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Tech Hangover: Obligatory Coronavirus headline

You knew it was coming.

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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 

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

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Image: Wired

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

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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 


Image: Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

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 

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Image: TCL via CNET

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:

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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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Kevin is KnowTechie's founder and executive editor. With over 15 years of blogging experience in the tech industry, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at kevin@knowtechie.com or find him on Mastodon or Post.

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