Twitter launched a political advertising rule before the US election

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Twitter Inc. launched stricter rules for political advertising in an effort to increase transparency and reduce service manipulation before mid-term elections in the United States.

The company will require those who post ads for political campaigns for federal elections to identify and certify that they are in the US, the company reported on Thursday in a blog post.

Candidates and committees should provide their identification from the Federal Electoral Commission (FEC) and registered organizations that are not FEC members must submit a notarized form.

Twitter said that it would not allow foreigners to direct political announcements to US citizens. The rule is part of a Twitter effort to clean up social media platforms after the unfolding of Russian intervention during the 2016 US presidential election.

The San Francisco-based company banned Russian state media accounts from buying ads and set up a transparency center that would soon begin to show how many political campaigns were spent on advertising, the identity of organizations that fund campaigns, and which demographic groups the advertisers target.

However, the change only addresses some of the common problems of foreign disturbances during elections. The platform is still full of bots, or automatic accounts.

Twitter also plans to place a visual badge and disclaimer information on promoted content from a certified account, identifying who sponsored or paid for the tweet.

This week, the company announced that it would label political candidate campaign accounts on Twitter running for state governor, US Senate or House of Representatives of the country in November's legislative elections.

Uber will build a flying taxi lab to be operated for the first time in the city of Paris

flying taxi
After releasing its business in Southeast Asia, Uber is now ambitious to try his luck in another land by developing an ambitious project, namely flying taxis.

In fact, online transportation company from the United States of America is known to be prepared to build a development center, research, and taxi technology flying in Paris.

The flying taxi center that belongs to the project named "Uber Elevate Project" is claimed to be the center of the first development activity built outside the United States.


Uber revealed the company will spend as much as the US $ 23.4 million for the development of the center.

Later, the center will focus on developing technologies that provide flying taxis, such as artificial intelligence-based algorithms to support air traffic control systems.

In the construction of this center, Uber will also work with the École Polytechnique, a French engineering school located south of Paris.

Aside from the above development, Uber will further create a number of new technologies for flying cabs, such as the fly engine-based fly engine model, and will regulate air traffic regulations with some regulators such as EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).


Building the future of our city certainly requires the best mind to be able to develop this flying taxi, "said CEO Uber Dara Khosrowshahi.

"With the best world-class engineers who are also reliable in the aviation world, France is one of the best places for us to develop the Uber Elevate initiative," he continued.
 

Entry and online business model of the online advertising industry is threatened by GDPR

GDPR
A regulation called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has started to be implemented in Europe on Friday afternoon.

The rules contained in the GDPR are a very pro on the data of the people and force the companies that open businesses in Europe to follow the rules.

Regarding this, it turns out the companies who seek profit through advertising to be restless, so Google should set the strategy to calm them.


In a private broadcast, Google in New York has talked to the advertising company, saying Google will release a tool to help advertisers in June and August.

One of the parties presents appreciated the Google dialogue. According to him, there is no comprehensive guidance provided to follow GDPR.

"Today's productive meetings with many publishers around the table, Question and Answer sessions are highly qualified and positive momentum, highlighting the challenges of following the laws when there are very few guidelines," tweet Dave Grimaldi, Executive Vice President, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Twitter account.


Advertising companies deserve to be anxious because GDPR will closely monitor the parties tracking users' online activities, whether for shopping or banking reasons.

The worst possibility for Google and advertisers is that when users refuse to share their personal data, advertising revenue may decrease.

Companies in Europe are also looking for help to consultants, business partners, and regulators to adjust to GDPR.

If any company violates GDPR, one of the penalties is a fine of four percent of the company's profits.
 

Face Unlock is a mandatory security system for smartphones

Huawei Nova 2 Lite
The issue of security in electronic devices is not new. As more data theft cases arise, every electronic device must also have the best security system, for example on a smartphone.

