Facebook confirmed that it will continue its support for the GOP Convention of the Republican Party in July 2016 despite open criticisms from liberal and progressive groups and even their own CEO Mark Zuckerberg's "veiled" criticism of Donald Trump's anti-migration stance. According to a report in The Guardian, the company will provide "financial and other support" to the Republican convention, the same way that it will provide support for the Democratic convention.
Facebook vice president of public policy said that the support that the company will provide for both conventions will help "facilitate an open dialogue among voters, candidates and elected officials during the conventions, just as it has during other critical moments in the U.S. elections and in elections around the world.
According to another report in The Verge, among the services that Facebook will provide to the conventions is a lounge, as well as exposure and tie-ins on the website and its apps. The company continued to insist their neutrality in the political debate, but like in any election in any part of the world, their website is able to keep its users informed and updated about the latest election news. Like Google, who is also supporting the convention through their live streaming services, Facebook is in a unique position to continue what it does best for its users – to provide a platform for sharing and exchanging news and information. more >>
When you put the new Huawei P9 smartphone beside an Apple iPhone 6s, you'll see for yourself that there is little difference between the two, at least in the aesthetics. The Chinese phone manufacturer is notorious for copying phone designs from leading counterparts, particularly Apple, but it certainly looks like they raised the bar this time.
According to Wired, the latest flagship phone from Huawei even has the same proprietary star-shaped security screw to that of the iPhone. Well, not only that, the same screw is situated in the exact same spot where the iPhone's screw is placed. The finish, design, and even the antenna bands are literally the same, the tech blog states.
Specs wise, everyone knows that the iPhone is built and designed by some of the best in the industry, so everyone else really is a step behind. But judging by the latest teardown from iFixit, it really is difficult to deny that the P9, which by the way sports a dual-camera feature at the back, nailed it when it comes to equaling the fanciness of its American counterpart. Both devices received a 7/10 repairability score, which should be deemed by Apple engineers as a threat to their dominance. more >>
Contracted curators who operate Facebook's influential "trending news" section say they regularly censor some conservative news organizations from being included in the section.
Facebook launched its trending news section in 2014, allowing its millions of Facebook users to easily scroll through some of the day's hottest news stories by simply looking at the upper left-hand corner of their Facebook feed.
As over 600 million people see a news story on Facebook every week, the trending news section has become one of the most prominent vehicles for news consumption today. more >>
Answers in Genesis has said that a discovery relating to handwriting analysis of a text on pottery shards by soldiers in Judah close to 2,500 years ago proves that God's Word is true.
"Scholars have long disputed the level of literacy among ancient Israelites. Many believe only the educated — scribes, priests, royalty, and the bureaucracy — were literate and that the general populace was unable to read and write. But Scripture implies that literacy would be a necessity, even among the general populace," AiG's Avery Foley wrote Tuesday in an article for the Young Earth Creationist organization's website.
The discovery in question refers to findings posted in April by Israel's Tel Aviv University, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which indeed suggested that it was not only the elites who could read. more >>
One week away from the release of "Uncharted 4," developer Naughty Dog shares details about post-release content that is arriving for the game especially when it comes to its multiplayer mode. According to a report in GameSpot, the biggest piece of news about the game's upcoming DLC is that it is all free for all players.
To progress through the game, players need to earn in-game currency called "Relics" which cannot be purchased with real cash and can only be earned through gameplay. This way, gamers who are more invested in the game will reap the most rewards. These Relics can be used to unlock the upcoming DLC, so the more Relics one has, the more DLC one can access.
According to a Tech Times report, Relics are needed to buy chests and there are two kinds in the game: the DLC Vanity Chest and the DLC Gameplay Chest. DLC will drop through these chests randomly, and the more one plays challenges and quests, the more rewards one gets. more >>
As neither TaiG nor Pangu have successfully released a working jailbreak for iOS 9.3.1, fans who have been waiting for a jailbreak to the latest version of the mobile OS may be waiting in vain. According to a report in Ecumenical News, as Apple is already on iOS 9.3.2, a jailbreak for an older version of the OS may not likely be coming at all. As of today, there are no working jailbreaks available for the said version. New reports are however pointing to a rumored release of an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak before Apple's WWDC in June.
According to a Mobipicker report, an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak is already in the works and will be reportedly released before the Worldwide Developer Conference happens on June 13. As it is, Apple already has a beta version of its iOS 9.3.2 available and according to the report this is by far one of the fastest beta releases done by the company. It indicated that Apple has been working quickly to address whatever bugs and vulnerabilities the previous version of the OS had in order to release it to iOS users.
The upcoming iOS 9.3.2 is said to address the problem of the "White Screen of Death" which occurs while playing games on one's device, especially games that require Game Center integration. This was mostly observed in iPhones. Other fixes include the simultaneous use of the Low Power Mode and the Night Shift mode, as well as some minor fixes. more >>