TECHNOLOGY

Google staff walk out over women’s treatment

Staff at Google offices around the world are set to stage an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest at the company’s treatment of women. The employees will demand several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with at the firm, including a call to end forced arbitration – a move which would make it possible for victims to ...

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Huawei’s P20 redefines Smartphone Photography

If you’re just getting familiar with the idea of phones with dual rear cameras you might not be ready for what the new Huawei P20 Pro has to offer. With the first triple camera array in a smartphone, the P20 Pro’s photographic capabilities are supercharged to outperform its hottest competition in a myriad of ways. The Huawei P20 Pro brings ...

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Airtel Africa raises $1.25 bln from SoftBank, five other investors Source: Reuters

Airtel Africa Ltd, a subsidiary of India’s Bharti Airtel Ltd, said on Wednesday it raised $1.25 billion from six global investors including SoftBank Group Corp, Warburg Pincus LLC and Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd. It also said it was looking to go public on an international stock exchange. The fundraising, through a primary equity issuance, now values the company at $4.4 ...

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How WhatsApp is being abused in Brazil’s elections

Political campaigners in Brazil have used software that scrapes Facebook for citizens’ phone numbers, and then automatically sends them WhatsApp messages and adds them to WhatsApp groups. Almost three weeks ago, 147 million voters in the country went to the polls for legislative elections and the first round of the presidential elections. This Sunday, they will decide between far-right candidate ...

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Huawei ranked second largest smartphone vendor worldwid

In the first half of 2018, the shipment of Huawei smartphones reached a record high of over 95 million units. According to IDC, a renowned global market intelligence firm, the global market share of Huawei smartphones has soared by up to 15.8% in the second quarter of 2018, enabling Huawei to become the second largest smartphone vendor in the world. ...

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Netflix denies changing posters based on viewers’ race

Netflix has denied altering a viewer’s experience depending on their race. It’s been accused of “misleading” black users by showing promotional shots of black cast members in films and TV shows – even if they had a minor role. Netfix told Newsbeat: “We don’t ask members for race, gender or ethnicity so cannot use this information to personalise their individual ...

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Apple’s Tim Cook calls for Chinese chip story retraction

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has called for the retraction of a story alleging Chinese infiltration in its and other major firms’ infrastructure. Bloomberg’s Businessweek published a story which said malicious chips were built into servers that had been manufactured in China. But in an unprecedented step, Mr Cook told Buzzfeed: “They need to do that right thing and retract ...

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Twitter shuts down bots pushing pro-Saudi message

Twitter has suspended a network of accounts that appeared to be pushing pro-Saudi messages about the Jamal Khashoggi scandal, a person familiar with the situation told CNN Friday. The accounts were behaving like typical spam accounts, the person said, adding that Twitter had been aware of them for some time. Twitter said it has no evidence the accounts were pro-Saudi ...

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Features Of HUAWEI Y7 Prime 2018 Camera

With the proliferation of smartphones, there’s a camera in everyone’s pocket these days. Taking a snapshot of lunch and uploading it to Instagram or sharing the image with friends over Facebook is a way of life for most people – old and young. The constant drive to be connected is propelling photography to the forefront of the most frequent activities ...

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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had revealed the disease’s return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009. He had said he and his doctors were “optimistic” about treatment. His Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said: “I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest ...

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