Tag: computers

Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google

Australia's competition watchdog on Friday recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants.   Intensifying the global drumbeat of calls to regulate some...

Facebook firm in its quest to launch Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday reaffirmed his commitment to the social network's quest to launch Libra cryptocurrency despite pushback from governments and critics. Facebook last month unveiled plans for Libra in an announcement that sparked fears of the unintended consequences of a loosely...

Pre-order for Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Studio 2 opens in Singapore, its features released

The long wait is over. Just few days after New Year, pre-orders for new models of Microsoft Surface computers: Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 including the Surface for Business line-up were already opened in Singapore, via the Microsoft Online Store...

What computers can’t do in classrooms

By Mary Lee When I was training teenagers to debate in 2004–8, computers made the task of researching the motion a lot easier and faster (“Google it!” I said). But while the debaters could come up with stacks of research, there was still a problem:...