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Google was fined a whopping $5 billion by EU regulators for being in violation of antitrust laws in the EU. This was for forcing Android users to have Chrome and its search app on Android. Google wanted to start charging manufacturers a fee for the Play Store and other apps whilst offering options to include Chrome and their Google search app in the package for free. more

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TomTom is selling its telematics division to automotive giant Bridgestone Europe for €910 million ($1,033 billion). TomTom was founded in 1991, and is best known for GPS-powered navigation services like satellite navigation units for cars, as well as being one of the major global online mapping platforms, alongside Google Maps, Here Technologies and OpenStreetMap. Hailing from the Netherlands, TomTom offers some other services too, such as telematics, which helps businesses to manage their fleets. Telematics is also important for gaining knowledge about driver behaviour and knowing where each vehicle in a fleet is located in real-time. more

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People are integrating Alexa more and more into their daily lives. With Echo devices and enabled Alexa Skills, they turn lights on and off in their homes, check videos at Echo Show to see who is at the door, play music and manage complex weekly to-do lists. You can even set up custom skills for (older) family members to store favourite recipes. So when will we get Alexa into the office? Right now. Introducing Alexa For Business. more

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Google debuted a new product that was a complete surprise at its big hardware event today: a camera called Clips. It isn’t however, your average camera - it is essentially for passive use, as a way to help capture those moments you normally miss with a dedicated camera or smartphone. more


Ring, who make one of the original connected video doorbells, have launched a comprehensive home security system called Protect. Retailing for $199, Protect includes a base station, keypad (for arming and disarming), a contact sensor for a window or door, a passive infrared sensor for detecting motion and a Z-Wave extender for adding range to smart home devices that use the standard. more

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As Apple unveils the new iPhone X, many are asking if Face ID is a viable form of security. Will police be able to simply point the phone at your face to unlock it? Could my face leak or be stolen? Will Face ID have a racial bias problem? Will Apple use Face ID for other purposes? These are just some of the many questions being raised. more