HUAWEI LAUNCHES MATE XS FOLDABLE SMARTPHONE WITH BETTER SCREEN

Tue 25 February 2020: (REUTERS) Huawei unveiled an upgrade to its folding smartphone on Monday, with a more robust and higher quality display that it hopes will persuade consumers to switch to the new design. The new Mate XS comes a year after the Chinese tech giant showed off its first folding phone, which had […]

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HOW DEEPFAKE TECHNOLOGY ACTUALLY WORKS

Mon 24 February 2020: Everyone knows enough about deepfake videos to find them either creepy or entertaining, but few people know the impressive tech behind them. As coverage of deepfake technology becomes more prevalent, it’s reasonable to wonder how these videos even work. Advancements in motion capturing and facial recognition over the past decade have been staggering […]

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MOSCOW DEPLOYS FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY FOR CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE

Fri 21 February 2020: (REUTERS)Moscow is using facial recognition technology to ensure people ordered to remain at home or at their hotels under coronavirus quarantine do so, the mayor of the Russian capital said on Friday. Russia has temporarily barred Chinese nationals from entering the country to curb the spread of the virus, but has […]

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SCIENTISTS TO USE BIO-INK IN 3D PRINTED SCAFFOLDS TO GROW HUMAN TISSUE

Tue 18 February 2020: A team of biomedical engineer has developed a “bio-ink” that can be used in making 3D printed scaffolds for growing human tissues to repair or replace damaged ones in the body. According to the Science Daily website, engineers at the New Jersey-based Rutgers University have used versions of hyaluronic acid and […]

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UK TO INVEST $1.6 BILLION IN WEATHER AND CLIMATE SUPERCOMPUTER

Mon 17 February 2020: The British government will invest 1.2 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) in what it says is the world’s most powerful supercomputer to provide more accurate weather and climate forecasts. The new supercomputer, which will be managed by the country’s Met Office, will be used to help more accurately predict storms, select the […]

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FACEBOOK BOSS BACKS TIGHTER RULES ON ‘HARMFUL ONLINE CONTENT’

Sun 16 February 2020: Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, has backed the regulation of harmful online content, suggesting a mixed system based on existing rules used for the telecoms and media industries to do so. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Zuckerberg on Saturday called for a legal framework that encodes “democratic and […]

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FACEBOOK-OWNED WHATSAPP REACHES 2 BILLION USERS

Thu 13 February 2020: The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world, as it reaffirmed its stand on the need for strong encryption to protect privacy. WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014, has grown into one of the most-used services in the Facebook “family” of […]

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SAMSUNG UNVEILS GALAXY Z FLIP FOLDING SMARTPHONE

Wed 12 February 2020: Samsung on Tuesday unveiled its second folding smartphone, a “Z Flip” handset with a lofty price tag aimed at “trendsetters.” The smartphone flips open, like a case, opening into a 6.7-inch screen, and fits in a pocket when folded. Ultrathin glass used for the screen can be folded and unfolded more […]

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SOLAR ORBITER LAUNCHES ON MISSION TO REVEAL SUN’S SECRETS

Mon 10 February 2020: The US-European Solar Orbiter probe launched Sunday night from Florida on a voyage to deepen our understanding of the Sun and how it shapes the space weather that impacts technology back on Earth. The mission, a collaboration between ESA (the European Space Agency) and NASA, successfully blasted off from the Kennedy […]

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