Tech Hangover: Obligatory Coronavirus headline
You knew it was coming.
We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.
There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover.
Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).
Live Facial Recognition Is Coming to U.S. Police Body Cameras
I remember the days when you could just give a cop a fake name and DOB and that was the end of that. https://t.co/fGi5jRkmBu
— Kevin Raposo (@Kevin_Raposo) March 5, 2020
Wolfcom, a company that makes technology for police, is pitching body cameras with live facial recognition to law enforcement groups across the United States, OneZero has learned. – OneZero
Jack Dorsey is reconsidering Africa move amid coronavirus and activist investor threats
I’ve been wondering what all the fuss was about surrounding this. Now I know, he’s facing down a pissy investor who wants him out. CEO problems, am I right?
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is reevaluating his plans to spend part of the year in Africa, telling a crowd at a Morgan Stanley conference on Thursday that he may no longer be traveling to the continent amid on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and what Dorsey worded as “everything else going on.” – The Verge
U.S. to Hold Tech Firms Accountable for Spread of Child Sex Abuse Imagery
It is 2020. Legislation like this should have been introduced aaaaageeeeees ago. Nevertheless, here we are – I’m glad this is happening.
Legislation announced on Thursday aimed at curbing the spread of online child sexual abuse imagery would take the extraordinary step of removing legal protections for tech companies that fail to police the illegal content. – New York Times
Scientists turn to tech to prevent second wave of locusts in east Africa
Kenya is experiencing a massive locust outbreak, like, one of the worst it has seen over 70 years. Sometimes, tech has a solution for almost anything.
Scientists monitoring the movements of the worst locust outbreak in Kenya in 70 years are hopeful that a new tracking programme they will be able to prevent a second surge of the crop-ravaging insects.
TCL unveils trifold and rollable smartphones
If you like crazy folding phone concepts, smash that link. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
TCL — is making its plans quite apparent by unveiling two new concept phones. One is a trifold variant with two hinges, while the other is even crazier — it is rollable! Yes, TCL has designed a phone that gets larger by utilizing a flexible display that rolls and unrolls — it looks to be quite genius, actually. – BetaNews
And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:
- Coming soon to an iPhone near you: ads in your push notifications
- Self-driving wheelchairs may soon come to an airport terminal near you
- Score a bunch of Philips Hue lighting products on the cheap in this one-day sale
- Facebook’s new AI-powered tool spots fake accounts by the billions – here’s how it does it
- Learn how to stop cybercriminals with this $60 ethical hacking course bundle
- Stock up on USB C to Lightning cables for just $6 a pop
- It looks like 4K streaming is now rolling out for Google Stadia
- Amazon is blowing out a TON of Bluetooth speakers in a huge one-day sale
Ex-Uber self-driving head declares bankruptcy after $179 million loss to Google
Humorous Highway Signs Aim To Steer Drivers Safely Down The Old Town Road
A $3 ‘robot lawyer’ service will sue hundreds of data brokers if they don’t delete your personal info
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