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Apple along with its employees donated $100mn in 2019
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Apple has revealed that 21,000 of its employees donated $42 million, combined with the companys 1-for-1 donation match and $25 match per volunteer hour, making a total of $100 million to causes in 2019.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google Play Store stops showing notifications for updated apps
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Google Play Store has now stopped showing notifications for updated apps. This came to light in the end of 2019 when users started noticing that the Play Store was sending fewer notifications.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bose to close retail stores in N. America, Europe, Aus, Japan
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Bose Corporation, which mostly sells audio equipment, is shutting all its 119 retail stores worldwide across Australia, North America, Europe, and Japan as its other products "are increasingly purchased online". Hundreds of staffers will be laid off as a result.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft launches Edge browser on Windows and macOS
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft has officially announced the launch of the first "stable" version of its new Edge Chromium browser for both the Mac and Windows platforms.
2020-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tinder, OkCupid, others share user data with dozens of firms
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) Ten popular apps, including dating apps like Tinder, OKCupid and Grindr, have been found sharing people's personal information with dozens of digital marketing and ad tech companies without users' knowledge, according to a new study.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Disney+ grosses nearly $100mn on mobile in its first 2 months
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) Two months after Disneys long-anticipated entrance into the streaming video on demand, its mobile app service has been downloaded nearly 41 million times across the App Store and has generated an estimated $97.2 million in user spending.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Russian hackers target Ukrainian gas firm
San Francisco, Jan 14 (IANS) Silicon Valley-based security firm Area1 has claimed that state sponsored Russian hackers targeted Ukrainian gas company Burisma, which is also in the news because Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden's son Hunter served on the firm's board.
2020-01-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
Samsung, Microsoft bring enterprise-grade rugged smartphone
San Francisco, Jan 13 (IANS) Joining hands together, Samsung and Microsoft have brought an enterprise-grande rugged, mid-range $499 phone for first-line workers like flight attendants, construction workers or nurses.
2020-01-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
How moths can help drones navigate complex environments
San Francisco, Jan 12 (IANS) The flight navigation strategy of moths can help drones to navigate unfamiliar and complex environments, say researchers who used real insect flight trajectories to develop decision-making programme for autonomous vehicles.
2020-01-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Instagram introduces new SloMo, Echo, Duo effects for Boomerang
San Francisco, Jan 11 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram on Saturday introduced three new options to share Boomerang Stories: SlowMo, Echo, and Duo, along with a new few feature to trim their length.
2020-01-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pixel 4 users report face unlock issues after Jan update
San Francisco, Jan 10 (IANS) The face unlock feature on Google Pixel 4 has been malfunctioning for some users as they found themselves unable to log in to the smartphone after the January over the air (OTA) patch.
2020-01-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook says will show fewer political ads but won't ban
San Francisco, Jan 9 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday announced it will show fewer political ads to people on its platform and Instagram, starting with the US which faces Presidential elections this year, but won't ban or limit those as Twitter has already done and Google to some extent.
2020-01-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
Spotify launches new tool for podcast advertising
San Francisco, Jan 9 (IANS) Swedish music streaming company Spotify on Thursday launched what it calls the 'Streaming Ad Insertion (SAI) at the ongoing CES 2020 here, a new proprietary podcast ad technology that powers Spotify Podcast Ads to insert more targeted advertising into podcasts in real time.
2020-01-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
California sues billionaire Vinod Khosla over beach access
San Francisco, Jan 7 (IANS) Reviving a bittle legal battle, the state of California has sued billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla over denying access to the public to a beach next to his property in San Mateo County.
2020-01-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Music evokes 13 key emotions in people
San Francisco, Jan 7 (IANS) Music really is a universal language and evokes 13 overarching feelings in people, say researchers who have mapped a largest array of emotions that are felt worldwide.
2020-01-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
After Tesla car, Musk could send a 'Cybertruck' to Mars
San Francisco, Jan 4 (IANS) SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has once again hinted that his company might once again team up to send the latest 'Cybertruck' into space and could be headed to the Red Planet.
