DJI Osmo Action camera poses threat to GoPro

Image copyright DJIImage caption The DJI Osmo Action has a screen on both its front and rear DJI has launched its first action camera posing a challenge to the market leader GoPro. The Chinese company already dominates the consumer market for drones. The Osmo Action uses image-stabilisation software to smooth out its video, rather than […]

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Ex-Google boss defends multiple controversies

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Eric Schmidt is to leave Alphabet’s board in June Former Google boss Eric Schmidt has defended the company’s record on multiple controversies: its work in China, its treatment of women, and its tax affairs. The 64-year-old executive, who sits on the board at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said the tech […]

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Apple faces customer lawsuit over app store

Image copyright Getty Images A group of US consumers has been given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court to sue Apple over app prices. The iPhone users argued that there is no alternative place to buy an iPhone app, but that Apple takes a 30% commission on every sale, so therefore they are being overcharged. […]

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Android pioneer HTC stages retreat from China

Image copyright HTCImage caption Handsets like the HTC Desire 12 have attracted positive reviews but weak sales HTC is pulling its smartphones from two of China’s largest online marketplaces, raising concerns about the brand’s future. The firm was the first to sell an Android handset in 2008. But it has seen its global share of […]

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Instagram blocks vaccine hoax hashtags

Image copyright EPA Instagram says it will block hashtags being used to spread “verifiably false” information about vaccinations. The social network already blocks hashtags that are themselves false claims, such as #vaccinescauseautism. It says it will now block more general hashtags that are being used to spread lies by so-called anti-vaxxers. However, several anti-vaccine topics […]

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