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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
Told Google CEO world will adopt what's successful in India: Prasad
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said that last year on his visit to Google's Silicon Valley facility, he asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai to make India a launchpad for products. Prasad said he told Pichai, "What becomes successful in India, surely the world is going to adopt it." Prasad was speaking at the Google for India event.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 02:32 pm on 19 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
FB, Instagram to restrict cosmetic surgery, diet product posts
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Facebook-owned Instagram has announced that the two platforms have started restricting some cosmetic surgery and diet product posts from September 18. The new rules will result in age restrictions being applied to some posts and other posts being removed entirely. "This policy is part of our ongoing work to reduce the pressure that people can sometimes feel," Instagram said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 10:34 am on 19 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
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
650 India startups benefited from startup-focused programs: Google
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Google India on Thursday took to Twitter to announce that 650 Indian startups have benefited from startup-focused support programs like its own Launchpad Accelerator. Google highlighted Mumbai-based AI startup Wadhwani which has developed a mobile app that helps cotton farmers identify pests just by taking a picture. Google announced the same under its 'Internet Saathi' program for rural India.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 01:45 pm on 19 Sep
Google Assistant to be available to Indian users without internet
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
At its 'Google for India' event on Thursday, the company announced its virtual assistant will also be available to people who have the most basic cellphone with no internet access. A 24×7 telephone line on Vodafone-Idea telecom networks could be dialled by users to access the service. Google said it's been testing the line in Lucknow and Kanpur.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:55 pm on 19 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
Microsoft to buy back up to $40 billion in stock
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Microsoft has announced that its board has approved a share buyback programme of up to $40 billion. The software giant also declared a quarterly dividend of 51 cents per share, 11% higher than the preceding quarter. It returned $7.7 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2019.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 11:47 am on 19 Sep
Google announces a new AI research centre in India
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Google, at its 'Google for India' event on Thursday, announced that it's opening an AI research centre in Bengaluru. The centre, called Google Research India, will focus on advancing fundamental computer science research to develop tools that can be used by government and private entities. "We will continue to invest in AI-powered flood forecasts," Google VP of Engineering added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 01:07 pm on 19 Sep
Google Pay to add food delivery support, new Jobs feature
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Google on Thursday announced the "Spot" platform for India powered by Google Pay to allow merchants to create branded commercial experiences that bridge the offline and the online world. Google is adding a new Spot code for integrating food delivery inside Google Pay. Google has also added a new Jobs Spot to help search for entry-level jobs on it.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 01:40 pm on 19 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
Apple files application to trademark the term 'Slofie'
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Apple has filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to trademark the term "Slofie". Apple added the slo-mo video feature to its 2019 iPhone lineup's front cameras to record videos in slow motion, which it termed 'slofies'. The application was filed in terms of "downloadable computer software for use in capturing and recording video".
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:15 am on 19 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
Apple communications head Dowling quits company after 16 years
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Apple's Communications VP and public relations head Steve Dowling has quit the technology giant after 16 years. "He has decided to leave Apple to spend some much deserved time with his family," Apple said. This marks the departure of the third top executive from Apple in 2019 after former Senior VP for retail Angela Ahrendts and design chief Jony Ive.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 12:39 pm on 19 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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