Buckle up everyone, because a lot went down in the tech world since we last checked in. From new Apple products (no, unfortunately, not the iPhone 8), to Google’s new side projects, to an extra helping hand from Alexa, there are plenty of things you may have missed over the past two weeks. Lucky for you, we’re back again with another round-up of all the tech trends and happenings so you won’t be left out of the conversation this weekend.
For many decades, fake news has been an issue that readers had to combat, but it wasn’t until recently that fake news became so prominent and influential in our daily lives. According to a 2016 Gallup poll, only 32% of people said they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media, down 8% from the previous year - and the lowest it’s been in polling history. This is clearly a huge issue for companies and news organizations, and fake news sites are capitalizing on it.
We know sometimes it’s hard staying up-to-date with the latest world and technology news, pop culture happenings and work assignments, all while having enough time to watch the three hour Bachelor episode this week (this can’t just be us.) So, to take one item off of your mental to-do list, we’re back again with another round-up of the latest news, trends and updates in the tech world.
If you’re as tech-obsessed as we are, you already know how hard it can be to keep track of everything that goes down in the technology world each day. But now there’s no need to consistently update your apps to check for new features; the BIGfish team is here to give you a roundup of all the tech happenings and trends so you’ll be more informed than ever.
Last year, Instagram announced a new feature that emulates the Snapchat Story; they called it Stories. (Coincidence? I think not.) Of course, I had to try it out for myself on a trip to Disney and was surprised by the lack of special features Instagram offered. But a few months ago, Instagram added a few new features to Stories so, to be fair, I went ahead and gave the platform another try.