Saturday January 29-th, 2022

Xiaomi MIUI 12 Stable Update Rolls Out To 13 Smartphones Xiaomi MIUI 12 Stable Update Rolls Out To 13 Smartphones

The Redmi K30 Pro marked the start of the rollout yesterday, and it's now being expanded to include other Mi premium phones. As it stands, there is no room for the POCO F1, but this doesn't mean the device won't receive MIUI 12. However, you migh...

Microsoft Joins Growing Facebook, Instagram Ad Boycott Over Concerns of Inappropriate Content Microsoft Joins Growing Facebook, Instagram Ad Boycott Over Concerns of Inappropriate Content

By the numbers: In 2019, Microsoft spent more than $115 million on Facebook ads, according to advertising analytics company Pathmatics. "Based on concerns we had back in May we suspended all media spending on Facebook/Instagram in the USA and we'v...

India bans TikTok after deadly military conflict, accuses app of 'stealing' data India bans TikTok after deadly military conflict, accuses app of 'stealing' data

While there are privacy-related reasons to be concerned about TikTok , and many other apps for that matter, this latest ban follows on the heels of a deadly border clash between Indian and Chinese military forces earlier this month that left 2...

Chinese apps ban: Jharkhand CM Soren says decision came too late Chinese apps ban: Jharkhand CM Soren says decision came too late

Chingari, an Indian app and a rival of TikTok, said that for a very long time " TikTok has been spying on users and sending back the data to China ". The information technology ministry said that the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre of the ...

Elon Musk sends intriguing email to Tesla staff about 'breaking even' Elon Musk sends intriguing email to Tesla staff about 'breaking even'

Obviously this is a strategical move by Amazon, who largely requires vehicles for delivery and transport, now owning a company like Zoox will help them make their delivery autonomous as we know Amazon is trying hard to use AI and IoT to makes thing...

Google’s Verified Calls to help you better tackle pesky calls Google’s Verified Calls to help you better tackle pesky calls

So when the business calls your Android phone, Google compares the information from the call to the information it sent your Phone app . Once this information is submitted, then only the call goes through, displaying all the relevant information i...

The PlayStation Plus July 2020 lineup is here with an added bonus The PlayStation Plus July 2020 lineup is here with an added bonus

If you haven't already played it, you'll want to pick up Erica . The game has received some criticism for its perceived focus on microtransactions and monetization . Become Erica , a fearless young lady plagued with nightmares of your father's mur...

Universal Studios Japan Postpones Opening Of Super Nintendo World Universal Studios Japan Postpones Opening Of Super Nintendo World

No new target date was given. With the development of the new land seemingly going along well, it seems the biggest reason for the delay is the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, which has forced Japan to restrict and prohibit entry of worldwide visitors, ...

Microsoft to close physical stores, takes $450m hit Microsoft to close physical stores, takes $450m hit

Microsoft closed its Microsoft Store locations around the world in March, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. None had reopened before Microsoft slid them into the "really dead" category. Microsoft will close down all of its 83 stores with the exc...

IPhone 12 won't be bundled with earbuds or charger, says analyst IPhone 12 won't be bundled with earbuds or charger, says analyst

To be fair, everyone needs new charging cables when purchasing a new iPhone , as these are the parts that suffer the most throughout your smartphone's life. A Lightning cable will be included, but by trimming larger accessories it allows Apple to ...

Apple Silicon benchmarks leak - here's what to expect from ARM Macs

Apple forbids developers from running benchmarks on the custom Mac Mini , however, benchmark results of the modified Mac are already out in the wild. For instance, Apple used Intel Pentium CPU's in DTK in 2009, however, they switched to much faster ...

Government bans TikTok, 58 other Chinese apps Government bans TikTok, 58 other Chinese apps

The ban was hailed by tech observers as an opportunity for Indian app developers, but still disruptive. "In view of the emergent nature of threats", a government press release said , "[the government] has made a decision to block 59 apps since i...

