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Ads could come to Facebook Messenger within few months
Facebook Messenger is planning to include ads within next few months, according to a report. According to TechCrunch, one of the leaked documents Facebook sent to its advertisers discloses that Facebook Messenger will start including ads from Q2 2016. The document mentioned that businesses will be able to send their ads as messages to people who have previously started a chat thread with that company. Companies that already have chat threads with customers will soon be able to send them ads such as product information or announcem...
Twitter bug that compromised users’ email addresses and phone numbers
The tech-giant announced today that it has fixed the Twitter bug that exposed some users’ email addresses and phone numbers. Twitter said that this bug affected the password recovery systems which exposed users’ information for about 24 hours last week. Although this bug affected less than 10,000 accounts, but the bug could have potentially exposed information linked to those accounts. Twitter declared the news through a blog post, clarifying that no passwords that can directly access the accounts were exposed. The company also men...
Canon EOS 80D HD DSLR Review
The Japanese multinational giant Canon has updated one of its best mid-range DSLRs. The manufacturer has introduced the Canon EOS 80D HD DSLR- a pocket camera geared toward semi-professionals and advanced amateurs, along with announcing version-II of G7x point-and-shoot. Canon EOS 80D Review The Canon EOS 80D HD DSLR is specifically designed to draw semi-professional crowd, but it will surely appeal to both videographers, as Canon’s push into videography remains intact in this range, and photographers. In addition to focusing ...
The Saviour for Instagrammers, Two Factor Authentication
Earlier this month, after surprising users with multiple account features on a single platform, Instagram is now offering another massive feature to its apps, Two Factor Authentication. Zuckerberg owned company features a massive user base of 400M, which includes celebrities, artists, and brands apart from general users.  So, without having any second thoughts, it is surely a high time to add another high-level security interface to lock its doors, as Instagram accounts are highly prone to be the victim of hacking. The growth of In...
iPhone bug: No matter what, don’t set your iPhone date to January 1 1970
A new iPhone bug has come up, as they do from time to time. This one will turn your expensive iPhone into an expensive paperweight if you set your iPhone date to January 1 1970. You might think that why anyone would set the date back to the Nixon administration. So, I shall remind you that this is the internet, a place full of appalling tricks and pranks! It started with an image that was first found on troll haven 4Chan, that encourages iPhone users to set the iPhone date to 01/01/1970 and seek out iOS “Easter egg” that will displ...
Gravitational Waves are for real
You might have heard that Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory has announced that gravitational waves exist and were spotted on September 14, 2015, at 5:51 am ET by both the detectors that were placed at Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington. What are Gravitational Waves? They are ripples in the fabric of space and time. Didn’t get it? Let us take an example. Imagine the space is a giant sheet made of rubber, and there are numerous objects with different mass. Things that have mass cause that rubber shee...
Encryption Backdoors Banned?
Ever since the famous whistleblower, Edward Snowden leaked the significant information of behind the door data snooping on encrypted systems by local government, public privacy via encryption has been a heated topic of debate in the United States. Several tech giants are fighting against the demands from law enforcement intermediaries to provide them encryption backdoors for mobile devices and computers. The main question, which bounces out of this ever-growing cause of privacy concern, is that if law bodies and government officia...
An Embargo Laid upon Free Basics in India
Facebook, perhaps, underwent a major blow in its humanitarian initiative, Free Basics program. The platform designed to provide access to free basic internet services to people in developing countries all over the world, doesn’t seem to have hit the nail right on the head. By supporting the Net Neutrality agenda, TRAI- Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, showed the exit door to Facebook’s program for free internet. After months of lobbying and debates, TRAI finally chopped off Free Basics from India yesterday. The free internet in...
Coming Soon: Advanced Successor of Google Cardboard, Android VR Software
Last month, heavy rumors were doing rounds regarding Google’s plan for developing VR hardware of their own, minus the current cardboard version. Allegedly, the company is planning to broaden its VR horizon with a robust plastic model equipped with an in-built sensor technology. The reports were based on the job sightings, which indicated that the search engine giant was interested in VR technology beyond just offering schematics for a VR headset, such as Google Cardboard. This means the search engine giant will have to follow their...
Imagine 3D Printing the Moon
3D Printing has become a cliché with much of the internet covering it religiously for past couple of years. Since the technology is rather new, every now and then we come across a cool idea that garners a lot of attention. Here’s we are again with a similar attention-grabbing idea put forth by an MIT student: 3D Printing the Moon. First-year computer science student Thatcher Chamberlin has created a program called Terrain2STL, which allows users to 3D print terrain from anywhere in the world using Google Maps. The program converts d...