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    Facebook apologises for offensive translation of Xi Jinping's name

    New Delhi: Facebook has apologised for the mistranslation of Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's name as 'Mr Shithole' when translated from some Burmese language posts into English. According to a report in The New York Times Saturday, the name goof up happened as Xi visited Myanmar and signed dozens of deals with state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. The historic moment, however, was...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Microsoft accepts IE security flaw, promises hotpatch

    San Francisco: Microsoft has confirmed a security flaw affecting Internet Explorer is currently being used by hackers and it is working on a fix, to be released at a later date. The vulnerability was first reported by US Homeland Security Friday evening, although the issue is not limited to American devices. Overall, Microsoft said all supported versions of Windows are affected by the flaw,...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Samsung Galaxy Z Flip range likely to start from Rs 60,000

    Seoul: Samsung is expected to launch another foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Flip February 11 at an event in San Francisco and now a new report claim that the device will be priced between $860 (Rs 60,000) and $1,295 (Rs 90,000). The pricing is significantly lower than the $1,500 (Rs 105,000) price tag of the Motorola Razr that is driven by the outdated Snapdragon 710 chipset, while the...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    WhatsApp becomes second non-Google app to hit 5bn installs on Android

    San Francisco: Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp for Android has now notched up a staggering five billion downloads, making it only the second non-Google app to achieve this milestone. As with most Android applications that reach large amounts of installs, this number does not just include downloads from the Play Store, but also pre-installed copies like Samsung and...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Govt mulls using AI to tackle social media misuse

    New Delhi: To stop the spread of disinformation leading to widespread public disorder, the government is exploring use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to remove such content automatically from social media platforms. The Centre is to 'take up the issue with representatives of various international social media platforms operating in the country and monitor their compliance to instructions issued...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Facebook likely to follow this model for WhatsApp monetisation

    WhatsApp users have heaved a sigh of relief with Facebook dropping off the idea to place ads in the popular instant messaging app in order to make money from it. According to reports Facebook has disbanded the team that was working on integrating apps into the WhatsApp. It is also being discussed widely that the code which this team was in the process of integrating into WhatsApp has...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Cambridge Analytica whistleblower releases fresh set of Facebook documents

    London: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Brittany Kaiser has released new documents that details initial exchange in 2015 where Facebook only requested the political consultancy firm by email to delete the data, and casually asked the company to 'provide us with confirmation'. It wasn't until January 2016 that Facebook received the signed certification from Cambridge...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Rs 10,000 5G smartphones to be available by end of 2020: Huawei

    Beijing: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei's President for 5G product line, Yang Chaobin believes that 5G smartphones priced around $150 are expected to be launched by the end of 2020 or in early 2021. Huawei, along with its sub-brand Honor, has launched a number of 5G smartphones in 2019, including Mate 30 5G series, Mate 20 X 5G, Mate X 5G, Nova 6 5G, Honor V30 series, among...

    • 24 hrs ago
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    Google goes for a design tweak, adds icons to search on desktop

    San Francisco: In a major design tweak, Google has added tiny favicon icons to its search results for reasons unknown, creating more clutter in what used to be a clean interface. As you may have noticed in the last couple of days, Google has introduced icons within its Search results on desktop. These icons were launched in Google Search on mobile devices, helping users distinguish...

    • yesterday
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    Apple files fresh patent, touchscreen MacBooks expected soon

    San Francisco: A new patent has surfaced online that hints Apple touchscreen MacBook could be in the making. The patent is filed under the US Patent No 20200019367 titled 'Cross-Device Interactions'. In one of the descriptions, Apple explicitly mentions touchscreen laptops. It stated that 'in some embodiments, display 5012 is also a touch-sensitive display,' moreover, it adds that 'in...

    • yesterday

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