China’s Tencent, the owner of billion-member messaging app WeChat, has announced it will spend 500 billion yuan ($70bn) into new infrastructure over the next five years. The spending plan, which was announced through the company’s official WeChat account (Chinese language), will focus on artificial intelligence, blockchain, IoT, 5G, and quantum computing. The investment will cover
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The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Clearview AI for scraping billions of photos from public social media profiles, without people’s explicit consent, to train its facial-recognition system. The lawsuit [PDF], filed on Thursday at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, claims Clearview violated the state’s stringent Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Companies operating
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A team of researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI), along with WVU’s Medicine department and staff from Oura Health have developed a platform they say can be used to anticipate the onset of COVID-19 symptoms in otherwise healthy people up to three days in advance. This can help with screening
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OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series of smartphones are getting an OxygenOS update that includes Dolby Atmos support for the new OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z earphones, along with other improvements, according to reports. The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series are reportedly getting OxygenOS 10.3.3 in India that brings the April 2020 security patch as
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Google Meet is a video conferencing service from Google. It’s a great solution for both individuals and businesses to meet on audio and video calls. It was born from Google Hangouts, but boasts some unique features. Advertisement In this article, we take a look at Google Meet, explaining what Google Meet is, and how it
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Apple has started allowing customers in India to configure iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and other Mac computers based on their requirements. The new service, which is currently live through certain Apple Authorised Resellers in the country, already existed in markets including Canada and the US for quite some time. It lets customers pick their
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Opinion “In their natural habitat, when chimpanzees become angry, they often stand up, wave their arms, and throw branches or rocks – anything nearby that they can get their hands on. When chimps are removed from the wild and kept in captivity, they experience stress and agitation, which can cause them to react in the
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NASA’s attempt to launch American astronauts to the International Space Station aboard an American-made rocket from American soil for the first time in nearly a decade was aborted today due to bad weather. Grey clouds loomed overhead as Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley strapped into their seats in their SpaceX’s Dragon crew capsule atop a
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Global shipments of all mobile phones are forecast to decline 14.6 percent in 2020, while the smartphone shipments will witness a relatively lower fall of 13.7 percent this year, research and advisory firm Gartner claimed on Tuesday. The research firm also says that global shipments of devices, including PCs, tablets, and mobile phones, are on
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