Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now China is preparing to launch an antitrust probe into Alphabet’s Google, looking into allegations it has leveraged the dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, two people familiar with the matter said. The case was proposed by telecommunications equipment giant Huawei last
Cisco yesterday released security patches for two high-severity vulnerabilities affecting its IOS XR software that were found exploited in the wild a month ago. Tracked as CVE-2020-3566 and CVE-2020-3569, details for both zero-day unauthenticated DoS vulnerabilities were made public by Cisco late last month when the company found hackers actively exploiting Cisco IOS XR Software
Twitter is expanding its voice tweets feature to more users on iOS. Introduced in June, this feature allows users to tweet using their voice through a new ‘wavelength’ icon. Twitter is also planning on adding transcriptions for audio and video to make them more accessible. The micro-blogging platform had received criticism for not factoring accessibility
Honor Watch GS Pro will launch in India on October 8. Honor announced on Twitter that the smartwatch will make its way to the country via Flipkart. Honor Watch GS Pro was unveiled earlier this month and has been designed as a rugged offering with MIL-STD 810G-rated build that is thermal, shock, and water resistant.
Vivo V20 specifications have now been detailed ahead of its launch in India. The phone was unveiled in Europe earlier this month, alongside the Vivo V20 Pro, but its specifications and pricing weren’t detailed back then. Now, the company has published full specifications of the Vivo V20 ahead of its launch in the Indian market.
Peter Thiel Adam Jeffery | CNBC On the last day of the New York Stock Exchange’s busiest month ever for IPOs, two tech companies are taking a different approach to going public. Software makers Palantir and Asana are launching direct listings on Wednesday, allowing existing shareholders to sell stock to new investors rather than raising
Large televisions are getting much more affordable, and specifications are continuously improving at the same time. You can buy a decent 4K HDR television for less than Rs. 30,000 today, and bumping up your budget to around Rs. 1,00,000 will get you an excellent television with performance that might have cost much more just a
PlayStation 5 games will cost up to Rs. 4,999, going by the PlayStation website. While we have yet to get the PS5 price in India and launch date, PlayStation 5 launch titles are now up for pre-order internationally. And the listings reveal that the most expensive PS5 games — such as Demon’s Souls and Destruction
Microsoft’s Bing, PrivacyWall and Info.com were among the search engines that won a quarterly auction by Alphabet’s Google to show up as search options on new Android devices in 31 European countries. Google offered to allow competitors to bid for advertising space at the top of a search page on Android devices after the European
Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Baidu today announced that it will seek to raise financing for its Smart Living Business (SLG), the internal group that develops Baidu’s DuerOS voice platform and DuerOS-powered smart devices. Baidu expects a series A funding round valuing SLG at approximately RMB 20 billion ($2.9 billion)
Nov.21 — The sixth season of Formula E kicks off this weekend in Saudi Arabia where the slickest and fastest all-electric vehicles do battle outside Riyadh. And it will all be powered by a company based more than 8000 miles away. Bloomberg’s Ed Ludlow explains.
