Sunday, 5 July 2020

Tech

PUBG Mobile earns $3 Billion in lifetime revenue

BIRMINGHAM: PlayerUnknown’s Battleground Mobile or PUBG Mobile has brought in a massive sum of 3 Billion US Dollars in lifetime revenue. The massively popular online multiplayer game has seen great success globally, with just 2020 bringing in 1.3 Billion Dollars alone. According to a new report by Sensor Tower, PUBG ...

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China says Indian app ban is against WTO rules

BEIJING: Earlier this week, the Indian government had banned 59 Chinese smartphone applications. This ban included popular social media apps like TikTok and more. Now, Ji Rong, spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in India, has said in a statement that China “firmly opposed” this decision and it is a “violation ...

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India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps over ‘security’ concerns

NEW DELHI: India banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat, over national security and privacy concerns two weeks after a deadly Himalayan border clash between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Relations between the world’s two most populous nations have been strained following the deaths of 20 Indian ...

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Microsoft to close all physical stores around the world

LONDON: Microsoft said it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world. Like other retailers, the software and computing giant had to temporarily close all of its stores in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to its website, Microsoft has 72 stores in the ...

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GOOGLE WILL PAY PUBLISHERS FOR NEWS CONTENT

SAN FRANCISCO: Google will pay partnered media publishers in three countries and offer some users free access to paywalled news sites, the tech giant said. The announcement comes after legal battles in France and Australia over Google’s refusal to pay news organizations for content. In a blog post the firm ...

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NASA’s Mars helicopter will be the aircraft on another planet

LONDON: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will travel with the Perseverance rover through 314 million miles (505 million kilometers) of interplanetary space to get to Mars. But for the team working on the first experimental flight test on another planet, engineering the final 5 inches (13 centimeters) of the journey has ...

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Apple Now Allows You To Set Default Apps In iPhone

LONDON: Apple never allowed its users to think out of the box they created on the iPhone. After all, the hardware and software of Apple are on another level but the freedom in the device we use is important to make it more customized. They always forced users to use apps that are made or recommended by Apple on the ...

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Chinese $330 million sponsorship of IPL under threat

NEW DELHI: Chinese sponsorship of India’s biggest sporting event was under threat Friday after a border clash between the two countries sparked calls in India for a boycott of Chinese products and companies. The Indian Premier League cricket tournament said its chiefs would meet next week to review sponsorship deals. ...

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Australia facing a major cyber attack

SYDNEY: Australia said Friday it is facing a major cyber attack but stopped short of formally blaming it on China. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said public and private organizations and businesses were “currently being targeted by a sophisticated foreign state-based” hacker, ABC news reported. He did not name the hacker. The ...

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Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome shows new security weakness

SAN FRANCISCO: A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters, highlighting the tech industry’s failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, payroll and other sensitive functions. Google said it ...

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