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You can now create channels on “WhatsApp” (just like on Telegram)

You can now create channels on “WhatsApp” (just like on Telegram)

One of the most popular instant messengers, “WhatsApp”, introduced a channel function starting on June 29th. Group chats can now be switched to “broadcast only” mode and only administrators can post there. In...
Fighting fake news: Musk, Trump, Wales, and others

Fighting fake news: Musk, Trump, Wales, and others

More and more people are getting involved in the fight against fake news. Their interest in this regard is shown by politicians from different countries, large companies, businessmen, and public figures. Elon...
Will GitHub become worse under Microsoft? 5 alternatives for the joint development service

Will GitHub become worse under Microsoft? 5 alternatives for the joint development service

Microsoft has bought the most popular joint development service, GitHub. Several American publications had earlier reported this. Now the company has confirmed the information about the deal on its blog. The...

Telegram tests its user identification service. WhatsApp sees a serious competitor.

The messenger service Telegram has started testing its External Secure ID service, which will be a convenient way to identify users on the new TON (Telegram Open Network) platform. The service will combine...

The space hotel “Aurora Station” will be launched by 2022

The emergence of private space companies not only contributes to the technological and scientific development of mankind, but also brings the time of mass space tourism closer. Orion Span presented the...

Russia began to block Telegram. Other services are suffering so far

Russian Internet regulator Roskomnadzor started blocking Telegram. The agency began sending out to providers the lists of addresses banned to access started from the April 16. App Store and Google Play are...

USA banned broadcasts of SpaceX launches. A special license is required

SpaceX was broadcasting its every launch on YouTube for years, but only now The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the USA (NOAA)  has announced the company does not have rights to do it. It...

Hackers have deleted the most popular video on YouTube. It turned out, you should not be a hacking guru for that

You do not need to hack the entire service in order to delete someone’s video from YouTube. All you need is to get the credentials to sign in to the account from which the video was posted. So did the hackers...

SpaceX launches a satellite that will collect orbital space debris

The European Space Agency estimates about 750,000 pieces of debris of more than a centimeter are constantly in orbit around the Earth. About 18,000 of these objects are large enough to be watched by monitoring...

Telegram breakdown on March 29

On March 29, 2018, Telegram messenger was not functioning in Europe, Middle East and CIS for about three hours. Both applications and the web version of the service did not work. Our users in Europe, Middle...

The creators of Signal's secure messenger will open a fund to support the project

Signal developers have always put the principles of protecting personal data and confidentialty first. Thanks to cryptography and open source encryption, the popular messenger is providing users with free and...

AR will help eBay sellers optimally pack the goods

eBay online retailer has implemented AR into its recent update for Android. Augmented reality  will help sellers choose the right size of the delivery box. All you have to do to check out this new function is...

IBM has introduced a tiny cheap computer supporting blockchain

IBM has represented the smallest in the world computer at its conference IBM Think 2018. Several hundred thousand transistors, SRAM memory, a solar battery and a communication module based on a light-emitting...

MoviePass monitors users' locations

Speaking at the Hollywood financial forum, MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe said that the company collects information about the location of its customers. The service MoviePass sells tickets to visit movie theatres...

The Boring Company gives priority to public transport

The Boring Company is continuing to develop a system of urban underground tunnels. But now the new transport network will primarily be designed for pedestrians. In 2016 Elon Musk spoke about the idea of...