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Turkey’s Erdogan declares referendum victory, opponents plan challenge

President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a referendum on Sunday to grant him sweeping powers in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics, but opponents said the vote was marred by irregularities and they would challenge its result. Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast and its three main cities, including the capital Ankara and the largest city Istanbul, looked set to vote ... Read More »

Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

Facebook said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages. The security improvement was described as being part of a broader effort to rid the leading social network of hoaxes, misinformation, and fake news by making sure people are who they claim to be. “We’ve found that when ... Read More »

Google Pixel, Nexus Users Face Fingerprint Sensor Issues Post Android 7.1.2 Update

Earlier this month, the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update was made available for Pixel and select Nexus devices and brought along several bug fixes along. Now, several Pixel and Nexus owners have complained that the update also brought along an issue regarding the fingerprint sensors due to which the device fails to recognise the authentication hardware. On its support forum, Google ... Read More »

Leaf plans merger with farm education charity

© Photofusion/Rex/Shutterstock Two of the leading farming and food educational organisations have announced they propose to merge to drive efficiencies and a strengthened joint education strategy. Leaf (Linking Environment and Farming) will join Face (Farming and Countryside Education), the leading educational charity working with schools to help young people understand the connection between farming and their daily lives. Leaf works ... Read More »

Britney Spears’ dad Jamie Spears ‘still controls her finances after her breakdown a decade ago’

Britney Spears reportedly can’t access her own money (Picture: Getty) The Toxic singer is said to have a conservatorship where under US law a responsible adult is appointed to look after the finances of another adult that can’t care or manage their own finances themselves. This arrangement with her dad Jamie Spears came about after Britney’s mental breakdown in 2008 which saw ... Read More »

10 gadgets that solve some of your most annoying tech problems

Good gadgets are fun novelty items and great gadgets make life more convenient. But the best gadgets are the ones that fix issues, have multiple functions, and keep you safe. The Komando Shop is full of gadgets, electronics, and accessories that do just that. That’s why I decided to hand-pick 10 of those problem-solving devices just for you. And that’s ... Read More »

Facebook disrupts suspected spam operation

Facebook on Friday said it disrupted an international fake account operation that was firing off inauthentic “likes” and bogus comments to win friends it would then pound with spam. Facebook’s security team spent six months fighting to neutralize what they saw as a coordinated campaign, according to Shabnam Shaik, a company security manager. “Our systems were able to identify a ... Read More »

Sale of Daniel and Danielle Besen’s Flinders weekender confirmed for just under $20m

THE lavish beachside mansion of Daniel and Danielle Besen has officially sold, for an eye-watering figure just shy of its $20 million price expectations. The seven-bedroom Miramar in Flinders went under offer in early March, shortly after its expressions of interest campaign ended. But the Herald Sun understands the sale was only recently finalised, with an international buyer paying about ... Read More »

Inside Netflix we reveal how brain scans and bots help shows go from lens to your living room

Netflix first launched in the UK in 2012 and, along with catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and streaming rivals like Amazon Prime, has completely transformed the way we watch television. WIRED was invited along to the firm’s recent Netflix Labs Day at its Los Gatos headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley for the global release of Marvel’s Iron Fist ... Read More »

Track how technology is transforming work

Androids, such as this one directing shoppers in Tokyo, will replace humans in many service occupations in the next 10–20 years. Advances in technology pose huge challenges for jobs. Productivity levels have never been higher in the United States, for example, but income for the bottom 50% of earners has stagnated since 1999 (see ‘Job shifts’). Most of the monetary ... Read More »