Google Stadia game service to launch in November at $10-a-month

Google is leading the way in the nascent business of streaming games through the internet, announcing pricing and a raft of new titles for its Stadia service ahead of its competitors.

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos interrupted by activist during onstage talk Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos was interrupted by an animal-rights activist who rushed onto the stage where he was being interviewed during a conference in Las Vegas.

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Cloud play: Google to buy Looker for $2.6 billion

Alphabet Inc.’s Google agreed to buy Looker Data Sciences Inc. for $2.6 billion, expanding its offerings to help customers manage data in the cloud.

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WhatsApp down for some users globally, here’s how twitterites react

WhatsApp is the most popular third-party messaging app in the world. Most reports about WhatsApp being down on Thursday were coming from outside India.

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Nokia 2.2 puts Android One, notch display into a Rs 6,999 phone

Both phones support external storage of up to 400 GB.

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Why iPhone users should avoid installing iOS 13 beta version

Apple has made it really difficult to download the update this year as the beta version is only available on Apple's Developer Site.

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Nokia 2.2 expected to launch today in India: Here’s what you should know

Nokia 2.2 is likely to launch today at HMD Global's event in India and Italy

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Want to shop looks from Instagram fashion gallery? Amazon’s new StyleSense uses AI to let you do that

Amazon is rolling out StyleSense in the US but it is expected to arrive in other markets, including India

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After US and UK, China gives nod to 5G rollout amid global trade tensions

The 5G networking standard is seen as a critical because it can support the next generation of mobile devices in addition to new applications like driverless cars.

The 5G technology will establish a high-speed, mobile, safe and widespread new-generation information infrastructure (Reuters photo) News

YouTube cracks down on Steven Crowder channel after protests

The Google video unit had earlier said Crowder’s offending videos didn’t violate its policies. That prompted a group of Google employees to protest the decision.

The protest came hours after YouTube said it was instituting a tougher stance on content that could encourage discrimination and hate (AP Photo) News

Amazon to test chopper-plane mashup for drone deliveries

The Amazon device has only 10 moving parts, its six propellers and the four control surfaces that allow it to maneuver in flight, according to Kimchi, who heads the engineering team that developed the

The new device takes off vertically, then tilts to fly horizontally like a plane. (AP Photo) News

YouTube cracks down on videos glorifying Nazi ideology

The company said in a blog post it will also remove content denying that well-documented violent events, such as the Holocaust or the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, took place.

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OnePlus 7 Pro review: Super-slick Android device, beautiful balance of power and design

The company’s most sophisticated handset to date, this Android is a beautiful balance of power and design

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Home automations: Making our homes smart and connected

According to industry reports, the home automation industry in India is set to reach Rs 30,000 crore by 2020.

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Internet of things: Tata Communications offers bundled IoT solutions on a marketplace platform

Tata Communications offers bundled IoT solutions on a marketplace platform

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YouTube to ban ‘hateful,’ ‘supremacist’ videos

YouTube said Wednesday it would ban videos that promote or glorify racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook school shooti

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India may have 88 million 5G connections by 2025: Telecom industry body

Global telecom industry body GSMA expects India to have 920 million unique mobile subscribers by 2025 which will include 88 million 5G connections.

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Sony launches its 2.1-channel soundbar in India to maximise World Cup entertainment

The HT-S350 Soundbar is claimed to offer an ‘emulating theatre-style surround’ sound at home.

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Nokia 6.2 expected to launch in India on June 6 as Redmi Note 7 Pro rival

Nokia 6.2 is expected to be unveiled in India on June 6

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Apple App Store, Google Play store duopoly questioned again as US justice department circles

Google and Apple have also highlighted their ability to filter out fake apps and malicious software

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Airtel re-introduces Rs 399 postpaid plan, launches new Rs 349 plan as well

Airtel has relaunched its Rs 399 pack, besides introducing a new plan

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Instagram adds India-specific feature to make app work faster

Instagram is adding a nifty feature that will save data on your phone

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Apple Safari rival Firefox follows its path to block online trackers

Blocking the trackers by default is important, said Dave Camp, a Mozilla senior vice president who oversees Firefox

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Big tech could get subpoenas in house probe

The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department are also separately examining whether digital platform companies are harming competition.

Washington is ratcheting up antitrust scrutiny of some of the country’s most valuable companies after years of a hands-off approach. (File photo) News

iPhone maker in antitrust trouble, Apple app developers jump on bandwagon

Amid the revelation this week that Apple is among four titans of the Valley facing possible U.S. antitrust probes, the developers sued the company on Tuesday claiming its App Store suppresses competit

Apple didn’t immediately respond to emails seeking comment on the suit. (AP Photo) News

Facebook may be asked to censor hateful posts globally

Scrutiny of Facebook in the EU has intensified since the bloc introduced strict new privacy rules a year ago, giving data regulators for the first time real teeth and the power to fine companies as mu

The company said it removes content that breaks the law and that its priority “is always to keep people on Facebook safe.” (Reuters photo) News

Privacy bandwagon: Firefox follows Apple in blocking third-party cookies online

Going forward, new downloads of Firefox will automatically block trackers known as third-party cookies, which can follow users around the web and log their activity.

As concerns about privacy grow, tech companies and advertisers have come under pressure to limit online tracking and data collection. News


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