Facebook reportedly ignored its own research showing algorithms divided users

An internal Facebook report presented to executives in 2018 found that the company was well aware that its product, especially its recommendation engine, had eliminated divisions and mergers, according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal. However, despite being warned of the potential impact this community has on Facebook, Facebook’s leadership has ignored … Read more

Facebook renames Calibra digital wallet to Novi

Facebook is renaming Calibra, a digital wallet that it hopes will someday be used to reach Libra, Novi’s financial institutions. In a blog post the company said the new name was inspired by the Latin words “novus” and “with,” meaning “new” and “way,” respectively. Novi Financial is the new name for Facebook’s charity that will … Read more

The OnePlus 8 can now run Fortnite at 90 frames per second

The OnePlus 8 series can now run Fortnite at 90fps, thanks to the collaboration between OnePlus and Epic Games. The update makes these devices the first phones to use Fortnite at 90 frames per second. Most Android phones use Fortnite with at least 60fps, similar to the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game. … Read more

Spotify finally removes its 10,000-song library limit

Spotify has finally removed its 10,000 songbook size in the library, allowing users to add as much music as they like to their libraries without any restrictions, fixing the issue that has plagued music lovers in the service for years. While Spotify has more than 50 million songs available to customers to stream at any … Read more

Apple Card installment plan coming soon for AirPods, iPads, Macs, says report

Apple will be launching an interest-free payment system in the coming weeks. The company is already offering the Apple Card installation program for the iPhone. Apple Card users will soon be able to purchase an iPad, Mac, AirPods or other Apple product from the company through monthly interest-free payments and a card, the report said. … Read more

Xbox and Windows NT 3.5 source code leaks online

Microsoft’s original Xbox source code is ripe online, alongside the Windows NT 3.5 version code. The Xbox source code includes the application kernel in the original console, a custom version of Windows 2000. We can confirm that the mature Xbox OS is true, and it appeared online earlier this month. “We are aware of these … Read more

Intel is acquiring the company behind Killer gaming networking cards

Intel has acquired Rivet Networks, the manufacturer of Killer-branded NICs (network interface cards responsible for managing your communications) available from other laptops of well-known brands such as Dell, Alienware, HP, and other manufacturers. Killer’s communication products are notable for offering game features such as reducing latency to prevent you from missing the game, and prioritizing … Read more

Instagram makes it easier to see when you’re broadcasting music you can’t use

Instagram has posted its guidelines for using copyrighted music between live videos, news, and other posts on the platform, and part of the announcement includes a new update to a notification that alerts users that they use illegal art in ways that violate its laws. The change to the pop-up notification is designed to help … Read more