Google apologizes after Photos app automatically tags black people as “gorillas”

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The new automatic tagging feature in Google’s new Photos app has the capability to generate albums based on common objects and scenery such as food and objects in your photo album and classifies them in tagged albums. Google’s automatic photo recognition software has apparently incorrectly tagged pictures of two African-American people including Jack Alciné, a computer programmer, as “gorillas”.

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Samsung is awarded trademark for ‘Galaxy S6 Edge+’ by USPTO

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In recent weeks, we’ve seen various stories about the impending announcement of a larger Galaxy S6 handset with dual edges, and most recently seen its leaked dimensions and specifications. In yet another hint that the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus handset is more than just a rumour, here we have Samsung being awarded a trademark for the ‘Galaxy S6 Edge+‘ moniker.

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Samsung begins rolling out Android 5.1.1 OTA update for the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE

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If you are the owner of an LTE-equipped Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 (SM-T335), you’ve probably been lamenting the fact that your device has been left behind on a seemingly obsolete version of Android, version 4.4.2 KitKat. It could well be time to turn that frown upside down though, as Samsung has begun rolling an update for the tablet in Switzerland, all the way to Android 5.1.1.

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Major Pushbullet update brings better interface and organization tools

pushbullet_app_iconPushbullet is one of those few must-have apps for your smartphone. It offers a ton of (free!) functionality that’s especially useful if you use multiple devices. Today, the app has received a pretty major update that has redone the interface and added some new tips and tricks to Pushbullet’s toolbox.

The biggest, most noticeable change in the app is its redesigned interface and better organization. Messages are split into three different categories, including things you’ve received from friends, from yourself, and from sources you follow. This helps cut down on how cluttered things could seem, especially if you regularly get tons of information. Now messages you get from friends won’t appear with things you push yourself, which should take some stress out of finding that particular article from three hours ago you were looking for. Read more

Sprint’s new “All-In” plan ironically includes a 600 kbps video streaming cap

sprint_all_inSprint’s “All-In” plan they announced earlier today sounds awesome. It’s simple to understand, costs only $80 per month (including the phone and access fees), and offers customers unlimited talking, texting, and data. Sounds almost too good to be true for a postpaid carrier plan, right? Well, it is. Kinda.

Some fine details in the terms and conditions of Sprint’s new plan suggests that the carrier will place a 600 kbps cap on all streaming video for users on this new plan. Yeah, 600 kbps. That’s just barely over the recommended internet speed that Google suggests for YouTube, and you can bet that’s not HD video. Read more