Facebook Opens Its Private Servers to Scientists Studying Fake News

This much is obvious: What the world needs now is less fake news. In general, sure, but particularly on the planet’s leading source of information: Facebook. The thing is, to separate the informational wheat from the disinformational chaffe, what you actually need is a better definition of fake news. And that’s … well … less obvious.

“What does it mean, exactly? It’s not always clear. We know, for instance that if somebody doesn’t like a story they see on Facebook that they might classify it as false, when it actually just reflects an opposing ideology,” says political scientist Gary King, director of Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. But just because you find an ideological viewpoint abhorrent doesn’t mean it’s factually incorrect.

So King wants to know: Could some clever researcher develop rules capable of classifying news as true or false—rules that could be shared with other people, [...]  read more

The best cheap MacBook deals on Amazon Prime Day 2018

Ready for Prime Day?

Prime Day 2018 is getting closer and laptops, if not Macbooks, will surely be on offer along with loads of other items. To find out what sort of bargains to expect, along with dates and times to get the best deals be sure to check out our guide to Amazon Prime Day 2018.

If you’re looking for the best cheap MacBook deals for Amazon Prime Day 2018, you’ve come to the right place.

The decision of whether or not you should pick up a new MacBook is an easy one: does it play to your strengths? Maybe you need the lightest and most portable macOS machine out there today, one with good battery life. Perhaps you want an iMac with a beautiful, vibrant display that’s or rendering your crisp documents and gorgeous media. Or, maybe you just don’t like Windows? Whatever your reason, there are plenty of deals out there to help you save on a Mac.

Our exclusive price comparison tool will check the price of every model of MacBook on all major retail websites, so you can be sure you’re [...]  read more