Twitter to Hide Troll Tweets

From PC Mag: When it comes to bullies, should you engage or ignore? Twitter is choosing door No. 2. It announced today that it will stop troll tweets from popping up at the top of your conversations and searches using "new behavioral signals" to pinpoint the offensive messages.

According to a company spokeswoman, the approach will rely on machine learning, and the goal is to stop the trolling before people need to report it. "The result is that people contributing to the healthy conversation will be more visible in conversations and search," Twitter said in a blog post.

Microsoft reportedly planning low-cost Surface tablets to compete with iPad

From CNET: Microsoft is reportedly planning to release a line of cheaper Surface tablets that will allow it to compete more effectively with Apple's iPads.

The company's smaller, lower-cost Surface tablets could arrive as soon as the second half of 2018, said Bloomberg, quoting people familiar with the matter.

Google to Offer Rewards With New Cloud Storage Platform

From PC Mag: A new Google service will offer you more bang for your buck when it comes to cloud storage.

On Monday, the company said its moving paid customers of Google Drive over to an upcoming platform called Google One.

As part of that change, the tech giant will offer a $9.99 per month plan that'll get you 2TB of storage, up from a mere 1TB. The new Google One will also introduce a $2.99 plan for access to 200 GB. (Existing customer of the Google Drive 1TB plan will be upgraded to 2 TB at no extra cost.)

Unskippable Snapchat ads are here

From CNET: A new stream of six-second ads are appearing on Snapchat and they can't be skipped.

The ads, for movies like Deadpool, Apple and Samsung, are only appearing during its professionally-produced Shows, AdAge reports. They act much like commercial breaks on TV -- remember those?

That means that you won't see the ads if you're simply watching your mate's video clips where they're trying out all the different dog-ear filters. At least not yet, anyway.

Amazon Go’s cashier-less stores are coming to Chicago and San Francisco

From The Verge: Amazon Go is heading to Chicago and San Francisco, according to a report from The Seattle Times, marking the first expansion of the online retailer’s cashier-less grocery store from its initial Seattle location.

Per The Seattle Times, Amazon has posted job listings for store managers at upcoming locations in Chicago and San Francisco. An Amazon representative later confirmed that the company is planning to open Amazon Go stores in those cities, although no timetable or date has been announced yet.

Lenovo teases what might be the first true ‘all screen’ phone

From The Verge: Lenovo Vice President Chang Cheng is teasing a new phone on China’s Weibo social network that’s nothing but screen framed by an ultra-thin bezel (via CNET). While Apple might claim that the iPhone X is “all screen,” its infamous notch — and the rash of Android imitators that followed — says otherwise.

Trump Vows to Help ZTE 'Get Back Into Business'

From PC Mag: President Trump on Sunday said he's working with China to help ZTE "get back into business, fast" and prevent further job loss in China.

"President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast. Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!" Trump tweeted.

Facebook suspends around 200 apps in data misuse investigation

From CNET: Facebook has suspended around 200 apps as part of its investigation into whether companies misused personal user data gathered from the social network.

The company has evaluated thousands of apps to see if they had access to large amounts of data, and will now thoroughly investigate those it has identified as potentially misusing that data, it said in a blog post on Monday.

How often is your phone left on silent?

All the time
31% (39 votes)
Only when I don't want to be interrupted
60% (75 votes)
Practically never
9% (11 votes)
Total votes: 125

Patriot Viper LED PC4-24000 2x8GB Review (Page 1 of 10)

A few months ago, I was walking in downtown Banff with a moderately large group of friends. For some unknown reason, one of them started to sing The Star-Spangled Banner, and slowly but surely, many others began to join in spontaneously. I was a little bit aware that we were still in Canada, so I cautiously reminded them to avoid singing the American national anthem in public. My friends did not heed my advice; instead, they suggested that maybe other people thought we were American tourists and continued with the next line. As people on the streets started to look at us, I decided if I could not get them to stop, I might as well play along. "We are from AMERICA!" I said. "I love guns and we are the best country in the world!" All I could say is people did not look at us any less weird as a result, but my friends were all too embarrassed to continue. With all due respect for my American friends -- I love the USA -- sometimes it is still a lot of fun to play on stereotypes. And why not? Singing the Star-Spangled Banner and claiming to be a stereotypical American in Canada is a combination that is no less strange, than say, adding RGB LEDs to your mousepad or power supply. In fact, sometimes these combinations do work out. Today, we have something slightly more conservative in our lab, the Patriot Viper LED PC4-24000 2x8GB DDR4 RAM. It features only red LEDs, which comes in right between the RGB GeIL EVO X GEX416GB3200C16DC 2x8GB I reviewed back in 2016 and pretty much every other memory kit without LED lighting. Read on to see if this is the RAM to buy!

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