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Australian court hits Google over data collection
Location data can be highly valuable to advertisers trying to pitch products and services to consumers. (AFP photo) SYDNEY: An Australian court ruled Friday that Google misled consumers about collecting location data through Android mobile devices in what the country's competition watchdog called a "world-first" action against the digital gi...
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Time spent on internet surges in 2020
People are glued to their phones while waiting for the skytrain at Victory Monument station in Bangkok. (Photo by Pornprom Satrabhaya) Thais spent almost half the day on the internet on average in 2020, partly driven by the pandemic, while Facebook, YouTube and Line remained the most popular social media platforms in Thailand, according to a...
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Google triumphs over Oracle
- Long-time readers may remember that back in the mists of IT time, over 10 years ago, Oracle challenged Google over the use of Oracle's Java API's and some of their code in Android.Recently the US Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that Google's use did indeed represent fair use under US law and the long-running case is now finished. Oracle was understa...
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Cheap smartphones new rage
Florian Seiche, chief executive of HMD Global at the launch of Nokia X20. Budget and entry-level smartphones are seeing high demand from Thai users wanting to upgrade their phones to smart devices that support the Pao Tang mobile app to receive financial assistance from the government, according to mobile vendors.Ravi Kunwar, general manager...
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Thin and light but also powerful
Thin and light but also powerful Mi 11 has Snapdragon 888 chipset, comes in a compact body, and features a few fun video effects Xiaomi's Mi 11 is one of the lightest and most compact smartphones to offer top specifications like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, dynamic 120Hz screen and dual speakers tuned by Harman Kardon, together wit...
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Microsoft Deepens Health-Tech Push With $16 Billion Deal for Nuance
Microsoft Corp. has agreed to buy artificial intelligence company Nuance Communications Inc. for $16 billion, extending chief executive Satya Nadella's run of big acquisitions to accelerate growth in everything from healthcare to videogaming.Microsoft said Monday it would pay $56 per Nuance share, a 23% premium over Friday's closing price, in ...
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Microsoft to buy AI and speech technology firm Nuance for $16bn
Microsoft is to buy the artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications for about $16bn (£12bn), as it builds up its cloud-computing operation for healthcare and business customers.Nuance, known for pioneering speech technology and helping to launch Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, operates in 28 countries and reported reve...
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Mutt tech: Chinese company's new whip-fast robo-dog
The high-tech hound uses sensors and AI to 'hear' and 'see' its environment - and can even be taken for walks NANJING, China: It's whip fast, obeys commands and doesn't leave unpleasant surprises on the floor -- meet the AlphaDog, a robotic response to two of China's burgeoning loves: pets and technology.The high-tech hound uses sensors and ...
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Meet S. Korea's 18-year-old world drone champion
Meet S. Korea's 18-year-old world drone champion Kang Chang-hyeon in Hwaseong, south of Seoul, on Feb 20. (Photo: AFP) In a South Korean rice field, the teenage world drone-racing champion is preparing to defend his title in one of the planet's fastest and highest-tech sports.But at all of 18 years old, Kang Chang-hyeon fears he is quick...
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Lifestyle, virus push e-money trend
A customer has a QR code scanned from a smartphone at a grocery store in Bangkok.  (Photo: Bloomberg) Electronic money (e-money) has grown in terms of spending and top-up value, driven by consumers' financial behaviour in the digital age and social distancing amid the pandemic. According to the Bank of Thailand, e-money spending value h...
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