Instagram Tests Hiding Like Counts

Instagram has internally floated the idea of a small design change that would have a huge impact on the service. Leaked screenshots show mockups of Instagram in which the Like counts on photos and videos are hidden from public view. TechCrunch reports that the test was discovered by reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, who […] Continue reading Instagram Tests Hiding Like Counts

Bob Dylan Calls Out Fans for Taking Photos at His Show

Bob Dylan is known for being a man of few (speaking) words on stage, but he took to the mic during a show this week to call out fans for breaking his well-known “no photos” rule. While performing in Vienna, Austria, the 77-year-old singer paused in the middle of a song to remind those in […] Continue reading Bob Dylan Calls Out Fans for Taking Photos at His Show

Kandao Uses AI to Turn 30fps Footage into 300fps Super Slow Mo

The Chinese 360°/VR camera and software company Kandao has announced a new technology called AI Slow-Motion that uses machine learning to turn ordinary footage into super slow motion shots. For example, it can make a 30fps video look like it was shot at 300fps. Neural networks are used to predict and fill in the extra […] Continue reading Kandao Uses AI to Turn 30fps Footage into 300fps Super Slow Mo

Facebook Stored Millions of Instagram Passwords in Plaintext

Facebook has quietly revealed that it accidentally stored millions of Instagram user passwords in plaintext, a major security issue that the company had previously said only affected “tens of thousands” of users. In a March 21st announcement titled, “Keeping Passwords Secure,” Facebook stated that during a “routine security review,” it found that some Instagram passwords […] Continue reading Facebook Stored Millions of Instagram Passwords in Plaintext