BING and Yahoo! are suggesting racist and disgusting web content to people using their search engines, with some suggestions being for illegal porn. The suggestions largely come from the auto-complete feature of both search engines, which direct users to offensive web pages and also images. Bing's tendency to auto-complete inappropriate web searches was first flagged up by the How-To Geek website. It found that when users run image searches using such terms as "Jews," "Muslims are," and "Black people are," the search engine returns racist results. These include nasty images and also suggestions for 'related' searches, such as "Muslims are evil" and "Muslims are stupid." And since Bing powers the Yahoo! search engine, the Verge website discovered that Yahoo was also producing similar results in its web and image searches. Worse still, Bing's offensive suggestions don't stop at racist content and imagery. How-To Geek found that the Microsoft-owned search engine also prods users … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s Bing and Yahoo are showing users racist and ‘ILLEGAL’ paedo image results
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A good laptop has to perform a number of different functions. It needs to be portable, have a good battery life and a decent screen. But it also needs to have enough power under the hood for practical applications - otherwise you'd just be using a tablet. It's also important to choose a computer that will be able to last you for some time. Most of us only replace our laptops every four or five years - so you're going to want something that stays useful long after your smartphone contract has expired. One of the best laptops out there right now is Microsoft's Surface, which has just been subject to a serious price cut at AO.com, now reaching it's lowest price ever: £649. Originally priced at £950 when it was first released back in 2017, elsewhere on the high street it's still considerably more expensive, setting you back £748 at Currys, £824.99 at Amazon and a whopping £829 at Argos. A lightweight model with a 13.5-inch screen and 11 hours of battery life, … [Read more...] about Price of Microsoft Surface laptops slashed to lowest price ever
MICROSOFT should compensate long-suffering Windows 10 users bogged down by technical issues after being forced into updating to its latest software, says Which? Though the tech giant hasn't committed to a payout, it did recently fork up £150 to a user who had all his files wiped out by the operating system – with the firm's customer support unable to find a fix. Which? is urging it to issue similar payments to its wider user base. A recent survey of 1,100 Windows 10 users carried out by the consumer publication found that half had experienced some kind of problem with the operating system. The most common complaints (21%) were software compatibility issues such as programs not working properly, or at all. In many cases, Windows 10 had caused computer slowdown or complete PC failure. "Of those in our survey who experienced this, 46% told us they had paid someone to fix it, at an average cost of £67," said Which? Microsoft's newest operating system turns three years old … [Read more...] about Microsoft should pay you for switching to ‘frustrating’ Windows 10 update, says Which?
11 June 2018 • 8:32pm We are well into E3 2018 now. EA kicked off the week with their conference on Saturday, Microsoft and Bethesda both put on strong shows yesterday, and earlier today we had a less than impressive conference from Square Enix. Now, it's Ubisoft's turn. The Ubisoft conference starts at 9pm BST. So what are we expecting? Well, Ubisoft have already confirmed we'll be seeing more of Assassin's Creed Odyssey (especially considering it was leaked ahead of E3), but we're also likely to see more on Beyond Good and Evil 2, Tom Clancy's The Division 2, and probably a few surprises. We'll be keeping you updated on everything as it happens. Auto update On Off 8:32PM Welcome to our live Ubisoft blog It's day three of E3 2018 and we're still riding that adrenaline high. Ubisoft's show kicks off at 9pm BST and we'll be keeping you updated on everything as it happens. So what do you want to see from Ubi tonight? Some more on Tom Clancy's The … [Read more...] about E3 2018 Ubisoft conference: Live updates on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and The Division 2
10 June 2018 • 7:14pm E3 2018 is officially underway. Electronic Arts kicked off the gaming industry's biggest show in earnest yesterday, showcasing games like Anthem, Battlefield V and FIFA 19, and there is plenty more to come. From today, it is the platform-holders turn to showcase their wares, with the Xbox and PlayStation conferences the best place for the biggest announcements. Microsoft hosts its press conference at 9pm BST today, where it is expected to unveil a fresh slate of titles for PC and its Xbox console, including Halo, Gears of War and Forza Horizon. Microsoft has turned around the fortunes of Xbox since the release of its excellent Xbox One X upgrade, but now needs games to showcase that console's power. Join us as we find out if the US giant has the titles it needs to fire momentum for its home console. Auto update On Off 7:14PM What do YOU want, dear reader? We have heard the rumours of Halo, Gears and Fable, of course, but what … [Read more...] about E3 2018 Microsoft Xbox conference: Will we see a new Halo, Gears of War or Forza? All the news and build-up here