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Power banks for wireless charging

Sandberg now provides 2 wireless power banks that are able to charge smartphones wirelessly, as long as the mobiles support wireless charging according to...

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Garmin’s brand-new Tactix Delta smartwatch looks developed for a privacy-conscious Navy SEAL

Garmin’s Tactix Delta is the latest in its lineup of rugged smartwatches built to military standards. New for the Tactix’s fourth generation is a big 1.4-inch display similar to what we saw on the Fenix 6 last year, as well as a power manager feature, which gives you battery life predictions based on which settings…

Huawei signs handle TomTom for a Google Maps alternative

Chinese phone maker Huawei will work with Dutch digital mapping company TomTom to put maps on its phones, Reuters reports. A TomTom spokesperson told Reuters that the deal closed “some time ago,” but it became public late last week. While TomTom maintains self-branded apps on iOS and Android, Reuters describes Huawei building its own apps…

Radiohead released an online ‘public library’ with uncommon tracks and a library card

Alright, I’ll admit it: despite the headline above, a downloadable library card may be the least exciting part of the “Radiohead Public Library,” a new online collection of the band’s material. But the clever touch emphasizes how much the Radiohead Public Library (henceforth RPL) does feel like browsing a particularly chaotic research archive. And just…

Go read this NYT expose on a creepy brand-new facial acknowledgment database utilized by US authorities

Hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the US have started using a new facial recognition system from Clearview AI, a new investigation by The New York Times has revealed. The database is made up of billions of images scraped from millions of sites including Facebook, YouTube, and Venmo. The Times says that Clearview AI’s work…

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says there is ‘no concern’ that AI requires to be managed

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has called for new regulations in the world of AI, highlighting the dangers posed by technology like facial recognition and deepfakes, while stressing that any legislation must balance “potential harms ... with social opportunities.” “[T]here is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. It…