Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Technology

5 Things You Will Only Find In Volkswagen Cars

In the automotive market, Volkswagen Cars have a good reputation and many people prefer to buy cars of this brand. This is a car manufacturing company from Germany and many car lovers find pleasure to drive Volkswagen Cars. The cutting-edge technology and durability of these cars make them popular all over the world.

Uber launches new audio recording option for rides, drivers

SAN FRANCISCO: Ride-hailing major Uber has introduced a new in-app safety feature that will allow drivers as well as riders to record audio during trips.

WhatsApp enables disappearing messages by default for new chats

NEW DELHI: WhatsApp on Monday announced that its users will now have the option to turn on disappearing messages by default for all new chats.

Epic Games' 'Flipped' goes live with new features

NEW DELHI: Epic Games has announced that its 'Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1: Flipped' is now live with new weapons, locations, characters and more.

WhatsApp incubator to help 10 firms build health solutions in India

NEW DELHI: Meta-owned WhatsApp on Monday announced an incubator programme in India that will select 10 organisations and help them build digital solutions to tackle critical health issues.

YouTube dislike counts unofficially returns: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: Video-streaming platform YouTube's dislike count has reportedly returned through a new open-source extension called "Return YouTube Dislike".

Spotify removes content of some comedians over royalty dispute

SAN FRANCISCO:Due to royalties dispute, music streaming giant Spotify has removed the content of some of the popular comedians, including Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, John Mulaney and Jim Gaffigan, media reports say.

Extremists exploit new Twitter's private media policy

Zoom likely to pay $25 to users as part of class-action settlement

SAN FRANCISCO:Video conferencing platform Zoom has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit over alleged privacy and security issues, media reports say.

New CEO Parag Agrawal begins restructuring Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO: New Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has begun restructuring the company and two senior executives have already stepped down as part of the reorganisation plan.

FB Messenger to test built-in bill splitting feature

SAN FRANCISCO: Meta-owned Facebook said it will start testing the Split Payments feature, a free and fast way to share the cost of bills and expenses in Facebook Messenger in the US.

New update lets Pokemon Go runs much smoother on iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO: Pokemon Go has come up with a new update -- 1.191.0 -- that lets iOS users run the game at higher frame rates.

Stable MIUI 13 ready to launch alongside the Xiaomi 12: Report

BEIJING:Xiaomi is reportedly planning to announce its next major version of user interface (UI) 'MIUI 13' alongside the Xiaomi 12 smartphone soon.

Meta expands 'Facebook Protect' security programme to India

NEW DELHI: Meta has announced that it is expanding 'Facebook Protect', its security programme for people that are more likely to be targeted by malicious hackers, to more countries including India --covering human rights defenders, journalists and government officials.

Google Pixel Watch may arrive next year

SAN FRANCISCO: US-based tech giant Google is reportedly working on its own in-house smartwatch that's set to launch in 2022According to a new report from Insider, the Pixel watch code-named Rohan is in the works.. Renders show the Pixel watch as having a round face with no bezel, as well as a heart rate monitor and step counting.

Twitter removes 3.465 state-linked info ops, Twitterati bemoans bigger 'losses'

NEW YORK: Ask a Twitter jock and youll hear metrics like "engagement" and "quality". Dig deeper and it comes down to the crude number of follows. "Oh, she has just xyz follows (and they are bots), I have a thousand more" might be the predictable metric.

Now connect with people on LinkedIn in Hindi

NEW DELHI:Professional networking platform LinkedIn on Thursday unveiled a user interface in Hindi, with the goal to support 600 million Hindi language speakers globally.

FB, Insta purge about 22 mn content pieces in India in Oct

NEW DELHI: Meta, the newly-formed parent company of Facebook and its family of apps, on Wednesday said that it has removed more than 21.8 million pieces of content in October on Facebook and Instagram in India, as it faces intense scrutiny over user data privacy.

WhatsApp says banned over 2 mn accounts in India in Oct

NEW DELHI: WhatsApp on Wednesday said that it banned over two million accounts in India in October in compliance with the new IT Rules 2021.The Meta-owned platform also WhatsApp also received 500 grievance reports in the same month, and took action on only 18 of those.

Apple working on new wireless charging tech: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is reportedly working on a charger that can power multiple devices, an iPhone, AirPods, and Watch simultaneously.

