Saturday, January 23, 2021

Xbox Live Gold price hike withdrawn by Microsoft

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Washington [US], January 23: American worldwide innovation organization Microsoft has now backtracked on its dubious Xbox Live Gold cost increment, which the organization had declared on Friday. 

The new value climb would have multiplied the expense of a yearly membership to the help, which is needed to mess around online on Xbox supports. As indicated by The Verge, Microsoft is currently pulling endlessly from an expansion in the expense of its membership administration, following on the web reaction to the proposed changes. 

The new value knock would have multiplied the expense of a yearly pass and carry a six-month membership to sixty dollars, a similar cost as the current yearly participation. 

In an authority proclamation on Xbox's site, the tech goliath stated, "We wrecked today and you were all in all correct to tell us. Interfacing and having with companions is an essential influence of gaming and we neglected to meet the assumptions for players who rely on it consistently. Thus, we have chosen not to change Xbox Live Gold valuing." 

The new climb in the cost would have pushed the cost of Xbox Live Gold close to its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which is a more costly membership that additionally offers admittance to games and other comparable related advantages. 

In a similar explanation, Microsoft further added, "We're transforming this second into a chance to align Xbox Live more with how we see the player at the focal point of their experience. Free of charge to-mess around, you will presently don't require a Xbox Live Gold participation to play those games on Xbox. We are striving to convey this change at the earliest opportunity in the coming months." 

According to The Verge, Microsoft's concentration in the previous few years has been on the Xbox Game Pass, which has a Ultimate level that incorporates admittance to Xbox Live Gold. While Game Pass offers incredible benefit for some players, the adjustment in the Gold cost put on a show of being an endeavor to push individuals into paying for the more costly assistance. 

Subsequently, because of this explanation, it didn't come as an unexpected that the underlying declaration was so ineffectively got by people in general. Microsoft's value climb inversion is uplifting news for Xbox Live Gold endorsers who aren't keen on Xbox Game Pass and shockingly better news for individuals who just use Xbox Live Gold to play allowed to-mess around. (ANI)

Friday, January 22, 2021

Here's what PlayStation 5, XBOX Series X has in store for fans

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New Delhi [India], January 22: The game-devotees have motivation to celebrate! Unexpectedly, cutting edge reassure proprietors can take their current library, regardless of whether it's physical, advanced, or a blend of the two, and carry it to a cutting edge stage. 

The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S keep on being probably the best devices on the planet. While it's still hard to get your hands on another comfort, the individuals who own one can appreciate something exceptional in present day gaming history. 

For people who used to keep things under control for their buddies or co-accessories to refresh the latest gaming form, will currently be given the chance in picking where they need to play and what execution favorable circumstances will be better for them to refresh, as per The skirt. 

Large numbers of the hot titles are foreseen to dispatch on last-and current-gen at the same time. There is likewise a decent lump of games that will be restrictive titles playable just a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S. 

The Verge announced, "Other than 4K, the strong state drives, and other spec changes, Microsoft and Sony have promised to help near each title in the current comfort stages' libraries. Each Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One game as of now playable on existing Xbox One equipment (less Kinect games) will be playable on the Series X/S, while Sony is supporting a 'lion's share' of PS4 games, adding up to in excess of 4,000 titles. With the two consoles right on time into their life expectancy, it's simple for some to re-visitation of more seasoned games to help fill the hole in the middle of significant delay periods for additional titles to be added to each support's library." 

Now, the client won't have to desert what he would play on an old contraption. Because of some customer well disposed activities like Xbox Smart Delivery and comparable redesign programs, a lot of the games the clients own now or are intending to purchase in the following couple of months won't just work on the new stages however they'll likewise accompany free overhauls from the standard PS4 and Xbox One adaptations. 

Sony likewise presented the PlayStation Plus Collection, a library stacked with PS4 games accessible free of charge with its online membership administration. This year is stuffed brimming with new deliveries and full advancements of cross-gen games. Various games including MXGP 2020, Hitman 3, Ride 4, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood, The Pedestrian, are delivering in 2021. 

