Twitter locks out China’s US embassy after ‘baby-making machines’ tweet

Twitter locks out China’s US embassy after ‘baby-making machines’ tweet

Twitter has locked the official account for China’s US embassy, over a tweet it said violated its policy against dehumanization, Bloomberg reports. The tweet, which was originally shared on January 7th, referred to Uighur women as “baby-making machines” prior to government intervention. Twitter removed the tweet and replaced it with a notice saying it’s no longer available. However, Twitter requires account owners to manually delete tweets that violate its rules before unlocking accounts. Twitter confirmed the account’s locking in a statement given to Bloomberg. “We have taken action on this Tweet for violating our policy against dehumanization,” and said the... Read More
Treasury nominee Yellen is looking to curtail use of cryptocurrency

Treasury nominee Yellen is looking to curtail use of cryptocurrency

Enlarge / Janet Yellen, Joe Biden’s nominee to be Secretary of the Treasury, at a December press conference. Cryptocurrencies could come under renewed regulatory scrutiny over the next four years if Janet Yellen, Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Treasury Department, gets her way. During Yellen’s Tuesday confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) asked Yellen about the use of cryptocurrency by terrorists and other criminals. “Cryptocurrencies are a particular concern,” Yellen responded. “I think many are used—at least in a transactions sense—mainly for illicit financing.” She said she wanted to “examine ways in which we can... Read More
Samsung, Microsoft Attain Cross

Samsung, Microsoft Attain Cross

Due to the development in laptop technology and the development in digital over the previous years, this has given the recognition for the digital devices. The same expertise may also be used to further keyboard enhancement. Infrared keyboards should assist smartphone users kind and work together with much larger and pleasant keyboard. Android Inc., was the initial developer of Android and it was purchased by Google on August 17 2005. The Open Handset Alliance, which is a consortium of many software, hardware and telecommunication corporations, was then fashioned and the Android working system was distributed on November 5 2007. Since... Read More
Google is investigating another top AI ethicist

Google is investigating another top AI ethicist

Google is investigating artificial intelligence researcher Margaret Mitchell, who co-leads the company’s Ethical AI team, and has locked her corporate account, Axios reports. The news comes a little over a month after another prominent AI ethicist, Timnit Gebru, said she was fired by the company. Mitchell’s account has now reportedly been locked for “at least a few days” but she hasn’t been fired, according to a tweet from Gebru. Mitchell did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In a statement given to Axios, Google said it was investigating Mitchell after its systems detected an account had “exfiltrated thousands... Read More
Qualcomm repackages last year’s flagship SoC as the “Snapdragon 870”

Qualcomm repackages last year’s flagship SoC as the “Snapdragon 870”

Qualcomm is repackaging a chip from last year into the “Snapdragon 870.” Last year’s flagship SoC was the Snapdragon 865, and then Qualcomm released the slightly up-clocked Snapdragon 865+. The Snapdragon 870 seems to be a 865++. It’s another clock bump. Qualcomm has a totally impenetrable product lineup, so it’s hard to know if any single non-flagship SoC announcement from the company is significant. It sounds like this chip will be picked up by some of the more interesting Android OEMs, though. The press release says it will “power a selection of flagship devices from key customers including Motorola, iQOO,... Read More
How Cell Apps Can Assist Improve Your Enterprise Gross sales Leads

How Cell Apps Can Assist Improve Your Enterprise Gross sales Leads

Quite a lot of changes have taken place within the last two years in know-how. Apart from that, the gaming world has also been on the verge of a serious facelift, where gaming consoles at present have offered the gamer to be part of the gaming world without the need of joysticks and different handheld control methods. These tech gadgets not solely allow the user to use the movement of his physique to manage what he does within the sport but it surely also offers them the opportunity to exercise on the identical time. Games that contain athletics and tennis... Read More
Acer’s new education Chromebooks include durable designs and Arm-based processors

Acer’s new education Chromebooks include durable designs and Arm-based processors

Acer is announcing five new laptops aimed at schools today, consisting of four Chromebooks and one Windows convertible. Two of the Chromebooks are Intel-based convertibles, with screens that spin around to turn them into laptops, while the other two feature a more traditional design and are powered by Arm-based processors. All five laptops are designed to be durable, with spill-resistant keyboards and components tested to MIL-STD 810H military durability standards. The two convertible Chromebooks are the Acer Spin 512 and Spin 511. They’re powered by Intel processors (specifically the N4500 and N5100). The Spin 511 has a 11.6-inch HD 16:9... Read More
Wi-Fi 6E arrives at CES 2021

Wi-Fi 6E arrives at CES 2021

Wi-Fi 6E is very slowly coming to a product near you. The Wi-Fi Alliance started certifying devices on January 7, and CES 2021 saw plenty of product announcements related to the Wi-Fi 6E rollout. Wi-Fi 6E, if you haven’t heard, is a new standard for Wi-Fi that was approved by the FCC last year. While Wi-Fi 6 (no “e,” aka 802.11ax) is a bunch of technical improvements mostly aimed at more efficient usage of existing spectrum, Wi-Fi 6E is all about expanding Wi-Fi to a newly freed-up chunk of spectrum. Previously, Wi-Fi only worked on the 2.4Ghz and 5GHz spectrum,... Read More