Daily Archives: July 22, 2019

Huawei reportedly helped to build North Korea’s internet

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei worked together with the North Korean government to build and maintain its Koryolink commercial wireless network according to a new report from the Washington Post. Documents obtained by the publication reveal that the firm partnered with China’s state-owned Panda International Information Technology on projects in North …

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Are smart speakers really safe for children?

Smart speakers with A.I. assistants are constantly listening to the world around them, waiting for commands while soaking in whatever dialogue is within earshot—some of which is actually screened by employees at Google and Amazon.  Unfortunately, that means Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri are constantly recording the conversations of users …

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Microsoft to invest $1bn in OpenAI

Microsoft has announced that it will invest $1bn in OpenAI as part of a multi-year partnership with the San Francisco-based nonprofit aimed at developing AI supercomputing technologies on its Azure cloud computing service. OpenAI was founded back in 2015 as a nonprofit with $1bn in funding from Sam Altman, Peter …

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Keanu Reeves was almost cast in Death Stranding

It seems to be the year of Keanu Reeves. Between his starring role in Cyberpunk 2077, a hilarious cameo in Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe and the upcoming Bill and Ted film, 2019 is all about the Reeves. And it looks like the breathtaking actor almost had another appearance lined …

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Sony vs Samsung TV: choosing the TV brand for you

Samsung and Sony, both being massive TV makers with an international install base, might not seem too different at first glance. But if you’re sussing out which to pick for your next television, you’ll want to go into your purchase knowing what you’re getting – and what you might be …

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Equifax to pay $700m in data breach settlement

After exposing the personal information of almost 150m consumers back in 2017, the credit reporting agency Equifax has reached a deal with US state and federal regulators in which it will pay $700m to settle probes into its data breach. To date this is the largest settlement ever paid for …

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Quick! These exclusive cheap mobile phone deals on O2 end Tuesday

Since even before Amazon Prime Day last week, we’d been having a great time arranging exclusive mobile phone deals just for TechRadar readers. We teamed up with online phone retailers Mobiles.co.uk to bring the prices down on a selection of their top tariffs. And we’re not talking about some dodgy …

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Best alternative operating systems | TechRadar

No Windows, no Linux, no macOS: is there really a desktop operating system that’s worth using outside of the big three? We’ve set out to answer that question, and while there are no absolute definitive answers here – everyone’s use case is different, after all – we’ve discovered ten distinct …

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