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Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
UK government announces that porn websites will have to verify UK users are aged 18+ by April 2018; users may be asked to verify with credit card details   —  UK gov't brings in online porn watchdog to police site operators and force compliance.  —  The wobbly, squabbling, minority Tory government …
Jul 17, 2017, 1:22 PMIn context
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica UK:
IBM unveils world's first 5nm chip, claims 40% performance boost at the same power compared to today's 10nm chips   —  IBM, working with Samsung and GlobalFoundries, has unveiled the world's first 5nm silicon chip.  Beyond the usual power, performance, and density improvement from moving …
Jun 5, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
Imagination Technologies starts formal dispute process with Apple, plans to sell core MIPS and Ensigma business units to focus on graphics chip division   —  British chip design firm to sell-off MIPS group to shore up beleaguered business.  —  Imagination Technologies has placed its patents row …
May 4, 2017, 7:50 AMIn context
Mark Walton / Ars Technica UK:
Google announces series of YouTuber-led “Internet Citizens” workshops in the UK designed to tackle the spread of online hate speech and fake news   —  Google has announced a series of workshops designed to apparently tackle the spread of online hate speech and fake news.
Apr 25, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context
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

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