Google Maps gains Local Guides widget and 3D touch peek for list items on iOS

Google has just released a small Maps update in the App Store. There only a couple of new features included in the update, but they should make users’ life much easier while on the go.

The highlight of the update seems to be the new Local Guides widget, which should allow Maps users to check their Local Guide points and add reviews and photos to a place much easier.

Also, the new version of Google Maps for iOS features 3D touch peek for list items, which comes in handy when you’re looking for restaurants. Another notable improvement included in the update …


Facebook is training local organizations to help combat extremist content

As part of an ongoing effort to combat the spread of extremist content, Facebook has launched the Online Civil Courage initiative in the U.K.  By creating a dedicated support desk for local non-government organizations, the initiative gives such organizations a direct relationship with Facebook, as well as funding and training to ferret out and report extremist activity.
Last week, the company authored a news post which released details on how it attempts to thwart terrorism on its website. Chief among their methods is the utilization of AI, an already …

Apple will return excess heat from new data center to the heating system of the local community

There is no doubt that Apple is one of the greenest tech companies in the world, and it’s aiming towards being as eco as possible. Its next step in that direction comes in the form of an interesting way to power one of its new data centers and deal with the excess heat it will produce.

The new facility will be built in the Jutland region of Denmark, and it will be powered only by renewable energy. A portion of this energy will come from recycled farm waste.

Apple is working with Aarhus University on a system to process agricultural waste products with a digester, which in turn generates …