Thursday, 19 July 2018

Tech

WhatsApp rolls out new features for IOS devices

LONDON: Facebook-owned social messaging application WhatsApp is rolling out new feature that allows users to add time or location filter in photos and videos. The new feature is similar to Instagram and Snapchat where the user could add similar stickers while sharing videos and photos. How to add filters Press the ...

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Bill Gates Says Bitcoin has Caused Deaths

NEW YORK: Microsoft founder Bill Gates criticised the anonymity of cryptocurrencies during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on Tuesday, even going so far as to suggest that their use in the illicit drugs trade has directly caused death. “The main feature of crypto currencies is their anonymity,” he said. ...

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California to allow self-driving cars on road

CALIFORNIA: Driverless cars will be tested in California for the first time without a person behind a steering wheel under new rules that state regulators approved Monday for the fast-developing technology. The regulations are a major step toward getting autonomous vehicles to dealerships and onto the streets of California, where ...

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Google launched its own job search engine

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Google’s mission is to steer people to the information they need in their daily lives. One crucial area the Internet giant says could use some work: Jobs. So Google is launching a new initiative, Google for Jobs, that includes a feature in search that collects and organizes millions ...

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China unveils hypersonic jet: Reach London in just minutes

LONDON: A hypersonic plane design has been revealed by Chinese researchers that can take passengers and cargo from Beijing to New York in just two hours. Yes, which means it will be one-seventh of the time that presently it takes to travel from Beijing to NewYork on a plane. Cui ...

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Google disclosed Microsoft Edge security flaw

LONDON: Google seems to be gunning for Microsoft again by going public with a vulnerability in Microsoft Edge before Microsoft could develop a patch. The flaw affects Microsoft’s Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG) which Microsoft described a year ago in a post about major security improvements released in the Creators Update ...

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Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

PARIS: The European Commission said Thursday that US social media giants have made an effort to comply with EU consumer protection rules, but that Facebook and Twitter have not made all the required changes. “While Google’s latest proposals appear to be in line with the requests made by consumer authorities, ...

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iPhone source code leak

LONDON: There’s been a huge leak on the web today, which has put every iPhone on the market in danger in terms of security. The good news is that this leak could help the jailbreaking developers to have access to modifications in the deepest corners of the system, so it ...

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With high-tech glasses on, Chinese police go one step forward

BEIJING: Chinese police are sporting high-tech sunglasses that can spot suspects in a crowded train station, the newest use of facial recognition technology that has drawn concerns among human rights groups. In a scene reminiscent of the dystopian sci-fi television show “Black Mirror”, officers in the central city of Zhengzhou ...

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Facebook bans cryptocurrency adverts

LONDON: Facebook has banned adverts for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on its sites after recent criticism from users about scams and hoaxes being promoted in their newsfeed. The world’s biggest social network said such digital currencies are “frequently associated” with “deceptive promotional practices”. “Two of our core advertising principles outline ...

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