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Voice command creeps into the home with a bin that always listens – 25.04.18

Voice command creeps into the home with a bin that always listens

  California-based Simplehuman has a new product that works with voice. Its newest sensor can with voice control will open its lid with a simple voice command.

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* This is a functional use of voice command capabilities to make rubbish bins more sanitary, and is indicative of how this technology is being further integrated into the home.*

 

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Instagram users can upload multiple photos, videos to their Stories 

Instagram has announced a couple of updates to Stories on Android, including the ability to upload multiple photos and videos all at once. Previously, if you wanted to post several photos or videos to your Instagram story, you would have to go through the process for every individual piece of media.

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*This is just one of a series of recent additions to Stories and follows on from the introduction of popular features such as portrait mode and embedded Snapcodes. *

  

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Facebook says it has removed more Isis content by actively looking for it 

Facebook has said it was able to remove a larger amount of content from the Islamic State and al-Qaeda in the first quarter of 2018 by actively looking for it.

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* Facebook, like Twitter and YouTube, has historically put the onus on its users to flag content that its moderators need to look at. After pressure from governments to recognise its immense power over the spread of terrorist propaganda, it seems like Facebook is beginning to accept direct responsibility. *

 

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