The Question We’ve Stopped Asking About Teen-Agers and Social Media

The trouble started in mid-September, when the Wall Street Journal published an exposé titled “Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show.” The article revealed that Facebook had identified disturbing information about the impact of its Instagram service on young users. It cited an internal company presentation, leaked to the paper by an anonymous whistle-blower, that … Read more

iPhone Slowdowns : Chinese Consumer Group Latest to Question Apple

HIGHLIGHTS Shanghai Consumer Council is the latest to question Apple Apple reportedly facing over 30 class actions lawsuits over the issue in Apple had apologised for slowing down iPhone models with ageing batteries Despite apologising for slowing down iPhone models with ageing batteries and offering a new battery replacement programme, Apple continues to face questions regarding the … Read more

Facebook, in cross hairs after election, is said to question its influence

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Late on Tuesday night, as it became clear that Donald J. Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton to win the presidential election, a private chat sprang up on Facebook among several vice presidents and executives of the social network. What role, they asked each other, had their company … Read more

Microsoft’s $300 Windows VR headsets: 6 things we know (and 1 big question)

Everybody expected mixed-reality technology to play a part in Microsoft’s big Windows 10 event on Wednesday—but nobody expected what we got. Rather than showing yet another HoloLens demonstration, Microsoft instead announced a small army of virtual reality headsets unlike anything available today, and they’re all powered by the forthcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. The demo … Read more

A vexing question for Watson: Why is IBM surging?

Here’s a vexing question for artificial mega-brain Watson: Why is IBM stock surging? Big Blue’s market value rose about $6 billion after the computer giant agreed on Thursday to buy Truven Health Analytics for $2.6 billion. Giving IBM’s artificial-intelligence platform more data to chew on is useful, but investors’ glee over an opaque addition to … Read more