Elliot Schrage is out as VP after a series of scandals that plagued him and the social network.
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Microsoft Windows may get all the press coverage, but when you want to get real work done, you turn your attention to the applications that run on it. And if you use spreadsheets, that generally means Excel.
The current version is Excel 2016, released in late 2015 when the entire Office suite was upgraded. But although you may have upgraded to the latest version, you might be missing out on some worthwhile features introduced in Excel 2016 — that’s what we’ll look at in this story.
Your copy of Excel 2016 may have been purchased as standalone software or as part of an Office 365 subscription. But that doesn’t matter; all the tips here apply t…
In mid-2016, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks before the 2016 election, he presented his concerns to technologists in San Francisco’s Bay Area and warned of an impending crisis of misinformation in a presentation he titled “Infocalypse.”
The web and the information ecosystem that had developed around it was wildly unhealthy, Ovadya argued. The incentives that governed its biggest platforms were calibrated to reward information that was often misleading and polarizing, or both. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google pr…
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Webpass, the wireless home broadband company Google Fiber acquired in 2016, is exiting the Boston market, one of eight cities it served — Google Fiber isn’t just stalling; now it’s shrinking — Webpass, the wireless home broadband company that Google Fiber acquired in 2016, is exiting the Boston market.
Dado Ruvic / Reuters
More than 50,000 Russia-linked bot accounts tweeted about the 2016 US election during the campaign season, Twitter said Friday.
The company disclosed this information in a post published late in the afternoon ahead of a looming government shutdown.
Twitter said it shared the information with Congress, telling the legislative body that it found an additional 13,512 Russia-linked bots since it…
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Michael McWhertor / Polygon:
Steam says it’s ending support for bitcoin payments due to “high fees and volatility”, after announcing support via Bitpay in April 2016 — “It has become untenable to support Bitcoin as a payment option” — Valve is ending support for Steam purchases made with bitcoin …
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (2016) review:
The Good The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 will play any PC game you want, without having to spend a ton of money to get that performance. The Bad It’s a thick, heavy, ugly black slab with mediocre battery life. And a fingerprint magnet, too. You’ll want to pay …
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Samsung Galaxy A7, A5, A3 (2016) Confirmed With Fingerprint Scanner, Bumped Up Camera, MicroSD Slot, Dual-SIM Support
The successors come bundled with support for OIS, fingerprint scanner and Samsung Pay. Here is a list of key configuration details, release date and design features pertaining to the Galaxy A7, A5 and A3 (2016). Speaking of release date, the Samsung Galaxy …
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Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 gets Android 7.0 Nougat as Original Galaxy J7 Clears Wi-Fi Alliance with Nougat on board
In mid-May, Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 and Galaxy A7 2016 started receiving the much-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat updates. This came after the phones had been spotted in several bodies, including the Wi-Fi Alliance and GFXBench, based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
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