Facebook Will Open Its Fiber Networks To Expand Broadband Access In Rural Virginia

Facebook announced a new project on Thursday that will bring broadband service to thousands of households in Virginia this fall, in partnership with a local ISP and utility company. The Verge reports: The project began with fiber networks Facebook wa.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotSep 25th, 2021

Aussie Broadband discounts its stellar NBN 100 plan by AU$20

Making the switch to Aussie Broadband’s NBN 100 plan will save you AU$120 over six months, just sign up before October 31......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News8 hr. 24 min. ago

N64 collection goes live on Nintendo Switch, and it’s-a me, disappointment

"Better than Wii U" is faint praise for underwhelming emulation performance. Enlarge / We wish we had better news to report about Nintendo's first easy-to-access N64 collection in a long time. Alas. (credit: Aurich Lawson | Nintendo).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 24 min. ago

Apple"s Privacy Rules to Blame For Facebook"s Lower Than Expected Quarterly Growth, Says Zuckerberg

Apple's privacy rules are "negatively affecting" Facebook, and its business, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed during its most recent earnings call. MacRumors reports: As a quick refresher, starting with iOS 14.5 and all newer versions of iOS and.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

Facebook is having a tougher time managing vaccine misinformation than it is letting on, leaks suggest

In public, Facebook has touted the resources it has dedicated to tackling Covid-19 and vaccine misinformation, even scolding US President Joe Biden for his harsh criticism of the company's handling of the issue. In doing so, it claimed that "more tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

Parasite that replaces a fish"s tongue caught at Texas state park

An unknown person working at Galveston Island Sate Park, Texas Parks and Wildlife, has posted a picture of a unique fish that was caught at the park on Facebook—it has no natural tongue. Instead, it has a tongue made up of a group of parasites know.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 52 min. ago

Researchers develop broadband spintronic-metasurface terahertz emitters with tunable chirality

Terahertz radiation, between infrared and microwave radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum, possesses unique advantages for fundamental studies and practical applications. The ability to generate and manipulate broadband chiral terahertz waves is.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 52 min. ago

Facebook Says It"s Refocusing Company on "Serving Young Adults"

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's redirected teams within his company to "make serving young adults their north star." The comment, made on a call with investors this afternoon, speaks to Facebooks' concerns about declining usage among teens and.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 52 min. ago

Tech"s Message To the Hill: We"re Not Facebook

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat will appear before Congress Tuesday with a key priority: distinguishing their practices from Facebook's. From a report: Facebook is under attack, and its tech peers don't want to get caught in the crossfire as lawmakers m.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 52 min. ago

TikTok, YouTube and Snap execs in Senate hot seat over social media"s impact on kids

Executives from TikTok, Snap and YouTube were grilled by Senators on Tuesday about the steps their platforms are taking to protect their young users, weeks after a Facebook executive faced tough questions on the same issue......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News13 hr. 52 min. ago

Biden Appoints Jessica Rosenworcel To Officially Lead the FCC

President Joe Biden named acting Federal Communications Commissioner Chair Jessica Rosenworcel to officially head the agency on Tuesday, propping her up as the administration's leader to tackle broadband expansion and net neutrality. Biden also nomin.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 52 min. ago

Add a retro touch to Windows with Open Shell

Open Shell is a collection of classic features from Windows 95 you can apply to modern versions of Windows. A customizable Start menu, old school toolbar for Windows Explorer, and more......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News19 hr. 23 min. ago

Blue Origin announces Orbital Reef, a commercial space station set to open this decade

Blue Origin has announced plans to build a space station in low Earth orbit. Dubbed Orbital Reef, the facility will be operated as a “mixed use business park” in space for commerce, research and tourism purposes......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News19 hr. 23 min. ago

Mastercard will let partnered banks offer crypto-based debit cards and loyalty rewards

If we convert the marketing speak into plain English, this means that, through this partnership, banks could allow customers to use their platform to buy, hold, and trade various cryptos. Customers could also access bank-branded crypto debit and cred.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News19 hr. 23 min. ago

Facebook to refocus its efforts toward serving younger users

Facebook, plagued by more controversy than usual recently, has found itself knee-deep in another problem following reports that it misled investors over declining teen and young adult user numbers. Both groups are spending less time on the social net.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News19 hr. 23 min. ago

Facebook misses on Q3 revenue expectations, blames Apple"s ATT changes

For the three months ending in September, Facebook recorded revenues of $29 billion, which is a 35 percent year-over-year increase. Net income reached $9.19 billion, with earnings of $3.22 per diluted share. For reference, analysts were expecting rev.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News19 hr. 23 min. ago

Molecular biology: Are rapidly proliferating cells epigenetically malleable?

DNA, the hereditary material, interacts with proteins in the nuclei of cells to form a tightly packed complex with proteins, which is referred to as "chromatin." The molecular architecture of the chromatin regulates access to genes, and therefore det.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 24 min. ago

The big takeaways from the Facebook Papers

Facebook is no stranger to the limelight. While the company has repeatedly come under fire over the past few years for its role in disseminating misinformation, especially related to the 2016 election, the last two months have been especially turbule.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News22 hr. 52 min. ago

Protective component maker Inpaq to open new plants in 2022

Inpaq Technology has held a beam-raising ceremony for its new plant in Chunan, northern Taiwan, which is on track to come on line in 2022. The circuit protection component maker also expects to complete the construction of another new plant in Wuxi o.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Facebook Is Spending At Least $10 Billion This Year On Its Metaverse Division

Last week, Facebook announced plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union to help build "the metaverse," a futuristic notion for connecting online that uses augmented and virtual reality. We now know how much the company plans to spend on this.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Facebook has language blind spots around the world that allow hate speech to flourish

For years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted his mission to connect the entire world — and his company has come closer than perhaps any other to fulfilling that lofty goal, with more than 3 billion monthly users across its various platforms. But.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021