At first glance, Mark Zuckerberg’s new “privacy-focused vision ” for Facebook looks like a transformative mission statement from a CEO under pressure to reverse years of battering over its surveillance practices and privacy failures. But critics say the announcement obscures Facebook’s deeper motivations: To expand lucrative new commercial services, continue monopolizing the attention of users,
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Apple has partnered with Scottish singer-songwriter and social activist Annie Lennox, and her NGO The Circle, to create a short video highlighting the progress around women’s rights and the long way we still have to go, on International Women’s Day. The one-and-a-half-minute video features several stars from music and film worlds, including Mary J. Blige,
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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 convertible is reportedly in line to get a processor upgrade, as numerous sellers have already listed a refreshed version of the laptop. Specifically, the base model of the Surface Book 2’s 13-inch variant will soon get a quad-core CPU, replacing the dual-core seventh gen Intel CPU, which was present in the
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South Korea’s Samsung Electronics and China’s Huawei Technologies have agreed to settle their two-year patent battle over wireless technology in the US, court documents showed on Friday. Huawei, the world’s biggest telecom equipment maker, had in 2016 brought suits against Samsung in San Francisco and China, claiming that the South Korean company used its cellular
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With the smartphone operating system market sewn up by Google’s Android platform, which has a close to 90% share globally, leaving Apple’s iOS a slender (but lucrative) premium top-slice, a little company called Jolla and its Linux-based Sailfish OS is a rare sight indeed: A self-styled ‘independent alternative’ that’s still somehow in business. The Finnish
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Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged on Friday to take aim at Amazon, Facebook and Google if she is elected president in 2020, breaking apart each of the big tech companies and introducing sweeping new regulation of Silicon Valley. The proposal marks the most ambitious and aggressive effort targeting the tech industry offered by any Democratic
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Apple’s first Augmented Reality (AR)-based product could go into mass production by the second quarter of 2020, famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes. Earlier in March, media had reported that the iPhone-maker published an update titled, “Systems, methods and graphical user interfaces for interacting with Augmented and Virtual Reality environments” as part of an existing
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Samsung completely lost its grip over the budget market in the past few years as Chinese rivals, most notably Xiaomi, swooped in. These companies continue to release model after model with each new generation bringing even more incredible features and specifications to every price point. Finally, Samsung has decided to strike back with its new
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Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman today announced a slate of new series and projects heading to their forthcoming video streaming service, Quibi. The list includes an origin story to complement Telemundo’s hit show “El Señor de los Cielos;” a music competition show produced by Justin Bieber manager and entertainment exec Scooter Braun; a show from
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SSDs, or solid state drives, offer a substantial performance advantage over spinning drives, but it’s the price that has kept them out of the reach of the average consumer. That’s changed in the last couple of years, at least as far as internal SSDs are concerned, and prices have gone down to the point that
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While our Devil May Cry 5 review touched upon the Xbox One X performance of the game, since then we’ve also had the chance to spend some time with the PC version of the game. Despite Devil May Cry 5 looking good and playing great on Microsoft’s black box, we wondered if there would be
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Serial Box, a startup bringing back the tradition of serialized fiction, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. The company actually disclosed the funding last week, when announcing a partnership to produce stories about Marvel characters, but it’s sharing more details about the round — namely, the fact that it was led by Boat Rocker
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