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YouTube announces supervised content, more parental control
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Google-owned video-streaming platform YouTube has unveiled a new feature that would help parents to control what their kids watch on the platform by enabling different content settings on the platform.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple iPhone 13 may pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon X60 modem
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to launch iPhone 13 lineup and now a new report has claimed that the upcoming series will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon X60 5G modem.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook commits extra $1B to support Australian news industry
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Facebook has announced it will invest $1 billion more over the next three years in Australia to support the news industry.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Over 6,700 VMware servers exposed, vulnerable to bugs: Report
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Cyber security researchers have discovered that over 6,700 servers of enterprise software major VMware are currently exposed online, are connected to the internet and vulnerable to new bugs by hackers.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Reddit suffers major outage as GameStop shares soar 100%
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Online discussion forum Reddit suffered a major outage and users were unable to load the website that showed a blank white page for nearly an hour.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft unveils new industry Clouds
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday launched new industry Clouds for financial services, manufacturing and nonprofit sectors.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
TikTok purges over 3 lakh videos for spreading misinformation
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Popular short video-sharing platform TikTok has removed over 340,000 videos in the US for breaking the platform's rules around misinformation about the 2020 presidential election and the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Sony is working on next-gen VR headset for PS5: Report
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Sony is working on a next-generation virtual reality (VR) headset for the PS5 that will include an improved field of view, resolution and even a single cord to make it easier to use.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Intel joins hands with Google Cloud to advance 5G networks
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Intel is teaming up with Google Cloud to develop integrated solutions for communication service providers to accelerate 5G deployment across multiple network and edge locations.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
BOE to supply OLED panels for iPhone 13: Report
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to launch the iPhone 13 lineup and now a new report has claimed that the display manufacturer BOE will be one of the main suppliers of the OLED panels for the upcoming models.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Reddit raise another $116M, ups Series E round to $366M
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Online public discussion forum Reddit that raised $250 million in Series E funding earlier this month has now added more than $116 million to the round.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google Maps gets full-fledged dark mode on Android
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Google Maps is now getting a full-fledged dark mode on Android, the feature has been in testing since September 2020.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter CEO Dorsey's Square firm invests $170M in Bitcoin
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Twitter CEO Jack Dorseys credit and payments firm Square has invested $170 million in Bitcoin, more than tripling its last investment in the cryptocurrency.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
GameStop CFO steps down after Reddit driven rally
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Video game retailer GameStop has announced that Jim Bell, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned, after recent wild swings in GameStops stock triggered by retail traders on Reddit.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Australia, Qatar withdraw from Copa America
Buenos Aires, Feb 24 (IANS) Australia and Qatar have withdrawn from this year's Copa America due to a clash with 2022 Asian World Cup qualifiers, an official of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
SpaceX reveals 2nd crew member of all-civilian space mission
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) Hayley Arceneaux, a 29-year-old physician assistant at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the US will be the second crew member of Inspiration4, the world's first all-civilian mission to space, SpaceX has announced.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Instagram adding easier access for people with eating disorders
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram is adding resources for people affected by eating disorders to its social platform.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Netflix's new feature automatically downloads content based on users like
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) Video-streaming platform Netflix has launched a new feature that aims to bring more offline content to users who opt-in automatic downloads.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Obama, Springsteen team up for Spotify-exclusive podcast
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama and rockstar Bruce Springsteen have turned hosts for a podcast exclusively for the audio platform Spotify.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Politics
Worldwide smartphone sales down 5% in Q4: Gartner
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Smartphones sales worldwide declined 5.4 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2020 which marks an improvement in the market compared to the sales slump in the full year, Gartner said on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Entire California school board resigns as video call goes viral
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) All members of a northern California school board resigned after they were caught badmouthing parents in a video call that became viral.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
3rd gen Apple AirPods leak reveals new design, ANC support
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Apple is reportedly working on its third-generation AirPods and now, a new report claims that it will feature a flat edge with a slight change in the placement of the devices sensors.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Not all Covid patients have enough antibodies: Musk-led study
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Billionaire Elon Musk has become a co-author of a study on Covid-19 where he joined researchers to track coronavirus infection in 4,000 SpaceX workers who came forward as volunteers. The findings suggest that only a certain threshold of antibodies may provide people lasting protection against the virus.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
'Mythic Quest' season 2 to hit Apple TV+ on May 7
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Apple has confirmed that its popular comedy series on Apple TV+ 'Mythic Quest' will return for season 2 on May 7.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hackers slip mysterious malware into 30K Apple Macs
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Security researchers have discovered a mysterious malware on nearly 30,000 Apple Macs and they have no idea what this is for and how is this virus going to infected the devices.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Apple unlikely to host 'AirTags' launch event on March 16
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) The rumoured Apple event, marking the launch of AirTags item trackers and upgraded iPad Pro, is probably not happening on March 16 after all.
