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Tech became ‘darker and more muddy’ in 2018

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Margrethe Vestager ordered Google to pay a record-sized fine this year Data abuse has “darkened” technology’s potential, the EU’s Competition Commissioner has warned. In an interview for the BBC’s Today programme, Margrethe Vestager criticised the tech giants for misusing data and failing to respect …

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Outcry as Instagram tries horizontal scrolling

Image caption Instagram regulars did not react positively to the horizontal scrolling test Instagram has apologised after a test feature was accidentally rolled out to millions of people using its app. The change meant moving through a feed had to be done by swiping horizontally rather than vertically. Almost as …

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Top news of 2018: Q3

With the FIFA World Cup raising competitive spirits, we decided to run our own championship – the Smartphone World Cup. The final pit the Galaxy S9+ versus the OnePlus 6 and it became our most-read news article for Q3 (and here’s the result of the match). The launch of the …

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