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Look inside Facebook's Clonee data centre: home to 50k bees, renewable energy and the machines that work your social media

While the internet and social media have become almost second nature for most of us, it’s not often that we step back and think about how the …

Social Media

Warning, Do Not Post Fake Reviews on TripAdvisor, They Are Not Messing Around. (As In: Prison)

If you own a business, and you get reviews on places like Yelp, Google, and TripAdvisor, there's probably only one thing that makes you angrier than a bad review.<p>A fake review.<p>They're big business. I wrote last year about a guy who used to write them for a living. Now another reviewer in the same …

Fake Reviews

Plex is killing off its Cloud streaming service this November

Plex is shuttering its Cloud offering – which lets you stream content stored in your Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive storage straight to your connected devices – at the end of November.<p>The decision follows multiple technical issues with the service since it launched in 2016, which prompted the …

Google Drive

Airbnb Is Offering Free Lodging to Hurricane Florence Evacuees

The number of people being displaced by Hurricane Florence is growing rapidly. And Airbnb is hoping to provide some of them with a free place to stay.<p>…

South Carolina

Tim Cook talks iPhones, Apple Watch, and then quickly gets out of the way at Apple event

The Super Bowl of tech is officially underway, and Tim Cook wants you to know that his team is already solidly in the lead. Possibly because they're …

Tim Cook

iOS 12 arrives on September 17

Apple today announced iOS 12 will become publicly available on September 17. The news was shared Wednesday at Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Apple today also announced the debut of iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr, each powered by the A12 bionic chip, as well as Apple Watch …

iOS

8K TVs are here, and they're totally pointless

Every now and then, TV manufacturers start a new trend to keep the hype for their products going. If you bought a TV in the last year, a salesman …

Gear & Gadgets

Instagram opens its account verification process to everyone

Instagram today announced new security and authenticity measures, the biggest of which is a handy application for users to request verification within the app.<p>Verified accounts are already a thing on Instagram, obviously. Like every other social media service, they’re identifiable by the blue check …

Social Media

Trump unblocks more Twitter users after U.S. court ruling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday unblocked some additional Twitter users after a federal judge in May said preventing people from following him violated individuals constitutional rights.<p>U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled on May 23 that comments …

Twitter

A Mind-Blowing Mac Keyboard

We see plenty of Apple concepts come across our desks but occasionally one stands out more than the rest. This is one of those moments! This MacBook …

Apple

iPhone X Leak Shows Little Innovation From Apple

The latest leaks around Apple’s new iPhones show that very little has changed in the twelve months since the launch of the iPhone X. Has Apple’s financial success scared away its ability to innovate?<p>The sheer volume of iPhones that need to be ready ahead of the launch and release date of Apple’s …

Tim Cook

The impact of GDPR, in 5 charts

The arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation in May has been a rollercoaster for many companies. The law has triggered several immediate …

Advertising Industry

Tech Companies Are Gathering For A Secret Meeting To Prepare A 2018 Election Strategy

Representatives from a host of the biggest US tech companies, including Facebook and Twitter, have scheduled a private meeting for Friday to share …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom: Everything you need to know

Optical zoom or Hasselblad camera? No one said choosing a drone was easy.<p>If you are a fan of DJI's Mavic Pro, today is a good day. Or a bad day, depending on your perspective. Why? Because, as rumored, the drone behemoth didn't just reveal the Mavic 2 Pro, it also introduced a second option in the …

Drones

Amazon's 'ambassador' workers assure Twitter: we can go to the toilet any time

Anxious consumers worried about the welfare of Amazon’s thousands of warehouse employees will be relieved to discover that they do in fact get to occasionally use the toilet. They’re also allowed to drink water on the job, work in well-lit spaces with really big fans, and don’t need food stamps to …

Social Media

Everyone hates when you use these 4 common email phrases

Email use is on the rise, according to Adobe’s latest email use survey, and that means the annoying phrases included in those emails are also on the rise.<p>Adobe took a look at which seemingly innocuous words irritate recipients the most when strung together and tucked into an email. And yep: They’re …

Adobe

DJI gets serious about aerial video with Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones

DJI has gone drone crazy.<p>The leading drone maker announced not one, but <i>two</i> new powerful, foldable consumer drones — the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom …

Drones

Apple is reportedly reviving two of its forgotten products

Apple appears to be dipping back into its greatest hits collection.<p>Bloomberg is reporting today (Aug. 20) that Apple will revive its Mac Mini desktop computer, and release a redesigned version of its MacBook Air laptop later this year. Apple’s computer sales have been surprisingly durable over the …

SurfSafe offers a browser-based solution to fake news

In the aftermath of a school shooting that claimed the lives of 14 students and three staff members, students like Emma González, David Hogg, and Cameron Kasky soon became household names. They managed to snag the attention not just of their peers, but the populace as a whole as they toured the …

Internet

Hexgears has captured the feel of a mechanical keyboard in a low profile design

All the tactility you want without the bulk.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Hexgears says their X-1 keyboard is the keyboard Apple should be making and by …

All that's wrong with Nintendo's heavy-handed ROM crackdown

Nintendo’s aggressive approach to copyright protection is generating a huge amount of bad feeling within gaming circles, wrecking attempts to …

Reasons you should be blogging for your small business | OnlineHub

Now more than ever a blog is essential for any business. I have written previously about how your customers are using the internet for all manner of …

Sir Patrick Stewart Is Returning to Star Trek for a New Series About Picard

The most venerable captain in Star Fleet history is back.<p>As has been rumored for a while, CBS announced today that Sir Patrick Stewart, who played …

Science Fiction

Keeping Zuckerberg Safe Now Costs an Extra $10 Million a Year

It costs a lot to keep Mark Zuckerberg safe.<p>Facebook Inc. spent $7.33 million last year protecting its chief executive officer at his homes and …

Terrorism

YouTube Music plans to release updates every two weeks starting with SD card support

• YouTube Music is adopting a bi-weekly update schedule to release new features and functionality.<br>• Some of the first changes coming down the pipeline include SD card support, a way to select audio quality while streaming or downloading music, and an improved user interface.<p>When Google released the new …

Chrome, Firefox rein in memory-hogging websites

Good news: Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome are working to reduce the amount of memory and other resources their browsers use.<p>You might have noticed that browsers impose an increasingly onerous burden on your phone or laptop. Websites are getting bigger and browsers are getting features that …

Uber and Lyft are facing a major crackdown in New York City

A new bill would cap the number of ride-hailing vehicles on the road<p>New York City officials are moving to restrict the number of Uber and Lyft vehicles allowed on the road as part of a move to contain the massive growth in the for-hire vehicle industry that has been blamed for worsening congestion …

Sony, Universal and Warner Ask Sky to Disconnect Pirate Subscribers

At the turn of the last decade, the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) ended legal action against local ISP Eircom when the provider agreed to …

Facebook's grim forecast: privacy push will erode profits for years

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's shares lost as much as a quarter of their value on Wednesday after executives said that profit margins would plummet for several years due to the costs of improving privacy safeguards and slowing usage in the biggest advertising markets.<p>The second-quarter results were the …