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Katy Perry & Dua Lipa to perform at OnePlus Music Festival
short by Roshan Gupta / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
International pop-stars Katy perry and Dua Lipa will be performing at the first-ever OnePlus Music Festival set to be held on November 16 in Mumbai. Indian artists like Amit Trivedi, Ritviz, The Local Train and Aswekeepsearching will also be part of the lineup at the festival. Tickets for the concert are now available for sale.
short by Roshan Gupta / 03:41 pm on 17 Sep
OnePlus 7T series to launch on September 26 in India
short by Roshan Gupta / on 16 Sep 2019,Monday
OnePlus has announced that it will host the launch event of the OnePlus 7T series on September 26 at the Indira Gandhi Arena in New Delhi at 7 pm. The company also confirmed that the upcoming smartphone series will feature a 90Hz refresh display. The global launch event for the series will take place in London on October 10.
short by Roshan Gupta / 08:44 pm on 16 Sep
OnePlus reveals first-look of OnePlus 7T with triple camera design
short by Roshan Gupta / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Ahead of the launch, OnePlus released the first official images of its OnePlus 7T. The smartphone features a rear camera setup encased in a circular module, placed side-by-side horizontally on the 4th generation matte-frosted glass. On the official forum, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau wrote, "With perfect symmetry from any orientation, a circular design became the natural choice."
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:49 pm on 18 Sep
Apple is coming to India in a big way: Ravi Shankar Prasad
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said all electronics companies are bullish on the Indian market, adding that Apple is going to come to India in "a big way". The government on Monday urged Apple to expand its manufacturing base and use India as an export hub. Apple is reportedly investing $1 billion to expand iPhones' manufacturing in India.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 04:03 pm on 18 Sep
Uber working on Ola-like OTP verification before starting ride: Report
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Uber is reportedly testing a new feature that allows users to share a four-digit code before starting a ride. The four-digit code-based verification appeared in Uber's Android app for some users. Uber's homegrown rival Ola Cabs has a similar feature for a long time, that requires the riders to share an OTP with their drivers before the ride begins.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:40 pm on 17 Sep
Musk hired detective to probe man who sued over 'pedo guy' tweet
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed that he hired a private investigator for $50,000 to support his claim that British caver Vernon Unsworth was a "pedo guy". "The investigator learned that Mr Unsworth frequented Pattaya Beach [in Thailand] which is well known for prostitution and sex tourism," Musk said in a court filing. Unsworth has sued Musk for defamation.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:43 pm on 17 Sep
Apple to invest $1 bn to expand iPhone production in India: Report
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Apple is reportedly investing $1 billion through its partners to expand the manufacturing of iPhones in India. The move by the American technology giant comes amid the trade war between the US and China, which could result in Apple being forced to hike prices. A past report had claimed that Apple is planning to expand production to Vietnam alongside India.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 11:52 am on 17 Sep
Computer scientist who defended sex offender Epstein quits MIT
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Computer scientist and open software advocate Richard Stallman, who defended late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has resigned as a visiting scientist at MIT's research institute CSAIL. Stallman had described a victim of Epstein as "entirely willing". He had also allegedly called for legalising child pornography and abolishing age of consent laws on his personal blog over 15 years.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 06:11 pm on 17 Sep
Amazon changed product search to favour more profitable products: WSJ
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Amazon tweaked its product-search algorithm to favour more profitable products, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday quoting Amazon employees. It said the move may have favoured Amazon's own brands to appear in the product search, adding that the algorithm was modified late last year. However, Amazon denied any such change to the algorithm to favour profitability or own products.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:03 pm on 17 Sep
Apple to invest $250 million in iPhone glass supplier Corning
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Apple has announced that it is investing $250 million into display glass supplier Corning from its $5-billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund. The iPhone maker had also invested $200 million into Corning in 2017. Apple said that it has spent nearly $3 billion with Corning on the glass used in iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad since iPhone's launch in 2007.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 10:28 am on 18 Sep
I doubt US will do a wealth tax; wouldn't oppose it: Bill Gates
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
World's second-richest person, Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates in a recent interview said he doubts the US will do a wealth tax, but he wouldn't oppose it. The 63-year-old also backed higher income taxes on America's wealthiest people alongside a call for greater financial transparency. "I don't like that you can have trusts where nobody knows who owns it," he said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 03:52 pm on 17 Sep
Instagram Music starts rolling out for users in India
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Instagram has started rolling out its Instagram Music feature in India that lets users add background music to their Stories, on both Android and iOS. The feature can either be accessed before the creation of a story by swiping right on the feed or from the stickers panel post-creation. It was first rolled out in the US in June 2018.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 01:56 pm on 17 Sep
YouTube tests 'card' feature to show users' comment history
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
YouTube is testing a feature called profile cards to list a commenter's recent comments over the past 12 months on a channel when clicked on the commenter's name. Presently, clicking on a commenter's name directs users to their channel. "We hope that it creators recognise some of their best commenters," YouTube's Director of Product Management Tom Leung said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 10:41 am on 17 Sep
Facebook to form content Oversight Board that can overrule CEO Mark
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Facebook has unveiled its plans to form an independent content Oversight Board comprising 40 people globally. The new rules will let users appeal content decisions directly to the board instead of through Facebook's usual channels. "The board's decision will be binding, even if I or anyone at Facebook disagrees with it," Facebook Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:19 am on 18 Sep
EU's €13 billion tax bill 'defies reality, common sense': Apple
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Apple, in a legal challenge launched on Tuesday, said that the August 2016 European Commission order to pay €13 billion in Irish back taxes "defies reality and common sense". The commission had said that tax rulings by Ireland in 1991 and 2007 artificially reduced Apple's tax burden for over two decades, effectively making it illegal state aid.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 04:36 pm on 17 Sep
FB may be building AR glasses to replace smartphones: Reports
short by Anushka Dixit / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Facebook is reportedly working on creating augmented reality glasses which will be built to replace a user's smartphone. Facebook is planning to launch the AR glasses, codenamed 'Orion', between 2023 and 2025. The glasses would allow users to take calls, live-stream their vantage points to their social media friends and followers, and show information on a small screen.
