Facebook may not remove offensive graphic content if it is “newsworthy”

In a recently released blog post, Facebook has revealed that it plans to reduce censorship of graphic content; and will soon start displaying more offensive content -- including violence and nudity -- provided that it is important or "newsworthy."

The disclosure in the blog post implies that Facebook will leave offensive images and other content posted up on its website - even if the content violates the company's community standards - if it considers the content to be important enough to be seen or read by the users.

Nintendo posts brief video to unveil its new hybrid-handheld console --- ‘Switch’

In a brief video published on Thursday, Japanese gaming biggie Nintendo unveiled its much-anticipated new home console --- a hybrid-handheld console which the company has formally named 'Nintendo Switch.'

The new console, which was officially announced by Nintendo more than a year back, was thus far referred to, in reports, by its codename - NX.

Microsoft's new speech recognition system achieves 5.9% word error rate

According to a research paper published by Microsoft engineers on Monday, the company has reached "human parity" with its new, experimental speech recognition system.

Revealing that the Microsoft's experimental speech recognition system has, this week, achieved the lowest-ever recorded error rate for machine transcription, Microsoft engineers said in their paper that the word error rate (WER) achieved by the system was 5.9 percent
--- the first time the system has recorded a WER below 6 percent. In September, Microsoft had reported a 6.3 percent WER for the system.

Apple may launch new MacBook Pro models in October

Japanese website Mac Otakara has revealed in a recent report that Apple will likely introduce its new MacBook Pro laptops "in the month," and start shipping the devices at the end of October.

The Mac Otakara report, projecting the launch of new MacBook Pro by Apple this month, is based on information shared by a "reliable Chinese supplier."

According to Mac Otakara's unidentified source, new MacBook Pro laptops will be launched by Apple in October, in the same sizes as the currently available MacBook Pro models --- that is, both 13-inch and 15-inch models.

Germany’s Federal Motor Authority asks Tesla to stop using the term ‘Autopilot’ in ads

Reuters has revealed in a Sunday report that the German Transportation Ministry has sent a letter to US-based electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors to stop the use of the term 'Autopilot' in its advertisements.

According to spokeswoman for the German Transportation Ministry, the letter was sent to Tesla owners by Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) on Friday.

HTC’s rumoured ‘Bolt’ handset surfaces in the wild

The rumoured HTC Bolt handset has recently been leaked in the wild, with well-known tipster Evan Blass releasing some latest images of the device. The images reveal the physical handset, not a rendered version.

Going by the indications from the images leaked by Blass, the HTC Bolt handset will apparently be a mid-range handset, which will probably lack the traditional headphone jack, just like the newest Apple iPhone.

Tinder rolls out new algorithm --- ‘Smart Photos’

In an announcement made via a recently released blog post, Tinder said that it is rolling out a new algorithm - called 'Smart Photos' - which will help users to get more matches.

With Tinder boasting more than one billion "swipes" per day, the launch of the new 'Smart Photos' algorithm will essentially make a user's profile more noticeable among the masses.

The new 'Smart Photos' algorithm works in such a way that the photos of a Tinder user automatically get re-ordered, so that the "best' photo of a user gets seen first by other Tinder users.

Verizon says Google Pixel phones on its service will receive timely updates

According to an Ars Technica report, bigwig US wireless carrier Verizon has promised to roll out timely Android updates to carrier unlocked Google Pixel smartphones on its service.

The report is based on a statement released by Verizon in an attempt to eliminate potential concerns that the carrier may slow down future Android updates on Google's latest handsets -- Pixel and Pixel XL.

Sprint to give 1 million underprivileged students free wireless devices and data

In an announcement made on Monday, US wireless carrier Sprint said that it plans to give free wireless devices and data to one million underprivileged high-school students.

The announcement of the new initiative -- called the '1Million Project' -- was made by Sprint in association with the Sprint Foundation. Under the initiative, Sprint will give students a free handset, tablet, laptop, or hotspot, along with 3GB of LTE data each month.