Sunday, 25 February 2018

Tech

iPhone allows users to send offline messages on Whatsapp

LONDON: WhatsApp has recently added new features in the latest update for iOS that makes a host of new changes on how the app functions. However, WhatsApp has finally rolled out an update that brings iPhone users on par with Android users as you can finally queue up messages when ...

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EU to vote on declaring robots to be ‘electronic persons‘

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PARIS: MEPs have voted to propose granting legal status to robots, categorising them as “electronic persons” and warning that new legislation is needed to focus on how the machines can be held responsible for their “acts or omissions”. The draft report, tabled by Mady Delvaux-Stehres, a socialist MEP from Luxembourg, states ...

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Six key things to know about Apple’s new iOS 10 software

CUPERTINO: Your iPhone will look and feel different with the iOS 10 software update. It will be easier to move around and do more without switching apps, but the changes will take getting used to. The changes are the most dramatic since 2013, when Apple redesigned icons and introduced functions ...

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Alphabet’s unit discloses Snapchat investment

    Alphabet Inc’s venture capital arm CapitalG, earlier known as Google Capital, disclosed an investment in Snapchat by adding the social networking firm’s logo to a page on its investment portfolio website. CapitalG has not made a formal announcement and it was not clear when Google made the investment. ...

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WhatsApp warned over privacy by European watchdog

Brussels-European privacy watchdogs have warned WhatsApp over sharing user information with parent company Facebook, and cautioned Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and scanning of customer emails for US intelligence purposes. The popular messaging service’s recent change in privacy policy to start sharing users’ phone numbers with Facebook – the ...

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Facebook loses first round in suit over storing bio-metric data

Facebook Inc (FB.O) lost the first round in a court fight against some of its users who sued the social networking company, alleging it “unlawfully” collected and stored users’ biometric data derived from their faces in photographs. The judge presiding over the case in a California federal court on Thursday ...

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Netflix subscriptions boom around world

Netflix Inc added over 50 percent more subscribers than expected in the third quarter as original shows such as “Stranger Things” drew new international viewers and kept U.S. customers despite a price hike, sending its shares soaring 20 percent in late trade. The company’s performance represented a turnaround from the ...

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