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Facebook will pay its third-party US content moderators to work from home. On a call with reporters, Facebook’s chief Mark Zuckerberg said the contract workers would still get their full salaries even if they were unable to do all their normal tasks. The company will also increase use of artificial intelligence to moderate content during […]

Microsoft has fixed a glitch in Windows 10 that meant one of the operating system’s core features stopped working. Dozens posted on social media that Windows Search had stopped working for them on Wednesday morning. Users said that when they used the desktop search tool it brought up a blank box rather than related results. […]

Google is temporarily closing all of its offices in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan as a result of the coronavirus. Other tech giants, including Amazon and Microsoft, have also taken action to protect staff from infection. This week global corporations have been shutting operations in China and advising overseas staff not to visit the country. […]

Whether to allow Huawei to help build the UK’s 5G network is one of the most consequential and difficult national security decisions government has faced. The decision – due to be made at a meeting of the National Security Council later – involves balancing complex technical risks with geopolitics and costs to the economy. But […]

Traffic sensors are being set up in homes in five cities across Europe in a bid to learn more about traffic flow. English academics are involved in sending out 1,500 sensors to be placed in homes in Madrid, Dublin, Cardiff, Ljubljana and Leuven. The sensors will count the number and speed of all vehicles, cyclists […]

Cyber-security experts are urging Windows 7 users to upgrade their operating system. Microsoft is going to stop supporting Windows 7 from Tuesday so that it can focus on “newer technologies”. As a result, Windows 7 users will no longer receive the all-important security updates and patches that keep their machines safe. One in four Windows […]

A New York man has died after being crushed by an empty car accidentally started by remote control. Michael Kosanovich, 21, had been standing between two parked 2002 Lexus IS300s, on 6 December, when one of them had been started remotely by its owner, police said. The car rolled forward and he was pinned between […]

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has unveiled the world’s first mainstream handset to feature a 108 megapixel camera. The extra high-resolution sensor was developed by Samsung, which has yet to feature it in its own products. The firms say the benefit is that it delivers “extremely sharp photographs that are rich in detail”. However, one early […]

China’s mobile operators have made 5G services available to consumers, as the country seeks to become a global technology leader. State-owned carriers China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom unveiled their 5G data plans on Thursday. It comes as Beijing and Washington have been embroiled in a power struggle over trade and technology. South Korea, […]

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 is going to launch globally at the end of next year. The games console will come with a new controller that uses enhanced vibration technology. It will feature a solid-state drive that means games will boot up faster and cut loading times. The console’s graphics also get an […]


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