Category: Technology

Don’t try to mimic your way into ecommerce

Not everything in one’s imagination is suitable for implementation. That holds true for trying to mimic ecommerce ideas too. Image Credit: Supplied Everyone is aware of the importance and success of ecommerce, regardless of their specializations. As long as one…

Suited avatars and digital offices: traders and bankers embrace VR

File photo: A visitor wears virtual reality glasses during the Websummit in Lisbon, Portugal. Image Credit: REUTERS Once the preserve of gamers, virtual reality (VR) has been seized on by the financial sector as a way of enlivening home working…

Russia opens case against Google, saying it failed to delete banned content

Russia has opened a case against US tech giant Google for failing to remove banned content from its search engine, communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Monday. Roskomnadzor said Google was not removing up to 30% of what it called “dangerous…

Snapchat challenges TikTok with curated video feed

Image Credit: Shutterstock San Francisco: Snapchat on Monday unveiled a new curated short-form video feed in a stepped up challenge to social media rivals like TikTok. The new format called Spotlight will allow Snapchatters to see content from influencers and…

Airline industry body IATA is coming up with apps in COVID-19 era travel

Paris: Global aviation body IATA is developing a set of mobile apps to help passengers to navigate COVID-19 travel restrictions and securely share test and vaccine certificates with airlines and governments. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents many…

China defies Elon Musk’s warnings, pushes ahead with hydrogen

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at an event in Shanghai early this year. Musk’s warnings notwithstanding, China is targeting to have 1 million fuel-cell vehicles in operation by 2030. Image Credit: Reuters Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has…

Google rolls out chat feature on RCS-based Messages service

Illustrative image. Image Credit: Shutterstock New Delhi: Google has rolled out chat feature in its Messages service based on the open Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard. Chat features upgrade SMS text messaging so that people can send and receive better…

Google launches AI platform to help cities plant more trees

Illustrative image. Image Credit: Shutterstock San Francisco: As policy makers aim to plant more trees to increase shade on warming city streets globally, Google has launched Tree Canopy Lab that combines Artificial Intelligence (AI) and aerial imagery. The platform will help cities see…

Now UAE businesses can do their TikTok brand messaging in Arabic

Dubai: The video app platform TikTok has added Arabic to its for-business features, targetting small and mid-sized companies wanting to send out brand messages in the local language. “TikTok for Business was created with young aspiring entrepreneurs in mind, knowing…

With over 1 million followers, India’s RBI twitter handle creates world record

File photo: Reserve Bank of India office in Mumbai. Image Credit: Bloomberg Mumbai: In a first among central banks, the Reserve Bank of India has become the first monetary authority in the world to have more than 1 million followers…

Now call friends from Microsoft Teams on desktops, web apps

Image Credit: Microsoft New Delhi: Microsoft has announced to roll out consumer features for Teams on PCs and browsers, and the video meet app users can now call friends and family from Teams on their desktops and web apps. Microsoft…

Instagram introduces keyword search on its platform

Instagram also announced to expand Guides to everyone — to make it easier to find, curate and share the products, places and posts people love from their favourite accounts. Image Credit: Shutterstock New Delhi: Instagram users in select countries will…

Google adds updates to Fit, Wear OS to better track your health

Image Credit: Shutterstock San Francisco: Google has announced an update to its Fit mobile apps with a new centralised home screen of health-related information and more sleep tracking data. The search engine giant will also be adding new tiles to…

Cyber threat risks skyrocket in UAE as more businesses go virtual

Risk of carding – trafficking of credit cards, bank accounts and personal information online –surged by 400 per cent year-over-year in UAE in 2020, according to Help AG, the cyber security arm of Etisalat Digital. Image Credit: i stock Dubai:…

Boom in demand for friendly hackers as 5G approaches

A hacker works on his laptop. For illustrative purposes only. Image Credit: Reuters Helsinki: As the number of online devices surges and superfast 5G connections roll out, record numbers of companies are offering handsome rewards to ethical hackers who successfully…

