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'WhatsApp from Facebook' tag added in latest beta: Report
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) WhatsApp is adding an update to its latest beta that adds the "WhatsApp from Facebook" tag to the application.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
YouTube Originals released post Sep 24 to be free with ads
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Months after confirming that its Originals programming would soon be free with advertisements, YouTube has finally announced content released after September 24 will be available to non-YouTube Premium subscribers as well.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
FB contractor pressured therapists to leak staff info
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Facebook is facing flak from moderators who have alleged that a contractor from the social networking giant pressured counsellors to break confidentiality agreements by leaking discussions with employees.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
No plans for streaming-only console: Xbox chief
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Microsofts head of Xbox and gaming, Phil Spencer, has confirmed the company is not working on a streaming-only console.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple Watch Series 5 to use OLED display
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Apple Watch Series 5 model is expected to use OLED screens supplied by Japan Display, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Amazon ambassadors flood Twitter with 'fake' messages: Report
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) There has been a surge in Amazon employees' accounts on Twitter who are praising the e-commerce giant, the workplace and its policies on the platform, creating suspicion among former workers whether this is actually the case.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google rolling out new features to Chrome OS in Aug
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Google is rolling out a major Chrome OS update for the month of August, complete with new features like improved media playback, an updated camera app for the Pixelbook and more.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
LGBTQ YouTubers sue platform for bias
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) A group of LGBTQ YouTubers are reportedly suing the video-sharing platform and its parents firm Google over poor moderation of "hate" content and unfairly restricting the videos of LGBTQ creators.
2019-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter to soon let users follow topics
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Not just people, Twitter is now testing a way to let users follow topics including sports teams, celebrities and TV shows.
2019-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Co-founder of Facebook-owned VR firm Oculus quits
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) In yet another setback for the social networking giant's Virtual Reality (VR) dream, Nate Mitchell, Co-founder of Facebook-acquired VR firm Oculus has stepped down.
2019-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Facebook let 3rd-party vendors listen to your Messenger chats
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) After Google, Apple and Amazon, Facebook has become the latest tech giant who was paying third-party contractors to transcribe and listen to your conversations on its Messenger app.
2019-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Argentina's 1986 World Cup hero dies aged 62
Buenos Aires, Aug 13 (IANS) Argentine World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown has died at the age of 62. His former club Estudiantes de La Plata tweeted on Sunday that the former centre back died following a long battle with Alzheimer's.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Argentina's 1986 World Cup hero dies aged 62
Buenos Aires, Aug 13 (IANS) Argentine World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown has died at the age of 62. His former club Estudiantes de La Plata tweeted on Sunday that the former centre back died following a long battle with Alzheimer's.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Fingerprint verification comes to Google services on Pixel phones
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) You will soon be able to log into Google websites and services using fingerprint-based verification rather than a password.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Smartphone charging cable can steal your data too
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) Next time when you borrow a charging cable for your smartphone or iPad, think twice. A hacker has shown that an iPhone charging cable can steal your data.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
New law to help prevent suicides among California youth
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) The ID cards for students in 7th to 12th grade in California now have imprinted on them the suicide prevention hot line number in an effort to combat the second most prevalent cause of death among US residents between 10 and 24 years of age.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Facebook not to buy Houseparty over anti-trust concerns
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) As the US regulators investigate Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram, the social networking giant has reportedly shelved plans to buy popular group video chat app called Houseparty.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Several held at #JewsAgainstICE protest at Amazon Store: Report
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Several protesters from Jewish community groups were arrested at an Amazon bookstore in Manhattan after they occupied the shop and protested Amazon Web Service's (AWS) Cloud computing contracts and other technical support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the media has reported.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tesla Model 3 car explodes after hitting truck
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) A Tesla Model 3 car has crashed once more, this time it collided with a tow truck in Moscow exploding into flames and severely injuring three of a family, the media reported.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
ZTE 4G hotspots gateways to malicious websites: Report
San Francisco, Aug 11 (IANS) Security researchers have discovered a bunch of vulnerabilities affecting 4G hotspots from Chinese handset maker ZTE that could allow a potential hacker to redirect traffic from the hotspot to other malicious websites.
2019-08-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Amazon starts deploying cute delivery robots in US
San Francisco, Aug 11 (IANS) Cute six-wheeled delivery robots from e-commerce giant Amazon are now gradually rolling their way into the Californian neighbourhood.
2019-08-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Deepika, Priyanka top Insta celebs with high fake followers
San Francisco, Aug 10 (IANS) Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra Jonas are among the 10 celebrities who have maximum numbers of fake followers or "bots" on Instagram.
2019-08-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,National
Facebook could face lawsuit over illegal user data collection
San Francisco, Aug 9 (IANS) A US court here has ruled that Facebook users from Illinois state can go ahead with a class action lawsuit against social media giant Facebook over alleged illegal collection of user data without their consent.
2019-08-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Students offered 3-month free trial of YouTube Premium
San Francisco, Aug 9 (IANS) In a bid to establish a strong foothold in the online content-streaming segment against its competitors like Netflix and Spotify, Google has offered a three-month free trial of YouTube Premium to students in the US.
2019-08-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple's foldable device likely in 2021
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch a foldable device in two years, more likely to be an iPad than an iPhone, analysts at Swiss investment bank UBS have predicted.
2019-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple adopts YouTube's ASMR trend for iPhone promotions
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) Ahead of the launch of its 2019 line-up of iPhones, Apple has turned to a YouTube trend -- called autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) -- that has gone viral online, for its promotional videos.
