• April 23, 2021

Category : Tech News

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Facial recognition should be banned, EU privacy watchdog says

BRUSSELS: Facial recognition should be banned in Europe because of its “deep and non-democratic intrusion” into people’s private lives, EU privacy watchdog the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said. The comments come two days after the European Commission proposed draft rules that would allow facial recognition to be used to search for missing children or […]

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UK spy chief says West faces ‘moment of reckoning’ on

LONDON: Western countries risk losing control of technologies that are key to internet security and economic prosperity to nations like China and Russia if they don’t act to deal with the threat, one of the UK’s top spy chiefs warned. “Significant technology leadership is moving east” and causing a conflict of interests and values, Jeremy […]

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Avenue 5 Is Funny but Needs More Variety

The HBO series Avenue 5 is a sci-fi comedy about a cruise ship that gets knocked off course on its way to Saturn. Humor writer Tom Gerencer was impressed by the show’s witty dialogue. “There were some extremely funny lines in Avenue 5 that I couldn’t help laughing out loud on,” Gerencer says in Episode […]

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Oculus is rolling out its new and more expressive avatars

Oculus is beginning to roll out redesigned avatars that are more expressive and customizable than those that launched in 2016. They’ll appear starting today in just a few games for the Quest VR platform, including Epic Roller Coasters, PokerStarsVR, and Topgolf with Pro Putt. Soon, they’ll appear in Synth Riders, and later in the year, […]

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Amazon tests letting sellers email customers directly about new products

Amazon is testing a new feature for sellers that will let them contact customers directly by email to notify them of things like new product announcements or sales. It’s a major change from Amazon’s current policy, which is to limit the amount of interaction between customers and companies that sell on Amazon, outside of resolving […]

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iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs iPad Pro 12.9 (2020): Price,

Apple recently upgraded its iPad Pro lineup with its custom-designed M1 SoC. At its Spring Loaded event earlier this week, it launched the 2021 M1 iPad Pro in two sizes – 12.9-inch and 11-inch – each of which is available in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular variants, as well as different RAM+storage configurations. The […]

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Oscars 2021: Time to Watch Yet Another Covid-Era Awards Show

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. Four hundred and 39 days ago, the 92nd Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. It was a huge night—Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite won Best Picture, becoming the first […]

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Apple beats Samsung to take 2nd spot in India tablet

Riding on the surge in remote work, learning and fun activities at home during the pandemic, Apple dethroned Samsung to take the second position in the India tablet market with a market share of 29 per cent in the January-March quarter of 2021, a new report revealed on Thursday. In Q1 2021, Apple iPads continued […]

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Apple extends reprieve, won’t take a cut of online classes

Apple announced on Wednesday that it’s once again extending the deadline for requiring in-app purchases for iOS apps that sell access to online classes and group events until December 31st, 2021, effectively meaning it won’t impose its 30 percent cut on businesses providing those services until next year. Apple extended the deadline initially to June […]