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As Google said in its latest transparency report , there have been 655,000 requests since the 2014 ruling, demanding the removal of nearly 2.5 million links. Google's lawyer Antony White told the court the right to be forgotten is "not a right to rewrite history or a right to tailor your past, but this is what the claimant would like to use it for".
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    Google Shopping's "gun" ban blocks you from searching "Sex Pistols"

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    After some of my own searching, I found that Google Shopping would return results for search terms in which "gun" is a longer part of a word, such as "Gunsmoke" and "The Last Gunslinger". A spokesperson for the tech giant said enginners were looking into the issue, and products that are not related to real guns but contain the word should be back soon in the Shopping search results.
  • Bitcoin 'creator' slammed with $5 billion lawsuit

    Bitcoin 'creator' slammed with $5 billion lawsuit

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    This now amounts to somewhere around $10 billion and so Kleiman's family now wants all of them. Kleiman's estate, represented by his brother Ira, seeks the return of those bitcoin , which would now be worth over $10 billion. In 2007, a year before bitcoin launched, Kleiman wrote to Wright, saying "I have been working on a new form of electronic money". The true identity of Nakamoto still is not clear, and whether Craig, Dave, or both of them created Bitcoin.
  • Logan Paul gets YouTube advertising back in probation deal

    Logan Paul gets YouTube advertising back in probation deal

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    Following understandable outcry, he took a brief hiatus , returning almost one month later. The video site was also criticized for allowing the video to stay up for so long. Social media has not responded kindly to the news, with many criticizing YouTube's decision. YouTube temporarily suspended ads on his channels February 8 in response to what it called Paul's "recent pattern of behavior", which days earlier had included tasing a dead rat and taking a live fish out of his pond to ...
  • The PC Port of Chrono Trigger Is Not What People Expected

    The PC Port of Chrono Trigger Is Not What People Expected

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    Also, the bonuses dungeons from the Nintendo DS and mobile versions, Dimensional Vortex and Lost Sanctum, are both present. Surrrrrrprise! We've made a decision to both announce AND release CHRONO TRIGGER today on Steam! The game was originally developed by the creators of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest , Hironobu Sakaguchi and Yuji Horii , alongside Akira Toriyama .
  • Ofcom proceeds with spectrum auction

    Ofcom proceeds with spectrum auction

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    Rival operator Three UK had attempted to disrupt this by calling for a much more aggressive 30% cap but their final legal challenge has been flatly rejected by the Court of Appeal (here). Ofcom is releasing more airwaves or spectrum to improve broadband for mobile users, and to prepare for the roll out of 5G services in future. "It will also pave the way for 5G, allowing operators to launch the next generation of mobile technology".
  • Ericsson CEO Vows to Fight to Lead Transition to 5G

    Ericsson CEO Vows to Fight to Lead Transition to 5G

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    With these new products T-Mobile will be able to start rolling out its 5G network in the US this year, and the products that Ericsson will be providing will support varying 5G network frequencies that T-Mobile will be operating, which includes the 600MHz and millimeter-wave networks in both 28GHz and 39GHz.
  • In reported breakthrough, Israeli tech can now unlock any phone

    In reported breakthrough, Israeli tech can now unlock any phone

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    It appears the Federal Bureau of Investigation won't have to fight Apple over iPhone unlocking since Cellebrite has reportedly found a way to unlock iOS 11 powered iPhones, including the latest iPhone X . Forbes notes that Cellebrite hasn't officially announced its new capabilities, but sales representatives have been advertising them to law enforcement officials and private forensic firms around the globe, according to its sources.
  • Apple Admits it Uses Google's Cloud for iCloud

    Apple Admits it Uses Google's Cloud for iCloud

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    Rumors about Google acquiring iCloud started on 2016, but it wasn't until this issued statement that Apple admitted anything about the subject. Neither Apple nor Microsoft immediately respond to a Fortune request for comment on Azure's status.
  • Cryptocurrency miners spent $776m buying 3m GPUs in 2017

