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YouTube Turns to Improved Machine Learning in Fight Against Terror Videos YouTube Turns to Improved Machine Learning in Fight Against Terror Videos
- August 02, 2017

If we find that these videos don't violate our policies but contain controversial religious or supremacist content, they will be placed in a limited state. The platform has said it believes the accuracy of its systems have improved "dramatically" due to machine learning. The program is an idea borne out of the reality that some vigilante YouTube users were particularly keen on flagging problematic content, and three times more accurate at finding videos that actually violate the ... (more...)
Plex Live TV and DVR features arrive on Android and Apple TV Plex Live TV and DVR features arrive on Android and Apple TV
- August 02, 2017

Plex Live TV presents programming in its own electronic programme guide and, once you record a show, adds the same depth of metadata and poster art Plex media streaming fans have come to expect. Plus, Plex has announced what it calls Time Shift, which lets you play/pause or skip around in your live broadcasts. Live TV is now available to Apple TV owners, while Android users are treated to Live TV and Plex DVR. (more...)
1 year on, Snapchat should be terrified — Instagram Stories 1 year on, Snapchat should be terrified — Instagram Stories
- August 02, 2017

The social media giant said that people under the age of 25 spend an average of more than 32 minutes per day using the glossy, magazine-like photo-sharing app. For Facebook and Instagram , stealing Snap's features has proven a successful strategy. If Snapchat's trademark ultra-young user base decides to move to Instagram en masse, it could be a death knell for the young company, which just IPO'ed in March of this year. (more...)
Apple Stock Soars to Record High After Earnings, iPhone Excitement Apple Stock Soars to Record High After Earnings, iPhone Excitement
- August 02, 2017

The second quarter was relatively quiet for the tech giant, with Apple now preparing for new product announcements this fall. Cook did not reveal any details about the upcoming iPhone 8 but said Apple is "looking very much forward to the product rollouts". (more...)
Will sullen Sharad Yadav stick to his secular stripes? Will sullen Sharad Yadav stick to his secular stripes?
- August 02, 2017

Mr Yadav also slammed chief minister Nitish Kumar for his earlier remarks in which he had said that it was he who had made Lalu Yadav a leader. Breaking his silence over Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U ) President Nitish Kumar's decision to snap ties with Lalu Prasad Yadav and Congress within matter of hours, former JD (U) President and Rajya Sabha member Sharad Yadav called it an "unpleasant" and "unfortunate" incident. (more...)
Hob - Release Date Announcement Trailer Hob - Release Date Announcement Trailer
- August 02, 2017

Additionally, anyone who pre-orders the game will gain access to the "World Shift" dynamic theme. In a video released on the Playstation blog , Runic Games confirmed that Hob would release on September 26 for PC and PS4. WORDLESS NARRATIVE: Presented without text or dialogue, Hob's story is revealed as you explore the planet and interact with the odd lifeforms that inhabit it. (more...)
New Xbox Wireless Adapter From Microsoft Looks Much Better New Xbox Wireless Adapter From Microsoft Looks Much Better
- August 02, 2017

Joining that model is the Volcano Shadow Special Edition , a design that builds upon the Shadow design series Microsoft launched in 2016. Last week, Microsoft kicked off the Xbox Summer Spotlight , shining a light on the latest indie games from various developers. (more...)
After three years, iPads make money for Apple again After three years, iPads make money for Apple again
- August 02, 2017

Lower guidance for revenue in the fourth quarter - below $49 billion - could have indicated that Apple would delay all of its models or cut the prices of the LCD phones, UBS analysts Steve Milunovich and Benjamin Wilson said in an investor's note ahead of the report . (more...)
Opposition demands roll-back of LPG price hike Opposition demands roll-back of LPG price hike
- August 02, 2017

He informed that the government, in its order dated 30th May this year, has authorised the oil companies to increase the price by four rupees excluding tax per month. "This is not acceptable", he said and added that the Centre is killing the poor as the price of LPG would go up by ₹48 per cylinder at a time when oil rates globally have slumped. (more...)
GM's sale of Opel to France's PSA Group is complete GM's sale of Opel to France's PSA Group is complete
- August 02, 2017

Its largest shareholders remain the Peugeot family, the French government, and Chinese automaker Dongfeng, each of which holds 13.68 percent in the company. It signals the end of an 88-year association between Vauxhall/Opel and GM, as well as the end of GM's operations in Europe - led by Chevrolet's departure a few years ago. (more...)
Game Of Thrones Actor Teases His Character's Inevitable But "Spectacular" Death
- August 02, 2017

