WhatsApp Mute shortcut: Now mute notifications without opening app

July 19, 2018

WhatsApp for Android beta has been updated with a new Mute button in notifications panel. According to a report in WABetaInfo, the feature is now live for WhatsApp Android beta version 2.18.216. The site previously reported that Mute shortcut was available for Android beta, though it was under development and disabled. Now, it looks like the feature has […]

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Google Boils Down Water Data for New UN Environment Site

July 18, 2018

Vast quantities of raw satellite imagery and data will be distilled into an online platform showing how water ecosystems have changed, and how countries can manage them to prevent further loss, said Google and the United Nations. Focussing initially on freshwater ecosystems such as rivers and forests, Google will produce geospatial maps and data for a publicly available platform […]

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Twitter suspended 58 million accounts between October and December 2017

July 18, 2018

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company’s newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 US presidential campaign. Last week, Twitter confirmed a Washington Post […]

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Next Up, Game Consoles: Is There Anything Google Can’t Do Badly?

July 18, 2018

It’s interesting to compare Google and Amazon — two of the most incredibly powerful companies in the world. Amazon brings out product after product, with more successes than failures. Google largely buys companies and then loses interest in what they do. Amazon is a retailer, and profit is built into its efforts, while Google largely […]

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Mozilla to support open source ecosystem in India through MOSS programme

July 17, 2018

In a bid to support the fledging open-source ecosystem in India, Mozilla has started its Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) programme under which it will promote free software and open-source projects in India. Mozilla has set aside a total of around ₹1.4 crore to fund India-based projects or programmes supporting open source in the current year. Jochai Ben-Avie, Senior Global Policy […]

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Must-see sessions on Android Enterprise at Next ’18

July 17, 2018

Android continues to see success this year in enterprise, with several initiatives to help organizations enhance their mobility efforts. Android Enterprise Recommended, the improved work experience in Android P, and increased protections from Android security efforts are among the many investments we’ve made to enrich and strengthen the ecosystem. At Google Cloud Next, July 24-26 in San Francisco, CA, we’ll […]

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This Website Imagines Bitcoin as a Bus Station and Offers Some Big Insights

July 16, 2018

Even nearly a decade after its creation, Bitcoin’s basic technology can still be hard to understand. A new website that visualizes Bitcoin transactions as bus passengers offers some surprisingly compelling insights into how the cryptocurrency works—and it’s strangely enthralling to watch in action. TxStreet.com translates real-time transaction data from the Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash networks into […]

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Facebook hires Google engineer to lead in-house chip development project

July 16, 2018

Facebook and Google’s moves are part of a trend in which technology companies are seeking to supply themselves with semiconductors and lower their dependence on chipmakers such as Intel and Qualcomm. Facebook has sent another signal that it’s serious about building its own semiconductors, joining Apple, Alphabet’s Google, and Amazon in trying to make its […]

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Redmi Y2, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 5: Best Xiaomi phones you can buy right now

July 16, 2018

t’s no secret that Xiaomi has seemingly taken India’s budget and lower mid-range smartphone segment by storm. Although the company is yet to replicate the success of its budget and lower mid-range smartphones in the more premium price segment — Xiaomi’s last flagship phone in India, the Mi Mix 2 although it was straight out […]

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Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet to testify at U.S. House hearing

July 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to take testimony from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s YouTube unit and Twitter Inc on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons, the committee chairman said. Conservative Republicans in Congress have criticized social media companies for what they claim […]

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