Mark Zuckerberg defends role in election, responds to Trump
After President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday that Facebook is “anti-Trump,” Mark Zuckerberg went on Facebook to respond. Zuckerberg is Facebook’s founder and chief executive.
The New York Times reports that Zuckerberg expressed regret for initially being dismissive of his company’s effects on the 2016 election. But he also stressed that Facebook had a broader impact, enabling candidates, for instance, to communicate directly to millions of people.
Amazon releases a ton of new Echo products
Recode reports that Amazon released five new Alexa-powered Echo devices on Wednesday, a “dizzying product rollout that came across as either impressively ambitious or insane and unfocused.”
A theory behind Amazon’s strategy suggested by Recode is that Amazon doesn’t have a “single no-brainer use case for the Echo, so it’s releasing different form factors that can push different behavior.”
The different Echos include a smaller and cheaper one for $100, a touchscreen Alexa-powered alarm clock called Echo Spot for $130 and a $35 Echo Connect gadget that turns your home phone line into an Alexa-powered speaker phone. And that’s just three of the five new Echo products.
Photographers are intrigued by this new crazy camera with 16 lenses
A startup called Light has developed a new smartphone-sized camera with 16 lenses that is designed to produce high-quality images, replacing the large lenses most photographers lug around.
The $1,950 camera went on sale on Wednesday, weighs less than a pound and is able to capture a 52-megapixel shot. The Wall Street Journal explains that most phone cameras only offer 12 megapixels and even DSLR cameras usually only have around 30 megapixels.
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