2019-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US lawmakers ask Google to explain relationship with Huawei
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) Three US senators have written to the Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding answers about the companys relationship with Chinas Huawei.
2019-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Android Q's final beta released ahead of official launch
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) As the launch day for Android Operating System's (OS) next iteration approaches, the tech giant has just rolled out the sixth and final beta version of Android Q.
2019-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google Pixel 4 may bring super smooth display: Report
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) A leak on Google's upcoming Pixel 4 and 4XL smartphones suggest that the devices could include a super smooth display with 90Hz refresh rate and 6GB RAM.
2019-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Instagram bans US firm for improper data collection
San Francisco, Aug 8 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has banned a San Francisco-based company from its platform on charges of improper user-data collection.
2019-08-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple Card roll-out begins for select users
San Francisco, Aug 7 (IANS) Apple has begun the preview roll-out for its 'Apple Card' to a select group of customers who had signed up to be notified about the release of the card.
2019-08-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter admits to user data leak, apologises
San Francisco, Aug 7 (IANS) Owing the breach to recently identified privacy flaws and regretting the outcome, micro-blogging site Twitter has admitted to have inadvertently shared user data with advertising and third party partners.
2019-08-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Soon, Google Assistant can read WhatsApp texts
San Francisco, Aug 6 (IANS) Google's virtual assistant is reportedly getting the ability to read messages from non-Google apps like WhatsApp, Slack and Telegram.
2019-08-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google shutting down its travel planning app
San Francisco, Aug 6 (IANS) In favour of steering users more towards its Maps, Google has shut down its travel planning app, Trips.
2019-08-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lenovo, Intel announce multi-year collaboration
San Francisco, Aug 5 (IANS) Intel and Lenovo on Monday announced a multi-year collaboration to accelerate convergence of high-performance computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve world's most challenging problems.
2019-08-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Samsung, Microsoft update partnership ahead of Brooklyn event
San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) Ahead of Samsung's Unpacked event slated to be held next week in Brooklyn, the Seoul-based tech giant has reportedly updated its partnership with software major Microsoft.
2019-08-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Goldman Sachs updates users about working of Apple Card
San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) Ahead of the launch of Apple's first ever credit card for iPhones, the customer agreement for the Apple Card has been found on the Goldman Sachs website about the ins and outs of its working.
2019-08-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook to add its name to WhatsApp, Instagram
San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) In a first step towards merging all its platforms into one unified experience for users, Facebook is adding its name to Instagram and WhatsApp.
2019-08-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google, Apple stop listening to users' conversations
San Francisco, Aug 2 (IANS) After facing flak, tech giants Google and Apple have now stopped snooping on users' conversations. While Apple has suspended the programme that let its virtual assistant Siri listen to users' recordings for "quality control", Google has stopped listening and transcribing Google Assistant recordings in Europe.
2019-08-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google Pixel to get voiceless emergency operator options
San Francisco, Aug 2 (IANS) Search engine giant Google has announced a new voiceless emergency operator option for its Pixel smartphones that would allow users with speech impairment or in emergency situations to get quick medical, police or fire brigade attention.
2019-08-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google testing its monthly gaming subscription service
San Francisco, Aug 2 (IANS) In a bid to compete with Apple's upcoming library of mobile games, Apple Arcade, Google has started testing its own monthly gaming subscription called Play Pass.
2019-08-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook makes photo, video matching tech available for all
San Francisco, Aug 2 (IANS) Facebook has open-sourced its photo and video matching technologies for people to identify harmful content such as child exploitation, terrorist propaganda or graphic violence.
2019-08-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Senior Amazon executive announces one year break
San Francisco, Aug 1 (IANS) Choosing a one-year sabbatical from work life, Amazon's Senior Vice President Jeff Blackburn has decided to take some time off in 2020.
2019-08-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
iPhone 11 to support Apple Pencil: Report
San Francisco, Aug 1 (IANS) The 2019 line-up of iPhones are expected to come with support for Apple Pencil -- a wireless stylus pen from Apple, a new analyst note from Citi Analysts suggests.
2019-08-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Musk 'violates' SEC settlement with solar production tweet
San Francisco, Aug 1 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk is courting trouble again with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over his controversial Twitter activities, this time revealing Tesla's solar production numbers on the micro-blogging platform.
2019-08-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Twitter unveils #Tweetups to strengthen global conversations
San Francisco, July 30 (IANS) To promote healthy conversations on its platform, micro-blogging app Twitter on Tuesday launched a #TweetUp in partnership with Shared Studios -- an organisation that connects people through videos.
2019-07-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
First African-American Twitter board member calls it quits
San Francisco, July 30 (IANS) The first African-American member of Twitter's board of directors -- Debra Lee is stepping down from her position after three years of services at the micro-blogging platform.
2019-07-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Woman hacker hits Capital One, over 100mn affected in US
San Francisco, July 30 (IANS) Over 100 million customers were compromised in a massive data breach at the financial giant and credit card issuer Capital One has announced, saying the perpetrator who is a Seattle-based woman has been arrested.
2019-07-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Microsoft acquires data privacy, governance service BlueTalon
San Francisco, July 30 (IANS) Microsoft has acquired BlueTalon, a data privacy and governance service that helps enterprises set policies for how their employees can access their data, for an undisclosed sum.
2019-07-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Waymo, DeepMind collaborate to improve self-driving cars
San Francisco, July 29 (IANS) Alphabet-owned Waymo has partnered with UK-based computer programmes company DeepMind on a 'Population-Based Training' method for pedestrian detection that has the best neural networks like life forms do in natural selection, thus, saving time and effort.
2019-07-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology