A top executive at Google has suggested that IS' access to the Internet be blocked to stop the terror group from using the Web as a propaganda platform.
While speaking at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House in London Monday, Jared Cohen, Google's head of ideas, suggested that IS has taken advantage of social media platforms as a recruitment tool, especially for young, impressionable westerners.
Cohen said a "short-term win" for this problem would be to force IS to be contained to the "dark web," thus making it more difficult for Internet users to come into contact with the terrorist organization and risk being recruited to join its ranks. more >>
When Apple released its latest iPhones, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, its sales during the opening weekend broke even the previous iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales, according to a report in Tech Times. While consumers are eagerly waiting for Apple's next flagship iPhones, the iPhone 7 and 7s, the company is reportedly working on a budget iPhone.
Earlier reports point to a four-inch iPhone which was initially dubbed iPhone 6c, the successor of the iPhone 5c. The Tech Times report however point to sources that claim that the budget iPhone may actually come by another name, the iPhone 5e.
According to the report, the "e" is supposed to stand for "enhanced" and technically, the new phone's specs will qualify it as a replacement of the iPhone 5s. The device has a four-inch screen and has specs which make it an entry-level iPhone. Earlier spec rumors say that the upcoming device will also have a similar design as the iPhone 6s and will have a faster A9 processor paired with 2 GB of RAM. These are the same specs as the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. more >>
The Windows 10 Mobile operating system update for older Windows Phones was earlier rumored to be rolled out starting Jan. 19, and Vodafone UK users have already started receiving prompts for the upgrade.
Neither Microsoft nor Windows has confirmed the rumored Windows 10 Mobile update rollout, but Vodafone UK users have received notifications for an available operating system upgrade. One Lumia 635 user attested that he received an alert that prompted him to upgrade his smartphone to Windows 10, according to Win Beta.
While there are speculations that the prompt messages could carry a bug, Vodafone's support team has confirmed that older Windows Phone have began receiving updates to Windows 10 Mobile, the report relays. more >>
"Halo 5: Guardians" multiplayer DLC is about to receive the Infinity's Armory update next week, which will bring a new set of armor and maps that players can use to defeat their enemies.
The Infinity's Armory update, which will be available next week, will add two new maps for "Halo 5: Guardians" multiplayer mode. The free downloadable content will also add three new sets of armor, one Legendary weapon, new REQs, quirky skins, and other cosmetic alterations, according to Maxim.
A launch trailer for Infinity's Armory reveals that players will be able to get the Mark V Alpha Armmor, the Riptide Arena Map, and the "Halo 2" Battle Rifle when the update arrives. It also teases a wide range of weapon and armor skins that players can use to customize their look, iDigital Times reports. more >>
Google has now made it possible for its Chrome mobile users to browse the Internet at a faster speed with its new compression algorithm called Brotli.
On top of the faster Internet browsing, the adaptation of the new Brotli compression will allow Google's Chrome mobile users to use up lesser data when streaming. Brotli replaces Zopfli, the compression algorithm released two years ago, which helped improve web content preprocessing and image optimization compression, according to Tech Times.
Google claims that Brotli is better than Zopfli by 20 to 26 percent. The tech giant says the new data compression algorithm can pack significantly more data at a better speed, the report details. more >>
WASHINGTON — Abortion doctors experience a "burden of guilt" for the deaths of babies they are responsible for killing, David Daleiden, the man behind the two and-a-half year undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood, explained Thursday.
Daleiden, a 27-year-old pro-life activist who founded the Center for Medical Progress and headed the undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood's aborted baby parts compensation practices, sat down with Southern Baptist Convention ethicist Russell Moore and Focus on the Family's Jim Daly at the 2016 Evangelicals for Life conference to discuss his personal experiences from the investigation.
As the findings of the CMP investigation were released in a series of YouTube videos last year, Daleiden witnessed first-hand the inhumane and casual way that doctors and executives of the nation's largest abortion provider referred to and treated human fetuses and how they discussed ways that the company and its partners skirt around federal laws and restrictions. more >>