Apple’s iPhone 12 Will Cause New Problems For Samsung, Google

It’s hard not to be taken in by the romance of using Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2. The novelty of using a futuristic phone that would be at home in a James Cameron film is yet to wear off for me. 

But there’s one missing feature that makes the Fold 2 feel decidedly dated: Face ID. 

We all know the story of Apple’s biometric security tech: it debuted on the iPhone X in 2017 and outmanoeuvred any Android rival by at least two years. Apple likes to subtly remind anyone who will listen of this, as you can see in the repeated mentions of the word “advanced” on the company’s Face ID explainer site. 

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Brad Parscale describes marital problems in back of police car, body camera footage shows

A drunken, tearful Brad Parscale sobs to a responding officer in the back of a police car and explains that he “couldn’t accept” that his wife won’t sleep with him in a newly released video.

“I just couldn’t accept she isn’t having sex with me. I couldn’t accept it,” Parscale, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, tells an officer as he sits in the back of a police car.

“She doesn’t?” the officer asks.

“No. Not in months. I just couldn’t accept it. I kept asking her,” Parscale says. “I’m filing for divorce tomorrow as soon as I get out of here. I’m gonna do this thing, whatever, and prove I’m not [expletive] crazy.”

The Daily Mail, the UK-based tabloid, obtained the police bodycam footage. In another video, an officer photographs bruises on Candice Parscale’s arms and a cut on her lip.

He asks her how she got the

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Virus Forces Europe to Confront Its Creaking Internet Problems

(Bloomberg) — Shortly after coronavirus forced Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to lock down the country, lawmaker Massimiliano Capitanio took an unusual call at his office in Rome.

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It was an appeal for help from a hospital at the epicenter of the outbreak in northern Italy. Its administrators direly needed faster internet connections and computers to deal with the flood of patients. Capitanio — who sits on parliament’s telecommunications committee — called the country’s phone companies to help out.

To Capitanio, the pandemic was a wake-up call to fix Italy’s creaking internet. Now Conte has stepped in with a plan to kick-start investment by merging the country’s two biggest landline networks.

“Some families still don’t own a computer,” said Capitanio. “The government has been forced to step in and tackle this social emergency.”

Europe’s internet infrastructure is riddled with gaps and bottlenecks, exposed over the past seven months

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Google Pixel 5 Will Continue To Cause Problems For Apple, Samsung

As the competition perfects its next generation technology and makes breakthroughs in material science, it’s not hard to feel like Google’s hardware is a bit behind the rest.

Apple’s LiDAR technology gives us a glimpse into the future of home automation and Samsung has turned stiff smartphones into malleable objects, but Google is now just jumping on the wide-angle camera bandwagon. 

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There’s a good argument for keeping things simple and cheap considering most consumers remain resolutely focused on two smartphone features: price and battery life. Also, the flashy extras can come across as frivolous adventures for cash-rich tech companies seeking out some R&D tax breaks. 

But Google’s slightly dated approach to hardware doesn’t tell the full story. Its work in AI, which manifests

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A Life on Our Planet Nails the Planetary Problems But Misses the Political Ones

David Attenborough is 93. Over the course of his lifetime, the beloved natural historian and broadcaster has seen the planet go through unimaginable changes. Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases have soared, as has the human population, while biodiversity has declined precipitously. He details these shifts in a new documentary released on Netflix on Sunday, which he calls his “witness statement” for the natural world.



David Attenborough wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: David Attenborough in the new film David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet.


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David Attenborough in the new film David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet.

The new film, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, beautifully and persuasively argues in favor of a fundamental reshaping of humanity’s relationship with nature. But in doing so, it misses something more subtle: the fact that not all of humanity are equally responsible for exploiting Earth.

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That’s not to say it’s not well worth a watch. The new movie is both deeply moving and

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Apple Confirms Serious New Problems For iPhone Users

In iOS 14, iPhone owners have received one of the best generational upgrades in years, but it is far from bug free. And now Apple has just confirmed a number of serious problems for upgraders. 

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In an official post, Apple reveals seven significant data and battery-related problems with iOS 14 and watchOS 7, and the company states the only fix is to “erase all content and settings from your iPhone”. 

Breaking these down, Apple classifies six as related to its Activity, Health and Fitness apps as well as the broader problem of “Increased battery drain on your iPhone or Apple Watch.” The latter will not be a surprise to anyone who has seen

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iPhone 12’s Sneaky Surprises, MacOS Problems, New MacBook Warning

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a surprising iPhone 12 Mini decision, a sneaky trick in the iPhone 12 box, a MacBook warning, updates and issues with macOS, a review of the Apple Watch 6, Facebook asking for more, and goodbye to the iPod Nano.

Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).

The Shrinking Storage On The New iPhones

As we wait for Apple to formally announce the iPhone 12 family (including the new ‘iPhone Mini’ branding for the entry level model), details on the storage options have come to light, and while the flagship handsets see a nice jump in specs, those looking at the cheaper

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No connection found between internet gaming disorder and psychiatric problems

Many of our children play a lot of computer games. Some youth play so much and develop such big problems that a new diagnosis called Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) has been proposed.

Symptoms of a gaming disorder include that it has an impact on school, work or friendships, that we continue to play even though we know it creates problems, that we are unable to stop or reduce the activity, we lose interest in other activities and that we lie about how much we play.

Previous findings show that excessive screen use among young children can lead to them becoming less able to recognize emotions. But some children also experience valuable mastery through gaming, and many find friendship and other social togetherness.

A research group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has looked at possible connections between children with

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Fix For LG OLED TV’s RTX 30 Problems Goes Live. But It’s Not The One We Expected

The saga surrounding incompatibilities between the new Nvidia RTX 30 graphics cards and LG’s 2019 and 2020 OLED TVs continues. This time, at least, the news is good – but not in the way LG’s most recent official statement on the subject said it would be!

As reported in my previous story on the RTX 30/LG OLED issues, what was supposed to happen according to LG’s statement late last Friday was this: First, a firmware update would be made available quickly for 2019’s 9-series models in Europe and the US that people with RTX 30 cards could obtain by contacting their local LG Service Centers. Second, owners of LG’s 2020 X Series OLEDs would get an update at an unspecified (but reasonably soon) future date that they’d be able to access as usual via LG websites or OTA updates direct to their TVs.

What’s actually happened, though, is rather different.

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Using machine learning to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems (Infographic)

Presented by AWS Machine Learning


It takes a combination of imagination, innovation, and machine learning to help create change in the world. The promise of machine learning for social good is being realized as the technology evolves to a point where organizations across industries and categories can leverage its unique power. Innovators are tapping into the best practices, in-depth expertise, and powerful solutions of companies like AWS to launch new initiatives and solutions that are improving lives and protecting our planet right now.

With machine learning, organizations are making inroads toward protecting biodiversity, supporting our veterans, finding homes for the homeless, understanding climate change, and more. But this is just the beginning.

Here’s a look at some of the world’s most powerful, promising applications of machine learning to benefit society.

For a more in-depth read, see this recent article on VentureBeat and see more ways machine learning is being used

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