TechDaily: Ghost Messages on Facebook

Message from Mark! Ghost messages on Facebook

On ZDF there are the “Today” news, Facebook delivers the “Yesterday” news. Many users are currently posting posts from the past on the current timeline – nobody knows where they’re from, and why they dug up Facebook again. The news is sometimes several years old. It comes to scary situations, as a user describes on Twitter: “Many of the messages come from my late partner now I’m scared, what’s coming.” According to the Economic Times, Facebook knows the problem and researches the cause.

Online beta of Red Dead Redemption 2 launches

Red Dead Redemption 2
Fire Free for Online Mode in Red Dead Redemption 2 (Photo: Rockstar Games)

The terrific Western epic “Red Dead Redemption 2”, the video game version of a Quentin Tarantino movie, is already considered the best game of the year 2018. And today the RDR2 fans can celebrate the day in the saloon Lift extra whiskey. For manufacturer Rockstar Games launches the online beta of the game. PlayStation and Xbox cowboys can then ride together through the steppe and ambush mail trains. Which is how you drive away the time in the Wild West. According to USA Today, more players are getting access to the beta every day. From Friday on, the West offers a lot of new things for everyone.

Handicapped people control robot waiter

Kyodo news
Are not controlled with artificial intelligence, but with natural intelligence – the new robot waiters from Tokyo (Photo: Kyodo News)

Robotic restaurants are almost part of everyday life in Japan. But the five 1.20-meter robos, which are now rolling through a café in Tokyo’s Minato district, work with a very special technology. Because they do not work autonomously, but are remotely controlled by people with disabilities via camera, loudspeaker and microphone, who can not leave their homes anymore. “The robots enable these people work and social participation,” said Kentaro Yoshifuji, the head of developer Ory Lab, told Kyodo News. The robot café is currently in trial operation, and will open permanently until the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

Apple Pay is about to start this week

Apple Pay
Should this week also work in Germany – the “iBezahlen” with Apple Pay (Photo: Apple)

What (very) long lasts: Already since 2014, the payment service Apple Pay in the US is available. And worldwide, paying at checkout with iPhone or Watch now works in 29 countries. A start in Germany has long been expected, and according to iFun, it should be this week so far. Numerous companies such as Aldi, Kaufland, Lidl, Netto, Real, McDonald’s, Media Markt or Saturn have already prepared their POS systems for Apple Pay. Only a not unimportant user apparently still causes a delay: In the 15 German Apple stores, the coffers have yet to be updated. If everything works out, it works this week.

The most beautiful chips in the world

Graphcore chips
New from Graphcore – the models among the computer chips (Photo: Graphcore)

No, what we see here are not miniature railroad cars – but the prettiest computer chips in the world. They come from the English hardware startup Graphcore, which has specialized according to The Verge on processors for artificial intelligence. The chic design should set itself apart from competitors such as Intel or Nvidia – even if most users will never see the processors that are installed in servers.

The end of LEAD: Diego M-aaaah-raaaah-donaaaah

Funny, tragic? Everyone has to decide that for themselves. The current “Interview” with Diego Maradona, football legend and coach of the Mexican club Dorados de Sinaloa, certainly causes a stir on Twitter. Impression: Too intense, Diego M-aaaah-raaaah-donaaaah has not yet dealt with Mexican football.

Diego Maradona with one of the greatest post-match interviews ever. pic.twitter.com/jIJuF2Ppyv

– ESPN UK (@ ESPNUK) 26 November 2018

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