Tech News and Reviews

Nvidia + Arm Will Dramatically Change the Technology Landscape

Nvidia last week announced they are buying Arm for US$40 billion — to be met through a combination of Nvidia shares and cash. This will result in some exciting changes. It is interesting to realize that had Steve Jobs lived; it likely would have been Apple attempting to buy Arm rather than Nvidia. Steve and […]

Facebook estimates it has helped more people register to vote

Facebook estimates it has helped 2.5 million people register to vote this year across Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger, the company said. With more than a month until the 2020 election, that’s already higher than the two million people it helped register in both 2016 and 2018. The company has set a goal to help four […]

The Cheating Scandal That Ripped the Poker World Apart

Mike Postle was on another tear. The moonfaced 42-year-old was deep into a marathon poker session at Stones Gambling Hall, a boxy glass-and-steel casino wedged between Interstate 80 and a Popeye’s in suburban Sacramento. The September 21, 2019, game, which Stones was broadcasting to audiences via YouTube and Twitch, had attracted several top players to […]

Xiaomi Launches ‘Mi Store on Wheels’ Moving Retail Shops in

Xiaomi has launched its Mi Store on Wheels retail experience in India. Through this, the company says it can reach out to the “heart of India,” with a focus on connecting villages and remote parts of the country. Given the ongoing coronavirus-induced pandemic, several offline retail stores in the country has taken a hit as […]

Gmail Design Revamp Expected Soon as New Logo Gets Teased

Gmail may get a new logo soon, as per a report. This seems to be part of Google’s larger plan to give Gmail a facelift, with other changes planned as well. This follows Google’s recent integration of Gmail with Google Meet and Google Chat, which suggests that Gmail wants to move away from being just […]

WandaVision’s first trailer resurrects Marvel’s Vision for Disney Plus TV

Last night’s Emmys saw the arrival of the debut trailer for WandaVision, which could be the first major Marvel TV series to arrive on Disney Plus. If the trailer is anything to go by, it’s Marvel’s most surreal show yet. It opens with a black-and-white recreation of a 1950s sitcom featuring Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) […]

New trailers: Your Honor, Chicago 7, and a little show

I was on a bit of a Star Wars kick the past week, watching The Empire Strikes Back, Rogue One, and The Last Jedi, inspired partly by the great news of a new trailer for The Mandalorian’s second season. Tonight, though, I’m planning to stream RBG, the 2018 documentary about the late Justice Ruth Bader […]

Twitter is looking into why its photo preview appears to

Twitter it was looking into why the neural network it uses to generate photo previews apparently chooses to show white people’s faces more frequently than Black faces. Several Twitter users demonstrated the issue over the weekend, posting examples of posts that had a Black person’s face and a white person’s face. Twitter’s preview showed the […]

Paytm says it did nothing illegal, accuses Google of ‘arm-twisting’

New Delhi, Sep 20 () Global internet giant Google’s Play store rules forced Paytm to roll back a UPI cashback campaign which is legal in India, digital payments company Paytm claimed on Sunday. The company in a blog alleged that it was arm-twisted to take down its campaign while Google Pay has been running similar […]

Geoengineering Is the Only Solution to Our Climate Calamities

If global warming were an extraterrestrial adversary, it would not have to fear a diplomatically unified Earth. The past decade of climate summits in Copenhagen, Bali, Cancun, and Paris have only nudged us towards the limp goal of business as usual until 2050. One wonders how much ice will be left in Greenland by then, […]