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Huawei is in talks with VLC developers after being blacklisted due to “ridiculous” policies

VLC media player has received a slew of bad reviews on Google’s Play Store recently, reporting numerous bugs on Huawei devices. Developer VideoLAN has since blocked newer Huawei smartphones from downloading the application, blaming the manufacturer’s “ridiculous” new policy for all of the problems. Taking to Twitter, VideoLAN states that …

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Microsoft plans to do away with intrusive Windows 10 updates thanks to machine learning

Microsoft has taken a decidedly aggressive approach with Windows 10, with the operating system regularly interrupting users in order to push updates and installations. The introduction of the snooze button last year did little to quell complaints of random reboots, prompting the company to look into machine learning to teach …

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Google launches last Beta for Android P before official release

Google might still be processing its record-breaking fine for its anti-competitive Android practices, but that hasn’t slowed development down on the latest version of the mobile operating system. The company has now pushed out its final preview of the upcoming Android P, accessible to users within the Android Beta Programme. …

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UK government bolsters facial recognition efforts, prompting backlash from privacy advocates

Despite its disastrous implementation throughout this year, the UK government and Metropolitan Police have set in motion plans to expand their efforts with real-time facial recognition in order to catch criminals. This has prompted concern from non-profit privacy advocate, Big Brother Watch, which is now crowdfunding in order to combat …

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Elgato launches a more compact Stream Deck Mini

Elgato has revolutionised livestreaming with its Stream Deck, allowing content creators to seamlessly boot programs and transition scenes in a sleek and stylish way. Introducing the Stream Deck Mini, Elgato has trimmed its celebrated controller from 15 LCD buttons to a simplified 6. The Stream Deck Mini functions much like …

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