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Microsoft Teams Gets New Features, Including Meeting Recording and More

Microsoft has announced additions to its workplace app Teams with features like Skype, in-line translation capabilities, accommodation for over 250 participants in meetings, and more. “Teams would now support cloud-based meeting recording, “meeting lobby” for dial-in callers to qualify before they join the meetings and dial-in fallback support to ensure joining a meeting even in the event of network issues,” James Skay, ... Read More »

Social Media Won’t Be Allowed to Abuse Election Process: Prasad

Social media platforms will never be allowed to abuse India’s election process and stringent measures backed by laws on data protection and individual privacy have been put in place, Information Technology (IT) Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. Addressing the plenary of the G-20 Digital Economy Ministerial meeting in Salata, Argentina, on August 23-24, Prasad also noted that India had taken serious ... Read More »

Facebook is Testing ‘Things in Common’ Label For New Friends Discovery

Facebook’s ‘Things in Common’ label will show up above the username HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is testing a new label with select users in US Things in Common label alerts users of people with common interests It takes into consideration common workplace, common groups etc Facebook is testing a new way to get people to make new connections on the social networking site. ... Read More »

Choosing the Best Silicon Wafers

There are many businesses that depend on having high quality silicon wafers to use for their various projects. Will you need to buy some silicon wafers in the near future? If this is the case, it is important that you realize all silicon wafers are not made with the same level of quality. This is why you need to be ... Read More »

Google Hires Sony’s VR Expert Richard Marks

In a sign that Google is up to something new in the gaming business, the search engine giant has hired Richard Marks, a former research engineer who helped create Sony’s PlayStation virtual reality (VR) headset and its PlayStation Move controllers, tech website VentureBeat reported. Marks has joined the Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) at Google, the report on late Monday said. “ATAP is ... Read More »

YouTube Starts Supporting Square, Vertical Videos on Desktop Through Dynamic Player

HIGHLIGHTS YouTube on the Web now comes with a dynamic player This brings support for square and vertical videos Not all users are happy to see the new change though YouTube has added a dynamic video player to its desktop version. With the latest development, YouTube on desktops has started supporting square and vertical videos. The new player also dynamically supports ... Read More »

Did Jeff Bezos Just Hint at Amazon’s Plans for an Alexa-Based Home Robot?

HIGHLIGHTS Was his post a teaser for his company’s next device? Bloomberg in April reported on plans to release a mobile Echo robot Or maybe Bezos’s kids were just messing around Did Jeff Bezos’s kids really use blue painters’ tape to attach an Amazon Echo speaker to a robot vacuum cleaner? Or was his Instagram post on Monday just a teaser for his company’s next device? ... Read More »

Twitter Said to Have Suspended 58 Million Accounts in Q4 2017

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 report that it had suspended 70 million ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Twitter Defend Filtering Practices Before US Congress

Facebook, Alphabet, and Twitter told a US House panel on Tuesday that the social media companies are not discriminating against content for political reasons. Conservative Republicans in Congress have criticised social media companies for what they claim are politically motivated practices in removing some content, a charge the companies have rejected. House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Republican, said that since an April ... Read More »

Facebook, Boosting Artificial-Intelligence Research, Says It’s ‘Not Going Fast Enough’

] Facebook will dramatically accelerate its research into artificial intelligence, its chief AI scientist said Tuesday, in hopes of ensuring the social network doesn’t fall behind with the technology it will need to contend with Internet rivals and police its gargantuan audience. The world’s biggest social network said it would recruit high-profile engineers and expand its AI-research division to roughly 170 ... Read More »