Friday, March 24, 2023


China's smartwatch shipments fell by 9.3% in 2022: Report

NEW DELHI: China's smartwatch shipments fell by 9.3 per cent (year-on-year) in 2022, mainly due to the Covid-zero policy's impact on demand, a new report said on Thursday.

Epic Games launches Unreal Editor for Fortnite, Creator Economy 2.0

NEW DELHI: At the 2023 edition of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in the US, video game developer Epic Games has announced some of its new technological capabilities, including -- Unreal Editor for Fortnite, Creator Economy 2.0, and more.

GitHub launches AI-powered Copilot X, adopts OpenAI's GPT-4 model

NEW DELHI: Microsoft-owned open-source developer platform GitHub has announced the launch of Copilot X, the company's vision for the future of AI-powered software development.

US serves notice to Coinbase for allegedly breaking securities laws

SAN FRANCISCO: Leading crypto exchange Coinbase has been put on notice by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly breaking securities laws.

Giant asteroid to zip past Earth closer than Moon on Saturday

WASHINGTON: A gigantic asteroid is set to fly by Earth at half the distance of the moon on Saturday, the media reported.

8 in 10 Indian professionals heading back to office by choice: Report

NEW DELHI: While they used to feel obliged to physically be in the office, 78 per cent (nearly 8) of Indian professionals now say they go to office by choice as more companies adopt hybrid work culture, a report showed on Thursday.

Nvidia, Google join hands to launch AI hardware virtual machines

SAN FRANCISCO: At its annual GPU Technology Conference, chip maker Nvidia announced its partnership with Google Cloud, which will be integrating the newly launched L4 GPU and Vertex AI to accelerate the work of companies building a rapidly expanding number of generative AI applications.

EA to shut three Battlefield games in April

SAN FRANCISCO: Video game company Electronic Arts (EA) has announced to shut three Battlefield games -- Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 -- from digital stores on April 28.

Gaming apps can help detect effects of traumatic brain injuries

LONDON: Gaming apps can help identify ongoing problems with navigation -- a common long-term symptom of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) -- making these issues easier to diagnose and treat, claims a study.

Amazon to shut go-to camera reviews site DPReview

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon has announced that it will be shutting down its go-to camera reviews website "DPReview" in the near future after nearly 25 years of operation.

Microsoft introduces 'Bing Image Creator' powered by OpenAI's DALL-E

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft has introduced a new feature 'Bing Image Creator' to the new Bing and Edge preview, which allows users to create an image simply by using their own words to describe the picture they want to see -- powered by an advanced version of the Open AI's DALL-E model.

WhatsApp's new update gives admins more control over who can join group

NEW DELHI: Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced two new updates for "groups" on WhatsApp -- new controls for admins, and easily see groups in common.

We need an innovative India Cloud that caters to our people: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

NEW DELHI: As data centre business surges in India amid the demand from various industry stakeholders to store citizens' data locally, the government is planning to create more innovations around the India Cloud just like India Stack, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, has stressed.

Google launches early access to its AI chatbot Bard

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has announced that it is opening up access to its ChatGPT competitor "Bard" as an early experiment for users to collaborate with generative AI.

Google widely rolling out 'Immersive View' in Maps

SAN FRANCISCO: After announcing it nearly a year ago, Google has finally appeared to be rolling out the "Immersive View" feature more widely in Maps.

WhatsApp rolling out tweaked link preview interface on iOS beta

SAN FRANCISCO: Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is rolling out a tweaked link preview interface on iOS beta.

Sennheiser launches new headphones at Rs 54,990 in India

NEW DELHI: German audio giant Sennheiser on Tuesday launched its new headphones -- HD 660S2 -- in the country at Rs 54,990.

New Nokia 'C12 Pro' phone launched at affordable price in India

NEW DELHI: HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on Tuesday launched the new affordable 'Nokia C12 Pro' smartphone which features a 6.3-inch HD+ display, in the country.

Google suspends Chinese app Pinduoduo after finding malware in versions

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has suspended the Chinese shopping app Pinduoduo after finding malware in versions of the software, the media reported.

Only 24% of Indian firms are ready to defend against cybersecurity threats

NEW DELHI: Only 24 per cent of Indian organisations have the 'Mature' level of readiness needed to be resilient against today's modern cybersecurity threats, a new report said on Tuesday.

