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A Palm smartphone reboot is reportedly coming to Verizon later this year

A Palm smartphone reboot is reportedly coming to Verizon later this year

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Verizon may launch a new Palm device in the second half of this year, an anonymous source told Android Police. The rumor backs up what a TCL executive said last August, when he confirmed to Dutch publication Android Planet that the company would launch a Palm phone this year. TCL did not respond to comments […]

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Facebook temporarily blocks new apps from joining its platform

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Facebook paused its app review process last week to “implement new changes,” the company quietly announced yesterday. Facebook’s move to momentarily prevent new apps and chatbots onto its platform comes after the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal that’s unfolded over the last two weeks. The ongoing situation has embroiled the company in an existential crisis […]

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Otto co-founder Lior Ron leaves Uber

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A co-founder of Otto, the self-driving trucking company acquired by Uber in 2016, has left the company according to CNBC. Lior Ron co-founded Otto (née Ottomotto) with Anthony Levandowski in 2016 shortly before it was acquired by Uber, a move that was at the center of the recent Waymo v. Uber trial. Ron has served […]

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Activists say Airbnb makes New Orleans housing shortage worse

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Airbnb and other platforms for short-term rental listings are exacerbating the housing crisis in New Orleans, says a new report from the Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative (JPNSI). The analysis in the report falls in line with similar findings in other cities — a substantial chunk of short-term rentals are controlled by operators with multiple […]

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Subaru will use facial recognition technology to detect driver fatigue

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The new Subaru Forester, one of the brand’s best-sellers in the US, made its debut at the New York International Auto Show today. With it comes EyeSight, Subaru’s driver-assist technology, and an interesting new safety feature that is totally new to the automaker’s lineup: facial recognition. Dubbed DriverFocus, Subaru describes it as a “driver monitoring […]

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Annual BBC report says the service is struggling to keep up with Netflix and Amazon

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In 2016, the British government released a new charter for the BBC, which established new fee rates, governance, and a new focus on its programming content. Today, the broadcaster released its second annual report, outlining its “creative plan” for the year, its budget, and how it’s working to compete against companies such as Amazon and […]

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The Halide camera app for iPhone X shows we don’t have to fear the notch

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The Android fan community is having something of an emotional meltdown right now as it witnesses new phone after new phone embracing the notched screen design. Popularized by the iPhone X and Essential Phone last year, the notch at the top of the screen has been widely ridiculed as a dire offense against the principles […]

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Goodix Ships Optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for Smartphones

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Goodix this month introduced its first optical in-display fingerprint reader for smartphones featuring rigid or flexible AMOLED screens. The company claims that performance of the sensor is higher when compared to traditional capacitive fingerprint solutions. The reader is already used inside Vivo’s X21 and Huawei’s Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS smartphones. Goodix calls its new […]

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Don’t buy a third-party dock for your Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo is advising owners of its Switch console to stick with the company’s own docking station for the gaming device and beware of third-party alternatives. Since the Switch’s launch a year ago, a number of companies have produced docks that plug into televisions and let you play on a big screen. Some are smaller and […]

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Nier: Automata’s director explains why he wants to ‘continue to fail’

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Last week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, hundreds of game developers lined up to listen to a man wearing a creepy moon mask. As 28,000 creators descended upon the city to discuss their trade, one of the longest lines was for a talk about Nier: Automata, the sequel to a largely unheralded […]

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