Monday, 14 June 2021

Tech

Meet Grace, the healthcare robot COVID-19 created

Grace – The Robot Sister of Sophia. Image credit: South China Morning Post HONG KONG – The Hong Kong team behind celebrity humanoid robot Sophia is launching a new prototype, Grace, targeted at the healthcare market and designed to interact with the elderly and those isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Raids worldwide as police reveal vast hack of criminal encrypted phones

SYDNEY – International law enforcement agencies on Tuesday revealed a vast three-year global operation to infiltrate encrypted phones with violent criminal groups, resulting in hundreds of arrests worldwide. Unveiling the “world’s most sophisticated” sting, agencies from Australia, Europe, New Zealand and the United States said they “operated” the supposedly secure ...

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WhatsApp confirms Disappearing Mode

;  Image Credit:: Reuters LONDON – WhatsApp users will be thrilled to know that the messaging app has announced it is coming up with a new set of features for users in the days to come. Once again, it was WABetaInfo that broke the news around the world. This time, ...

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6G commercialization is expected soon

HONG KONG – A Chinese industry body on Sunday issued a white paper on 6G technology, highlighting applications and potential key technologies for the next generation of wireless technology that could be 10 times faster than the peak speed of 5G mobile networks. The paper will give industry players a ...

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Amazon Ring’s Neighborhood Watch App Is Making Police Requests Public

AP Blog Image NEW YORK – Amazon Inc’s camera unit, Ring, is planning to make police requests for users’ video footage through its neighborhood watch app more transparent, the company said, a move that follows criticism that its products facilitate surveillance and profiling. Public safety agencies such as police and ...

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India to Twitter: Last chance to comply with IT rule

(Source: Reuters) NEW DELHI – India has told Twitter Inc it has one last chance to comply with new IT rules, or face “unintended consequences” according to a copy of an official letter seen by Reuters. The new rules – which were announced in February and which became effective at ...

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Dogecoin now on Coinbase

LONDON – Dogecoin’s price dropped significantly after setting an impressive record, trading at $0.73 in early May. The cryptocurrency is currently rated the sixth-largest crypto in the world with a market capitalization of $48.7 billion, per CoinDesk. The meme crypto Dogecoin has increased in price after exchange platform Coinbase added ...

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NASA announces new missions to Venus

Source: NASA/JPL WASHINGTON – NASA announced two new missions to Venus on Wednesday that will launch at the end of the decade and are aimed at learning how Earth s nearest planetary neighbor became a hellscape while our own thrived. “These two sister missions both aim to understand how Venus became an ...

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Huawei launches new operating system for phones

LONDON – China’s Huawei Technologies announced the launch of its proprietary Harmony operating system (HarmonyOS) for smartphones, as the embattled company looks to recover from U.S. sanctions that have hobbled its handset business. Huawei will start rolling out HarmonyOS on certain models of its smartphones from Wednesday evening, offering users ...

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