Mark Zuckerberg: Where does this hate come from? - Business Insider

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After the horrific events in Charlottesville on Saturday that left three dead, 19 injured and the nation in shock over the violence of racist hate groups, Facebook deleted blog posts from a well-known white supremacist blog.

On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said "we've always taken down any post that promotes or celebrates hate crimes or acts of terrorism -- including what happened in Charlottesville. With the potential for more rallies, we're watching the situation closely and will take down threats of physical harm."

He also expressed his personal frustration. "I know a lot of us have been asking where this hate comes from. As a Jew, it's something I've wondered much of my life. It's a disgrace that we still need to say that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are wrong -- as if this is somehow not obvious."

Ever since Donald Trump won the 2016 election last November, people have been questioning Facebook's role in politics, and its role in creating the ideological echo chambers that divide us.

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Crackdown 3 delay means Microsoft has just one big new game this holiday - VentureBeat


The next Crackdown will not hit PC and Xbox One until 2018. Microsoft has delayed its open-world action shooter to next year to ensure it can produce a high-quality single-player and multiplayer product. That’s a bummer for Crackdown fans who have waited since the original (the sequel was disappointing) for a worthy successor. But by delaying Crackdown, Microsoft will have almost no major games debuting this holiday season.

Crackdown 3 is now due out in the Spring. Microsoft Studios Publishing boss Shannon Loftis confirmed in a tweet, as well as an interview with Polygon, that Microsoft is concerned about getting the game right.

Crackdown 3:campaign, coop, & Wrecking Zone is moving to spring 18 so we can make sure we deliver all the awesome that Crackdown fans want. https://t.co/dwWPJ25NXq

— Shannon Loftis (@shannonloftis) August 16, 2017

“We’re very excited about Crackdown 3, and so are many fans, and so it’s a difficult call to move the release date,” Loftis explained in a note to Polygon. “However, we want to make sure to deliver the right game, with the right quality, and at the right time.”

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Nokia 8: An all-aluminum flagship with same-day Android security updates - Ars Technica

The Nokia 8 takes a decent enough photo.
But compared to a Google Pixel, it lacks detail.
The Nokia 8 comes in Matt Silver, Polished Blue, Matt Blue, and Polished Copper finishes.
reader comments 40 The Nokia 8 here in the "Tempered Blue" finish. Mark Walton There's a dual-camera system with Zeiss optics. Mark Walton Here's the Nokia 8 next a Google Pixel. Mark Walton And here's the "Polished Blue" version. Mark Walton The Nokia 8 isn't a particularly thin phone, but at 7.9mm is more than comfortable. Mark Walton The Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch, IPS, QHD display. Mark Walton SPECS AT A GLANCE: NOKIA 8SCREEN5.3-inch 2560×1440 IPSOSAndroid 7.1.1CPUOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, up to 2.45GHzRAM4GBGPUAdreno 540STORAGE64GB (expandable with microSD card)NETWORKING802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFCBANDSGSM: 850/900/1800/1900WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8TDS-CDMA: 34, 39LTE:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41PORTS1x USB 3.1 Type-CCAMERARear: 13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR, Zeiss optics.Front: 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flashSIZE151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm (camera bump 0.4mm)WEIGHT160gBATTERY3090 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0STARTING PRICE€600 (~£550/$570)OTHER PERKSSplashproof IP54, fingerprint sensor, Dual-Sight streaming, Ozo Audio

Just when you thought we were done with so-called Android "flagship" phones for the year—what with the likes of the HTC U 11, LG G6, OnePlus 5, and Samsung Galaxy S8 already on the market—along comes Nokia with another.

The Nokia 8, just like every other flagship Android phone, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. It has a QHD screen, 4GB of memory, 64GB of storage, and the obligatory dual-camera setup, complete with branded optics from long-term partner Zeiss. Priced at €600 (UK price TBC, but probably £550) and due for release in September worldwide (except the US), the Nokia 8 is about as exciting as its generic aluminium body and by-the-numbers spec sheet suggests—but perhaps that's the point.

After all, finding a reliable, well-built Android phone with few software modifications and a reasonable price tag is harder than it once was. OnePlus, a company that stuck it to the man building high-end phones at mid-range prices, has succumbed to the inevitabilities of big business and raised its prices. Motorola, now in the hands in Lenovo, continues to mess around with so-so modularity. Google got greedy.

At 7.9mm at its thickest point, tapering out to 4.6mm at the edges, the Nokia 8 has a comfortable curved back reminiscent of the HTC U 11. It even comes in similarly flashy "Polished Copper" and "Polished Blue" finishes, albeit with an exterior of solid aluminium instead of needlessly fragile glass. The metal body—which is bordered by volume and power buttons on the right, and combination SIM card and microSD card slot on the left—curves onto the crisp 5.3-inch, IPS, QHD display. It's surrounded by thick black bezels and flanked by a Nokia logo and old-school capacitive back and menu buttons, which look hopelessly dated in a market of micro-bezels and on-screen buttons.

A swift fingerprint reader sits at the bottom of the Nokia 8—which, according to Nokia's user research, is the preferred position—below which is a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port for data transfer and charging. Inside is a 3090mAh battery good for around a full day of use. Mercifully, there's a 3.5mm headphone jack too.

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T-Mobile rolls out high-speed 600MHz in Wyoming, but you can't use it yet - Digital Trends

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T-Mobile's 600MHz network will expand coverage and lay the groundwork for 5G, but it'll be a while before subscribers see the benefits.

T-Mobile isn’t content with being the nation’s fastest carrier, it wants to be the largest too. On Wednesday, T-Mobile announced it lit up its 600MHz LTE network in Cheyenne, Wyoming ahead of a nationwide rollout in rural parts of the country.

“Earlier this month, wireless customers coast-to-coast proved T-Mobile already delivers America’s best unlimited network,” John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, said. “We swept the competition … on all counts.”

T-Mobile, which spent $8 billion on 600MHz spectrum in an FCC auction earlier this year, plans to roll out service in Wyoming, Northwest Oregon, West Texas, Southwest Kansas, the Oklahoma panhandle, West North Dakota, Maine, Coastal North Carolina, Central Pennsylvania, Central Virginia, and Eastern Washington in the coming months.

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How to make phone calls with Google Home - The Verge

Google’s smart speaker can now pull double duty as a phone for voice calls. The company just confirmed that it’s rolling out Google Home’s calling feature in the US and Canada beginning today. Users can dial anyone in their contacts and local businesses for free — so long as the call recipient is in one of those two countries. The calling feature was first announced back in May.

In turning its speaker into a phone, Google is taking another step to challenge Amazon and its Echo devices, which introduced calling and messaging features earlier this year. But the two companies take a significantly different approach in how the feature actually works and who you’re able to communicate with.

How to call someone with your Google Home speaker

To place calls with Home, you just say “OK Google, call (recipient).” You can also do “Hey Google” if that’s your preferred phrase for activating the speaker. The person you’re calling needs to be stored in Google Contacts for things to work right, so if you’re using another app or service for contact management, you’ll want to make sure those numbers are also in Google’s cloud. You can also tell Home to call a business or just speak aloud a specific number you want to dial.

Though it might seem like Home is basically just acting as a speakerphone, that’s not the case. Calls are made over Wi-Fi, so they don’t use your phone plan’s minutes. In fact, Google Home calling is entirely separate from your smartphone. That’s both good and bad at the moment, which I’ll get into next.

What are the differences between Google Home and Amazon Alexa calling?Google Home lets you call anyone in your contacts; it doesn’t matter if they also own a Google Home speaker or not. You’re calling their actual phone. With Alexa calling, you’re always calling someone else’s Echo device or their Alexa smartphone app. That’s the major difference between the two, and definitely swings in Google’s favor. There’s no way to call someone else’s Google Home like you can make Echo to Echo calls with Alexa. Google only supports outgoing calls. If you’re a fan of video chat, Amazon wins this one since you can make face-to-face calls with two Echo Shows or an Echo Show and the Alexa app.If you’re not a Google Voice or Project Fi user, the person you’re calling from Google Home won’t see a recognizable phone number. Instead, they’ll see “unknown” or “no caller ID,” which might make someone hesitant to pick up. Just think of all the mobile spam calls we’re dealing with these days. You might find yourself leaving a lot of voicemails! Users of Google’s phone-related services Voice and Fi can link their number to Home right away to avoid this inconvenience and have that number displayed to recipients. Google has promised to have it working for everyone else by the end of the year. Please hurry, Google.The only way to use Google Home voice calling is with your Google Home device. Amazon’s Alexa calling and messaging can be done using the Alexa app when away from your speaker, but again, since that’s uniquely between Echo devices, it doesn’t really make sense for Google’s approach. Unless you’re linking a Google Voice or Project Fi number, you don’t need to configure any settings before placing your first call; Home has access to your Google Contacts and is also smart enough to call the right businesses you request.Google Home can identify different users in your house by voice, so if you say “OK Google, call dad” it will call your dad without needing to ask which user is making the request. Pretty neat. Though even a single slip-up there could get awkward...Wait, what? I don’t want people to think I’m a spammer. How do I link my Google Voice or Project Fi number to Google Home?

You can tell Google Home to display the phone number you’ve got tied to either Google Voice or Project Fi by going to the Assistant settings in your Google Home smartphone app for Android or iOS. Once that’s done, recipients will see your number show up instead of the terrible “no caller ID” thing.

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