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Tech Today: Facebook tackles ‘fake news’ accounts in France, ahead of Presidential election

Tech Today: Facebook tackles ‘fake news’ accounts in France, ahead of Presidential election

Facebook has cracked down on 30,000 fake accounts in France ahead of the country’s pivotal presidential election. Facebook said the accounts were spreading fake news stories, spam, misinformation or other deceptive content. The social media giant acknowledged, however,

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April 17th, 2017

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Bandai brings back popular 90s virtual pet “Tamagotchi” in Japan

Bandai brings back popular 90s virtual pet “Tamagotchi” in Japan

The Tamagotchi pet is back. Most children of the 90s would be familiar with the egg shaped toy released in the US back in 1997. Basically, it’s an electronic pocket pet that children feed and care for. Players would “hatch” and name their Tamagotchi, and care for

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April 12th, 2017

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Facebook Director talks about ‘fake news’ at UWI

Facebook Director talks about ‘fake news’ at UWI

Although Facebook is putting some measures in place to deal with ‘fake news’ on social media, there is a fine line. So says Global Director of Diversity for Facebook, Trinidadian born Maxine Williams speaking at a UWI Forum last evening. She admits that there is a challenge ...

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April 11th, 2017

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Tech Today: Plane tracking app in the UK

Tech Today: Plane tracking app in the UK

A new app lets people explore UK airspace in 3D and see hundreds of planes flying in almost real-time. Airspace Explorer is based on software used by air traffic controllers at the company NATS, although some planes are hidden from view. It shows aircrafts above the UK, and ...

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April 10th, 2017

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Tech Today: Laptop makers ‘overstating’ battery life; only Apple Macbook lives up to expectations

Tech Today: Laptop makers ‘overstating’ battery life; only Apple Macbook lives up to expectations

Some brands of laptop have less than half the battery life promised by their manufacturers, a study by a consumer group has found. Only Apple’s Macbook Pro lived up to its 10-hour battery life claim in the tests, which included watching films and using the net via ...

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April 3rd, 2017

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Samsung unveils the Galaxy S8 & S8+

Samsung unveils the Galaxy S8 & S8+

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been unveiled. The company’s latest flagship phones have ditched the physical home button found in their predecessors and introduced a new virtual assistant. The screens of the Galaxy S8 and bigger S8+ are also larger despite the devices ...

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March 29th, 2017

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Tech Today: Google & Levi’s launch the ‘smart’ denim jacket

Tech Today: Google & Levi’s launch the ‘smart’ denim jacket

For those times when a swipe of the smartphone or smartwatch won’t cut it, Google and clothing giant Levi’s want you to consider the “smart” denim jacket. Initially announced in 2015, Google and Levi’s is showing off the new “smart” ...

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March 14th, 2017

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Tech Today: The World’s 1st ‘Robot Lawyer’

Tech Today: The World’s 1st ‘Robot Lawyer’

Next time you’re in need of legal advice, you might want to say hello to the world’s 1st robot lawyer. A technology initially used to fight traffic fines is now helping refugees with legal claims. It’s a chatbot – a computer program that carries out conversations

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March 9th, 2017

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Nokia unveils new 3310

Nokia unveils new 3310

Nokia’s iconic 3310 back and it looks beautiful. Yesterday, the company unveiled the new look phone via its website, along with a list of upgraded specs. The shape of the phone itself and the buttons aren’t totally different, however, the 2017 model still has a look of its ...

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February 27th, 2017

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Tech Today: New Sony chip allows 960fps video capture on phones

Tech Today: New Sony chip allows 960fps video capture on phones

Phone cameras have become good enough filmmakers will use them to shoot movies, but a new chip from Sony could make them a whole lot better. The Japanese giant has developed a new image sensor that can shoot video at 960 frames per second (fps). A phone equipped with this ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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