Oscars won’t make it harder for Netflix to win an award

The board of directors at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which distributes the film industry’s coveted Oscar awards, has decided not to extend the minimum period eligible films need to be screened in a theater. The Academy’s board of directors ruled in favor of its existing guidelines, …

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Mobile Industry Awards 2019: Shortlists revealed

With just weeks until the 2019 Mobile Industry Awards, we are delighted to announce the shortlists for all this year’s awards. From Phone of the Year and Hottest New Phone for 2019 to Best High Street Retailer and Best MVNO, the Mobile Industry Awards look to recognise the top performers …

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Combating deepfakes with voice biometric technology

With every advance in technology there seems to be a corresponding advance in the exploitation of that technology for nefarious means. This is especially true within financial services, where the methods of how we interact with our banks have produced a completely new form of “bank robber”. When transacting consisted …

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MacBook keyboard repairs to be prioritized with a 24-hour turnaround

There’s been ongoing controversy regarding MacBook keyboards that use a ‘butterfly’ switch, and in a fresh move to appease those affected, Apple has reportedly stepped up the speed of repairs on these faulty models. Now, rather than an off-site repair and a potential three to five working day wait (or …

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The iPad could finally get mouse support with iOS 13

As much as Apple has tried to position its iPad Pro range as a laptop alternative, there are some areas where it really can’t compete, and one is the absence of mouse support – but that could soon change. According to developer and leaker Steve Troughton-Smith, mouse support is in …

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Are shared experiences the future of virtual reality?

VR is traditionally a lonely experience. After slipping on a headset, you’re typically isolated (even if you’re sitting in a group), and even multi-person experiences only let two or three people share the same world. But it doesn’t have to be that way. From April 26 to May 4 at …

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Profits for du shrink to AED 449m

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), the parent company of du, reported a 12.3% decrease in profit to AED 449 million compared to AED 513 million a year ago due to fall in mobile revenue. In the first quarter of last year, EITC recorded a one-off benefit from ICT Fund related …

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EU backs WiFi over 5G for connected cars

The European Commission has sided with Volkswagen and its plans for a WiFi-based standard for internet connected cars dealing a serious blow to BMW, Qualcomm  and others endorsing Wi-Fi over 5G. The EU executive is currently trying to set benchmarks for internet connect cars and the issue has split the …

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