2020-01-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
High-end iPhone with in-display Touch ID may launch in 2020
San Francisco, Jan 2 (IANS) The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to reintroduce a fingerprint scanner on at least one high-end iPhone model this year.
2020-01-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mariah Carey's Twitter account hacked with offensive posts
San Francisco, Jan 1 (IANS) Hollywood actor-singer Mariah Carey's Twitter account was hacked on New Year's eve, and more than 50 tweets were posted containing vulgarities, the "N-word" and offensive tweets against singer Eminem.
2020-01-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
North Korea hackers targeted think tanks, activists: Microsoft
San Francisco, Dec 31 (IANS) Microsoft has revealed that a North Korea-linked hacker group has stolen sensitive personal information of government employees, think tanks, university staff members, members of organisations focused on world peace and human rights, as well as individuals who work on nuclear proliferation related issues.
2019-12-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security
Samsung likely to unveil 'zero bezel' TV at CES 2020
San Francisco, Dec 31 (IANS) South Korean tech major Samsung may make bezel-free TVs reality soon. The company is mulling to introduce a zero bezel TV at the upcoming CES 2020 in early January, with mass production starting in February.
2019-12-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
These smartphones will not support WhatsApp from Jan 1
San Francisco, Dec 31 (IANS) Starting next year, WhatsApp will stop working on millions of older mobile devices globally as the company has withdrawn support for such phones.
2019-12-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Information of over 2.4mn Wyze users exposed in data leak
San Francisco, Dec 30 (IANS) Security camera start-up Wyze has announced that it was hit by a data leak that exposed the personal information of more than a whopping 2.4 million of its customers.
2019-12-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google's Pixel 4a may have punch-hole display
San Francisco, Dec 29 (IANS) The upcoming Google Pixel 4a, which is expected to be the successor of the budget Pixel 3a, is likely to have a punch-hole display, according to leaks posted by well-known tipster OnLeaks and 91Mobiles.
2019-12-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Corinna Kopf latest streamer to leave Twitch for Facebook Gaming
San Francisco, Dec 28 (IANS) In its biggest female streamer acquisition so far, Facebook Gaming has announced an exclusive streaming deal with Corinna Kopf -- an Instagram star and vlogger and is also a member of David Dobriks hugely popular Vlog Squad.
2019-12-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
WhatsApp to add 'Disappearing Messages' feature soon
San Francisco, Dec 28 (IANS) The Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp's new feature 'Disappearing Messages' has been spotted in the latest beta version 2.19.275 for Android.
2019-12-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Disney+ is on its way to Tesla theater, says Elon Musk
San Francisco, Dec 27 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has confirmed that the popular Disney+ service will soon be available for Tesla Theater in a future firmware update.
2019-12-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Flaw causing Mazda3 cars to apply emergency brakes on its own
San Francisco, Dec 26 (IANS) A flaw in its smart braking system (SBS) can lead the fourth generation Mazda3 vehicles to apply brakes automatically, the Japanese multinational automaker has said.
2019-12-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter ends support for animated PNG files
San Francisco, Dec 24 (IANS) Twitter will no longer animate PNG files after trolls hijacked the Epilepsy Foundation's handle and hashtags to send potentially seizure-inducing images to epileptic and photo-sensitive individuals.
2019-12-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google co-founder faces lawsuit from wife amid divorce call
San Francisco, Dec 22 (IANS) You know all about Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin who have paved the way for Sundar Pichai to take over as CEO of both Google and its parent company Alphabet.
2019-12-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple in talks with new partners over content deals for TV+
San Francisco, Dec 20 (IANS) Apple is considering making deals with James Bond franchise-owner MGM and college sports giant the Pac-12 to acquire content to improve its Apple TV+ service.
2019-12-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Instagram now lets you upload multiple photos in one Story
San Francisco, Dec 18 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has started rolling out new "Layout" feature that will allow users to include multiple photos in a single story.
