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Day: December 14, 2018

Amazon Uses Dummy Parcels to Catch Thieves

Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal parcels left outside homes. Officers in New Jersey are planting dummy boxes fitted with GPS trackers, coupled with hidden doorbell cameras, at homes around the city of Jersey. The homes selected for the experiment were chosen using the […]

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Bieber Fans Help YouTube Rewind Become ‘Most Disliked’

YouTube Rewind 2018, the annual review of the platform’s highlights, has become its most “disliked” video. It has almost 10.1 million “dislikes”, with more than 82% of its viewers saying they did not enjoy it. With almost 9.9 million “dislikes”, the video for Justin Bieber’s 2010 song Baby had filled the bottom slot for several […]

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YouTube, Under Pressure for Problem Content, Takes Down 58 Million Videos in Quarter

YouTube took down more than 58 million videos and 224 million comments during the third quarter based on violations of its policies, the unit of Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday in an effort to demonstrate progress in suppressing problem content. Government officials and interest groups in the United States, Europe and Asia have been […]

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Apple to Create $1bn Texas Base

Apple has announced plans to build a new campus in Austin, Texas, saying the project will involve a $1bn (£790m) investment. The company already has an existing base in the city. The iPhone-maker said it expected the latest move would eventually make it the state capital’s biggest private employer. One expert said the area had […]

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