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Microsoft’s Bing search engine has become inaccessible in China, according to a report from the Financial Times, making it the latest American technology service apparently blocked in China. Internet users within mainland China earlier on Thursday started having difficulty accessing cn.bing.com whereas the site was very much accessible to users outside China at the same time. For all who tried to access the website within China, it showed one clear message: “This site can't be reached”. Some anonymous sources have confirmed Bing ban ...
France’s data watchdog has issued a €50 million fine (about $56.8 million USD) to Google for failing to comply with GDPR, it announced on Monday. The National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) said Google made it impossible for users to understand and manage preferences on how their personal information is used, in particular with regards to ads personalization. The fine marks the first time a major tech company has been penalized under GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect on 25 May...
Windows 7 is still running on many PCs despite being succeeded by Windows 8 in 2012 and later Windows 10 in 2015. This is not surprising. Most users are either lazy to make the switch or yet to be appealed by the Windows 10’s service model. There is no doubt about the slight difference in the way the operating systems are operated. People with seriously aging memories won’t want the trouble of having to adjust to a new model. But these excuses won’t matter anymore soon. Microsoft has announced it will no longer provide free support a...
When it comes to noise-canceling, Bose QuietComfort acoustic headphones are great. Users can testify to this fact. They do the task so well that you literally hear no noise at all. It is, therefore, true to say that Bose has gotten some pedigree in noise canceling. This proved reliable even when the idea of a consumer audio company fixing vehicle sound doesn’t go quite well. Bose unveiled the QuietComfort Road Noise Control (RNC) technology for cars at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). According to Bose, the noise control focus wi...
Microsoft Bing is allowing child pornography to appear in its search results and is aiding pedophiles by suggesting related keywords and images, it emerged today. An investigation by AntiToxin, an online safety company, led to the alarming revelation that when people searched for certain terms related to child sexual abuse, the search engine returned images depicting child porn. What’s worse, it suggested more associated terms in the results as well as in the automatic suggestions in the search bar. The investigation was commissione...
Each day, more than 115 people in the U.S. die of an opioid overdose. Some of these people would have likely survived if there was someone around to notice they’re in trouble. Researchers from the University of Washington have developed an app that detects early signs of an opioid overdose by analyzing a user’s breathing and movement. This is if the drug user would run the app prior to injecting illegal opioids by themselves. The “Second Chance” app converts a smartphone’s speaker and microphone into a short-range sonar device that ...
Samsung electronics has proven its beginning to take gaming more seriously as the Korean tech giant today unveiled its most powerful mobile computing device for gamers: the Samsung Notebook Odyssey, at CES 2019 in Vegas. The Samsung Notebook Odyssey is actually not the first laptop for gamers introduced by the company. Samsung Odyssey lineup has been around for quite some time now. But Notebook Odyssey took a massive step to dispute claims that low-ranks the tech company’s gaming technology. The new Samsung Odyssey prides specificati...
Microsoft’s 343 Industries has teamed up with Limbitless Solutions to create Halo-themed, 3D-printed prosthetic arms for kids. Interesting, the prosthetic arms, which have fully functional hands that can grip objects through EMG sensors, are donated free of charge to recipients – obviously the best part of it. Limbitless’ design lineup, which already features adorable Iron Man arm, will include two Halo-themed options beginning from next year, reports TheVerge. Kids can recreate Master Chief’s Mark VI gauntlet in his iconic green, an...
Netflix is testing a new feature that will allow views to replay certain scenes, either because they have missed something or simply want to watch it again. But some users think the odd instant replay feature is rather distracting. The new feature, which is only noticed by a selected number of Netflix subscribers, automatically appears as a pop-up notification asking if the users want to replay a just-concluded scene. And it pops up only after certain ‘highlight’ scenes, allowing users to immediately re-watch the scene without tamper...
Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone, Galaxy S10 will be unveiled on February 20, 2019, reports Gizmodo UK. The new leaked Samsung Galaxy S10 release date is coming before the annual Mobile World Congress event taking place the same month in Barcelona, previously rumored as when Samsung’s 10th-anniversary model would arrive. The report also announced pricing and specs for Samsung’s next flagship model. Just like Apple’s iPhone 10 models, Samsung Galaxy S10 phone series, codenamed “Beyond,” will include a standard model, Plus model,...