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Samsung and O2 have teamed up to build connected 5G ambulances for the NHS. The two companies will begin testing the next-generation ambulances later this month. Eight ambulances from the East of England Ambulance Trust will be equipped with new technologies including support for real-time video and field data collection.
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O2 has joined the rest of the UK's main carriers and launched unlimited data plans of its own. These start from £33 per month on an 18-month SIM-only plan, or can be had for £35 per month on a 12-month SIM plan and with variable pricing alongside select handsets.
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The ICO has urged businesses to “prepare for all scenarios” as it publishes dedicated guidance to help small and medium sized organisations prepare for the possibility that the UK leaves the European Union with no deal.
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In its latest move to support journalism, Google has adjusted its search algorithms to promote original news articles it considers “significant original reporting”.
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Apple today announced three new medical studies, in partnership with leading academic and research institutions, that will reach more participants than has ever been possible.
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Google and Apple's latest operating systems allow you more control over how your location information is shared, giving give users the ability to limit what apps can do with your personal information.
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Microsoft has acquired Movere, an innovative technology provider in the cloud migration space. Movere's tech helps IT admins understand how the business is using data center tools and figure out the best options during the move to the public cloud.
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Apple sent out invitations Thursday for a media event next month where the company is expected to unveil its latest iPhone models. The event is scheduled to take place September 10 and will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California.
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An internal memo to Huawei staff sent by boss Ren Zhengfei warns that the company needs to go into "battle mode" to counter trade barriers put up by the United States. Ren said that although first-half results were healthy, some of this was due to sympathetic early payments by some Chinese firms.
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Microsoft has acquired London-based JClarity in an effort to bolster the performance of Java workloads on Azure. John Montgomery, Microsoft's corporate vice president of programme management for developer tools and services said that the deal would help the company to strengthen its Azure cloud computing platform by enhancing the performance of Java workloads.
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Japanese carrier NTT Docomo are once again to take pre-orders for Huawei devices, after a months long suspension, due to Washington giving the Chinese company a second 90-day reprieve from sanctions.
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Three UK launched its 5G service in London earlier today, promptly causing EE to file a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) claiming that its slogan, "If it's not Three, it's not real 5G", is misleading. EE is seeking a ban on the ads because they clearly imply that alternative networks' 5G are inferior by comparison.
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Xiaomi today announced the Inter-Transfer Alliance group. Joined by Oppo, and Vivo, the three are teaming up on a cross-platform file transfer protocol, similar to Apple’s AirDrop.
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Three UK has launched its 5G service today, available in London as a home broadband service. The company says that its single 5G plan will shake up the broadband market with customers able to cancel their landline and instantly access fibre-like, ultrafast speeds compared to what the average UK customer currently obtains using traditional, fixed broadband services.
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Huawei today received an award from the European Image and Sound Association (EISA), a group comprising 55 of the world’s most respected consumer electronics magazines. HUAWEI’s P30 Pro was named “EISA Best Smartphone 2019-2020” by the Association, the second year in a row Huawei has won this category.
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Google Assistant users will soon be able to assign reminders to their family and friends using the Google Assistant. The new feature will function via the Family Group feature. Once a reminder is set, say by a parent for their children, it will appear on a smartphone or a Google Assistant-powered Smart Display. However, Google says it can work for others, all that is needed is the user to be part of an opt-in group of trusted fellow Assistant users.
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A panel of administrative patent judges (APJs) has instituted two IPR proceedings filed by Facebook and its subsidiaries WhatsApp and Instagram. Both IPRs challenge the same 12 claims of BlackBerry’s U.S. Patent No. 8279173, User Interface for Selecting a Photo Tag.