In any case, some recently reported games including Elder Scrolls VI and the Fable reboot, don't have a predefined delivery date yet. (ANI)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

India's Hike Messenger is now officially shut down

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Washington [US], January 19: Indian freeware, cross-stage texting administration, Hike Messenger that incorporated a wide assortment of fun Indian stickers, visit foundations, and substantially more has now been formally closed down. 

According to the Mashable, the closure of its tasks was as of late declared by the organization's CEO, Kavin Bharti Mittal. The application has likewise been eliminated from Google Playstore and Apple's App Store. 

Affirming the news Mittal tweeted "Today we're reporting that we will be sunsetting StickerChat in Jan'21. We thank you for giving us your trust." 

He proceeded, "We wouldn't be here without you Red heart. All your information will be accessible to download in the application. Your HikeMoji will keep on being accessible in both Vibe and Rush!" 

Mittal has not yet expressed concerning what lead to the choice to close down Hike Messenger. In any case, he had tweeted a week ago regarding why India can't have its own courier expressing that "Worldwide organization impacts are excessively solid (except if India boycotts Western organizations)". 

Climb Messenger was an Indian adversary to other texting applications like WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, and Facebook Messenger. According to Mashable, Signal and Telegram have been acquiring gigantic foothold in India following the most recent WhatsApp security strategy line. (ANI)

Apple TV Plus free trial to be extended to July 2021

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Washington [US], January 19: Tech monster Apple will expand the free preliminary membership of Apple TV Plus. Furthermore, the current individuals whose membership was set to terminate from this point until June, have till July 2021 to make the most of their free membership. 

As indicated by Mashable, the principal Apple TV Plus free augmentation was reported in October 2019, after it was scheduled to run out in February this year. Macintosh offers a free preliminary of its web-based feature with recently bought Apple gadgets like the iPhone, Mac, iPad, and then some. Clients need to reclaim the proposal inside the initial 90 days of procurement by means of the Apple TV application. 

According to 9to5Mac, Apple TV Plus individuals whose yearly membership terminates among February and June will likewise get a similar extra month(s) of administration at no additional charge. Despite the fact that Apple has not declared this improvement authoritatively, reports express that the organization would begin informing qualified clients through an email in the coming weeks. Apple TV Plus individuals don't have to do anything from their end to expand their free membership. 

In any case, the clients who have dropped their free membership are not qualified for this offer, the 9to5Mac report added. The current expansion may likewise apply to clients in India, as Apple had recently expanded the free time for testing of the real time feature from October 2020 to February 2021 universally. In any case, no authority word has come out from the organization yet. 

As revealed by Mashable, the organization additionally desires to seek after existing individuals to reestablish Apple TV Plus membership once it really terminates. The second round of expansion gives it more opportunity to extend the TV Plus substance offering and increment the incentive of the administration, as the organization is delivering new lead arrangement and motion pictures just as second periods of its famous dispatch shows. 

The web-based feature Apple TV Plus cost in India begins at INR 99 (month to month), and it likewise comes packaged with Apple One membership, evaluated at INR 195 every month. The One membership further incorporates iCloud stockpiling and Music membership. (ANI)

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Google takes away wide-angle astrophotography from Pixel phones

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Washington [US], December 29: Google Pixel 5 and 4a 5G clients can at this point don't utilize their super wide cameras to take photos of the stars. The organization obviously eliminated the focal point's astrophotography abilities with the Google Camera 8.1 update. 

As per The Verge, the element was a selling purpose of the Pixel 4 and was accessible on the normal and fax cameras. At the point when the 4a 5G and 5 were reported with new wide-point focal points, the element was added to those too. Presently it's been removed. 

On Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5, astrophotography just chips away at zoom settings equivalent to or more prominent than 1x. 

The astrophotography highlight allows clients to catch the night sky by pointing their telephone up and keeping it still, either by adjusting it on a close by article or putting it on a stand. 

