Facebook launched new features to help women in India

The company has launched two new features in India to reduce misuse of profile photos, announced on Thursday. Though the issue is not limited to that region of the world, the problem is prevalent in the country, according to Facebook. The features include “profile picture guard” and “profile picture design.” The guard takes away some of the … More Facebook launched new features to help women in India

Neural network learns to reproduce what your brain sees

New algorithms can recreate the images in your mind with uncanny accuracy. Scientists dream of recreating mental images through brain scans, but current techniques produce results that are… fuzzy, to put it mildly. A trio of Chinese researchers might just solve that. They’ve developed neural network algorithms that do a much better job of reproducing … More Neural network learns to reproduce what your brain sees

Instagram surpasses 700 million active users

Instagram now has 700 million active users, breaking another important milestone. The new mark is especially impressive when you consider how fast Instagram reached it. After announcing it had reached 600 million users back in December, it has taken the service four months to grow by 100 million. Instagram has put a great focus on making its … More Instagram surpasses 700 million active users

Twitter will now let you mute specific words from your timeline — and mute ‘eggs’ without profile photos

Twitter is announcing a few new anti-harassment features today: You’ll now be able to mute specific words — including other usernames — from your timeline, not just your notifications. You can mute words indefinitely, or for a day, week or month. You’ll be able to mute “eggs.” That is, accounts that still use the default … More Twitter will now let you mute specific words from your timeline — and mute ‘eggs’ without profile photos

Twitter replaces egg with genderless head and shoulders icon

The thinking behind Twitter’s replacement for the troll-favorite egg profile photo is a vaguely human placeholder that is unpleasant enough to encourage people to replace it with a custom icon. We noticed that some people kept the egg default profile photo because they thought it was fun and cute, but we want people to use … More Twitter replaces egg with genderless head and shoulders icon