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Today β€” September 18th 2019Technology

China Used Twitter To Disrupt Hong Kong Protests, But Efforts Began Years Earlier

By Daniel Wood
Graph showing twitter activity from banned accounts in the last year.

Social media networks banned hundreds of thousands of accounts last month. In NPR's assessment of the data, telling details begin to depict large disinformation campaigns.

(Image credit: Daniel Wood/NPR)

  • September 17th 2019 at 23:48

Vietnam gains ground in shift from China

Google and Apple are among those betting on the country as groups seek trade war haven

  • September 17th 2019 at 23:00

Using AI In Malawi To Save Elephants

By Dina Temple-Raston

Poachers killed almost a third of the African elephant population between 2007 and 2014, a recent census found. Researchers hope artificial intelligence can help stop poachers and other threats, too.

  • September 17th 2019 at 22:29
Yesterday β€” September 17th 2019Technology

Facebook details β€˜Supreme Court’ for content disputes

Company says board will feature ‘controversial voices’

  • September 17th 2019 at 22:19

Facebook to launch 'supreme court' to judge controversial content

Facebook has revealed the rules that will govern its "supreme court" - a new 40-person independent board that will make the final decision on controversial questions about the social network's content.

  • September 17th 2019 at 21:52

France announces €5bn push for tech start-ups

Institutional investors to provide growth capital to help create more unicorns

  • September 17th 2019 at 20:30

AIs use hide-and-seek to learn to tackle problems

Study finds machines battling in complex simulations can learn real-world skills

  • September 17th 2019 at 20:02

Facebook to use Met cameras for AI gun-attack training

Platform heavily criticised for failing to stop spread of Christchurch shooting images

  • September 17th 2019 at 19:38

Armed police bodycams to help Facebook detect live terror attacks

Facebook has teamed up with the Metropolitan Police to prevent live-streaming of terror attacks, six months after the Christchurch mosque gunman streamed his actions using the social network's Live feature.

  • September 17th 2019 at 18:50

Google confirms date for next Pixel smartphone

The next Pixel smartphone from Google is set to launch on 15 October.

  • September 17th 2019 at 16:21

Alexa, don't tell me my bank balance

Now TD Ameritrade is bringing Google Home into the fold 

  • September 17th 2019 at 18:58

WeWork debt woes after pulled IPO

Amazon’s ‘earth-changing’ HD music service, tech’s terracotta army, iPhone 11 reviews

  • September 17th 2019 at 18:16

IPhone 11 and 11 Pro Review: Thinking Differently in the Golden Age of Smartphones

By Brian X. Chen

This is not your typical gadget review. That’s because it is time to rethink when to upgrade your iPhone.

Amazon rolls out USD 13 a month Music HD streaming service

(Telecompaper) Amazon has announced the launch of a new high quality tier for its Music subscription service to compete with rival lossless audio streaming players including Tidal, Deezer and Qobuz. The new plan, dubbed Amazon Music HD, lets customers stream more than 50 million songs in High Definition (HD) audio and millions of songs in Ultra HD (UHD), described as the highest quality streaming audio available. HD audio is defined as 16-bit files with sample rates of 44.1kHz and above, while UHD has a depth of 24 bits and a sample rate of 96 kHz to 192 kHz.

  • September 17th 2019 at 15:54

NBCUniversal Introduces Peacock, Its New Streaming Service

By Nicole Sperling

The service joins a competitive streaming field, and it will offer new shows that incorporate elements of older NBCUniversal properties.

Shanghai allows self-driving cars to carry passengers

City becomes first in China to issue permits in big step towards commercialisation

  • September 17th 2019 at 15:45

Snapchat brings selfies into 3D with latest update

Snapchat is taking selfies into the third dimension in the latest update to its photo-sharing and messaging app.

  • September 17th 2019 at 15:09

Amazon bets on HD to boost music streaming service

Tech giant trails Spotify and Apple but reckons users will pay more for CD-quality sound

  • September 17th 2019 at 15:00

Men Arrested at Courthouse Say They Were Sent to Test Its Security

By Christine Hauser

The two men were arrested late at night after alarms went off, according to documents. The state said it “did not intend, or anticipate, those efforts to include the forced entry into a building.”