Technology News Roundup 09/11/2018


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This week in the Eligo technology news roundup we discuss Samsung announces its foldable smartphone, China’s state news agency unveils its new AI news presenter, Man charged with sending letter bomb to Bitcoin company for not resetting his password and following the Google walkout last week, organisers are not satisfied with the CEO’s response.
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Samsung reveals foldable smartphone

After testing the device for weeks, Samsung unveiled its foldable smartphone on Wednesday. The Infinity Flex Display has a tablet-size screen the can be folded up to fit into a pocket. Up to three apps will be run simultaneously, using something Samsung calls a multi-active window.

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(The Verge) 07/11/2018


China’s state news agency unveils AI news presenter

China’s state news agency Xinhua has unveiled a virtual newsreader sporting a sharp suit that can apparently “read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor”. The AI system has been used to synthesise the presenters’ voices, lip movements and expressions, based on those of real Xinhua presenters.

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(BBC News) 08/11/2018


Man sent letter bomb to bitcoin form over password reset

A man has been jailed for sending a “potentially lethal homemade bomb” to a Bitcoin firm in London after they refused to reset his password for him. He had emailed the company, Cryptopay, in August 2017 to ask to be sent a new password. The company refused, saying it contravened its privacy policy.

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(BBC News) 09/11/2018


Google walkout update: organisers not satisfied with CEO’s response

Following the massive walkouts at Google offices last week CEO Sundar Pichai responded to some of their demands, outlining how Google is getting rid of forced arbitration for sexual harassment and sexual assault claims. But the organisers of the walkouts are not satisfied with the response noting how Pichai’s response did not address many of the core demands, such as elevating the diversity officer and employee representation on the board.

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(Tech Crunch) 09/11/2018


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