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Google Cloud to help firms adopt digital models: Thomas Kurian
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) As the world faces a period of gradual recovery, Google Cloud sees organisations shifting to digital models to reach out to their customers, deliver products and services and even design and manufacture products, Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Google Cloud's Confidential Computing encrypts customer data in-use
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Google Cloud on Tuesday announced breakthrough Confidential Computing that will encrypt consumer data in-use while it is being processed.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Microsoft Outlook for Android gets Bing search shortcut
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Microsoft has secretly updated the Outlook for Android app to add Bing search integration to the long-press menu.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Surface Duo gets delayed, may launch 'sometime this summer'
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Microsoft has reportedly pushed back launch plans of its foldable smartphone Surface Duo to "sometime this summer."
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
California indoor businesses to shut amid surging COVID-19 cases
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) California authorities have announced that indoor activities at restaurants and museums would be closed statewide while other operations, including barbershops and hair salons, in 30 of 58 counties would be shut as well due to a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Google, Facebook join lawsuit against student visa restrictions
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech firms have joined the lawsuit filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) last week to block Donald Trump administration's decision to ban foreign students taking only online courses.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
San Diego Navy ship blaze rages into 2nd day
San Diego, July 14 (IANS) US Navy officials said that the fire ravaging the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard in San Diego has continued for a second day and reached temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees, the media reported.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Batterygate: Apple to pay $25 each to affected iPhone users
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Apple has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit against 'Batterygate by paying affected US customers $25 each for slowing down their older iPhone models without notice.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
This Facebook robot walks on power lines to install fiber-optic cable
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Facebook has developed an aerial fiber deployment solution that uses a robot to safely deploy a specialised fiber-optic cable on medium-voltage (MV) power lines that can dramatically lower the cost of deploying fiber by utilising electrical infrastructure.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Fleet Week 2020 in San Francisco cancelled amid pandemic
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Fleet Week San Francisco 2020 has been cancelled amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it was reported.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
ISIS-linked accounts on Facebook still evading detection: Report
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Despite Facebook's efforts to make the platform free of terrorist propaganda, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) accounts have found ways to survive on the platform, says a new report from non-profit Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) released on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Google to fund 1 lakh scholarships, launches career certificates
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Google on Monday announced a new Google Career Certificates that will help Americans get qualifications in high-paying high-growth job fields ? no college degree required.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Education
Apple allocates over $400mn of $2.5bn California housing commitment
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Apple on Monday said it will spend more than $400 million toward affordable housing projects and homeowner assistance programmes in California this year, marking a major milestone in the company's multi-year $2.5 billion commitment to combat the housing crisis in the state.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple ramping up Q3 MacBook orders by 20%: Report
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to significantly increase its new MacBook Pro orders in late third quarter and will see its overall MacBook shipments rise over 20 per cent sequentially in the third quarter, DigiTimes reported on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
More COVID-19 cases among N.California low-income communities
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic has not impacted everyone equally in Northern California, with the majority of the confirmed cases reported among the lower-income communities across the San Francisco Bay Area, a media report said.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Google Stadia to add 'Far Cry 6' game in February 2021
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) French video game company Ubisoft has released the first trailer for Far Cry 6 game that would make its way to Stadia Cloud gaming service, alongside other consoles, on February 18 next year.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft joins Google to create new generation of web apps
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Microsoft and Google have joined hands to help web developers get their Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) into the Play Store.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Argentinian clubs seek Copa Libertadores postponement
Buenos Aires, July 13 (IANS) Four of the five Argentinian football clubs participating in this year's Copa Libertadores have asked for the tournament's scheduled restart to be postponed by at least a week.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Walmart to launch Amazon Prime like subscription service: Report
San Francisco, July 12 (IANS) The retail giant Walmart is reportedly planning to unveil a new subscription service called Walmart+ that will offer similar benefits to Amazon Prime.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple Arcade adds puzzle adventure game 'Creaks'
San Francisco, July 12 (IANS) Apple's subscription-based gaming service Arcade has added a new puzzle adventure game "Creaks" for its users.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gates warns 'deadlier pandemic' if vaccine goes to 'highest bidders'
San Francisco, July 12 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates has warned about a deadlier pandemic if successful drugs or a COVID-19 vaccine, when developed, go first to the highest bidders and not reach the common people who need it the most.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Health/Medicine
Musk again hints at Tesla Model 3 arrival in India
San Francisco, July 12 (IANS) After several attempts in the past to launch Tesla cars for the Indian roads, Elon Musk is yet to inaugurate a Tesla showroom in India. However, he has once again hinted to let his Indian fans drive an electric Model 3 "hopefully soon".
