Google and FB will be taking a step going forward to (try to) eliminate terrorist and hate based content from gaining traction and further inciting copycats. A move resulting from pressures from the European Commission, this can be done by removing such content from two of the most popular means of pushing such content on the web (FB and Google search engines).
The question is whether this is a move that was long overdue or a step that is in the wrong direction?
No one will question the move about (eliminating) the promotion of terrorist speech and propaganda that encourages the terrorist acts that have ravaged a multitude of countries and have cost countless of lives. But once you get out the realm of obvious (pro) terrorist speeches, who decide whether a speech by someone is hateful or just them sharing their opinion that may be adversarial to the popular views of the time?
Not to try and compare speeches made by civil rights activists with terrorist speeches but at one time there was a group of people who saw such speech as hate speech or speech that needed to quieted. I know I am playing extreme devil's advocate here but the point is that I personally do not have an issue with FB and Google making such a move and believe they can navigate between speeches meant to incite violence and those meant to incite change.
You decided to cut the cord, great. But that don't mean you have to miss out on some Thursday Night Football.
Catch the Raiders and Chiefs on Twitter. Yup I said it right, Twitter. The same social network you use to let everyone know your every move and thought (in 125 char or less) can also be used to watch the game.
Yesterday we heard that Huawei would be releasing a concept device under the Honor sub-brand today. Instead we got a landing page with a short teaser gif. There will be a press event on December 16th where we expect to see the Honor Magic release. This device will likely include a dual edge samsungesque display. We also expect to see new fast charging technology.
The app that automagically unlocks your phone's bootloader has just been updated. The Sunshine Bootloader Unlock and S-Off App has been updated to version 3.4.20. The main changes here are some major fixes for HTC A9 and HTC M9 devices along with some bug fixes for several other devices. The tool also includes Temp root for the Verizon HTC 10 and no wipe S-Off! The benefits of having an unlocked bootloader on your device are endless especially if you love to tinker around with your phone's software. Grab the latest version of Sunshine for HTC and Motorola devices from the link below.
If you can't have a Pebble you might as well give full fledged Android Wear a try. One of the best Android Wear devices has to be the Moto 360. The Sport version of the device is currently on sale for just $103.99. The main differences here are a silicone band, transflective LCD screen for better outdoors viewing, and GPS. Other than that this is essentially a Moto 360 2nd Gen. Head to the link below to grab this on Amazon.
There have been a handful of iPhone units reported to catch fire over the past few weeks. On the surface it would appear that Apple is about to experience the same sort of issue Samsung experienced with the Note 7 months ago. According to Apple the fault does not lie with their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s units, but rather outside causes. Their have only been eight reports of this happening so far and as far as Apple is concerned this is not a safety issue.
The phones are likely exploding due to a phone being dropped causing internal problems, or a third party charger causing the phones to overheat and then eventually catch fire. These were also thought to be the issues of the Note 7 at first. While Apple may not think this is an issue the Shanghai Consumer Council is getting involved. It should be noted that the majority of these issues are coming from the iPhone 6 which is now a two year old device. As cell phone batteries age they tend to expand. I have had several older batteries expand to the point of no longer being able to use my phone. Maybe this is just an age issue.