Microsoft Teams Gets a Redesign, Now Claimed to Use 50 Percent Less Memory; Mac App Coming Soon

Microsoft has launched a redesigned Teams application that is claimed to be more responsive and user-friendly. On Monday, the company announced that Teams users can expect a revamped app that is up to two times faster than its current version, with functions such as launching the program and connecting to video calls taking half the … Read more

DeFi Platform Kokomo Finance Mysteriously Vanishes From Public Domain, $4 Million Rug Pull Suspected: Reports

Crypto scams have a direct effect on the crypto community and impact both the crypto market and individual investors. While the cryptocurrency market witnessed a sharp recovery this month in the backdrop of centralized banks collapsing in the US, a new scam appears to have come to light. In what is being suspected as a … Read more

Neuralink Said to Approach US Neurosurgery Center as Potential Human Clinical Trials Partner

Elon Musk’s brain implant company Neuralink has approached one of the biggest US neurosurgery centers as a potential clinical trials partner as it prepares to test its devices on humans once regulators allow for it, according to six people familiar with the matter. Neuralink has been developing brain implants since 2016 that it hopes will … Read more

iOS 17 To Add Support For ‘Most Requested’ Features Along With Performance Improvements: Mark Gurman

iOS 17, Apple’s upcoming software update for its iPhone handsets, was previously leaked by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in January this year. However, just around three months after he predicted that the upcoming version of iOS would focus on bug fixes and performance enhancements, the analyst has suggested that the iOS 17 update could include new … Read more

Huawei Watch Ultimate With 1.5-Inch AMOLED Display, 100m Water Resistance Launched: Details

Huawei Watch Ultimate was launched by the company last week. The Chinese firm recently concluded its first major launch event of the year, which saw the announcement of its latest premium smartphone, the Huawei Mate X3, alongside its new flagship wearable, the Huawei Watch Ultimate. The latest smartwatch from the Chinese electronics manufacturer is claimed … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 Purported Concept Video Hints at Galaxy S23-Like Design: Watch

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 concept video has been leaked online, giving smartphone enthusiasts an idea of ​​what to expect from the company’s next generation foldable phone. The device is seen in the video posted to YouTube in collaboration with a tipster. The handset is shown in two colourways, while sporting a design language similar … Read more

Baidu Unveils New Capabilities for AI-Powered Ernie Chatbot in Closed-Door Meeting

Chinese search engine Baidu on Monday shared pre-recorded videos of its AI-powered chatbot Ernie summarizing financial statements and producing powerpoint presentations, among other industry-focused capabilities. According to images shared by a Baidu spokesperson in a media-facing group on WeChat, China’s most widely used messaging service, the Chinese chatbot has a wider range of skills than … Read more

There’s No Such Thing as Artificial Intelligence

No one sells the future more masterfully than the tech industry. According to its proponents, we will all live in the “metaverse,” build our financial infrastructure on “web3” and power our lives with “artificial intelligence.” All three of these terms are mirages that have raked in billions of dollars, despite being bitten back by reality. … Read more

OneWeb Completes Satellite ‘Constellation’ to Offer Global Internet Coverage Like Rival Starlink

OneWeb launched the final 36 satellites of its initial 616-satellite “constellation,” allowing the rival of Elon Musk’s Starlink to offer global broadband coverage this year. “It’s the fruition of an enormous amount of hard work, and obviously we’ve been through some geopolitical issues over the last year or so, and the team has proven to … Read more

Huawei FreeBuds 2 Pro+, Huawei FreeBuds 5, and TalkBand B7 With Bluetooth Calling Launched: Details

Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2+, Huawei FreeBuds 5 and Huawei TalkBand B7 have been launched at the company’s Spring flagship product launch conference in China. Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2+ comes with a dual heart rate and body temperature monitoring system. Its TruSeen heart rate algorithm technology is claimed to have an accuracy of 95 percent and … Read more

Paytm Announces Upgraded Payments Platform Backed by Fully Indigenous Technology

One97 Communications, which owns the payments and financial services platform Paytm, announced the launch of its fully indigenously developed new technology platform. Paytm has been at the forefront of India’s digital revolution with its technology-led innovations that have empowered users with a ‘Made in India’ payments platform. The fintech firm’s revamped platform is expected to … Read more