    Cryptocurrency miners spent $776m buying 3m GPUs in 2017

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    JPR says gaming is the primary driver for GPU sales but crypto-miners bought 3 million graphics cards a year ago having a big impact on pricing. As a result, PC gamers feel the wrath but AMD or Nvidia are unable to take any action against this trend as they can't legally ask people questions when they buy their products for purposes that are nowhere related to gaming.
  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon 700 series processors offer a compromise between price and power

    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 700 series processors offer a compromise between price and power

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    Qualcomm says that these new processors will include the Qualcomm AI Engine , which allows for a 2x improvement in AI applications , when compared to the existing Snapdragon 660 . For reference, the Snapdragon 835 has the Spectra 180 ISP, while the Snapdragon 845 has the next-generation Spectra 280 ISP . 700 Series products will also benefit from Qualcomm® Quick Charge ™ 4+ technology, engineered to get up to 50% charge in only 15 minutes*.
  • Khronos Brings Vulkan To macOS, iOS Because Apple Won't

    Khronos Brings Vulkan To macOS, iOS Because Apple Won't

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    Whereas early this decade Apple happily supported OpenGL ES up to 3.0, that's as far as the company ever went, skipping future OpenGL ES versions and OpenGL's successor, Vulkan . Now, Mac, iPhone and iPad users will soon see several mobile titles with improved graphics as the hefty Vulkan API is coming to iOS and macOS . In addition, Khronos is looking to release simulation layers to flag the specific defined features not present in a given target system, along with various other ...
  • Microsoft Teams To Get Expanded Guest Access for External Users

    Microsoft Teams To Get Expanded Guest Access for External Users

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    Now on Teams, every person within a chat room must have an account in an organization's Azure Active Directory. By late November, officials acknowledged that full guest support was proving more hard to implement than expected and said full guest support for Teams was still "months" away.
  • ASUS' ZenFone 5 event at MWC 2018

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    The cameras performed better than you would expect from a smaller phone brand and I think Asus could be onto a victor here. Based on past leaks, the Zenfone 5 is expected to feature a 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The ZenFone 5 is the main handset and is set to be a mid-range phone on a par with the OnePlus 5T . In terms of storage , the lower RAM variant will come with 32GB of storage while the latter will have 64GB.
  • Apple ditches Beats; AirPods' bigger sibling reportedly in works

    Apple ditches Beats; AirPods' bigger sibling reportedly in works

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    Whenever they make this move it will be a very profitable one for sure cause right now Apple can do no wrong based on the success of their AirPods. Apple is planning to release a pair of over-the-ear headphones sometime this year, according to an investors note written by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and seen by AppleInsider .
  • YouTube Live gains Automatic Captions, Chat Replay and More

    YouTube Live gains Automatic Captions, Chat Replay and More

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    For live broadcasts in English, YouTube is launching automatic captions , where the company's AI will analyze the speech to produce captions in real time. Already available on desktop and Android devices, YouTube says it is rolling out support for Super Chat on iOS devices today. Location tags are also available permanently when the videos are uploaded.
  • ESRB Will Introduce Microtransactions Warning Label

    ESRB Will Introduce Microtransactions Warning Label

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    It is completely free to play, but when I tested my skill at the tables on Facebook , I was bombarded with banners and buttons and messages galore, all encouraging me to pay for chips and virtual trinkets with real money. The ESRB also stated they will continue to discuss how to enhance and improve their rating system. Meanwhile, Queensland's statutory regulator said loot boxes would not fall within the meaning of a gaming machine as defined under the Gaming Machine Act.
  • Apple to suspend iTunes Store support for

    Apple to suspend iTunes Store support for "obsolete" first-gen Apple TV

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    If you're still using a first-generation Apple TV , be aware that Apple will cut off its access to the iTunes Store on 25 May 2018 due to security changes. Apple is dropping iTunes Store support for Windows XP and Vista, hammering one more nail into the elderly operating systems' coffins. It'll be hard, we know...especially for owners of the 160GB model.
  • ZTE's joining the Android Go party with the Tempo Go

    ZTE's joining the Android Go party with the Tempo Go

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    With the Blade V9 , ZTE is upping the value with a brand new design, updated specs, and Android Oreo out of the box. The dual lens camera setup with 16MP sensors also comes with 6P lens, PDAF 2.0 for faster focus speed by 40%, and larger aperture.