Category Archives: Tech News

YouTube's paid music and video services come to UK

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Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTube announced the expansion of its subscription services at a London press conference YouTube is expanding its subscription-based music and video services to the UK and a further 11 countries. The “premium” facilities strip ads from the platform’s content and allow it to be downloaded rather than just streamed. The […]

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Foxconn names Milwaukee as North American HQ

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Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn will set its North American headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the company has confirmed. The firm has purchased a seven-storey building in the downtown area of the city from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, which will be refurbished to host 500 staff. The ‘611’ building will house various functions, including marketing and an […]

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How Square Made Its Own iPad Replacement

If you know the company Square, it’s probably because you’ve paid in a store using a Square “stand,” a dock that supports a tablet, or you’ve swiped your card through Square Reader, a smartphone dongle that processes payments. These products have a soothing, decidedly Apple-y aesthetic, from the simple dongle to the all-white stand that […]

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Email security startup Tessian raises $13M led by Balderton and Accel

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Tessian (formerly called CheckRecipient), the London-based startup that is deploying machine learning to improve email security, has raised $13 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Balderton Capital, and existing backer Accel. A number of previous investors also followed on, including Amadeus Capital Partners, Crane, LocalGlobe, Winton Ventures, and Walking Ventures. Founded in […]

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Apple expects its budget iPhone to be the most popular 2018 model

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Apple is expecting its cheaper 6.1-inch, LCD iPhone to be the big seller when it unveils three new phones in September, according to sources, with fewer punters opting for the premium, OLED-based handsets being produced to succeed the iPhone X. The Wall Street Journal has the scoop on Apple’s plans, corroborating rumors we’ve heard up […]

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Tomorrow's Cities: Will the bike become an urban must-have?

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: The bike that talks to the city Cities around the world are turning to the bicycle to help solve congestion and pollution issues, as urbanisation increasingly puts pressure on traditional infrastructure. Fifteen years ago there were just four bike-sharing schemes in cities around the world, but […]

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Facebook’s new AI research is a real eye-opener

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There are plenty of ways to manipulate photos to make you look better, remove red eye or lens flare, and so on. But so far the blink has proven a tenacious opponent of good snapshots. That may change with research from Facebook that replaces closed eyes with open ones in a remarkably convincing manner. It’s […]

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Rebble wants to keep your Pebble smartwatch working

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With Fitbit scheduled to end official support for Pebble smartwatches at the end of June, an independent team of developers has put together a service called Rebble, with the aim of keeping user accounts, apps and devices active into the future. The platform isn’t completely new, but with the deadline looming, users are being encouraged […]

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Tech Deals: Vizio, 23andMe, iPad Mini, Amazon Devices

It may be a little too late to get two-day delivery on your Father’s Day gifts, but you still have until the end of today to snag some of the best prices on Amazon’s already affordable devices. Our top pick is the Echo Show, which is now $150 (was $230). We’ve listed all of Amazon’s […]

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Instant Film Cameras From Fujifilm and Lomography Prove It's Hip to Be Square

We look at two cameras that approach the iconic quadrilateral instant photo from new angles. Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 Best for: Instagram natives Fujifilm’s first square-frame instant camera is an analog-digital hybrid. Capture up to 50 images with the digital sensor, apply Instagram-like effects and tweaks on the dial switch, then commit only the best […]

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