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How an Apple AirTag helped rescue a dog swept away by floodwaters in US

Published on Jan 21, 2023 03:27 PM IST

The dog's owner Emilie Brill said that Seamus went down into the drainage and was swept away. She immediately dialled up the emergency services and the crews were deployed to help in rescuing Seamus.

Seamus was swept away by floodwaters in California.(ABC News)
Seamus was swept away by floodwaters in California.(ABC News)

Twitter will allow users to bookmark their tweets. Check details

Musk also announced a new feature which will bring and recommend tweets in other languages which are popular. These tweets will be translated before being recommended.

A phone screen displays a photo of Elon Musk with the Twitter logo shown in the background, in Washington, DC.(AFP)
A phone screen displays a photo of Elon Musk with the Twitter logo shown in the background, in Washington, DC.(AFP)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 11:56 AM IST

Ad tech platforms controlling more digital ad revenues, says Union minister

Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that as millions of consumers use the internet and consume products and services it is the time accountability to the consumer is also something that needs to be built and legislated.

Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar.(ANI)
Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar.(ANI)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 11:25 AM IST

WhatsApp developing feature to send photos in original quality: Report

According to the report, the instant messaging platform plans to bring this feature inside the drawing tool header within a chat.

Representational Image
Representational Image
Published on Jan 21, 2023 12:37 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Meta to review its decision to make adult nudity policies more inclusive

Meta policy: The current policy “prohibits images containing female nipples other than in specified circumstances, such as breastfeeding and gender confirmation surgery.”

Meta says reviewing call to make adult nudity policies more inclusive(REUTERS)
Meta says reviewing call to make adult nudity policies more inclusive(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 02:32 PM IST
AFP |

Greg Peters will be new Netflix co-CEO. Here's how much he will earn

Greg Peters, former chief operating officer, is set to earn an annual salary of $3 million as Netflix's new co-CEO

Greg Peters is also entitled to an approximate bonus of over $14 million and an annual stock option estimated at around $17 million. (File)
Greg Peters is also entitled to an approximate bonus of over $14 million and an annual stock option estimated at around $17 million. (File)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 02:05 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Instagram rolls out ‘Quiet Mode’, its own version of ‘Do Not Disturb’

The company added that it will alert teens spending too much time on the app at night.

Once enabled, the feature will pause all notifications, auto-reply to messages and update your activity status to ‘in quiet mode’. (File)
Once enabled, the feature will pause all notifications, auto-reply to messages and update your activity status to ‘in quiet mode’. (File)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:54 AM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

India should be a tech producer, not just a talent provider: Union minister

Union Minister of State Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that India is focusing on digital eco-system that transforms lives and not just an area of creating opportunity.

"There is a clear vision our Prime Minister has on digital as a space and digital economy in particular," Chandrasekhar said. (File)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:36 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

‘Will cooperate…’: Google on Supreme Court's ruling over Android

On Thursday, Google lost a challenge in the Supreme Court to block the directives, getting seven days to comply.

India's highest court has said a lower tribunal - where Google first challenged the Android directives - can continue to hear the company's appeal and must rule by March 31. (File)
India's highest court has said a lower tribunal - where Google first challenged the Android directives - can continue to hear the company's appeal and must rule by March 31. (File)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 09:51 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Soon, you may bring images, videos from other apps to WhatsApp. Here's how

This feature is part of a larger ability with which people will be able to search for messages by jumping to a certain date, as per a report.

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Published on Jan 20, 2023 01:06 AM IST
By, New Delhi

WhatsApp working on feature for users to block contacts within chat list: Report

According to the report, there are two ways in which users can block contacts in a chat. The first one is available in the chat list by opening the chat options so that one can easily block a contact without opening the chat. The second option is available within the notifications.

WhatsApp is releasing a feature which will enable users to block anyone within the chat list
WhatsApp is releasing a feature which will enable users to block anyone within the chat list
Published on Jan 19, 2023 06:02 PM IST

Supreme Court rejects Google's plea against anti-trust body's 1,337 cr fine

A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices PS Narasimha and J B Pardiwala granted Google seven days to deposit 10 per cent of the penalty imposed by the CCI.

The top court asked the NCLAT to decide Google's appeal against the competition regulator's order by March 31 this year. (File)
The top court asked the NCLAT to decide Google's appeal against the competition regulator's order by March 31 this year. (File)
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 05:26 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Is Uber planning layoffs? Here's what its CEO said

Microsoft, Amazon, Twitter and other major companies have announced layoffs for several reasons, including ‘macroeconomic conditions’.

Uber's logo is displayed on a mobile phone in London(REUTERS)
Uber's logo is displayed on a mobile phone in London(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 04:51 PM IST

Twitter's Blue for Android costs $11 a month; annual plan for web users unveiled

The blue check mark - previously free for verified accounts of politicians, famous personalities, journalists and other public figures - will now be open to anyone prepared to pay.

Google's Android users will be able to purchase Twitter Blue's monthly subscription for $11, the same price as for Apple's iOS users(AFP)
Google's Android users will be able to purchase Twitter Blue's monthly subscription for $11, the same price as for Apple's iOS users(AFP)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 02:12 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Aryan Prakash

Golden age of Artificial Intelligence is here, says Microsoft boss Satya Nadella

The cutting-edge chatbot ChatGPT is capturing the world's imagination. The new artificial intelligence site amassed 1 million users in just five days after its recent launch. It is but one of a dozen AI-driven so-called apps that are expected to transform human productivity and the future of work.

