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India's most affordable 5G smartphone moto g 5G launched: Motorola
short by Roshan Gupta / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Motorola launched their latest 5G phone, moto g 5G that offers India's first ultra-fast Qualcomm®️ Snapdragon™ 750G 5G processor with 6GB RAM, the company mentioned, adding that at ₹20,999, it's India's most affordable 5G smartphone. It comes with 6.7" HDR10 display, 48MP Triple Camera System, 5000mAh Battery, Stock Android™ Experience & more. Sale starts on December 7, exclusively on Flipkart.
short by Roshan Gupta / 09:33 am on 03 Dec
Flipkart partially spins off PhonePe, PhonePe raises $700 million
short by Pragya Swastik / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Walmart-owned Flipkart on Thursday announced a partial spin-off of PhonePe so it can access dedicated long-term capital over the next three to four years. PhonePe is raising $700 million funding from existing Flipkart investors led by Walmart, valuing PhonePe at $5.5 billion. Flipkart, which acquired PhonePe in 2016, will remain PhonePe's majority shareholder.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:40 pm on 03 Dec
Indian-American inventor Gitanjali Rao has been named TIME Magazine's first-ever 'Kid of the Year' after being selected from over 5,000 nominees. Actress Angelina Jolie interviewed Rao, where she talked about how she used technology against issues ranging from contaminated water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying. Her AI-based service 'Kindly' can detect cyberbullying at an early stage.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:46 pm on 03 Dec
Chinese scientists claim to have achieved quantum supremacy
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 05 Dec 2020,Saturday
Chinese scientists have claimed to have achieved quantum supremacy, building a quantum computer capable of carrying out certain calculations 100 trillion times faster than existing supercomputers. The breakthrough was achieved by manipulating photons, particles of light. The computer could process 10 billion times faster than Google's quantum computer unveiled last year, the researchers claimed.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 11:31 am on 05 Dec
Facebook to remove false COVID-19 vaccines' claims on its platforms
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
Facebook will be removing false claims about COVID-19 that have been debunked by public health experts from Facebook and Instagram. It said it would remove claims like "COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips" or anything else that isn't on the official vaccine ingredient list. Facebook added that it will regularly update the claims it removes based on guidance from public health authorities.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 04:21 pm on 04 Dec
IBM says hackers targetting COVID-19 vaccine supply process
short by Hiral Goyal / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Information technology company IBM issued a warning and said it has uncovered a "global phishing campaign" against companies involved in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. IBM said it detected a group of hackers impersonating an executive at Haier Biomedical trying to gather information about the cold chain via emails. US federal agency CISA has reposted the report.
short by Hiral Goyal / 09:06 pm on 03 Dec
SBI's mobile banking app YONO suffers system outage
short by Hiral Goyal / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
SBI's mobile banking app YONO suffered a system outage on Thursday, following which the bank issued an official statement on Twitter. "Steps are being taken for the restoration of uninterrupted service," it said, asking users to switch to OnlineSBI or YONO Lite for their needs. Earlier today, RBI temporarily halted HDFC from issuing new credit cards citing repeated system outages.
short by Hiral Goyal / 09:21 pm on 03 Dec
SC stays CCI probe on Flipkart's alleged abuse of dominant position
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
The Supreme Court stayed a National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order that allowed the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to probe Flipkart for alleged abuse of dominance. Representing Flipkart, Senior Advocate Harish Salve said his client is not the biggest player and can’t operate independently of competitive forces. SC said the probe would jeopardise Flipkart's business interests.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 09:58 am on 03 Dec
Google is allowing socially-distanced outdoor meetings on campus
short by Hiral Goyal / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Google has started allowing employees to hold socially-distanced outdoor meetings on its campuses. Known as "onsite off-sites", it's an attempt to bring aboard new hires and collaborate on important projects offline, a company spokesperson told CNBC. Earlier, CEO Sundar Pichai, in an interview with TIME, said that Google's future wouldn't be 100% remote but it'd involve hybrid models of work.
short by Hiral Goyal / 09:14 pm on 03 Dec
iPhone 12 users reportedly facing battery drainage issues
short by Hiral Goyal / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Over thousands of users on Apple's community forum are reporting issues with the battery life of their iPhone 12 devices. "I'm noticing that the iPhone 12 Pro is draining when idle with almost no background activity at a rate of 4%," a user initially claimed. Others reported 20-40% battery loss despite turning off background app activity, as per 9to5 Mac.
short by Hiral Goyal / 11:01 pm on 03 Dec
Twitter turns off threaded replies, shuts prototype app 'twttr'
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 05 Dec 2020,Saturday
Twitter is rolling back its threaded conversation layout that was launched earlier this year after it didn't receive positive feedback. It also confirmed it is shutting down the 'twttr' prototype app for now and recommended that its users switch to the main app. Twitter launched 'twttr' last year to test out new features before launching them on the main app.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 08:00 am on 05 Dec
Microsoft tweaks 'Productivity Score' feature after criticism
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Microsoft has responded to the criticism of its Productivity Score tool, which several users alleged was enabling workplace surveillance. It said it will remove individual user names from the tool entirely and modify the user interface to "make it clearer that Productivity Score is a measure of organisational adoption of technology and not individual user behavior."
