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New Car Tech Can Lead To Distracted Driving

New Car Tech Can Lead To Distracted Driving

New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers' eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially risky periods of time, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety . Touch-screen and voice-controlled systems are "allowing us to do other things besides driving, but the primary task should really be to get from point A to point B safely, he continued".


Google Assistant gets a male voice option

Google Assistant gets a male voice option

While some like Alexa and Cortana have obvious fixed genders attached to them, others don't. It then matches the voice to an individual Google account, allow multiple people to ask queries at the same time. Last and somewhat the least, there is now a Google Assistant app on Google Play Store . This feature, while it's actually something really basic, can have many different utilities: you can use a broadcast for telling your friends something in another room, you can use one for waking up ...


Netflix is raising its prices for United States subscribers

Netflix is raising its prices for United States subscribers

Some subscribers of Netflix can expect to pay more starting next month. The "standard" plan with two simultaneous streams and HD quality will go from $10 to $12. Netflix's success has come in part from so-called "cord-cutters" that have ditched traditional cable and satellite subscriptions for streaming offerings.


Uber to accept Softbank support

Uber to accept Softbank support

Directors approved a resolution for Uber to go public by 2019. Directors are divided about what role Kalanick should play and whether he should retain control over a large part of the board. The board of directors also voted to remove super-voting rights from some shareholders, Axios reports . Additionally, the board voted for equal voting rights which should make it more hard for Kalanick to maneuver within the company, but could introduce a new legal case from some investors.


Facebook Says 10 Mln US Users Saw Russia-Linked Divisive Ads

Facebook Says 10 Mln US Users Saw Russia-Linked Divisive Ads

All false. The group bought Facebook ads in an attempt to radicalize American Muslims and simultaneously created other accounts spouting Islamophobic messages to turn other citizens against them. Russia-linked Facebook ads targeted swing states crucial to US President Donald Trump's victory, according to new reports , adding further fire to claims the Kremlin interfered in last year's election.


Now, you can conduct your own polls on Instagram Stories

Now, you can conduct your own polls on Instagram Stories

In a bid to boost the popularity of the Stories feature on Facebook, the company had rolled out Stories for desktop users earlier this year in August, and now they seem to be taking on a new approach to growing its popularity. The only exception is businesses as they now do not have access to Facebook stories. It's becoming clear that Facebook is doing all it can to make its Snapchat clone as popular as Instagram's.