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Roiled by Election, Facebook Struggles to Balance Civility and Growth

SAN FRANCISCO — In the tense days after the presidential election, a team of Facebook employees presented the chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, with an alarming finding: Election-related misinformation was going viral on the site. President Trump was already casting the election as rigged, and stories from right-wing media outlets with false and misleading claims about […]

Mobile

AI that directs drones to film ‘exciting’ shots could lower video production costs

When it comes to customer expectations, the pandemic has changed everything Learn how to accelerate customer service, optimize costs, and improve self-service in a digital-first world. Register here Because of their ability to detect, track, and follow objects of interest while maintaining safe distances, drones have become an important tool for professional and amateur filmmakers […]

Gears & Gadgets

AMD laptops have a hidden 10-second performance delay. Here’s why

Enlarge / When it’s on battery, your new Ryzen 4000 series laptop doesn’t deliver its true performance until about 10 seconds into a full-throttle workload. Aurich Lawson / AMD In an embargoed presentation Friday morning, Intel’s Chief Performance Strategist Ryan Shrout walked a group of tech journalists through a presentation aimed at taking AMD’s Zen […]

Gaming

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ Ion Hazzikostas interview: Directing launch crowding and communications

Get the most out of your game’s subscription plans Best practices for designing and managing your subscription strategy Access guide here Today’s hotly anticipated World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion launch will have all players questing in exactly the same place at exactly the same time for the first moment in many expansions. Blizzard Entertainment has […]

Mobile

Industrial-strength 5G: Key issues and impacts seen by a 3GPP insider

When it comes to customer expectations, the pandemic has changed everything Learn how to accelerate customer service, optimize costs, and improve self-service in a digital-first world. Register here This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible with funding from Intel. “The industrial sector needs 5G standalone,” declares Intel senior principal engineer Richard […]

Gaming

What is a teraflop?

So, you’re in the market for a new graphics card, but you’re stuck trying to figure out which option is right for you. On top of comparing specs, you’ve probably seen the words “teraflop rating,” but maybe you’re not sure what it means.  A teraflop rating measures your GPU’s performance, and it’s often crucial when […]

Emerging Tech

How SpaceX could transform Starlink into an ultraprecise GPS network

Genevieve Poblano/ Digital Trends For the past five years or so, SpaceX has been chipping away at a mind-bogglingly massive project: The Starlink satellite constellation. The grand plan is to ferry over 12,000 satellites (or more) into low-Earth orbit and place them in an undulating, lattice-like array that allows SpaceX to deliver high-speed broadband internet […]