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Just how partisan is Facebook’s fake news? We tested it

It was only a few minutes after my imaginary Trump supporter “Todd White” began exploring Facebook that he learned filmmaker Michael Moore was staging a coup d’etat against president-elect Donald Trump. Todd also learned that Trump won the popular vote. And that there were people paid to protest at Trump rallies. None of that is true, of course. That’s the sort of ... Read More »

Mukesh Ambani’s 4G Phone Targets Two-Thirds Of India’s Mobile Phone Buyers

India’s youngest telecom operator Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. has launched a 4G-enabled feature phone as it looks to tap a market that contributes two-thirds of the handset sales in the country. The JioPhone, essentially a basic phone with some capabilities of a smartphone, will be “effectively free”, said Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the 40th annual general meeting of its parent ... Read More »

Moto C, Yu Yureka Black, Nokia’s Android Phones, OnePlus 5 Leaks, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS The Moto C is a budget Android launched at Rs. 5,999 The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are now available offline as well The modular Essential Phone by Android ‘founder’ Andy Rubin was announced Missed out on technology news during the week? You’ve come to the right place to catch up on everything of note that happened. One ... Read More »

Facebook redesigns Trending Topics on mobile to show more news sources

Today, Facebook announced an update to its Trending Topics section that will make the list of news stories easier to parse on mobile with a more diverse list of sources. Now, when you click on a news topic from the search bar on an iPhone, you’ll get multiple stories from different outlets that can be swiped through in a carousel ... Read More »

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson breaks internet with news of latest pick, baby Sienna

The pick is in. Er. . . or actually out. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is now a Dad. Wilson and his wife Ciara took to social media Friday to announce the arrival of their new baby girl, Sienna Princess Wilson. It’s only fate the couple welcomed their child during the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. “Dear Sienna ... Read More »

Elizabeth Warren On Student Debt Collectors And More Education News

As we head toward Tax Day, we’ve got student debt and state education plans on our minds in another edition of the NPR Ed Team’s weekly roundup. Student debt We reported at the start of the week that the total balance of student loan debt has nearly tripled in the past decade to $1.3 trillion. That growth is happening in ... Read More »

ICC news March 20, 2017 ‘New ICC finance model arbitrary, not agreeable’

Rahul Johri (left) has spelt out the BCCI’s objections to the new financial model in an email to the ICC © SLC The ICC’s new constitution will “convert” the nature of the world governing body and “adversely affect” the autonomy of its members, according to the BCCI, one of the strongest opponents of the proposed document. In a comprehensive communication ... Read More »

Nintendo Switch sales update, price news and games reveal

The top Nintendo Switch sales, price and games news from this week While the Switch faces a tough market, with the Xbox One and PS4 already firmly established and offering a big library of titles, it appears Nintendo have found a big niche. We already know that the console’s first weekend made it the fastest selling-hardware for Nintendo in that ... Read More »

Good news! Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders

Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) The green tea that you drink to lose those extra pounds has many other powerful effects as a compound found in this ‘super-drink’ may have a life saving potential for people with bone-marrow disorders, reveals a study. The research appeared in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Researchers from Washington ... Read More »

Good news! That cuppa coffee is key to your long life

ANI | Jan 17, 2017, 12.30 PM IST Good news! That cuppa coffee is key to your long life (Courtesy: Thinkstock) The finding that coffee drinkers tend to live longer than people who abstain has long puzzled scientists. US scientists believe they’ve found the answer – and it’s to do with caffeine. It helps to block chemicals in the blood ... Read More »