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Microsoft Teams Gets Smart Camera, Location Sharing; Integration APIs and ‘Praise’ to Arrive Soon

In its bid to outclass Slack as the better team collaboration service, Microsoft has added a host of new features to Microsoft Teams aimed at ‘firstline workers’. The new features introduced by Microsoft include location sharing, smart camera, and the ability to record and share audio messages. Microsoft also plans to add a new ‘Praise’ […]

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Google Chrome Native Ad Blocking to Become Available Worldwide on July 9

Google announced native ad-filtering on Chrome for mobile and desktop back in 2017 to ensure that users are not pestered by spammy ads which ruin their Web browsing experience. The initiative was put to action after Google joined the Coalition for Better Ads to improve the online ads, however, these changes were so far limited […]

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Google’s New Activity Cards Aim to Help You Find Past Searches

Google has started rolling out a new feature called activity cards to make it easier for users to pick up the threads to past searches and continue exploring a topic. “Activity cards will roll out today on mobile web and the Google app in English in the US,” Andrew Moore, Google’s Product Manager for Search wrote in a […]

Games

Red Dead Online Gets a New Battle Royale Mode Called Gun Rush

Red Dead Redemption 2’s online mode, Red Dead Online, has received a major update to its battle royale mode. Red Dead Online, which is currently in beta, now has a new mode called Gun Rush. This mode supports up to 32 players and will feel familiar for those who’ve been playing Fortnite or PUBG. You’ll […]

Games

Bungie Gets Publishing Rights for Destiny From Activision

Bungie now has the publishing rights for Destiny according to its new deal with Activision. This means that the franchise’s developers will have all the control on the future of the series, without any targets or interference from Activision. Bungie says that the handover is still in its ‘early stages’, and it plans to make […]

Games

Fortnite Maker Epic Games Gets ‘F’ Rating From Better Business Bureau

The creator of the wildly popular video game Fortnite has been given an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau after not addressing hundreds of complaints from concerned customers. The BBB said that over the past year, it has received more than 270 complaints about Epic Games, which has made a fortune from Fortnite and other popular video games. […]

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Games Industry Asks WHO to Hold Fire on ‘Gaming Disorder’

Video games are compelling, but does playing them too much constitute a medical condition? The gaming industry is trying to avoid “gaming disorder” becoming a formally recognised ailment. The World Health Organization (WHO), which has spent years looking into the addictive nature of video games, put “gaming disorder” on its list of health problems last year, a […]

Gadgets

Smart Speakers Have 97 Percent Satisfaction Rate in India: Accenture

 Standalone voice assistants – or smart speakers – are one of the fastest adopted technologies in India and have a 97 percent satisfaction rate among Indian consumers, according to a report from Accenture. Half of online consumers globally now use digital voice assistants, led by emerging markets such as India with 72 percent adoption, said the […]

Internet

CES 2019: zGlue Pitches ‘Chiplets’ to Make Custom Chips for Startups

A veteran of the world’s two biggest chipmakers is hoping to make affordable custom silicon chips for startup companies by rolling out new software on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Custom-designed chips power top-tier smartphones from companies such as Apple and Huawei Technologies. But they are costly to design and difficult to make, requiring […]

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German Student Admits to Data Hack That Hit Merkel and Others

A student confessed to one of Germany’s biggest data breaches, police said on Tuesday, ending the mystery over who hacked Angela Merkel and other public figures but doing little to ease the embarrassment of cyber-security authorities. Police did not name the 20-year-old but said he lives with his parents, is not a computer expert and […]