Social media must not rob us of the right to change our minds

 ‘It is tempting to place on Twitter much of the culpability for our polarised politics, and it would certainly be naive to view it as somehow neutral, like a parish noticeboard.’ Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images It could all have been so different. In some parallel dimension, social media is being used to shape our political discourse for the better: as an arena where views and beliefs are expressed generously and listened to eagerly, where we allow our prejudices to be challenged, where we welcome opposing opinions, where we learn from…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 India launch event set for August 20: Price, specs and livestream link

Samsung will officially launch the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ in India on Tuesday, August 20. The company is sending out invites for a launch event that will take place at Samsung Opera House in Bengaluru. Samsung will livestream the event, which will begin at 12 noon, on its official website. The Galaxy Note 10 series was launched earlier this month in New York touting brand new Dynamic AMOLED displays, new S Pen features, triple and quad cameras and a brand new Exynos 9825 flagship chipset, among other things.…

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Samsung Launches World’s First 108-Megapixel Smartphone Camera Sensor in Partnership With Xiaomi

After launching a new 64-megapixel camera sensor earlier in May this year, Samsung today announced a new 108-megapixel camera sensor. The world’s first 108-megapixel camera sensor for smartphones has been built by Samsung, in collaboration with Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi. Both the companies had earlier teamed up for a new 64-megapixel smartphone that will use Samsung’s 64-megapixel ISOCELL GW1 sensor. Samsung believes the new, powerful sensor will allow smartphone users to take much better photographs. In an announcement, Samsung revealed that its new ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor can produce great photographs in ‘extreme’…

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Truman Medical Centers pays ransom after computer attack

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Truman Medical Centers officials say a ransomware attack on the Kansas City hospital locked employees out of parts of its computer system. The hospital statement said the attack patients’ health and financial information was not affected by the attack on Tuesday. KCUR reports the hospital paid a small amount to the attackers have the system unlocked. Spokeswoman Leslie Carto said the attackers weren’t looking for information, only ransom. She refused to say how much Truman paid to the attackers. [“source=koamnewsnow”]

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Apple reveals special new iPhones for security researchers

Apple is planning to supply special iPhones to security researchers next year to help them find security flaws in iOS. The devices will be made available to researchers that report bugs through the company’s invitation-only bug bounty program for iOS. Apple first launched this bug bounty program three years ago at the Black Hat conference, and it’s now extending its use at the same conference today to cover macOS, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and more. Apple’s iOS Security Research Device program will be available to researchers with a track record of high-quality security…

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Apple releases videos that show how the Apple Card works

To coincide with the start of the Apple Card’s preview program, Apple has released a series of videos detailing how you’ll use its upcoming credit card. The videos cover pretty much every aspect of the card’s functionality, from the application and card setup processes, to how to make payments either in-store or online, and the way its rewards work. There’s basically enough here to let you live vicariously through these videos if you haven’t actually been accepted into the preview program. Granted, if you’ve ever actually used either a traditional credit card or Apple Pay before then there’s…

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 unveiled with touch bezel, ECG and LTE support

After announcing the Galaxy Tab S6 flagship tablet last week, Samsung has now unveiled the Galaxy Watch Active 2 as the company builds up to its Galaxy Note 10 event on August 7. The newest smartwatch succeeds the Galaxy Watch Active after just six months, bringing some notable and much-needed improvements. The highlight of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 has to be its rotating touch-based bezel. Additionally, the Watch Active 2 comes in two sizes, runs on One UI, offers improved health and wellness features, and supports LTE and ECG,…

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Galaxy Note 10: Samsung, Microsoft update partnership ahead of Brooklyn event

FILE PHOTO: A Samsung employee arranges the new Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones at a press event in London, Britain February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls(REUTERS) Ahead of Samsung’s Unpacked event slated to be held next week in Brooklyn, the Seoul-based tech giant has reportedly updated its partnership with software major Microsoft. The partnership is expected to result in Samsung selling some of its smartphones pre-installed with Microsoft Android apps, including the “Your Phone” app that connects phones with Windows 10 PCs, ZDNet reported on Friday.…

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Amazon Freedom Sale offers great discounts on Mi A2, Samsung Galaxy M30, OnePlus 7 and more

Amazon never misses out on any opportunity to attract consumers. After Amazons’s Prime day, the e-commerce website is now coming with Amazon Freedom Sale to celebrate this year’s Independence Day. Under the sale, Amazon will be giving a lot of exciting offers on smart gadgets, appliances and other accessories. All the great deals and discounts on Amazon Freedom Sale will be available from August 8. The Amazon Freedom Sale will offer great deals on mobiles and accessories, electronics, TVs and appliances, and on Amazon devices as well. Therefore, whether you…

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Samsung Facing Flak for Copying Apple Watch With Galaxy Watch Active 2: Report

Ahead of the launch of Galaxy Watch Active 2, Samsung is facing flak for copying the design of the smartwatch from that of Apple’s. A photo reported to have been leaked from Samsung appears to show the first glimpse of Galaxy Watch Active 2 which has an uncanny resemblance with Apple Watch Series 4. It is important to note here since the Samsung smartwatch is yet to become official, the final product may end up being different. Tech enthusiasts were quick to notice that the image showed two watch faces,…

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