WHATSAPP LAUNCHED NEW FEATURES INCLUDING MUTE CHATS FOREVER

Fri 23 October 2020: The world’s most popular messaging service is pushing more aggressively into customer service features WhatsApp has announced a number of changes that it is rolling out to its messaging app, including the ability to make purchases from directly within the application. “Over the last few years, we’ve seen a real shift […]

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NASA TO ANNOUNCE AN ‘EXCITING NEW DISCOVERY ABOUT THE MOON’ ON MONDAY

Thu 22 October 2020: The “new discovery contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the Moon in support of deep space exploration” According to the latest dispatch from NASA, the space agency has an “exciting new discovery about the Moon” coming on Monday 26 October. Curiously, the new results are courtesy of the Stratospheric Observatory […]

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US GOVERNMENT AND 11 STATES FILES ANTITRUST LAWSUIT AGAINST GOOGLE

Tue 20 October 2020: The US Justice Department and 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the law in using its market power to fend off rivals. The move comes after months of investigations by federal and state antitrust enforcers seeking to check the power of the […]

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FACEBOOK’S NEW AI CAN TRANSLATE ANY 100 LANGUAGES DIRECTLY INTO ONE ANOTHER

Tue 20 October 2020: Facebook has developed an artificial intelligence capable of accurately translating between any pair of 100 languages without relying on first translating to English, as many existing systems do. The AI outperforms such systems by 10 points on a 100-point scale used by academics to automatically evaluate the quality of machine translations. Translations produced by […]

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PAKISTAN LIFTS BAN ON TIKTOK

Mon 19 October 2020: The company has assured the authorities that it will take steps to control “indecent and immoral” on the app Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok has been restored in Pakistan after it assured the authorities it would “block all accounts repeatedly involved in spreading obscenity and immorality”. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said […]

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TEN PERCENT WORLDWIDE: APPLE IPHONE MANUFACTURER FOXCONN TARGETS ELECTRIC CARS MARKET

Mon 19 October 2020: The platform will be modular and flexible to cover all the needs of automakers, allowing it to design large parts of the electric car that Foxconn will produce Foxconn aims to provide components or services for 10 percent of the world’s electric vehicles (EVs) by between 2025 and 2027, and has […]

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TWITTER ALTERS POLICY ON HACKED CONTENT AFTER BLOCKED BIDEN STORY

Fri 16 October 2020: Twitter has altered its policy on hacked content after its decision to block a news report critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden provoked Republican fury. The social media company will no longer remove hacked material unless it’s directly shared by hackers or those working with them, the company’s head of […]

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INSTAGRAM AGREES CURBS ON PAID INFLUENCERS, SAYS UK WATCHDOG

Fri 16 October 2020: Facebook’s Instagram has agreed measures to crack down on hidden advertising by paid so-called influencers on its photo and video platform, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday. Influencers with thousands of followers can earn large fees from companies to promotes a product on Instagram. In what the CMA […]

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NOKIA’S COVID DETECTION SYSTEM AUTOMATICALLY SCANS FOR TEMPERATURE, MASK

Thu 15 October 2020: Nokia has developed a fully automated system to find out if a person has coronavirus symptoms and if he or she is wearing a mask. It comprises a thermal camera and real-time video analytics. This is part of efforts to bring back employees to the workplace by ensuring all safety measures […]

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