The component is as yet accessible on the telephones' different cameras, yet on the off chance that you go to Night Sight mode and change to the super wide-point camera a client will currently get an admonition saying "Zoom to 1x for astrophotography." 

Prior to the update, it would state "Astrophotography on." 

According to The Verge, Google didn't react to the source's solicitation for input inquiring as to why it had rolled out the improvement. (ANI)

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Facebook to offer more security features in 2021

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Washington [US], December 23: Social media goliath Facebook said it will begin permitting clients to get ready actual security keys as an approach to affirm their personality prior to signing into the interpersonal organization's portable application, starting one year from now. 

As indicated by Mashable, the Mark Zuckerberg-possessed organization is presently offering a decision to utilize an equipment security key to associate with one's PC before each sign in. The clients could buy an equipment key through retailers, and register with Facebook, the web-based media goliath stated, affirming a prior report by Axios. 

The world's greatest informal organization said it additionally expects to amplify 'Facebook Protect', that is, its own security program for prominent records for instance political decision candidates, to more sorts of records universally one year from now. 

By and by accessible in the US, Facebook Protect offers a methods for legislators, government offices, and political race faculty to set up extra wellbeing arrangements, for example, two-factor verification and continuous following for potential hacking dangers. 

"Agitators are attempting to focus on the web-based media resources of noticeable voices. Because you're not a CEO or a political up-and-comer doesn't mean you're not a noticeable individual in your field and an objective," said Facebook's head of security strategy Nathaniel Gleicher, while addressing Axios-detailed Mashable. 

"Our proposal is that you need to secure records in light of the fact that each undermined resource can turn into an apparatus that is utilized by agitators for more prominent mischief - a lot more noteworthy - a while later, notwithstanding making quick damage individuals," he included his explanation. (ANI)

Friday, December 18, 2020

Instagram rolls out new notifications about COVID-19 information

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California [US], December 18: Photo-sharing stage Instagram has reported the dispatch of two new highlights to help battle Covid-19 falsehood: clients in territories with flooding cases will see a connection to their neighborhood wellbeing authority at the highest point of their feed and anybody looking for antibody data will likewise be coordinated to tenable wellbeing sources. 

As indicated by The Verge, these measures will be taken notwithstanding the informal organization hindering hashtags that contain antibody deception, which likewise got a notice in declaration tweets. 

The accompanying highlights have been turned out after a few organizations found a way to keep Covid falsehood from spreading at a fundamental time for the US, as wellbeing foundations battle with record hospitalisations and the first of the affirmed Covid-19 immunizations begin to turn out. 

As announced by The Verge, Facebook, Instagram's parent organization has revealed its own deception fighting component, sending clients warnings in the event that they have interfaced with posts that contain it. 

YouTube has begun adding cards beneath recordings about the pandemic, connecting to sources like the CDC and WHO, the very associations that Instagram utilizes as specific illustrations. Twitter has likewise as of late reported that it will eliminate deception about the Covid-19 antibody. (ANI)

Sunday, December 6, 2020

YouTube's new feature to warn users before they post toxic comments

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Washington [US], December 6: In a stage to forestall tormenting and disdain on its foundation, YouTube has presented another element that will caution clients when they post hostile remarks. YouTube will provoke them prior to presenting a remark on be more aware. 

As per Mashable, Johanna Wright, Vice President of Product Management at YouTube said in a blog, "We realize that remarks assume a vital part in assisting makers with associating their locale, yet issues with the nature of remarks are additionally one of the most reliable bits of input we get from makers." 

Google worker Sarah posted on Google uphold, "Today we're presenting another update in remarks to help support conscious cooperations. Presently on Android, the update may spring up prior to posting a remark that might be hostile to other people, giving the analyst the alternative to reflect prior to posting". 

Be that as it may, the clients can keep on remarking on the off chance that they need to. Aside from the new update include, YouTube has additionally made a couple of more updates to make YouTube a more comprehensive stage. 

