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UK orders Facebook to sell Giphy, rejects Meta’s proposed merger conditions

UK agency says "behavioral remedies" won't fix problem, so a breakup is needed. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Anadolu Agency ) The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) today ordered Facebook owner Meta to sell Giphy,.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaNov 30th, 2021

The Legend of Zelda: Majora"s Mask is coming to Nintendo Switch Online in February

Majora’s Mask arrived in 2000 as the sixth game in the mainline Zelda series. It was the second title to utilize 3D graphics following The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, a brilliant game that managed to sell 2.5 million copies in the final 39 da.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 22 min. ago

WhatsApp plans transfer of data between Android, iOS devices

 WhatsApp chat could now be transferred between Android and iOS devices after the Meta-owned messaging app  plans to roll out a new update. This was revealed by the found source code  of WhatsApp 22.74 Beta for iOS. However, the m.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 22 min. ago

Shape-Shifting Microbot to Repair Bones

Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden and Okayama University in Japan developed a shape-shifting microrobot that can self-create a bone-like material under the right conditions. The electroactive material responds to low voltage electric cur.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Instagram’s Value Jumped to $100 Billion in 6 Years

Instagram is now worth over $100 billion. When Facebook bought the photo-sharing company in 2012 it was worth 100 times less. Instagram now has 1 billion users every month. Bloomberg analysts expect the company to further grow this year by an extra $.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextdigitRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Facebook Could Soon Notify You on the Time Spent on the Facebook App

TechCrunch sources claim that Facebook is working on a new feature that could keep track of your time spent on the Facebook app. The feature dubbed “Your Time on Facebook” will enable you to manage your time spent online. Jane Manchun Wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextdigitRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Facebook App Could Turn Your Smartphone Mic On

Facebook has reportedly applied for a patent that that will allow the Facebook app to turn on the smartphone’s microphone when hearing certain subliminal sounds coming from TV ads. Mashable found that Facebook could insert inaudible sound in TV adv.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextdigitRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Are you ready and registered for this year’s GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit?

On Tuesday, January 25 at 8:20 am PT, the hold music will end and we'll launch into three days of events spanning the business of games. On Tuesday, January 25 at 8:20 am PT, the hold music will end and we'll launch into three days of events span.....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Apple TV+ orders Godzilla and Titans original live-action series

Apple’s streaming platform has ordered a new live-action series from the popular MonsterVerse franchise. The idea is to bring an original Godzilla and Titans show produced by Legendary Television to Apple TV+. more… The post Apple TV+ o.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

These Are the Countries Where Twitter, Facebook and TikTok Are Banned

Twitter users in Nigeria were able to access the platform for the first time in seven months last week, after the government reversed a ban Twitter users in Nigeria were allowed to access the platform for the first time in seven months la.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Microsoft Buying Activision Blizzard Might Be Good For Gamers, But Bad for Developers

On Tuesday tech giant Microsoft announced its proposed purchase of gaming company Activision Blizzard for nearly $69 billion. The deal would grant Microsoft ownership over globally recognized franchises like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

The Best Private Browsers for Linux

Does the phrase private browser ring a bell? Considering the questionable digital privacy conditions, such programs are becoming increasingly popular. A private browser is a web browser that helps... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi.....»»

Category: topSource:  unixmenRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Facebook and Instagram are jumping on the NFT bandwagon, report claims

Facebook and Instagram might start letting users create, buy, and sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a new report claims. According to the Financial Times, Meta's social media companies are exploring the idea at the moment, however it's still at an ear.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Meta Researchers Build an AI That Learns Equally Well From Visual, Written or Spoken Materials

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Meta (AKA Facebook) researchers are working on [...] an AI that can learn capably on its own whether it does so in spoken, written or visual materials. The traditional way of training an AI model t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

IBM Sells Some Watson Health Assets for More Than $1 Billion

IBM agreed to sell part of its IBM Watson Health business to private equity firm Francisco Partners, scaling back the technology company's once-lofty ambitions in health care. From a report: The value of the assets being sold, which include extensive.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

IBM is selling off its Watson Health assets

IBM said Friday that it will sell off the healthcare data and analytics assets housed under its Watson Health unit to private equity firm Francisco Partners......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

A sign the drought is easing: California officials to ship more water to farms, cities

State officials said Thursday they will increase deliveries to farms and cities that belong to the State Water Project—a sign that this winter's rain and snow has eased drought conditions in California......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Microsoft-Activision deal gives merger speculators a new darling

Microsoft logo is seen on a smartphone placed on displayed Activision Blizzard logo in this illustration taken January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationHedge funds, which make profits by speculating on precarious takeovers, got a treat this w.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Russian c.bank proposes banning cryptocurrencies, crypto mining

Representations of virtual cryptocurrencies are seen in this illustration taken November 28, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoRussia's central bank on Thursday proposed banning the use and mining of cryptocurrencies on Russian ter.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Faster technique for resetting quantum circuits proposed

Rebooting a quantum computer is a tricky process that can damage its parts, but now two RIKEN physicists have proposed a fast and controllable way to hit reset......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

ShakeAlert earthquake warnings can give people time to protect themselves—but so far, few have actually done so

My Facebook feed exploded shortly after noon on Dec. 20, 2021, with news from friends and family in northern California: A "big one!" The 6.2 magnitude earthquake they'd just experienced had its epicenter on the coast near Petrolia......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022