Good morning, Austin! Here's what's happening this Wednesday morning in the tech world.
Facebook will tweak Trending Topics after bias charges
While still insisting that its Trending Topics section if free of political bias or manipulation, the social media network says it will change how it selects articles for the news section. In addition to retraining its human editors who help curate the trending section, Facebook says it will abandon some of the automatic tools it used to find and categorize trending news. And it will abandon a list of top publications, including the New York Times and CNN, that it used to assign a level of importance to a trending topic.
Dubai: We have the world's first 3D-printed office building
With the help of a special mixture of cement, Dubai says it used a 20-foot by 120-foot by 40-foot printer to create the building, which it says has fully functional offices and workers. The move is part of a drive by the Gulf's main tourism and business hub to develop technology that cuts costs and saves time.
Why is Disney no longer making video games?
Tech Insider has an interesting take at what went wrong with Disney's efforts to make its own video games. Over the course of 10 years, Disney purchased and then closed at least six game studios, cutting hundreds of jobs in the process. The problem, ex-Disney staffers told Tech Insider, is that Disney had a strong aversion to risk and was rarely willing to make the investment needed to become a major video game player.
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