New Case Turns Your iPhone or Pixel into a Powerful Camera
I know, you get really excited whenever a new iPhone accessory hits the market. And this time, Moment, a company that has also launched its previous products using Kickstarter, has come up with two new iPhone 7 cases: one that allows you to use its 18mm additional lens, and another one that does pretty much the same thing, but includes an internal battery as well.
It looks like the project will take off for sure, because about 5,000 people have pledged close to $800,000 to help bring it to life.
Moment made quite a bit of money by selling plates that were compatible with older iPhones, allowing you to add higher quality lenses to your beloved smartphone. The good news is that the battery-powered cases are made for both iPhone 7 models, incorporating a 2.5 Amps battery for the smaller sized model and a huge 3.5 Amps battery for iPhone 7 Plus. It’s quite crazy how thin these cases are, considering the fact that they pack these large batteries!
The company has redesigned its wide-angle lens, choosing an aspherical system this time. And the results, according to early reports, are fantastic! Most people simply love their iPhone 7 cameras as they are, so I am quite anxious to see the performance boost that arises from using the new Moment cases.
Believe it or not, the case can be used with Google’s Pixel phones as well.
Facebook Starts Fighting Fake News Sites
It’s not a surprise that many sites are posting appealing fake news, with the goal of attracting lots of visitors – and thus many clicks on their ads. Sometimes their goal is even darker; fake news can be used to manipulate the public, making people vote (or refuse to vote) for a particular candidate.
Facebook is one of the most visited sites on Earth, so it had to do something about it. Too many people were complaining about the fact that Facebook has allowed its users to post fake news during the US president electoral race.
The good news is that after launching similar, but smaller sized projects in the US and in Germany, Facebook has launched a large-scale campaign which has the declared goal of fighting fake news in France. And the moment was perfectly chosen, because the country will have to choose its new president in April.
The social media giant will work with the largest French media companies (Le Monde, for example), verifying the articles that are posted by its users. If I would have been in their shoes, I’d have examined only the articles that have received a huge number of shares. The brilliant minds at Facebook have come up with a much better idea, though; they will ask their users to report the fake articles. Why not use a huge number of people to do your job, without having to pay them a dime? Is this brilliant or what?
If a particular article is reported as being false, it will be sent to a portal that’s accessible to the French media giants. If at least two of the eight companies that have partnered with Facebook will report the news as being fake, the article will be flagged as disputed, and its readers will be warned about its potential lack of authenticity.
The partnership with Le Monde is definitely going to help Facebook, because the newspaper has already built a big database, which contains the URLs of about 1,000 unreliable news sites.Read More