Daily News – 16th of May 2019
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Google unveiled ‘Translatotron’ a speech-to-speech translation system that mimics human voices

Translatotron uses AI to directly convert speech from one language into another while retaining the voice of the original speaker, Google says. The release of Translatotron emerges a month after Google introduced SpecAugment, an AI model that uses computer vision and a variety of techniques to understand words from spectogram imagery.
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Trump bans use of foreign telecom technology that poses security risk

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring a national emergency, barring the use of telecommunications equipment made by companies that are deemed a threat to national security. The Executive Order did not name China or Chinese companies specifically. However, separately, and soon after the order was signed, the US Commerce Department added Huawei and 70 affiliates to its “Entity List”.
More info are available here. 

New products

Oppo K3

The phone will have a 6.5-inch display, Snapdragon 710 processor, 6GB/ 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It will have a dual main camera with 16MP and 2MP sensors.
More info here.

Redmi K20

Redmi K20 will have an AMOLED display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It will come with a 48MP rear camera and in-display fingerprint scanner.
More info here.

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China blocked Wikipedia in all languages

China had previously banned the Chinese language version of the site, but the block has now been expanded to include all languages. The Wikimedia foundation said in a statement that it did not receive any notice of the censorship.
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Google disclosed a security bug in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys

Google announced that it will replace Titan security keys due to a vulnerability the company discovered in the keys’ Bluetooth pairing process. The company said the security flaw allows attackers to take over users’ devices and/or log into users’ accounts.
More info can be found here. 

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