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How Huawei wooed Europe with sponsorships, investments and promises

How Huawei wooed Europe with sponsorships, investments and promises

As the Chinese telecommunications giant faces scrutiny over its security, its careful cultivation of European governments and customers is at risk of unraveling.

  • by Adam Satariano & Raymond Zhong

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Is the 10-year challenge a boon to Facebook's facial recognition tech?
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Is the 10-year challenge a boon to Facebook's facial recognition tech?

The meme encourages people to post a photo of themselves from 10 years and one from today. Perfect data for studying the effect of age.

  • by Jacey Fortin
Pikuniku review: the sunniest subterfuge
Video games

Pikuniku review: the sunniest subterfuge

Solve an adorably nefarious conspiracy with a group of colourful friends (and a pair of noodly legs) in this charming, hilarious and all-ages little game.

  • by Tim Biggs
Facebook's WhatsApp limits text forwards in bid to curb rumours, fake news
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Facebook's WhatsApp limits text forwards in bid to curb rumours, fake news

Whatsapp is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight "misinformation and rumours".

  • by Fanny Potkin & Jessica Damiana
The five biggest takeaways from CES 2019
Gadgets

The five biggest takeaways from CES 2019

From the future of smartphone design to flying taxis, here are the technological advancements that caught our eye at the Consumer Electronics Show this year.

  • by Krishan Sharma
JBL's Free wireless buds are comfy, but with some kinks
Home tech

JBL's Free wireless buds are comfy, but with some kinks

Convoluted controls and middling sound make these comfortable, inexpensive buds a bit tough to recommend.

  • by Rod Easdown
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Sony's 360 Reality Audio is the future of music, and I can't wait
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Sony's 360 Reality Audio is the future of music, and I can't wait

Sony's object-based spatial audio technology makes you feel like you're on stage with the artist, and it works on any pair of headphones.

  • by Krishan Sharma
The best app alternatives to going to the gym
Apps

The best app alternatives to going to the gym

If you can't or don't want to commit to a gym membership, here are some apps to help you get into shape on your own schedule.

  • by Alice Clarke
Why tech giants don't need to spy on you to know what you're up to
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Why tech giants don't need to spy on you to know what you're up to

It's been suggested that Facebook records audio of your conversations in order to guide its targeted ads. But the truth is it doesn't need to.

  • by Jason Nurse
Travis Strikes Again review: an uncanny icon returns
Video games

Travis Strikes Again review: an uncanny icon returns

Suda51's curious No More Heroes spin-off is a good time, despite being occasionally unintelligible and not all that fun to play.

  • by Tim Biggs
Smart assistants talking their way into every gadget in our homes
Gadgets

Smart assistants talking their way into every gadget in our homes

More and more tech in your home will support Google Assistant, Amazon's Alexa and even Apple's Siri in the near future.

  • by Adam Turner