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Facebook is building a team to design its own chips.

admin/ April 19, 2018/ / 0 comments

Facebook looks to be in the early stages of developing its own silicon to power its devices and servers, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company is looking to hire a manager tasked with assembling an “end-to-end SoC / ASIC, firmware, and driver development organization.” So the plan is only coming together, but Facebook’s interest in becoming more

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A reborn of samsung Note 7

admin/ July 3, 2017/ / 0 comments

Samsung is releasing a new phone using parts from its Galaxy Note 7, which was axed after a battery fault led to some devices catching fire. The firm said the Note Fan Edition would “minimise the environmental impact” of its high-profile flop. The handset will go on sale only in South Korea on 7 July, with a safer, smaller battery,

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facebook launches free internet drones

admin/ June 30, 2017/ / 0 comments

Facebook’s internet-beaming drone, a lightweight but wide solar-powered aircraft it’s building to bring internet to rural places, completed its second test flight in the Arizona desert, the company announced Thursday. The drone flew for an hour and 46 minutes back in late May, about 10 minutes longer than its original flight. More importantly, Facebook claims the drone “landed perfectly.” On

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Facebook successfully tests an internet drone

admin/ June 30, 2017/ / 0 comments

Facebook has completed a second test of a solar-powered drone designed to bring internet access to remote parts of the world. The drone – dubbed Aquila – flew for one hour and 46 minutes in Arizona. On Aquila’s maiden voyage last summer, the autopilot system was confused by heavy wind and crash-landed. This time, the drone flew at an altitude

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Facebook hits two billion users but criticised for not doing enough to remove terror-related content

admin/ June 28, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

“As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially two billion people,” founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg posted. The milestone comes just 13 years after the network was founded by Mr Zuckerberg when he was at Harvard. He famously dropped out of the university after launching the global social-networking website. The internet giant announced it had one billion

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Tech giants team up [Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft]

admin/ June 27, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft have created a joint forum to counter terrorism following years of criticisms that the technology corporations have failed to block violent extremists and propaganda on their platforms. The Silicon Valley companies announced the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism on Monday, saying the collaboration would focus on technological solutions, research and partnerships with governments and

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Steve Jobs hated someone to invent iphone [TRUTH]

admin/ June 24, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

Recounting the story of the birth of the iPhone at a talk at the Computer History Museum in California, former Apple iOS chief Scott Forstall said: “The iPhone had a very circuitous route. We’d been working on a tablet project. “It began because Steve hated this guy at Microsoft. Any time Steve had any interaction with the guy, he’d come

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Facebook launches drive in UK

admin/ June 23, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

Facebook is to step up its attempts to tackle extremist material on the internet by educating charities and other non-government organisations about how to counter hate speech. The technology company will launch the Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK on Friday, which includes training organisations about how to monitor and respond to extremist content and the creation of a

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