Month: May 2019

Want to rock out together even when you’re apart? Spotify has prototyped an unreleased feature called “Social Listening” that lets multiple people add songs to a queue they can all listen to. You just all scan one friend’s QR-style Spotify Social Listening code, and then anyone can add songs to the real-time playlist. Spotify could
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Watch out professional gamers: machines may soon be coming for your jobs. A team of programmers at a British artificial intelligence company has designed automated “agents” that taught themselves how to play a competitive first-person multiplayer video game shooter, and became so good they consistently beat human beings. The work of the researchers from DeepMind,
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Among the thousands of companies that supply the Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies is a virtually unknown Japanese company called Taiyo Yuden. When President Donald Trump targeted Huawei on May 16, the company’s stock plunged as much as 10%, wiping out the gains from record earnings and a share buyback just days earlier. Chief Executive Officer
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Tired of home security cameras that add nothing to your home (besides, well, surveillance)? The Ulo, created by Luxembourg-based Mu Design, adds a touch of whimsy. The owl-shaped surveillance camera has two big interactive LCD eyes that follow your movements, and its two lenses—a HD camera and motion sensor camera—discreetly hidden in its beak, made
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On Wednesday, Google href=”https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/29/following-ftc-complaint-google-rolls-out-new-policies-around-kids-apps-on-google-play/”> rolled out new policies around kids’ apps on Google Play following an FTC complaint claiming a lack of attention to app’s compliance with children’s privacy laws, and other rules around content. However, kids’ apps weren’t the only area being addressed this week. As it turns out, Google also cracked down on
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Cricket World Cup 2019 kicks off Thursday with the England vs South Africa match as hosts and three-time runners-up England taking on the four-time semi-finalists South Africa at The Oval in London. The ICC Cricket World Cup will go on for a month-and-a-half as all 10 teams — Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and
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After Instagram, now micro-blogging site Twitter has decided to allow broadcasters on its app open up their live streams to guests. “Go live with guests! It’s more fun than talking to yourself. We promise,” the company announced on Twitter on Wednesday. The new feature, which is now rolling out to Twitter’s iOS and Android app,
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Redmi has been Xiaomi’s budget series for a long time now. It is also one of the most popular smartphone series in the country. In order to stay ahead of the competition, Xiaomi has consistently been launching new smartphones in the Redmi series. The Redmi Note 7 (Review) and the Redmi Note 7 Pro (Review)
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Google announced this morning a new set of developer policies aimed at providing additional protections for children and families seeking out kid-friendly apps on Google Play. The new policies require that developers ensure their apps are meeting all the necessary policy and regulatory requirements for apps that target children in terms of their content, ads,
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Death Stranding, the highly-anticipated game from celebrated game video game creator and designer Hideo Kojima, finally has a release date. The PlayStation-exclusive action game has been officially confirmed to release on November 8, and has already gone up for pre-orders on the PlayStation Store. A total of four Death Stranding game editions have been confirmed
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While Apple is expected to announce iOS 13 at its WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) next week, screenshots purportedly detailing the key features of the new iOS version have surfaced on the Web. The screenshots highlight various user interface-level changes that would take place following the arrival of the anticipated Dark Mode. Similarly, there would be
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