Snapchat introduces 60-secs video feed ” Spotlight” in 11 nations

Snapchat has launched its vertically scrollable video section “Spotlight” in 11 nations where users are able to view videos posted by other uses. The spotlight will have its own dedicated tab in the app and will feature videos, with background music, up to 60 seconds. Snaps from private accounts will be featured in an unattributed…

YouTube down for users worldwide for over an hour

Youtube users worldwide reported on Thursday morning that the  video-sharing platform was down for more than an hour, YouTube had a major outage on Wednesday and was having issues loading videos for an hour, The issue appeared to affect other services that use the YouTube infrastructure too, including YouTube TV and the movies and TV…

ISRO’s PSLv-C49/EOS-01 launch successful

ISRO on Saturday launched EOS-1 , an earth observation satellite, and nine other satellites of international customers onboard the carrier vehicle PSLV-C launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The EOS-01 will be providing agriculture, forestry and disaster management support. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle is an medium-lift launch vehicle…

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…

Water found on Moon

NASA confirmed it found traces of water on a sunlit surface of the Moon for the first time. The discovery made using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a joint project of NASA and the German Aerospace Centre. Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator tweeted “ We confirmed water on the sunlit surface of the Moon…

Lee Kun-hee Samsung chairman dies aged 78

South Korea’s Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee died on Sunday aged 78. He helped to grow his father Lee Byung-chull’s noodle trading business into South Korea’s biggest conglomerate. Mr. Lee who was Samsung’s big thinker, the provider of grand strategic direction was convicted and pardoned twice for white collar crimes. Lee Kun-hee,  who had been…

If they watching you who is watching them?

Privacy is gravely endangered in the digital age granting immense power to the government and corporations. Data harvesting and digital Surveillance are a major concern, as we are dreading about  what is being done with our data. Frimin DeBrabander a professor of Philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art asks how we can ensure…

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…

Juniper beefs up AI expertise after buying 128 Technology for $450m

Juniper Networks acquires BostonTT AI Software Defined Wide Area Networking startup 128 technology for $450m, so that networks can cover a wide geographical area such as satellite offices, rather than a network in a defined space. AI-fuelled networking company Juniper has already acquired last year Mist Systems in March 2019 for $405m. Today, instead of…