Monday, October 25, 2021

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope passes key tests

The US space agency recently pushed back the target for the launch of its next great space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, from March 2021 to October 2021.

Airplane-size asteroid to cross Earth’s orbit around 10.42 p.m IST

As it crosses Earth's orbit, the near-Earth asteroid named 2020 RK2 will be about 38,30,238 kilometres from Earth.

One-third Indian workers face increased burnout at work: Microsoft

Close to one third of workers in India (29 per cent) cited increased rates of burnout over the past six months, according to Microsoft's latest 'Work Trend Index' report.

Qualcomm may announce Snapdragon 875 on Dec 1: Report

Normally, the Snapdragon Summit takes place in Hawaii in the first week of December. Since everything is virtual this year, due to the pandemic, the Snapdragon Summit won't be in Hawaii and will be virtual only, reports Android Authority.

Spotify rolls out search by lyrics feature on iOS and Android

As per the latest lyrics search update, users will be able to type in the lyrics and get to the song title easily in the app. The feature is integrated into the main search function, which now returns playlist, song, album, and matching lyric results.

Microsoft awards $374,300 in bug bounties to secure Azure Sphere

During the three-month Azure Sphere Security Research Challenge (ASSRC), cyber security researchers surfaced 20 critical or important severity security vulnerabilities in Azure Sphere.

‘Smart’ chastity device could be hacked

The locking mechanism is controlled with a smartphone app via Bluetooth, but security researchers have found multiple flaws that leave it vulnerable to hacking.

Google Assistant now more accessible for people with disabilities

For International Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month, Google has brought Assistant to US company Tobii Dynavox's applications and services.

Facebook to remove all content from far-right US group QAnon

This is an update from the initial Facebook action in August that removed Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts associated with QAnon when they discussed potential violence while imposing a series of restrictions

Google ‘overwhelmingly’ dominates search market: US panel

The overwhelmingly dominant provider of general online search is Google, which captures around 81 per cent of all general search queries in the US on desktop and 94 per cent on mobile

Gandhi’s life through Augmented Reality

The preview for the media was followed with the AR being opened to the general public through their smartphones

Budget Poco C3 smartphone launched in India

The smartphone features a 6.53-inch HD+ display, with a resolution of 1600 ×720 and an aspect ratio of 20:9.

Amazon announces its Great Indian Festival from Oct 17

Over one lakh local shops and kiranas have been enabled by Amazon to serve customers during the festive season.

Mumbai Police in hot pursuit of social media trolls

The developments came around 110 days after Sushant Singh's death, coinciding with the AIIMS' report that has ruled out all speculation alleging the actor was murdered.

Instagram to hide offensive comments, expand nudge warnings

Instagram also announced 'Stories Map', a private map and calendar of the stories people shared in the last three years.
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