Category: Computers Electronics and Technology

Heads up – why tech is in a race for your face

Heads up – why tech is in a race for your...

September 27, 2019 By Edward Brown

If there’s one thing technology companies learned during the smartphone boom, it’s that getting people locked in early is the difference between success and failure. Customers are simply unwilling, at least in any significant number, to leave whatever ecosystem they’ve invested in – whether it’s Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android. And so when there’s a

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Facebook to create VR world called Horizon

September 27, 2019 By Edward Brown

Facebook is creating an immersive environment called Horizon to tempt people into spending more time in virtual reality. The VR app will be a mix of social places where users can mingle and chat, and other areas where they can play games against each other. People will inhabit and explore the virtual spaces via a cartoon avatar.

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Facebook to create VR world called Horizon
US uses Google Translate to vet refugees

US uses Google Translate to vet refugees

September 27, 2019 By Edward Brown

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have been criticised for using online translation tools to vet immigrants’ social media posts. A staff manual said pasting text into tools such as Google Translate and Bing was “the most efficient approach”. News site ProPublica said online tools often mistranslated sentences and misinterpreted nuance and slang. But the USCIS

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