According to Mashable, the blog expressed that YouTube will test another channel in YouTube Studio for wrong and terrible remarks. These remarks will be naturally held for audit so that content makers on the stage won't actually need to peruse these remarks in the event that they are not intrigued. YouTube said it will likewise be smoothing out the remark balance instruments to make the general cycle simple for makers. 

Additionally, YouTube will likewise be put resources into innovation that can help improve the framework to distinguish and eliminate scornful remarks. It will consider factors, for example, the subject of the video and the setting of the remark that is being made. (ANI)

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Twitter rolls out new feature 'Fleets'

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California [US], November 17 (ANI): Social networking service Twitter has got a new feature, called Fleets. The new tool will allow a user to write text, post photos, videos, or add earlier tweets into a little visual info-nugget that disappears after 24 hours.

According to Mashable, the feature very much identical to Instagram Stories, which themselves are a rip-off of Snapchat Stories.

The feature is rolling out globally, starting Tuesday, so it may not be available to some users right away. It should be on everyone's Twitter for iOS and Android "in the coming days," Twitter said.

In March this year, Twitter started testing Fleets in several countries, including Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea, and the feedback was probably good enough for the company to introduce them globally. "Because they disappear from view after a day, Fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings," the company said in a press release.

Mashable reported, aside from their temporality, Fleets are different from tweets in other ways. They do not allow retweets, likes, or replies, but a user can reply to them in the form of Direct Messages.

The idea, according to Twitter group product manager Mo Aladham is for users to use Fleets to share "casual, everyday thoughts." (ANI)

Monday, November 16, 2020

Zoom to temporarily lift 40-minute meeting limit on Thanksgiving Day

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California [US], November 14: Communications tech organization Zoom has said that it would lift its standard forty-minute cutoff on free video calls for 'Thanksgiving Day' to make it less difficult for families to invest energy essentially on the US occasion.

The forty-minute time limit has been of the significant limitations all through the Covid pandemic, which powers groups to restart the calls after the specified time.

As indicated by The Verge, a considerable lot of Zoom's rivals have forced comparable limitations, including Google Meet (hour long breaking point) and all suppliers charge extra for big business grade designs that eliminate the restrict and extend the quantity of members permitted.

Zoom's evacuation of the forty-minute breaking point will be from 12 PM on Thanksgiving Day (November 26th) to 6 am ET on November 27. (ANI)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Instagram to allow users live stream for as long as 4 hours

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Washington [US], October 28: Photo-sharing application Instagram reported on Tuesday (nearby time) it has broadened as far as possible for live streams from an hour to four hours. The change is worldwide and applies to all Instagram clients. 

The explanation for the move, Instagram stated, is helping makers - yoga teachers, artists, craftsmen, cooks, and such - to do longer meetings with their crowd without being intruded on consistently, revealed Mashable, 

Notwithstanding, this might be accessible to accounts "on favorable terms," with no set of experiences of IP or strategy infringement, Instagram said. 

According to Instagram, it is likewise adding the choice to chronicle live transmissions for up to 30 days. 

"Presently your live recordings will be kept in your file. No one but you can see them. After your live recordings end, they will be accessible in your file for 30 days. You can download your live recordings to your gadget or transfer them to IGTV from your document," said a notification that will be appeared to clients on dispatch, revealed Mashable. 

Instagram said this new element will dispatch 'soon.' 

The organization likewise said that it will refresh the 'Live Now' segment on IGTV and toward the finish of a live stream, with furnishing individuals with more substance that may intrigue them, both from the makers they follow, and those they don't.

Friday, October 23, 2020

WhatsApp for Business new feature to help shopping experience within chat

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Washington [US], October 23 (ANI): Instant messaging application WhatsApp Business will soon be rolling out a new feature to let users shop for goods and services right from the chat window. The feature is currently under development.

According to Mashable, as part of the new feature, all the WhatsApp business account users would be directly able to provide product catalogues to their customers from within the chat window. A shopping button will be added on WhatsApp which will be rolled out in India soon.

