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Apple MacBook Pro 2021 to feature new design without Touch Bar: Report
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple MacBook Pro 2021 models will have a flat-edged design and there will be no-touch bar this time.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google to remove sync support from 3rd-party Chromium browsers
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Google has discovered that users of third-party Chromium browsers have inadvertently been able to access data and other sync features reserved for Chrome.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter employees lock their accounts fearing backlash
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Fearing backlash from supporters of the outgoing US president Donald Trump, some Twitter employees have locked their accounts and the company has even given personal security to some executives.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook bans ads for weapon accessories before Biden event
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Facebook has announced to ban ads that promote weapon accessories and protective equipment in the US at least through January 22, as the country prepares for the Inauguration Day on January 20.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bill Gates is America's biggest farmland owner
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates owns the largest chunk of private farmland in the US across 18 states, a new report has revealed.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Argentina tour about getting back into groove: Hockey captain Rani
Buenos Aires, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian women team's primary objective during their tour of Argentina is to get back into the swing of playing top level international hockey, said captain Rani Rampal. The team, on its first tour in almost a year, will play its first match on Sunday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Amazon sued for fixing e-book prices in US
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) A lawsuit has been filed against Amazon in the US alleging that the ecommerce giant fixed prices of e-books, forcing customers on other book sites to pay too much for them.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Apple extends TV Plus free trials to July in pandemic
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Apple has yet again extended the free trial membership for the Apple TV+ service to customers till July 2021.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Consumers spend $57 bn on video games in US in 2020
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) As people spent most time at home owing to the pandemic, spending on video games set a new record of $56.9 billion in 2020 in the US, according to a new report.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Medium acquires social digital book platform Glose
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Online publishing platform Medium has acquired Glose, a France-based social digital book platform, for an undisclosed sum.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Boeing assisting with investigation in Indonesia flight crash
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) American airplane giant Boeing has said that its technical experts are assisting with investigation in last week's Sriwijaya Air plane crash.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Facebook blocks live events around US Capitol on Jan 20
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) As President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris prepare to be sworn into office during the 59th presidential inauguration on January 20, Facebook has announced to block the creation of any new live events in close proximity to the White House, the US Capitol building and any of the state capitol buildings.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple blocks M1 Mac users from side loading iPhone, iPad apps
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Apple has blocked users of new Macs with M1 silicon chip from side loading iPhones and iPad apps.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Netflix testing spatial audio support for AirPods Pro, AirPods Max: Report
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) Netflix is reportedly testing support for spatial audio for users of AirPods Max and AirPods Pro.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Spotify's smart car assistant gets new design, bigger screen
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) Swedish music streaming platform Spotify is working on a voice-controlled smart assistant for cars called 'Car Thing and now, a new report has claimed that the product will come with a totally new design as well as a bigger screen.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Amazon Ring's Neighbors app leaked users' data: Report
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Amazon-owned home security subsidiary Ring, a new bug in its Neighbors app has exposed precise locations and home addresses of users who used the app.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple patents iPhone cases that can charge AirPods
San Francisco, Jan 14 (IANS) The US Patent and Trademark Office has officially granted Apple a patent for possible next-gen iPhone cases with built-in AirPods receptacle and charger.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft introduces 'Cloud for retail' service
San Francisco, Jan 14 (IANS) As retailers fast embrace digital solutions to help better understand their customers and deliver an agile and resilient supply chain, Microsoft has introduced the private preview of "Cloud for Retail".
2021-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Need to be alert in our defence against Argentina, says Gurjit Kaur
Buenos Aires, Jan 14 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team is keen on making every opportunity count in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympic Games in July and the eight-match tour in Argentina provides one such opportunity where the team can assess their game.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Oracle announces new low-code service for app developers
San Francisco, Jan 14 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle has announced the availability of its new low-code service for quickly developing and deploying data-driven, enterprise applications.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pro-Trump accounts now flourish on Telegram, being blocked
San Francisco, Jan 14 (IANS) Unable to push their agenda on mainstream social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook amid tightened platform policies, the white supremacist accounts are flourishing on Telegram and the encrypted messaging app is now busy blocking such channels.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Qualcomm buys chip design startup Nuvia for $1.4 bn
San Francisco, Jan 14 (IANS) Chip maker Qualcomm has acquired Nuvia, formed in 2019 by three former Apple engineers including one of Indian origin, for a whopping $1.4 billion for the 5G era.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Snapchat to permanently ban Trump's account from Jan 20
San Francisco, Jan 14 (IANS) After Twitter, photo-sharing platform Snapchat has announced to permanently ban outgoing US President Donald Trump's account from January 20.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US tells Tesla to recall 158,000 cars for failing displays
San Francisco, Jan 14 (IANS) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US has asked Tesla to recall nearly 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over failing display consoles.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
VMware CEO Gelsinger takes over as Intel CEO to revive chip biz (Ld)
San Francisco, Jan 13 (IANS) Intel on Wednesday confirmed that technology industry leader and CEO of enterprise software major VMware Pat Gelsinger will take over as the new CEO as Bob Swan moved on, amid the chip maker registering poor business last year.
2021-01-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
VMware CEO Gelsinger to become Intel CEO, Swan moves on: Report
San Francisco, Jan 13 (IANS) In a big development, Intel CEO Bob Swan is stepping down from February 15 and Pat Gelsinger, CEO of enterprise virtualisation leader VMWare, will take over his position, CNBC reported on Wednesday.
2021-01-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
No major upgrades for iPhone's main camera until 2023: Report
San Francisco, Jan 13 (IANS) Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple is not expected to introduce any significant iPhone camera upgrades beyond lens improvements until 2023.
