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Xiaomi will announce its Snapdragon 888-powered Mi 11 flagship on December 28th

December 28th may be cutting it close but it is still in 2020 so Xiaomi is set to keep its promise of launching the first Snapdragon 888-powered smartphone before the end of the year. The phone in question is the Mi 11, and it’s set to be unveiled in China in less than a week’s […]

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It’s official – Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 20 on August 5th during a virtual Unpacked event

After weeks of speculation and then a general acceptance that August 5th was the date, Samsung has finally confirmed that it is indeed the day that it will launch the Galaxy Note 20, and perhaps a couple of other phones such as the Galaxy Z Flip 5G and maybe the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Thanks […]

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AT&T and T-Mobile announce joint effort to block more robocalls to your phone

T-Mobile and AT&T are probably two of the unlikeliest partners to team up for literally anything, but we’re about to see what it’s like anyway. It’s not like they’re partnering together for anything really business-related, anyway, and it’s got nothing to do with mergers between the two of them or any other carrier this time. […]

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Huawei looks set to announce EMUI 10 during its Developer Conference in August

Having launched the P30 Pro back in March sporting the EMUI 9.1 interface, Huawei is apparently gearing up to announcing version 10 during its Developer Conference keynote in China on August 9th. While details are scarce on we can expect to see with EMUI 10, there are a couple of things that we can be […]

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Google looks to announce new phones at Google I/O 2019

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have been making the rounds in and out of the rumor mill lately, but we still aren’t really sure when Google will make them official so we can, you know, actually buy them. We still have a couple weeks, but now it looks like those announcements will come […]

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Google might announce a Pixel Watch alongside the next Pixel 3

Maybe it’s a little early to start talking about the Google Pixel 3, but that’s not going to stop the leaks. Evan Blass has dropped a pretty major hint about what Google is planning on announcing at their hardware event later this year, including a new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, plus a newer […]

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LG will announce the V30 at IFA on August 31st

  It’s no secret that LG is prepping to launch a successor to last year’s V20 flagship carrying the predictable V30 moniker. In previous months we’ve seen older mock-ups for the V30 turn-up, and most recently there’s been a CAD-based render revealed showing how the V30 might appear in its final form. As another confirmation that […]

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Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube Announce Formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

Today, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are announcing the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which will help us continue to make our hosted consumer services hostile to terrorists and violent extremists.
The spread of terrorism and violent extremism is a pressing global problem and a critical challenge for us all. We take these issues very seriously, and each of our companies have developed policies and removal practices that enable us to take a hard line against terrorist or violent extremist content on our hosted consumer services. We believe that by working together, sharing the best technological and operational elements of our individual efforts, we can have a greater impact on the threat of terrorist content online.

The new forum builds on initiatives including the EU Internet Forum and the Shared Industry Hash Database; discussions with the U.K. and other governments; and the conclusions of the recent G7 and European Council meetings.  It will formalize and structure existing and future areas of collaboration between our companies and foster cooperation with smaller tech companies, civil society groups and academics, governments and supra-national bodies such as the EU and the U.N.


The scope of our work will evolve over time as we will need to be responsive to the ever-evolving terrorist and extremist tactics. Initially, however, our work will focus on:  


  1. Technological solutions: Our companies will work together to refine and improve existing joint technical work, such as the Shared Industry Hash Database; exchange best practices as we develop and implement new content detection and classification techniques using machine learning; and define standard transparency reporting methods for terrorist content removals.
  2. Research: We will commission research to inform our counter-speech efforts and guide future technical and policy decisions around the removal of terrorist content.
  3. Knowledge-sharing: We will work with counter-terrorism experts including governments, civil society groups, academics and other companies to engage in shared learning about terrorism. And through a joint partnership with the U.N. Security Council Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (U.N. CTED) and the ICT4Peace Initiative, we are establishing a broad knowledge-sharing network to:
    1. Engage with smaller companies: We will help them develop the technology and processes necessary to tackle terrorist and extremist content online.
    2. Develop best practices: We already partner with organizations such as the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Anti-Defamation League and Global Network Initiative to identify how best to counter extremism and online hate, while respecting freedom of expression and privacy. We can socialize these best practices, and develop additional shared learnings on topics such as community guideline development, and policy enforcement.
    3. Counterspeech: Each of us already has robust counterspeech initiatives in place (e.g., YouTube’s Creators for Change, Jigsaw’s Redirect Method, Facebook’s P2P and OCCI, Microsoft’s partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue for counter-narratives on Bing, Twitter’s global NGO training program). The forum we have established allows us to learn from and contribute to one another’s counterspeech efforts, and discuss how to further empower and train civil society organizations and individuals who may be engaged in similar work and support ongoing efforts such as the Civil society empowerment project (CSEP).
We will be hosting a series of learning workshops in partnership with U.N. CTED/ICT4Peace in Silicon Valley and around the world to drive these areas of collaboration.

Further information on all of the above initiatives will be shared in due course.


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Nokia to announce launch of sleek and functional Withings Steel HR smartwatch

Withings, a Nokia-owned company, has taken the wraps off of its latest smartwatch — the Withings Steel HR. The device doesn’t just offer excellent smartwatch functionality, but it also has a super sleek design.

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Announce your arrival with a song using the Netatmo Welcome cam and a new IFTTT recipe

The Netatmo Welcome is a smart connected security camera that will recognize everyone who enters your house, using some very clever face recognition technology. It now has its own IFTTT channel, with custom recipes, for more versatility.

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