Facebook to fact-check pictures and videos

Facebook will start fact-checking images and videos, the company said Thursday, expanding its review efforts to posts that are traditionally harder to monitor.   "People share millions of photos and videos on Facebook every day. We know that this kind of sharing is particularly compelling because it's visual. That said, it also

Apple built the iPhone, now it is planning to build a car

There's a clue that suggests Apple might be reviving plans to develop a car once again. This emerge after the company rehired Doug Field, its former VP of Mac hardware engineering. Field left Apple for Tesla five years ago where he saw Tesla production. Apple confirmed that it has rehired Field, but it

Why Somalia doesn’t like its innovators

Gunmen shot and killed a young businessman in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, in the latest move to try to eliminate young innovators and discourage diaspora Somalis from starting businesses to thwart competition. Mohamed Ali was kidnapped during a commute this week and later shot dead by unknown gunmen. He is

France bans smartphones and tablets in schools

The French parliament voted to ban smartphones and tablets from schools. France already restrained students from using smartphones and personal tablets during instruction hours since 2010, but the new ban prohibits students aged 3 to 15 from even bringing their devices to school, according to Mashable. And for those 15 years and

How to download YouTube videos for free

Is it legal to download YouTube videos? Unfortunately, using third-party apps to download YouTube videos is against Youtube’s terms of service – which state that you are only able to stream videos directly from its servers. Downloading YouTube videos also opens you up to potential copyright infringement unless you have permission

Timeline 2018: Tracking bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies

  Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies in general are likely to be even more significant in 2018 after surging in prominence, value and importance over the past year. Proponents see blockchain as the future of security. They see bitcoin and its like as a revolution in storing value. Others see a bubble in the making.

Plants may soon produce their own fertilisers

It may soon be possible to engineer plants that develop their own fertiliser by using atmospheric nitrogen to create chlorophyll for photosynthesis, according to researchers in the US. The researchers from Washington University in the US engineered a bacteria that uses photosynthesis to create oxygen during the day, and at night,

Instagram now allows you to see when your friends are online

Instagram Good news for Instagram addicts. Your friends can now see how much time you spend on Instagram. Instagram announced Thursday the rollout of a new feature that will let your followers see when you are using the app. The concept is similar to Facebook Messenger: when someone you follow or have

Mark Zuckerberg becomes world’s third richest person

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken Warren Buffet to become the third richest person in the world, according Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Zuckerberg, 34, is now worth an astonishing $81.6 billion and follows Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who are no. 1 and 2 respectively. Zuckerberg moved up

Iran launches app with ‘death to America’ emoji

After banning the popular encrypted messaging service Telegram, Iran launched its own domestic messaging app, Soroush, which features emojis stating “death to America” and in favor of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.  Soroush includes several stickers of a chador-wearing women holding placards wishing death to Israel, the United States, and Freemasons. Other emojis include a woman posing with

Why you shouldn’t charge your phone overnight

For many people, the last thing they do before bed is charge their phones by their bedsides overnight. If you are one of them, you might be damaging your phone's battery. Your phone battery won't last the entire day and you've made a routine out of charging up your phone