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LAST_UPDATESat, 26 May 2018 10am

Android Go Is Here To Fix Super Cheap Phones

When a new version of Android comes out, it’s usually a big deal. There are new features, a bunch of design changes, and sometimes new phones to go along with it. But when a new version of Android launched on six new phones this week, it didn’t seem like a big deal at all, and it was quickly overshadowed by announcements like the Galaxy S9.

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Zuckerberg Sold Nearly $500 Million Facebook Stock In February

Pic: ReutersFacebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg sold nearly $500 million in the company’s shares in February to fund his philanthropic investment vehicle, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), regulatory filings showed.

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Microsoft's Navigation Tech For The Blind Is Now An App

Microsoft has been working on its 3D soundscape technology for years. In 2014 it developed a bone-conducting headset to help visually impaired people navigate around cities using audio cues, and now that technology is available in app form, allowing users to pinpoint their location and identify areas of interest using only their phones and a stereo headset.

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AI Finds Novel Way To Beat Classic Q*Bert Atari Video Game

Atari video game Q*bert has been beaten by an Artificial Intelligence program, which exploited a loophole that had never previously been discovered.

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Bill Gates Says Crypto-Currencies Cause Deaths

Pic: Getty ImagesCrypto-currencies are killing people in a "fairly direct way", Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said.

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Free Treats For Students Who Put Down Phones

Pic: Hold (The three founders wanted to find a solution to device distraction)An app that rewards students for time spent away from their phones is being released in the UK.

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Singapore Looking At Investor Protection Rules For Cryptocurrencies

Pic: ReutersSINGAPORE: Singapore’s central bank is assessing whether additional regulations are required to protect investors in cryptocurrencies, an official said in a speech on Thursday.

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YouTube Moderators Inadvertently Removed Right-Wing Channels

YouTube's crackdown on conspiracy theories in the wake of the Parkland mass shooting has had some unintended casualties. The streaming video firm has confirmed to Bloomberg that its human moderators inadvertently removed videos and took down channels from right-wing and pro-gun outlets. Newcomers to YouTube's moderation team can "misapply" its policies, a spokesperson said, which led to "mistaken removals" of content. The site vowed to reinstate material it had incorrectly pulled.

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Facebook Says Finds No New Evidence Russia Interfered In Brexit Referendum

Pic: ReutersFacebook Inc has told a British parliamentary committee that further investigations have found no new evidence that Russia used social media to interfere in the June 2016 referendum in which Britain voted to leave the European Union.

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Facebook's EU Regulator Says WhatsApp Yet To Resolve Data Sharing Issue

Pic: ReutersDUBLIN: WhatsApp has still not brought forward proposals to address EU regulators’ concerns over the messaging service’s sharing of user data with parent company Facebook, Facebook’s European regulator said on Wednesday.

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