The shopping button will let users add items to a cart, and check out from within the WhatsApp chat. This new feature is aimed towards aiding small businesses that have been hit hard by the pandemic.

As reported by Mashable, apart from that, WhatsApp also recently announced that it will now charge businesses for some services on the WhatsApp Business app. Facebook hasn't yet revealed the pricing details. But, what this means is that businesses will have to pay for certain services. However, WhatsApp for Business app will continue to remain free for end-users. (ANI)

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Quibi apps arrive on Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV

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California [US], October 21 (ANI): American short-form mobile video platform Quibi has just launched apps for Apple TV, Android TV and Fire TV. The streaming service company announced the change in an updated support article.

According to The Verge, these apps follow Quibi's ongoing attempts to get more eyes on its content after launching as a mobile-only app. The company first made the content more shareable in May and followed that soon after with AirPlay and Chromecast support.

A new report in The Information claims that co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has attempted to sell Quibi's programming to Facebook and NBCUniversal while telling others he may have to shut down the company entirely.

As reported by The Verge, Quibi has struggled to scale since its launch, dealing with a lackluster reaction to its first collection of content and a drop in subscribers after its 90-day trial offered at launch ended. (ANI)

Monday, October 19, 2020

Tech giant Google shuts down 'Trusted Contacts' app, will end support by December 1

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California [US], October 19 (ANI): Tech giant Google recently shut down its Trusted Contacts app that allowed its users to share location with a trusted contact (parents, family, or kids) when in an emergency.

According to Mashable, as mentioned on the Google page, Trusted Contacts will not be supported after December 1, 2020. If the app is installed on a device, the user can continue to use it until the said date. However, the support will end post-December this year.

Google stated that the user can share location with others during emergencies by setting up 'Location Sharing' on Google Maps. Apart from location sharing, one can enjoy a slew of other safety features on Google Maps.

As per Mashable, the tech company had announced the 'Trusted Contacts' feature back in 2016 where it was first launched only for Android users as a means to share location with others. However, the app is now not available anymore on the Apple app store and Google Play Store. (ANI)

Friday, October 16, 2020

Tech Start-ups helping businesses and people in India's Unlock 5.0 to fight against Covid-19

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New Delhi [India], October 16 (ANI): As India entered in Unlock 5.0 with restrictions being lifted and cinemas, theatres and multiplexes are allowed to open with up to 50 per cent seating capacity after seven months, technology would play a vital role in providing a safe environment to the people amid coronavirus pandemic.

From robots cleaning floors, to safe parking, to serving at restaurants, malls and tablets being used to check COVID compliance, technological innovations can be seen everywhere. Several indigenous start-ups have come-together to make our lives safe and secure as the country gears to go back to normalcy. In the days to come, these contactless technologies will revolutionise the way normal life for the post COVID world.

The five start-ups that have brought various innovations to keep us safe during the pandemic:

Bluesemi: This Hyderabad based startup is building the Internet of things (IoT) devices for a smart and sustainable technology revolution. During Covid-19, Bluesemi has introduced a new device called SENS - a contactless temperature-sensing device with medical-grade accuracy giving the temperature reading within 5 seconds and it will automatically detect a person in 15 cm distance. It is paired with its own app. SENS can help figure out who can work and who must stay at home.

Additionally, App will issue a risk alert if the temperature is above a certain acceptable threshold and a long-lasting efficient battery - charge will last up to 15 days at a time, with battery health notification on the sensor as well as on the app.

VAMS Global: A leading provider of Visitor Management Systems. During Covid-19 VAMS Global has come up with new device VAMS SafeGuard which scan individuals through a distance of 18" and checks permissible body temperate, check mask compliance, embedded with face and palm recognition sensor, VAMS SafeGuard offers 100 per cent hands-free hygienic user authentication.

