On Monday, the social media giant began rolling out a “see how you’re affected” tool at the top of News Feeds to inform users if they’re among the tens of millions of people who had their data improperly harvested by Cambridge Analytica. “We have banned the app ‘This is Your Digital Life,” which one of
Economics is the study of people’s rational choices in scarcity and uncertainty. The problem: people aren’t rational. They often act against their own economic interests—or appear to. So we have behavioral economics to figure out why. Now, you might think businesses are different since they focus on the bottom line, not vague feelings. Yet companies can act
Walls are great for separating rooms and helping support buildings and shelves, but they’re useless when it comes to helping us control things within our homes and offices. That could soon change. Experiments conducted recently at Carnegie Mellon University show that it’s possible to transform ordinary walls into smart surfaces that respond to taps, swipes,
Fortnite continues to be a monster success since its launch on iOS last month. After earlier record-breaking numbers, Sensor Tower now reports that the app crossed $25 million in revenue during its first month of availability, and could hit $500 million for the year… Throughout the first month, Sensor Tower’s data shows that Fortnite has grossed a
Google Maps has offered turn-by-turn directions within the Android app for almost a decade now. In that time, the directions have remained fairly consistent: “Turn right onto Main Street,” and “Keep left at the traffic circle,” for example. Now it seems that Google is testing a new way to deliver those instructions by using visual
Mitchell Community College will host its Information Technology Open House from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, April 19 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 20 at the Mooresville Campus, 219 N. Academy St. These sessions will allow interested individuals to learn about three IT degree programs: Networking, Service/Support, and Software Development. Information about a variety of
Facebook said Wednesday that it believes most of its users who had a specific search function enabled have had their profile data scraped by third parties. “We’ve seen some scraping,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on a call with reporters. “I would assume if you had that setting turned on that someone at some point has
Taso Du Val started Toptal (short for “top talent”) when he saw just how hard it was for U.S. firms to find top freelance talent in tech. He knew from his prior work as a consultant in the industry that there were plenty of experienced and available coders, engineers and software developers around the globe.
Twenty years after it began, Morrisville-based XSInc is joining forces with Charlotte-based Technekes LLC in what a top exec calls a 50-50 merger. The new company will be based jointly in Morrisville and Charlotte, and will grow both locations, says Thad Armbruster, chief finance officer of XS. When the deal closes, Armbruster will become president.