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Amazon preparing a wearable device that ‘reads human emotions,’ report says

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Amazon is reportedly developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotions. The gadget, meant to be worn on a person’s wrist, is reportedly a Health and wellness product developed via a collaboration between Lab126 — which built Amazon’s Echo smart speaker — and the Alexa software team. According to internal documents obtained by Bloomberg and Read More

Singapore chases tech ‘Jedi Masters’ for Silicon Valley ambitions

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene. A man passes a Google signage outside their office in Singapore May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su He made the 8,000-mile trip, but said Read More

Trump says ‘dangerous’ Huawei could be included in U.S.-China trade deal

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday U.S. complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd might be resolved within the framework of a U.S.-China trade deal, while at the same time calling the Chinese telecommunications giant “very dangerous.” Washington last week effectively banned U.S. firms from doing business with Huawei, the world’s largest telecoms Read More

Zara owner Inditex appoints new CEO in drive for digital growth

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MADRID (Reuters) – Zara owner Inditex said it would split its dual role of chief executive and chairman, leaving Pablo Isla to lead the company and appointing Carlos Crespo as new CEO in a sign of the importance of digital strategy in driving sales growth. FILE PHOTO: A mans hold a Zara shopping bag outside Read More

Enpro Subsea shares the adoption of ‘smart standardization’ subsea development strategies

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5/23/2019 Photo: Enpro Subsea Sales Director Craig McDonald. ABERDEEN — Enpro Subsea has presented examples of where its Flow Access Module (FAM) technology has been selected by multiple international operators as part of its fast-paced subsea field development strategies. Delivering a paper at OTC in Houston earlier this month, entitled ‘Subsea field development using innovative Read More

Ireland launches privacy probe into Google for personal data hoarding & trading

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The Irish internet privacy watchdog is investigating whether Google’s collection and use of personal data on its Ad Exchange platform violates EU laws, potentially putting Google on the hook for millions of euros in fines. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened a probe into the search behemoth’s compliance with the sweeping data protection Read More

Next round of U.S. tariffs on China at least a month away: Mnuchin

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States is at least a month from enacting its proposed tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports as it studies the impact on American consumers, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on “The Annual Testimony of Read More

‘How can you harass code?’ UN report calling ‘feminine’ Alexa & Siri SEXIST prompts ridicule online

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Default feminine voices used in AI assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri promote gender stereotypes of female subservience, a new UN report has claimed, prompting the internet to ask the question: “Can you harass code?” The report, released Wednesday by the UN’s cultural and scientific body UNESCO, found that the majority of AI assistant Read More

Mnuchin says more U.S. tariffs on China at least a month away

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States is at least a month from enacting its proposed tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports as it studies the impact on consumers, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on “The Annual Testimony of the Read More