Microsoft Said to Threaten to Restrict Rival Search Engines’ Data Access Over AI Chat Products

Microsoft Corp. has threatened to cut off access to its internet-search data, which it licenses to rival search engines if they don’t stop using it as the basis for their own artificial intelligence chat products, according to people familiar with the dispute. The software maker licenses the data in its Bing search index — a … Read more

US Justice Department’s Antitrust Case Against Google’s Advertising Practices Gets Fast-Paced Schedule

A federal judge on Friday set a fast-paced schedule in the US Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit challenging Google LLC’s digital advertising technology practices, moving the case along more quickly than either side had proposed. US Magistrate Judge John Anderson in Alexandria, Virginia, after a brief hearing, issued an order setting Jan. 18, 2024, as the … Read more

Jio Installs 1 Lakh Towers to Expedite 5G Rollout in India, Department of Telecom Data Shows

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio has installed close to 1 lakh telecom towers, nearly 5 times that of its nearest competition, to roll out India’s fastest and deepest penetration 5G telecom network to provide ultra-high speed internet, according to the latest DoT data. The latest daily status report from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) National … Read more

BPCL Installs 19 EV Fast-Charging Corridors Along Highways in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has announced that it has launched 19 EV fast-charging corridors along 15 highways in Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. At approximately every 100 km on the corridors, one can find an EV fast-charging station, a top BPCL official said at an event here on Friday. “The fast-charging stations have been … Read more

ChatGPT Generates ‘Formulaic’ Academic Text, Can Be Picked Up by Existing AI-Detection Tools: Study

Academic style content produced by ChatGPT is relatively formulaic and would be picked up by many existing AI-detection tools, despite being more sophisticated than those produced by previous innovations, according to a new study. However, the findings should serve as a wake-up call to university staff to think about ways to explain to students and … Read more

Asus ROG Phone 7 Series Key Specifications Leak Ahead of April 13 Launch Date: All Details

Asus ROG Phone 7 series is expected to debut on April 13. The smartphone maker has dropped a teaser for the upcoming gaming-focused handsets, but it hasn’t revealed any details about their specifications. Ahead of the launch event, specifications of the phones have surfaced on the Internet. A tipster has claimed that the series will … Read more

Redmi A2, Redmi A2+ With 5,000mAh Batteries, MediaTek Helio G36 SoC Launched: Specifications

Redmi A2 and Redmi A2+ have been silently launched in Europe as a successor to the company’s Redmi A1 series. The smartphones, with MediaTek Helio G36 SoC and up to 3GB of RAM, have made their debut as entry-level handsets. The phones are listed on Xiaomi’s global website. However, details regarding the pricing and availability … Read more

Nothing Ear 2 TWS Earbuds to Go on Sale in India for the First Time During Pre-Launch Sale: Check Price

Nothing Ear 2 truly wireless stereo (TWS) earphones were launched on March 22 as the second audio product from the company. These earbuds have debuted as successor to the Nothing Ear 1, which were launched in 2021. The earbuds are confirmed to go on open sale on March 28. However, the London-based consumer technology startup, … Read more

TikTok to Get Banned in France for Use on Smartphones of Civil Servants

France will ban the use of Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok on the work phones of civil servants, Civil Service Minister Stanislas Guerini said on his Twitter account. “In order to guarantee the cybersecurity of our administrations and civil servants, the government has decided to ban recreational applications such as TikTok on the professional phones of … Read more

Terraform Founder Do Kwon Charged for Forging Documents by Montenegrin Police

Montenegrin police on Friday formally charged Do Kwon, the cryptocurrency entrepreneur behind two digital currencies that lost an estimated $40 billion (nearly Rs. 3,29,500 crore) or more last year, for forging official documents after arresting him at Podgorica airport. Do Kwon, a South Korean national, and a second suspect have been held on Thursday while … Read more

Xiaomi Reports Record Drop in Q4 Revenue, Loses Indian Smartphone Market in Higher-End Devices to Samsung

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Friday reported a record drop in fourth-quarter revenue as the company weathered a slowdown in consumption and disruptions due to China’s COVID-19 curbs. Early signs suggest China’s economy will only rebound slowly, as consumers remain cautious about spending money despite an easing of restrictions on domestic and international travel. Xiaomi … Read more

