Archive | November 2017

Data-friendly YouTube Go comes out in beta in Southeast Asia

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Google has released its data-friendly YouTube Go app in some of Southeast Asia, and Africa’s new markets.

Available now in beta for Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, the app is a way to get video to users in countries where data availability might not be as complete as it is in other countries.

One of the app’s key features tackling the data issue is an offline viewing mode, allowing users to first download video over Wi-Fi before hitting the road.

Users can also choose to stream video in lower resolutions or high quality, controlling their data spend. …

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This entry was posted on November 30, 2017, in Mashable.

Google Translate might have a gender problem

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So much of our life is determined by algorithms. From what you see on your Facebook News Feed, to the books and knickknacks recommended to you by Amazon, to the disturbing videos YouTube shows to your children, our attention is systematically parsed and sold to the highest bidder.

These mysterious formulas that shape us, guide us, and nudge us toward someone else’s idea of an optimal outcome are opaque by design. Which, well, perhaps makes it all the more frustrating when they turn out to be sexist.

Enter Google Translate, the automated service that makes so much of the web comprehensible to so many of us. Supporting …

More about Google, Gender, Sexism, Translation, and Google Translate …read more      

This entry was posted on November 30, 2017, in Mashable.

Google Translate might have a gender problem

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So much of our life is determined by algorithms. From what you see on your Facebook News Feed, to the books and knickknacks recommended to you by Amazon, to the disturbing videos YouTube shows to your children, our attention is systematically parsed and sold to the highest bidder.

These mysterious formulas that shape us, guide us, and nudge us toward someone else’s idea of an optimal outcome are opaque by design. Which, well, perhaps makes it all the more frustrating when they turn out to be sexist.

Enter Google Translate, the automated service that makes so much of the web comprehensible to so many of us. Supporting …

More about Google, Gender, Sexism, Translation, and Google Translate …read more      

This entry was posted on November 30, 2017, in Mashable.

Google Translate might have a gender problem

Facebook

So much of our life is determined by algorithms. From what you see on your Facebook News Feed, to the books and knickknacks recommended to you by Amazon, to the disturbing videos YouTube shows to your children, our attention is systematically parsed and sold to the highest bidder.

These mysterious formulas that shape us, guide us, and nudge us toward someone else’s idea of an optimal outcome are opaque by design. Which, well, perhaps makes it all the more frustrating when they turn out to be sexist.

Enter Google Translate, the automated service that makes so much of the web comprehensible to so many of us. Supporting …

More about Google, Gender, Sexism, Translation, and Google Translate …read more      

This entry was posted on November 30, 2017, in Mashable.

Australia wants to throw Prince Harry his bachelor party

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As you’ve probably seen a gazillion times on the internet already, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged.

Which means aside from organising a very lush wedding, there’s also the matter of the honeymoon and putting together pre-wedding plans — such as a bachelor/bachelorette party.

Australia’s minister for tourism Steven Ciobo has offered to host the pair for any of these celebrations, after all, Prince Harry has already been Down Under before.

I’ve written to Prince Harry to congratulate him on his engagement to @meghanmarkle and @TourismAus has provided an awesome 🇦🇺 itinerary for a honeymoon or pre-wedding celebrations 🎉 https://t.co/jTR4urjTeR

— Steven Ciobo (@StevenCiobo) …

More about Australia, Travel, Royal Family, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle …read more      

This entry was posted on November 30, 2017, in Mashable.