Sunday, 19 January 2020

Tech

Instagram restricts offensive captions to curb hate speech, abusive conduct

LONDON: Facebook-owned Instagram, after giving its users power to restrict bullies on its platform, has now announced to extend its anti-bullying tool to hurtful captions on photos and videos. Instagram is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect bullying and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos, and ...

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Twitter plans to build ‘decentralized standard’

Twitter Inc plans to set up an independent research group to create an “open and decentralized” system for social networks, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday, which could relieve pressure on the company to appease critics of its content policies but also give rise to a new crop of competitors. ...

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Apple buys world’s first carbon free aluminum for its devices

LONDON: Apple Inc has placed an order for the first ever batch of commercially available carbon free aluminum ever made. The tech giant is expecting delivery of the metal this month. The aluminum is being made by a new Montreal-based company called Elyxis, which is a joint venture between Alcoa ...

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Israeli high school students to launch self-made satellite

JERUSALEM: Three youngsters from an Israeli school will travel to India next week to launch a satellite – Duchifat 3 – designed and built by them aboard PSLV C48 from ISRO’s Sriharikota launch site. Alon Abramovich, Meitav Assulin and Shmuel Aviv Levi, all 17 to 18 years old, are students ...

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Trump says Huawei is a security risk as NATO seeks secure 5G

WATFORD, England (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said that Chinese telecommunication firm Huawei was a security risk after NATO said it needed secure next-generation 5G technology. In what some have compared to the Cold War arms race, the United States is worried that 5G dominance would give any global ...

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The world’s first flying car ‘Pal-V’ is here

LONDON: Over the years people have had a hazy image of what it would be like to drive a flying car with famous movies trying to bring this concept to life as well. Finally, the wait is over! Pal-V, a Dutch company is taken this challenge and transformed our imagination into reality ...

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Facebook to allow transfer of photos, videos to Google Photos

LONDON: Facebook Inc said it has introduced an option to transfer photos and videos from the social media network directly to other services, starting with Google Photos. The option will be available to users in Ireland, with a worldwide roll-out planned for the first half of 2020. All data transfers ...

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People want the new iPhone 11 ad banned

LONDON: It’s 7am and you are warm and cozy in your bed. And suddenly you feel buzzing tremors, which turn into vibrating thunder in the darkness. The piercing sound of the alarm eventually wakes you up from your slumber. The wretched alarm tone is the most annoying sound ever for ...

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Twitter plans to delete inactive accounts

LONDON: Twitter is going to start getting rid of inactive accounts. The company has already sent warning emails to users who haven’t been using their accounts. If you want to keep your handle, all you have to do is to login by December 11 and follow the on-screen steps – ...

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Technical issues delay launch of Egypt’s first satellite

CAIRO: The chief Executive of the Egyptian Space Agency, Mohamed al-Qousy announced on Saturday that the launch of the first Egyptian communication satellite TIBA-1 has been postponed indefinitely due to “technical reasons.” Speaking to Al-Masry Al-Youm, Qousy said that no new date was set for the launch, but there was ...

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