2021-01-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
YouTube deletes new Trump video, suspends fresh uploads
San Francisco, Jan 13 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube, which is yet to permanently ban the outgoing US President Donald Trump, has removed a new video from his account for violating the content policies. The company has also issued a "strike" against his account, meaning he cannot upload new videos or livestream content for at least a week.
2021-01-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
New AMD Ryzen 5000 mobile chips to empower gamers, creators
San Francisco, Jan 13 (IANS) Chip maker AMD has announced a new portfolio of its Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors, aiming to provide unprecedented levels of performance and incredible battery life for gamers, creators and professionals.
2021-01-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Qualcomm launches Gen 2 in-display fingerprint sensor
San Francisco, Jan 12 (IANS) Qualcomm on Tuesday launched its second-generation in-display fingerprint sensor called 3D Sonic Gen 2 that offers a larger surface area for the sensor as well as faster processing.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft announces Surface Pro 7+ for Business
San Francisco, Jan 12 (IANS) Microsoft on Tuesday announced Surface Pro 7+ that will be sold only to commercial and educational customers.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook appoints Roy Austin as new VP of civil rights
San Francisco, Jan 12 (IANS) Facebook has appointed renowned civil rights attorney and advocate Roy L Austin to establish the company's new civil rights organisation.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
California to open mass vaccination sites
San Francisco, Jan 12 (IANS) California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state would open mass vaccination sites in major cities to step up its coronavirus vaccination efforts this week.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Manatee with 'Trump' etched into its back spotted in US
San Francisco, Jan 12 (IANS) The US Fish and Wildlife Service has spotted a manatee with Trump itched into its back in the headwaters of Floridas Homosassa river ? a bizarre way to protest against the outgoing US president.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Conservative app Parler sues Amazon for terminating web hosting
San Francisco, Jan 12 (IANS) Conservative social media app Parler has sued Amazon for terminating its web hosting services, saying an extended shutdown would be like "pulling the plug on a hospital patient on life support."
2021-01-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Biden's inauguration: Facebook bans 'stop the steal' phrase
San Francisco, Jan 12 (IANS) Ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, Facebook has announced to ban all content with the phrase "stop the steal" on its platforms.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Only 1 supporter showed up at pro-Trump rally at Twitter HQ
San Francisco, Jan 12 (IANS) Only one person turned up during a pro-Trump rally at Twitter headquarters, protesting against its decision to permanently ban US President Donald Trump.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
FB, Google, Microsoft halt political contributions after Capitol riot
San Francisco, Jan 12 (IANS) Facebook, Google and Microsoft have announced that they were freezing political contributions from their political action committees (PAC) in the wake of the January 6 riot in the US Capitol by President Donald Trump's supporters.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Conservative app Parler goes offline as Amazon terminates hosting
San Francisco, Jan 11 (IANS) After Google and Apple took down Parler, a social media app for conservatives and far-right extremists, from their respective app store for encouraging violence in the US, Amazon has now decided to terminate Parler's web hosting services.
2021-01-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
We have achieved match fitness, says Savita ahead of Sunday's game
Buenos Aires, Jan 11 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team will be playing their first competitive hockey match after nearly a year when they take on Argentina junior women on Sunday in the 8-match tour.
2021-01-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Banfield advance to Diego Maradona Cup final
Buenos Aires, Jan 11 (IANS) Martin Payero scored one goal and set up another as Banfield booked a place in the final of the Diego Maradona Cup with a 4-1 home victory over San Lorenzo.
2021-01-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Semiconductor shortage forces top automakers to halt production
San Francisco, Jan 11 (IANS) Ford has joined Nissan, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota who have curtailed production amid a global semiconductor shortage, delaying the production of some vehicles.
2021-01-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Twitter braces for pro-Trump rally at its US headquarters
San Francisco, Jan 11 (IANS) Angry at Twitter which permanently banned US President Donald Trump on its platform following the Capitol chaos last week, his supporters are planning a rally at the company's headquarters here on Monday, the media reported.
2021-01-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sony announces expansion of 360 Reality Audio speakers
San Francisco, Jan 10 (IANS) Japanese tech firm Sony has announced two new speakers compatible with 360 Reality Audio.
2021-01-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple to launch thinner, lighter low-cost iPad this year
San Francisco, Jan 10 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to launch a significantly "thinner and lighter" entry-level ninth-generation low-cost iPad this year.
2021-01-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Now Apple removes conservative app Parler from App Store
San Francisco, Jan 10 (IANS) After Google, Apple on Sunday took down Parler, a social media app for conservatives and far-right extremists, from its App Store over encouraging violence in the US.
2021-01-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Boeing responds to Sriwijaya Air flight crash
San Francisco, Jan 10 (IANS) Boeing said that the company was in contact with its airline customer and stands ready to support them after the Indonesian Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182 crashed.
2021-01-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Musk's call to use Signal led to another firm's stock gain 1,100%
San Francisco, Jan 9 (IANS) With Tesla CEO Elon Musk telling his followers to use encrypted messaging app Signal, shares of an obscure and unrelated company called Signal Advance surged a massive 1,100 per cent as some people bought that unrelated stock.
2021-01-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sudden accelerations in Tesla cars were user error: US govt
San Francisco, Jan 9 (IANS) A year-long review of Tesla cars in the US has concluded that there is not enough evidence to open a full investigation into claims that some Tesla vehicles were accelerating without warning the users.
2021-01-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Microsoft Teams is getting new 'Dynamic View' feature in March
San Francisco, Jan 9 (IANS) Microsoft is updating its Teams service with a new "Dynamic View" for users to make video calls with presentations a lot easier to view.
2021-01-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology