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MediaTek’s new Helio P22 chip will power the ‘new premium’ smartphone category

The new MediaTek Helio P22 will give mid-range smartphones the ability to offer higher-end features like AI, dual cameras, and more. MediaTek hopes that this new chip line will power what it calls the “new premium” smartphone market. The MediaTek Helio P22 series will likely appear in...

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Get CompTIA certified for under $5 per course

The IT industry isn’t a level playing field. You might be the IT guru of your friends and family – hell, you might even be the most tech-savvy guy in your whole university, office, or city – but the long and the short of it is that businesses play it safe. When you’re applyi...

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Google and LG unveil world’s highest-resolution OLED on-glass VR display

Google and LG unveiled a new display panel designed for VR headsets. The panels are twice as good as the ones in the HTC Vive Pro, and about half as good as human vision. Although the displays are incredible, they are just proof-of-concept models at the moment. A few months ago, we told you that G...

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Google Family Link is now available in 38 countries – here’s the full list

Google is expanding its Family Link service to an additional 27 countries from across the E.U. The extension, spotted today on the Google for Families help hub (via Android Police), takes the total of supported countries to a grand total of 38. Family Link launched fully in the U.S. in September la...

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Amazon facial recognition software raises privacy concerns with the ACLU

Amazon hasn’t exactly kept Rekognition under wraps. In late 2016, the software giant talked up its facial detection software in a relatively benign AWS post announcing that the tech was already being implemented by The Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon for suspect identificati...

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Watchdogs ask Googlers to stop it favoring its own search results

A new coalition of activist groups led by Yelp and TripAdvisor are renewing the fight to get Google to give a fair opportunity to all sites instead of putting its Knowledge Cards atop the results for subjective search queries. The alliance that includes Fight For The Future and Consumer Watchdog.org...

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Zuckerberg avoided tough questions thanks to short EU testimony format

Mark Zuckerberg got to cherry-pick the questions he wanted to answer from EU Parliament after it spent an hour taking turns rattling off queries in bulk before leaving just a half-hour for his batched responses. Zuckerberg immediately trotted out his dorm room story of not expecting Facebook&r...

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Police use of Amazon’s face-recognition service draws privacy warnings

Enlarge (credit: Amazon) Amazon is actively courting law-enforcement agencies to use a cloud-based facial-recognition service that can identify people in real time, the American Civil Liberties Union reported Tuesday, citing the documents obtained from two US departments. The service, which Amazo...

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EPA boots reporters from meeting on chemicals called a PR disaster

Enlarge / US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. (credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr) Scott Pruitt's tenure as head of the US' Environmental Protection Agency has often been bogged down in scandals involving questionable spending and the unjustifiable rollback of regulations. But the latest controversy i...

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Netflix and other online video are killing cable in customer satisfaction

(credit: Getty Images | amesy) TV watchers are far more satisfied with streaming video services than cable or satellite TV systems, a new survey has found. That isn't much of an accomplishment, as cable and satellite TV providers were already among the most-hated companies in the US and saw their...


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