Netflix to bring 40 more games this year

SAN FRANCISCO: Streaming giant Netflix has announced that it will bring 40 more games later this year, and also 70 titles are in development with its partners.

ChatGPT suffers mega outage, chat history unavailable for most users

NEW DELHI: As key social media websites suffer outages every now and then, it was the turn of AI conversational service ChatGPT to go down for most of the users, including paid subscribers, and their chat history also went unavailable for several hours.

Twitter to soon increase long-form tweets to 10k characters: Musk

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday said that the micro-blogging platform will soon increase the long-form tweets to 10,000 characters, along with simple formatting tools.

US bank First Republic's shares crash more than 46%

SAN FRANCISCO: Shares in the troubled First Republic Bank crashed more than 46 per cent after reports the San Francisco-based bank may need to raise more funds despite a $ 30 billion rescue last week.

Mastodon hits over 10mn registered users

SAN FRANCISCO: Decentralised social media platform Mastodon on Tuesday announced that it has crossed more than 10 million registered accounts.

Google giving some Pixel Superfans chance to try Bard AI

SAN FRANCISCO: Tech giant Google is giving some Pixel Superfans the chance to try out its OpenAI's ChatGPT competitor "Bard".

IIT Madras team develops novel database on Covid antibodies

CHENNAI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed an online open-source database of coronaviruses' neutralising antibodies.

Optiemus, Primebook join hands to manufacture Made-in-India 4G laptops

NEW DELHI: Homegrown electronics manufacturing company, Optiemus Electronics, on Monday announced its partnership with Primebook, an Android-based laptop manufacturing company, to manufacture Made-in-India 4G laptops, specially designed for students and learners.

India gains 2 spots on mobile download speeds globally

NEW DELHI: As India rolled out 5G slowly but steadily, the country went up two spots in rank globally for median mobile speeds, from 69th in January to 67th in February, a new report said on Monday.

Google Messages may soon get redesigned voice recorder UI

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is reportedly working on a redesigned voice recorder user interface (UI) for its instant messaging application 'Google Messages'.

YouTube rolling out song, album credits to its music service

SAN FRANCISCO: Video-sharing platform YouTube is rolling out song and album credits to its music streaming service 'YouTube Music'.

'Wi-Fi Labs' appear in Google Home app for some users: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: Some Google Home application users are seeing a new 'Wi-Fi Labs' option for their Nest Wifi router.

Google stops paying remaining maternity, medical leave for sacked workers

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is reportedly indicating ex-employees who were laid off while on maternity or medical leave that they will not be paid for the remainder of their time off.

Novel tool to predict risk of blood clots in brain tumours

NEW YORK: US scientists have developed a new tool to help physicians predict the risk of blood clots in patients with brain tumour.

Twitter will prioritise replies by people you follow, verified, unverified accounts: Musk

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter boss Elon Musk has announced a new feature on the microblogging platform that will prioritise replies from people you follow, verified accounts, and unverified accounts in the coming weeks.

Apple's foldable iPhone may protect itself from drops

SAN FRANCISCO: Tech giant Apple is reportedly working on a new technology that will enable iPhones and iPads with flexible screens to sense drops and automatically fold up on the way to the ground to minimise damage.

Apple's foldable iPhone may protect itself from drops

SAN FRANCISCO: Tech giant Apple is reportedly working on a new technology that will enable iPhones and iPads with flexible screens to sense drops and automatically fold up on the way to the ground to minimise damage.

Discord rolling out 'Themes' for Nitro subscribers on desktop

SAN FRANCISCO: Discord has announced that it is rolling out 'Themes' for its Nitro subscribers to provide them more ways to bring their own vibe to the chat platform on desktop.

AI Bing's new feature lets users share chat responses

SAN FRANCISCO: Tech giant Microsoft has introduced a new feature which allows users to share AI-powered Bing chat responses with others on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, email or using a persistent link.

YouTube reinstates Trump's account as he gears up for US Prez race

SAN FRANCISCO: Google-owned YouTube has reinstated the account of former US President Donald Trump that was banned after the January 2021 Capitol Hill Riot.