BlackBerry phones to come to an end as TCL drops the license

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The Android-based devices will come to an end later in 2020, by the end of August. TCL Communications, the electronics maker behind the last remaining BlackBerry phones will stop selling the devices later this year. This will mark the end of the smartphone brand’s devices, which once dominated the market. Though it wasn’t very long ago, most of us have nearly forgotten the time when BlackBerry phones were the easy leader in the smartphone market. In fact, the brand was a household name used synonymously with cell phones as a…

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Google AI model could help protect endangered orca species

Google AI - Orca in ocean

The tech giant’s artificial intelligence model works to “listen” to killer whales, an endangered species. The Google AI team has developed a new “listening” model that can help to provide improved protection for orca – also known as killer whales. These are an endangered species and the model was designed for use in the Salish Sea. The program is meant specifically for an orca subspecies, of which there are only 73 left. Center for Whale Research data shows that there are only 73 individuals left of the Southern Resident orca…

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Mogix launches Purchase with Purpose campaign for Australian wildfire support

Australian Wildfire Support - Koala

A portion of the company’s power bank sales will go directly to the World Animal Institute Special Interest Australia Animal Rescue. Mogix recently announced the official launch of its Purchase with a Purpose campaign, allowing its customers to opt to provide Australian wildfire support simply by buying a product they already wanted. For every unit sold of the brand’s popular smartphone power banks, $1 (USD) will be donated to charity. At the moment, the promotion is focusing on donations for the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) Special Interest Australia Animal Rescue.…

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Jeff Bezos blames Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for smartphone hack

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The Amazon founder and CEO claims the Saudi Arabian crown prince was behind the 2018 breach. Amazon founder, president and CEO, Jeff Bezos has accused Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman of a 2018 smartphone hack. Bezos said he was the victim of hacking that year and pointed the finger directly at the crown prince. According to Bezos, he received a WhatsApp message which was apparently sent from the crown prince’s personal account. He stated that after that, his account was hacked. The message was encrypted and was from…

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Online AI tool could help identify illegal opioid sales, wildlife trafficking and counterfeits

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Artificial intelligence-based tools could help to catch a range of criminals and crimes on the internet. New types of online AI tool could help make a substantial difference in spotting serious and dangerous crimes occurring on the internet. Many of these crimes contribute to millions of deaths around the year every year. A new form of online AI tool has the potential to help law enforcement personnel to spot illegal opioid sellers online. Equally, it could help to identify and locate counterfeits and even wildlife traffickers. As a result, the…

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