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EU GDPR Rollout: Complaints Against Google, Facebook Under New Privacy Law

A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU privacy rules – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Starting Friday, companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must comply with new rules that protect the privacy of people’s data. The group NOYB.EU ... Read More »

World Energy Council Chairman Encourages Industry To Embrace New, Green Tech

Merrick Laravea Merrick Laravea is a PR professional based in Seoul writing about the intersection of tech and modern life in South Korea and beyond. A worker installs solar panels at a solar power plant on May 15, 2018 in Lianyungang, China. (VCG/VCG via Getty Images) The next gathering of the World Energy Congress is still over a year away, but you ... Read More »

Samsung Says to Start Building New China Memory Chip Line This Month

Samsung Electronics plans to begin building a new memory chip production line in China in late March, a spokesman said on Thursday, as the tech giant ramps up efforts to boost NAND flash technology to meet future demand. The tech giant said in August last year that it expected to invest $7 billion (roughly Rs. 45,000 crores) over the next three years to ... Read More »

New German Minister to Challenge Google, Facebook’s Presentation of News

Germany’s incoming minister with responsibility for digital policy says she will push social media giants to make users’ information feeds more diverse and timely to avoid creating “echo chambers” for the like-minded. Companies such as Facebook have come under pressure from regulators around the world as evidence has emerged of how the recirculation of a particular selection of news and views on ... Read More »

MWC 2018: LG V30S ThinQ is a new AI phone, but also more of the same

The V30S is expected to be first rolled out in Korea over the next few weeks, and the global availability as well as pricing is currently not confirmed. The Mobile World Congress is an annual mobile tech show in Barcelona, and this year, it is again hosting some of the largest tech brands from 26-February to 01-March. Over the past ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s Uses iPhone X-Like Gestures in New Leaked Video

HIGHLIGHTS The phone is shown to have “swipe up and pause” gesture control The video reveals a nearly bezel-free display on the alleged Mi MIX 2s Rumours suggest a top-right notch for the front camera Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s is expected to be the Chinese phone maker’s upcoming premium smartphone which is what the rumours suggest. A new leak suggests that ... Read More »

Microsoft Says Its Speech Recognition System Achieves New Accuracy Milestone

Microsoft’s conversational speech recognition system – designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do – has reached a 5.1 percent error rate, its lowest so far. This milestone means that, for the first time, a computer can recognise the words in a conversation as well as a person would. “Our research team reached that 5.1 percent error ... Read More »

CISCE To Implement New Pass Mark Criteria For Board Exams This Year Onwards

CISCE To Implement New Pass Mark Criteria For Board Exams, This Year Onwards NEW DELHI: Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has decided to implement the new pass marks criteria from this year onwards. Making changes to the circular released on 27 November 2017, CISCE has released a fresh circular today. According to the new rule, for ICSE ... Read More »

New Supercapacitor Tech May Help Charge Your Smartphone in Seconds: Study

HIGHLIGHTS It can majorly improve energy-storage devices called supercapacitors The design doubles the amount of electrical energy the device can hold Supercapacitors are a promising, green alternative to regular batteries You may soon be able to charge your smartphone within seconds, thanks to a novel technology developed by researchers that can significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors. The design ... Read More »

Treaty 4 group sees hope for better on-reserve education in new agreement with Indigenous Services

Chief Reginald (Reg) Bellerose is the chair of the Treaty 4 Education Alliance. He says the Letter of Understanding he signed earlier this week with the Department of Indigenous Services is a road map to an on-reserve education system based in treaty. (Don Somers/CBC) The chair of the Treaty 4 Education Alliance is encouraged by a letter of understanding (LOU) signed ... Read More »