2019-12-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google Maps adds plug type filter for EV charging stations
San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Google Maps has received a new filter to classify the Electronic Vehicles (EV) charging stations based on plug type.
2019-12-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gas pumps across N.America under POS malware attack: Visa
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) American multinational financial services major VISA has warned that North American merchants who operate gas stations are under attack from cybercrime groups who are looking to deploy point-of-sale (POS) malware on their networks.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Billboard 200 albums chart to include YouTube streams
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) Billboard has announced video and audio data from Google-owned YouTube, as well as visual plays from several music streaming services, will soon be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
AT&T convinces FCC to let it use own Internet speed testing service
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Seems like US telecom major AT&T does not want users to see its unflattering Internet speed results and that is why it has convinced the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stop using a third-party speed testing service and instead use its own.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Musk's mother shares a 1995 photo of him fixing car window
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk's mother, Maye Musk took to Twitter to share a photo of a 23- or 24-year-old Elon working on the broken window of a 1978 BMW back in 1995.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Verizon to lay off 1,500 more Yahoo, AOL employees: Report
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) The US carrier Verizon is mulling to lay off 150 people from the Verizon Media division, including Yahoo and AOL in the US, following another decline in revenue.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Russo in line for Boca Juniors return
Buenos Aires, Dec 11 (IANS) Veteran manager Miguel Angel Russo could return to his former club Boca Juniors as a replacement for departing head coach Gustavo Alfaro, according to Argentinian press reports.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Google Chrome 79 to warn users if passwords get stolen: Report
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) In a bid to offer users better password protection, Google is introducing Chrome version 79 and which comprises a number of improvements, including warning users when their password has been stolen as part of a data leak.
2019-12-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple's new Mac Pro will be available to order on Dec 10
San Francisco, Dec 8 (IANS) Apple's all-new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available for pre-orders starting December 10 in the US, according to an email that the iPhone maker has sent out to customers.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lanus beat Racing to keep pressure on leaders
Buenos Aires, Dec 8 (IANS) Eugenio Mena scored a late own goal as Lanus rose to third in the Argentinian Superliga standings with a 1-0 win over defending champions Racing Club.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Cambridge Analytica deceived users: US FTC
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) More than one and a half year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal first became public, US regulators have said that the now-defunct British data analytics and consulting company engaged in deceptive practices to harvest personal information from tens of millions of Facebook users for voter profiling and targeting.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
Memory chip market to rebound in 2020: Report
San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) The global memory chip market is expected to rebound next year, with NAND flash the fastest-growing semiconductor product, a market report has showed, boding well for South Korean chipmakers that have been dominant forces in the sector.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook sues Chinese company over alleged ad fraud
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Facebook has sued a Chinese company for allegedly tricking people into installing a malware, compromising peoples accounts and then using them to run deceptive ads.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chirp 2.0 for Apple Watch adds new features
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Chirp for Twitter app is now receiving its biggest upgrade since its arrival with the latest version 2.0 update.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple updates Clips with Memoji, Animoji and more
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Apple's free video creation app Clips has been updated for the iPhone and the iPad with new Animoji and Memoji support.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pixel 4 recording app now available for Pixel 2, 3 and 3A
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Google's AI-powered Recorder app, which has so far been available exclusively for Pixel 4 owners, is now compatible with the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3A series phones.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Call of Duty: Mobile crosses 170mn downloads in 2 months
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Call of Duty: Mobile (CODM) has reaped nearly $87 million in global player spending and more than 172 million downloads in its first two months.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pablo Escobar's brother unveils foldable smartphone
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Pablo Escobar's biological brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, has launched a completely foldable smartphone 'Escobar Fold 1' which features a unique flexible screen allowing a user to fold their regular phone into a tablet size.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
YouTube loosens restrictions on violent video games
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) A new YouTube policy allows creators to upload video games with scripted or simulated violent content without bothering about getting automatically hit by age-restriction gates.
2019-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology