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A brief history of Apple’s iTunes
Apple is now promoting new apps for music, TV and podcasts.
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Malware-ridden laptop artwork sold for $1.3m
The computer contains six well-known strains of malware and was bought by an anonymous bidder.
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Apple’s services disrupted for some
App store, music and radio services not working for "some users".
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Would you recognise yourself from your data?
Firms make all kind of assumptions about you based on the data they receive.
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Don’t Overestimate the ‘Semi’ in Semiautonomous Cars
A new report shows more cars in the US can guide themselves down the highway—but drivers often don’t know what
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8 Best Smart Speakers in 2019: Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana
Smart speakers with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri are popular, but which one is right for you?
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To Fight Deepfakes, Researchers Built a Smarter Camera
One way to tell if an image has been faked? Bake the tamper-proofing into the camera itself.
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The tablet computer pulled by donkey
Communities in Mozambique learn about health, banking and elections via giant interactive screens.
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Scam victims to be refunded by banks
With fraud victims losing huge sums, a new code will offer more protection - but not all banks are signed
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Fitness trackers ‘add miles to your marathon’
Tests by a consumer watchdog found that several brands were inaccurate in calculating running distance.
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‘Extremist’ Google algorithms concern ex-police chief
Google insists that its search software is not used to promote contentious online material.
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Will Artificial Intelligence Enhance or Hack Humanity?
Historian Yuval Noah Harari and computer scientist Fei-Fei Li discuss the promise and perils of the transformative technology with WIRED
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