short by Anushka Dixit / 10:35 pm on 18 Sep
Google announces Oct 15 event, expected to unveil Pixel 4
short by Anushka Dixit / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Google has announced that it will be hosting a 'Made by Google' event on October 15 where it is expected to launch the next generation Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones. The event will take place in New York where Google is also expected to launch Pixelbook 2, new Google Home speakers and other devices.
short by Anushka Dixit / 09:46 pm on 17 Sep
FB partners with US, UK to develop technology to track live attacks
short by Anushka Dixit / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Facebook announced on Tuesday that it will use footage from police body cameras in the US and UK to develop technology to better detect videos of live shootings and immediately take them down. It will obtain footage from their firearms training programs. This comes after the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand, which killed 51 people, was broadcasted live on Facebook.
short by Anushka Dixit / 07:38 pm on 18 Sep
1.1 bn smartphone users expected in India by 2024: Twitter India MD
short by Anushka Dixit / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari said that India will see an increase in the number of smartphone users to 1.1 billion, consuming 18GB data per day by 2024. He added that increase in internet use has enhanced consumer participation in brand marketing. Maheshwari, who was previously the CEO of Network18, was appointed as Twitter India's MD in April this year.
short by Anushka Dixit / 06:29 pm on 17 Sep
Google Assistant gets voice option in 9 more languages
short by Anushka Dixit / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Google is launching nine new voices for Google Assistant built by a machine learning system called WaveNet by using Alphabet's DeepMind. The voices will come in languages like French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Korean, Italian and English for India and the UK. Users will be able to select a new voice by choosing colours, which will be in random order.
short by Anushka Dixit / 04:13 pm on 18 Sep
HTC names Yves Maitre as new CEO after Cher Wang steps down
short by Anushka Dixit / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
HTC Corporation has appointed Yves Maitre as the new CEO as current Chief Cher Wang steps down from the position but remains the company's Chairperson. Maitre was previously with telecom giant Orange, where he worked for over a decade and served as EVP of Partnerships and Connected Objects. Wang was appointed as CEO of HTC in 2015.
short by Anushka Dixit / 04:32 pm on 17 Sep
Breaking up big tech companies a bad idea, says Bill Gates
short by Anushka Dixit / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Ex-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates said that breaking-up the biggest US tech companies will be a bad idea, as suggested by politicians. "Splitting the company in two, and having two people doing the bad thing--that doesn't seem like a solution," Gates told Bloomberg. His comments come after US government officials are scrutinising tech companies for becoming too big and powerful.
short by Anushka Dixit / 10:33 pm on 17 Sep
Tinder to launch own TV series, wraps filming: Reports
short by Anushka Dixit / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Dating app Tinder is set to launch its own TV show and has wrapped-up the filming of the series as its parent company Match Group looks to get into original content creation, reports said. The series has an 'apocalyptic' storyline with a 'relationship subplot'. It was filmed in Mexico City in late August and the post-production is reportedly underway.
short by Anushka Dixit / 08:12 pm on 17 Sep
FB announces trimming tool for live videos, IGTV scheduling feature
short by Anushka Dixit / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Facebook announced several new updates and features for content and video creators on Monday. The new features include a trimming tool for live videos, publishing and scheduling video content on Instagram and IGTV for up to six months in advance and a 'rehearsal' feature to broadcast live only to Page admins and editors to test new production setups, etc.
short by Anushka Dixit / 08:48 am on 17 Sep
Maharashtra govt ties-up with Zipline to deliver medicines via drones
short by Anushka Dixit / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
The Maharashtra government announced on Monday that it will tie-up with US firm Zipline to use autonomous delivery drones to deliver emergency medicines and critical care across the state. The initiative will be supported through a grant from Serum Institute of India (SII). Zipline will establish about 10 distribution centres across Maharashtra in phases over the next several years.
short by Anushka Dixit / 11:05 pm on 17 Sep
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