Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Category: Tech

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Sadness had surrounded Seattle with the loss of one of the world’s wealthiest man, Paul Allen. Allen was Microsoft Co-Founder, and he died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Earlier this month Paul announced that that he was receiving treatment for the disease. Allen was not just a not just a technologist he was a philanthropist […]

Google shuts down Google plus after breach

The company announced that the bug was located in the Google+ People API. Google+ users can access their profile data through third-party apps and also allow a third-party app to access the public profile information of a user’s friend. But that was not it, Ben Smith, Google fellow and vice president of engineering, said that […]

Instagram

Instagram launches IGTV

Instagram is launching IGTV which allows users to upload videos up to one hour in length. Popular videos from Instagram celebrities will be featured in IGTV. Anyone can be a creator and people will be able to upload vertical videos through Instagram’s app or the web. The IGTV app will be available globally on iOS […]

IBM

IBM Artificial intelligence debates with Humans

Demonstrating AI debate system, on which IBM researchers have been working on since 2012, debates were held in San Francisco in which professional debaters Noa Ovadia and Dan Zafrir debated AI on two topics: whether space exploration should be subsidized, and whether we should increase the use of telemedicine. The competition followed traditional debate format. […]

Alexa

Amazon Alexa for hotel rooms is here now

Amazon Echo devices will be placed in hotel guest rooms, according to a new program called Alexa for Hospitality introduced by Amazon. It has joined hands with Marriott International, with Marriott hotels in North Carolina and California becoming the first to execute the program. The devices will allow guests to perform tasks like calling the […]

Android

Now you can send texts from your computer via Android Messages

Google lets users send messages from their PC and view received messages by introducing desktop browser support for Android Messages. To use this platform, a QR code on Android Messages website has to be scanned using Android Messages mobile app, which creates a link between the two. Mobile network carriers have supported the move. The web version […]

Rocket launch

SpinLaunch plans for a fossil fuel free rocket

The Silicon Valley startup SpinLaunch has proposed to launch rockets using ground-based electricity instead of traditional fossil fuel which costs hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single launch. Details about the technology and electricity consumption hasn’t been released. CEO Jonathan Yaney anticipates higher levels of cost reduction and multiple rocket launches per day. The […]

macOS Mojave

Apple introduces macOS Mojave

Apple previewed macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. macOS Mojave users can switch to Dark Mode to transform their desktop to a darkened color scheme. Stacks for the desktop automatically stacks files into groups based on file type. Finder also gets a significant update. Apps including News, Stocks […]

Self driving cars

Softbank and GM are investing $3B in self driving cars

As an effort to develop self-driving cars, Japan’s tech investment company Softbank will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors’ autonomous vehicle efforts. GM has announced that it is investing $1.1 billion in the joint effort. CEO Mary Barra said the investment will help GM to launch autonomous vehicles next year. The self-driving car division of […]

Oculus

Oculus launches Venues app for Oculus Go and Gear VR

As part of American technology company Oculus VR’s push to make Virtual Reality both a social experience and a medium that goes beyond gaming, the company is launching a platform for live entertainment experiences called Oculus Venues. It is centered on delivering live events and concerts like a streaming TV service, but in VR. The […]