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Amazon’s new server chips cheaper than Intel’s

November 29 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Amazon.com Inc. has taken a big step toward reducing reliance on Intel Corp. for a critical component of its cloud-computing service.

The largest cloud company unveiled its own server pro...
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Google challenged over location tracking

November 28 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Google has been accused of flouting European data protection laws when it tracks users' locations.

 

A coalition of seven consumer organizations is filing complaints with local data protection regulators over Google's tracki...
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NASA’s InSight spacecraft makes historic landing on Mars

November 27 2018 | TW News Correspondent

A spacecraft carrying millions of pounds worth of British equipment has successfully landed on Mars, launching a two-year mission to mine more information about the Red Planet.

 

Nasa's InSightprobe came to a gentle landing on the Red Planet broad, dusty plain of Elysium Planitia at 7.55pm on Monday night, the first spacecraft...
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China sends 5 satellites into orbit via single rocket

November 24 2018 | TW News Correspondent

China launched a new space environment research satellite and four nanosatellites on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday (November 20).

The satellites have successfully entered their preset orbit, according to the...
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iPhone X 'exploded', claims user; Apple investigates

November 15 2018 | TW News Correspondent

An iPhone X allegedly "exploded" as a user was in the process of installing a software update. This development comes in from the city of Federal Way, Washington in the US where a user claims that his...
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China's Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter

November 10 2018 | TW News Correspondent

China's state news agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader sporting a sharp suit and a somewhat robotic voice.

Xinhua News claims the presenter "can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor",...
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Facebook admits it was used to incite violence in Myanmar

November 07 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Facebook has said it agrees with a report that found it had failed to prevent its platform being used to "incite offline violence" in Myanmar.

The independent report, commissioned by Facebook, said the platform had created an "enabling environment" for the proliferation o...
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Microsoft doesn't use customers' data for profit

November 06 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said the company doesn't use customers' personal data for profit unlike some other firms.

In an interview with The Times on Monday, Mr Nadella sa...
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Google staff walk out over women's treatment

November 04 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Staff at Google offices around the world are staging an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest at the company's treatment of women.

 

The employees are demanding 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 victim...
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