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 03:10 pm on 03 Dec
Twitter expands hate speech rules to cover race, nationality
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Twitter on Wednesday expanded its policy to prohibit hateful speech that "dehumanises people on the basis of race, ethnicity, or national origin." The social media platform backed the move citing research linking dehumanising language to offline violence. It last expanded the policy in March to include language that dehumanises on the basis of age, disability, or disease.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 11:04 am on 03 Dec
Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy expects office buildings to evolve into 'hot offices', in the post-pandemic world, where employees can decide which day to come in and reserve a desk. In an interview with CNBC, he said that most people would adopt a hybrid model of work instead of working from office 100% of the time.
short by Hiral Goyal / 07:38 pm on 03 Dec
Alibaba-backed AutoX has received government approval to deploy a fleet of 25 fully driverless cars on the streets of Shenzhen, China. This will mark the first time that autonomous driving cars will be tested in China without any accompanying safety drivers or remote operators. However, the "RoboTaxis" will not be open to the public yet, AutoX spokesperson told TechCrunch.
short by Hiral Goyal / 02:14 pm on 04 Dec
US blacklists chipmaker SMIC over alleged ties to Chinese military
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
The US has added Chinese chipmaker SMIC and national offshore oil producer CNOOC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies. The government has designated two more companies as owned or controlled by the Chinese military. Earlier, China had said it firmly opposed the politicisation of "relevant Chinese companies" following a report on the blacklisting of the firms.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 02:56 pm on 04 Dec
Fairly confident about landing humans on Mars by 2026: Elon Musk
short by Hiral Goyal / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Elon Musk has said he's "fairly confident" about human beings landing on Mars "in about six years from now". "If we get lucky maybe four years. We want to try to send an uncrewed vehicle there (Mars) in two years," SpaceX CEO told Axel Springer. Musk suggested he could make his own trip to Mars in two to three years.
short by Hiral Goyal / 03:46 pm on 03 Dec
Trump govt sues Facebook for favouring immigrants over US workers
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
Trump administration on Thursday sued Facebook for discriminating against the US workers by favouring immigrant applicants to fill over 2,600 high-paying jobs. Facebook "channelled" jobs to temporary visa holders by avoiding advertising on its careers website and reserving jobs, the lawsuit alleged. The lawsuit follows a two-year investigation by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 12:58 pm on 04 Dec
IIT Kharagpur team develops AI tool to inspect quality of MSME goods
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
IIT Kharagpur researchers have developed a portable AI-based device for automatic inspection of goods manufactured by Indian MSMEs. The portable device will click pictures of products when set up on a batch of goods and send the feed to the AI-based software for quality control. The team has filed a patent for the system.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 07:36 pm on 04 Dec
YouTube to warn Android users before they post offensive comments
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
YouTube has launched a feature that will warn users when their comments may be offensive to others, giving them the option to "reflect before posting". The feature will only remind the users so that they can edit their comments. However, it won't stop the users from posting the comments. As of now, the feature is available to Android users.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 03:36 pm on 04 Dec
Amazon destroying jobs & climate in France: French activists
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
Activists in France are protesting against Amazon's expansion in the country claiming it's "destroying jobs and climate in France". "It plans to massively expand...with dozens of warehouses already built and more to come. We demand a freeze," ANV-COP21 spokeswoman said. Activists piled up giant cardboard delivery boxes outside the finance ministry and hung a banner on the ministry's building.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 08:24 pm on 04 Dec
Google researcher alleges she was fired for criticising firm in an email
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
Timnit Gebru, a co-leader of Google's Ethical AI team has alleged Google fired her for her email to colleagues criticising Google. In the email, Gebru discussed gender diversity at Google and how she was asked to retract a research paper. Gebru said she later received an email saying her email reflected behaviour "inconsistent with the expectations of a Google manager".
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 08:19 pm on 04 Dec
Musk's SpaceX to fly remote-controlled cars to the Moon for a race
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Elon Musk-led space exploration company SpaceX is set to fly two remote-controlled vehicles to the Moon aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in October 2021 for a race organised by Moon Mark and aerospace company Lunar Outpost. The vehicles will be designed in collaboration with Frank Stephenson, known for his work with McLaren and Ferrari among others.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 10:10 am on 03 Dec
Google illegally spied on workers before firing them: US labour board
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
US' National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint on Wednesday accusing Google of illegally surveilling and questioning workers who were fired for protesting against its policies and attempting to organise a union. NLRB also found Google's policies for accessing documents and its tactics for investigating employees unlawful. Google said it was confident it acted legally.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 11:59 am on 03 Dec
Christopher Wylie, who exposed the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook data scandal, believes that Amazon is one of the biggest collective threats to the fashion industry. He added that Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos "will be the next Anna Wintour (the Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue)." Wylie had exposed the misuse of data by Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 US presidential election.
short by Hiral Goyal / 05:47 pm on 03 Dec
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