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Apple accused of censoring Taiwan's flag in China

If you are in China and run iOS 11, try sending an emoji from a Taiwan flag to someone else. You may find something pretty odd: it does not work. The statement by security scientist Patrick Wardle recently dug into Apple's mobile operating system to see why a friend's phone was crashing every time they tried to send a Taiwan …

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"Code Vein" needs more time, delayed until 2019 – Variety

For those who plan to play "Code Vein" in September, Bandai Namco has bad news. The upcoming post-apocalyptic title is delayed by 2019, referring to more development time needed in a press release. "Throughout the campaign campaign," Code Vein "has consistently received positive responses from both the media and consumers," said the press release. "With this knowledge, Bandai Namco Entertainment …

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Apple's new AI manager can actually be the right person to fix Siri

What is John Giannandrea, Google's previous search and search manager, will be with Apple? The short answer is "very". The more pressing answer is "fix Siri." Giannandrea seems to be the right person for the job. The 53-year-old Scottish engineer was boycotted by Apple in April, but his new title and position was released only yesterday. He is now "Manager …

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Tech Junkie Review: Amazon Echo Spot

In recent years, we have fallen in love with our home assistants. Amazon's Alexa broke the ice and Google's home is working to gain market share. We eventually knew that these devices would get screens. The Amazon site is here and it's lovely! I spent a few weeks testing the spell-assisted home assistants. Hardware These home assistants often sit in …

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Former Apple employee charged with theft of autonomous vehicle secrets

The US government has filed fees for theft of business secrets against a former member of Apple's self-driving car team, according to MacRumors. The former employee, Xiaolang Zhang, was arrested on Saturday in San Jose, California, while trying to fly to China and questioned by the FBI regarding the alleged theft of Apple's intellectual property. According to a criminal complaint …

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Instagram tests a way to add some clarity in its verification process – Adweek

Instagram began testing a feature that would remove some of the mystery behind the verification process. The Facebook-owned image and video sharing network confirmed that it is testing an application form that enables "all accounts that are remarkable and authentic" the ability to get the coveted bruise on their profiles. The form is currently available to iOS users in the …

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Nvidia is training innocent AI to clean watermarks of images

Artificial intelligence can make beautiful images while potentially violating the law. Nvidia's latest AI technology, announced Monday, can automatically fix grainy photos. And that "fixation" includes removing text and watermarks. Nvidia, and researchers from Aalto University and MIT, trained AI's neural network by feeding thousands of pictures. But instead of offering it before and after images with both corrupt and …

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