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Prehistoric mega-carnivore lie in wait in Kenya

WT24 Desk The only hint that something extraordinary lay inside the plain wooden drawer in an unassuming office behind Nairobi National Museum was a handwritten note stuck to the front: “Pull Carefully”, AFP reports. Inside, a monstrous jawbone with colossal fangs grinned from a bed of tattered foam — the only known remains of a prehistoric mega-carnivore, larger than a ...

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NASA’s water-powered spacecraft orbit Earth

WT24 Desk In a first, NASA has demonstrated the first coordinated manoeuvre between two tissue box-sized water-powered spacecraft in the low Earth orbit, IANS reports.The twin spacecraft were orbiting Earth about 9 km from one another, Universe Today reported on Friday.The two spacecraft established a radio frequency communication cross-link to “talk” with each other. One spacecraft issued a command to ...

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Samsung deletes old ads mocking Apple removing the headphone jack

Samsung’s old ads mocking Apple are quietly vanishing from the company’s YouTube channels. WT24 Desk Samsung has been of the very few smartphone brands to still keep the 3.5mm headphone jack. But it finally gave in with the Galaxy Note 10 which now uses a USB Type-C dongle for headphones. Samsung was also known for its ads mocking Apple’s decision to remove ...

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Huawei unveils own operating system to compete with Android

WT24 Desk Chinese telecom giant Huawei unveiled its own operating system on Friday, as it faces the threat of losing access to Android systems amid escalating US-China trade tensions, AFP reports. Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer business, told a press conference in the southern city of Dongguan that the new system, called HarmonyOS or HongMeng in Chinese, would ...

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Note10 smartphones

WT24 Desk Taking productivity and creativity to the next level, Samsung has unveiled its most powerful line-up of Galaxy Note10 smartphones with an enhanced S (Stylus) Pen experience, IANS reports. The 6.3-inch FHD+ Galaxy Note10 houses 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage (4G model) while 12GB RAM with 256GB internal storage will be 5G-ready. The Galaxy Note 10+ has a ...

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HongKong protesters use Tinder, Pokemon Go, Apple’s AirDrop to spread messages

Technology has been at the centre of demonstrations in HongKong and protestors are using apps like Tinder, Pokemon Go and AirDrop to invite people. WT24 Desk Protesters in Hong Kong are taking to Tinder, Pokemon Go and Apple’s AirDrop to invite people to join them on the streets as the city rolls into its third month of unrest triggered by a now-shelved ...

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‘Flying’ Frenchman crosses English Channel

WT24 Desk A French daredevil who spent years developing a jet-powered hoverboard zoomed across the English Channel on Sunday, fulfilling his quest after pulling off a tricky refuelling manoeuvre that had cut short his first attempt 10 days ago, AFP reports. Franky Zapata blasted off on his “Flyboard” from Sangatte on the northern coast of France at 8:17am (0617 GMT) ...

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Privacy chaos casts cloud over voice-controlled digital assistants

WT24 Desk A series of privacy missteps in recent months has raised fresh concerns over the future of voice-controlled digital assistants, a growing market seen by some as the next frontier in computing, AFP reports. Recent incidents involving Google, Apple and Amazon devices underscore that despite strong growth in the market for smart speakers and devices, more work is needed ...

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Privacy concerns cast cloud over digital assistants

Recent incidents involving Google, Apple and Amazon devices underscore that despite strong growth in the market for smart speakers and devices, more work is needed to reassure consumers that their data is protected when they use the technology. WT24 Desk A series of privacy missteps in recent months has raised fresh concerns over the future of voice-controlled digital assistants, a ...

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