Facebook Has Started To Flag Fake News

With the rise of social media and how quickly and easily things can go viral, sometimes what happens is that stories and news reports that aren’t real are shared and are quickly bought into. This results in a lot of misinformation which is obviously a bad thing, and fake news is a problem that Facebook has in the recent months been trying to combat.

However the good news is that some of their efforts are already starting to materialize as the social network has started to flag stories that might be fake with a “disputed” tag. This is something that the company announced back in December as part of its efforts to combat fake news, and it looks like it has already begun to roll out.

In case you’re learning about this for the first time, this “disputed” tag basically means that the article/story in question might not necessarily be accurate. The tag will also be accompanied with links to fact-checking websites that will provide evidence and an explanation as to why it might not be true.

This label is only slapped onto posts that have either been flagged by multiple users, caught by Facebook’s own software, or verified/disputed by fact-checking websites, such as Snopes or Politifact, which should add a level of credibility to it. So the next time you see an article that has been flagged as “disputed”, you can probably safely assume that its content might be questionable.

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80,000 Nintendo Switch Units Have Been Sold In The UK

The Nintendo Switch was officially released several days ago on the 3rd of March. The Switch represents another chance for Nintendo to compete in the console industry especially after the Wii U, which many had considered to be something of a flop. That being said it seems that Nintendo might not have anything to worry about.

According to a report from Gamesindustry.biz, it seems that over in the UK, retailers are claiming to have sold 80,000 units of the console during its opening weekend. To give you guys some perspective, this is double that of the Wii U which apparently only managed 40,000 units during its opening weekend back in late 2013.

However this still pales in comparison to other consoles such as the 3DS which managed 113,000 units at launch, or the PS4 or Xbox One which managed to sell 250,000 units and 150,000 units respectively. However like we said compared to that of the Wii U, it seems that the Switch is chugging along just fine.

It is probably still too early to tell how well the console will do, especially since quite a lot of the major titles aren’t available on it yet, save for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and we’re sure that there are many gamers who are holding out until more games are available.

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Nintendo Reassures That Switch Units With Dead Pixels Aren’t Defects

We can only imagine that when buying a new phone, TV, or monitor that upon turning it on, you notice a dead pixel or two. It can be rather annoying to know that it is there, but unfortunately these things happen. However with the Nintendo Switch if you were to notice a dead pixel on your unit, apparently it’s not considered a defect.

In a support page on its website, Nintendo is telling customers that if they notice bright or black dots on their screen, or light or dark patches, that they should not consider their unit to be defective. The support page reads, “Small numbers of stuck or dead pixels are a characteristic of LCD screens. These are normal and should not be considered a defect.”

So what does this mean? This means that because the company does not consider them to be a defect that if you wanted a replacement, you might not be able to get one. However it has been pointed out that Nintendo isn’t alone in this, as other hardware makers have similar policies in place. While Nintendo was not explicit, there’s probably a threshold with regards to the number of dead pixels before it can be considered defective and warrants a replacement.

Hopefully there aren’t too many such units out there, but if you do chance upon a single dead pixel on your Switch, as annoying as it might be, it seems that there’s nothing you can do about it officially.

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Lara Croft GO Expansion ‘Mirror of Spirits’ Now Available For PC

Back in December last year, Square Enix announced that they would be bringing its popular mobile game Lara Croft GO onto the PS4, PS Vita, and the PC. Now if you’ve already played through the mobile version, the company had also announced that there would be an expansion called Mirror of Spirits that would expand on the game.

The expansion was set for a release on the PlayStation platforms first before arriving on the PC, and the good news is that if you were interested in getting your hands on the expansion, you’ll be pleased to learn that it is now available as a free update as announced on Steam’s website. The expansion will be available even if you haven’t completed the main game.

For those who have yet to download or purchase Lara Croft GO, the game was previously priced at $10 but it appears that they are discounting it by 50% so you’ll actually be able to pick it up for $5, which is actually a pretty decent price all things considered. This discount will be valid until the 10th of March, 2017, so you’ll want to hurry before the clock runs out.

In the meantime you can check out the expansion’s Steam launch trailer in the video above if you’re curious about what you might be able to expect from it.

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Hori Unveils Upcoming Fight Stick For The Nintendo Switch

When it comes to input devices for the Nintendo Switch, the default options are the bundled Joy-Cons, but there is also the option of getting your hands on the Pro controller which offers up a slightly more familiar layout. However if arcade-style gaming is more your thing, then you’ll be pleased with Hori’s upcoming offering.

The company has announced via Twitter that they will be launching the Hori Real Arcade Pro.V Hayabusa fight stick for the Nintendo Switch. The design of the fight stick is more or less similar to Hori’s other offerings, except that this seems to have been designed with the Nintendo Switch in mind and will sport a Nintendo Switch decal, but otherwise it should function pretty much the same as its other controllers.

Unfortunately in terms of pricing and availability, Hori has yet to disclose those details but we guess this is something that gamers can look forward to in the future, but pricing shouldn’t be too different from Hori’s other fight stick accessories for other console platforms. At the moment there aren’t too many arcade fighting games available for the Switch, or that are being planned so we’re not sure if you’ll be able to get the most out of it.

However if you do prefer this method of input for your gaming then you’ll want to keep an eye out for the accessory’s launch.