Android Flagships Might Become Even More Expensive in 2021 Android Flagships Might Become Even More Expensive in 2021

In comparison with the Snapdragon 865 chipset, that's $100 more so figuratively speaking, Malaysians have to fork out ~RM429 more for 2021 Xiaomi or any Android flagships using that chipset. In 2021, we expect that flagship smartphones will use Qua...

Microsoft releases Windows File Recovery tool Microsoft releases Windows File Recovery tool

You will need admin permission, and access to Group Policy or Registry apply these settings. You can download Windows Files Recovery free from the Microsoft Store right now. It doesn't work for small files. It's a Win32 command line app, descri...

Facebook rolls out dark mode for mobile users Facebook rolls out dark mode for mobile users

However, it finally gained force with the arrival of iOS 13 and Android 10 featuring system-wide dark modes . After that move, many companies started to develop dark counterparts of its light-eye-straining applications. Now, the company has confirm...

Apple, Google coronavirus API comes to India: What you need to know Apple, Google coronavirus API comes to India: What you need to know

The Aarogya Setu app by the central government does not rely on the said API, and will continue to function on its own, so will contact tracing apps developed by other state governments. The first and foremost requirement for an app to be compati...

Iran Issues Arrest Warrant for Donald Trump Over Soleimani Drone Strike Iran Issues Arrest Warrant for Donald Trump Over Soleimani Drone Strike

Alqasimehr said Interpol was asked to put out a "red notice" on Trump and the other defendants. The usual suspects have commented on the arrest warrant, including 50 Cent who actually sent a so-called message from the President to Iran. Interpol la...

India bans TikTok, WeChat and dozens more Chinese apps India bans TikTok, WeChat and dozens more Chinese apps

Ministry of Information Technology took the step "in view of the emergent nature of threats", officials said. The banned apps include TikTok, UC Browser WeChat and Bigo Live, as well as e-commerce platforms Club Factory and Shein, that are used in ...

Japanese startup creates 'connected' face mask amid pandemic Japanese startup creates 'connected' face mask amid pandemic

The engineers at Donut Robotics thought about the mask concept as they looked for a product that can help their company survive the COVID-19 pandemic. The novel c-mask has been priced at around $40, which is about Rs. 3,000, and will start shipping...

India bans TikTok, WeChat, other Chinese apps over 'security' concerns India bans TikTok, WeChat, other Chinese apps over 'security' concerns

The Government of India was also said to have taken cognizance of the issue and was in the process of examining the risks involved with using these apps on a per app basis. Jayanth Kolla, an analyst at research firm Convergence Catalyst, told Te...

PlayStation Plus Games Announced for July 2020 PlayStation Plus Games Announced for July 2020

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is a third person shooter with an estimated completion time of around 40-50 hours. In this open-world sequel, Lara will need to reach the Lost City and its unravel its mysteries before Trinity.

Microsoft closing all stores permanently Microsoft closing all stores permanently

The company has begun to change the marketing strategy of its product lineup. But it's not clear if they are referring to retail locations or other facilities. However, the bad news is what this transition is going to cost for Microsoft . The asso...

Xbox Series S Will Reportedly Be Revealed in August

With the Xbox Series X rumoured to cost over $550, Microsoft needs a cheaper console to tap in new gamers into the Xbox ecosystem. We already know that the Xbox Series X boasts 12.1 teraflops of computational power, which bests the PlayStati...

Judge overrules New York's restrictions on religious gatherings Judge overrules New York's restrictions on religious gatherings

The order applies to anyone who is employed in New York State and voluntarily travels to states with infection rates of 10 per cent or more. "Employees will forgo their paid sick leave benefits from New York's COVID-19 paid sick leave law if they e...

Dying Light 'Hellraid' DLC launches next month Dying Light 'Hellraid' DLC launches next month

Granted, asking what Dying Light would be like without the experience of parkouring around rooftops and shantytowns is like attempting to play Counter-Strike without using flashbangs or smokes (so every matchmaking game), but the Hellraid DLC loo...

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