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Huawei: Why The UK Might Hang Up On 5G And Broadband Kit Supplier

July 11 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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These are tense times for Huawei and the UK's telecoms providers.

The prime minister will shortly review use of the Chinese company's equipment, with MPs set to be informed of his decision on Tuesday.

It seems likely that Boris Johnson will set a deadline by which time t...
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‘90pc Important Services To Be Digital By 2021’

July 11 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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The government plans to provide 90 per cent of important services digitally by 2021.

As per the plan, 90 per cent citizens will be brough...
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Smartwatch Hack Could Send Fake Pill Reminders To Patients

July 09 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Smartwatch software used to help elderly patients could easily be hacked and abused, security researchers say.

Some of the watches are targeted mainly at dementia patients - and a hacker could even send a reminder to "take pills" as often as they wanted to.

The researchers said they were concerned that "an overdose could easily result".<...
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Facebook Civil-Rights Record Hammered In Own Review

July 09 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Facebook's "vexing and heartbreaking" decisions are causing significant setbacks for civil rights, an audit commissioned by the company says.

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New Video Format 'Halves Data Use Of 4K And 8K TVs'

July 08 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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A new video-encoding technology that promises to cut data use by at least half has been announced, after three years of talks involving some of the tech industry's largest players.

The standard should make it possible for people with slow connections to stream footage in higher quality than before, without pauses for buffering.

It co...
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Nokia To Add Open Interfaces To Its Telecom Equipment

July 08 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Finland’s Nokia on Tuesday became the first major telecom equipment maker to commit to adding open interfaces in its products that will allow mobile operators to build networks that are not tied to a vendor.

The new technology, dubbed Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN),...
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Bangladesh Wins Two Int’l Blockchain Olympiad Awards

July 07 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Two Bangladeshi teams which participated for the first time in the ‘International Blockchain Olympiad Award (IBCOL) 2020’ competition have won two out of six main awards.

President of Hong Kong Blockchain Society Dr Lawrence Ma and...
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iPhone 12 Without Charger Or Headphones In The Box?

July 07 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Apple’s upcoming smartphone could even launch without a power adapter

Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone nearly four years ago in September 2016, and this year it may take those efforts one step further by nixing its wired EarPods from the iPhone 12's packaging, according to the latest predictions from TF Interna...
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Xiaomi launches Redmi 9 in Bangladesh

July 07 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Global technology leader Xiaomi today launches Redmi 9 in Bangladesh. The brand-new entry-level smartphone touts major upgrades from its predecessor, including an all-purpose AI quad-camera set up, 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display, powerful chipset and edgy design.

Ziauddin Chowdhury, Countr...
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Bill Gates Blames Social Media For Misinformation About Coronavirus

July 06 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has partly laid the blame on social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, saying they can do better at kerbing the spread of misinformation about coronavirus.

“Can the social media companies be more helpful on these issues?" Gates said during an interview with Fast Company.

"What creativity do we have? Sadly, the digital tools probably have been a net cont...
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Facebook Frustrates Advertisers As Boycott Over Hate Speech Kicks Off

July 06 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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US civil rights groups have enlisted the multinationals to pressure the social media giant into taking concrete steps to block hate speech amid a national reckoning over racism

Advertisements for more than 400 brands...
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Coronavirus: Why Singapore Turned To Wearable Contact-Tracing Tech

July 05 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Singapore's TraceTogether Tokens are the latest effort to tackle Covid-19 with tech. But they have also reignited a privacy debate.

The wearable devices complement the island's existing contact-tracing app, to identify people who might have been infected by those who have tested positive f...
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