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Toy firm VTech fined $650,000 over data breach

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pictures taken with VTech toys were hackable by attackers, security researchers found Electronic toymaker VTech will pay $650,000 (£480,000) to settle charges that it failed to protect the privacy of children using its gadgets. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) levelled the charges at ...

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France probes Apple over iPhone planned obsolescence complaint

French authorities are investigating whether Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones in order to increase sales, AFP reports. The move follows a complaint by a French consumer group, HOP, that campaigns against planned obsolescence and which filed a complaint against Apple in December. Programmed obsolescence is illegal in France under ...

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GoPro considers sale as revenues plunge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption GoPro chief Nick Woodman when the firm listed in 2014 Camera-maker GoPro is reported to be considering a sale after suffering a steep decline in holiday sales. “If there are opportunities for us to unite with a bigger parent company to scale GoPro even ...

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Kohler wants to make your bathroom smarter with Konnect

Kohler, a name you may recognize from the faucet, or commercials about a faucet, is delivering a new line of smart bathroom and kitchen appliances called Kohler Konnect. Because why not? With the help of Alexa, these appliances can be given various voice commands to perform specific tasks. The line ...

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CES 2018: Headphones made from recycled firearms

Image caption Yevo chief executive Andreas Vural Sweden’s Yevo Labs has unveiled a set of wireless headphones that incorporate metal made from seized illegal guns. The charging case and a band on the headphones themselves are made of a material branded Humanium. It is created by the Humanium Metal Initiative, ...

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