Saturday 18 January, 2020
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Category Archives: Tech
Apple's 'sexist' credit card

A US financial regulator has opened an investigation into claims Apple’s credit card offered different credit limits for men and women. It follows complaints – including from Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak – that algorithms...

By Steve Weichel on Nov 11th, 2019
Senator Josh Hawley

Both TikTok and Apple have declined to testify to US Congress in a hearing, about their ties to China Tuesday’s hearing is designed to explore the relationships the US-based technology industry has with China and whether there are national...

By Steve Weichel on Nov 5th, 2019
Twitter Ban All Political

Twitter is to ban all political advertising worldwide, saying that the reach of such messages “should be earned, not bought”. “While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers,...

By Steve Weichel on Oct 31st, 2019

Twitter has apologised for “unintentionally” using email addresses and phone numbers, provided by users for account security, to enable targeted advertising. The company said third-party marketers may have been able to reach specific...

By Howard Johnson on Oct 9th, 2019
Phase One 150 Megapixels

Phase One is expanding its range of medium format cameras with the new XT body that’s designed to be used out in the field. The new body pairs with Phase One’s existing medium format backs that provide either 100 or 150 megapixels of resolution,...

By Steve Weichel on Sep 12th, 2019
Huawei chipset for smartphone

Chinese tech giant Huawei unveiled its latest advanced chipset Friday ahead of the upcoming launch of its latest flagship smartphone, even as uncertainty hangs over whether the device can use Google’s Android. Huawei’s consumer...

By Howard Johnson on Sep 7th, 2019
Nikon Beastly D6

Nikon has announced that it’s working on its next professional flagship camera, the D6, promising its “most advanced DSLR to date.” The company didn’t reveal any specs (other than a photo), but it’s bound to be...

By Steve Weichel on Sep 4th, 2019
Huawei Mate 30

Huawei has confirmed the launch date for its next flagship phone line. In a short teaser video posted to Twitter, the company says that the upcoming Mate 30 series will be unveiled in Munich, Germany on September 19th. The tagline for the event...

By Howard Johnson on Sep 2nd, 2019
Facial recognition specialist

A leading Chinese facial recognition provider has filed papers for a listing on Hong Kong’s stock exchange. Megvii – the maker of the Face++ system – is one of the country’s best known artificial intelligence (AI) companies. Earlier...

By Howard Johnson on Aug 27th, 2019
2020 Apple Macbooks

This week 9To5Mac spotted a report published by Digitimes claiming that Apple’s first MacBooks with cellular connectivity are slated to hit the market during the second half of next year. According to Taiwanese media site Digitimes, Apple...

By Steve Weichel on Aug 5th, 2019