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Galaxy Fold: The internet reacts to Samsung's flexible phone

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Media playback is unsupported on your device “How much!?!” It wasn’t so long ago that the tech press got in a tizz over the first $1,000 (£766) smartphones. Now we’re being expected to stump up roughly double that for the entry-level version of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Yes, the phone-tablet hybrid seems to be a modern-day Read More

Nike’s $350 ‘smart’ shoes are refusing to lace themselves following software update

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It’s bad enough when your phone or laptop is having technical difficulties, but that headache has now extended to footwear, after owners of Nike’s new smart sneakers have reported shoe malfunctions following an Android update. Owners of the newly released $350 Adapt BB shoes were unimpressed to find one of the pair of their new Read More

Brazil's burgeoning crude production is OPEC’s next headache

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By Sabrina Valle and Javier Blas on 2/20/2019 RIO DE JANEIRO and LONDON (Bloomberg) — When the giant P-67 floating oil production vessel lit its flare tower earlier this month, it marked the start of a Brazilian supply boom that’s poised to challenge OPEC’s efforts to balance the global market.  The mammoth facility — long Read More

‘I doubt Syria is free from Islamic State’ – French envoy to Russia

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French Ambassador to Russia Sylvie Bermann doubts that the US has defeated Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Syria, despite President Donald Trump claiming that Washington is on the verge of controlling “100% of the caliphate.” “ISIS is weakened but not demolished,” the diplomat told RIA news agency, adding that France was “surprised” by the Read More

Help available for first-time buyers, if you can find it

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CHICAGO (Reuters – It took 52-year-old social worker Nancy Peterson a combination of five different grants and low interest loans to accumulate $80,000 for the downpayment she needed to become a first-time home buyer in Seattle last summer. FILE PHOTO: The skyline of Seattle, Washington, U.S. is seen in a picture taken March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Read More

San Francisco could ban facial recognition technology, becoming first US city to do so

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San Francisco could become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition technology, criticized as biased by lawmakers and privacy advocates. A new bill unveiled on Tuesday, known as the Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, states that the risks of the controversial technology “substantially outweigh…its purported benefits, and the technology will exacerbate racial injustice Read More

‘We apologise’: Google disables its data-collecting app for violating Apple’s policies

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Internet giant Google has been forced to disable its private iOS app collecting data from users after it was revealed that it too, like Facebook, was violating Apple’s policies. It follows the shutdown of FB developer apps on iOS. The Screenwise Meter app launched by Google in 2012 allowed iOS and Android users over the Read More

Apple bans Facebook’s data-collecting app, reportedly kicks it off developer program

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Apple has reportedly shut down Facebook’s access to internal apps on its employees’ phones. The company earlier banned the social network’s ‘research’ app from its Enterprise Developer Program for monitoring users as young as 13. Internal apps stopped launching on Facebook employees’ phones after Apple revoked the company’s certificate for the Enterprise Developer Program, the Read More

NY AG, governor probing Apple's response to FaceTime bug

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FILE PHOTO: People look at iPhones at the World Trade Center Apple Store during a Black Friday sales event in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., Nov. 23, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and new Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday said the state was probing Apple Inc’s failure to Read More

Apple to patch privacy bug in video-calling feature

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FILE PHOTO: Apple company logos are reflected on the glass window outside an Apple store in Shanghai, China January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song (Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Monday it will issue a software patch later this week for a bug that lets iPhone users hear audio from users who have not yet accepted Read More