Satya Nadella said Microsoft is opening up access to new AI tools like ChatGPT(MINT_PRINT)
Satya Nadella said Microsoft is opening up access to new AI tools like ChatGPT(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 11:05 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Aryan Prakash

WhatsApp rolling out ability to share voice notes via status updates

According to a report, the maximum duration for a voice note will be 30 seconds, and to listen to it, users will have to update their WhatsApp version.

Representational Image
Representational Image
Published on Jan 19, 2023 01:56 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Twitter revenue down by 40% YoY, over 500 advertisers have paused spending

Twitter recently reversed its 2019 ban on political ads and said that it would relax advertising policy for "cause-based ads" in the United States and align its ad policy with TV and other media outlets.

Elon Musk took over Twitter in October.(Reuters)
Elon Musk took over Twitter in October.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 07:01 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

‘Otherwise I might be dead’: Woman claims Apple watch detected heart blockage

Apple watch's ECG app comes helpful in detecting heart ailment. “When I woke up one day there was a red alert. It advised to see a doctor so I did and showed them the results the watch had recorded,” a woman claimed.

Apple Watch comes with ECG app.(Pixabay)
Apple Watch comes with ECG app.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 03:51 PM IST

Man finds bear in Toblerone logo with help of AI after eating it for 30 years

Ralph Aboujaoude Diaz took to LinkedIn to share that a computer vision algorithm had to point out the “hidden bear” to him.

Diaz also shared that since Toblerone is made in Bern, Switzerland, the animal signifies the Bern bear. (LinkedIn/Ralph Aboujaoude Diaz)
Diaz also shared that since Toblerone is made in Bern, Switzerland, the animal signifies the Bern bear. (LinkedIn/Ralph Aboujaoude Diaz)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 03:44 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Apple launches first products of 2023, faster MacBook Pros and Mac minis added

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros look the same as the prior models — which launched at the end of 2021 — but add more powerful M2 Pro and M2 Max chips to replace the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors.

The new MacBook series. (Apple)(HT_PRINT)
The new MacBook series. (Apple)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 11:18 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Microsoft mulls over ‘significantly larger' job cuts in engineering divisions

Microsoft most recently shrank its workforce in October and July, and has eliminated open positions and paused hiring in various groups.

A Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City, US. (REUTERS/ FILE)
A Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City, US. (REUTERS/ FILE)
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 07:04 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Explained: What is Remote EVM, EC's proposed reform for domestic migrant voters

Remote EVM will help domestic migrant voters to vote from the place of current residence. In the 2019 General Elections, over 30 crore registered voters did not exercise their franchise. Internal migration (domestic migrants) is one of the most prominent reason for this.

Election commission is planning to introduce Remote EVM. (Representative Image)
Election commission is planning to introduce Remote EVM. (Representative Image)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 05:39 PM IST

E4m-DNPA Digital Impact Awards on January 20

The e4m-DNPA Digital Impact Awards will recognise and honour India's cutting-edge digital initiatives that provide citizens with on-demand governance and services.

The e4m-DNPA Digital Impact Awards logo
The e4m-DNPA Digital Impact Awards logo
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 03:51 PM IST

Cybercriminals using ChatGPT AI bot to develop malicious tools?

According to a report from cyber security firm Check Point Research (CPR), the cybercriminal community has already expressed strong interest in ChatGPT develop malicious code.

ChatGPT website(Bloomberg)
ChatGPT website(Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 09:37 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Google Meet new feature makes collaboration easy! Check details

Google has brought many new features to its video-conferencing application Google Meet to enhance better work management while on the call.

Google meet (Representational pic)
Google meet (Representational pic)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 07:10 PM IST

WhatsApp's ‘camera mode’ to be rolled out for iOS now: Report

According to the report, the feature has already been launched on a previous version of WhatsApp beta for Android.

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Published on Jan 16, 2023 05:45 PM IST

Google updates search to make it easier for US users to get info on govt schemes

With just a quick Google search, people in the United States can obtain details on schemes such as Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP.

Representational Image(Reuters)
Representational Image(Reuters)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 01:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Cyber security firm claims data of 2.5 billion Google Chrome users at risk

Several crypto wallets and other online services ask users to download recovery keys to access their accounts. The keys act as a backup in case the user loses access to the account for any reason. An attacker could take advantage by providing user with a zip file containing a symlink instead of the actual recovery keys.

Imperva Red has revealed that the vulnerability labelled as ‘CVE-2022-365 allows the the theft of sensitive files like crypto wallets and cloud provider credentials.
Imperva Red has revealed that the vulnerability labelled as ‘CVE-2022-365 allows the the theft of sensitive files like crypto wallets and cloud provider credentials.
Published on Jan 15, 2023 01:49 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

Flipkart Big Saving Days begin: Apple iPhone 14 available at 'lowest-ever' price

Apple released the iPhone 14 in September with the starting price of ₹79,900 for the 128GB storage model. However, it is currently available with a 14% discount on Flipkart during Flipkart Big Saving Days sale.

Apple iPhone 14
Apple iPhone 14
Published on Jan 14, 2023 11:08 PM IST

How to customise WhatsApp ringtone for individual contacts

WhatsApp has feature that allows to keep different ringtones for different users. Here in this article, we have chalked down the steps to use the functionality on iPhone and Android devices.

WhatsApp allows user to customise ringtones.
WhatsApp allows user to customise ringtones.
Updated on Jan 14, 2023 06:29 PM IST
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