Apple vs. Facebook: It’s Not All About Privacy

This week brings a useful reminder that Facebook is not in the helping-you-keep-in-touch-with-friends business. It’s in the ad-selling business – a business that requires data. Lots of data. Long story short: On Wednesday, Apple shut down a research app Facebook had distributed to some iPhone and iPad users, paying them up to $10 in exchange…

LG G8 ThinQ to Debut With 3D ToF Selfie Sensor at MWC 2019

LG G8 ThinQ is touted to deliver a “new level of front camera capability” HIGHLIGHTS LG G8 ThinQ will sport an Infineon Real 3 ToF sensor chip The ToF sensor chip on G8 ThinQ will enable 3D facial recognition LG would also bring AR and VR experiences through new deployment LG G8 ThinQ is set…

TRAI Refutes Claims of Rise in Bills After New DTH and TV Norms

Photo Credit: Facebook/ TRAI TRAI Chairman R S Sharma Rubbishing claims that the new broadcast tariff regime would increase bill amounts of cable TV and DTH subscribers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday said the new framework may actually decrease TV bills. The statement comes after a Crisil report on Monday said…

New App Lets Dog Lovers Swipe Right for Perfect Pet Match

 If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right. Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match up dogs in local shelters with new owners. Called GetPet, the app was launched last month and is getting hundreds of new users daily and already has made a…

Mixtape Podcast: Oracle’s alleged $400M issue with underrepresented groups

Screen time for kids, corporations allegedly not paying people from underrepresented groups and IBM  offers some hope for the future of facial recognition technology: These are the topics that Megan Rose Dickey and I dive into on this week’s episode of Mixtape. According to research by psychologists from the University of Calgary, spending too much time in front of…

4 Christmas Gifts for the Gun Enthusiast In Your Life

If your friend loves their firearms, there are many cool gifts that can help them express it. Here are just four ideas for getting a big gasp from your loved one when they unwrap their holiday presents! 1. Wall Art This is one of the simplest gifts for a gun lover because it can be…

Flipkart CCI Ruling to Be Appealed by Online Sellers

A group representing online sellers in India will appeal against the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) ruling in favour of Walmart-owned Flipkart, the group’s lawyer Chanakya Basa said in a release on Saturday. All India Online Vendors Association (AIOVA), which represents more than 3,500 online sellers, had complained that Flipkart was using its dominant position…