Sunday, 17 December 2017

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Google releases most searched ‘how to’ questions online

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LONDON: It’s safe to say that most of us have relied on the ever dependable Google to answer some of our questions related to our everyday tasks. The phrase “Google it” has been popularly used around the world. The search engine recently released its most searched “how to” questions during ...

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UK begins hyper-fast broadband trials

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LONDON: British Government has selected six locations to pilot a scheme which will see homes and businesses get broadband speeds of 1Gb per second. The plan to give the UK better connection speeds could allow hospitals to share HD quality graphics of medical scans in seconds, speeding up diagnosis. It ...

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Android Oreo: 9 things you need to know

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Android O, Android Oreo, Android 8 – whatever you want to call it – Google’s latest version of its mobile platform has arrived and we’ve got 10 hot things you need to know about it. From when you’ll get it on your phone and the new key features to the ...

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France, Germany to propose new tax on internet giants

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PARIS: France and Germany plan to issue a new proposal to tax internet giants so that they pay a “fair contribution” in every country where they earn money, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Sunday. “We will unveil a new plan along with our German partners at the next ...

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Apple TV with 4K and HDR due for September release date

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LONDON: The Apple keynote in September has leaked again, this time without the iPhone 8 being in the limelight as Apple’s 4K and HDR Apple TV is getting all the attention. According to sources of Bloomberg that are “familiar with the matter” but prefer not to be named, we can ...

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Elon Musk among tech founders to call for UN to ban ‘killer robots’

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Killer robots, once just characters in dystopian science fiction novels and films, could soon become the next form of revolutionary warfare after nuclear bombs, according to industry experts. In an open letter to the United Nations (UN) Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), 116 signatories — including Tesla’s Elon Musk ...

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Tech giants Intel plans to launch 100 self-driving cars

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SAN FRANCISCO: Silicon Valley giant Intel on Wednesday announced plans for a fleet of self-driving cars following its completion of the purchase of Israeli autonomous technology firm Mobileye. A day after closing the $15 billion deal to buy Mobileye, which specializes in driver-assistance systems, Intel said it will begin rolling ...

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Google CEO cancels diversity town hall after staff questions leak

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LONDON: Google CEO Sundar Pichai has cancelled an internal town hall meant to address gender discrimination on Thursday after employee questions for management began to leak online from the company’s internal messaging service. Pichai said in an email to staff that several Google employees became fearful for their safety and ...

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Facebook launches Watch tab of original video shows

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LONDON: Facebook has a new home for original video content produced exclusively for it by partners, who will earn 55 percent of ad break revenue while Facebook keeps 45 percent. The “Watch” tab and several dozen original shows will start rolling out to a small group of U.S. users tomorrow ...

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Samsung facing growing threats despite record profits

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PARIS: Sprawling South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics has recovered from a humiliating recall fiasco and the arrest of its de facto leader with remarkable speed, analysts said, after the tech giant stunned investors with record-breaking profits. But the world’s top smartphone maker, one of the huge family-run chaebols which dominate ...

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