Posts From CIOL Writers

Twitter’s live stream will track the solar eclipse across the US

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Because, not every one of us has the privilege to travel to the US and witness the “once-in-a-lifetime celestial event,” in person, Twitter has teamed up with The Weather Channel to live stream next week’s total solar eclipse that will cross the US from

Now video clickbait stories on Facebook News Feed will be demoted

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Facebook which was often criticized for not doing enough to combat fake news on its platform, has launched two new updates that will limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed. The posts being targeted are those that

Skype’s new design to arrive on desktop with a preview app

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Microsoft is launching a preview version Skype with a new desktop design available for users to try. Skype says that the new changes are made with the larger screen of the desktop in mind. Microsoft has tweaked group chats in

Essential Phone finally available for preorder

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After a few months of delay, Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone has finally arrived now and available to order, via Essential’s own site, Best Buy, and Sprint.  The company has also been sending out notifications to early customers who had pre-registered to purchase the device to

Apple sets aside $1B for original video content in 2018: Report

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‘Carpool Karaoke’ and ‘Planet of the Apps,’ was just the beginning. Apple’s ambitions around original content are much bigger and to realize those dreams, the Cupertino giant has set aside a whopping $1 billion to spend on creating its own programming

Google testing ‘Search Lite’ app in select regions with patchy mobile network

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After conquering the developed markets of the world, tech majors are now looking at the emerging markets as the new growth areas. However, the infrastructure or the lack of it poses a big deterrent here. So, to overcome this, the

Samsung, Intel & Foxconn said to be working on a wireless data transfer tech

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Samsung is said to be working with a startup called Keyssa, backed by Tony Fadell, which is working on a way for mobile phones to transfer large amounts of data without using cables or Wi-Fi connectors. According to Keyssa’s Chief

Nokia 8 with dual Zeiss camera and Snapdragon 835 launched

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After many incidents of the Nokia 8 iterations leaking on the internet and various rumors surrounding it, Nokia 8, the flagship phone from HMD Global has finally been officially launched. The Nokia 8 will be globally available in early September priced

Now refurbished Galaxy Note 4 batteries get a recall due to overheating concerns

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Just when we thought Samsung may have finally put the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco behind it, comes another piece of news about new overheating concerns. However, this time, it isn’t Samsung’s fault neither the issue is associated with Samsung’s original phone model.

HBO’s Twitter and Facebook accounts hacked by OurMine

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For HBO, it’s been a really tough month. Two weeks ago, HBO got hacked and its data got leaked; close to 1.5 TB of data got leaked online. Two episodes of the ongoing season 7 of Game of Thrones were

IBM creates AI models to detect Schizophrenia

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In today’s advanced world, any big disease or mental health problem can be treated very easily. Similarly, schizophrenia, a mental health disorder which affects around 3.2 million people around the world can be a very dangerous. However, IBM and the

Google acquires AI image processing startup AIMatter

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Google has acquired AIMatter, a startup that uses AI to help detect and process images on mobile devices. Belarus-based AIMatter confirmed the news in a short post on the company’s website on Wednesday. AIMatter is the startup behind Fabby, a mobile application which uses

Indian Govt asks Google, Facebook and others to remove Blue Whale Challenge links

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In the wake of the recent incidents of suicides involving teens in India and other countries, the Indian government has issued a directive for the Internet majors like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft, and Yahoo to immediately delete the links of dangerous

‘Uber for Business’ now lets organizations set and enforce travel policies

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To give organizations a more efficient way to manage their business travel and improve employees’ experience, Uber has announced a new ‘Uber for Business,’ enabling new use cases like daily commute, late-night rides home from work, between-office transportation and much

Russian hackers targeting Indian hospitality industry for user data

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A Russian hacking group “APT28” also known as Fancy Bear is targeting Indian hospitality industry to steal user data through unsecured Wi-Fi at the hotels, according to a report from cyber-security company, FireEye. APT28 has already attacked travelers in hotels throughout Europe

Google acquires health-monitoring startup Senosis Health

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Google has acquired Senosis Health, a startup that uses smartphones as medical devices capable of monitoring several vital health stats, reports GeekWire. Its apps use phone’s built-in sensors to perform checkups that would normally require a dedicated sensor. For example, HemaApp checks your

Uber’s head of developer platform, Chris Saad resigns

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Chris Saad, the head of Uber’s developer platform has left the company after close to two years of service, reports TechCrunch. For Saad, the ride-hailing company that’s mired in a series of scandals and controversies at the moment isn’t the right choice

Google rewards high school student $10K for exposing a security flaw

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Google has rewarded an Uruguayan high school student $10,000 after he exposed a security flaw that could have been exploited by hackers to access sensitive data. The Uruguayan high school student, Ezequiel Pereira wrote in his blog post that his achievement

Tech companies ask US Supreme Court to block cellphone tracking

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A group of tech companies including names like Facebook, Apple and the biggest wireless operator in the United States, Verizon Communications have urged the US Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access an individual’s cellphone location data.

Qualcomm unveils depth sensing camera for Android

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Qualcomm has announced an expansion to the Qualcomm Spectra Module Program, which is capable of capturing three-dimensional images and movements in real time and convert that data into digital form. This module program is built on the same technology that’s