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Vivo APEX 2019 bezel-less curved screen smartphone to be introduced on January 24

Vivo introduced its APEX FullView Concept Smartphone with 98% screen-to-body ratio and an in-display fingerprint scanner at the MWC in February last year. Later it introduced the phone as NEX and the new NEX Dual Screen with a new design was unveiled last month. Today the company posted a teaser for APEX 2019 bezel-less smartphone ahead of announcement on January 24th. This shows a more curved design without the front camera or even the buttons on the sides. In a teaser on Facebook earlier ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Blogging, Xiaomi, Vivo, APEX 2019, Vivo APEX 2019


To elude the parking challenges, here’s how to get to the Women’s March LA, Jan. 19, using public transportation

  Women’s March LA 2019 map. (Courtesy of Women’s March LA) You’ve decided to take part in Women’s March LA 2019 and you know that the organizers are expecting around 250,000 participants. Streets will be closed as early as 7 a.m. around Pershing Square and Los Angeles City Hall, according to the latest from Los Angeles Department of Traffic. Plus, traffic and where to park will be a challenge around Pershing Square where the rally and march kicks off. The organizers of Women’s March LA hav...
Tags: Google, Business, Politics, News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Apple App Store, Metro, Ventura, Pershing Square, San Fernando Valley, Metrolink, Los Angeles City Hall, Metro Rail


Activists propose Amazon shareholder vote on facial recognition software

A group of activist shareholders are proposing that Amazon.com stop selling facial recognition software to government agencies until its board determines the technology doesn’t threaten people’s civil rights.
Tags: Amazon, Technology, News


Lawmakers are pushing gadget manufacturers with the Right to Repair movement

The amount of electronics that we are throwing away each year is growing at an exponential rate, and this toxic trash is hazardous to both people and the planet. What are we supposed to do when our smartphones or other gadgets stop working? According to lawmakers in the United States and Europe, there is one option that should be available instead of getting rid of them— fixing them. Lawmakers in at least 18 states— and the European Parliament— believe that manufacturers should make it a priori...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Europe, Design, News, Microsoft, Electronics, Law, California, Virginia, Tech, Legislation, Smartphones, Earth, United States, Carbon Emissions


Missouri hires former Tech DC David Gibbs, promotes McGee

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has hired former Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs as an assistant coach. Gibbs spent the last four seasons in Lubbock and the Red Raiders in 2017 led the Big 12 and ranked sixth nationally with 29 forced turnovers. From 2013-17, Gibbs’ defenses at Tech and Houston forced a combined […]
Tags: News, Sports, Tech, Missouri, Houston, Texas Tech, Gibbs, Lubbock, McGee, COLUMBIA Mo AP, Red Raiders, David Gibbs


Drone captures amazing footage of huge spinning ice circle caught in a river’s flow

Nature can often present us with some rather wonderful and rare sights. Sights such as spinning ice circles in slow-moving rivers. One particularly giant and impressive example popped up in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine recently. Fortunately for those of us who live nowhere near Maine, Todd McKee, founder of Bulldog Aerials, managed to […] The post Drone captures amazing footage of huge spinning ice circle caught in a river’s flow appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Natural, Nature, Drones, Maine, Drone Video, Natural Beauty, WESTBROOK Maine, Presumpscot River, Ice Circle, Todd McKee


Apple boss Tim Cook attacks 'shadow economy' of data in call for new privacy law

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has called for the US to introduce a national privacy law, attacking a “shadow economy” in which people’s personal data is bought and sold without their knowledge. Mr Cook said companies should have to collect as little data as possible and make it easy for people to delete the information that is held about them. It is the latest attempt from Apple to position itself as the steward of consumers’ privacy, and to draw a line between itself and companies such as Fa...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Cook, News, US, Tim Cook, US Congress, Federal Trade Commission, GDPR Facebook Amazon


NPR Has Turned ‘Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me’ Into a Game for Smart Speakers

NPR has turned its popular “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” news quiz show into an interactive game for smart speakers: Owners of speakers powered by Google’s Assistant or Amazon Alexa will be able to play along to questions about the news of the week. Just like the radio show, the quiz is being hosted by […]
Tags: Google, News, Npr, Amazon Echo, Amazon Alexa, Wait Wait Don, Google Home


Cohen acknowledges rigging polls for Trump in 2014 and 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s estranged former lawyer is acknowledging that he paid a technology company to rig Trump’s standing in two online polls. Michael Cohen tweeted Thursday that “what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump. Technology company owner John Gauger told The Wall Street […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, John Gauger, Trump Technology company


