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Huawei’s Android Alternative to be Named Ark OS

Trademark filings have revealed that Huawei is planning on calling its Android alternative operating system "Ark." Does the prospect of a new Huawei-owned operating system represent a big change in the phone market? Or will it be more of the same?

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Amazon Patent Could Mean Alexa Is Always Listening In

Amazon might be developing a technology for its Alexa-enabled devices that lets them record audio before first hearing a wake word like "Alexa." If a new patent application from Amazon goes into effect, the devices could constantly record audio around them.

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Amazon Defeats Facial Recognition Critics

An Amazon shareholder vote to ban the sale of facial recognition to government agencies failed spectacularly today, garnering only 2.4% of the vote, according to company filings. The debate over facial recognition has been extensive, with privacy advocates and law enforcement ...

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Amazon Accidenally Sells Unreleased Moto Z4 Phone

Amazon accidentally started selling the unreleased and unannounced Motorola Moto Z4. The phone, one of which was shipped to a customer, might hit the shelves in June, but there's been no word from Motorola about the phone at all. So what happened? And will it be a good phone?

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5 New Facts to Know About Virtual Assistants in 2019

In 2019, voice assistants are huge. Now, thanks to a new report out from a UN agency that collates studies of smart voice assistants, we have the latest facts, stats, and insights on the rise of the tech. Here's where, why, and how often we're opening up to our smart speakers.

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The Best Laptops from Computex 2019

Computex 2019 is upon us, the annual technology expo in Taiwan, and many manufacturers are using it to reveal their latest and greatest laptops. We take a look at this years line up, including wood inlays, 5G laptops and dual screen laptops to compete with the Apple MacBook Pro.

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The Facial Recognition Fightback

In the space of two weeks, there have been three landmark incidents in the use of facial recognition in the US and the UK. So why is the public fighting back against facial recognition and why now?

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Is it Game Over for Loot Boxes?

You might think that video games are the last thing for the government to get worked up about, but a new proposal against loot boxes, a virtual item that contains an unknown prize, is currently in the works, and could radically upend the gaming industry.

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Google Glass Returns With Safety Frames and Better Battery

Google has updated their business-facing wearable, announcing Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 earlier this week with safety frames and better battery. Take a look at what's new in the upgrade, the history of Google Glass, and whether or not we're ready to finally embrace it.

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Apple Updates MacBook Keyboard, Extends Repair Program

Apple has announced an update to its keyboard and an extension to the keyboard repair program, which has been ongoing for several years, after many users complained about stuck keys and mis-presses. The ongoing issues have angered even the most loyal Apple fans.

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US Government Gives Huawei 90 Day License Reprieve

The trade war between China and the US has been heated in recent weeks, with a lot of the repercussions falling on Huawei. Fortunately for them, the US government as provided a 90-day license reprieve to continue to do business with US companies for a limited time.