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Apple Watch ECG Function Saves a Life Immediately After Launch

Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 4 back in September alongside the new iPhones, and it came with a big new feature that was touted to make it the most advanced smartwatch ever: ECG. The device has the hardware capability to take electro-cardiogram readings of the user, and analyse the data to alert the user […]

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Under Fire for Myanmar tweets

Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey, who faces a lawsuit for hurting Hindu sentiments during his visit to India in November, now faces criticism for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country. In a series of tweets, Dorsey said he had travelled to northern Myanmar in November […]

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Walmart Plans to Tap Flipkart’s Tech Expertise

Walmart plans to globally deploy Flipkart’s expertise in progressive web applications that are aimed at a seamless shopping experience even with low bandwidth and cheaper phones besides its data analytics knowhow. The retail giant, which is betting on India’s technology talent, will wait until the process of absorbing the ecommerce company is well underway. “I […]

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Amazon Targets Airports for Checkout-Free Store Expansion

Amazon .com is looking at bringing its futuristic checkout-free store format to airports in an effort to win business from hungry, time-pressed travellers, according to public records and a person familiar with the strategy. The move underscores how a company that started as an online bookseller is making forays into brick-and-mortar retail to capture a […]

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Apple Denies iPhone Sales Ban in China

US chip-maker Qualcomm claims it has won an injunction against Apple that effectively bans the import and sale of a number of iPhone models, ranging from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone X. The preliminary order, issued by a Chinese court, is the latest in step a continuing feud between the two tech giants over […]

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Amazon Sackings ‘Follow Sales Data Leaks’

Amazon has sacked workers it believes had been misusing internal data on high-selling products, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. Amazon reportedly believed the staff, in India, China and the US, had abused their access to an internal database. And some USB ports on desktop computers had since been disabled so no further data could […]

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Amazon Aims at Office Workers with Compact Cashier-Less Food Store

Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday opened a compact version of its cashier-less Amazon Go food stores, broadening its footprint in the bricks-and-mortar world in a move to add shops in places such as office lobbies and hospitals. Located in one of the company’s Seattle offices, the eighth Amazon Go store is near the original and a […]

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Instagram Tightens Eating Disorder Filters

Instagram has placed more hashtags which could promote eating disorders on an “unsearchable” list after a BBC investigation found that users were finding ways around the platform’s filters. The photo-sharing network has also added health warnings to several alternative spellings or terms which reference eating disorders, some of which are popular hashtags on the platform. […]

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Google Hearing Sees ‘Idiot’ Trending

The word “idiot” has been searched for more than one million times, following testimony typing it into Google Images threw up pictures of President Trump. The link between the two was mentioned during a congressional grilling of Google chief executive Sundar Pichai. He was asked whether this was an example of political bias in algorithms, […]

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Samsung to Shut Mobile Phone Plant in China’s Tianjin

Samsung Electronics will cease operations at one of its mobile phone manufacturing plants in China, the company said, as its sales in the world’s biggest smartphone market slumps amid rising competition from lower-cost local rivals. The South Korean company has seen its share of the Chinese market shrink to 1 percent in the first quarter […]

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