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Researchers track fishing fleets by putting radar sensors on birds
Wildlife management has been revolutionized by the ability to track species in their natural habitats—to figure out what areas they actually occupy, where they feed, and so on. For years, that ability was limited to large mammals, which could easily handle the bulky batteries and electronics required to frequently broadcast location information.

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Apple reports a blowout Q1 2020, but names coronavirus as a worry for the next quarter
Based on the latest Apple quarterly earnings report, it seems that Apple's newer iPhone models have been a hit, along with the fast-selling Apple Watch and AirPods Pro (pictured above) devices. Critically, the quarter included holiday sales of of the new iPhones introduced in 2019 (iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max).

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London to deploy live facial recognition to find wanted faces in a crowd
Officials at the Metropolitan Police Service of London announced last Friday that the organization will soon begin to use "Live Facial Recognition" (LFR) technology deployed around London to identify people of interest as they appear in surveillance video and alert officers to their location. The system, based on NEC's NeoFace Watch system, will be used to check live footage for…

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London to deploy live facial recognition to find wanted faces in crowd
Officials at the Metropolitan Police Service of London announced last Friday that the organization will soon begin to use "Live Facial Recognition" (LFR) technology deployed around London to identify people of interest as they appear in surveillance video and alert officers to their location. The system, based on NEC's NeoFace Watch system, will be used to check live footage for…

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Apple releases iOS 13.3.1 and macOS Catalina 10.15.3
Today, Apple released updates for its operating systems for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Mac, HomePod, and Apple TV devices. iOS 13.3.1 is the most substantial of the updates, but they are all incremental updates that fix bugs or address user complaints or privacy concerns.

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Amazon’s Ring app shares loads of your personal info, report finds
Amazon's Ring line of home surveillance products has come under intense scrutiny in recent months following a seemingly endless litany of worrying revelations about Ring's police partnerships, account security, vulnerabilities, employee snooping, and sharing of extremely detailed location data. Now, we have a new report to add to the pile: it seems the app users use to manage and control…

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Here’s the latest on the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan
An outbreak of a never-before-seen coronavirus that causes viral pneumonia has continued to surge in China, with over 4,500 confirmed cases and over 100 deaths. Nearly all of the cases and all of the deaths are reported from China. But there have been small numbers of cases in travelers to other countries, including: Australia, Cambodia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia,…

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Amazon faces employee revolt over slow climate action
Hundreds of Amazon employees on Monday issued statements blasting their own employer and calling for the company to do more to fight climate change. Some employees also praised Amazon's decision last September to order 100,000 electric vans—part of the company's climate change initiative. But others argued that Amazon's policies so far are inadequate given the scale of the climate change…

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Samsung Galaxy Z flip gets official renders, full spec sheet
Samsung's next foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip, is expected to be shown off in full at the February 11 "Galaxy Unpacked" event. But to tide you over until then, a set of official renders and a full spec sheet have been posted by the German site WinFuture. The pictures show a phone that shares a lot of DNA with…