Huawei Mate 30 phones launch without Google apps

Huawei has launched its latest smartphones without many of the apps typically pre-installed on Android handsets. The Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro both lack YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail among other software. They also do not feature Google’s Play Store, which is the normal way users outside China install third-party software on to Android Continue Reading

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YouTube stars rattled by verification changes

Changes to the way YouTube “verifies” channels by celebrities and brands have upset some of the platform’s stars. YouTube said it wanted to “reduce confusion” as viewers “often associated the checkmark with an endorsement of content, not identity”. Some video-makers who currently have a “verified badge” on their channel will lose the icon as part Continue Reading

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Tech Tent: Can AI revolutionise health?

If there’s one area where there’s real excitement about the improvements in our lives which advances in artificial intelligence could bring, it is healthcare. On Tech Tent this week we ask whether, amidst all the hope and hype, real innovations are beginning to transform the way patients are treated. At Oxford University’s Said Business School, Continue Reading

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Brazil dam disaster firms to face criminal charges

Brazilian federal police have proposed criminal charges against mining giant Vale and German safety firm Tüv Süd and 13 of their employees over January’s deadly dam collapse, reports say. Police reportedly say both firms used falsified documents that said the Feijão dam was stable. At least 248 people were killed as a sea of mud Continue Reading

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