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Microsoft apologises after Bing translates ‘Daesh’ into ‘Saudi Arabia

The text translator’s blunder put down to crowdsourced suggestions after anger from Saudi officials and social media called for countrywide boycott Microsoft has been forced to apologise after its Bing translation service suggested that the Arabic name for Islamic State “Daesh” meant “Saudi Arabia” in...

The biggest smartphone maker in China has made one of the best affordable phones you can buy

Huwei Honor:-Smartphones’ lines are blurring. Over the course of 2016, phones like the OnePlus 3, ZTE Axon 7, and iPhone SE have all shown that you don’t need to pay more than $400 to get something high-end. The Galaxy Notes and (larger) iPhones of the...

Twitter denies rumors of shutting down in 2017

Twitter Inc denied on Thursday rumors that the social media messaging service will be shutting down in 2017, denouncing the claim as groundless. "There is absolutely no truth to the claims whatsoever," a spokesman for Twitter said in an emailed response to a Reuters request...

New iPhone 7 will lose the headphone jack – but add pressure sensitive home button and dual-camera

BY FELIX ALLEN Hordiplomat-New features revealed by people who tested the gadget in secret THE new iPhone 7 will not have a headphones jack, reports appeared to confirm today – but a host of high-tech features has been added to the slim handset. It has a new...

Twitter Is Making It Easier to Request a Verified Account

Horndiplomat-Twitter is making it easier for its users to request one of the little blue verified account checkmarks that many celebrities, musicians and other public figures have. The social media network announced Tuesday that it will soon start accepting and reviewing applications for verification. Beginning...

The Galaxy S7 Active is a rugged flagship with a steep price

Horndiplomat-But unless you’re an AT&T customer with $800 to spare, you won’t be able to get it. Cherlynn Low , @cherlynnlow 07.09.16 in Gadgetry 31Comments 920Shares    Sponsored Links by Taboola The Only 2 Sites You Need to Know About When Building a WebsiteTop 10 Best Website Builders Essential News and Analysis...

Five things we learned from ‘Pokémon Go’

Horndiplomat-It's only been available in the U.S. since Thursday, but Pokémon Go has officially become a viral phenomenon. If you're curious why it seems everyone is talking about Pokémon in recent days, let's catch up. Last week, Nintendo and The Pokémon Companylaunched Pokémon Go, a game for iPhones and...

New Challenge for Social Media: Policing Violent Live Videos

By DEEPA SEETHARAMAN Horndiplomat-in handling clips like the fatal shooting of Dallas officers highlights monitoring difficulties Two and a half hours after a Minnesota woman live-streamed the bloodied body of her boyfriend after he was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop on Wednesday, FacebookInc....