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Germany chides China over new Hong Kong security law Germany chides China over new Hong Kong security law
- May 29, 2020

Beijing's endorsement of the resolution drew immediate criticism and outcry from many local pro-democracy lawmakers . Tsai says Taiwan is already an independent country called the Republic of China, its official name. "After careful study of developments over the reporting period, I certified to Congress today that Hong Kong does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as USA laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997", Pompeo said in a Wednesday ... (more...)
Apple buys AI startup to improve Siri's machine learning Apple buys AI startup to improve Siri's machine learning
- May 29, 2020

Other searches for the company in LinkedIn uncovered Josh McGrath , who according to his profile was a "team member" at Inductiv from April 2019 to March before changing his position to machine learning engineer at Apple in April. Apple has been upgrading the underlying technology that goes into the Siri digital assistant and other AI-powered products. According to Bloomberg , the company was co-founded by machine-learning professors from Stanford University, the University of Waterloo and ... (more...)
HBO Max debuting to audiences eager for more home entertainment HBO Max debuting to audiences eager for more home entertainment
- May 29, 2020

This drama between the two companies is set in the backdrop of increasing tension between tech and media companies. The tussle underlines the growing battle between streamers such as Disney + and HBO Max , and distributors such as Amazon Prime Channels, over which company retains control over the user experience and data. (more...)
Sony’s ZV-1 is Built for Vloggers Ready to Turn Pro Sony’s ZV-1 is Built for Vloggers Ready to Turn Pro
- May 29, 2020

The Sony ZV-1 will be available in Australia from mid-June 2020, with an RRP of $1,299. Sony today introduced the new pocket-sized digital, lightweight and compact camera ZV-1. Speaking of bokeh effects, there is a new Bokeh Switch function that allows you to defocus the background blur in an instant without losing focus on the subject, alongside a new Face Priority Auto-Exposure that prioritises the subject's face while adjusting the brightness. (more...)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition launches in August Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition launches in August
- May 29, 2020

Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition will be out on Android - as well as PS4, Switch, and iOS - on August 27th. Additionally, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition introduces a brand-new "Mimic" feature which will allow players to take the form of various characters they meet on their journey. (more...)
Fortnite Chapter 2 season 3 is delayed again Fortnite Chapter 2 season 3 is delayed again
- May 29, 2020

You'll have to deal with a second delay before you can play the third season of Fortnite Chapter 2, although it won't be as dramatic as the first. "There's still time to complete the recently-added Location Domination and Storm The Agency Challenges ". That's not all, though, as the next one-time-only live event - "The Device" is now scheduled to take place on Saturday, 6th June at 2pm ET. (more...)
Raspberry Pi Foundation announces Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM Raspberry Pi Foundation announces Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM
- May 29, 2020

The Raspberry Pi 4 now has more RAM than some laptops. When the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the Raspberry Pi 4 past year it described it as a " complete desktop computer ", but the truth is it isn't powerful enough to run numerous tasks you'd use a desktop computer for, even if you opted for the 4GB model. (more...)
Facebook, Twitter Respond to Trump’s Social Media Order Facebook, Twitter Respond to Trump’s Social Media Order
- May 29, 2020

What does the executive order say? The new legislation may "remove or change" a law known as section 230 , which protects social media companies from legal liability for the content users post. Twitter called the image "manipulated media". The White House also complained that Twitter did not seem to be placing such warnings on tweets from other politicians. (more...)
Google faces antitrust case in India over payments app Google faces antitrust case in India over payments app
- May 29, 2020

TikTok's negative ratings have forced Google to take strict action and is claimed to have removed over five million negative reviews of the popular platform from Google Play Store. Google competes against Softbank-backed Paytm and Walmart's PhonePe in India's growing digital payments market. As per one of the guidelines specified in the comment posting policy of Google Play, users aren't allowed to manipulate the ratings of an app. (more...)
PS5 Reveal Event Happening PS5 Reveal Event Happening "Soon", Likely Next Week
- May 29, 2020

Whereas Microsoft's Xbox Series X has been revealed in a surprisingly transparent fashion with regular updates that have helped chart its path towards release , Sony has been more tight-lipped than a Mafia made man testifying in court. (more...)
Trump's order taking aim at Twitter is 'bluster', say legal experts Trump's order taking aim at Twitter is 'bluster', say legal experts
- May 29, 2020

