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Month: January 2019

Fitness Trackers ‘Overestimate’ Calorie Burning

Popular brands of fitness trackers can overestimate the number of calories burned while walking by more than 50%, tests have found. Researchers at Aberystwyth University found all products – ranging from £20 to £80 in price – were inaccurate during walking and running tests. Dr Rhys Thatcher said devices had an “inherent tendency” to over-measure. […]

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Snapchat Weighs What Was Once Unthinkable – Permanent Snaps

Snap Inc is considering changes to its Snapchat app, known for disappearing photos and videos, that could make users’ public posts longer lasting or even permanent, people familiar with the matter said. The company is also weighing an option to reveal the identities of Snapchat users who make public posts, a person familiar with Snap’s […]

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Facebook Plans Content Oversight Board, Tightens Paid Ad Rules

Facebook Inc on Monday laid out plans for an independent content oversight board with the power to overturn company decisions on user posts, aimed at addressing concerns over misinformation and abusive behavior on the platform. The board’s 40 members would select cases to review as the world’s largest social media network tries to crack down […]

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Facebook Pledges to Do More on Self-Harm

New Facebook vice-president Sir Nick Clegg has told the BBC the firm will do “whatever it takes” to make its social media platforms safer for young people. Sir Nick was responding to the case of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life after viewing distressing self-harm images on Instagram. He added that some experts […]

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U.S. Unseals Indictments Against China’s Huawei and CFO Wanzhou

The U.S. Justice Department unsealed two indictments on Monday against China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, several of its subsidiaries and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, in a pair of cases accusing the company of everything from bank and wire fraud to obstructing justice and conspiring to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile US Inc. The […]

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Hundreds of Popular Cars ‘At Risk of Keyless Theft’

Hundreds of popular cars – including four of the five best-selling models in the UK – are susceptible to “keyless theft”, new research claims. Consumer group found the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Qashqai and Ford Focus were all at risk. Thieves are increasingly thought to be using technology to bypass entry systems on keyless […]

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Excluding Huawei Could Hamper 5G Mobile Networks: China Envoy to EU

China’s envoy to the European Union warned that excluding Chinese tech group Huawei could hamper new 5G mobile networks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. Efforts to limit involvement of Chinese technology in upcoming 5G projects in Europe might bring “serious consequences to the global economic and scientific co-operation,” Ambassador Zhang Ming said in an […]

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Google Duo May Come With a Web Version Soon

Internet search giant Google is reportedly planning to roll out a “web client” for its calling app Duo, according to a repost by 9to5Google. The report cited a sources familiar with the development and stated that this roll out will happen in the coming weeks. The web client of the Google Duo is said to […]

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Facebook Denies Claims That Half of its Account’s are Fake

Facebook has termed “unequivocally false” a report that claims the social networking platform hosts one billion fake accounts, a media report said. According to a Daily Mail report, a former classmate of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that the social media giant hosts one billion fake accounts on its platform, or 50 per cent of […]

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Mysterious Google Devices Codenamed ‘Medaka’ & ‘Salmon’ Spotted

Android Open Source Project has often given hints into upcoming Google Android devices, be it smartphones or wearables. Nexus series, as well as Pixel series smartphones, were first hinted at by AOSP. Each time a new device appears on the platform, it gets registered and gives a look into Android behind-the-scenes. AOSP is essentially an […]

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