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Facebook Says It Is Still Getting Started with Regards to Combating Fake News

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Last year saw a lot of fake news emerge on Facebook. While the more occasional ones that are intentionally published as jokes are fine, users were not amused once fake news started crossing a certain point and flooding their feeds. And once claims that fake news could have led to Donald Trump’s election as president surfaced, it was bedlam. Jokes apart though, the company has been working hard to rein in fake news. However, it has not had much luck yet. (more…)

Australia’s Sharing Economy to Grow over the Next Five Years

16 Feb ebay

By Shaistha Khan, The Tech Portal

According to results of November RateSetter Sharing Economy Trust Index (RSETI), Australia’s sharing economy is anticipated to reach AU$55 billion over the next five years. (more…)

Elon Musk Talks about Brain-Computer Interfaces Again

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

It is surprising how many things Elon Musk can have running through his head at the same time. He is heavily involved in building futuristic cars, autopilot technologies, solar powered walls, reusable rockets and a civilization on Mars — among other things. One of his latest ideas had to do with a direct interface between the human brain and the computer and he had occasion to reiterate it on Monday. (more…)

Uber Rival Grab Is Acquiring Indonesian Payment Firm Kudo

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

In its first major acquisition, Uber’s Southeast Asian arch-rival Grab has decided to purchase Indonesia-based online payment startup Kudo. The deal is expected to close with a price somewhere around (or under) $100 million and the announcement could come as early as this week. (more…)

LG G6 to Feature Upgraded Quad DAC to Enhance the Hi-Fi Audio Experience

15 Feb lg_g6-1320x880

By Simran Agarwal, The Tech Portal

LG will unveil its next flagship device, the G6 at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. As we march closer to the launch, we are getting certain about smartphone’s features. As per the latest source, LG G6 will sport a new upgraded Quad DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) chip made by ESS Technology. (more…)

Tesla Granted Patent for Charging Metal-Air Battery Packs, Could Better Charging Rate and Distance

15 Feb tesla-e1486984458314

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Elon Musk-backed Tesla Inc., formerly known as Tesla Motors Inc., has become the most popular electric vehicle manufacturer across the globe. Since its vehicles are all-electric, they run on massive battery packs placed in the wheelbase under the interiors. The company is said to heavily rely on lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, which are being manufactured at their huge Nevada-based Gigafactory. (more…)

Could Apple’s Next iPhone Feature Wireless Charging? Well, Maybe.

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Apple has developed an animosity for ports that is surprising to behold. From iPhones to Macbooks, Apple is waging a war of attrition that is seeing ports disappear one at a time. The company has now joined the Wireless Power Consortium, lending fuel to rumors that it might finally do away with the lightning charging port in the next iteration of its iconic iPhone. (more…)

Amazon Says Government Policies Could Hurt Its Business

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

President Donald Trump’s election campaign was built on the premises of several fundamental promises. One of them had to do with putting “America First”. (more…)

To Push Its Self-Driving Ambitions, Ford Will Invest $1 Billion in Argo AI

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Ford is planning to pour in investments to the tune of $1 Billion into Argo AI. The investment, which will be made over the course of the next five years, could help push the company’s efforts towards an AI-driven, ride sharing fleet by 2021. (more…)

Xiaomi Is Reportedly Considering Building Its Own Smartphone Chips

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Samsung did it. Apple did it. Huawei did it. And apparently, Xiaomi is now planning to repeat the feat too. Reportedly, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer could be looking into making its own chips for smarthphones. (more…)