Category Archives: News

Google recently revealed how many publishers of fake news it removed from its site.

Google And Facebook Fight Back Against Fake News

By now, you’ve likely heard U.S. President Donald Trump warn us of the perils of “fake news.” Perhaps you’ve even fallen victim to fake news, too. Social media makes it easier than ever to be lured in by a scintillating headline, only to find its ensuing report to be inaccurate. In the aftermath of Trump’s victory, many discovered that “fake news” — or deliberately spreading falsehoods presented under the guise of news — was a lucrative enterprise. Some publishers even reported making thousands of dollars off of advertisements that…

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Users of WhatsApp could be seeing a lot this ads on the service in future.

European Proposal Cracks Down On Personalized Ads

Tired of seeing ads every time you log into social media? If you count yourself as someone who sees ads as incredibly annoying, you’re in luck. Good news could be on the horizons for ad-haters who use certain messaging apps. This month, the European Union executive presented a proposal that will crack down on how WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail can track their users. The proposal stipulates that these companies must actually ensure that their users’ conversations will stay confidential. In addition, they will have to request…

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Five Free Programs To Replace Expensive Software

If you own a personal computer, you likely know how expensive it can be to outfit it with all the programs you need. But the Internet is a vast place, and it’s full of free programs you can download instead of shelling out tons of cash for software. Here are the top five free programs that can replace some expensive software. Google Drive You probably already use this one, but if you don’t, get on it now. Google Drive is the perfect alternative to a…

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The Nintendo Switch: Everything You Need To Know

Ever since Nintendo dropped a mysterious-but-alluring trailer for its upcoming console, we’ve all been itching with anticipation for more news. Shown to be a fusion of a handheld gaming device and a console, the latest Nintendo product heralded some innovative features in the world of gaming. Originally thought to be called the NX, Nintendo’s new console is actually being dubbed the “Switch.” And after a recent press conference held by Nintendo in Tokyo we finally have some concrete details on the Japanese gaming company’s latest…

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Google's new app with BMW will allow shoppers to see life-size images of vehicles.

Google To Incorporate Virtual Reality Into Shopping

{{unknown}}For years, e-commerce has been all the rage — you’d be hard-pressed to find retailers who don’t make their products available online. However, there remain inherent drawbacks of online shopping, as opposed to visiting a bricks-and-mortar retail location. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell what you’re actually purchasing — even with established retailers. We’ve all had times when we’ve ordered a product online, only to find ourselves disappointed once we see the item in person. But now, Google just gave online shoppers a new reason to rejoice.…

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Blackberry opens new autonomous vehicles research centre near Ottawa, Ontario.

Blackberry Opens Driverless Vehicles Research Centre

In 2016, you may have thought you’d already heard the last of Blackberry. Nowadays, it seems everyone you meet surely has an iPhone, with the once popular Blackberry becoming defunct and a relic of the past. But now, it looks like Blackberry is entering a market you perhaps wouldn’t expect. This week, the company opened the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre in Kanata, Ontario, and announced it would be entering the world of driverless car research. According to the company’s chief executive, Blackberry has a track record in…

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Amnesty Calls Out Lack Of Privacy In Instant Messaging

In today’s digital age, more and more people jump on the social media bandwagon without giving it too much thought. We often quickly set up accounts on  popular platforms without understanding how they can infringe on our privacy. Sure, we may know at this point to be careful about the kinds of photos we share on Facebook in case they get back to an employer. But many assume that social media services automatically conceal what we share via instant messaging from the eyes of an unwanted third party.…

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5 Search Engine Optimization Tips For Beginners To Learn

It’s official – Search Engine Optimization (or SEO) is the most important skill to master if you want any kind of online success. The Internet is a vast landscape that only expands by the minute, so if you can’t be found fairly easily, chances are you’ll disappear into the void. If you run a small business and aren’t that well versed in SEO tactics, this race to stand out online can seem daunting. There are certainly digital marketing firms that can be hired to help…

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Researchers Working on App to Prevent Selfie Deaths

  We’ve all heard the stories: those who pose for a particularly selfie on a cliff, mountaintop, or other dangerous location, and succumb to their death in the process. There have even been recent reports of Pokemon Go leading its users to unfamiliar and unsafe locations. While advances in technology are undoubtedly exciting, it is critical to retain our common sense and take necessary precautions when using newly-designed technology. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have examined hundreds of these “selfie-deaths” to see if they can design something…

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Canon’s EOS Cameras Are Must-Haves During The Best In Glass Sale

Black Friday is upon us and everybody is freaking out as usual trying to get the best prices on electronics and other things before the holiday season hits. Meanwhile, over at Canon, there’s no such cause for concern. They’ve had their Best In Glass sales event going on since the end of October and it extends right through until the new year. So if it’s camera equipment you’re looking for, either for yourself or as a gift for that photographer in your family, they should…

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