2020-07-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Google machine translation helping disseminate Covid-19 info
San Francisco, July 12 (IANS) Google AI and ML translation services are helping health officials communicate with people in languages they understand to disseminate the Covid-19 information, and it means reaching 51 million migrants in at least 350 languages in the US alone.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
California to free 8,000 inmates over pandemic fears
San Francisco, July 11 (IANS) The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced that as many as 8,000 inmates locked in the state' prisons could be released by the end of August under a plan designed for slowing the spread of the COVID-19.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Google introduces 2 new predictive tools in Analytics platform
San Francisco, July 11 (IANS) In a bid to help people better analyse their data and predict future actions, Google has introduced two new predictive metrics to its App + Web properties in its Analytics platform.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
13.3-inch MacBook Pro to be 1st device with Apple silicon chip
San Francisco, July 11 (IANS) As Apple shifts from Intel processors to homegrown silicon chips for its Mac computers, famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who closely tracks the company has said that the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro similar to the current 13.3-inch device is likely to be the first Mac to get an Arm-based silicon chip designed by Apple.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google to prohibit stalkerware used for spying on intimate partners
San Francisco, July 11 (IANS) Google will now go after stalkerware that remotely spy upon your wife or girlfriend via tracking their location and reading messages that they send and receive on their smartphones, without their knowledge and permission.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Amazon says delete TikTok email to employees 'sent in error'
San Francisco, July 11 (IANS) After reports surfaced that Amazon told its employees to delete the Chinese short-video making app TikTok from their smartphones, the e-commerce giant has said that the email in this regard was 'sent in error'.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
California wildfire 90% contained
San Francisco, July 11 (IANS) A wildfire near Gilroy, a city in Northern California, has almost been fully, and all road closures in the area were called off as minimal fire activity was expected, officials said.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook plans to ban political ads before US election: Report
San Francisco, July 11 (IANS) Facing intense criticism from all quarters, Facebook is planning to ban political ads on its platform like Twitter does as the US inches closer towards the presidential election in November, the media reported on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
iOS users find several app including Spotify, Pinterest crashing
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) A number of iOS users on Friday took to social media to report that several apps including Spotify, Pinterest and Tinder are crashing on their devices.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft introduces new security technology to prevent data corruption
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Microsoft has introduced a new platform security technology to prevent data corruption techniques being adopted by cyber criminals to target system security policy and tamper with data structures on Windows 10 devices.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
PC shipments worldwide grows 2.8% in Q2 as Lenovo, HP lead
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Led by Lenovo and HP, worldwide PC shipments reached 64.8 million units in the second quarter of 2020, a 2.8 per cent increase from the same period last year, according to preliminary results revealed by Gartner on Friday.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Apple releases public Beta version of iOS 14, iPadOS 14
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Apple has released the public Beta version of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates that would be available in the fall.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google launches 'new kind' of open source organisation
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Google has launched a new organisation focused on extending the philosophy and definition of open source to project trademarks.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google confirms new Nest smart speaker
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Google has released a photo of an upcoming Nest smart speaker to multiple media outlets, referring to it only as "what the Nest team is working on from home."
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Elon Musk to reveal more about brain-computer tech on August 28
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Tech billionaire Elon Musk has announced that its most secretive brain-computer interface technology startup Neuralink will provide a key update on its progress on August 28.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Sony invests $250 million in Fortnite maker Epic Games
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Sony on Friday announced it has made a strategic investment of $250 million to acquire a minority interest in Epic Games, creator of the popular video game Fortnite.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Google joins Canonical to bring Flutter apps to Linux
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Google has announced that it is partnering with open source software operating system Ubuntu maker Canonical to bring its open-source UI software development kit Flutter to Linux desktop operating system.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Android 10 has seen fastest adoption rate yet: Google
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) The adoption of Android 10 has been faster than any previous versions of Android yet, owing to new capabilities that enabled Google to deliver updates more uniformly, quickly and efficiently to Android devices.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple releases public Beta version of iOS 14
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Apple has released the public Beta version of iOS 14 that would be officially available in the fall with the new iPhone 12 series.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple launches new coding tools for educators, students
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Apple on Thursday launched a new set of tools to help educators teach coding to students from grade school to college, along with starting a new professional learning course for Develop in Swift, available to educators at no cost.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Education
Apple expands iPhone repair programme to Europe, Canada
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Apple has announced that over 140 more repair businesses are now participating in its Independent Repair Provider Programme in the US which is now being expanded to Europe and Canada as well.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
MacBook Pro with mini-LED display to enter production in 2021
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Apple suppliers are reportedly getting ready to manufacture the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops with mini-LED displays starting from 2021.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Access all Oracle Cloud services on-premises, starting from $500K a month
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle has launched a dedicated fully-managed service for enterprise customers running workloads on-premises that starts from $500,000 a month which, according to the company, is a small fraction of what customers to pay for a one-off region from other cloud providers.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Google video 'reveals' Android 11 coming on September 8
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Google has accidentally revealed that it is preparing to release Android 11 to the public on September 8.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft goes after app-based consent phishing attacks in Cloud
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) As app-based consent phishing grows multifold on Cloud services, Microsoft has said it will double down on its investments and efforts to ensure its application ecosystem is secure, by enabling customers to set policies on the types of apps users can consent to as well as highlighting apps that come from trusted publishers.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Twitter plans new paid subscription service, shares up
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Twitter has hinted that it is planning a paid subscription platform that can be reused by other teams in the future.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Facebook kills over 100 fake accounts linked to Trump's close ally
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Facebook has removed over 100 fake accounts and pages that were posting misinformation with links to Roger Stone, a long-time Republican and trusted ally of US President Donald Trump.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Google to provide quick facts about images you search
San Francisco, July 8 (IANS) Google on Wednesday announced a new feature that will make it easy to find quick facts about what people see on Google images in the form of a Knowledge Graph.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology