TECHNOLOGY

YouTube won’t show ads until channel reaches 10K views

YouTube won’t show ads until channel reaches 10K views

For millions of creators, making videos on YouTube is not just a creative outlet, it is a source of income. Announcing a change to its “YouTube Partner Programme”, video creators will not be able to make money until channel reaches 10,000 views. The streaming service opened “YouTube Partner Programme” (YPP) to everyone in 2007 that […]

iPhone 8 launch to be delayed

iPhone 8 launch to be delayed

In recent years, Apple has released its iPhone updates in September, but according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN), suppliers are encountering “technical issues” in the production of the upcoming “iPhone 8” because of differences in the display lamination process and challenges involved in integrating the 3D sensing front camera system. The report tallies with […]

Facebook, Twitter and Google face $50 million fines in Germany

Facebook, Twitter and Google face $50 million fines in Germany

The German government on Wednesday approved fines of up to $50 million against social networking sites that fail to remove illegal content, such as hate speech, extremist material and fake news, reported by users within a week. Germany has long pressed Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube to delete hate speech from their websites at faster […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally here (Pictures)

Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally here (Pictures)

After months of leaks and countless rumours, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been officially unveiled. The device is one of two new phones with the S8 landing alongside the even larger 6.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S8+. Both feature facial recognition technology that allows users to unlock the phone with their face, and a Bixby ‘personal assistant’ […]

REVEALED: Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications

REVEALED: Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications

Here then are the specifications for the Galaxy S8 – we can’t be certain they are the real deal until the Galaxy Unpacked event gets underway in a couple of days, but they match much of what we’ve heard so far: Display: 5.8-inch Super AMOLED, QHD 2960 x 1440 Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895, 1.7GHz + […]

Violet Galaxy S8 leaked

Violet Galaxy S8 leaked

The photos come via the KK Sneak Leaks Twitter account (via), and show what looks to be a prototype of the upcoming Galaxy S8. But rather than being the usual black colour option we’ve seen leaked numerous times before, this time around, the handset in the shots comes with a violet finish. All will be […]

iPhone 8 Design Leaked

iPhone 8 Design Leaked

It was going to be the most radical part of the major iPhone 8 redesign, but following a report earlier in the week a double leak today suggests Apple is scrapping its plans for a heavily curved OLED display. First out the gate is Nikkei. The widely respected Japanese publication says that while Apple will […]

Facebook to launch a ‘dislike’ button

Facebook to launch a ‘dislike’ button

Facebook is testing a ‘dislike’ button for Messenger on its platform. Even though the feature currently exists on Facebook News Feed and it’s Reaction tab, the social media site is now testing it on Messenger button. The Reactions tab on News Feed was launched last year in February. Facebook Reactions allows users to react to […]

Twitter to block users for 12 hrs for abusive behaviour

Twitter to block users for 12 hrs for abusive behaviour

Twitter has launched a new way of censoring offensive behaviour by temporarily restricting abusive users’ accounts. Some users have been notified that their account is limited for 12 hours after using language that Twitter deems abusive. When an account has been censored, only people who follow them can see their tweets or receive notifications. When […]