In case of high temperature or mask complaint defaults, the device will generate a signal to prevent entry. Real-time visibility of people inside the premises can be administered. In case of any emergency, an alert notification can be generated that helps them to evacuate the premises immediately for the security or admin team.

Magneto: Magneto - UVGI Sanitization for Theatres - The clean-tech start-up recently launched Central Air Cleaner for Home ACS leverages UVGI- and ECF-powered technology to protect all kinds of ACs from transmitting COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, can float in the air. In particular, it can linger in poorly ventilated indoor spaces, spreading farther than 6 feet from its source. The indoor public spaces are at high risk.

In order to combat this situation, Magneto Cleantech has launched Magneto Central Air Cleaner High Wall and Cassette Series to sanitize indoor air for all kinds of environments including theatres, homes, offices, restaurants, shops, clinics, salons, gyms etc. Leveraging MCAC's legendary 'Trap & Kill' technology, this new cutting-edge cleantech solution integrates with any make and capacity of split or cassette ACs to sanitize the indoor air by removing PM 00.01, PM 2.5, bacteria, viruses, and other airborne microorganisms including SARS-COV-2. This innovative technology brings the proven efficacy of Magneto Central Air Cleaner against COVID-19 to much smaller versions of air conditioners, thereby helping safeguard people's health against fatal air-borne contractions at a larger scale.

Park+ Automated smart parking in India: A smart parking start-up has introduced a tech-driven social distancing solution for malls. The newly-launched solutions are aimed at preparing malls/offices/cinema halls for reopening and ensuring maximum safety while searching for a parking spot. This app will enable the mall personnel to check-in and out of customers as well as track and check body temperatures. Customers will also have to scan a QR code before entering or leaving a shop, which will help keep a real-time check on the number of footfalls in each store.

Green Grapes Devices: Delhi-based startup has built two solutions for startups returning to office including a wall-mounted automatic infrared thermometer, automated sanitiser dispenser and sanitisation gun. The infrared thermometer is a non-contact body temperature equipment that reads the body temperature of any individual standing in front of it. On the other hand, the automated sanitiser dispenser uses a motion sensor to detect the presence of hands under the nozzle and dispenses just the right amount of sanitizer. (ANI)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Panasonic announces tiny box-style video camera

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Washington [US], October 13 (ANI): Panasonic has announced Lumix BGH1, a unique device that the company describes as a "box-style mirror-less cinema and live event camera."

According to The Verge, the mini camera has a Micro Four Thirds sensor and a compact cubic design, with one of the camera's sides almost completely dominated by the lens mount.

Designed for versatility, expandability, and ease of installation, the BGH1 camera can be used in multi-camera situations involving drones, live streaming, and other complex setups. The camera has Power over Ethernet+, meaning it can be powered with the same cable that connects it to a network, and up to 12 of them can be controlled at once with the accompanying Lumix Tether for Multi-camera app.

The sensor is 10.2 megapixels, presumably to optimise the camera for 4K video recording. The camera can shoot footage at 4:2:0 10-bit C4K/4K 60p or 4:2:2 10-bit All-I C4k/4K 30p, and there is an option to capture in Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) for broadcast-ready HDR.

The Verge reported other features of 'Lumix BGH1' which include dual UHS-II SD card slots, USB-C 3.1, HDMI output (up to 4K 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K 60p), 3G-SDI, a 3.5mm in/out jack, WiFi and Bluetooth, and the ability to output desqueezed anamorphic footage over Ethernet, SDI, or USB-C. Panasonic is also releasing a free SDK to let people create camera control tools that work with USB.

The Lumix BGH1 will be out this December for USD 1,999.99. Panasonic plans to release more information about the camera during a YouTube launch event at 12 PM ET on Tuesday. (ANI)

Monday, October 12, 2020

Facebook to remove content that denies or distorts the Holocaust

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Washington [US], October 12 (ANI): Facebook has announced it would remove all content that "denies or distorts the Holocaust."

This expansion of its hate speech policies is a response to 'the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people', said the company.

