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Irish Regulator Readies Draft Decisions in First Big Tech Privacy Probes

The first draft decisions by Ireland’s data privacy regulator on probes into some of the world’s biggest technology firms will go for consultation with other EU regulators this year, the lead watchdog for the bloc said on Thursday. Ireland hosts the European headquarters of a number of US technology firms, making Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) …

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Foxconn Says Cautiously Resuming China Output, Warns Coronavirus Will Hit Revenue

Apple iPhone maker Foxconn said on Thursday it is cautiously restarting production at its main plants in China and warned revenue will be hurt this year by the coronavirus epidemic. The statement comes just days after Apple rescinded its March quarter sales guidance, saying factories in China have been slower to get back to work …

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Google Docs Autocorrect, Smart Compose Features Now Widely Available

Google is rolling out Google Docs autocorrect to all users and Google Docs Smart Compose to G Suite subscribers. The features are being rolled out categorically and should be available to everyone in the next few weeks. Google states both autocorrect and Smart Compose will have a gradual rollout starting on February 18 which means …

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Sony Xperia L4 With Triple Rear Cameras, Waterdrop-Style Display Notch Launched: Specifications

Sony Xperia L4 has been officially launched as the newest smartphone model by the Japanese company. The new Sony Xperia phone comes with a triple rear camera setup, and features a waterdrop-style display notch. There is also Sony’s proprietary multi-window UI that was initially provided on the Xperia 1 flagship. The Xperia L4 is designed …

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Xiaomi Mi Electric Toothbrush T300 With Magnetic Levitation Sonic Motor Launched in India

Xiaomi has launched the Mi Electric Toothbrush T300 in India. The new offering, which is a tweaked version of the Mi Electric Toothbrush that debuted globally in 2018, is designed to provide enhanced dental care. The Mi Electric Toothbrush T300 comes with a magnetic levitation sonic motor that is touted to provide 10 times more …

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Microsoft Office App Now Available for iOS, Combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Microsoft Office all-in-one app is now publicly available for iOS devices. The new development comes just after the Redmond company brought the unified Office app for Android devices. Notably, the Office app for both iOS and Android devices was available through a public preview until now. The app provides access to Microsoft Word, Excel, and …

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EU Proposes Rules for Artificial Intelligence to Limit Risks

The European Union unveiled proposals Wednesday to regulate artificial intelligence that call for strict rules and safeguards on risky applications of the rapidly developing technology. The report is part of the bloc’s wider digital strategy aimed at maintaining its position as the global pacesetter on technological standards. Big tech companies seeking to tap Europe’s vast …

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Android 11 Is Here — Google Rolls Out First Developer Preview, Reveals Release Schedule

Android 11 is here. Google has released the first developer preview of Android 11 and it is now available to download and test for the developers. Google typically releases developer builds of new Android versions in March, but Android 11’s first developer preview has been released earlier than the regular release cycle. Talking about features, …

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Oppo Reportedly Working on Two New Truly Wireless Earbuds

Oppo may soon launch two new truly wireless earbuds, a rumour fuelled by the discovery of a patent application that features new designs. Some images of both new earbuds have been leaked that suggest silicone ear-tips. While one Oppo earbuds model seems to have an Apple AirPods Pro-like design, the other one could look similar …

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US Urges EU to Use 5G by Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung

EU countries have no reason to use 5G mobile technology from Huawei because Sweden’s Ericsson, Finland’s Nokia and South Korea’s Samsung are on par with the Chinese group in the field, a senior US diplomat said. Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary for cyber, international communications and information policy at the US State Department, said on a visit …