As people continue to purchase tens of millions of smart speakers around the world, the Echo Dot and Home Mini continue to lead global sales by the numbers. But the new twist we collectively witnessed in the past year was the emergence of the smart display, a new category of devices that gives the likes of Alexa and Google Assistant a visual interface. These new devices let you watch videos, see the latest photos of friends and family, and give you visuals when you ask questions — but there’s more to it than that. With nearly half of all Google Assistant interactions this year combining voice and touch to get things done, smart displays could be on the rise. So which has the best features? Which is right for your home? In this article we draw on learnings from reviews of the Portal, Echo Show, and Home Hub and take a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages that each of these smart displays brings to market. Amazon Echo Show The first Amazon Echo Show was a bit meh. … [Read more...] about Amazon Echo Show vs. Facebook Portal vs. Google Home Hub: Which speaks to you?
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Facebook yesterday gave a "false rating" to an article written by a liberal news site after a conservative publication used by Facebook as a fact checker claimed the article was incorrect. The article in question, published by ThinkProgress, was titled, "Brett Kavanaugh said he would kill Roe v. Wade last week and almost no one noticed." While Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh didn't literally say that he would vote to overturn the abortion ruling from 1973, ThinkProgress writer Ian Millhiser made a reasonable argument that Judge Kavanaugh's statements show that he believes Roe v. Wade was decided incorrectly. The right-wing Weekly Standard called ThinkProgress's article false in a fact check, based on the rather obvious fact that Kavanaugh never specifically said he would vote to overturn Roe. "While ThinkProgress engages in an argument to suggest how Kavanaugh might vote in a Roe v. Wade redo, the article does not provide evidence that 'Kavanaugh said he would kill Roe v. Wade,'" The … [Read more...] about Facebook punishes liberal news site after fact check by right-wing site
The only figure as capable as Donald Trump of spinning up an instant and frantic media cycle these days is Mark Zuckerberg, whose ubiquitous company can’t manage not to trend on its own platform. This time the trigger was a long and enlightening interview with the probing Kara Swisher, in which Zuckerberg defended Facebook’s refusal to censor Holocaust deniers. His full-throated defense of free speech triggered a tizzy of debate among journalists—many of whom were rather less enthused with the idea of granting anti-Semites a globe-spanning platform. This tangled and expansive Facebook free-speech debate actually comes down to one core issue: There are two definitions of “hate speech,” one legal and the other more vernacular. Which one we accept is the question. Why the confusion? Hate speech, much like insider trading, is a concept with a narrow legal definition, though it comes loaded with moral meaning and a common understanding that's considerably … [Read more...] about Want Facebook to Censor Speech? Be Careful What You Wish For
Roseanne Barr literally had her career destroyed by the establishment media and Hollywood a few weeks ago over one racist Tweet. Peter Fonda, however, has been given a free pass by the establishment media and Hollywood’s #MeToo activists after tweeting out a call to have a child raped and a woman sexually abused and humiliated. The male, the guy faces zero consequences, but only because he is part of the establishment, only because the targets of his hate and violence are the “correct” women and children to target with hate and violence.Meanwhile, the powerful woman who dares to have a singular political voice that bucks the establishment, is destroyed forever. All of this goes to show that neither the establishment media nor Hollywood’s phony #MeToo movement give a damn about the abuse of women and children, about the so-called patriarchy, or even basic human decency. Roseanne Barr tweeted something awful. No question. And she has since apologized again and … [Read more...] about Nolte: Peter Fonda vs. Roseanne Proves #TimesUp Is a Big, Fat Fraud
Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Credit: AP Updated at 3:08 p.m. ET After five hours of testimony before a joint session of two Senate committees on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to the Capitol for a second straight day of grilling — this time before the House. For another five hours on Wednesday, Zuckerberg took questions from the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Representatives took a generally sharp tone, pushing Zuckerberg to commit to "yes or no" answers and occasionally exclaiming with mock surprise when he protested that he couldn't answer. And the questions extended far beyond questions of security, privacy and data-sharing, addressing diversity at Facebook headquarters and whether the company is tacitly allowing illegal drug sales on the platform. You can watch video of the proceedings above, or on YouTube via PBS. Or, of course, read on for highlights. The Two-Way Mark Zuckerberg Tells Senate: Election Security Is An … [Read more...] about Lawmakers Push Zuckerberg On Security, Diversity, Drug Sales On Facebook