Facebook Seeks to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, so does misinformation about the virus. In an effort to stop the spread of fake news about COVID-19, Facebook has removed and/or labeled millions of misleading posts. Facebook’s COVID-19 Takedown As you probably already know, Facebook has become a breeding ground for COVID-19 conspiracy theories and false information. In this quarter’s Community Standards Enforcement Report, it was revealed that Facebook has removed 7 million posts containing COVID-19 misinformation. The majority of these posts contained misleading information about fake COVID-19 cures and preventative myths. Meanwhile, another 98 million misleading posts received warning labels....Read the...

Twitter Now Lets You Limit Who Can Reply to Your Tweets

In a move to make Twitter a safer space for conversation, the platform has rolled out a new conversation feature that lets users limit who can reply to their Tweets. The change means that users can now feel more comfortable talking about sensitive topics without unwanted replies getting in the way. How Does Limiting Replies on Twitter Work? Before you send out a Tweet, you can pick who can reply. Twitter gives you three different options to choose from: All of Twitter is allowed to reply Only people you follow can reply Only people you specifically mentioned can reply Anyone...Read the...

You Can Now Watch Microsoft Demo the Surface Duo

With the Surface Duo’s launch date closing in, you may be wondering what it can achieve and how it can help you. Fortunately, Microsoft has released a video demonstration that lets you see it in action. How to Watch the Microsoft Surface Duo Demo The video comes to us from Microsoft, with the company publicly releasing its press briefing demonstration on YouTube. The demo covers everything the Surface Duo can do, from its fold-up design to its ability to run an app on each screen. Even though the original intent of the video was to give information to the press,...Read the...

New Google Assistant Mask Song Offers Safety Reminder

If you have a hard time remembering to wear a mask when you leave the house, the new Google Assistant mask song might be just the reminder you need. It’s a cute little ditty that hammers home the importance of protecting yourself and others when you’re out in public. As great as it would be if we didn’t need to wear masks in public, that just isn’t the case. However, at least Google Assistant’s new song will put a smile on your face before you head out to face the world. The New Google Assistant Mask Song The new song,...Read the...

The Xbox Series X Is Being Released in November

If you’re a keen gamer, the wait for Microsoft’s next-gen console is almost over. On the official Xbox Wire, the company has finally confirmed that the Xbox Series X release date is set for November 2020. The Details of the Xbox Series X Release Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t revealed on which day the console will be released. However, the company has gone into more detail as to what you can expect from the Xbox Series X release. Firstly, there are plans to optimize some upcoming Xbox One releases for the new console. The list of games includes Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and...Read the...

Google Maps Gets CarPlay Dashboard and Apple Watch Support

Google Maps is getting some huge updates for Apple devices in the form of CarPlay Dashboard and Apple Watch support. Google’s mapping app is one of the most popular GPS services on iOS, and having it gain support for these key parts of the Apple ecosystem will make it even more useful. How Google Maps Works on CarPlay Dashboard Google announced the first big change to Google Maps on The Keyword. The company revealed the addition of CarPlay Dashboard support. While Google Maps has worked with Apple CarPlay since launch, when Apple added its Dashboard feature with iOS 13, only...Read the...

You Can Now Play a Bunch of New Google Nest Games

Google is turning its smart displays into fun-filled gaming machines with the release of a bunch of new Nest games. If you’re looking for a new platform to play games on, the Nest might just be the device for you. New Google Nest Games You Can Play Google Nest smart displays already had a few simple games available for them. These included the full suite of voice games available on Google’s smart speakers. However, the new games Google is launching take advantage of both the voice and touch functionality of Nest Smart Displays. For fans of trivia, Google is launching...Read the...

Samsung Phones May Get More Google and Less Bixby

One of the most significant differences between Samsung phones and tablets and other Android-powered devices is the operating system. Sure, it’s Android, but it’s so heavily modified that it’s barely recognizable. Even the digital assistant is different, as Samsung uses Bixby, while most Android devices rely on Google Assistant instead. That might be changing soon, though, as a report from Bloomberg indicates that Google and Samsung are in talks to scale back the use of Bixby and move Samsung devices over to Google Assistant. Samsung and Google’s Bixby/Assistant Discussions According to the report, Google and Samsung are discussing some significant...Read the...

You Can Now Play Google Stadia Games Using Mobile Data

Google is launching a new Stadia Experiment that will let you to stream your games over a mobile data connection. The company announced the new feature on the Stadia Community Blog. Adding mobile data is a significant change, as the game streaming service previously only worked when connected to a home internet connection. And being able to play games on the go opens up lots of new options for players. Stadia may not have set the gaming world on fire in the way Google hoped it would, but that’s not stopping the company from rolling out new experimental features such...Read the...

Everything We Know About the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s Samsung finding a way to leak its own products. And the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have become the company’s worst kept secret. Samsung’s latest wireless earbuds have been the subject of a couple of different leaks, one from Samsung’s own Galaxy Buds app on Android and iOS. The app tells us just about everything there is to know about the upcoming true-wireless earbuds. Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Samsung has leaked a pair of its earbuds through its mobile app, as the company also detailed the Galaxy Buds+ in this...Read the...