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Megan Bailey

Megan Bailey is a true journalist, but it wasn’t easy for her to find her true calling. She worked in a PC service all throughout her college and not she is using her hardware and software skills to write technology articles. The thing she loves most about her job is being able to keep tech lovers up to date with the recent trends.

Facebook Fed 3.5Bn Instagram Photos to Its Image Recognition Machine

Instagram app

A recent report shows that Facebook trained its image recognition machine by feeding it 3.5 billion photos from Instagram. The artificial intelligence algorithms can now more easily detect certain objects in the photos. The social media behemoth unveiled the project this week at its F8 developer conference. Facebook’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer unveiled that the company’s computers are now ...

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Tesla Burning Money Like There’s No Tomorrow

Tesla Model 3

With a record loss of $709.6 million in the first quarter and a $2 billion loss in market value in just one day, Tesla is burning money like there’s no tomorrow. Tesla quarterly loss was the highest in the company’s history. Last year, during the same quarter, the loss stood at $330.3 million. Meanwhile, the electric vehicle maker lost $3.35 ...

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WhatsApp Founder Ditches Facebook amid Data Scandal

WhatsApp Founder Jan Koum

One of WhatsApp’s founders, Jan Koum, will part ways with Facebook following the monster data scandal plaguing the company. When the Ukrainian-born Koum first launched WhatsApp, he promised to respect user privacy.  Koum was a first-hand witness of mass surveillance in the Soviet Union where he grew up.  Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we built ...

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Facebook to Start Selling Its Smart Speakers Outside U.S. amid Scandal

Facebook's F8 Developer Conference in 2018

Several people familiar with the mater claim that Facebook plans to launch its smart speakers globally before rolling them in the United States amid an ongoing scandal about user privacy. Facebook was expected to unveil the two smart speakers at the F8 Developer Conference this week. The devices are a response to Amazon’s Echo smart speaker and Google’s Home. Unlike ...

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Huawei Reportedly Building Its Own OS… Just in Case

Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei now wants to avoid ZTE’s fate in the U.S. where the Chinese company is about to lose its Android license after regulators banned its hardware because of trade violations. With no license, there is no mobile operating system, but Huawei has a backup plan… just in case. According to the Chinese newspaper South China Morning Post, the Chinese smartphone ...

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Microsoft Sells the Galaxy Note 8 for $829

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8

If you want the best offering for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, check Microsoft’s website. The U.S. tech giant is offering a $120 discount for the unlocked smartphone, lowering the retail price from $950 to $829.99. The device is cheaper on Microsoft’s website than on Samsung’s site, which is selling the phone at a discount as well. Currently, Microsoft is ...

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China’s Smartphone Shipments See Sharpest Drop Since 2013

In the first quarter, China’s smartphone shipments slipped to 91 million units, which marks the biggest drop since 2013. From 2013 to 2018, phone shipments from China comfortably hit or exceeded the 100-million-mark every quarter. It is the first time since the fourth quarter of 2014 that the shipments sank that low, according to the market analysts from Canalys. The ...

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Amazon to Hike Prime Fee 20% Starting May 11

Amazon Prime logo

On Thursday, Amazon.com unveiled that it will hike the Prime fee 20% from $99 to $119 starting next month. The change will affect only U.S. customers. Amazon made the announcement one week after it unveiled that over 100 million people are paying for a Prime membership. The latest decision was unveiled in a conference call about the company’s Q1 earnings. ...

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Microsoft Sends E-Waste Recycler to Jail for Selling Windows Recovery CDs

Windows XP

Earlier this week, a federal appeals court sided with Microsoft in the case of e-waste recycler Eric Lundgren who monetized nearly 20,000 windows recovery CDs without Microsoft’s permission. Lundgren will also have to pay a $50,000 fine for selling $700,000 worth of Windows-related products to U.S. refurbishers. The man was first convicted and sent to 15 months in prison last ...

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Snapchat to Force Users to Watch Unskippable Ads Starting May 15

Snapchat app

Shortly after rolling out a massive redesign which annoyed most of its users, Snapchat announced that unskippable ads are next on the menu. The new feature, which is likely to annoy users even more, was reportedly asked for by shareholders. Sources familiar with the matter told Digiday, that the messaging app will sport six-second commercial ads during certain Snapchat Shows. ...

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