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Sources: UK plans Ofcom-like regulator with powers to enforce new regulations on legal content and behaviour online, fines for non-removal of illegal…

Alex Wickham / BuzzFeed : Sources: UK plans Ofcom-like regulator with powers to enforce new regulations on legal content and behaviour online, fines for non-removal of illegal content   —  Exclusive: BuzzFeed News has obtained details of plans being drawn up by ministers that also include a compulsory code of conduct …

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Spotify says it will now allow indie artists to directly upload their music to the service; the upload feature is debuting in beta on an invite-only…

Dani Deahl / The Verge : Spotify says it will now allow indie artists to directly upload their music to the service; the upload feature is debuting in beta on an invite-only basis in US   —  The beta program is still invite-only  —  Spotify has announced a new beta feature that will allow independent artists to upload …

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GoPro Hero 7 Black review: much improved stabilization, improved UI, and native live streaming make it a winner, though there is no improvement in…

James Trew / Engadget : GoPro Hero 7 Black review: much improved stabilization, improved UI, and native live streaming make it a winner, though there is no improvement in battery life   —  Ever wondered why GoPro's flagship camera is called “the Black” but has always been silver or gray?  Well, with the Hero 7, the company has righted that wrong.

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Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM Mirrorless Lens

The Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens is the compact and lightest in its class, with superb sharpness even at F1.4. It features a compact and lightweight design with a filter diameter of φ67mm and measures just 75.4mm x 92.4mm and weighs a mere 445g The Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM will ship in Europe in October 2018, priced at approximately £1,450, and in the US for $1,400. We've published a full Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM review , a gallery of hands-on photos and some JPEG and Raw sample images taken with a final production version of the Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens.

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GoPro launches Hero 7 Black with live-streaming, super slow motion, smooth stabilization, and 4K video at 60 fps for $399, going on sale September 27…

Sean O'Kane / The Verge : GoPro launches Hero 7 Black with live-streaming, super slow motion, smooth stabilization, and 4K video at 60 fps for $399, going on sale September 27   —  With new cheaper options at $199 and $299  —  Just a few hours after a last-minute leak, GoPro has officially announced the new Hero 7 line of cameras …

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Reporter says Linus Torvalds’ decision to temporarily step away from Linux maintenance came after he was asked a series of questions about his conduct…

Noam Cohen / New Yorker : Reporter says Linus Torvalds' decision to temporarily step away from Linux maintenance came after he was asked a series of questions about his conduct   —  The e-mails of the celebrated programmer Linus Torvalds land like thunderbolts from on high onto public lists, full of invective, insults, and demeaning language.

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Liquid Telecom goes long on Africa’s startups as future clients

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa . More posts by this contributor African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect Harley-Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D center to power EV production Digital infrastructure company  Liquid Telecom  is betting big on African startups  by rolling out multiple sponsorships and free internet across key access points to the continent’s tech entrepreneurs. The  Econet Wireless  subsidiary also is partnering with local and global players like  Afrilabs  and Microsoft­­ to create a cross-border commercial network for the continent’s startup community. “We believe startups will be key employers in Africa’s future economy. They’re also our future customers,” Liquid Telecom’s Head of Innovation Partnerships Oswald Jumira told TechCrunch. With 13 offices on the continent, Liquid Telecom’s core business is building the infrastructure for all things digital in Africa. The company provides voice, high-speed internet, and IP services at the carrier, enterprise, and retail level across Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa.  It operates data centers in Nairobi and Johannesburg with 6,800 square meters of  rack space . Liquid Telecom has built a 50,000 kilometer fiber network, from Cape Town to Nairobi and this year switched on the Cape to Cairo initiative—a land based fiber link from South Africa to Egypt. In 2017, the company generated 39 percent of its $680 million annual revenues on connectivity services to enterprise clients, 32 percent from wholesale data services, and 22 percent on wholesale voice products to mobile carriers.Liquid Telecom clients include MTN, Vodacom, China Mobile, Barclays Bank, and Google. Though startups don’t provide an immediate revenue windfall, the company is betting they will as future enterprise clients.

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Samsung Galaxy A7 Triple Lens Camera Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is Samsung's first smartphone to feature a triple-lens camera. The Galaxy A7’s 8MP 120° Ultra Wide Lens offers the same viewing angle as the human eye. With the 24MP Lens and Depth Lens, the Galaxy A7’s Live Focus feature lets you control the depth of field by allowing you to adjust the bokeh effect to create stunning photos. The Galaxy A7’s 24MP Lens also automatically lets more light in by combining four pixels into one pixel in low light conditions. The Samsung Galaxy A7 will be available in select European and Asian markets from this fall and expand to additional markets in the near future.

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