Snap has reportedly been working on a drone. The New York Times says it’s not clear that it’s a product that will make it to production, but the company has said they feel we are just at the beginning of what cameras can do, and that their products are moving towards making taking videos a fun and seamless part of everyday life.
Twitter has been a virtual haven for trolls over the years, and now the company is announcing some new features to help stem harassment. According to recode.net, you will be able to mute specific words including usernames from your timeline. You can mute for a day, month, or permanently. You can also mute ‘eggs’, those accounts that use the egg avatar and haven’t provided a photo. Further, you can block accounts without confirmed email addresses or phone numbers. While this won’t kill off trolling completely, it will at least thin them out and slow them down.
Facebook has started using artificial intelligence to spot people that may be at risk of killing themselves. BBC.com reports that the algorithms pick up on comments in posts or the comments friends leave, and then a human review team jumps in to contact the person and works to suggest ways the person might get help. Right now, the AI tool is just testing in the US.
From the ‘I want it now’ department….forward.com says an Israeli co. has developed tech that can charge a mobile phone in seconds and electric car in minutes. StoreDot’s battery uses ‘nano-dots.’ No word on when it may be out.
Leaked pictures indicate that next year’s HTC One M-9 may be 5.2 inches, just a little over the size of the M-8. Bgr.com cautions that earlier information points to it being 5.5 inches, the size of the iPhone 6 Plus.
Thenextweb.com reports that a company called Trustev has developed tech they say can ban trolls for good. They say they use a digital fingerprint, so even IP addresses or using vpn, trolls can be barred.