Tech News Today

Nov 11th 2016

Tech News Today 1640

Death by Facebook

Tricking facial recognition, TPCAST for Vive, Facebook and "ethnic affinity" advertising
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Megan Morrone and Jason Howell discuss how Carnegie Mellon University researchers developed glasses that are proven to be nearly perfect at tricking facial recognition systems. Facebook says it will no longer allow advertisers to limit the reach of their housing, employment, or credit-related ads to what the company calls a user's "ethnic affinity." HTC announced the TPCAST wireless peripheral for the Vive that allows users to cast the cables aside with no noticeable latency, and a 1.5 hour battery. The Spotify app for Mac, Windows, and Linux is writing junk data to drives, reaching up to 10 gigs of space in some cases. The NES Classic is every bit as great as retro-gamers could hope for. The GoPro Karma was doomed from the start, and GoPro is doing the right thing with its recall. Finally, Facebook falsely reported many of its users as dead.

  • Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica takes a close look inside the NES Classic edition, as well as appreciating the art that was found in NES game manuals.
  • Ben Popper from The Verge discusses why GoPro probably should have known better with its release of the Karma drone.

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