2021-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Argentina reports 5,944 new cases of Covid-19
Buenos Aires, Feb 21 (IANS) Argentina reported 5,944 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the national tally to 2,060,625, the health ministry said.
2021-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Elon Musk says prices 'seem high' after Bitcoin hits new high
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has been tweeting on cryptocurrencies with greater frequency for some time now, has said that prices of Bitcoin now "seem high".
2021-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
What will happen to users who don't agree to WhatsApp's privacy changes
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) If you don't agree to WhatsApp's new privacy policy update, you will be able to receive calls and notifications, but will not be able to read or send messages from the app, says a report.
2021-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
iPadOS 14.5 beta adds Apple Pencil Scribble support for more languages
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple with iPadOS 14.5 beta is expanding Apple Pencil 'Scribble' support for German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Argentina's vaccination campaign advances to elderly
Buenos Aires, Feb 20 (IANS) The vaccination campaign against Covid-19 infection in Argentina, which began in January with health workers, has now moved on to senior citizens.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
IBM considering to sell its $1B Watson Health business: Report
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) IBM is mulling to sell its Watson Health business that is generating nearly $1 billion in annual revenue but is not profitable.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Google fires second AI ethics researcher
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Google has fired another artificial intelligence (AI) ethics leader Margaret Mitchell who was the the co-lead of its Ethical AI team, following an investigation into her use of corporate email.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple TV+ is now available on new Chromecast with Google TV
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Apple TV app, including Apple TV+, is now globally available on the new Chromecast with Google TV, with more Google TV devices to come.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google announces new head for centre on responsible AI
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Google has hired a prominent Black executive Marian Croak to lead its new centre of expertise on responsible AI within Google Research.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft Office 2021 coming to Windows, macOS soon
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Microsoft has announced that it is planning to launch 'Office 2021' later this year for both Windows and Mac machines.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
YouTube removes PewDiePie video attacking top kids' channel
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) YouTube has removed a video posted by popular Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie for violating its guidelines around child safety.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Zuckerberg, Pichai, Dorsey to face US misinformation hearing
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will face a new US House hearing next month on the spread of misinformation on their platforms.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
FB used 'deeply wrong' ad metrics to push revenue: Report
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Facebook increased its revenue by allegedly using "deeply wrong" ad metrics and failed to correct inflated numbers owing to fake and duplicate accounts, company employees have claimed in a court filing.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
iPhone 12 Pro Max is most popular 5G smartphone in US
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) The most expensive 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro has won the title of the most popular 5G phone in 49 of 50 states in the US.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Uber tells employees to work from home till mid-September
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Ride-hailing major Uber has extended work-from-home policy for its employees till September 13, as California continues to show a dramatic decline in the number of Covid-19 cases.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook's climate science info center now in India
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday said it is expanding and improving its Climate Science Information Center, and introducing new ways for people to discover it, while making it available in several new countries including in India.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
About 100 companies hit by SolarWinds hack: White House
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Nine federal agencies and about 100 private sector companies were compromised as a result of the SolarWinds hack, the White House has said.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
New Windows 10 version to focus on improving remote work
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Microsoft has started rolling out its next Windows 10 feature update '21H1' to insider testers in the Beta channel with focus on improving remote work scenarios.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
LG may deliver displays for Apple's foldable iPhones
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Apple is planning to launch its foldable iPhone soon and now a new report has claimed that the iPhone maker has commissioned LG to develop a display panel for the same.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US charges 3 North Korean hackers in $1.3B theft scheme
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) The US has accused three North Korean hackers of conspiring to steal and extort more than $1.3 billion of money and cryptocurrency from financial institutions and companies.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
OutSystems raises $150M investment at $9.5B valuation
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Software development platform OutSystems has announced a $150 million capital raise, co-led by Abdiel Capital and Tiger Global, at $9.5 billion.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple TV+ inks multi-year deal with Skydance Animation
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Apple has inked a new deal with Skydance Animation which will see the animation studio producing TV shows and films for Apple TV+ that are aimed at kids and families
2021-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
New Windows 10 version now available for Beta testing
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Microsoft has started rolling out its next Windows 10 feature update '21H1' to insider testers in the Beta channel.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Low-cost mobile service Google Fi adds 3 Motorola smartphones
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Google has announced that it is adding three new Motorola phones to its list of devices available on its Fi phone service.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology