Tag Archive: Been

Facebook has been using contractors to transcribe Messenger voice chats

How. Does. This. Keep. Happening.

What you need to know A report indicates that Facebook was paying third parties to transcribe Messenger audio conversations. The conversations were anonymous and often “vulgar.” Facebook says it has since stopped this human review process.

Were you sitting there to yourself and thinking, “Gee, it’s been too long since Facebook screwed up?” Me neither, but that’s exactly what’s happened. Again. According to a report from Bloomberg, Facebook has been paying hundreds  [Read More…]

RPG studio Spiders have been acquired by Bigben Interactive

French RPG studio Spiders have been acquired by BigBen Interactive, a French publisher.

What you need to know Bigben Interactive is a French publisher specializing in “mid-tier” games. Spiders is a small French studio that develops RPGs (Role-Playing Games) Bigben Interactive announced today that they have acquired Spiders Spiders’ next game, Greedfall, can be preordered on Amazon for $ 50.

Over the last two years, it’s been pretty frequent to read about different  [Read More…]

Bipartisan bill has been introduced to boost U.S. involvement in 5G

Huawei is one of the world’s leaders in 5G networking equipment.

What you need to know A new bill has been introduced to boost the United States’ involvement in 5G networks globally. The bill was spearheaded by Republican Michael McCaul and cosponsored by Democrat Henry Cuellar. The bill is in response to China’s current dominance in the 5G field and fears over security and lack of competition.

The rollout of 5G has been big news this year  [Read More…]

Samsung says ‘most of’ the Galaxy Fold’s display issues have been fixed

It’s possible Samsung could show off the improved Galaxy Fold during the August launch of the Note 10.

What you need to know According to the Vice President of Samsung Displays, “most” of the display issues have been fixed. Two of the fixes include tucking the screen protector under the frame and narrowing the distance between the display and body of the device. Samsung’s expected to launch the Note 10 in August, and it’s possible we could  [Read More…]

Google has been accused of stealing content by lyrics site Genius

Genius used morse code to prove Google was stealing song lyrics from its website.

What you need to know Genius Media says some of the song lyrics displayed in Google’s information boxes are lifted directly from its website. To catch Google “red-handed”, Genius developed a watermarking system with two types of apostrophes within the song lyrics. Google is investigating the issue currently and has clarified that lyrics displayed in information boxes are not copied from other websites.  [Read More…]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare engine has been in development for 5 years

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sets a new standard.

What you need to know Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a soft reboot of the famous franchise. The game launches on October 25. The game features cross-play and no season pass. You can preorder it for $ 60 through GameStop.

After a few weeks of leaks, Activision finally unveiled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare today. The game appears to be a soft reboot of the franchise but  [Read More…]

Instagram has been leaking contact info for months

The flaw was patched in March but been accessible since at least last October.

What you need to know The flaw made Instagram users contact info available through the source code on the website. It was first reported in February and patched by March, but evidence shows it had been present since at least last October. The info could have been easily used to create a database and it is possible it already was by an Indian  [Read More…]

Borderlands 3 looks to be exactly what fans have been waiting for

Pick up your weapons and get ready to fight.

Borderlands 3 should need little introduction at this point. Gearbox’s upcoming role-playing shooter is the latest in the acclaimed franchise and the first that will take us beyond Pandora’s planetary system. If my nearly three hours with the game was any indication, the more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s not a knock on it, though, as Gearbox has just doubled down on what made  [Read More…]

It’s never been more affordable to listen with V-Moda Crossfade headphones

Now’s your chance to grab these well-reviewed headphones at their lowest price so far.

The V-Moda Crossfade Over-Ear Wireless Headphones have dropped to just $ 99.99 at Amazon. These headphones usually sell for just under $ 150 on average there and have only dropped this low once before today, though we did see a sale on the refurbished version during Black Friday 2018 for this price. Only the gunmetal model is on sale at this price.

Sounds Like A  [Read More…]

T-Mobile MVNO activation issues have been resolved

Issues first popped up on April 9.

Updated 4:41 PM ET: A few hours after the activation issues started popping up, Google Fi’s Twitter account has begun sharing that everything should be back to working like normal.

Updated 12:14 PM ET: A post on the Reddit thread from the Google Fi community manager states that “The team is aware and is actively working on a fix.” Full statement is attached below:

Hi everyone,

Fi is  [Read More…]