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Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica UK:
Google open-sources new JPEG encoder that reduces file sizes by around 35%, and is compatible with existing browsers, photo editing apps, and the JPEG standard   —  New algorithm is based on human psychovisual system.  Images look better, too.  —  Google has developed and open-sourced …
Mar 17, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
Facebook says moderation “was not working” in response to BBC probe of sexualized photos of children on FB, where 82 of 100 reported posts were not removed   —  Twitter, Google, and Facebook scolded over lax response to online abuse.  —  Facebook has claimed that it tweaked …
Mar 14, 2017, 5:15 PMIn context
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica UK:
International Telecommunication Union announces 5G specs: 20Gbps download, 1ms latency, support for up to 1M devices per square kilometer   —  The total download capacity for a single 5G cell must be at least 20Gbps, the International Telcommunication Union (ITU) has decided.
Feb 25, 2017, 7:05 AMIn context
Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
Google and Microsoft's Bing agree to demote piracy search results in the UK by June 1, 2017, as part of a deal with the entertainment industry   —  Google and Microsoft's Bing have agreed to crack down on piracy sites in the UK after years of wrangling with film and music rights holders.
Feb 20, 2017, 7:30 AMIn context
Mark Walton / Ars Technica UK:
Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake review: minimal improvements mean high-end desktop CPU performance remains at a standstill   —  With identical performance to Skylake, Intel brings desktop performance to a standstill.  —  The Intel Core i7-7700K is what happens when a chip company stops trying.
Jan 3, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica UK:
Hacking group Shadow Brokers share what they allege to be hundreds of orgs hacked by NSA with IP addresses of the compromised devices in a post on Medium   —  Shadow Brokers—the name used by a person or group that created seismic waves in August when it published some of the National Security Agency's …
Oct 31, 2016, 4:30 PMIn context
Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
UK targets internet trolls with new legal guidelines; those engaging in doxxing, baiting, derogatory hashtags, and virtual mobbing could face jail   —  Trolls who hurl abuse at others online using techniques such as doxxing, baiting, and virtual mobbing could face jail, the UK's top prosecutor has warned.
Oct 10, 2016, 8:30 AMIn context
Jennifer Baker / Ars Technica UK:
European Commission proposes €120M grant to give every town in the EU free public Wi-Fi by 2020, envisions fully deploying 5G across the EU by 2025   —  100Mbps broadband, fully deployed 5G, no more bottlenecks—Juncker hits the sweet notes.  —  BRUSSELS—The European Commission …
Sep 15, 2016, 11:55 AMIn context
Adam Banks / Ars Technica UK:
Apple's Swift Playgrounds for iPad is designed for kids but still requires coding, doesn't generate standalone apps   —  For all Apple's obsessive secrecy, even its senior managers acknowledge with an on-stage wink that much of what they announce these days has already been predicted.
Jul 15, 2016, 10:00 AMIn context
Tom Mendelsohn / Ars Technica UK:
HP Inc. follows Dell in raising UK prices by 10% after Brexit weakens the pound; Lenovo and Cisco are reportedly still considering a price hike   —  HP plans to bump up its UK prices up by 10 percent across the board due to the pound's volatility against the dollar in the weeks following …
Jul 13, 2016, 4:40 PMIn context

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