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OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G with AI Highlight Video feature to launch tomorrow
short by Roshan Gupta / on 17 Jan 2021,Sunday
OPPO has announced that film director Imtiaz Ali will join stage in the launch of Reno5 Pro 5G that features industry-first AI Highlight Video. The 5G ready smartphone comes with Reno Glow process which makes the surface scratch and fingerprint resistant. The launch event will also introduce OPPO Enco X True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:00 am on 17 Jan
OPPO launches Reno5 Pro 5G smartphone & Enco X wireless earphones
short by Roshan Gupta / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
OPPO has launched Reno5 Pro 5G smartphone and OPPO Enco X True Wireless earphones in a Live event today. OPPO said that the 5G ready smartphone comes with industry-first AI Highlight Video feature and offers the Reno Glow design that makes the surface scratch and fingerprint resistant. The Reno5 Pro 5G is powered by a 5G-integrated MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset.
short by Roshan Gupta / 01:33 pm on 18 Jan
Twitter has launched @SecondGentleman account for Douglas Emhoff, the husband of US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. "I'm so incredibly honoured and humbled to be the first @SecondGentleman of the United States. As we countdown to Inauguration Day, I've been doing my homework—and looking to the past for inspiration," he tweeted from his personal Twitter account.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:55 pm on 16 Jan
Facebook said on Saturday it will ban advertisements for weapon accessories and protective gear in the US with immediate effect until at least two days after President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20. "We already prohibit ads for weapons, ammunition and weapon enhancements like silencers. But we will now also prohibit ads for accessories," Facebook said in a blog post.
short by Ankush Verma / 08:43 am on 17 Jan
Hike messaging app shuts down, removed from app stores
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Hike messaging app has shut down and vanished from Google and Apple's app stores after the startup announced its app was going off the air earlier this month without giving explanation. Hike Founder Kavin Bharti Mittal had on January 6 announced the closure of Hike Sticker Chat. "India won't have its own messenger," Mittal had tweeted amid WhatsApp's policy controversy.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:53 pm on 18 Jan
A UK man who accidentally threw away his hard drive loaded with bitcoins in 2013 has offered the local authority a 25% share in the bitcoins (around $70 million) for permission to dig up the landfill. James Howells' hard drive had 7,500 bitcoins which are now worth nearly $270 million. The council says excavation isn't possible under its licensing permit.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:12 pm on 17 Jan
The US man, who forgot the password to access his bitcoins worth $220 million, has said that he long ago "made peace" with the reality that he may never gain access to those bitcoins. Stefan Thomas' key for his digital wallet is locked in a hard drive that allows 10 password attempts. He is left with only two more tries.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:34 pm on 17 Jan
Samsung's billionaire heir Lee Jae-yong was sentenced to 2.5 years in jail on Monday in retrial of a bribery scandal. Lee assumed Samsung's leadership when his father Lee Kun-hee was hospitalised in 2014 and later died. Lee actively provided bribes and asked the then South Korean President Park Geun-hye to use her power to help his smooth succession at Samsung.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:20 pm on 18 Jan
A South Korean court has sentenced Samsung's Vice Chairman Jay Y Lee to two and a half years in prison during the retrial of a 2016 bribery case. In 2017, Lee was convicted and sentenced for five years in jail for bribing an associate of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye. His sentence was later reduced and suspended on appeal.
short by Kiran Khatri / 01:33 pm on 18 Jan
Delhi High Court judge Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva on Monday told a petitioner who had filed a plea challenging WhatsApp's new privacy policy, "Don't join it...It's a voluntary thing...If you feel WhatsApp will compromise data, delete WhatsApp." The petitioner accused WhatsApp and Facebook of analysing the behaviour of users. Justice Sachdeva said, "Not only WhatsApp, all applications do that."
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:18 pm on 18 Jan
Amid backlash over its data sharing practices, WhatsApp posted its own 'WhatsApp Status' addressing concerns in different slides. While one slide read, "WhatsApp doesn't share your contacts with Facebook", another said, "WhatsApp can't see your shared location." A Twitter user trolled WhatsApp, "Height of damage control" while another tweet read, "This is how WhatsApp respects our privacy."
