Tech World News Update
arrow Google invites newsrooms, institutions to enroll in 'Journalism AI' project
  Google is inviting newsrooms around the world to start using the AI product for the first time
arrow 'I agree' pop-up boxes aren't just annoying, they're dangerous as well
  One solution to the endless process of trying to understand tricky consent requests is for different websites and apps to standardise their requests
arrow Social media must guard against misuse of platforms, says Prasad
  The right of accessing the Internet is 'not negotiable' and if the Internet is designed for common good, it should be safe and secure, he added
arrow Twitter, FB, WhatsApp to use AI-based tools to check objectionable contents
  In the recent past, some objectionable content have disrupted public peace or law and order and incited criminal offences
arrow No place for 'vile' child pornography, acting on user reports: WhatsApp
  The comments came as the SC said the Centre and internet giants were in agreement that videos of rape, child pornography and objectionable material needed to be 'stamped out'
arrow Robot unveils Smartworks' new co-work centre in Bengaluru, talks to guests
  Smartworks, launched is 2016, creates shared office spaces solely focused on enterprise clients
arrow Traditional media to co-exist with digital platforms for many years: Report
  The ubiquity of smartphones has allowed people to access media throughout the day
arrow Google unveils Chrome 71 with features to curb abusive ads, deceptive sites
  With Chrome 71, experiences on websites that fall under Google's definition of abusive would be filtered
arrow One third user data accessed by Android apps unnecessary, reveals report
  According to an analysis by Arrka Consulting, an app seeks at least eight dangerous permissions from the user with the highest being sought by apps in communication, mobile wallets
arrow From Google to Alibaba, quantum research is the name of the game in China
  The race is on to protect data from the next leap in computers which China has the lead
arrow Cyberattacks cost large Indian firms an average of $10 mn in losses: Study
  The study entailed a survey of 1,300 business and IT decision makers ranging from mid-sized organisations (having 250 to 499 employees) to large-sized firms (with over than 500 employees)
arrow Chinese apps crack the code to address India's language barrier
  When it comes to targeting the non-English speaking users in India, Chinese apps have been far more successful than anyone else
arrow Researchers develop mobile app to non-invasively detect and screen anaemia
  The researchers studied fingernail photos and correlated the colour of the fingernail beds with hemoglobin levels to develop the apps algorithm
arrow Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 unveiled: This will power 5G smartphones in 2019
  Mobile carriers are investing in 5G networks and are eager to sell 5G phones and data plans to recoup investment costs
arrow In race to protect data from the next leap in computers, China has the lead
  Eric Hay of Quantum Xchange, which is building a quantum encryption link between Manhattan and Newark. Another start-up exploring quantum encryption is Qubitekk
arrow Data analytics helps firms enhance customer experiences, ease risk: Infosys
  Among industry verticals, finance and accounting use analytics the most at 32 per cent, followed by marketing and operations at 20 per cent and 17 per cent
arrow Not AI, but 'human skills' to dominate jobs of the future, say experts
  We can not stop technology from being developed and disrupting the work space, but we can align ourselves to the ongoing change, an expert said
arrow Social skills key to future jobs in age of AI, machine learning: Experts
  The need of the hour is to invest in developing social skills because technology can not replace the 'human factor'
arrow JioMusic, Saavn merge to create South Asia's largest music platform
  The new platform, JioSaavn, is available across App stores and boasts a catalog of more than 45 million songs and original content
arrow Xiaomi pips Apple in wearable device segment in Q3 with 21.5% market share
  Xiaomi shipped 6.9 million wearables as compared to 4.2 million by Apple
arrow Quora hit by security breach, hackers steal up to 100 million users' data
  The company said it is logging out all Quora users who may have been affected to prevent further damage
arrow Earn after reading: China news app Qutoutiao lures with clickbait and cash
  The payments are an extreme example of financial incentives from discounts to coupons employed by a new generation of Chinese internet firms
arrow Watch your step! Robot janitors are coming to mop floors at Walmart
  The retailer will introduce 360 autonomous floor cleaners
arrow Asus TUF Gaming Laptop FX505: High-end performer with robust build quality
  The new TUF FX505 takes care of your everyday office blues and works extra hours to take care of your gaming needs but compromises on certain factors to meet the pricing
arrow Indian smartphone users to double by 2022 to 829 mn on low prices: Cisco
  The report suggested that the average data consumed on a smartphone in India by 2022 will be 17.5 GB, up from 3.5 GB consumed per smartphone per month in 2017
arrow Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 review: A solid rival to Microsoft Surface Pro
  The Dell Latitude laptop is a true workhorse and, apart from occasional lags, the laptop never breaks a sweat - but it isn't cheap
arrow A 5G iPhone? Why Apple is in no rush to sell you one until 2020
  Next IPhone won't connect to new faster networks, people say
arrow WhatsApp seeks RBI nod to offer payment services to all 200 mn Indian users
  The development comes at a time when competitors such as Google have forged ahead with their payments offerings
arrow Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro review: Bigger screen, quad-camera, pocket-friendly
  The Redmi Note 6 Pro is the first Xiaomi midrange offering with dual cameras -- one at the back, the other in front
arrow Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) review: How well do these quad cameras work?
  Priced at Rs 36,990 for 6 GB RAM and Rs 39,990 for 8 GB RAM, Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is the world's first smartphone with four cameras
arrow 4 Indian-origin women among America's top 50 female tech moguls: Forbes
  Forbes list that includes tech heavyweights IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Netflix executive Anne Aaron
arrow Super-app supremacy: Go-Jek starts trials in Singapore to take on Grab
  Go-Jek boasts 108 million app downloads to date
arrow More trade in assets will be 'taken over by machines', warns Quant chief
  Industry now 'teaching the machine how to make that decision'
arrow Huawei Tech seeks urgent meetings to clarify New Zealand 5G rejection
  Intelligence services minister Andrew Little says that Spark - whose request was part of the country's first 5G application - could work with the agency to mitigate risk
arrow Good news! Here's how you can be eligible to receive $100 from Apple
  For a limited time, Apple is offering upto an additional $100 if you trade in your old iPhone for the newer models