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‘Wolfenstein II’ Gets June Release Date on Nintendo Switch

Tuesday  19:51,   24 april 2018
Variety

“Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” is officially launching June 29 on Nintendo Switch, publisher Bethesda announced Tuesday. It’s a direct sequel to the 2014 first-person shooter “Wolfenstein: The New Order” and set in an alternate universe where[...]

Facebook unveils appeal process for when it removes posts

Tuesday  17:18,   24 april 2018
AFP

<p>Facebook said Tuesday it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards.</p>Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming [...]

Facebook unveils appeal process for when it removes posts

Tuesday  17:15,   24 april 2018
AFP

<p>Facebook said Tuesday it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards.</p>Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming [...]

Gravity Could Trap Alien Civilizations on Super-Earths

Tuesday  17:14,   24 april 2018
Newsweek

Stronger gravity requires stronger—and pricier—rockets to overcome. "On more massive planets, spaceflight would be exponentially more expensive," author Michael Hippke, an independent researcher based in Germany, told Space.com. "Such civilizations[...]

This Could Be Darkest Planet Ever Discovered

Tuesday  16:00,   24 april 2018
Newsweek

It absorbs some 99 percent of light hitting its surface.Scientists from Keele University in Newcastle, UK, explored the gas giant's incredible light-absorbing prowess in a research paper uploaded to the academic preprint server,[...]

To beat porch thieves, Amazon slips packages in car trunks

Tuesday  15:30,   24 april 2018
Reuters

<p>Not content to stop at slipping packages inside customers' front doors, Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday started a new program to deliver packages to its members' parked cars.</p>The world's largest online retailer is rolling the program[...]

YouTube took down more than 8 million videos in 3 months

Tuesday  13:15,   24 april 2018
CNN

<p>YouTube is once again trying to clean up its platform.</p>On Monday, the Google-owned company said it took down more than 8 million videos between October and December for violating its community guidelines. The majority of the videos were[...]

Memory-boosting brain implants are in the works. Would you get one?

Tuesday  09:05,   24 april 2018
NBC News

<p>How far would you go to keep your mind from failing? Would you go so far as to let a doctor drill a hole in your skull and stick a microchip in your brain?</p>It's not an idle question. In recent years neuroscientists have made major[...]

Scientists Say Uranus Really Does Smell Like Rotten Eggs. Here's Why

Tuesday  09:00,   24 april 2018
Time

<p>Scientists have determined that the atmosphere above the planet Uranus is full of a gas that makes the distant planet smell like rotten eggs.</p>Load[...]

Apple’s iPhone X successors will have a big advantage over 2018 Android phones

Tuesday  08:41,   24 april 2018
BGR

With April almost over we have almost five months of waiting for Apple to unveil this year’s iPhone generation.&nbsp;The same A12 processor is likely to power all three iPhones. After all, the A11 Bionic is found both in the iPhone X flagship[...]

Facebook says it is taking down more material about ISIS, al-Qaeda

Tuesday  03:06,   24 april 2018
Reuters

<p>Facebook Inc said on Monday that it removed or put a warning label on 1.9 million pieces of extremist content related to ISIS or al-Qaeda in the first three months of the year, or about double the amount from the previous[...]

Meteorite Nanodiamonds Shed Light on the Early Solar System

Tuesday  03:06,   24 april 2018
Seeker

Diamonds found inside meteorites at Sudan’s Mahata Sitta site, “Station Six” in Arabic, appear to have been formed by pressure 20,000 times more dense than Earth’s atmosphere. Diamonds recently found inside of a meteorite may show evidence of a lost [...]

Facebook Smart Speaker Launching In October

Monday  23:40,   23 april 2018
International Business Times

Facebook’s smart speaker is finally seeing the light of the day in the fourth quarter of this year.Digitimes learned from supply chain sources Monday that Facebook is planning to start mass producing its artificial intelligence-powered speaker in[...]

NASA Captures Mysterious Holes In Arctic Ice

Monday  22:40,   23 april 2018
Newsweek

<p>In a routine flyover in the Arctic ocean earlier this month, a NASA scientist photographed images of mysterious ice holes over the eastern Beaufort Sea.</p>NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission scientist John Sonntag captured the images on[...]

Professor Apologizes for Helping Cambridge Analytica Harvest Facebook Data

Monday  18:32,   23 april 2018
The New York Times

<p>Aleksandr Kogan, the academic who was hired by Cambridge Analytica to harvest information from tens of millions of Facebook profiles, defended his role in the data collection on Sunday, saying he was upfront about how the information would be[...]