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Google apps will stop using tracking ID that would require upcoming iOS 14 permission prompt

With iOS 14, Apple is requiring app developers to tell users about and have them opt-in to tracking. Google announced today that its first-party iOS apps will stop using certain tracking methods to avoid having to show the upcoming permission prompt. Meanwhile, the company also provided guidance to developers and advertisers ahead of Apple’s App…

Facebook, Reddit receive low marks for Holocaust denial content

Facebook has been under pressure to combat more hate speech. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook, Reddit, Discord and Steam received low grades from the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday for the handling of Holocaust denial content on their platforms. The ADL issued the report to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ADL, an advocacy group focused on…

Cracking the message in a bottle

Between 2016 and 2019, a number of bottles washed ashore in Hamburg, each containing an ‘uncrackable’ message By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 25 Jan 2021 14:32 Later this week on 28 January, the National Museum of Computing will host a virtual talk exploring the world of unsolvable encryption codes. The “uncrackable” encrypted messages found…

Covid-19 may make people’s tinnitus worse

Rebecca Edgar, 29, struggles to hear her toddler when he talks to her from the backseat of her car. Most nights, she struggles to fall asleep, caught in a cycle of worry that the ringing in her ear is getting louder, and recognizing that this very stress is worsening her symptoms. “I’ve had a constant…

Updated COVID-19 exposure notification API may reduce false positives, increase overall alerts

The API will get better at estimating distance between devices, allowing for more accurate exposure alerts Apple and Google plan to update their joint exposure notification project — which forms the backbone of several COVID-19 exposure alert apps like Canada’s own COVID Alert — with more sophisticated risk assessment capabilities. In short, the changes should…

Pixel 4a 5G Review: Everything you need, nothing you don’t

I’m convinced that Google’s Pixel strategy this year was the right move for the company despite all the drawbacks that it brought to the smartphone line. Coming off Apple’s iPhone 12 event, where it launched four new premium devices, I find myself wondering why. Yes, it’s an apples-to-oranges comparison, but I don’t think the iPhone…

Huawei reveals the brand-new Mate 40 series with ‘Area Ring’ electronic camera module

The new lineup includes the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+ and Mate 40 RS. Oct 22, 2020 10:38 AM EDT During Huawei’s Mate 40 series event, the tech giant revealed — you guessed it — the new Mate 40 series. This lineup of smartphones includes the Mate 40, the Mate 40 Pro,…

iPhone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max: Which should you purchase?

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are similar phones, but with several key differences other than screen size. Read on as we walk through all the differences between iPhone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max. In this comparison, we focus specifically on the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone…

iPhone 12 Pro shipping times slip to November, choose iPhone 12 designs still offered for day 1 shipment

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro officially went up for pre-order yesterday ahead of their October 23 launch day. Over the last 24 hours, supply of certain iPhone models has started to dwindle, so read on for the latest details — including those models which are still available for launch day delivery. iPhone 12 Pro…

A La Niña winter is on the method for the United States

Enlarge / The global average temperature for September was a new record.September apparently wasn’t feeling like doing anything unusual, so it ended up being the warmest September on record for the globe. That’s been something of a trend this year, with each month landing in its respective top three. It has become increasingly clear that…

OnePlus teases long-rumored smartwatch can be found in a ‘matter of time’

Despite the teaser, there's still no clear date when the watch will arrive Rumours have swirled for a while now about OnePlus launching a smartwatch. Many expected the China-based company to unveil that watch alongside its new 8T smartphone, but unfortunately, that didn’t happen. According to the OnePlus India Twitter account, however, the watch is…

Whatever Apple revealed throughout its October occasion: iPhone 12, HomePod mini, and more

Apple officially announced its new iPhone 12 lineup today, alongside new MagSafe charging accessories and the HomePod mini. Read on as we recap the details of everything Apple revealed during its October event. HomePod mini Apple kicked things off with the official announcement of the HomePod mini. Just like the rumors had predicted, this is…

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Evaluation: The premium Android smartwatch

Samsung has been making smartwatches for roughly seven years now. The company’s watch line was around for the birth and near-death of Android Wear/Wear OS and even launched a couple of years before Apple’s watchOS and the Apple Watch. The South Korean tech giant started with the weird cuff-like Galaxy Gear, and now more than…

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Razer’s Viper 8K escalates the war for ultimate gaming mouse responsiveness

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The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is expected to have an SD 888 processor and 120 Hz AMOLED panel. (Image source: Weibo/WHYLAB)An alleged live photo of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro has been shared on Chinese social media and has been met with something of a lukewarm response so far. The Snapdragon 888 phone has been…

Google apps will stop using tracking ID that would require upcoming iOS 14 permission prompt

With iOS 14, Apple is requiring app developers to tell users about and have them opt-in to tracking. Google announced today that its first-party iOS apps will stop using certain tracking methods to avoid having to show the upcoming permission prompt. Meanwhile, the company also provided guidance to developers and advertisers ahead of Apple’s App…

Facebook, Reddit receive low marks for Holocaust denial content

Facebook has been under pressure to combat more hate speech. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook, Reddit, Discord and Steam received low grades from the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday for the handling of Holocaust denial content on their platforms. The ADL issued the report to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ADL, an advocacy group focused on…