Sweden — and You! — Can Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive

Europeiska unionen är nära att ge ännu mer makt till ett fåtal stora amerikanska IT-företag, i utbyte mot tillfälliga vinstdelningsarrangemang med en handfull europeiska underhållningsföretag — med masscensur och en ännu svagare förhandlingsposition för verksamma europeiska artister som följd. Det har gått mer än fyra månader sedan EU-parlamentets förhandlare och företrädare för Europas nationella regeringar försvann bakom stängda dörrar för att göra det nya direktivet om upphovsrätt på den ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, Copyfight, Usa, News, Sweden, Eu, Ett, EUCD, Article 11, Article 13, Fixcopyright, Copyright Directive


Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news. The social media company said it took action after finding two networks “that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior” on its Facebook and […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, London, News, Russia, Ap, Nation


Facebook advertising profiles are a mystery to most users, survey says

About three-fourths of the Facebook users in a Pew Research Center survey said they were not aware of the Ad Preferences page, which lists their personal traits made available to advertisers.
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, Pew Research Center


Xiaomi schedules MWC 2019 event on February 24, Mi MIX 3 5G expected

Xiaomi did not introduce anything at the CES earlier this month, but the company has announced an event at the MWC on February 24th next month. It did not say what it will unveil the event, but we can expect the Mi MIX 3 5G that was teased at the Mi MIX 3 event back in October last year. It also said that the 5G version will launch in Q1 2019 and it has on display in Qualcomm booth at CES. The 5G verion of the Mi MIX 3 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem. Qualcomm at the CES...
Tags: News, Samsung, Blogging, Ces, Xiaomi, Qualcomm, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Mwc 2019, Xiaomi MWC 2019


Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro expected to be powered by Snapdragon 675

At the Redmi Note 7 launch event last week Xiaomi confirmed that it will launch the Redmi Note 7 Pro soon with Sony IMX586 sensor replacing the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor on the Redmi Note 7. The smartphone is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 675, according to new reports from China. The Redmi Note 7 uses Snapdragon 660. New SoC and camera sensor might bump up the price of the smartphone slightly. Xiaomi at the at 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong already confirmed that it will launch ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Samsung, Blogging, Xiaomi, Sony, Snapdragon, Qualcomm Quick Charge, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Snapdragon 675, Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform


Xiaomi’s Survival Game now available for download

Update - January 17, 2019 - The Survival game is now available from Mi App Store for eligible Xiaomi devices. The game is just 185MB so you can't expect PUBG-like graphics. Earlier: Multiplayer online battle royale games do not need any introduction, you may already have PUBG or Fortnite installed on your mobile device. Online battle royal games like PUBG and Fortnite became very popular on the mobile platform this year, both the games have crossed 100 million downloads mark within a few ...
Tags: Games, News, India, Blogging, Xiaomi, Survival Game, Fortnite, PUBG, Mi Community, Mi Community India, Xiaomi Survival Game, Xiaomi Company, Mi App Store


How to Switch between latest and top tweets on Twitter

There is good news as Twitter users can now view their twitter timeline in chronological order. Earlier twitter used to display the most popular aka top tweets ahead of the latest tweets. Fortunately, you can once again choose to show either of them first. The social media platform has added a new feature in its Android app that adds the ability to switch between the latest and top tweets. For those unaware, this feature was first introduced in the Twitter app for iOS last month. It was indeed a...
Tags: Ios, Android, Twitter, News, Social Media, Blogging, Tips, How To's


Xiaomi showcases bigger in-display fingerprint scanner with one-click unlocking

Last year Xiaomi introduced Mi 8 Explorer Edition and later in the year it introduced Mi 8 Pro with pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint sensor that is 29% faster. This week President Lin Bin shared the next-generation in-display fingerprint on a Mi 8 test unit. He said that the company has worked for more than half an year to bring one-click unlocking and a larger unlocking area.  One-click unlocking lets you unlock the phone immediately when you place the phone on the screen with...
Tags: News, Blogging, Xiaomi, Lin Bin


Intermediary Liabilty: Amul sends legal notice to Google and Godaddy over fake campaigns

The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), which owns the Amul brand has issued a legal notice to Google India and Godaddy.com for fraudulent practices on their platform by individuals and organizations. This was reported by Business Line. Dated January 10, the notice to Google... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Legal, News, Internet, Godaddy, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, Google India, IT Act, Amul, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd


Former US Ambassador Ted Osius to head Google’s APAC public policy

Ted Osius, a US diplomat and the former US Ambassador to Vietnam (2014-17), is joining Google as its VP of public policy and government relations for APAC from next month, reports Public Affairs Asia. Osius has 30 years of government and private sector experience, including being an associate... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, News, Internet, US, Vietnam, APAC, Industry Moves, Ted Osius, Public Affairs Asia Osius


Apple Releases Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, Qi Wireless Charging Supported (mac rumors)

Apple today released new Smart Battery Cases designed for its 2018 iPhone lineup, including the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. Available in black or white, each Smart Battery Case is priced at $129 and is designed to add extra battery life to the iPhone. The cases are similar in design to the past battery case option Apple offered for the iPhone 7, with a bump at the back to house a battery pack. Each case provides a varying amount of battery life depending on device. The iPhone XS Battery ...
Tags: Apple, News, Notification Center, Qi, Juli Clover, Lightning and Apple


Most Facebook users don't know their interests are tracked for ad targeting, Pew study finds

Most Facebook users have no idea how the company tracks and profiles everything they do to target ads, a new Pew Research study confirms. Pew reports that three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users surveyed in the study did not know that Facebook tracks their interests and various personal traits so they can be more efficiently targeted with ads. Those users only discovered this when the researchers directed them to take a look at the Facebook ad preferences page for their accounts. Most (51%) of...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Technology, News, Privacy, Tech, Ad Targeting, Zuckerberg, Pew Research, GfK, Facebook Algorithms, Picks, U S Facebook


SpaceX to build Mars spaceship in Texas, not Los Angeles

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX says it will build its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles, dealing another blow to the local economy only days after the company announced massive layoffs. The Southern California-based company announced Wednesday that test versions of its Starship and Super Heavy rocket will be […]
Tags: Business, Spacex, Texas, Technology, News, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Port Of Los Angeles, Mars, Southern California, Hawthorne Calif


Huawei reportedly target of U.S. criminal probe for trade secrets theft

The investigation is tied to civil suits filed against the Chinese telecom giant, including a 2017 case in which Huawei was found liable for stealing technology from Bellevue-based T-Mobile, a person close to the matter said.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Bellevue, Huawei, T Mobile, Nation & World Politics


Huawei under U.S. criminal investigation for alleged theft of trade secrets from T-Mobile, other tech companies

China’s Huawei is the subject of a U.S. criminal investigation in which federal prosecutors say the Chinese tech company stole trade secrets from U.S. business partners including technology behind a robotic device T-Mobile used to test smartphones, called “Tappy.” The Wall Street Journal reports that the investigation stemmed from various civil lawsuits against Huawei, including the one involving T-Mobile's Tappy. In Seattle, a jury agreed that Huawei was liable for misappropriation of the ...
Tags: Post, Technology, News, China, Tech, T Mobile, Seattle, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, WSJ, Bellevue Washington, Picks, Tappy, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd ZTE Corp


Android Q: Everything we know so far about Google’s next mobile OS

Android Pie recently rolled out, but it's already time to look ahead to Android Q, the next version of Google's mobile OS. We've seen a number of rumors and leaks come out about the operating system -- here's everything we know so far. The post Android Q: Everything we know so far about Google’s next mobile OS appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Android Q


Huawei in for a rough year as feds investigate alleged trade secrets theft

Huawei is also facing issues in the U.S., but it doesn't seem like that will end any time soon. According to a new report, the company is facing a federal investigation in the U.S. for allegedly stealing trade secrets. The post Huawei in for a rough year as feds investigate alleged trade secrets theft appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Business, News, Trends, Huawei, U.s. Government


The EU's Copyright Directive charm offensive pats Europeans on the head and tells them leave it up to the corporations

When it comes to the new Copyright Directive, some in the EU would prefer that Europeans just stop paying attention and let the giant corporations decide the future of the Internet. In a new Q&A about the Directive, the European Parliament – or rather, the JURI committee, which, headed by Axel Voss, spearheaded the shepherding of Article 13 and 11 through a skeptical Parliament, sets out a one-sided account of the most far-reaching regulation of online speech in living memory, insisting that ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Post, Copyfight, News, US, America, Eu, Parliament, Big Tech, Juri, Axel Voss, Article 11, Article 13, Fixcopyright


Screen time usage: You're not really ready to go on a digital diet, survey says

More of you are aware of your screen time usage thanks to tools from Apple and Google. But only a minority of you expect to change habits in 2019.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Usa Today


Everything you need to know about the 2019 Women’s March LA on Jan. 19

Women’s March LA 2019 is a non-partisan march taking place Saturday, Jan. 19, in downtown LA celebrating women’s rights and organizations that promote voter registration, inspire young people to perform community service and help women who are interested in running for public office. The third annual march, whose theme is “Truth to Power,” kicks off with a Tongva blessing at 8:30 a.m. at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. A program with guest speakers begins at 9 a.m., and participants pro...
Tags: Google, Politics, New York, News, Wall Street, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Gloria Allred, City Hall, Metro, Ventura, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City, Louis Farrakhan


Want to know which drones are flying near you? There’s an app for that

Want to know what that mysterious drone buzzing over your head is up to? A new system developed by AirMap, Google Wing, and Kittyhawk.io could soon tell you -- via a map on your phone. The post Want to know which drones are flying near you? There’s an app for that appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Emerging Tech, Kittyhawk, AirMap Google Wing



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