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    • Google reveals new Stadia details

      Google reveals new Stadia details

      You do not have to wory anymore! You will now lose access to your games on Google Stadia even if its publisher decides to exit the platform. That's one of the things the tech giant has revealed in a comprehensive update to the service's FAQ where it said that once you purchase the game on its platform, you will own the right to play it. That means one wlll still be able to access it even if time comes that it's no longer available for purchase.

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    • EU nations vote against a wi-fi-based car standard

      EU nations vote against a wi-fi-based car standard

      European Union's Member States voted on Thursday against the bloc executive’s proposal for a wi-fi-based car standard in a blow to its backer Volkswagen, Reuters reported, citing an EU official. According to the media's source, 21 EU nations - including Germany, France and Italy which have powerful auto industries - stood against the proposal at a meeting of EU representatives in Brussels of the bloc’s 28 Member States.

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    • Google Maps to simplify commutes

      Google Maps to simplify commutes

      Public transportation is something that undoubtedly plenty of us rely on when it comes to daily commuting, but there are times when the local transit system is anything but reliable. Those who use it to travel back and forth to work are used to being stuck on a moving can of sardines, locked elbow to elbow with their fellow commuters into buses, tramps or subway cars, but sometimes there are just too many passengers and you can’t board.

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    • China installing surveillance apps on travelers' phones

      China installing surveillance apps on travelers' phones

      Chinese authorities are reportedly installing surveillance apps on tourists’ phones at certain border crossings that collect data and scan for a wide range of files. The finding is a result of a The New York Times, Vice's Motherboard, The Guardian, Suddeutsche Zeitung and the German broadcaster NDR's joint investigation into the methods used by China in its Xinjiang region, where the government has ramped up surveillance targeting its Uighur Muslim minority, forcing thousands into "reeducation" camps.

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    • Singapore invests $30m in 5G tests

      Singapore invests $30m in 5G tests

      Singapore launched on Thursday $29.5m initiative to test applications for 5G networks, the next generation of mobile communications, ahead of a planned rollout in 2020. The project, unveiled by minister for communications and information S Iswaran, will test the network in areas such as port management, manufacturing and consumer applications as the city-state looks to be “a global front-runner in impactful 5G use cases”.

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    • Raspberry Pi 4 micro-computer launched

      Raspberry Pi 4 micro-computer launched

      Today, Raspberry Pi Foundation is introducing a new version of its popular line of low-cost single-board computer. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is advertised as the fastest Raspberry Pi so far, with the company promising "desktop performance comparable to entry-level x86 PC systems" as well, in a move apparently aimed at challenging traditional PCs.

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    • Ikea inspires you to robotise your home

      Ikea inspires you to robotise your home

      Swedish home furnishings manufacturer Ikea could be rightfully proud of its home designs aimed at the small-space owners, as they allow anyone to maximise their urban micro flats, as small as 24 sq m, into a comfortable and convenient living space through “smart” furniture. Now, the company intends to augment that concept considerably by adding a line of robotic furniture that can convert from a storage and sofa area into a bed and wardrobe with just the swipe of a finger across a touchpad or by voice command, using a smart speaker.

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    • MIT's new robot identifies things by sight and touch

      MIT's new robot identifies things by sight and touch

      For humans, it's easy to predict how an object will feel by looking at it or tell what an object looks like by touching it, but this represents a big challenge for machines. Yet, a new robot developed by MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) might have changed that.

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    • Huawei trademarks its own mobile OS amid US ban

      Huawei trademarks its own mobile OS amid US ban

      It seems that Huawei is getting closer to the day when it will begin relying on a Plan B mobile operating system to replace the reliance it’s enjoyed up to this point on Google’s Android, which the Chinese consumer electronics giant is in danger of losing access to soon thanks to US sanctions.

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