9 more habitable planets foundA NASA discovery means there are a lot more planets that may be able to support life. Also, Amazon takes on YouTube. Get all caught up in tech right here.
These are the top stories of the week. A huge discovery by NASA. Amazon takes on YouTube and everything else you need to know. 1,284, that's the number of new planets discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope. This is the largest amount of planets discovered at one time. How many are habitable? 9. That brings the total of habitable planets up to 21 The chief scientist at NASA, Ellen Stofan, said, this gives us hope that somewhere out there around a star much like ours, we can eventually discover another Earth. That's really cool. On this planet, Amazon's taking on YouTube. anyone can now upload video to Amazon Video direct. Creators have options. Videos can appear on Prime Video with a royalty fee or video can be sold via subscription. Additionally video can be available for free with ads. Content creators will receive 55% of ad revenue. Amazon's launch partners include How Stuff Works, Samuel Goldwyn Films, and Conde Nast. Gizmodo and The Guardian are saying that Facebook's Trending Topics session isn't what it seems. Both say if Facebook's editorial team manipulates what you see in that session. His [INAUDIBLE] former Facebook news curator at its source. They say Facebook avoided right-wing news sources. Now why is this a big deal? The trending topic section could potentially not reflect what is really getting people's attention on Facebook. Facebook told CNET that the guidelines posted by the Guardians aren't its current parameters, Facebook then published a blog post Explained that the topics are found by algorithm. Then those topics are reviewed by a team. Another algorithm matches topics to the Facebook user. Mark Zuckerberg says he will be looking into the matter. Lots more news to know, it's time to go rapid fire, Opera introduces A free VPN app for iOS, there are no data limits on it either, so you can use it as much as you want. Google introduced an awesome new keyboard for iOS. It's called Gboard, it puts Google Search right in the keyboard. Google says it's working on an Android version too. Speaking of Google, a report from recode says Google is working on an Amazon echo rival. Instagram revives it's icon so cute to backlash, periscope will now it's users to stay broadcasting indefinitely. And Apple announced it's invested $1 Billion dollars in a Chinese right hailing service. Now you're all caught up in tech. To get your daily does of tech news, check out cnet.com/update. For a weekly does, hit up cnet.com/radar. I'm Iyaz Akhtar, signing off.