Naturally, if the smartphone must be equipped with a complete security system because the smartphone has a variety of functions and become the most common device we use to access various services including storing personal data.


We do not want anyone to steal that personal data and use it for things that would harm us. There are several latest security system technologies that are now widely used on smartphones, among them are fingerprint and face unlock.

In the latest smartphone like, Huawei Nova 2 Lite, both security systems are embedded so that users no longer worry if there are others who want to use or access the smartphone without permission.
 
While it is very safe, Huawei still understands that the security system must also remain present with ease for its users. Huawei Nova 2 Lite comes with Fingerprint Sensor 4.0 which can recognize the fingerprint it receives in less than 1 second.

The fingerprint scanner in Huawei Nova 2 Lite not only locks the home screen access screen but can also be used to lock access to Safe folders that have data encryption capability, so it will not be retrievable and also locks every application's access.

The same speed is also presented by Huawei's Face Unlock on Nova 2 Lite as it is supported with sensors that can recognize 1,024 characteristic points of the owner's face.
 
Features Fingerprint Sensor 4.0 Huawei nova 2 lite also has other functions that facilitate its users. The fingerprint scanner also has a gesture control.

The finger movement in the fingerprint detector sensor can control the features of Huawei Nova 2 Lite, for example as a capture key when using the camera, receiving incoming calls, and for browsing photos in Gallery.
 

Twitter's CEO did not like to use laptop

Jack Dorsey
Building and managing one of the largest social media in the world certainly needs a lot of technical assistance. Can it do all without a laptop?

Twitter founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, was able to do it all without the help of a laptop. He claimed to be relying on a mobile phone to do all his work.

When asked about webcam photographs of Mark Zuckerberg's taped laptop and whether Dorsey has any tips for securing other privacy, Dorsey replied matter-of-factly. "I do not have a laptop," Dorsey said when speaking at a Twitter event in Australia.


The 41-year-old man's answer was greeted in silence before a veteran journalist burst out laughing. "I did everything on my smartphone," Dorsey continued.

"I turned off the notifications and I only access one app at a time so I just used one app and can focus on what's in front of me rather than everything appearing in front of me like on a laptop," he explained.

Dorsey and his colleagues set up Twitter in 2006. In addition to the CEO of Twitter, Dorsey also led another company he founded, the Square that does business in the field of mobile payments.

Qualcomm officially introduced Snapdragon 710 for the middle class

Qualcomm Building
Qualcomm officially introduced the latest mobile platform, the Snapdragon 710. The platform is designed with high-efficiency architecture to accommodate the use of artificial intelligence with multi-core AI engines and the ability to process neural networks.

In an official statement received Friday, Snapdragon 710 is the first mobile platform in the new 700 series portfolio.

The platform is designed to outperform expectations of mobile experiences in high-end devices in a wider consumer segment.


"The Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform is the first product in the latest line of 700 series offering technology and features that were previously only available in our premium product line," said Vice President for Product Management at Qualcomm Kedar Kondap.

He said this platform combines the main capabilities of artificial intelligence and performance improvement. Snapdragon 710 is designed to turn consumer products into the latest personal assistant.

"One of them is the high-end camera features that will benefit from the capability of on-device processing of high-speed artificial intelligence, certainly without sacrificing battery life," he said.


Therefore, Snapdragon 710 comes with a significant increase in performance compared to the product line in the 600 series. The ability is quite visible is the artificial intelligence that can turn the smartphone into a personal experience for users on the side of the camera and voice.

Improvement is also evident from the ability to take photos and video more quality. With Spectra 250 ISP support, the device can capture images in low lighting conditions, noise reduction, fast autofocus, and real-time blurring effects.


Snapdragon 710

The Snapdragon 710 also features a 4K HDR playback for viewing HDR video and applications. This feature is first present outside the 800 series premium line. This capability also brings a better level of brightness.


