Ensure chip shortage does not affect you

Qualcomm, which makes processors and modem that power any of the leading smartphones and other consumer gadgets,  what the resurgent car industry was facing called “ Chipageddon.” When the supplies run short, it halts manufacturing chips, as gamers struggled to buy new graphic cards, Apple had to stagger the release of its iPhones 12 Pro…

Bebo is going to be relaunched – Facebook and Twitter watch out

Michael Birch co-founder of Bebo plans to relaunch his social network with real-time interactions between friends rather than the new feeds displayed by Twitter and Facebook which inadvertently spread fake news. Bebo – an acronym for “Blog early, blog often” was once the most popular network in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. In…

Verifying, Identifying and Amplifying new evidence  as history  is filmed by losers on their smartphones

Bellingcat, the home-grown investigative unit, the most innovative practitioners of open-source intelligence and online journalism, self-taught internet sleuths end up solving several mega crimes of our time. Their founder, a high school dropout on a kitchen laptop tells the story of how they created a whole new category of information-gathering galvanising citizen journalists across the…

Is Apple creating its own search engine?

Apple is likely to have been working on its own search engine for years, after key hiring in 2018 of John Giannandrea, former Google head of search to improve AI tech and Siri and software hints to improve search. The Applebot web crawler has seen increased activity for years, potentially laying the groundwork for a…

Post-furlough job losses worse among young and ethnic minorities

Resolution Foundation’s latest survey of 6, 000 adults found 19 per cent of 18-24-year-olds who were furloughed during lockdown were unemployed in September. For Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic workers the figure was 22 per cent compared to 9 per cent for the general population. The Treasury said its wage support schemes had helped…

Users of WhatsApp can mute a chat forever from today

Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging platform has rolled out a new feature to allow its users from today to mute both individual and group chats forever. Previously WhatsApp offered three options under the Mute tab – 8 hours, 1 week, or 1 year. The app has now replaced the 1-year option with “Always”.

Google Sued by the US over Search

The US government has formally filed a landmark lawsuit, the biggest challenge brought by US regulators against Google, accusing the company of abusing its dominance to preserve a monopoly over internet searches and online advertising. The Lawsuit follows several years of investigation amid the intense scrutiny of Google’s practices at home and abroad. Google called the…