Category Archives: Tech News

UK report warns DeepMind Health could gain ‘excessive monopoly power’

DeepMind’s foray into digital health services continues to raise concerns. The latest worries are voiced by a panel of external reviewers appointed by the Google-owned AI company to report on its operations after its initial data-sharing arrangements with the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) ran into a major public controversy in 2016. The DeepMind Health Independent […]

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Why Apple, Google, Microsoft Are Stirring the Software Pot

Android apps on Chrome OS. iOS apps that can be turned into MacOS apps. Microsoft’s universal apps. Even an Echo UI jammed into an Amazon Fire TV box. All of these are examples of the current era of Frankensoftware: Apps or software features that were originally designed for one platform, but now are being ported […]

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Kaspersky Lab halts European cybercrime work

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eugene Kaspersky founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997 Computer security firm Kaspersky Lab has halted all cyber-crime collaboration with European agencies and organisations. The decision is in protest against a European Parliament motion which called its software “malicious”. Kaspersky Lab said the accusation was “untrue” and demonstrated a “distinct lack of […]

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Pokemon Let's Go will create a whole new generation of Pokemon players

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Since announcing Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu, Nintendo has been quite clear that these new Switch titles are not core releases for the series. Having taken some time to play Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu on the E3 2018 show floor this year we now know just how true that is. Pokémon […]

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Google diversity figures show little change

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Image copyright Getty Images A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant. Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014. In the US almost 90% were white or Asian, 2.5% were black […]

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AT&T completes its acquisition of Time Warner

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AT&T has sealed the deal to buy Time Warner in a major piece of media and technology consolidation. The deal — which is $85.4 billion and a total of $108 billion with debt — was first announced in October 2016 and, having passed a court approval earlier this week, it was completed on Thursday. That’s a long cycle […]

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Forget Ready Player One – the future of VR is a physical experience

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CES Asia is a full-on experience. The show floor is spread between five fiercely air-conditioned halls the size of aircraft hangars, while expert keynote speeches and roundtables take up the entire upper level of the adjacent Kerry Hotel. The atmosphere is electric in both senses, but some guests don’t seem to care. They’ve trekked to […]

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Snap Kit Will Let Other Apps Use Snapchat's Features, But Not Your Data

Snap’s recent app redesign may have slowed its growth, but that hasn’t stopped the company from trying to entice people to use Snapchat in new ways. Its latest move is designed to keep you using Snapchat even when you’re not in the Snapchat app. Snap just announced a platform for third-party app developers, called Snap […]

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Spider-Man: Why PlayStation is getting an older Peter Parker

Spider-Man is set to be one of this year’s biggest releases for the PlayStation 4. But while Marvel decided to return to a younger Peter Parker in its recent movies, the makers of the video game have decided they wanted a more mature version of the web-slinger. The BBC’s Chris Foxx asked why when he […]

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Google has kicked five malicious ad blockers off the Chrome Store

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While installing ad blocking extensions is becoming the norm for everyday web surfers, the number of imposter and malicious browser extensions has increased alongside it, taking advantage of the less savvy users. AdGuard, a company that provides its own paid ad blocking service, has released a report listing five fake extensions that have made their […]

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