Category: Technology

Disney+ has surpassed 28 million subscribers since launch

Disney+ amassed 28.6 million Disney+ subscribers in the first three months since it launched, far exceeding the 20 million estimate that analysts suggested Disney would make by the end of 2020. The company’s earnings report stated there were 26.5 million subscribers by the end of December, but CEO Bob Iger announced on the call that […]

Twitter will ban ‘deceptive’ faked media that could cause ‘serious harm’

Twitter will ban faked pictures, video, and other media that are “deceptively shared” and pose a serious safety risk. The company just announced a new policy on synthetic and manipulated media — a category that encompasses sophisticated deepfake videos, but also low-tech deceptively edited content. In addition to banning egregious offenders, Twitter will label some […]

Fujifilm’s X100v Adds A New Lens And Tilting Screen To A Classic Design

FujifilmFujifilm today announced the fifth entry in its X100 series, the X100V, updating the company’s take-everywhere camera with a new lens, a new sensor, a tilting rear LCD, and more. The X100V now shares the same 26.1-megapixel X-Trans IV CMOS APS-C sensor as the X-T3, X-T30, and X-Pro3. And it includes the new film simulations […]

Instagram brought in $20 billion in ad revenue last year, more than a quarter of Facebook’s earnings

Instagram isn’t the biggest moneymaker for Facebook, but it certainly plays a major role in generating revenue for the social media company. Bloomberg reports today that the app brought in $20 billion in advertising revenue last year, which accounts for more than a quarter of Facebook’s overall 2019 revenue. Ads show up on Instagram in […]

Genius brings its Verified video series to Apple Music

Genius’ popular Verified video series is coming to Apple Music starting today. The show has artists explain the meaning behind the lyrics of their hit songs, featuring musicians like Billie Eilish and J Balvin. Going forward, Apple Music will co-produce Verified. Episodes will now premiere on Apple’s streaming platform and can be found on the […]

The app that broke the Iowa Caucuses was sent out through beta testing platforms

The mobile software developed to tally votes in the Iowa Democratic caucus yesterday has taken center stage in an ongoing controversy over who exactly created it and why it was deployed in such a sloppy state. Now, thanks to Motherboard, we know what the app looks like, and the error screens that specific precinct leaders […]

Alphabet’s Jigsaw unveils a tool to help journalists spot deepfakes and manipulated images

Alphabet’s Jigsaw subsidiary has revealed a new tool that’s intended to help journalists more easily spot deepfakes and manipulated images. The tool, called Assembler, uses “detectors” to analyze an image or deepfake; determine if it’s authentic; and if it’s not, inform the user where the image may have been manipulated. Assembler’s detectors can see things […]