Vivo V27 Pro Review: Many Ifs and Buts

Vivo V27 Pro continues the legacy of the company’s lightweight and stylish smartphones in the V series. The V27 Pro was launched as a successor to last year’s Vivo V25 Pro (Review). Compared to the outgoing model, the Vivo V27 Pro has received upgrades in many areas. However, the core philosophy remains the same — … Read more

IISc Team Working on Antennas to Empower 6G Technology for V2X Communications

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are working on designing antennas that can empower 6G technology, which is instrumental in realizing efficient V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communications. In a recent study, the team, led by Debdeep Sarkar, Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, shows how self-interference in full-duplex communication antennas … Read more

Huawei Makes Breakthrough in Design Tools Used to Create 14nm Chips: Report

Huawei Technologies has made breakthroughs in electronic design automation (EDA) tools for chips produced at and above 14-nanometre technology, Caijing financial news magazine reported on Friday, citing a speech by a senior Huawei executive. Huawei will complete testing on the tools this year, rotating chairman Xu Zhijun said in a speech on Feb. 28., Caijing … Read more

TikTok CEO Grilled Over Security Concerns in Hearing With US Lawmakers

US lawmakers at a congressional hearing on Thursday accused TikTok of serving harmful content and inflicting “emotional distress” on young users, grilling the Chinese-owned app’s CEO over the company’s outsized influence on teens. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican from Washington, kicked off the hearing with TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew saying that within … Read more

Samsung Galaxy A34 5G and A54 5G: Experience Awesome Features at Great Prices as #AwesomeIsForEveryone | Own Now

Samsung has been transforming the smartphone landscape with its Galaxy A series, combining flagship features with attractive pricing. With the new Samsung Galaxy A34 5G and Galaxy A54 5G launch, the company continues to bridge the gap between flagship and mid-range smartphones by providing top-notch features at irresistible prices. Furthermore, these new devices are designed … Read more

All iPhone 15 Models to Come With Dynamic Island; Pro Models to Sport Titanium Frame: Report

Apple is expected to unveil its next iteration of the iPhone this year in September. While the Cupertino, California-based company won’t share any details about the upcoming iPhone 15 series ahead of launch, speculation and rumors about the smartphones have been doing the rounds on the Internet. A recent report suggests that Apple will offer … Read more

Meta’s Vice President of Business Messaging Departs Amid ‘Year of Efficiency’, Pruning of Projects

A veteran Meta advertising product executive will leave the company in May, according to an internal announcement seen by Reuters, amid a months-long pruning of projects and staff that Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has dubbed the “year of efficiency.” Dan Levy, currently the social media giant’s vice president of business messaging, said in a post … Read more

Tencent to Maintain Cost-Cutting Measures Amid First Drop in Annual Revenue

Tencent Holdings on Thursday said it would restrict its focus to its core business, while maintaining cost-cutting and improving efficiencies, as it reported its first drop in annual revenue to date. The world’s largest video game company and operator of the WeChat messaging platform posted revenue of CNY 554.55 billion yuan (nearly Rs. 6,65,600 crore) … Read more

USDC Issuer Circle Says Executive’s Twitter Giveaway Offer Was Scam, Account Was Hacked

Stablecoin USDC’s issuer Circle said its chief strategy officer’s Twitter account was hacked on Wednesday, after the account posted a link appearing to offer holders of the stablecoin USDC a “one-time bonus” of free cryptocurrency. The Twitter account of Dante Disparte, Circle’s chief strategy officer, sent a series of tweets appearing to address the stablecoin’s … Read more

EU Proposes Rule to Let Consumers Get Worn-Out Electronics Repaired From Producers for Up to 10 Years

The European Union wants to give consumers the right to have worn-out products like washing machines and televisions repaired by producers even after the sales guarantee has expired, to cut waste and make goods last longer. The European Commission proposed rules on Wednesday that would oblige producers to offer repairs for a product for between … Read more

Apple Watch’s Newly Patented NFC Integration for Bands Could Instantly Match Color Schemes, Open Apps: Report

Apple has been seen in the recent past expanding its research and development on its Apple Watch. The Cupertino, California-based tech giant had obtained a patent for technology that could make way for a colour-changing Apple Watch band. Now, the company has reportedly been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for … Read more

Intel’s Graphics Chief Raja Koduri to Depart at End of March, Will Start New Software Company to Rival Nvidia

