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Apple acquires Inductiv, machine-learning specialists

Apple has confirmed that it has acquired the tech startup Inductiv, an engineering team from Ontario that specialises in machine-learning. It’s believed that Apple’s underlying reason for the acquisition of Inductiv is to enhance its virtual assistant, Siri.  Apple confirmed the deal, saying it “buys smaller technology companies from time to …

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Apple to reopen about 100 U.S. stores this week

Apple is expected to open up about 100 of its stores in the US this week. However, the majority of the stores will only offer “curbside pickup” while the others will have”walk-in service”. The stores that offer walk-in service will have a new set of rules to follow to curb …

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Xiaomi’s revenue up 13.6% in Q1 2020

It’s been a tough start to the year for smartphone manufacturers, but Xiaomi has announced that it has beaten the market trend by achieving a year-on-year growth of 13.6% for Q1 2020. The Chinese company also reported that major products sales have returned to pre-pandemic levels. In spite of the …

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Samsung intros new 50MP ISOCELL GN1 camera sensor

Samsung has announced its new ISOCELL GN1 camera sensor that uses “Dual Pixel” technology, offering faster auto-focusing and brighter images. The sensor also utilises “Tetracell” technology for better low-light photography. Samsung recently unveiled the new ISOCELL GN1, a 50-megapixel image sensor. The ISOCELL GN1 is Samsung’s first image sensor that comes …

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France to go ahead with ‘Apple tax’

Back in March it was reported that the French Competition Authority had dished out a £1 billion fine to Apple for monopolistic practices. Originally, the fine was delayed until the end of the year, but due to the stress that coronavirus has put on the economy, France has decided to press …

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MediaTek announces the Dimensity 820 SoC

The Dimensity 800 SoC was announced in January 2020 and still hasn’t found its way into any smartphones that are currently on the market. But things move fast in the world of technology and yesterday MediaTek unveiled Dimensity 800’s successor, the Dimensity 820.  On May 18, MediaTek unveiled its latest addition to …

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Samsung announce the Galaxy A21s smartphone

Samsung has revealed its latest A Series smartphone, the new Galaxy A21s adds more enhancements and innovations to the A Series and features an Infinity-O display, quad rear camera and a hefty battery lifespan. The new Samsung Galaxy A21s claims to offer amazing value with its signature Infinity-O 6.5-inch HD+ display …

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Nokia 1.3 is available in the UK now

A new affordable smartphone handset from Nokia is being launched in the UK this week. The new Nokia 1.3 is packed full of modern technology and is equipped with the latest Android 10 Go Edition operating system, all for under £80. Availability of the new Nokia 1.3 was announced earlier …

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