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HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 Education Edition Unveiled

The thing about giving laptops or tablets to students is that sometimes students can be a bit careless, or don’t value such gadgets as much especially if they haven’t purchased it with their own money. This means that schools will have to deal with having to replace or repair gadgets due to carelessness.

However the good news for schools and educational institutions looking to equip their students with laptops is that Google has unveiled a new Chromebook. Or rather the company has revealed that HP will be launching a new rugged laptop in the form of the HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 Education Edition.

In terms of hardware specs Google has remained mum on that front, but from what we can tell and from Google has revealed, it will be a 360-degree convertible Chromebook. This means that its display can flip around so that it can double up as a display-only for watching movies, videos, or sharing slides, or it can be switched back where it will function as a more regular laptop.

Pricing and availability were not mentioned but for those looking for a rugged Chromebook for school, then this could be one laptop to keep an eye out for.

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Blizzard Explains Decision Behind Overwatch’s New Hero

Last week after a few weeks of teasing, Blizzard finally took the wraps off their latest Overwatch hero in the form of “Orisa”, which is basically a robot that was created by child genius Efi Oladele. If you read about the hero, you would have noticed that Orisa shares some traits with other tank characters, namely Reinhardt.

However as it turns out this was a conscious decision on Blizzard’s part. In a report from Kotaku, it seems that Blizzard revealed the reason behind the creation of Orisa during a GDC session. According to Overwatch lead writer Michael Chu, “Orisa was a character that emerged from game design. We wanted to have what we called an anchor tank: an alternative to Reinhardt.”

Chu goes on to add, “We needed a spark, and we were looking for it. The thing about Orisa is, in a lot of ways she was unconventional, and she was hard to come to terms with. She has four legs, she has horns, she’s a robot. She has a really big frame and animal locomotion. It was difficult to encapsulate her personality. There was a lot going on.”

He also explained that the reason behind revealing Efi first wasn’t because they wanted to mislead gamers, but rather it was because Efi was essential to help bring Orisa’s origins together. Orisa is currently playable in the Public Test Realm where we expect her addition to Overwatch will probably take place in the next few months.

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Antenna Design Could Be Reason Behind The Joy-Con’s Connection Issues

As you might have heard, there are some gamers who are reporting that there are issues with the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers. Nintendo themselves have recently come forward to acknowledge those claims and have come up with some suggestions on how to minimize those issues.

Some were hoping that maybe a software update could fix those issues, but it turns out that maybe it might not be a software problem after all. In the video above uploaded by YouTuber Spawn Wave, he has taken apart the Joy-Con controllers and in the process, he might have revealed that the antenna design of the controllers could be the problem.

The issues with the Joy-Cons seem to mostly be related to the left controller, and it turns out that the antenna design in both sides are different. The right controller has the antenna built into the cable, but the left controller’s antenna is built into the circuit board itself. It has been speculated that the inability to move the antenna away from the metal plate could be the reason behind its connection problems.

Of course this is just speculation so it might not be 100% accurate, but hopefully this is something Nintendo will look into. In the meantime check out the video above and let us know if you agree with Spawn Wave’s assessment.

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All iPhones Rumored To Use OLED Screens In 2019

We know that it is rather exciting to hear that after years, Apple will be finally making the shift to OLED screens for 2017’s iPhone. However the popular rumor right now is that only one model of the iPhone will use OLED this year, and that is the rumored 5.8-inch iPhone that will apparently sport a curved display as well.

So does that mean that come 2018 we can expect Apple to make the full transition? Apparently not because according to a report from Patently Apple (via 9to5Mac) who cites a South Korean report, it seems that Apple will only be making the shift to use OLEDs for all of its iPhones in the year 2019, which means that next year we might still be seeing a mix of LCD and OLED iPhones from the Cupertino company.

The report reads, “Apple is expected to adopt OLED for about 60 million units or 40 percent of the iPhone 8 this year and double the adoption next year. It aims to use OLED for all its new iPhones by 2019.” We have heard rumors dating back to 2015 that Apple might make the complete shift to OLED in 2018, but if this report is accurate, it seems that we might have to wait an additional year.

However either way this doesn’t change the fact that we might still expect LCD iPhones this year that will be part of Apple’s “normal” lineup, with the OLED 5.8-inch iPhone expected to be part of the 10th anniversary iPhone, but until we hear from Apple officially, take it with a grain of salt for now.

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Riot Wins $10 Million Against League Of Legends Cheating Service

Developers hate cheaters simply because cheaters ruin the experience for everyone in the game. It also makes the game unbalanced because the cheater’s character might be overpowered which in turn makes it very unfair for other players who play normally. This is why we’ve seen developers take very aggressive measures, such as lawsuits, against cheaters.

In fact if you don’t see anymore cheaters in League of Legends, or a drastic reduction in the future, you can thank Riot because it seems that their lawsuit against LeagueSharp was successful, and it also seems that they have managed to win $10 million in damages as a result of that victory.

For those unfamiliar, LeagueSharp basically provided League of Legend players with a botting service that automated their gameplay. They also charged gamers a subscription fee to keep their bots running, meaning that players won’t actually have to play the game to rack up points, climb ranks, earn money, and so on.

Of course this won’t put an end to cheating for good, but hopefully the fact that Riot managed to earn a whopping $10 million from this means that it will deter cheaters in the future and make them think twice.

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