Senator Ron Wyden, the highest-ranking Democrat on the finance committee, said he had always been warning the Trump administration might make such a move "in order to chill speech and bully companies like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter into giving him favorable treatment". (more...)
Republicans divided over Donald Trumps mockery of wearing masks #94465 Republicans divided over Donald Trumps mockery of wearing masks #94465
- May 29, 2020

At Wednesday's fundraiser, which he co-hosted with former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, Biden said his four-person vetting committee is in the processing of "deciding the basic cut". "They'd walk around with a ball in their hand, but they didn't like to hit very much". The US death toll, from 1.7 million confirmed infections, is by far the highest of any nation, and critics have accused the president of an inadequate early response to the pandemic. (more...)
A Full-Length ‘Fraggle Rock’ (Clap Clap) Reboot Is Coming to Apple TV+ A Full-Length ‘Fraggle Rock’ (Clap Clap) Reboot Is Coming to Apple TV+
- May 29, 2020

Original puppet characters Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley and Uncle Travelling Matt are set to star in the series. The Verge contemplates Apple's acquisition of Fraggle Rock's content library, which it suggests signals a shift for TV+. (more...)
Samsung Pay unveils its first debit card in partnership with SoFi Samsung Pay unveils its first debit card in partnership with SoFi
- May 29, 2020

The Samsung announcement can be seen as a response to Apple Card , which is a mobile credit card account launched by Apple Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.in 2019. From there, they will be able to to check their balance, review past statements, and refer to certain transactions. Samsung said Samsung Money won't charge account fees at launch, and it won't feature "higher interest" compared to the national average. (more...)
Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies
- May 29, 2020

News of the proposed executive order came after Trump attacked Twitter for tagging the president's tweets about unsubstantiated claims of fraud in mail-in voting with a warning prompting readers to fact-check the posts. She said the order does not address the proliferation of disinformation on social media, an issue central in the 2016 presidential election and one that's expected to be influential in November. (more...)
Trump signs social media order amid questions over what it does Trump signs social media order amid questions over what it does
- May 29, 2020

Republican senator Marco Rubio is among those arguing that the platforms take on the role of a "publisher" when they add fact-check labels to specific posts. It also orders a review of alleged "unfair or deceptive practices" by Facebook and Twitter, and calls on the government to reconsider advertising on services judged to "violate free speech principles". (more...)
Facebook's Zuckerberg backs Trump over Dorsey in Twitter fact-check feud Facebook's Zuckerberg backs Trump over Dorsey in Twitter fact-check feud
- May 28, 2020

The draft order, which has not been finalized, "chiefly seeks to embolden federal regulators to rethink a portion of law known as Section 230 ", The Washington Post reported . Shares in both Twitter and Facebook fell in Wednesday's trading session in NY. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is demanding to know the identify of the "fact-checkers" who for the first time this week appended corrective information to President's Trump's tweet about mail-in ballots. (more...)
Microsoft's New Surf Game Is the Best Time Waster Since Classic Solitaire Microsoft's New Surf Game Is the Best Time Waster Since Classic Solitaire
- May 28, 2020

This new Surf game challenges players to ride through the water while avoiding islands, fellow surfers, and other obstacles. The Edge surf game is very similar to SkiFree, a classic game that was released as part of Microsoft's Entertainment Pack 3 for Windows back in 1991. (more...)
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg criticizes Twitter for fact-checking President Trump Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg criticizes Twitter for fact-checking President Trump
- May 28, 2020

Trump and his campaign reacted after Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots "fraudulent" and predicted "mail boxes will be robbed". This does not make us an 'arbiter of truth.' Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves . (more...)
OnePlus Promises to Go Back Out to Its Roots with Cheap Smartphones OnePlus Promises to Go Back Out to Its Roots with Cheap Smartphones
- May 28, 2020

However, Lau believes that OnePlus already gained much experience, manpower, and technology to develop new products. Thus, OnePlus Z offers a chance for the company to redeem the mid-range price from its contemporaries. Lau did not say anything about whether OnePlus would stop making higher-end smartphones. However, OnePlus models are still standard, so not everyone is able to buy OnePlus products. (more...)

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