Raja Koduri, the chief architect at Intel Corp, is leaving to start a company that aims to loosen longtime rival Nvidia Corp’s grip on the digital movie and video game markets. Koduri, whose departure was announced by Intel Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger in a tweet on Tuesday, told Reuters his as-yet-unnamed company will aim to … Read more

TikTok Never Shared US Data With Chinese Government, Says CEO Shou Zi Chew Amid Growing Security Concerns

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will tell lawmakers the Chinese-owned short video app with more than 150 million American users has never, and would never, share US user data with the Chinese government amid growing US national security concerns. “TikTok has never shared, or received a request to share, US user data with the Chinese … Read more

Blackberry to Sell Patents for Mobile Devices in New $900 Million Deal After Sale to Catapult Collapses

BlackBerry said on Tuesday it would sell patents, primarily related to its mobile devices, for up to $900 million (roughly Rs. 7,441 crore) after the Canadian software company scrapped an earlier deal with Catapult IP Innovations. Malikie Innovations will buy the patents and pay $170 million (roughly Rs. 1,405 crore) in cash on deal closing, … Read more

Only 24 Percent of Indian Firms Ready to Defend Against Modern Cybersecurity Threats: Cisco Survey

Just 24 percent of organizations surveyed in India have the ‘mature’ level of readiness needed to be resilient against modern cybersecurity risks, according to a new Cisco study released on Tuesday. Cisco, in a separate announcement, said it aims to train 500,000 cybersecurity professionals over 3 years across India. Cisco’s first-ever Cybersecurity Readiness Index highlighted … Read more

Accenture to acquire Bengaluru-based industrial AI firm Flutura

IT services and consulting firm Accenture on Tuesday said it will acquire Bengaluru-based industrial artificial intelligence company Flutura. The deal size was not disclosed. Flutura has approximately 110 professionals who specialize in industrial data science services for manufacturers and other asset-intensive companies. “Flutura will strengthen Accenture’s industrial AI services to increase the performance of plants, … Read more

Facebook Parent Meta Sued by Kenyan Content Moderators for Unlawful Redundancy

Facebook content moderators in Kenya are suing the social media site’s parent company Meta and two outsourcing companies for illegal redundancy, a rights group said on Monday. The 43 applicants say they lost their jobs with Sama, a Kenya-based firm contracted to moderate Facebook content, for organizing a union. They also say they were blacklisted … Read more

Google’s Hearing Against CCI’s Penalty Order Concluded, NCLAT Reserves Judgment

The NCLAT on Monday concluded its hearing over the petition filed by Google, in which the tech giant challenged the Competition Commission’s order imposing a Rs. 1,337.76 crore penalty for anti-competitive practices in relation to Android mobile devices. A two-member bench of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) was conducting the hearing on a … Read more

Apple to Open India’s First Flagship Retail Store in Mumbai Next Month, Delhi Store to Follow Soon: Report

Apple is reportedly planning to open its first flagship India retail store in Mumbai. While there has been no official confirmation about the same from the Cupertino-based tech giant, the flagship store will reportedly open by next month, in April. Apple currently sells its in-country products through partner retail stores throughout India. Earlier this year, … Read more

Google Pixel Fold, Pixel 7a Price Tipped Ahead of Launch, Could Cost Less Than Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Google Pixel Fold, the rumored foldable smartphone from the tech giant, is expected to go official in May during the company’s I/O 2023 event. The flagship foldable handset could be unveiled alongside the Pixel 7a. Ahead of the formal announcement, a tipster has leaked the price details of both the Pixel Fold and Pixel 7a. … Read more

Redmi Note 12 Turbo, Realme GT Neo 5 SE Tipped to Use New Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 SoC, Another Qualcomm Chip

Qualcomm recently launched the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset – its most powerful Snapdragon 7-series chip to date. The Qualcomm AI Engine boosts its performance making the processor faster and more efficient than its predecessors. Redmi and Realme have now confirmed the use of this new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset in their upcoming smartphones. … Read more

YouTube Restores Donald Trump’s Account Months After Meta, Twitter Lifts Suspension on Other Social Media Sites

Alphabet-owned YouTube said on Tuesday it lifted restrictions on former US President Donald Trump’s channel, following a more than two-year suspension after the deadly Capitol Hill riot on January 6, 2021. Meta Platforms had reinstated Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts earlier this year, while his Twitter account was restored in November by new owner Elon … Read more