Unlike power-crazy Cersei , or self-righteous Dany (is it just us or is she getting a little tiresome?) Olenna wasn't interested in the Iron Throne (or "that ugly iron chair' as she called it)". Jaime's original belief that it was his brother Tyrion was smashed right there as Olenna died. Her shocking speech is the cherry on top of a truly incredible scene, and actors Diana Rigg and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau spoke to People about filming that moment together. (more...)
Facebook is reportedly developing a video chat device and smart speaker Facebook is reportedly developing a video chat device and smart speaker
- August 02, 2017

Facebook is also reportedly considering using Android for its video chat device, alongside its own artificial intelligence system to help identify and zoom in on relevant objects mid-chat like faces, pictures or text. Whether browsing the news feed or using Facebook live, Facebook wants you to use its own devices. Another possibility: Because Building 8 conducts experiments and hardware research to propel Facebook products, none of this could see the light of day. (more...)
Sony Snaps Up Anime Distributor Funimation for $143 Million Sony Snaps Up Anime Distributor Funimation for $143 Million
- August 02, 2017

Gen Fukunaga, who founded Funimation in 1994 and serves as chief executive, will retain a minority stake in the business and remain CEO. The company will hope the acquisition strengthens its position in the anime and streaming space in major markets, with Funimation the top English-language anime content provider in North America. (more...)
EA to merge Motive Studios and Bioware Montreal EA to merge Motive Studios and Bioware Montreal
- August 02, 2017

Now EA has officially confirmed that Bioware Montreal will merge, though the team will be staying close to home, merging with Jade Raymond's Star Wars studio, EA Motive. I guess this is the final resolution for Mass Effect: Andromeda . Despite the merger, the Bioware team in Edmonton has been unaffected as they continue work on their next big title, Anthem . (more...)
Apple reports bigger-than-expected revenue increase Apple reports bigger-than-expected revenue increase
- August 02, 2017

Tompkins Financial Corp's holdings in Apple were worth $5,308,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Norges Bank acquired a new position in Apple during the fourth quarter valued at $5,625,709,000. Apple has announced its fiscal third-quarter earnings on Tuesday beating analyst expectations . This repurchase authorization permits the iPhone maker to repurchase up to 6.5% of its shares through open market purchases. (more...)
Some upcoming Pokemon Go events in Europe are indeterminately postponed Some upcoming Pokemon Go events in Europe are indeterminately postponed
- August 02, 2017

Moltres might be one of the newest additions to Pokemon Go's Legendary Pokemon roster, but it looks like the fiery avian Generation I Legendary isn't as hard to beat at all. In other Pokemon GO news, the game got a new update , which fixes several crash and freeze bugs. Players should keep in mind to take note of their teammate's Pokemon before going on a Moltres Raid - a Blissey could lead the team to fail. (more...)
Windows 10 will include built-in eye tracking support Windows 10 will include built-in eye tracking support
- August 02, 2017

The work is already apace. Microsoft previously announced at its Build conference that several popular Linux distributions would soon run on top of Windows 10 and the release of a beta Ubuntu app on the Windows Store showed that the company was serious about bringing Linux to Windows. (more...)
HP Z VR Backpack HP Z VR Backpack
- August 02, 2017

VR backpacks are nothing new, with companies like MSI and Alienware having previously showcased their own wearable PC's. " Virtual reality is changing the way people learn, communicate and create", said Xavier Garcia , vice president and general manager of Z Workstations at HP. (more...)
Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Chainsmokers To Headline Global Citizen Festival Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Chainsmokers To Headline Global Citizen Festival
- August 02, 2017

In two weeks, ticket winners will be announced, with a new set of actions for GLOBAL CITIZENS to solve. The GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL organizers are making the protection of foreign aid a major focus at this year's event. "Over the previous year, we've seen voters around the world reject the nationalism and isolationism that keeps people living in extreme poverty", Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said in a statement. (more...)
SNES Classic pre-orders open later this month, Nintendo confirms SNES Classic pre-orders open later this month, Nintendo confirms
- August 01, 2017

Nintendo has long recreated and repackaged old products to appeal to its customers' nostalgia. Chances are there will still be a lot of disappointed fans, however, given the appetite for last year's NES Classic , which Nintendo subsequently discontinued despite its popularity. (more...)

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