Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Facebook on Wednesday announced that it will not allow any ads on its service that seek to
Month: September 2020
Chromecast with Google TV has been launched and brings a bunch of changes and improvements – including a remote – over the previous generation Chromecast. The new Chromecast is more akin to Amazon Fire TV or Roku as it brings an Android TV interface and not just the ability to cast media on your TV.
Epic Games on Monday failed to convince a US judge to make Apple put its hit title Fortnite back in the tech giant’s App Store, while their legal battle heads for a possible trial next year. The two firms are fighting over whether Apple’s tight control of the App Store, and its 30 percent cut
Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now China is preparing to launch an antitrust probe into Alphabet’s Google, looking into allegations it has leveraged the dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, two people familiar with the matter said. The case was proposed by telecommunications equipment giant Huawei last
Twitter defended letting the service, Dataminr, tap into the flow of public tweets to send alerts to police or other government agencies about plans for protests or civil disobedience, such as those involved in the Black Lives Matter movement. “Twitter prohibits the use of our developer services for surveillance purposes. Period,” a spokesman for the San
A team of US astrophysicists has produced one of the most precise measurements ever made of the total amount of matter in the Universe, a longtime mystery of the cosmos. The answer, published in The Astrophysical Journal on Monday, is that matter accounts for 31.5 percent, give or take 1.3 percent, of the total amount of
Honor Watch GS Pro will launch in India on October 8. Honor announced on Twitter that the smartwatch will make its way to the country via Flipkart. Honor Watch GS Pro was unveiled earlier this month and has been designed as a rugged offering with MIL-STD 810G-rated build that is thermal, shock, and water resistant.
Twitter is expanding its voice tweets feature to more users on iOS. Introduced in June, this feature allows users to tweet using their voice through a new ‘wavelength’ icon. Twitter is also planning on adding transcriptions for audio and video to make them more accessible. The micro-blogging platform had received criticism for not factoring accessibility
Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now In June, Google unveiled Smart Cleanup, a Google Sheets feature that taps AI to learn patterns and autocomplete data while surfacing formatting suggestions. Now, following a months-long beta, Smart Cleanup is today launching into general availability for all G Suite users. Smart Cleanup comes as
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, in Sun Valley, Idaho, United States, on July 12, 2019. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook received his largest stock grant since 2011, which will compensate him with large slugs of stock through 2025, according to an SEC filing on Tuesday. Cook
Large televisions are getting much more affordable, and specifications are continuously improving at the same time. You can buy a decent 4K HDR television for less than Rs. 30,000 today, and bumping up your budget to around Rs. 1,00,000 will get you an excellent television with performance that might have cost much more just a
PlayStation 5 games will cost up to Rs. 4,999, going by the PlayStation website. While we have yet to get the PS5 price in India and launch date, PlayStation 5 launch titles are now up for pre-order internationally. And the listings reveal that the most expensive PS5 games — such as Demon’s Souls and Destruction
WhatsApp has released a new beta version for Android devices that brings a redesigned Storage Usage section for testing purposes. Some screenshots showing the update emerged on the Web last month. WhatsApp 22.214.171.124 beta for Android is the first release that offers a glimpse into the redesigned Storage Usage section that makes it easier for
Amazfit Neo has launched in India as the latest smartwatch offering by Huami. The retro-style Amazfit Neo offers 28 days of battery life and comes with a monochrome always-on display. Highlighting its retro design, the smartwatch features four physical buttons for navigation. It comes with 5ATM water resistance, sleep quality monitoring, and 24×7 heart rate
Google Messages may soon categorise your SMS messages into various categories. According to various screenshots shared on Twitter, the Google Messages app may soon get categories like Personal, Transactional, OTP (one-time password), among others to segregate the types of texts that a user receives. The sorting of messages on the basis of content is probably
Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Baidu today announced that it will seek to raise financing for its Smart Living Business (SLG), the internal group that develops Baidu’s DuerOS voice platform and DuerOS-powered smart devices. Baidu expects a series A funding round valuing SLG at approximately RMB 20 billion ($2.9 billion)
Twitter appointed Rinki Sethi, a former information security executive at IBM, as its chief information security officer, the social media company said in a tweet on Monday. Today, I’m thrilled to welcome @rinkisethi as the new CISO of @twitter. An inspiring and experienced leader, Rinki comes to us via Rubrik, IBM, and Palo Alto Networks.
Mi Watch Revolve has been launched in India. Xiaomi had launched the Mi Watch Color in China in December last year, and now the company has brought it to the Indian market as the Mi Watch Revolve. It comes with a circular dial with a host of features such as heart rate variability tracking, sleep
Google is rolling out its noise cancellation feature for Google Meet for Android and iOS. The feature automatically filters out background noise from your device’s audio input, while still letting your voice through. Google’s video conferencing service had introduced noise cancellation for desktop in June, and is now expanding it. However, it will only be
Palantir Technologies CEO Alex Karp arrives at the “Tech for Good” Summit in Paris, France May 15, 2019. Charles Platiau | Reuters The New York Stock Exchange said on Tuesday that the reference price for Palantir’s direct listing is $7.25 a share. Based on a fully-diluted share count of 2.17 billion shares outstanding, which includes
Xiaomi Mi TV Lux 82-inch and Mi TV Lux 8K 82-inch Pro models have been introduced in China. The two new TV models offer MEMC motion compensation technology and Dolby Vision support. Both the TV sets have an OLED display panel but support 4K and 8K resolutions, respectively. Mi TV Lux 82-inch Pro model offers
Spoilers ahead for Mafia: Definitive Edition At the very end of Mafia: Definitive Edition — 2K-owned developer Hangar 13’s remake of the 2002 critically-acclaimed original — the cabbie-turned-mobster protagonist Thomas “Tommy” Angelo (Andrew Bongiorno) notes that family is everything. On his deathbed, Tommy is at peace, for his family’s safety and financial future are secure,
Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Sometimes the light Kiana Caton is forced to use gives her a headache. On top of common concerns that come with taking a state bar exam — like whether you pass the test — Caton has to deal with challenges presented by facial recognition technology.
The US judge who stopped a ban on TikTok downloads from kicking in on Monday said that President Donald Trump likely overstepped the law with the attempted move. TikTok had showed that the actions against it “likely exceed the lawful bounds” of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) that was cited to support the
Alphabet’s Google is set to win EU antitrust approval for its $2.1 billion (roughly Rs. 15,489 crores) acquisition of fitness tracker maker Fitbit with its latest concessions to address EU antitrust concerns, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Google has offered to restrict the use of Fitbit data, reinforcing an earlier offer to
The Xbox Series X and Series S might look like the future of Xbox, but Microsoft isn’t playing just one game anymore with the next generation of, well, gaming. Yes, it has two boxy machines that are launching on November 10 worldwide, including India. But Microsoft has an eye on other avenues too. After all,
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images) Google said on Monday that it will enforce rules that require app developers distributing Android software on the Google Play
Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Amazon is rolling out a new contactless technology that enables consumers to pay and carry out other in-store transactions using the palm of their hands. However, the internet giant has grander plans for the technology, with plans to open things to third-parties in the future.
Realme 7i is set to launch in India on October 7, the company revealed through a dedicated page on its website. The Realme phone was initially launched in Indonesia as a tweaked version of the Realme 7. Alongside the Realme 7i, the Chinese company is set to unveil a series of connected devices under its
Android 12 will make it easier to use third-party app stores, Google has announced through a blog post. The new change has come into place alongside a “clarity” being released specifically for Google Play’s payments policy. Google has apparently brought the new developments as a response to its ongoing tussle with game publisher Epic Games
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