Author: Tomi

21
Feb

Facebook will pay users for access to their audio recordings

A few months ago, Facebook and a number of other companies — including Amazon and Apple — found themselves embroiled in a bit of a controversy regarding the review of audio recordings. Specifically, Facebook employed human reviewers to transcribe audio recordings from users as a means to improve the overall quality of its software. While this is seemingly okay at first glance, many Facebook users were completely unaware that their audio recordings were being listened…

21
Feb

New study says poop may be responsible for rapid coronavirus spread

As the medical community continues to focus on the spread of the coronavirus and resulting disease Covid-19, researchers are hunting for clues to explain its rapid spread in China and isolated regions outside of the country. Now, a new report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control suggests that poop might be a piece of the puzzle. The paper reveals that a stool sample from an infected individual was confirmed to contain coronavirus that would…

21
Feb

Gmail is getting a brilliant new feature that will make it easier to find what you’re looking for

We’ve all been there — looking for a critical piece of information that we know is buried in somewhere in our inbox. The email hasn’t been deleted, but that doesn’t mean we’ll find it on the first try. Your inbox may be packed with emails that have some of the same search terms, complicating matters further. That’s all the more surprising when it happens in Gmail, considering that Search is Google’s most important product. Google…

21
Feb

Honda’s new Civic Type R is one heck of a gorgeous car

Honda’s Civic Type R has consistently turned heads and, as Honda likes to tout, earned itself “near-universal” acclaim since its US launch in 2017 — picking up awards like being named a 2018 AUTOMOBILE magazine All-Star and a 2018 Editor’s Choice by Car and Driver. That’s in addition to the stellar reputation the car has garnered from racing professionals who’ve taken the Civic Type R TCR to the Pirelli World Challenge series along with other…

21
Feb

Japan is going to bring a piece of Mars’ moon Phobos back to Earth

With groups like NASA and the European Space Agency focusing largely on missions to explore Earth’s moon and Mars, the Japanese space agency JAXA is taking a chance on a different kind of mission. According to reports out of Japan, JAXA is currently planning on a trip to two Martian moons, and they’re evening planning on snatching a sample from the Martian moon Phobos and sending it back to Earth. As Ars Technica reports, the…