TikTok Gets Banned on Government Devices in New Zealand: Report

After the United States, the UK and New Zealand became the latest western countries to ban the Chinese-owned video-sharing platform TikTok on “government devices” citing security fears, The New York Times reported. The UK, on ​​Thursday, announced the ban of TikTok with immediate effect citing security fears linked to the video-sharing app’s ownership by a … Read more

Disco Elysium Adds a Collage Mode to Fabricate New Scenes, Former Creatives Dispute Studio ZA/UM’s Claims

Disco Elysium’s PC version just got a Collage Mode. After a couple of Valentine’s Day-themed tweets teasing it, studio ZA/UM has dropped a fun diorama tool that lets you set up custom scenes with beloved characters hailing from Revachol, with added flair such as filters, magnification, stickers, and more. The free update weighs about 300MB … Read more

AIIMS Delhi to Be Equipped With 5G Network by June 30 for Maximum Utilization of Modern Tech

To enable maximum utilization of modern communication technology for patient care, teaching, research, and good governance, AIIMS has decided to equip itself with a 5G network by June 30, officials said. A five-member committee has been constituted to expedite the process, said an office memorandum, issued by the director Prof M Srinivas. “In line with … Read more

PhonePe Raises $200 Million Investment From Walmart In Its Ongoing Fundraise

Indian digital payments firm PhonePe said on Friday it has raised $200 million (nearly Rs. 1,650 crore) from majority backer Walmart at a pre-money valuation of $12 billion (nearly Rs. 99,000 crore). PhonePe, already India’s most valuable payments firm and among the country’s most highly-valued startups, said the investment is part of its ongoing fundraise … Read more

Oppo Enco Free 3 to Launch on March 21, to Feature Bamboo Fiber Diaphragm on Sound Unit

Oppo Find X6 series, the company’s upcoming flagship smartphones, has officially confirmed to launch in China on March 21. The flagship smartphone series’ launch event has been confirmed to be accompanied by the unveiling of Oppo Pad 2. Now, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has revealed another product that will be launched parallely — the Oppo … Read more

Identify Cyber ​​Hotspots, Maintain Profile of Cyber ​​Crimes: Parliamentary Panel

A parliamentary panel has recommended that the Union Home Ministry may encourage the state governments to identify cyber hotspots in their state and maintain a data profile on the cyber crimes being committed in those hotspots. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs headed by BJP MP Brijlal noted that it believed that despite the … Read more

Explained: What Is Generative AI, the Technology Behind OpenAI’s ChatGPT?

Generative artificial intelligence has become a buzzword this year, capturing the public’s fancy and sparking a rush among Microsoft and Alphabet to launch products with technology they believe will change the nature of work. Here is everything you need to know about this technology. What is Generative AI? Like other forms of artificial intelligence, generative … Read more

SEBI Sets Stringent Norms for FPIs, Asks to Disclose Changes in Structure, Ownership in 7 Working Days

Capital markets regulator SEBI has made stringent norms for Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs), asking them to disclose any material change in their structure and common ownership within seven working days. With regard to new FPI registrations, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) may ask them for any additional documents which may be required, … Read more

Realme, Other Chinese Companies to Dominate India’s Home Surveillance Camera Market in 2022: Counterpoint

Chinese companies like Realme, TP-Link and Hikvision dominated India’s home surveillance camera market in 2022 with 77 percent share, market research firm Counterpoint Research said on Thursday. According to Counterpoint’s Smart Home IoT Service, only one Indian brand Qubo by Hero Electronix figured among the top six in India’s smart home security camera market. It … Read more

Lenovo Asked to Pay $138.7 Million for InterDigital Patents by London Court

China’s Lenovo Group must pay US technology firm InterDigital $138.7 million (nearly Rs. 1,150 crore) for a license for its portfolio of telecommunications patents, London’s High Court ruled on Thursday in the latest round of a long-running dispute. InterDigital brought the lawsuit against Lenovo in 2019 over the terms on which Lenovo should take a … Read more

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Vulnerable To Cyber ​​Attacks, Hints Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Electric vehicle charging stations are also susceptible to cyber attacks and cyber security incidents like any other technological application, Parliament was informed on Thursday. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), which is mandated to track and monitor cyber security incidents in India, … Read more

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