Eric Schmidt—erstwhile Google CEO and current chairman of US’ Defence Innovation Advisory Board—in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, has predicted that “every young person one day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends’ social media sites”. Indeed, if we take time to research ourselves on the Internet, most of us will be surprised by how much personal information we’ve posted online. Our Facebook posts disclose who our friends are, what we ‘Like’, and our relationship status. The photos in which we are tagged reveal what we’ve done and who we’ve done it with. Our tweets broadcast our opinions and our allegiances. Our Instagram photos provide an insight into the type of people we are, our favourite places to hang out, where we went on holidays. Our LinkedIn profiles display our professional history... This … [Read more...] about How to clean up your digital footprint
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The Fourth Crusade came galloping into Constantinople in 1204. The crusaders, as crusaders tend to do, ransacked the Hagia Sophia, desecrated it, then declared it a Roman Catholic cathedral instead of an Eastern Orthodox one. In 1261, the Hagia Sophia returned to the Eastern Orthodox Church. Less than 200 years later, in 1453, Mehmet II’s Ottomans came charging into Constantinople (now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople). The conquerors, as conquerors tend to do, ransacked the Hagia Sophia, desecrated it, then declared it a Muslim mosque instead of an Eastern Orthodox cathedral. … [Read more...] about What will happen to the Hagia Sophia now that it’s a mosque again?
One of the only sticking points with the Moto X has been the battery, since most users seem to think it just isn't big enough, and to be fair, it is smaller than most other flagships. It's also non-removable and doesn't support Qi charging, so if you're hard on your phone, you'll be needing to plug up sometime during the day. … [Read more...] about 5 things new Moto X (2014) owners need to know
Honor isn’t the first company to include temperature-sensing hardware in a smartphone. Back in 2016, we reviewed Cat’s S60, a rugged smartphone that came with a thermal imaging camera. There have also been thermal imaging sensors sold as smartphone attachments. It might not have that many consumer uses, but Cat’s phone was meant for professional users like park rangers or tradespeople working on building sites. … [Read more...] about Honor’s latest smartphone has a temperature sensor
Ubisoft games are likely to have a different feel to them in the future. Hascoët was responsible for writing the guidelines for every title the company produced, from Assassin’s Creed to Far Cry. Béland and François worked under him shaping the specifics of individual titles early in the development phase. Mallat was directly in control over the games that have come out of the Toronto studio, including the upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion. … [Read more...] about Senior Ubisoft execs quit after abuse allegations