LG to unveil intelligent TV with intuitive voice recognition

LG Electronics is making the home entertainment experience seamless, personalized and more intuitive with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) technology ThinQ®. TV users will now be able to issue hundreds of voice commands...

WeChat denies ‘storing’ chat histories

In a carefully worded riposte, China's most popular messaging app WeChat, has denied "storing chat histories". It follows criticism from Chinese businessman Li Shufu, who recently said the firm "must be watching all our WeChats...

Gaming addiction classified as disorder

Gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation. Its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition "gaming disorder". The draft document...

Ripple becomes second most valuable crypto-coin

A crypto-currency called Ripple has become the second most valuable virtual cash system. Over the weekend the value of the digital currency hit more than $100bn (£74bn) according to some market monitors. This valuation is higher...

Anger over YouTuber’s dead man video

An American YouTube star has prompted a barrage of criticism after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video showed Logan Paul and friends at the...
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Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones down

Apple has apologised after facing criticism for admitting it deliberately slows down some ageing iPhone models. The company now says it will replace batteries for less and will issue software in 2018 so customers can...
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Obama warns on harmful social media use

Former US President Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping down in January. He warned that such actions were distorting people's understanding of complex issues,...
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Chinese live streaming website shut down

Chinese firm Qihoo 360 Technology has shut down a website that was streaming live video from its cameras in schools, gyms and restaurants. Qihoo shut down the site, called Water Drop, following criticism on social...
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Apple changes rules on app ‘loot boxes’

Apple has changed the rules around how games on its app store use loot boxes. These boxes are random rewards for gameplay and often give players benefits and power-ups that can be used in games. In...

Facebook steps up facial recognition use

Facebook users will be notified every time their face is uploaded to the platform, even if it is not tagged. The new facial recognition feature will not apply to users in the European Union or...
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