Looks like Google’s thinking about a folding screen of its own

Looks like Google’s thinking about a folding screen of its own

A recent patent application filed by Google suggests the search giant is experimenting with foldable display technology, similar to the panels seen on the Huawei Mate X and Samsung Galaxy Fold. The filing, spotted by Patently Mobile, describes a method for constructing an OLED panel that can be bent repeatedly and used in a “modern computing device.” What’s interesting here is that Google doesn’t produce any displays of its own, and isn’t the kind of…

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Senate Republicans see the national emergency vote as a one-time break with Trump

Senate Republicans see the national emergency vote as a one-time break with Trump

It’s not a sign of more to come, they say. Twelve Senate Republicans made a stark break from President Donald Trump on Thursday, voting to block his national emergency declaration in an unprecedented rebuke. It was the second time this week that Republican lawmakers went against the president: On Wednesday, seven Republicans voted for a resolution ending US involvement in Saudi Arabia’s conflict in Yemen. Trump is expected to veto both measures. Republicans, including some…

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‘Privacy matters’ in Apple’s latest iPhone ad

‘Privacy matters’ in Apple’s latest iPhone ad

Privacy has always been a big part of Apple’s marketing pitch, and the company is bringing that point home once again in its latest iPhone ad, which boldly declares “Privacy. That’s iPhone,” via MacRumors. “If privacy matters in your life, it should matter to the phone your life is on,” says the commercial, as it flips through a wide range of privacy-related scenarios, including “keep out” signs, people avoiding eavesdroppers at diners, window locks, curtains,…

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New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

A new bill introduced in the Senate today would prohibit commercial companies using facial recognition technology from sharing people’s data without their explicit consent. The bipartisan Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act is sponsored by Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and is the first of its kind when it comes to facial recognition (FR) technologies and the privacy concerns surrounding them. Under the bill, users would need to be notified whenever their FR…

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Olivia Jade, the influencer at the center of the college admissions scandal, explained

Olivia Jade, the influencer at the center of the college admissions scandal, explained

Lori Laughlin’s daughter became famous on Instagram and YouTube, but now fans (and Sephora) are turning on her. Fake water polo players, fake SAT scores, and some very real allegations of bribery: These are only some of the wild stories that have surfaced this week from a massive college admissions fraud case, in which wealthy parents were discovered to have been committing fraud to get their kids into elite universities. The FBI investigation, dubbed “Operation…

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2 rockets from Gaza targeted Tel Aviv. Israel is likely to respond forcefully.

2 rockets from Gaza targeted Tel Aviv. Israel is likely to respond forcefully.

After a failed rocket attack on the major city, conflict between Israel and Gaza could get worse. Tensions between Israel and Gaza — already extremely high — may grow even higher in the coming hours. On Thursday, two long-range rockets fired from Gaza streaked toward Tel Aviv, one of Israel’s largest cities. And although no casualties or property damage have been reported so far, Israel is likely to respond forcefully. Which means an already roiling…

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Turtle Beach is buying PC gaming accessory brand Roccat for $19.2 million

Turtle Beach is buying PC gaming accessory brand Roccat for $19.2 million

Turtle Beach is known for gaming headsets, but it’ll soon be adding an entirely new roster of PC gaming peripherals to its catalog: it’s purchasing Roccat, a fine purveyor of mice, keyboards, mouse pads, and headsets, for $19.2 million in cash, stock, and earn-out payments, according to the press release. These days, Turtle Beach is known more for value rather than quality, so Roccat will probably be a valuable, higher-end brand that the company can…

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After the porn ban, Tumblr users have ditched the platform as promised

After the porn ban, Tumblr users have ditched the platform as promised

Since Tumblr announced its porn ban in December, many users reacted by explaining that they mainly used the site for browsing not-safe-for-work content, and they threatened to leave the platform if the ban were enforced. It now appears that many users have made good on that threat: Tumblr’s traffic has dropped nearly 30 percent since December. Tumblr’s global traffic in December clocked in at 521 million, but it had dropped to 370 million by February,…

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Daniel Hambrick was shot in the back as he ran from Nashville police. Now his family is suing for $30 million.

Daniel Hambrick was shot in the back as he ran from Nashville police. Now his family is suing for $30 million.

Hambrick’s family says poor training and a police culture of “fear, violence, racism, and impunity” played a role in his death. Last July, Daniel Hambrick, a 25-year-old black man, was fatally shot while running from a white Nashville police officer. Now Hambrick’s family has filed a federal lawsuit arguing that local officers are too quick to use lethal force and that the police department encourages a culture of “fear, violence, racism, and impunity.” Filed on…

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