According to The Verge, Facebook has previously faced strong criticism for letting Holocaust denial content spread freely on its platform.

Later this year, the company will direct anyone searching on its platform for terms related to this topic to 'credible information' supplied by third-party sources, reported The Verge.

"Enforcement of these policies cannot happen overnight. There is a range of content that can violate these policies, and it will take some time to train our reviewers and systems on enforcement," said Monika Bickert, Facebook's Vice President of content policy, in a blog post.

Earlier this year, Facebook had said it would ban anti-Semitic stereotypes that depict Jewish people as "running the world or its major institutions." But a report a week later by a UK counter-extremism group, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), found that the company's algorithm 'actively promotes' Holocaust denial content.

Removing content that denies or distorts the Holocaust may seem like an obvious decision for a company that is frequently accused of enabling hate speech. But in the past, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, has presented the company's tolerance of Holocaust denial as an example of its commitment to principles of free speech, stated The Verge.

In a recent Facebook post, Zuckerberg said his thinking on the matter had 'evolved,' in part in response to a climate of 'rising anti-Semitism.'

"I have struggled with the tension between standing for free expression and the harm caused by minimising or denying the horror of the Holocaust," said Zuckerberg. "My own thinking has evolved as I have seen data showing an increase in anti-Semitic violence, as have our wider policies on hate speech. Drawing the right lines between what is and isn't acceptable speech isn't straightforward, but with the current state of the world, I believe this is the right balance."

The Holocaust was the state-sponsored killing of six million Jewish men, women, and children by the Nazis in Germany under Adolf Hitler during World War II. (ANI)

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Photo-sharing app Instagram brings new change to Threads application

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Washington [US], October 8 (ANI): Photo-sharing application Instagram on Wednesday (local time) rolled out an update to the Threads application.

According to The Verge, the new update allows users to use the Threads application to message any Instagram user.

The application earlier only allowed user
s to message the users added to their close friends' list. (ANI)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Youtube allows its premium subscribers to test in-development features

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Washington [US], October 7 (ANI): Video-sharing platform YouTube has changed the way it tests new features. The platform is now allowing its Premium subscribers access to experimental products in the development pipeline, according to XDA-Developers.

As per The Verge, previously, those features were tested by Google users picked at random to beta test.

The new features available for Premium subscribers to test currently, include watching videos with sound and seeking on your YouTube homepage on iOS; voice searching for YouTube videos on-site (only on Chrome); and filtering by topic in additional languages. The language at the top of YouTube's experimental features page also says that Premium members can only access these features for a limited time.

YouTube Premium costs USD 11.99 a month, and it also gives the users an ad-free viewing, background play, and access to YouTube Music, among other features. (ANI)

Monday, October 5, 2020

iPhone users can avail Live View in Google Maps for better location sharing

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California [US], October 5 (ANI): Augmented reality in Google Maps bring digital arrows, pins, and markers right in front of you as you walk while looking through your phone's camera. Google Maps calls it Live View, it's been around since August 2019, and it's incredibly helpful when a person is trying to get oriented or find an address or pinned location.

According to Mashable, Google Maps announced on Thursday (local time) that iPhone users will "soon" get to experience an updated Live View when location sharing, along with all Android users. Pixel -- that's Google's own smartphone -- users last month started seeing this upgraded Live View, which features even more helpful arrows and direction guidance to find a pinned location.

Now, if the user opens Live View in the Maps app when a friend shares a pin while chilling in the park, the user will see arrows and directions telling him/her exactly where to walk. This works best once the user is in the vicinity and have the phone held out in front of the walking path. The user needs to click on Live View and instead of guessing which meadow the other person is, the user will be directed right to the other person's direction.

Mashable reported that Google Maps has also updated its Live View to label landmarks like the Eiffel Tower or Empire State Building and put pinned location markers in more accurate alignment. The list of cities where landmarks will show up includes- Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Dubai, Florence, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Kyoto, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, and Vienna.

Live View only works on newer phones that are compatible with AR. (ANI)

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