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The Mi 10 5G is on sale during the Amazon Freedom Sale which lasts for another two days. Buy Mi 10 5G (8GB+128GB) at ₹42,999*, by availing up to ₹3,000 off on HDFC cards and an additional ₹4,000* off on exchange. The Mi 10 5G comes with a 108MP quad-camera setup, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 30W wireless charging and other features.
short by Roshan Gupta / 03:50 pm on 10 Aug
With the commissioning of the fiber link, Airtel has said that it has become the first mobile operator to launch 'ultra-fast 4G' services in Andaman and Nicobar. Earlier, PM Narendra Modi had inaugurated the submarine Optical Fibre Cable connecting Chennai & Port Blair. Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal said that the fiber link will be a "game-changer" for the region.
short by Roshan Gupta / 01:01 pm on 11 Aug
Mozilla to fire 250 employees, says 'Going forward, we will be smaller'
short by Pragya Swastik / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Mozilla Corporation, the company behind the Firefox web browser, on Tuesday announced that it's firing 250 employees, and said, "Going forward, we will be smaller." In a blog titled 'Changing World, Changing Mozilla', CEO Mitchell Baker wrote, "Mozilla is not structured properly to create new products and technologies." She added, "Our pre-COVID plan was no longer workable."
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:30 pm on 11 Aug
Apple imported clothes, likely staff uniforms, from a company facing US sanctions over forced labour at its subsidiary firm in China's Xinjiang, The Guardian reported. The US imposed sanctions on Changji Esquel Textile, owned by Hong Kong garment group Esquel, in July. A spokesperson said no Apple supplier currently sources cotton from Xinjiang but didn't clarify whether they previously did.
short by Dharna / 05:47 pm on 11 Aug
59-year-old Apple CEO Tim Cook becomes a billionaire
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Apple's 59-year-old CEO Tim Cook has become a billionaire 9 years after he took the helm of the iPhone maker, according to Bloomberg. Apple, which was worth $350 billion when Co-Founder Steve Jobs died in 2011, is now $70 billion away from becoming a $2-trillion company. Cook had said in 2015 that he plans to donate most of his wealth.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 08:58 am on 11 Aug
American computer scientist Frances Allen, best known for compilers or the software that turns raw code into fast-running executables, passed away on her 88th birthday on August 4. Her death was confirmed by her great-nephew, Ryan McKee, who said the cause of her death was Alzheimer's disease. In 2006, Allen became the first woman to win the Turing Award.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:46 pm on 10 Aug
Google allows Indian users to add themselves to Search using 'People Cards'
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Google has rolled out a new feature called 'People Cards' in India which enables users to create virtual visiting cards containing information about themselves that will appear on Search. Users can create a card by searching for their name or "add me to Search" on their mobile phones after logging into their Google account and tapping the prompt that appears.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 01:40 pm on 11 Aug
French hacker tweets 'Call me Binod' as the name goes viral
short by Pragya Swastik / on 10 Aug 2020,Monday
French ethical hacker Robert Baptiste, who goes by the name Elliot Alderson on Twitter, tweeted, "Call me Binod" and "Hack the Binod" as the name 'Binod' went viral on social media. In the past, Baptiste has claimed Aarogya Setu app and Aadhaar had security flaws. 'Binod' went viral after the name was posted as a comment on a YouTube video.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:41 pm on 10 Aug
Fake views on Instagram's new short-video feature Reels were being offered within hours of its launch in over 50 countries including the US on August 5, a botnet manager who spoke to Business Insider claimed. He claimed to receive orders from 80 people booking over 1 crore fake views on Reels. The scammer runs a network of 5,00,000 Instagram accounts.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:48 pm on 10 Aug
Facebook has created a new unit devoted to all its payments-related projects, reportedly called Facebook Financial. David Marcus, former PayPal President and co-creator of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project, will head the team. Marcus tweeted the group will focus on initiatives like WhatsApp payments, Novi digital wallet and Facebook Pay, a feature the firm plans to build inside all its apps.
short by Dharna / 10:24 am on 11 Aug
Apple takes legal action against cooking app over its pear-shaped logo
short by Pragya Swastik / on 10 Aug 2020,Monday
Apple has filed a notice of opposition against meal preparation app 'Prepear' over its cartoon pear logo claiming that it's too similar to Apple's trademarked logo. Apple claims Prepear's logo would cause a "dilution of the distinctiveness" of Apple's logo and confuse the users between the two companies. Apple is arguing that it is a violation of the Lanham Act.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:58 pm on 10 Aug
Rio de Janeiro is planning to require people to reserve spaces on beaches via an app in advance to ensure social-distancing. "People are going to be able to occupy marked zones depending on when they arrive, and also by reserving through an app," Mayor Marcelo Crivella said. He added the city is in talks with companies to create an app.
