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The Robot Revolution Is Happening-Like It or Not
Nearly every company across every industry is looking for new ways to minimize human contact, cut costs and address the labor crunch in repetitive and dangerous jobs.
Google Lookout: App reads grocery labels for blind people
Google's AI can now identify food in the supermarket, in a move designed to help the visually impaired.
Facebook adds 'blackface' photos to banned posts
Facebook has updated its rules to tackle posts containing depictions of "blackface" and common anti-Semitic stereotypes
Apple releases iOS 13.6.1 and iPadOS 13.6.1 for all users
Apple has just released iOS 13.6.1 and iPadOS 13.6.1 for all users, just one month after the release of iOS 13.6. The update fixes some known issues related to the Exposure Notifications and another one that could make the displays exhib...
Google's new system will turn phones into earthquake detectors
Google announced this Tuesday the launch of an earthquake alert system, which will allow Android phones to act as seismographs.
Google Maps returns to Apple Watch and gets important CarPlay feature
Google has announced its latest update for Google Maps on iOS, bringing two important features: support for CarPlay’s latest and greatest feature, as well as the return of an Apple Watch app for the navigation platform.
No iPad Screen Can Compare to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
The Galaxy Tab S7 may not have immediately stood out among Samsung’s avalanche of new products announced during last week’s Galaxy Unpacked event, but after getting the chance to actually spend some time with a Galaxy Tab S7+ and use it ...
Google, Nokia, Qualcomm are investors in $230M Series A2 for Finnish phone maker, HMD Global
Mobile device maker HMD Global has announced a $230M Series A2 — its first tranche of external funding since a $100M round back in 2018 when it tipped over into a unicorn valuation.
How Smartphone Cameras Told the Story of Police Brutality
In the last decade, the smartphone has become a tool for witnessing police violence toward African Americans. From the 2009 killing of Oscar Grant to the 2020 killing of George Floyd, we reviewed the footage and talked to the people who ...
Why Self-Driving Cars Are Getting a Boost In China
Autonomous-vehicle road testing has skidded to a halt in the U.S. amid the Covid-19 pandemic. But China’s startups have pushed ahead by more than doubling the number of self-driving car projects, with a boost from the country’s 5G network.
MicroStrategy Adopts Bitcoin as Primary Treasury Reserve Asset
MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), the largest independent publicly-traded business intelligence company, today announced that it has purchased 21,454 bitcoins at an aggregate purchase price of $250 million, inclusive of fees an...
BVI FSC to invite applications for fintech "sandbox"
“Digitalisation is our ticket,” Jennifer Potter-Questelles, deputy managing director of corporate services at the Financial Services Commission, said last week during the FSC’s annual Meet the Regulator forum.
Pentagon to share spectrum with US telecoms firms to help build 5G networks
Move opens up 100 megahertz of airwaves previously reserved for military use. Frequencies to be auctioned for commercial use as early as December next year
Is an iPhone in China any good if Trump bans WeChat?
iPhone shipments could drop as much as 30 per cent if Trump’s ban forces WeChat off the iOS App Store, analyst says.
ByteDance to escalate fight against Trump’s TikTok ban, sources say
The Chinese owners of video-sharing app TikTok plan to step up opposition to a US ban, sources say, as criticism grows at home the firm is kowtowing to American demands.
Instagram ‘censorship’ of black model's photo reignites claims of race
Fifteen minutes into her shoot with model Nyome Nicholas-Williams, photographer Alexandra Cameron knew she had captured the perfect image: a dreamy split second with Nicholas-Williams bathed under natural light, her eyes closed and arms ...
As Trump bans WeChat, some in China turn to encrypted messaging app Signal
NBC News reports Signal isn't blocked by the Great Firewall, unlike other encrypted messaging apps including WhatsApp and Telegram.
Bill Gates called Microsoft's potential TikTok deal a 'poison chalice' and said 'who knows what's going to happen'
In an interview with WIRED published Friday, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates talked about the state of US coronavirus testing, vaccines, and Microsoft's potential TikTok deal. On Thursday, President Donald Trump issued an...
TikTok and Twitter are starting to talk about a possible combination, WSJ reports
Amid President Donald Trump's threats to ban TikTok, or force it to sell its US operations, Twitter was reported to be in talks with the video-sharing app Saturday night. The Wall Street Journal reported that a potential deal, if it mate...
Bitcoin is Almost as Big as Bank of America
As crypto prices continue climbing, Bitcoin's market cap has almost reach par with Bank of America's market cap.
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