Monthly Archives: May 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping Calls Blockchain a ‘Breakthrough’ Technology

Even as cryptocurrencies continue to draw skepticism from some, at least the underlying technology, blockchain, has found yet another high-profile admirer: Chinese President. Xi Jinping said in a speech this week that blockchain has “breakthrough” applications. From a report: “A

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Dell is Reportedly Working on a Dual-Screen Windows ARM Device

Dell is working on a foldable dual-screen device, according to a report. According to news blog WinFuture, Dell’s supposedly forthcoming device would run Windows 10 and an unreleased Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 ARM processor. From a report: Dell’s device is reportedly

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Canon Has Sold Its Last Film Camera

As spotted by PetaPixel, Canon this week announced with no fanfare that it’s sold its last film camera. TechCrunch reports: The model in question is the EOS-1V, which, incidentally, the company actually stopped making a full eight years ago. Since

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Google Listed ‘Nazism’ as the Ideology of the California Republican Party

Less than a week ago, if you searched for the California Republican Party on Google, you might have read that the political party’s ideologies included conservatism, market liberalism, and nazism. The latter listing has since been removed, and Google is

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Google’s In-House Incubator Made a Waze-Like App For the New York City Subway

Google’s in-house startup incubator Area 120 has developed a new app to help New York City subway commuters avoid delays. An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The app, called Pigeon, is live on Apple’s App Store, but

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Samsung Won’t Be Forced To Update Old Smartphones

Samsung will not be forced to update the software on its mobile phones for years after their release, after it won a court case in the Netherlands. From a report: A consumer association had argued that Samsung should update its

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Valve Patches Security Bug That Existed in Steam Client for the Past Ten Years

Valve developers have recently patched a severe security flaw that affected all versions of the Steam gaming client released in the past ten years. From a report: According to Tom Court, a security researcher with Context Information Security, the one

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Consumers’ Privacy Concerns Not Backed By Their Actions

Ian Barker, writing for BetaNews: A large majority of people say they are concerned about their online privacy, but this is not reflected in their actions according to a new study. The survey from Blue Fountain Media reveals that 90

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Microsoft and Apple Helped Build New Braille Display Standard

An anonymous reader shares a report: Today, the non-profit USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced a new standard for braille displays. It was developed in cooperation with Microsoft, Apple and other tech industry leaders. The USB Human Interface Device (HID) standard

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Alibaba Co-founder Says Many Americans ‘Want To Stop China’ From Upgrading Its Tech

With the threat of Trump’s ever-looming trade war with China and his administration’s sanctions on Chinese companies like ZTE, it’s hard to remember a more contentious period between the two countries in recent times. Adding fuel to the conversation, an

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