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Facebook reports spike in takedowns of hate speech

Facebook Inc on reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which it attributed to technology improvements for automatically identifying text and images. The world’s biggest social media company removed about 4.7 million posts connected to hate organizations on its flagship app in […]

5 must-have remote control apps for you

The remote control is such a convenient innovation. A simple tool that lets you control a device from the comfort of your sofa. However, this ubiquitous gadget has evolved from an IR-based hardware solution to an internet-based software. There are voice assistants, for instance, that provide information and let you control connected devices with simple […]

Smartphone recovery in China offers hope to industry

Smartphone shipments In China rose by 14.2 per cent in April, giving the mobile industry optimism that the market can rebound once lockdown restrictions are lifted and that 5G can deliver the return to growth that was promised before the coronavirus crisis. As the initial epicentre of Covid-19, China was the first country in the […]

Will Xbox Series X games actually run at 60 fps?

Confusion reigns about what frame rates gamers can actually expect on the next-gen Xbox Series X console when it releases later this year – and the answer may disappoint you. We’ve heard much about the high-end capabilities of the hardware in the past few months, with talk of a benchmark of 4K/60fps gameplay and a […]

Your Google Home speaker is getting some fancy new controls

If you have a Google Home speaker – or any compatible smart home device, for that matter – you may have noticed that the Google Home app isn’t exactly the easiest thing to use.  That’s all about to change however, as Google prepares a complete redesign of the app, making the Home Settings menu simpler […]

Twitter appoints AI guru and ex-Google executive to its Board

San Francisco: Twitter has appointed former Google executive Dr Fei-Fei Li, known for her pioneering research work in computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI), to its Board of Directors as a new independent director. Dr Li is currently inaugural Sequoia Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, and the Denning Family Co-Director of […]

PUBG Mobile Lite 0.17.0 Update Brings Payload Mode, Map Changes,

PUBG Mobile Lite is a more streamlined version of PUBG Mobile aimed at smartphones that have relatively lower-end specifications. It has now received a new update that brings a new mode, along with some other changes and features. Version 0.17.0 for PUBG Mobile Lite adds the ‘Payload Mode’ that was added to the regular PUBG […]

Google tests iMessage-like emoji reactions for RCS Messages

Google is testing a new feature in its Messages app that lets you react to messages using emoji. First spotted by Reddit users in a thread that was picked up by Android Police, the feature reportedly lets you react to a message by long-pressing on it. Then, you can select from emoji including thumbs up, […]

49% of organisations in UAE experience ransomware attacks last year

Ransomware attacks remain a very real threat for organisations and about 49% of the organisations in the UAE experienced it last year compared to 51% globally. According to cybersecurity solutions provider Sophos’ global survey, The State of Ransomware 2020, the average cost of addressing the impact of such an attack, including business downtime, lost orders, […]

Google Play Store Removes 813 Apps That Qualified as ‘Creepware’,

Google has removed a batch of 813 apps from Google Play app store that were identified as ‘creepware’ by a group of researchers who study stalkerware-like apps. The creepware were identified by the researchers via a newly developed algorithm called, CreepRank that detects creepware-like behaviour within mobile apps. The algorithm then gives ‘creep score’ to […]