For connectivity, this platform brings the new Snapdragon X15 LTE modem that already supports Cat 15 capabilities. The latest architecture is also set up to provide superior power efficiency and longer battery life.
  

Sony is no longer expecting much in the smartphone business

Sony logo
Sony's new CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida, has announced the company's plans for the next three years, which include the dependence of revenue growth from the game and entertainment subscription business.

It is considered to provide revenue signals from the business content, software, and services, is important, given the hardware business is sluggish.

"Yoshida clearly sends a revenue signal from the content, software, services, and subscription business segments that are important, all of which will drive growth and simultaneously sustain corporate growth," said analyst from Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. in Hong Kong, David Dai.


Thus, it can be said that Sony does not seem to rely on high expectations for the hardware business, including smartphones.

Sales of major hardware products are expected to decline this year, including PlayStation consoles, TVs, digital cameras, and smartphones.


Products Sony

The Japanese company expects to sell 16 million units of the PlayStation console, 11.5 million TVs, 3.8 million digital cameras and 10 million smartphones in the fiscal year 2018. This number is down compared to last year.

In fiscal 2017, sales of PlayStation consoles reached 19 million units, 12.4 million televisions, 4.4 million digital cameras and 13.5 million smartphones.

Sony over the past three years has continued to decline in the smartphone market, while its Asian rivals are becoming more aggressive. Sony's smartphone latch has seen a significant decline since 2015.


In fiscal 2015, Sony smartphone sales fell to 24.9 million units from 39.1 million a year earlier. Since then, its market share is increasingly flagging and until finally, Sony estimates sales of homemade smartphones will again decline this year.  

LG makes for flexible and transparent screens a reality

LG Displays 77 flexible and transparent OLED
LG Electronics has leaked out the concept of transparent OLED screen prototype technology and rollable OLED display. Now the multinational company succeeded in making the concept a reality.

LG showcased the world's first 77-inch transparent flexible OLED display at a Society for Information Display (SID) conference located in Los Angeles, USA. It also shows that LG made great strides for this type of technology.

In the presentation, the display panel is equipped with a resolution of Ultra HD (UHD) 3840 x 2160 pixels with a 40% transparency level and can be rolled up to 80 mm diameter without causing any negative effects on its function.


For now, most of the actual use of flexible and transparent OLEDs is digital signage, much like the transparent and reflective screens that Samsung introduced a few years ago. But later, this screen will begin to be used for a variety of futuristic gadgets.

LG did not explain when they will launch the screen type, but it could be released soon enough, as LG is a South Korean company it is called the first to successfully make the concept of flexible and transparent screens become real.

Apple has rejected the Steam Link app on their device

Steam
After earlier this month Valve reported that the Steam link app came to Android and iOS devices, allowing mobile users to access your library games from a tablet or smartphone. Some players are also waiting for the release of Beta version to start with the experience.

Moments ago, Valve sent a statement in which he reported that the Steam Link app was rejected by Apple due to commercial revision and conflict issues.

According to company information, the current status of the relationship is unclear, as the application is approved and, therefore, it is decided to officially announce the arrival of the application to the company's device. But the company's position from Cupertino, California changed and Steam Link was denied.

Here's the full statement:

On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release. On Weds, May 9th, Valve released news of the app. The following morning, Apple revoked its approval citing business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team. 

Valve appealed, explaining the Steam Link app simply functions as a LAN-based remote desktop similar to numerous remote desktop applications already available on the App Store. Ultimately, that appeal was denied leaving the Steam Link app for iOS blocked from release. The team here spent many hours on this project and the approval process, so we're clearly disappointed. But we hope Apple will reconsider in the future.

So, so far the fact is that the Steam Link app will not reach iOS devices in good time, and awaits Apple's official response and its position on this issue.

CEO of Sony says that the PlayStation 4 era is entering the end

PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 era enters the final stage. Speaking before investors, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Tsuyoshi "John" Kodera explained the company's plans in the next three years.

