• iPhone XI to power a laptop

      iPhone XI to power a laptop

      Apple has already begun work on its next high-end smartphone that will offer us a number of changes in design and hardware and one of the most interesting features, which developers are reportedly experimenting with is reportedly the ability of the iPhone XI to power larger devices such as laptops.

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    • France fines Google €50m for GDPR violations

      France fines Google €50m for GDPR violations

      France’s data protection regulator, CNIL, has issued Google a €50m fine for its inability to comply with its GDPR obligations, The Verge reports. This is the biggest GDPR fine yet to be issued by a European regulator and the first time one of the tech giants has been found to fall foul of the tough new EU regulations that came into force in May last year.

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    • Largest public data breach in history is a fact

      Largest public data breach in history is a fact

      Data breaches these days started to become more and more massive and thanks to Internet security researcher Troy Hunt the world has now officially witnessed the biggest one. The newly discovered “Collection #1" undoubtedly represents the largest public data breach by volume, with 772,904,991 unique emails and 21,222,975 unique passwords exposed. Furthermore, it is reportedly made up of individual data breaches from more than 2,000 databases, instead of representing a single, easily identifiable service.

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    • Microsoft builds world’s largest AI and IoT lab

      Microsoft builds world’s largest AI and IoT lab

      Microsoft has decided to establish world's largest artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT lab and has reportedly chosen to do it in Shanghai. The announcement came after the district government of Pudong New Area and Microsoft (China) signed a strategic cooperation Memorandum of Understanding.

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    • Successor to Large Hadron Collider unveiled

      Successor to Large Hadron Collider unveiled

      CERN has unveiled the blueprint for a huge 100 km-circumference particle smasher that would be used to study the Higgs boson in unprecedented detail as well as search for new physics in the latter half of the century. The conceptual design report for the €20bn Future Circular Collider (FCC) has been drawn up on 15 January, revealing that the machine would be four times the size of its successor, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), making it the largest scientific instrument on the planet.

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    • Google partners with WordPress to save local media

      Google partners with WordPress to save local media

      Over the past couple of decades, local media has been eclipsed by big tech platforms, as it struggled to keep up with changing consumer behaviours and emerging digital world. As a result many local newspapers with long histories have had to cut back on staff and reduce coverage. So, to solve the issue and save the local media outlets Google News initiative is now partnering with WordPress's parent company Automattic by investing $1.2 m in the development of a “fast, secure, low-cost publishing system.”

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    • Apple replaced 11m iPhone batteries in 2018

      Apple replaced 11m iPhone batteries in 2018

      Last year was quite controversial for Apple as it had to face many issues. The last quarter was related to court conflicts with Qualcomm, which are expected to continue and take full effect in 2019. In addition, the company had to confess that weak iPhone sales would bring financial losses worth more than $9bn. To make things worse, the beginning of each calendar year is traditionally a weak period in the smartphone market, so we have every reason to expect that the situation will recur in 2019 and Apple's iPhone sales will suffer even more losses.

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    • The eye-popping gems of CES2019

      The eye-popping gems of CES2019

      The largest technology conference in the world - Consumer Electronics Show CES 2019, kicked off the year with a mouthwatering look at all the juicy cutting edge tech we can expect to follow. Covering over 2.9m square feet, the show presented to over 190, 000 attendees many evolutionary gadgets and technologies with the potential to change the lives of billions of people. With the nearly 1,200 new startups debuting products at the show, CES also became the largest incubator in the world.

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    • PlayStation 4 sales hit 91.6m units globally

      PlayStation 4 sales hit 91.6m units globally

      As of 31 December 2018, PlayStation 4, has officially sold more than 91.6m units globally. The 2018 holiday season alone saw over 5.6m PlayStation 4 units being purchased, pushing the system to its new sales milestone, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced. 

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    • SpaceX launches first GPS3 satellite

      SpaceX launches first GPS3 satellite

      A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roared to life and streaked away from Cape Canaveral early Sunday carrying the first in a powerful new generation of GPS navigation satellites into orbit. It was the company's 21st launch this year and its first Pentagon-sanctioned national security mission, marking a significant achievement for Elon Musk's privately-held company, which has been trying to break into the military space launch market for years.

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