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What3words: ‘Life-saving app’ divides opinion

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A woman rescued from near Everest’s base camp after a fall, a business traveller caught up in a terrorist attack in Somalia and a diving accident in the Maldives. Three successful rescues which relied on three simple words. What3words divides the world into three-metre squares and gives each one a unique three-word address in order Read More

In tech ‘awakening,’ U.S. workers at Google, Amazon join climate protests

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hundreds of workers from Google, Amazon and other technology companies on Friday joined climate-change marches in San Francisco and Seattle, saying their employers had been too slow to tackle global warming and needed to take more drastic action. Young people protest outside of the San Francisco Federal Building during a Climate Read More

Huawei Mate 30 phones launch without Google apps

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Huawei has launched its latest smartphones without many of the apps typically pre-installed on Android handsets. The Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro both lack YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail among other software. They also do not feature Google’s Play Store, which is the normal way users outside China install third-party software on to Android Read More

Twitter purges hundreds of accounts from Egypt & UAE for ‘pro-Saudi messaging’ that targeted IRAN & QATAR

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Twitter has permanently banned nearly three hundred accounts based in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, citing “platform manipulation” which boosted support for the Saudi government and “targeted” countries like Iran and Qatar. The latest purge was announced in a blog post on Friday, stating the company had removed a “network of 273 accounts” for Read More

Japan ships Khafji crude from reserves to Sinopec refineries in Shandong: sources

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Highlights Two Sinopec refiners to share Khafji crude cargo Rare trade flow amid tightening heavy sour crude supply London — Japan has shipped a Khafji crude cargo from the Shibushi strategic petroleum reserves in Kagoshima to Sinopec refineries in China’s Shandong province, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told S&P Global Platts Friday. Not Read More

‘If you are suckers, it’s not my fault!’ Even creepy deepfake Putin won’t admit to meddling in US elections

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A real-time deepfake construct of Vladimir Putin was interviewed live on stage by the MIT Technology Review editor, who ducked into a booth to play the Russian leader. Perfect? Not quite, but rapidly crossing the uncanny valley. The computerized Putin was asked about (what else) the ‘Russian meddling’ in US politics – specifically, about the Read More

FAA waiting for more software details before 737 MAX can return to service

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) still has a series of steps to complete before the 737 MAX can return to service, including submitting a pre-production version of a software update, Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson said. FILE PHOTO: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked in an aerial photo at Boeing Field Read More

Huawei rolls out new flagship phones without Google apps amid US trade war with China

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Chinese tech titan Huawei has launched a new flagship smartphone, but without popular Google apps such as Chrome or YouTube, a result of sanctions levied on the firm as part of the trade war between Washington and Beijing. Rolling out its Mate 30 phone series at an event in Munich on Thursday, the company was Read More

‘In Russia, deepfake creates you!’ Even fake Putin won’t admit to meddling in US elections

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A real-time deepfake construct of Vladimir Putin was interviewed live on stage by the MIT Technology Review editor, who ducked into a booth to play the Russian leader. Perfect? Not quite, but rapidly crossing the uncanny valley. The computerized Putin was asked about (what else) the ‘Russian meddling’ in US politics – specifically, about the Read More

Huawei takes on Apple’s new iPhone 11 with Mate 30 range

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MUNICH (Reuters) – Huawei launched its Mate 30 smartphone range on Thursday in a challenge to Apple’s (AAPL.O) new iPhone 11, saying the Chinese firm’s new devices were more compact, their cameras superior and wraparound screens brighter. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, launches the Mate 30 smartphone range at the Convention Read More