Monday , 20 May 2019

Technology

Facebook’s latest account purge exposes Africa’s misinformation problem

Facebook last week purged a network of hundreds of pages, groups and Instagram accounts it labeled as producing “coordinated inauthentic behavior” toward Africa. The activity originated in Israel and was largely targeted toward Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Angola, Niger, and Tunisia. It was mostly political in nature and primarily paid for by Archemedes Group, a global political consulting firm, Facebook said. ... Read More »

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Around here at TechCrunch we like to reward action with savings, and right now, the earlier you act the more money you save. Do we have your attention? Here’s the deal. Disrupt Berlin 2019 takes place on 11-12 December, and you can’t buy passes until the official registration opens in June. But by taking one simple action now, you’ll save ... Read More »

Huawei responds to Android ban with service and security guarantees, but its future is unclear

Huawei has finally gone on the record about a ban on its use of Android, but the company’s long-term strategy on mobile still remains unclear. In an effort to appease its worried customer base, the embattled Chinese company said today that it will continue to provide security updates and after-sales support to its existing lineup of smartphones, but it’s what ... Read More »

Experiencing World of Warcraft Classic bugs? Nope – they’re old-school features

World of Warcraft turns 15 this year, and the premier, veteran massively multiplayer online role playing game is celebrating by returning to its roots with World of Warcraft Classic. It turns the clock back on the adventure, rolling back updates and expansion packs to an earlier 2005 ‘vintage’ period for the game that many players consider a golden age for ... Read More »

Why businesses are turning to low-code for their custom applications

These days every business has an app but developing custom applications can quickly become quite costly for organizations. This is where low-code comes into play. Instead of hiring costly developers, businesses can simply configure how they want their app to function and the low-code platform does the rest. This gives them more time and resources to dedicate to the other ... Read More »

AMD confirms its processors are immune to ZombieLoad

AMD has taken the opportunity to twist the knife regarding Intel’s current security woes, reminding customers (and potential buyers) that it doesn’t suffer from any of the latest vulnerabilities to have plagued the latter’s chips. While at the same time, news has emerged that Intel’s mitigations across all speculative execution vulnerabilities have a much heavier performance impact than AMD’s.In a ... Read More »

Realme 3 Pro lands in the UK, and it’ll cost under £200

You’ve probably never heard of Realme before, but the company has just made its way to the UK for the first time with its Realme 3 Pro phone.Previously a part of Oppo, the Chinese smartphone company split from its parent firm in May 2018 and this is the first time you’ll be able to buy a Realme product in the ... Read More »

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 7S in India starting at Rs 10,999

The Redmi Note 7 series just surpassed 2 million shipments last week and on Monday, a new Redmi Note phone has been added into the mix. Xiaomi has launched a buffed up Redmi Note 7 under the moniker Redmi Note 7S in India. One of the major highlights of the Redmi Note 7S is its 48MP rear camera which is ... Read More »

Google cuts Huawei’s Android access to app and security updates

Update: While future Huawei smartphone plans are in doubt following the restrictions, Google has promised to continue offering security and app updates through its Play Store for existing handsets. More below:In what will likely be a significant blow to its global smartphone and tablet business, Huawei has today learned that Google is planning to pull the Chinese company’s access to ... Read More »

Sony’s ‘Extra Bass’ range gets new wireless noise cancelling headphones

When it comes to listening to thumping EDM and hip hop music, Sony’s Extra Bass range of headphones certainly deliver the goods on the bass department, even if they are lacking somewhat in other areas when compared to the reigning headphones champ, Sony WH-1000XM3.Now, Sony’s looking to bridge the gap between its bass-heavy headphones and the aforementioned award-winning cans, announcing ... Read More »