Instagram messages merge with Facebook’s

Facebook Messenger and Instagram merged, 18 months after Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced his intention to “marry” the two platforms. Instagram’s old messaging service, “Instagram Direct”, has been replaced by “Messenger”, allowing users to send chats, photos and videos between the two platforms for the first time. It is the first step towards a goal announced in March 2019 to Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Facebook unveils new generation Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset

The next generation of its virtual reality headset (VR), “Oculus Quest”, introduced Facebook, promising better graphics at a much lower price than most observers in the field predicted. At the same time, it revealed that two popular franchises, “Assassin’s Creed” and “Splitter Cell”, have come to the platform. According to the BBC, the demand for the first “Quest”, which was released Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Smartphones: Does your phone finally kill you or not?

And yet when you think about things that might want to kill you, you rarely look at your phone. And yet your phone is killing you. We know, the news isn’t good. It does happen. Dozens of people have lost their lives from mobile phones and we are not talking of course about the new 5G antennas that make your mind fried Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Viber breaks off all business relationship with Facebook

Rakuten Viber, the company behind one of the world’s leading apps for free and easy communication, announces that it will cut off all business relationship with Facebook. As announced the app will remove “Facebook Connect”, “Facebook SDK” and “GIPHY”, but will also cut off all advertising spending on the social networking platform, giving further impetus to the #StopHateForProfit movement that calls for a boycott of this tech giant. Amid Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Facebook makes 300,000 errors daily

The New York Stern School of Business has published an extensive study of how Facebook moderators handle information on a daily basis and how it is filtered by both themselves and artificial intelligence systems before or after it is published. According to estimates and the data that emerge, about 300,000 errors are made daily in Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Facebook trains a new chatbot via Reddit

A new way of interacting with users explores Facebook, creating a new chatbot. This digital interlocutor should present as many human characteristics as possible in the way it interacts with users, so appropriate preparation and training of Artificial Intelligence is required. To that end, Facebook has recruited Reddit, according to the BBC, and in particular has Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Computer rang the first international bell for the coronavirus on December 30, 2019

The first international “bell” on the Covid-19 was rang not by a human but by an American computer with artificial intelligence. On December 30, 2019, the “smart” software of the Boston Children’s Hospital HealthMap website, which uses artificial intelligence to monitor social media, news, online searches and other information that may indicate signs of a new epidemic, was the one that first detected a report of Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Zuckerberg says Facebook’s new approach ‘is going to piss off a lot of people’

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will stand up for principles like free expression and encryption, even if it means facing a backlash. “This is the new approach, and I think it’s going to piss off a lot of people. But frankly, the old approach was pissing off a lot of people too, so let’s try something Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How mobile phones share our sensitive data

You use an app on your mobile phone, you make an appointment, order a product, make a reservation. All these simple daily actions of any unsuspecting citizen can lead to the creation of a digital file, which includes his/her consumer habits, the areas he/she moves, religious beliefs, political and social views, state of health, sexual preferences! Exaggerations? Don’t Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The dominant trends in the field of Virtual Reality in 2020

Global Data certifies the upward trajectory of the Virtual Reality field, both in terms of hardware and software. AI seems to be coming to work in conjunction with Virtual Reality trends, creating more and more interesting perspectives. One area where developments are expected is that of creating helmet processors and other objects that one can use in a Virtual Reality environment. Intel, ARM and Qualcomm are estimated to have a strong presence in this area. Enriching an Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …