Monthly Archives: January 2020

Podcast: Why Clearview AI’s facial recognition is a privacy nightmare

All of our fears around facial recognition technology are coming true thanks to a little known startup called ClearView AI. This week, Devindra and Cherlynn dive into how ClearView works, and what unchecked access to powerful facial recognition means… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty is retiring

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty, one of the most prominent female leaders in tech, is stepping down on April 6th, 2020. She will still serve as Executive Chairman of the Board through the end of the year, but she's retiring completely … Read the rest of this entry

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FCC commits $20.4 billion to help close the rural digital divide

Over the next 10 years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will spend $ 20.4 billion to bring high-speed broadband internet to underserved rural America. "This is the biggest step we've taken to close the digital divide," FCC Chairman Ajit Pa… … Read the rest of this entry

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Apple outsold every other smartphone manufacturer last quarter

Thanks to an excellent fourth quarter, Apple leaped ahead of Samsung to become the top-selling smartphone manufacturer in Q4 2019, according to Strategy Analytics and other research firms. Thanks to iPhone 11 sales that lifted Apple to its best quart… … Read the rest of this entry

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The Nintendo Switch has passed the SNES in lifetime sales

Nintendo sold 10.81 million Switch consoles last quarter, bringing lifetime sales to 52.48 million. That's a 15 percent increase on the 9.41 million units it sold in the same quarter 12 months prior, and the best three-month period since the … Read the rest of this entry

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Netflix is turning manga and anime ‘One Piece’ into a live-action series

If you're a One Piece fan, this may be the best or the worst piece of news ever, depending on how you feel about Netflix's anime adaptations: The streaming giant has approved a 10-episode live-action series based on the classic … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA is fixing a Voyager 2 snag that deactivated sensors

Voyager 2 might already have crossed into interstellar space, but that isn't stopping NASA from providing some technical help. The administration is in the midst of fixing a problem with the probe that led it to shut off its science … Read the rest of this entry

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Scientists tried to recreate a mummy’s voice with an electronic larynx

Researchers recently resurrected the "voice" of an ancient priest for the first time since his death over 3,000 years ago. Called Nesyamun, he lived during the time of the pharaoh Rameses XI, who ruled from 1107 to 1078 BC. The … Read the rest of this entry

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Google could add call recording to its Android Phone app

Google's Phone app could soon let you not only record calls but transcribe them, according to an APK breakdown from 9to5Google and tests by XDA Developer. The latest version 44 of the app includes code that shows not only the … Read the rest of this entry

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Sony A6100 review: Incredible autofocus performance for a budget camera

Despite all the talk about full-frame mirrorless cameras lately, APS-C is still extremely important for Sony. The A6000 in particular was a huge hit, thanks to the combination of good performance, features, compact size and price. The 24.2-megap… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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