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- Google Blunder Takes Down Google WiFi, OnHub and Some Apps, Re-Set Up Needed
Even giant companies such as Google fail at their job once in a while, such as last night when an issue with Google Accounts caused Google WiFi and OnHub routers to reset themselves. This is obviously a great inconvenience for anyone relying on these devices, but correcting the problem is as easy as resetting them. On the other hand, more work needs to be done. "They will, unfortunately, need to be set up again. This has not affected the software or performance of the device, but it does need to be re-setup," Google says in a statement. Without it being too much of a surprise, users took to social media to complain about the situation, especially since the problem occurred in the middle of the work day for some people. Google WiFi has received quite a few great reviews since its launch three months back, and users seem to have enjoyed it so far. This blunder isn't the best way to start off, but things like this happen sometimes. Getting back online
- Google's Featured Answers Names Four US Presidents as KKK Members
No one can be perfect all the time, right? Well, neither can Google who is apparently not really sure about whether or not four of the US presidents were members of the KKK. Search Engine Land has spotted one "oops" situation where in the featured snippet, which is the area just below the search box where Google displays the answer to your question, four presidents were named to have connections to the Ku Klux Klan. Of course, there is no conclusive evidence that any of them were Klan members, but Google lists them all four - William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, and Harry S. Truman. It's all in the code Commonly, this featured snippet box is only used when Google is absolutely sure the answer is correct. Of course, the company doesn't handpick them, and there's a special code running in the background. Perhaps it has som...
- Facebook to Insert Annoying Ads Midway Through Videos
It's been pretty clear for a while now that Facebook has big plans for its video business, but it's just now that it was revealed that it plans to be a type of YouTube by introducing ads in the middle of the videos playing on its platform. Back in the day, when Facebook went on the stock market, investors started pressuring the company to find a way to monetize the social network. One of their main concerns was how the company was going to make money from its mobile app. Well, years later, it's clear that there are no issues about how Facebook will make its money as it is inventing new ways to do this, even at the cost of annoying users to no end. YouTube, for instance, will display ads at the beginning of a video. Then, even if your experience is delayed a bit, it won't be completely ruined. Well, Recode reports that Facebook's plans involve mid-video ads lasting 20 seconds. F...
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