Companies Adopt Ride Sharing – But Not Room Sharing – in Business Travel Policies

  Services provided by the sharing economy have increased adoption rates for shared transportation during business trips. But according to a new survey from Chrome River, the adoption rate for shared accommodation hasn’t reached the same levels. Instead of using Airbnb, HomeAway, or VRBO, business travelers are still opting to stay in hotels for their […]

Instagram Slammed by Users for Not Removing Facetune Ads

Photo-messaging app Instagram is facing criticism for not removing an advertisement of a paid photo editing app Facetune that is targeted at women under 25 years of age. The social media users have slammed the Facebook-owned Instagram as well as the app for promoting the idea of altering faces for better pictures, AdNews.com reported on Sunday. The paid app […]

Twitter CEO Defends Decision Not to Ban Alex Jones, Infowars

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company’s decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars show, saying he did not break any rules. Dorsey’s remarks, in a series of tweets late Tuesday, came after other major tech companies removed Jones’ content for violating hate speech policies. “We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday,” Dorsey said. “We know that’s […]

OnePlus 6 Alert Slider Gets Its Old Functionality Back, Removes Do Not Disturb

OnePlus launched its latest flagship – the OnePlus 6 – at an event in London last night. The smartphone comes with a dual vertical camera setup, a notch display, glass back, and much more. Among the many new features, one notable addition that got us excited is the improvement of the Alert Slider. The Alert Slider was introduced on […]

Samsung Galaxy S9’s Intelligent Scan Tech Is Faster but Not More Secure: Researcher

HIGHLIGHTS Intelligent Scan uses both face recognition and iris scanning Samsung’s face recognition, iris scanning have been fooled in the past Researcher says the method can be fooled as easily Samsung introduced a new system for face unlock with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, called Intelligent Scan. The system combines both face recognition and iris scanning to provide a ‘smarter’ […]

iOS 12 Update Said to Bring Animoji on FaceTime, Revamped Do Not Disturb, and More

Apple’s annual software upgrade this fall will offer users plenty of new features: enabling a single set of apps to work across iPhones, iPads and Macs, a Digital Health tool to show parents how much time their children have been staring at their screen and improvements to Animojis, those cartoon characters controlled by the iPhone X’s facial recognition sensor. But […]

PUBG Creator Does Not Want Other Game Developers to ‘Lift Things’ from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Greene’s statements come after Fortnite from Unreal Engine studio Epic Games, came under flak from Bluehole — the parent company behind PUBG. In the interim, China has seen a glut of competitors such as Terminator 2 and Wilderness by companies like NetEase. “I want this genre of games to grow,” Greene claims. “For that to happen you need new […]

OnePlus 5T Does Not Support HD Viewing on Most Streaming Platforms

HIGHLIGHTS No support for Widevine L1 certification that enables HD streaming YouTube HD streaming not affected by the certification The phone’s specifications are more than capable to support HD viewing The OnePlus 5T, one of the biggest smartphone releases this year, has a rather unusual omission. The smartphone cannot stream HD content from streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime […]

Toshiba Says Not in Talks to With Any Company Over PC Unit Sale

Toshiba Corp said on Friday it had not entered into talks with any company to sell its personal computer business, denying media reports that it was in negotiations to sell the unit to Taiwan’s Asustek Computer. China’s Lenovo Group Ltd has also expressed interest in the PC unit, the Nikkei business daily reported. Cash-strapped Toshiba has previously […]

52% of the world does not have internet access

A new UN report on the state of broadband says 1.5 billion more people use the internet today than in 2010, but 52% of the world’s population still lacks access. Of people without internet, 62% live in Asia and the Pacific Islands, and 18% in Africa. “Men outnumber women in terms of Internet usage in all regions of […]