Amnesty International calls for a ban on facial recognition in New York City

Amnesty International has launched a new campaign against facial recognition titled Ban The Scan — and is launching with a demand for New York City to halt police and government use of the technology. Amnesty argues facial recognition is incompatible with basic privacy rights, and will exacerbate structural racism in policing tactics. “New Yorkers More...

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Microsoft mocks Apple’s doomed Touch Bar in new Surface ad

Microsoft has a habit of reigniting the Mac vs. PC conflict for its Surface ads, and this time it’s going after Apple’s Touch Bar. In a new TV commercial, aired during Sunday night’s NFL championship games, More...

By admin On Monday, January 25th, 2021
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ESPN Plus apologizes for “technical issue” during UFC pay-per-view event

ESPN Plus says it will issue partial refunds to customers who paid for a UFC pay-per-view event Saturday only to run into technical problems. Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier was the headline match of the UFC More...

By admin On Sunday, January 24th, 2021
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Review: Tiger and the need to complicate the world we grew up in

The year is kicking off with what’s becoming a loose tradition: a documentary about a renowned ‘90s athlete that aims to shade in a more complete picture. This time around, it’s Tiger, a two-part HBO Sports More...

By admin On Sunday, January 24th, 2021
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Italian watchdog tells TikTok to block users whose ages can’t be verified

Italy’s data privacy authority has ordered video sharing app TikTok to temporarily block the accounts of any users whose ages can’t be confirmed, Reuters reported. The order comes after the death of a 10-year-old More...

By admin On Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
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Microsoft backtracks on Xbox Live Gold price hike

Microsoft has reversed its controversial Xbox Live price increase. The company announced a price hike on Friday that would have doubled the cost of a yearly subscription to the service, which is required to More...

By admin On Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
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Cyberpunk 2077’s first big patch is out now, and it’s packed with bug fixes

Cyberpunk 2077’s first big update is available now, and it’s packed with bug fixes for the notoriously buggy game. In a tweet, developer CD Projekt Red also said that the update “lays the groundwork” More...

By admin On Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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Apple reportedly planning new MacBook Air design with MagSafe charging

Apple is reportedly working on a new design for its MacBook Air that will include the return of MagSafe charging. Bloomberg News reports that the updated MacBook Air may appear later this year or in 2022, and More...

By admin On Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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You can now play Resident Evil Village’s ‘Maiden’ demo on PS5

If you’ve got a PlayStation 5, you probably know there’s not a lot to play right now — particularly if you’ve already finished the likes of Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls and Astro’s Playroom. But More...

By admin On Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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Apple’s first VR headset reportedly includes a fabric design, a fan, and expensive price tag

Apple is reportedly working on a VR headset that will include a fabric design, a fan, and an expensive price tag. Bloomberg News reports that Apple’s first VR headset may launch as soon as 2022 as a standalone More...

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