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    French firm's update of Microsoft Flight Simulator game uplifts 'grounded' pilots

    Bordeaux: Many aircraft are still grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic. But would-be and real pilots will soon be able to travel anywhere in the world—virtually—thanks to the first update in years of Microsoft's Flight Simulator game. With access to Microsoft's Bing satellite mapping and cloud-powered processing, French developers Asobo Studio have...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Questions arise on self-driving tech as US state plans separate lanes for robocars

    Lansing, Michigan: The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile (65-kilometre) stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials announced the project Thursday afternoon near a former railroad station that Ford is...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Google steps up efforts to protect US election from disinformation

    San Francisco: Google, like Facebook, has stepped up measures to protect the November US election from manipulation and interference. The move comes amid a coordinated effort by Facebook and other online platforms to curb the spread of disinformation and thwart efforts to manipulate voters. Google announced new features for its search engine to provide detailed information...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    TikTok and its 1,500 US employees get set to challenge Trump administration's app ban

    TikTok and its US employees are planning to take President Donald Trump's administration to court over his sweeping order to ban the popular video app, according to a lawyer preparing one of the lawsuits. The employees' legal challenge to Trump's executive order will be separate from a pending lawsuit from the company that owns the app, though both will argue...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Popular videogame Fortnite pulled off Apple, Google app stores

    San Francisco: Apple and Google on Thursday pulled video game sensation Fortnite from their mobile app shops after its maker Epic Games released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants. The latest version of Fortnite contains a payment system that lets player transactions bypass Apple's App Store and Google's Play, preventing the firms from collecting their...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Online ad shows gay couple as father-son in Cartier's bid to duck China's censorship

    Beijing: French luxury brand Cartier is facing online mockery in China over a Valentine-themed advert which appears to show a gay couple who are described in a caption as depicting 'father-son' love. Cartier posted a video on Chinese social media platform Weibo this week promoting its 'Trinity' ring, which the brand described in the video's caption as...

    • yesterday
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    Will train content creators, says desi short video app Moj launched after TikTok ban

    New Delhi: Moj, a short video app by social media platform ShareChat, on Thursday said it is investing in offering new tools to help creators develop content and engage audiences across the country. Moj debuted on Play Store on July 1, two days after the Indian government had banned 59 apps with Chinese linkages, including TikTok. 'Our teams developed the app...

    • yesterday
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    Facebook launches US voting information centre to prevent disinformation campaigns

    San Francisco: Facebook on Thursday launched a voting information centre as part of its campaign to help millions of voters register for November's US presidential election and counter misinformation. The hub accessed from the menu on Facebook and Instagram 'will serve as a one-stop-shop to give people in the US the tools and information they need to make their...

    • 2 days ago
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    Amazon, Apple, Facebook say Trump's blocking of H-1B visas harms US

    San Francisco: Amazon, Apple and Facebook are among tech industry titans and organisations signing onto a court filing saying US President Donald Trump's move blocking visas for skilled workers hurts the country. The brief was filed in federal court Monday in support of a suit by the US Chamber of Commerce and trade groups against a proclamation issued by Trump in June halting...

    • 3 days ago
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    Facebook creates unit to manage its expanding financial services

    San Francisco: Facebook on Monday said it has created a new unit devoted to financial services to harmonise payment systems on its platform. The new group, called Facebook Financial, will be headed by e-commerce veteran David Marcus, who was a president at PayPal before joining the leading social network six years ago. Marcus is one of the creators of Facebook's digital money...

    • 3 days ago

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