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Commentary: Delay on Huawei ban doesn’t mean much, won’t last long

 

Less than 24 hours after Google said it would cut off the Chinese smartphone maker from Android, the US granted a three-month reprieve on a ban that has also stopped other US software companies and chipmakers from selling to Huawei.

 

The so-called temporary general licence “grants operators time to make other arrangements and the [commerce] department space to determine the appropriate long-term measures for Americans and foreign telecommunications providers that currently rely on Huawei equipment for critical services,” said US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross.


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DJI’s Osmo Action is cheaper than the GoPro Hero7 Black and has two screens

 

As expected, DJI just unveiled its first action camera, the Osmo Action. 

 

The Osmo Action comes with a 1/2.3-inch 12MP f/2.8 sensor with a field of view of 145°, 4K video recording up to 60fps, 4K HDR video and electronic image stabilisation (EIS). 

 

The key feature of the Osmo Action is the two displays: a 1.4-inch display on the front and a 2.25-inch (640 x 360 pixels) display on the back. The front display will come in handy for selfie shots. 

 

There is also a Quick Switch physical button to toggle between different modes such as photo, video, time-lapse and slow-motion. You can use the button to select which of the two screens to view. 

 

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Your most sensitive data is likely exposed online. These people try to find it

 

Justin Paine sits in a pub in Oakland, California, searching the internet for your most sensitive data. It doesn't take him long to find a promising lead.

 

On his laptop, he opens Shodan, a searchable index of cloud servers and other internet-connected devices. Then he types the keyword "Kibana," which reveals more than 15,000 databases stored online. Paine starts digging through the results, a plate of chicken tenders and fries growing cold next to him.

 

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Amazon Alexa transcripts live on, even after you delete voice records

 

Amazon doesn't need to hear your voice recordings to know what you've said. It can read them.

 

After Alexa hears its wake word -- which can vary from "Echo" to "Alexa" to "computer" -- the smart assistant starts listening and transcribes everything it hears. That's why when you check your Alexa dialogue history, you can see text next to the recordings like "How's the Weather" and "Set an Alarm."

 

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TecHour: How the Angel or Seed Investor Value your Startup?

Click here to watch the recorded event.

 

Have you wonder how the angel or seed investor value your startup? Should you consider a high valuation for your startup and hope for the best?

 

At our 8th May 2019 TecHour session, we had investors and entrepreneurs that may shed some light on this topic.

 

At this month's TecHour, we had Chak Kong Soon who is a Managing Partner of Stream Global Pte Ltd and was the President of the Singapore Computer Society, a professional body with 32,000-strong membership. Chak, as he is known, has been in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry for more than 30 years. His passion in building and nurturing organisations led him to collaborate with several prominent individuals to start Stream Global Pte. Ltd. Stream Global is a local "Venture Catalyst" who's main objective is to invest in and partner with entrepreneurs and assist them in realising their potential.

 

We also had Lim Kien Leong, the Co-founder and Chief Legal Officer at TranSwap Private Limited, a Cross-Border International FX Payments Platform. Kien Leong shared with us his experiences in raising fund for his startup. At TranSwap, he is responsible for all legal and regulatory issues to ensure that TranSwap is in compliance with all regulatory requirements by the relevant authorities.

 

To view the past events, click here.