It seems that the PlayStation 4 console sales will no longer be the primary revenue source for the company in the future. The reason is that the number of sales decreased, said Kodera, in accordance with the long life cycle of a console.


This implies that Sony is developing a new console that is likely to be called the PlayStation 5. Unfortunately, Kodera does not provide specific information regarding the PS4's successor console.

According to Engadget's report, Kodera said that the company plans to "duck" until March 2021. It's likely, by 2021, that Sony will offer a new console.

Another possibility, "ducking" that Kodera means refers to the decline in Sony's profits as their console sales decline. During that period, Sony must seek revenue from other sources.


Apparently, Sony can rely on their online service, which is quite well received. PlayStation Plus grew 60 percent within two years, until April 2018.

Sony also plans to create revenue from the service by adding new games and create an exclusive game franchise to encourage PlayStation Plus customers to grow.

Kodera tried to convince investors that there is no problem with Sony's performance. Two divisions that have performed below expectations are PlayStation VR and Vue.

Kodera did not explain the PlayStation plan to address the issue and only mentioned "improving the level of user activity".


However, Kodera does not look panicked, stating that Sony will make the target more realistic user growth forward.

Samsung employees appear to be using a Gear device that uses Wear OS

Wear OS by Google
Circulating rumors related to Samsung Gear S4, one of them at the beginning of last month who called it carrying the code Galileo and will be present in two versions of smartwatches with different sizes.

Samsung Gears S4 LTE version is rumored to be marketed in the United States by mobile operators Verizon, T-Mobile and AT & T. While newer rumors mention that this smartwatch will carry the name of the Galaxy and use the operating system Wear OS.


Wear OS is an operating system for wearable devices formerly known as Android Wear. The rumor has the support of a tweet uploaded by a famous information leak account, Evan Blass.

In the upload, Blass called Samsung employees seem to use Gear devices that use Wear OS and not Tizen OS. This smartwatch is expected to be announced in the second half of this year in 2018.

Samsung is not expected to change its mind and will continue to offer Gear branded watches that use Tizen, but will offer a new line of Galaxy devices that use the Wear OS operating system.


However, if a Blass upload is a clue, then Samsung is expected to retain the Gear name and simply replace Tizen OS with Wear OS. If this is true, then Samsung again tried his luck in the realm of smartwatch Android.

In 2013, Samsung introduced Galaxy Gear smartwatches that use the Android operating system. Two years later, Samsung Gear S2 was released with the operating system Tizen OS.
 

Gigabyte is updating Sabre 15 with the 8th Generation Intel processor

Gigabyte Sabre 15 Coffee Lake
The presence of 8th generation Intel processor or Coffee Lake as the latest generation to make laptop vendors have to refresh its product line, not least gaming segment.

Gigabyte is one that announces the presence of a new generation of gaming laptops, the 15-G8 Saber and the 15-W8 Saber. Both now come with an Intel 8th Generation Core i7-8750H processor (2.2GHz-4.1GHz).


The increase is claimed Gigabyte offers multitasking performance of six cores are embedded therein and managed to make a 50 percent increase in testing Cinebench 15. Other improvements are also present from the side of the graphics card or VGA is used.
Gigabyte Saber 15-G8 uses NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB, while Saber 15-W8 comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB. Both graphics cards already support NVIDIA Optimus technology.

Differences from both are also found in screen quality. Carrying 15.6-inch size, Saber 15-G8 presents Full HD 1920x1080 IPS LCD with wide viewing angle and NTSC 72 percent wide gamut color.


15-W8 Saber screen is also almost the same, the difference is this series laptop screen has a refresh rate of 120Hz with 3ms response time and 94 percent NTSC color gamut technology.

For other specifications, both come with the same features. Among them carry 8GB of RAM or 16GB DDR4 2400 which consists of two slots to be upgraded to a maximum of 32GB.

