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LAST_UPDATETue, 17 Jul 2018 10pm

Coming Soon From Netflix: Three Dozen Billboards In Hollywood

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES - Netflix Inc, the streaming video pioneer that revolutionized television, is investing in one of the oldest forms of media to gain an edge in the raging battle for online viewers and top-notch talent.

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AI To Help Tackle Fake News In Mexican Election

An AI-powered search tool is being used to monitor fake news and polling station problems in Mexico's elections.

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Vivo's All-Screen NEX S Is A Frustrating Glimpse Of The Future

More than anything, Vivo's NEX S is a fascinating machine. From a distance, it seems like any other big-screened smartphone. Look more closely, though, and the ambition becomes strikingly clear. An in-display fingerprint sensor? A pop-up selfie camera? This is no ordinary phone. I've been using it for a few days now -- or trying to, anyway -- and it's an excellent example of a Chinese company embracing new technologies and taking risks. That said, if you were thinking about importing one from China for the sheer novelty of it all, you should really hold off.

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UK's Centricus Teams Up With Chinese Firms To Set Up $15 Bln Tech Fund

London-based investment firm Centricus has partnered with Chinese firms China Merchants Group and SPF Group to launch a 100 billion Chinese yuan ($15.11 billion) fund to invest in technology companies, the three companies said on Sunday.

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Hi-Tech Dreamcatcher Defeats Sleep Amnesia

When Adam Haar Horowitz took to the stage at a conference dressed as a lotus flower, he raised eyebrows.

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Portuguese Tech Firm Uncorks A Smartphone Made Using Cork

Pic: ReutersCORUCHE, PORTUGAL: A Portuguese tech firm is uncorking an Android smartphone whose case is made from cork, a natural and renewable material native to the Iberian country.

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Facebook Still Evasive Over Cambridge Analytica And Fake News: UK Lawmakers

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Facebook is continuing to be evasive in its answers to a British parliamentary committee examining a scandal over misuse of the social media company’s data by Cambridge Analytica, the committee’s chair said on Friday.

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Crow Vending Machine Skills 'Redefine Intelligence'

A small South Pacific island is home to a crow with remarkable abilities that have scientists hooked.

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Robot With Artificial Intelligence About To Invade Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A robot with true artificial intelligence is about to invade space.

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LinkedIn Adds QR Codes To Make Sharing Your Profile Easier

 

LinkedIn is introducing two new features that will make the product more functional for its users. First, LinkedIn will now let you connect through QR codes. In the LinkedIn app, tap the QR code icon in the Home tab's search bar, and there you'll see a QR scanner as well as your own code. Scanning others' codes or uploading an image of one from your phone will take you to that user's profile and you can share your own code through messaging apps and email or add them to websites, email signatures, your resume or event materials like brochures, badges and lanyards.

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