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Instagram hack affected ‘millions’ of accounts, not just celebs

By : CIOL Writers

The recent cyber-attack on Facebook owned photo sharing platform Instagram was worse than what Instagram reported initially with millions of users getting affected and not just celebs. According to The Daily Beast, the hackers, after stealing the data, launched a website and made a

Asus joins Windows mixed reality headset bandwagon

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Joining the likes of DELL and HP, Asus has also launched a mixed reality headset at IFA 2017. Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset offers a 3K resolution(at 90 Hz) and uses inside out tracking via two cameras on the front of

iOS head Craig Federighi officially takes over Siri from Eddy Cue

By : CIOL Writers

In an executive reshuffling of sorts, Apple has transferred the charge of its voice assistant- Siri from services chief Eddy Cue to operating systems chief Craig Federighi, an indication that iPhone-maker is looking to embed its voice assistant more deeply into both platforms. Though the change

What’s all the fuss about Twitter’s ‘new’ terms of service?

By : CIOL Writers

Well, it all started with a tweet from one Richard de Nooy who found Twitter’s not so ‘new’ terms of service- unbelievable and grotesque. The particular point in contention here pertains to Twitter’s ability to offer up the use of user-generated content and embedded

Lenovo unveils a new line of AR/VR products at the IFA’17 including Yoga 920

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Lenovo showcased its latest line of Yoga convertible laptops, as well as new mixed and virtual reality products at the IFA 2017. Lenovo with its latest announcements of AR and mixed reality products attempts to jump on the bandwagon and make sure

Uber hires Firefox founder Blake Ross to work on product strategy

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Blake Ross, the founder of Firefox and former Facebook executive will join Uber to work with them on product strategy, Uber confirmed. Ross announced it on Facebook, where he once worked as director of product. “I’m joining Uber to help develop

Apple confirms iPhone 8 launch event on September 12

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Apple has sent out invites for its annual iPhone event that will happen on September 12, confirming the previous reports. The event will be the first at the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, the company said. It will take

Instagram brings Stories feature to the web

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Instagram is bringing its Stories feature to desktop and mobile web which means that users can now watch Stories on a handset outside the Instagram app by heading to Instagram.com. Initially, the feature will allow desktop and mobile web users to

Facebook to use AI to correct your 360 degree photos

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Earlier this week, Facebook announced the ability to upload 360-degree photos and set them as cover photos right in the app. The social network is now working on a way to use AI to automatically fix 360-degree photos. If someone taking

Skype Lite gets ‘SMS Insights’ to help you organize your messages better

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Microsoft has rolled out a new feature called ‘SMS Insights’ in its Skype Lite app to help users organize and classify their text messages better. The new feature will make the SMS box on your smartphones smarter with automatic message sorting under different

After Apple, Samsung secures self-driving car permit in California

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After Apple, Nvidia, Uber, Ford, Waymo, GM, and BMW, South-Korean electronics giant, Samsung too has got a permit to test autonomous vehicles on Californian roads, according to the CA Department of Motor Vehicle’s website. The company confirmed the news adding that they don’t