Mark Zuckerberg has said that when people share sad moments on Facebook, the “Like” button is not a comfortable choice. So the social networking site is all set to introduce the much requested “dislike” button that would allow users to express their opinions better. On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that after receiving innumerable requests from users, the company has started to work on a “dislike” button, which will be more than just a thumbs down sign.
Express your empathy
Although users have been seeking a “dislike” button for years, programmers worried it would make Facebook a less friendly place. Zuckerberg said, “Not every moment is a good moment, and if you are sharing something that is sad, whether it’s something in current events, like the refugees crisis that touches you, or if a family member passed away, then it may not feel comfortable to like that post.” In all likelihood, he was referring to the heart-wrenching images of an infant Aylan Kurdi, who was washed away by the Aegean Sea earlier this month.
Zuckerberg said with the new button, people will be able to express their empathy instead of just clicking a thumbs up or thumbs down button.
Disapproving your friend’s post?
While Zuckerberg is planning to introduce the “dislike” button to support social causes, there are chances that the new button could lead to increased hatred on the social platform. With the new button, now people would be able to disapprove posts from their friends, resulting in taunts, disapproval and brow beating.
It’s good then if Facebook takes their time to devise a button that does not say “dislike”. Tell us what do you think of having a dislike button? Would you like to have that option?… Read the rest
If one of your first introductions to video games was Mario Super Bros, it’s time to celebrate. Nintendo’s classic game with a plumber in blue overalls turned 30 this weekend and it’s a great time to go back to the game. To help you celebrate, Nintendo has launched a new title called “Super Mario Maker”. Infused with ample nostalgia, this game also allows players to design and share different levels.
The levels in this game are reminiscent of Mario Bros as it appeared in the 80s and 90s. So you get the fun knocking sounds, repetitive levels that are so easy to scrape through and finding magical hidden treasures. It was a simple game that didn’t need an instruction booklet. Instead, it challenged players to find hidden tricks and cheats on their own.
An eventful celebration
Nintendo also organized an event where several artists dressed up as the hyperactive plumber while the theme music was played for fans. Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto was also present during the event felt quite emotional while singing the birthday song with the audiences.
Fans Stay Glued
Fans of the game, most of whom grew up with the game, are ga-ga about the game till today. Most of them associate the game with many childhood memories and their introduction to video games. Some even dedicate their glasses at an early age to the game. Many fans have taken to the social media to say that Super Mario was their hero. For some, it was their way of exploring something new.
Super Mario was introduced as a console game way back in September 13, 1985. Ever since, it has undergone several technological developments from time to time. Though all Super Mario series have received love of the fans, the adventure of plucky plumber to rescue Princess Peach got maximum affection as it sold over 310 million units. … Read the rest
Porsche released its latest Mission E concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. This vehicle, which is expected to outrun the Tesla, comprises two electric motors and generates 600 horsepower. Porsche has said that this concept render could be available for sale in another 5 years.
Mission E Specifications
This concept car has been designed as a sedan, complete with four seats and four doors. The all-electric car will probably come with 600 HP system power and can zoom from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds.
The battery soaks up 80 percent power within 15 minutes of charge time. With this charge, it would be able to drive for around 400 km, a company release suggests. With a 800 volt drive infrastructure, this car is expected to have a futuristic performance.
The cabin in this concept car comes with high-end features such as an eye-tracker and an OLED-curved dashboard display. It also allows the display to adjust depending on the position of the driver’s seat. Better still, the car can even understand the driver’s mood thanks to a camera provided on the rear-view mirror.
What Porsche Says?
Porsche global head of research and development Wolfgang Hatz has admitted that they have been asked why there has been no effort to make an electric car for so long now. As of now, there is no news about the plausible pricing ofthe car. Hatz signed off saying, “The Porsche is always worth its price”.… Read the rest
Now that the the new Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models have been launched, it’s time to pay attention to the peripherals. It’s recently come to light that users of the phones will have to shell out some extra dollars to access Apple care services. Initially available at a price of $99, users would now have to pay $129 to avail Apple support and Apple Care services for the latest phones.
Why the hike?
Since the new iPhones retain most of the features of the original iPhone 6, one wonders why the prices have been hiked to such an extent. The company has not clarified any reason for the hike in service fee.
Reports in MacRumors suggest that the 3D Touch feature and taptic engine are responsible for the increased charges. The taptic engine feature has been seen on the Apple Watch and it has gained popularity. However, maintenance of the feature of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus could be higher.
The new iPhones have been launched in twelve regions. … Read the rest
Following complaints from a father about his daughter being exposed to “sexual predators at the age of 11”, Facebook has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum. This is an out-of-court settlement as the hearing was due next week. With this, Facebook has had to pay because of their inability to restrict under-aged users from accessing the site.
According to reports, the man has accused the site of exposing his 11-year-old daughter to sexual predators as she uploaded explicit images of herself to contact men from different accounts. The lawyer of the family has accused Facebook of neglecting its “duty of care” whereby they should ensure the age of users before signing them up.
However, the spokesman for Facebook has said that they do not allow users below 13 years to open an account. In case somebody under aged tries to open an account, they remove it as soon as it comes to notice. He did not mention any details related to the case because all parties are bound to maintain confidentiality.
Social networking platforms like LinkedIn, Snapchat, Tumblr and Instagram have also restricted the minimum age of users to 13 years to ensure healthy interactions. However, it is not uncommon to see young users online faking their age. As online companies grow, it should be considered how they can keep the private lives of their users safe.
The father who has sued Facebook is from Ireland. He has preferred to remain anonymous.
The trend of buying gadgets and gizmos online has picked up strongly in India. Every tech giant has flooded the market with plethora of online deals on smartphones, tablets laptops and other tech paraphernalia. But are these deals, really a dealmaker or a dealbreaker?
Shopping online indeed offers convenience. You get better price and an array of choices. However, one of has to be really wise while picking up a gadget from an online store.
Here are a few things to keep in mind to really reap the benefits of online deals.
Always compare and check prices on various sites. iPhone user, Neha Sharma says that she chose from three different deals provided by different online stores, before picking up iPhone 6 64 GB variant. She also added, “Apart from deals, I am on a lookout for promo codes and try to apply them as in when available.”
Another user, Sanjay Bakshi says, “Buying for me means taking advantage of online promotions.”
There are also chances that prices of same item will vary on daily basis during the deal and promotional season. It is advisable to keep your eye on the changing prices and pick the one that suits your pocket.
If you are on a budget you can also lookout for open box items. They are good as new and will not burn a hole in your pocket.
“I bought an open box iPad Air on e-Bay for $100 less and it was absolutely new, says Rakil.
You can also consider repaired items. They may not be as good as original but you can have a gadget or a phone of your choice for low price.Don’t fall for false marketing propositions like extended warranty schemes. Always go for warranty provided by the manufacturers.
The Indian government is set to release a new and improved version of BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions), a home-grown operating system for use in offices.
Developed by C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), it has a Linux distribution. Set to be launched this month, the OS was developed in association with Gujarat Technical University, DRDO and some private players.
Indian government portals have faced attacks in the past and this OS is expected to prevent such occurrences. It’s believed that BOSS will be able to overcome vulnerabilities currently present in the government’s cyberspace. The new OS will be able to prevent the exposure of government systems and software to outside parties.
BOSS was initially developed by the National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software in 2007. It is a free and open source OS that is expected to replace Microsoft Windows in future. The software was last updated in 2013. However, reports suggest that it has undergone many changes this time round.… Read the rest
Two new Apple iPhones were launched at a grand event this week–the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. These handsets have introduced some improvements to existing features and seen little fresh changes. One of the most innovative changes introduced with the iPhone 6s is the much-hyped 3D Force touch technology. This make it a lot easier to handle the device, especially if you are pairing it with the Apple Watch.
Sure, the handsets have a host of improved features but they failed to impress many investors. To start with, the high price of these smartphones has disappointed buyers. Features of the phone also leave a lot to be desired. It is therefore important to compare this phone against other smartphones available in the market.
The iPhone 6s contemporaries
One of the major setbacks for the iPhone 6s is that it has a smaller screen size compared to the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. While these phones offer 5.7-inch displays, the Apple smartphone has a 5.5-inch display.
Pixel density on the Apple smartphone is also low compared to the other phablets. Even though Apple has worked on the camera yet again, iPhone 6s Plus only boasts of a 12MP camera, while Samsung’s smartphone has a 16MP camera, Motorola 21MP and Sony 23MP.
The storage capacity is also low compared to the other phones. However, the weight is more. Therefore, someone considering to buy a new phablet this fall is recommended to make a wise study of the choices available in the market before making the pick. … Read the rest
Apple has launched its most-awaited iPhones, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. iPhone 6s, the flagship phone of the company has already gained momentum for its premier look yet, many still have the doubt whether its a better choice compared to the powerful Samsung Galaxy S6.
With 7.1mm thickness, the iPhone 6s sports a slim look and has a smooth aluminum build, which is sure to catch the attention. However, Samsung Galaxy S6 is slimmer with 6.8mm thickness. Sporting a glass back and metal frame, this is also equally attractive.
While iPhone 6s boasts of 4.7-inch 1334 x 750 IPS LCD display with 326 pixels in every inch, Galaxy S6 offers 5.1-inch 1440 x 2560 screen with 577 pixels in every inch. Though Galaxy S6 offers a better and much brighter display compared to iPhone 6s, users may experience battery issues for the display. Apple iPhone 6s, which offers a sufficiently bright display saves battery life to some great extent.
When it comes to performance, iPhone 6s is quite slick compared to Galaxy S6. It comes with Apple A9 processor that makes the CPU 70 percent faster than the previous model. Powered with octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, Galaxy S6 has eight cores. Four runs at 2.2GHz and other four at 1.5 GHz. Samsung is also better in terms of camera as it has a rear camera of 16 MP, compared to iPhone 6s, which has 12 MP camera at the back. Both the phones have some pros and some cons, yet they are worth the money. … Read the rest