short by Daisy Mowke / 04:40 pm on 17 Jan
Nazara becomes first Indian gaming tech startup to seek IPO
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Jan 2021,Sunday
Mumbai-based Nazara Technologies has become India's first gaming technology startup to seek a market debut as it filed Initial Public Offering (IPO) documents with the market regulator. Backed by billionaire business magnate Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Nazara was founded in 2000 by gamer Nitish Mittersain when he was a college undergrad. He started Nazara with ₹3 crore borrowed from friends and family.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:04 pm on 17 Jan
Signal app, which recently suffered a worldwide outage, on Sunday said, "As an unfortunate side effect of this outage, users might see errors in some of their chats." It added, "This does not affect your chat's security, but you may have missed a message from that contact." The next Signal app updates will fix these errors automatically.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:06 pm on 17 Jan
Apple testing foldable screen prototypes for iPhones: Report
short by Hiral Goyal / on 17 Jan 2021,Sunday
Apple has reportedly developed prototype foldable screens for iPhones and has started testing them internally. The company is, however, only testing the screen prototypes, rather than a full iPhone model, Bloomberg reported. The prototype screens have a "mostly invisible hinge" and several screen sizes have been discussed, including one that unfolds to a 6.7-inch display, the report added.
short by Hiral Goyal / 03:15 pm on 17 Jan
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said that the CoWIN platform faced a few issues on the first day of COVID-19 vaccination drive on Saturday. There was a delay in uploading beneficiary lists at some session sites and some healthcare workers were vaccinated even though they were not scheduled on CoWIN, Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary at MoHFW, said.
short by Hiral Goyal / 02:34 pm on 17 Jan
Facebook has put a warning on a video posted by retired Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, claiming COVID-19 vaccines contain "satanic microchip". "The chip that they are planning to put in the vaccine to control you, it is the mark of the beast," the cardinal claimed in the video titled, "The plot to impose a new world order without Christ".
short by Hiral Goyal / 05:24 pm on 17 Jan
US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, during a town hall meeting, said that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook "bear partial responsibility" for the US Capitol violence on January 6. Facebook is currently trying to do as much "damage control" as possible, but they knew, Ocasio-Cortez said. She further suggested that Facebook has a "complete lack of accountability" to democracy.
short by Hiral Goyal / 06:09 pm on 17 Jan
The Parliamentary standing committee on information technology has summoned Facebook and Twitter officials over the misuse of social media on January 21. The committee will hear the officials' views on the subject of "safeguarding citizens' rights and prevention of misuse of social/online news media platforms". The meet will also emphasise on the security of women in the digital space.
short by Hiral Goyal / 09:06 pm on 17 Jan
Parler CEO John Matze has gone into hiding with his family after receiving death threats and security breaches, Matze's lawyer has revealed. Many Parler employees are also facing harassment and hostility and some of them have fled in order to escape persecution, the lawyer added. Earlier, Parler sued Amazon for discontinuing its services following the attack at the US Capitol.
short by Hiral Goyal / 04:02 pm on 17 Jan
Twitter has temporarily suspended the account of Republican US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene after she posted several tweets alleging voter fraud in Georgia during the presidential election. Greene's account "has been temporarily locked out for multiple violations" of the 'civic integrity policy', a Twitter representative said. Greene accused the company of suppressing conservative voices.
short by Shailesh / 04:54 pm on 18 Jan
Tesla to route India investment through Tesla Motors Amsterdam
short by Hiral Goyal / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Elon Musk-led Tesla's investment for the Indian unit will be routed through the jurisdiction of Netherlands, as it has registered Tesla Motors Amsterdam as the parent organisation for Tesla India Motors and Energy, according to the company's incorporation documents. This would offer Tesla tax benefits related to capital gains and dividend payments, tax experts told Economic Times.
short by Hiral Goyal / 06:20 pm on 18 Jan
AI models to predict future of COVID-19 patients' condition made: Facebook
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 17 Jan 2021,Sunday
Facebook and NYU claim to have developed three machine learning models to help doctors predict how COVID-19 patients' condition may develop. Facebook said the model using sequential chest X-rays can predict up to "four days" in advance if a patient may need more intensive care solutions. The predictions could help doctors avoid sending at-risk patients home too soon, Facebook added.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 08:00 am on 17 Jan
Google to continue protecting our users' privacy: Fitbit CEO on acquisition
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 16 Jan 2021,Saturday
Fitbit CEO James Park in an online post said Google will continue to "protect Fitbit users' privacy". He added users' health and wellness data will be kept separate from other Google ad data and that Google will allow users to choose to connect to third party services. Earlier this week, Google announced it had completed $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 10:08 pm on 16 Jan
The Cyber Crime Cell of Delhi Police has warned that posting grievances on platforms such as Twitter or public forums may attract fraudsters impersonating as customer care executives. It also shared a recent incident in which a user lost bitcoins worth ₹9 lakh after sharing his credentials with a Twitter handle impersonating as the customer care of a cryptocurrency wallet.
short by Hiral Goyal / 09:45 pm on 17 Jan
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