short by Aishwarya / 11:04 pm on 11 Aug
Israel shares AI based technology with AIIMS to tackle COVID-19
short by Kiran Khatri / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Israel has contributed state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) based technologies and equipment, including contactless monitoring applications and AI assistant robots, to AIIMS, Delhi to help India in the COVID-19 fight. "Some of it was contributed by companies...some of it was purchased with special funds allocated by our foreign minister," Ron Malka, Israel's Ambassador to India, said.
short by Kiran Khatri / 10:58 pm on 11 Aug
Baseball teams explore using cameras to detect maskless fans
short by Aishwarya / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Some of the Major League Baseball teams are exploring ways to detect maskless fans at games. They are in talks with a California startup Airspace Systems for the purpose. Their discussions focus on implementing the systems into cameras to identify people without face coverings, with masks hanging from their chins or wearing masks improperly.
short by Aishwarya / 08:15 pm on 11 Aug
TikTok faces probe from French privacy watchdog after complaint
short by Aishwarya / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
France's data privacy watchdog (CNIL) has launched an investigation into TikTok after it received a complaint. The CNIL is "particularly vigilant" with regard to TikTok, "particularly with regard to this complaint and questions and other complaints that the commission is likely to receive", a spokesperson said. However, details regarding the grounds of the complaint weren't disclosed.
short by Aishwarya / 06:03 pm on 11 Aug
Apple, FB, Microsoft support lawsuit against US foreign worker ban
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and 49 other tech companies filed an amicus brief backing a lawsuit against acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The lawsuit is over the new H-1B visa ban, which suspends entry of foreign workers till year-end. The companies say the ban will "ultimately harm US workers, businesses and the economy".
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 04:57 pm on 11 Aug
US gamers spent $11.6 bn in Q2, highest in US history: Report
short by Aishwarya / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Gamers in the US have spent a record $11.6 billion in the June quarter, a 30% increase year-on-year, The NPD Group reported. This has been the highest overall total consumer spending for the quarter in US' history. The sales of video game content reached $10.2 billion in the quarter, an increase of 28% year-on-year.
short by Aishwarya / 03:50 pm on 11 Aug
Apple abused dominant position in apps market through App Store: Russia
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Russia's antitrust watchdog Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) on Monday ruled that Apple abused its dominant position in the apps market through its App Store. The ruling came after an investigation into a 2019 case filed by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, which said that its parental control app had been declined by Apple. Apple reportedly plans to appeal against the ruling.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 09:46 am on 11 Aug
Nicholas Koumjian, head of UN's Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, said Facebook hasn't released evidence of "serious international crimes", including the Rohingya issue. He said Facebook has material "highly relevant and probative of serious international crimes". However, he added IIMM's discussions with Facebook continue and he is hopeful it'll eventually receive the evidence.
short by Aishwarya / 06:11 pm on 11 Aug
Google has updated its Lookout app, which assists visually impaired people, and added two new modes to it- Food Label and Scan Document. Food Label will help people quickly identify packaged foods by pointing their phone's camera at the label. The Scan Document mode will capture a snapshot of a document to be read aloud by a screen reader.
short by Aishwarya / 08:21 pm on 11 Aug
Google extends deadline for shutting down native Chrome apps
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Google has announced a deadline extension in ending support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome apps on the platforms will now work until June 2021 for individuals, and organisations can extend that by a full year until June 2022. Google said it decided on the extension based on feedback from customers and partners.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 09:05 pm on 11 Aug
Google announced it will be using Android phones that will be a part of its Android Earthquake Alerts System to form the world's largest earthquake detection network. Signals from multiple phones will be used to detect an earthquake. Users will be able to see relevant results for their areas in Google Search when they search "earthquake" or "earthquake near me".
short by Aishwarya / 10:06 pm on 11 Aug
Denmark seeks talks with Google over censorship of YouTube content
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Denmark Culture Minister Joy Mogensen said on Monday that she is seeking talks with Google after it removed all music by Danish artists on the Danish site of YouTube. The content was removed after copyright negotiations failed with licensing firm Koda. She added that it is a challenge for Danish music that a dominant platform like YouTube removed Danish content.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 03:51 pm on 11 Aug
Facebook appoints PayPal ex-exec Stephane Kasriel as Payments VP
short by Aishwarya / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Facebook has appointed former PayPal executive Stephane Kasriel as its Payments VP. Kasriel was previously freelance marketplace Upwork's CEO. Facebook has created a new unit for all its payments-related projects, reportedly being called 'Facebook Financial' internally, which will be headed by co-creator of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project David Marcus. Kasriel will be working under Marcus.
short by Aishwarya / 03:51 pm on 11 Aug
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