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Virus ‘tracing’ by smartphone: a key to reopening society?

Washington, United States | AFP |  Can an app contain the pandemic? Interest is growing in smartphone technology as a potential key to ending lockdowns and reopening economies around the world. Digital “contact tracing” would allow mobile systems to log instances where people have been in proximity with an infected person …

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Google in smartphone push with motion-sensing Pixel 4

New York, United States | AFP | Google stepped up its smartphone ambitions Tuesday with updated Pixel handsets, touting a move toward computing with a simple hand wave or spoken command. Pixel 4 models boasting features including gesture and face recognition debuted at a “Made by Google” event showcasing new hardware …

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Huawei in public test as it unveils sanction-hit phone

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Chinese tech giant Huawei launches its latest high-end smartphone in Munich on Thursday, the first that could be void of popular Google apps because of US sanctions. Observers are asking whether a phone without the Silicon Valley software that users have come to depend on can …

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Samsung folding screen lets smartphone open into tablet

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Samsung on Wednesday showed off a folding screen that lets a smartphone open into a tablet, heralding it as the future for portable devices. Senior vice president of mobile product marketing Justin Denison pulled a prototype foldable smartphone from a suit jacket inner …

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‘Die With Me’

New hot smartphone app that only works if less than 5% battery Left Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | From Whatsapp to WeChat or Skype,the world has plenty of choices when it comes to messaging apps that connect friends and strangers on the internet. The market is so crowded that …

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