Sunday, February 19, 2017

Facebook algorithms 'will identify terrorists' - BBC News

Facebook algorithms 'will identify terrorists' - BBC News:





Not so sure this headline captures the spirit of the announcement by Zuckerberg, but when the news media gets a hold of a topic, they can add their own 'spin' to it.



More and more, we have to be vigilant in attempting to sift through the news that is stretched at the truth and the sources from which we trust that news. Facebook especially has news that is shared on it from dubious sources.



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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Tech Companies Protest Trump Immigration Order - ABC News

Tech Companies Protest Trump Immigration Order - ABC News:


Google founder Sergey Brin is all smiles at Davos, but company doesn't support latest move by President Donald Trump



The policy change this week by the US instituting a 90 day ban from certain countries in the Muslim-majority countries to the USA has made some tech companies mad.


That was a campaign promise by Trump, he wanted to bolster up the vetting process of allowing people from certain countries in the this country.


Many in the tech community and outside of it have been critical, here's a quote from the article, and Elon Musk:



Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who has recently appeared to be cultivating a relationship with Trump, tweeted that "many people negatively affected by this policy are strong supporters of the US" who don't "deserve to be rejected." Musk is an immigrant from South Africa.





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Monday, January 23, 2017

Every Chromebook released in 2017 will support Android apps

Every Chromebook released in 2017 will support Android apps:





I would have thought that Chromebooks would have always supported Android apps, having not used one ever, that was obviously not the case.

Interesting that now, in 2017 the apps will now be supported. Google does have a way of letting certain projects want for more, and other projects really needing updates.




Monday, January 09, 2017

The 4 Kinds Of Chinese Tech Firms That Dominated CES 2017





As I read this post, I started thinking why couldn't America start building up some great companies right here in the USA to compete on the global electronics stage? I thought we were going in this direction 8 years ago, when the talk was all about 'change'. What changed? Not a whole lot really.

Maybe we'll see some improvements going forward, with the promise of making 'America Great Again!

Read the article from Forbes by clicking the link below:

The 4 Kinds Of Chinese Tech Firms That Dominated CES 2017:

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

4 ways to block political posts on Facebook | PCWorld





If you were really annoyed at some people's Facebook posts during the election, you're not alone.

Everyone has their own opinion, but when you get deluged with things you don't really want to read or see on a daily basis in your Facebook feed, what's a person to do?

Read on in this PCWorld article, don't hit that 'unfriend' button just yet!



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Monday, November 07, 2016

Samsung sales, profits dive on Note 7 recall | PCWorld



Exploding products in 2016, what's wrong with Samsung and why didn't they have proper testing of the devices they sold in 2016?


Surely this was the worst product of the year for tech. Did Samsung suffer in it's overall appeal with consumers in the USA? This was a very serious defect that led to fires and put people's lives at risk. There didn't seem to be much done about it in government circles though...


Read on as profits dive, and deservedly so for Samsung:


Samsung sales, profits dive on Note 7 recall | PCWorld:

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Best Programs to Learn to Code for 2016 | PCMag.com



Coding is tedious and exacting work, the end result can be beautiful though, is coding in your future?



You want to contribute to the online society, but where do you start? You could go to your local community college in the US and get some coding education, but that may be an expensive way to start out. Maybe you should explore the online offerings to get your feet wet first and see if coding is for you.


Here's a neat story about online coding programs which you can use to further your education on coding:

The Best Programs to Learn to Code for 2016 | PCMag.com:

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Monday, June 20, 2016

You can now use Siri to search YouTube on your Apple TV





You can now use Siri to search YouTube on your Apple TV:







This sounds like something that should have happened a long time ago. But, now, at last, you can now browse through the YouTube listings with Siri to search YouTube results.



Welcome to 2016, Apple!




Sunday, March 20, 2016