Android Auto receives dual-SIM support: Report

SAN DRANCISCO: The search giant Google has started rolling out a new update for the Android Auto app that finally brings dual SIM support.

As IIT, central school boy Parag Agrawal breaks into born-in-India US CEOs XI, a listing of alma maters

NEW YORK:Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has named IIT Mumbai, central school alumnus, Parag Agrawal, as his successor. IANS refreshes a list of prominent CEOs of US Inc. and the schools in India (and the US) that shaped their lives.

Jack Dorsey quits as Twitter CEO, announces IIT man Parag Agarwal as successor

NEW YORK: Jack Dorsey, the maverick behind making Twitter the world's go-to social platform to rant, laud, troll or play simple catch up, is moving on.

Social media will be forced to disclose users behind trolls in Australia

SYDNEY:Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is all set to introduce a new anti-troll Bill that would force online social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to reveal the identities of anonymous users, in an effort to crack down on online trolling.

IISF 2021 to celebrate creativity, science, tech, innovation

NEW DELHI: Stating that science blended with creative innovation brings "ease of living" for common man, Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Sunday said that it is not only a subject of research, but has assumed the dimensions of festivity in India.

Google to allow alternative payment system from next month in S. Korea

SEOUL:Google has announced that it will provide an alternative payment system at its app store in South Korea from next month in an apparent move to follow the country's new law that bans app market operators from forcing the use of their own payment systems.

Spotify now ending support 'Car View' mode

SAN FRANCISCO:Swedish music streaming platform Spotify said that it is 'retiring' Car View, which was introduced at the beginning of 2019, without an immediate replacement.

Italy's competition watchdog fines Apple, Google over $11 mn each

LONDON: The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has fined tech giants Apple and Google around $11.3 million each over violations of the Consumer Code - one for lack of information and another for aggressive practices regarding the acquisition and use of consumer data for commercial purposes.

Snapchat, Tiktok may up depression in adults

NEW YORK: Using social media platforms including Snapchat, Facebook or TikTok is likely to be associated with a greater likelihood of a subsequent increase in depressive symptoms, finds a new study.

Apple's AR headset to come with 'Mac-level' power: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is working on the most advanced chips for its unannounced AR/VR headset and now a new report has claimed that the headset will have two processors, one with the same level of computing power as M1 along with a lower-end chip to handle input from different sensors.

What is Data Analysis?

It wouldn't be false to say that data drives the world. We live in an era where data lets us make critical decisions, avoid dangers, foresee the future, and whatnot.

Apple's Shazam to recognise even more songs than before

SAN FRANCISCO: Shazam, the music recognition platform acquired by Apple for reportedly $400 million in 2018, has been updated to version 15.0, with the app now able to spend more time listening to songs that are tough to recognise.

PUBG Mobile surpasses $7bn in lifetime revenue globally

NEW DELHI:PUBG Mobile from Tencent has surpassed $7 billion in 'worldwide lifetime player spending' across Apple App Store and Google Play Store, following a record Q3 growth.

India's first virtual science lab for children launched

NEW DELHI: India's first virtual science lab for children -- under the 'CSIR Jigyasa' programme -- that will connect students with scientists across the country was launched on Monday.

WhatsApp launches new tool to make custom stickers

NEW DELHI: Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has introduced a new tool for web and desktop users to make their own custom stickers.

Apple Watch Series 8 may retain old rounded design

SAN FRANCISCO: Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is reportdly recycling the old design for the Watch Series 8, with the only change involving the speaker grille.

WhatsApp working on message reaction notifications for Android users

SAN FRANCISCO: Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has released the 2.21.24.8 update for its Android users on the beta channel, which reveals the company is working on message reaction notifications for its Android app.

Microsoft, AWS prepare for new Pentagon $10 bn Cloud contract

WASHINGTON: After witnessing a bitter war over the $10 billion JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) Cloud computing contract, the Pentagon has announced a new cloud initiative that replaces the ill-fated JEDI contract.

Amazon partners govt entities to empower Indian women entrepreneurs

BENGALURU: E-commerce giant Amazon India on Friday announced collaboration with four government entities as part of its programme Amazon Saheli to accelerate the growth of women entrepreneurs across the country.

Apple releases new update to fix Watch Series 7 charging issue

SAN FRANCISCO:Tech giant Apple has released watchOS 8.1.1, a minor update that addresses an issue that occurred when charging the Apple Watch Series 7.

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