WhatsApp has released a new beta version for Android devices that brings a redesigned Storage Usage section for testing purposes. Some screenshots showing the update emerged on the Web last month. WhatsApp 188.8.131.52 beta for Android is the first release that offers a glimpse into the redesigned Storage Usage section that makes it easier for
A team of US astrophysicists has produced one of the most precise measurements ever made of the total amount of matter in the Universe, a longtime mystery of the cosmos. The answer, published in The Astrophysical Journal on Monday, is that matter accounts for 31.5 percent, give or take 1.3 percent, of the total amount of
Amazfit Neo has launched in India as the latest smartwatch offering by Huami. The retro-style Amazfit Neo offers 28 days of battery life and comes with a monochrome always-on display. Highlighting its retro design, the smartwatch features four physical buttons for navigation. It comes with 5ATM water resistance, sleep quality monitoring, and 24×7 heart rate
Apple on Tuesday granted CEO Tim Cook 333,987 restricted stock units, with a possibility to earn as many as 667,974 more if he hits performance targets, in the executive’s first stock grant since 2011. “Tim has brought unparalleled innovation and focus to his role as CEO and demonstrated what it means to lead with values
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, in Sun Valley, Idaho, United States, on July 12, 2019. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook received his largest stock grant since 2011, which will compensate him with large slugs of stock through 2025, according to an SEC filing on Tuesday. Cook
Android 12 will make it easier to use third-party app stores, Google has announced through a blog post. The new change has come into place alongside a “clarity” being released specifically for Google Play’s payments policy. Google has apparently brought the new developments as a response to its ongoing tussle with game publisher Epic Games
Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now In June, Google unveiled Smart Cleanup, a Google Sheets feature that taps AI to learn patterns and autocomplete data while surfacing formatting suggestions. Now, following a months-long beta, Smart Cleanup is today launching into general availability for all G Suite users. Smart Cleanup comes as
I am sure that many of you have by now heard of a recently disclosed critical Windows server vulnerability—called Zerologon—that could let hackers completely take over enterprise networks. For those unaware, in brief, all supported versions of the Windows Server operating systems are vulnerable to a critical privilege escalation bug that resides in the Netlogon Remote Control Protocol
Twitter appointed Rinki Sethi, a former information security executive at IBM, as its chief information security officer, the social media company said in a tweet on Monday. Today, I’m thrilled to welcome @rinkisethi as the new CISO of @twitter. An inspiring and experienced leader, Rinki comes to us via Rubrik, IBM, and Palo Alto Networks.
Mi Watch Revolve has been launched in India. Xiaomi had launched the Mi Watch Color in China in December last year, and now the company has brought it to the Indian market as the Mi Watch Revolve. It comes with a circular dial with a host of features such as heart rate variability tracking, sleep
The Realme Narzo 20 Pro sports some interesting specifications; and it’s also interesting that this is the first device in the Narzo series to get a ‘Pro’ badge. The price of the Narzo 20 Pro starts at Rs. 14,999, and there are very few phones that offer such hardware and specifications in the value segment.
Spoilers ahead for Mafia: Definitive Edition At the very end of Mafia: Definitive Edition — 2K-owned developer Hangar 13’s remake of the 2002 critically-acclaimed original — the cabbie-turned-mobster protagonist Thomas “Tommy” Angelo (Andrew Bongiorno) notes that family is everything. On his deathbed, Tommy is at peace, for his family’s safety and financial future are secure,
Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Sometimes the light Kiana Caton is forced to use gives her a headache. On top of common concerns that come with taking a state bar exam — like whether you pass the test — Caton has to deal with challenges presented by facial recognition technology.
The Trump administration faces ongoing court battles after two legal setbacks in its efforts to bar US app stores from offering Chinese-owned TikTok or WeChat for download. In two separate rulings, judges have questioned the evidence that data from American users is being accessed by the Chinese government imperiling US national security that prompted the
Alphabet’s Google is set to win EU antitrust approval for its $2.1 billion (roughly Rs. 15,489 crores) acquisition of fitness tracker maker Fitbit with its latest concessions to address EU antitrust concerns, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Google has offered to restrict the use of Fitbit data, reinforcing an earlier offer to
Google is rolling out its noise cancellation feature for Google Meet for Android and iOS. The feature automatically filters out background noise from your device’s audio input, while still letting your voice through. Google’s video conferencing service had introduced noise cancellation for desktop in June, and is now expanding it. However, it will only be
Billie Her, a warehouse associate, wraps plastic around a pallet of boxes at Amazon’s Fulfillment Center in Thornton, Colorado. Helen H. Richardson| The Denver Post | Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has not only killed more than 1 million people around the world. It’s also devastated the global economy, brought industries to a complete standstill,
China must engage in a new “long march” in the technology sector now that the US has imposed export restrictions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, the country’s largest chip manufacturer, Chinese state-backed tabloid the Global Times wrote on Sunday. The unnamed author of an op-ed in the paper argues that the US’ dominance of the global semiconductor
The Xbox Series X and Series S might look like the future of Xbox, but Microsoft isn’t playing just one game anymore with the next generation of, well, gaming. Yes, it has two boxy machines that are launching on November 10 worldwide, including India. But Microsoft has an eye on other avenues too. After all,