chemists behind the project say the method, if adapted ... Read More »

Cortana-powered speaker could be on its way to you soon

A new app for Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana, named Device Setup, has been launched in the Google Play store. In the app, unearthed by The Tech Portal , you’re talked through the set-up of your Cortana-powered home device – which is interesting, because there isn’t a Cortana home speaker on the market at the moment. We’re all becoming familiar with ... Read More »

Tackling abuse on social media is a monumental task – but billion dollar companies should be up to it

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies have faced criticism over their moderating CREDIT: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Much of the activity which makes up our lives online is conducted in public. The giant social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube – are all to some extent designed around similar principles; they thrive on open, instant, global participation. The processes of ... Read More »