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Hide your chickens, Facebook is pouring egg on its face like nobody's business this week, and may not be finished. It started when 60 Minutes aired an interview with a former Facebook product manager who secretly copied tens of thousands of seemingly damning documents, alleging the social media giant has a culture of... Read more...
Facebook is looking for social media domination with apps like Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Messenger Kids, and WhatsApp. The company previously announced that it would develop a version of Instagram for children under 13, aptly named Instagram Kids. However, the announcement brought swift condemnation from... Read more...
Facebook knows an awful lot about you, more so than it wants to let on. Sure, it is common knowledge that Facebook sells user data so advertisers can deliver targeted pitcheslook up something in your browser and it won't be long before ads for similar items appear on your feedbut have you ever stopped to consider just... Read more...
Over the last week, we have reported on a Facebook data leak that released phone numbers, emails, date of birth, names, and more, impacting nearly 533 million users. This leak occurred in 2019 but recently came to light as it was being spread online for free, and Facebook did not handle the situation well. The social... Read more...
In March, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went on a podcast to talk about the future of augmented and virtual reality. In his discussion, he explained that he wanted to see Facebook manufacture its own hardware and thought that the platforms would be the next big thing in tech. Furthermore, he explained that interacting... Read more...
The battle for paying new publishers in Australiahas ramped up today after Facebook took some drastic measures. The social media company has now blocked Australian news from being shared on the platform globally after the threat of new rules loomed from the country's government. Interestingly enough, this action has... Read more...
When it comes to the "future" of smartphone design, some manufacturers are looking towards innovative displays to stand out from the crowd. Xiaomi has decided to plot its own course with the new Quad-curved Waterfall Display Concept Smartphone. While it's common to see flagship smartphones with gently curved... Read more...
Microsoft, Amazon, and Google all now have cloud gaming streaming platforms, and Facebook is not a company to be left out in the cold. Today, Facebook has announced that it launched several cloud-streamed games in the Facebook app and on browser playable instantly, with no downloads required. This streaming service... Read more...
Ask a question on Facebook and be prepared to get annoyed at some of the answers. Or may that is just me (doubt it). Hey, it is the nature of social mediaeveryone has an opinion, and most are willing to share it. Sort of along those lines, Facebook is expanding access to its experimental crowd-source predictive... Read more...
Facebook has introduced a new way for friends or coworkers to get together during the coronavirus pandemic, called Messenger Rooms. Facebook says that Messenger Rooms was designed to allow people to spend "quality time with friends, loved ones, and people who share their interests." Users can create a room from within... Read more...
Motorola has been working hard on introducing appealing handsets for the mid-range and high-end markets. The company has another device coming that looks like a mid-range offering called the Motorola Edge+, which has turned up in leaked renders -- and it looks pretty good to our eyes. The design reminds more than a... Read more...
Microsoft has issued the latest update for the highly anticipated Flight Simulator 2020. The update was issued on February 27th and sticks to some key changes that were made in the last update. Namely, Episode 7 and Episode 8 have been swapped. This was to allow the devs to bring multiplayer to testers more... Read more...
A new report is claiming that Verizon is very unhappy with the current deal it has in place with Google to sell Pixel smartphones. The Pixel series of devices hasn't been a strong seller for Verizon, according to reports. A source claiming knowledge of the carrier's plans says that Verizon has put any plans to sell... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy S20 family will be the new 2020 flagship Android device for Samsung. Instead of calling the device the Galaxy S11, as fits with the sequential order, Samsung is skipping ahead to the S20 name. While we've seen benchmarks and heard rumors about what the smartphone would offer, we have yet to see any... Read more...
Welp, the days of being able to sign up for Facebook's Messenger service without also being a member of the social network are apparently over. If you have friends and family members who have been bugging you to hop on board Messenger, you will need to create a Facebook account to do so, if you do not already have... Read more...
It's a special time for us here at HotHardware.com, not only because it's the holiday season, but also because we're celebrating 20 years on the wild wild web! The very first version of HotHardware went live in 1999 and we have been partying like it ever since. With this major milestone made possible by all of you... Read more...
It's special time for us here at HotHardware.com, not only because it's the holiday season but also because we're celebrating 20 years on the wild wild web! The very first version of HotHardware went live in 1999 and we have been partying like it ever since. With this major milestone made possible by all of you, our... Read more...
Facebook is testing a new data tool that will enable its users to more easily transfer their uploaded photos over to Google Photos, if that is what they want to do. It is actually available right now to people in Ireland. Worldwide availability is planned for the first half of 2020, and in the meantime, Facebook said... Read more...
Artificial intelligence has frequently been used to better identify people and objects. But can AI also be used to mask someones identity? Facebook recently announced that it has created video de-identification technology that can hide people from facial recognition. Facebook has combined an adversarial autoencoder... Read more...
Adware is rampant in app stores. Google, Apple, and others frequently take down malicious apps, but it can be difficult to determine who published these apps in the first place. ESET researchers recently discovered not only a year-long adware campaign, but the developer behind it. ESET researchers found a total of... Read more...
T-Mobile has some good news for fans of the OnePlus line of smartphones. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren is coming to the United States as a T-Mobile exclusive and will take advantage of the carriers 5G network. T-Mobile promises that its 5G network will cover 200 million people around the nation this year, and the rollout of the 5G network Read more...
Facebook is definitely tracking us in ways that allow it to deliver targeted advertising, and in some instances, it feels like the social network is granting itself a frighteningly large amount of access to our daily lives. Be that as it may, Facebook is not listening to our conversations and then hitting us with... Read more...
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