While on a tour to woo UK lawmakers ahead of the adoption of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill, Daniel Ek has taken a swing at big tech’s dominance. The Spotify CEO urged the UK to “show leadership” as it prepared to regulate big tech according to its own agenda outside of the EU. However, it is unclear just exactly how much further he expects it to go compared to the bloc’s Digital Markets…"Spotify ‘unfairly held back’ by Google and Apple, CEO says"
HIGHLIGHTS The Surface Laptop Go 3 will pack the 12th-Gen Alder Lake mobile architecture. The Surface Go 4 features a 10.5-inch touchscreen, with a resolution of 1920 x 1280. The Surface Laptop Go 3 starts at $799 in the US, while the price of the Surface Go 4 is still not announced. At the Surface event held recently, Microsoft announced two new laptops, the Surface Laptop Go 3 and Surface Go…"Find out all here Digit.in"
After nine years of occasionally chasing the retro-camera-with-modern-features unicorn, Nikon may have finally gotten the formula right. The Japanese camera maker is announcing the Nikon ZF, a modern mirrorless camera packed with fairly high specs — like a 24.5-megapixel full-frame sensor, 299-point tracking autofocus with subject detection, in-body image stabilization, and dual card slots (of a sort) — in a body that looks just like one of the camera’s analog forebears. Nikon may have done…"Nikon’s new ZF is a retro-styled full-frame camera aimed right at our nostalgic hearts"
Mecho Autotech, a startup offering automotive spare parts, vehicle repairs and maintenance services, has raised a $2.4 million pre-Series A round. The firm targets the Nigerian market, where 90% of the country’s more than 12 million registered cars (mainly used) require regular maintenance to avoid recurring breakdowns. Its primary business connects vehicle owners (individuals and fleet owners) with workshops that handle vehicle repairs and maintenance. Retail consumers in Nigeria often have three alternatives for performing…"Mecho Autotech raises $2.4M, ventures into wholesale spare parts distribution"
Following Huawei’s surprise launch of the seemingly 5G-capable Mate 60 and Mate 60 Pro smartphones last week, the Chinese firm has today unveiled two more devices: the Mate 60 Pro+ and the Mate X5 foldable. Huawei was largely limited to 4G connectivity on its handsets since the US sanctions, but with this latest wave of smartphone launches, the company has been intentionally secretive about its choice of radio. Sources told Engadget that these are indeed…"Huawei’s new foldable provokes scrutiny over Chinese-made chips"
In December, Apple said that it was killing an effort to design a privacy-preserving iCloud photo scanning tool for detecting child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on the platform. Originally announced in August 2021, the project had been controversial since its inception. Apple first paused it that September in response to concerns from digital rights groups and researchers that such a tool would inevitably be abused and exploited to compromise the privacy and security of all…"Apple details reasons to abandon CSAM-scanning tool, more controversy ensues"
If you have an 8- or 10-year-old mattress on your hands, it might be time to say goodbye. But knowing how to properly dispose of it may be difficult. Though most of us would rather not add to the nearly 50,000 mattresses that pile up in landfills every day, the alternatives may be trickier than they appear. Recycling or donating mattresses seems like a simple enough endeavor, but the task can actually be quite challenging.…"Here’s How to Dispose of Your Old Mattress"
As you’re packing for your upcoming trip and quadruple-checking your luggage, it’s a good idea to prepare your home for your absence. From throwing away soon-to-expire food to making sure everything is safe and secure, doing some simple chores ahead of time can make a world of difference when you come back from vacation. Here are nine things you should do around the house before you leave on your next vacation. For more travel tips,…"Prepare Your Home for Vacation: 9 Things You Need to Do Before You Leave"
See at ITVX ITV Carries Women’s World Cup 2023 games in the UK See at Peacock Peacock Premium: $6 Carries every World Cup game live (Spanish only) See at Fubo FuboTV: $75 Includes Fox, FS1 and Telemundo Show more (7 items) Only four teams are left in the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The semifinals of the tournament begin Tuesday morning as Spain is set to take on Sweden at 4 a.m. ET (1 a.m. PT)…"2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup: How to Livestream the Semifinals Tomorrow Morning"
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