Twitter launches disappearing ‘fleets’ feature globally

Fleets, which include text, photos and videos, will be available at the top of users’ home timelines on Twitter and on the sender’s profile. Image Credit: Shutterstock Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it was globally launching tweets that disappear after…

Twitter, Facebook defend election rules at heated Senate hearing

Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, testifies remotely as Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) looks on during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on ‘Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election’ on Capitol Hill on November 17, 2020 in…

Amazon opens online pharmacy, shaking up another industry

Now shoppers can buy their medication and order refills on their phones and have it delivered to their doorsteps. Image Credit: Shutterstock New York: Now sold on Amazon: insulin and inhalers. The company opened an online pharmacy Tuesday, giving Amazon…

Phishing emails double in run up to Black Friday, Cyber Monday

For illustrative purposes only Image Credit: Pixabay San Francisco: Researchers with cybersecurity firm Check Point on Tuesday reported a spike in hacker activity over the past six weeks, with a surge in malicious phishing campaigns targeting online shoppers in the…

5G consumer market could be worth $31tn by 2030: Ericsson

Image Credit: IANS New Delhi: The fifth-generation (5G) cellular technology could drive up to $31 trillion in cumulative consumer revenue in the ICT industry globally by 2030, said a report by Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson on Tuesday. The report…

Google updates Maps to help people deal with COVID-19 pandemic

For illustrative purposes only Image Credit: Pixabay New Delhi: More than 1 billion people now turn to Google Maps to navigate the new normal and the company on Tuesday announced new updates related to Covid layer in Maps along with…

AMD launches world’s fastest GPU for scientific research

Image Credit: AMD New Delhi: AMD on Tuesday launched Instinct MI100 accelerator– touted as the worlds fastest HPC GPU and the first x86 server GPU for scientific research. Built on the new AMD CDNA architecture, the AMD chip enables a…

Apple sends folding iPhones to Foxconn for testing: Report

Image Credit: Pexels San Francisco: Apple has reportedly started sending foldable iPhones to its assembly partner Foxconn for testing purposes with a possible release in September 2022. According to Economic Daily News, testing involves evaluating the use of OLED or…

Twitter names famed hacker ‘Mudge’ as head of security

Image Credit: iStockphoto San Francisco: Social media giant Twitter Inc, under increased threat of regulation and plagued by serious security breaches, is appointing one of the world’s best-regarded hackers to tackle everything from engineering missteps to misinformation. The company on…

New device puts music in your head – no headphones required

This product image released by Noveto Systems shows the SoundBeamer which beams music and sounds straight into your head, without the need for headphones. Image Credit: AP That’s the possibility presented by “sound beaming,” a new futuristic audio technology from…

Anker’s new PowerPort III Nano charger is optimized to fast-charge the new iPhone 12

No charger in the box? Don’t worry. The Anker Powerport III Nano is right here! Video Credit: Supplied We all know that while there are four new iPhones, namely the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone…

Huawei selling budget Honor brand to keep unit alive

Huawei Honor 4X. Image Credit: Supplied Shenzhen, China: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is selling its budget brand smartphone unit Honor to a consortium of over 30 agents and dealers in a bid to keep it alive, the company and the…

Airbnb posted profit of $219m amid pandemic: IPO

San Francisco: Airbnb posted a profit of $219 million (Dh804 million) in the just-ended quarter as its home-sharing model proved resilient during the global pandemic, the platform said Monday as it released its finances for its upcoming share offering. The…

Google rolls out new settings for smart features in Gmail

Image Credit: Shutterstock San Francisco: Google on Monday said it will further put users in control of their data and the Google experience, with a new setting for smart features and personalisation in Gmail. Soon, you’ll see a new setting…

OPPO to introduce concept phone with rollable display

Illustrative image. Image Credit: Shutterstock Beijing: OPPO is reportedly planning to introduce a concept smartphone with a rollable display at the company’s yearly conference on November 17. The smartphone maker took to Chinese microblogging website Weibo to tease a new…

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