Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink 'news deserts'

[ad_1] This July 16, 2013, file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the expansion of a tool that provides people with local news and information, but says it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday, […]

Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

[ad_1] An infographic about BotSlayer Credit: Indiana University Indiana University’s Observatory on Social Media has launched a new tool in the fight against online disinformation: BotSlayer. The software, which is free and open to the public, scans social media in real time to detect evidence of automated Twitter accounts—or “bots”—pushing messages in a coordinated manner, […]

Cloud-based tool provides clear communication for disaster situations

[ad_1] When a manmade or natural disaster, such as a tornado or hurricane, hits a populated area, communication devices such as cell phones are often impacted, leading to a reduction or inability to communicate for the first responders deployed in the immediate aftermath. Credit: University of Missouri When a manmade or natural disaster, such as […]

RetroArch adds tool for Japanese to English

[ad_1] All the nostalgic gamer ever wanted for Christmas (or birthday or any day of the week) was a good translator. If you’ve ever heard of RetroArch then you will want to know the good news and Alex Walker in Kotaku had some. “The latest version of Retroarch now includes AI Service, an add-on tool […]

Google faces EU anti-trust probe for jobs search tool

[ad_1] Brussels is trying to find out whether Google is giving itself an unfair advantage in jobs searches The European Commission said Wednesday it had opened an investigation into Google’s job search tool on competition grounds, having identified a conflict of interest. The move is the latest in a string of EU probes of the […]

Nokia kills off controversial battery tool in favor of Adaptive Battery

[ad_1] Adaptive Battery shipped with Android Pie, using machine learning and other techniques to balance performance and battery life. Now, HMD Global has confirmed that it’s ditched a controversial battery management tool in favor of Google’s solution on its Nokia phones. In a post on the Nokia Phones Community forum (h/t: r/android), HMD revealed that […]

Nokia kills off controversial battery tool in favor of Adaptive Battery

[ad_1] Adaptive Battery shipped with Android Pie, using machine learning and other techniques to balance performance and battery life. Now, HMD Global has confirmed that it’s ditched a controversial battery management tool in favor of Google’s solution on its Nokia phones. In a post on the Nokia Phones Community forum (h/t: r/android), HMD revealed that […]

Gene editing tool could treat many diseases created by mutations

[ad_1] In lab testing, this had dramatic effects on progeria, a premature aging disease. Mice treated with SATI lived about 45 percent longer while seeing reduced aging effects. That would translate to over a decade for a human affected by the same condition. As is often the case with gene editing treatments, there’s still work […]

Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

[ad_1] In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple’s App Store. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets users block the social network from gathering information about them on outside websites and apps. Facebook said Tuesday, Aug. 20, that it is adding a place where users […]

New tool makes web browsing easier for the visually impaired

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers have developed a new voice assistant that allows people with visual impairments to get web content as quickly and as effortlessly as possible from smart speakers and similar devices. In a new study, led by University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics student, Alexandra Vtyurina, who collaborated with Microsoft researchers […]