Then for the internal memory capacity provided Dual-Storage System technology that supports one 2.5-inch HDD slot and stamp fruit slot M.2 SSD type 2280 that supports NVME PCIe X4 and SATA.


For the second port I / O this laptop comes with one USB3.1 Gen2 (Type A), one USB3.1 Gen2 (Type C), USB3.1 Gen1 (Type A), USB2.0 (Type A), HDMI 1.4b, mini DP 1.2 and 1.3, RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet, and 6-in-1 card reader.

One more offered both these laptops is audio supported by Sound Blaster Cinema 5 technology that uses BlasterX Acoustic Engine. Gigabyte has not included information on what the official price of this laptop is.
 
 

Nokia 7 Plus is one of the first to receive Google Android P Beta

Nokia 7 Plus
Android P has arrived and with it the new possibilities of the operating system. So far the Betas version is only available for Google Pixel. However, if you have Nokia 7 Plus you can now install new versions of the system on your smartphone.

Google has decided for all brands that have been actively working to bring Android One and Go to market. In this way, companies like Xiaomi, OnePlus, or even Nokia, may already have a Beta version of Android P for their equipment.

This means that if you have purchased Nokia 7 Plus, you can now install a new version of the operating system on your device.

You will see in the update that it will not change much at the design level. You have a Google search bar at the bottom of your smartphone, you have a new layout in quick settings and new gestures for multitasking.

And the big change is how Android P handles your usage. The system will be able to understand which applications you use the most and how to manage the battery for it.

Apple Siri is rumored to be receiving new voice support at the upcoming WWDC 2018 event

WWDC 2018
Latest rumors claim that Apple Siri will get new voice support in the upcoming WWDC developer meeting. This new rumor comes directly from Apple's digital assistant.

When asked about his anticipation of WWDC, Siri gave an interesting answer indicating he will receive new voice support.

This is expected to be Apple's step following Google's lead in bringing more sound choices to its smart assistant.

Currently, Siri comes with a choice of voice and user-accessible access, from American, Australian or English access, and is available in both male and female voices.

As a reminder, Google Assistant is supported by six new voices, including popular singer and songwriter John Legend.

Another clue that Siri may reveal when questioned regarding the WWDC 2018 is his chances of getting a "shining new home". Siri calls his new home a less shiny object and has a net.
Siri HomePod
Siri's new home-related instructions are thought to be the more affordable Apple speakers. This is in line with previous rumors, calling Apple is preparing intelligent speakers with more affordable price, with Beats brand.

Siri's new sound and home are expected to be two improvements that Apple will introduce at the upcoming WWDC event.

This is considered to be Apple's efforts in the pursuit of backwardness when compared with assistant smart work of competitors namely Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. 

A fake news report mentioned ASUS AREZ was canceled

ASUS AREZ
As a result of the NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program, some vendors had announced a special VGA using AMD GPUs, such as ASUS that created AREZ for AMD and ROG for NVIDIA.

NVIDIA finally stopped the program, so the steps that have been done by some of these VGA manufacturers to be in vain.

Had circulated the news that ASUS to stop the launch of ASUS AREZ project. The news was reported by some media coming from an ASUS AREZ Twitter account that could make a tweet saying that ASUS AREZ is towards the end of its history, and ASUS ROG will still exist.

Asus Arez fake account
Lots of media that seems to make corrections that the news that has been quoted by the external media is false. The news from Forbes, which further stated that the news is false news.

Forbes said that the Twitter account on behalf of ASUS AREZ has a very small number of followers for a brand. In addition, the lettering style of the AREZ script used in the Twitter account profile photo is different from the original style that ASUS has released through its official website.

The fake Twitter account turned out to use ASUS AREZ style which is a replica made by WCCFTech when the brand is still a rumor. Twitter account is now fake the status has been withdrawn by the Twitter.


So far the ASUS also has not given a certainty when VGA AREZ officially launched in the market even though all the units have been exhibited in the ASUS official site catalog.