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HQ Trivia hosts final drunken quiz after investors pull plug: ’My dogs are going to starve ’  00h54 18 février
Naaman Zhou
The app sensation has drawn millions of players and awarded 6m in prize moneyOnline quiz app HQ Trivia, which at its peak was played by more than 2 million people a day, has hosted its last game - with inebriated hosts awarding a total prize pool of only US 5.Described as a final drunken hurrah ...
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Concerns over safety at Amazon warehouses as accident reports rise  22h53 17 février
Rob Davies
Figures obtained by GMB show safety at its UK warehouses could be worseningMore than 600 Amazon workers have been seriously injured or narrowly escaped an accident in the past three years, prompting calls for a parliamentary inquiry into safety at the online retailer’s vast UK warehouses.Amazon,...
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Apple warns of coronavirus causing iPhone shortages  22h42 17 février
Rupert Neate
Company hit by shutdown in China and says it will fail to meet quarterly revenue targetApple has warned of global iPhone supply shortages resulting from its Chinese factories being shut because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Californian company told investors on Monday night it would fail to...
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos pledges 10bn to save Earth’s environment  20h48 17 février
Richard Luscombe
Move comes a month after Amazon threatened to fire employees who spoke out about company’s role in the climate crisisJeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and Washington Post owner, announced on Monday that he was donating 10bn to save the Earth’s environment - barely a month after it was revealed Amazon...
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Huawei row: Trump chief of staff to meet Dominic Cummings  19h15 17 février
Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor
Mick Mulvaney is expected to demand that UK drop Huawei from 5G networksDonald Trump’s acting chief of staff is set to meet Dominic Cummings in Downing Street on Wednesday, when he is expected to demand that the UK rethinks its decision to allow Huawei a role in supplying 5G technology.The critical...
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Bowers & Wilkins PX7 review: Bose-beating noise-cancelling headphones  07h00 17 février
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor
Exquisite sound, effective noise cancelling, long battery life, future-proofed connectivity and comfortable to wearThe PX7 are the latest flagship noise-cancelling headphones from upmarket British manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins, which excel on sound while giving Bose a real run for its money...
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Internet privacy: the apps that protect you from your apps  07h00 16 février
Alex Hern
Worried about the data collected about you? A new generation of startups is making apps to put your privacy settings straightTech companies don’t have favourite songs, but if they did, they would all pick Radiohead’s Just - You do it to yourself, you do And that’s what really hurts, they would...
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Can you post a meme?’: Facebook changes ad rules after Bloomberg exploits loophol  19h21 14 février
Associated Press
Policy change involves what Facebook calls branded content’, sponsored items posted by ordinary users who are typically paid by companiesFacebook decided on Friday to allow a type of paid political message that had sidestepped many of the social network’s rules governing political ads, in a...
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Samsung launches Galaxy S20 range with up to 100x zoom camera  19h00 11 février
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor
Super-sized Galaxy S20 Ultra has 108MP main camera and hybrid optical zoom lensSamsung Galaxy Z Flip: folding-screen flip-phone launchesSamsung is launching its latest flagship Galaxy S20 smartphone range with 5G chips and a new camera system capable of up to 100x zoom.The world’s largest...
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Amazon Echo Buds review: Alexa in your ear with Bose noise reduction  07h00 13 février
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor
First Amazon true wireless earbuds offer a lot for the money but need attention in some areasAmazon’s first attempt at a set of true wireless earbuds gets a lot right, with Bose active noise reduction technology and hands-free Alexa.At 119.99, the Echo Buds undercut rivals, some of which cost more...
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Best smartphone 2019: iPhone, OnePlus, Samsung and Huawei compared and ranked  07h00 17 décembre
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor
Our updated list of the top iOS and Android mobile phones - at the best prices right nowNeed a new smartphone but don’t know which one is the very best? Here’s a guide comparing the current top-end smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus and others to help you pick the best handset for you...
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Fairphone 3 review: the most ethical and repairable phone you can buy  06h01 18 septembre
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor
Dutch firm asks 200 above the norm for a smartphone that might help change the industryWhat if you could buy a phone that will last five years, can be easily repaired and is made as ethically as possible? That’s the aim of the latest Fairphone 3 - and on many counts it succeeds.Ethically creating...
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iPhone 11 Pro review: the best small phone available  06h00 07 octobre
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor
A cracking camera, great screen and 32-hour battery life - but at an eye-watering priceApple’s iPhone has gone pro for its 11th iteration, with dramatically improved cameras and longer battery life, which make the smaller iPhone 11 Pro the king of more manageable phones.Costing from 1,049 the...
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Google Pixel 4 XL review: not quite ready for primetime  07h00 29 octobre
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor
Face Unlock, radar and on-device voice skills show Google’s magic, but some bits need fixingGoogle’s latest Pixel 4 XL smartphone is its bravest yet, throwing out the conventions of old, integrating cutting-edge technology and attempting to round it all out with a special mix of software direct...
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OnePlus 7T Pro review: the best kind of deja vu  06h01 22 octobre
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor
Still an absolute beast in every way, even if it’s just a minor update to an already cracking smartphoneThe OnePlus 7T Pro is an update to the best phone of the first half of 2019 and the good news is that they haven’t messed up, with tweaks that make it just as good, if not better, than the model...