Free Press Journal
  • Google asks employees to delete China search engine memo: Report

    San Francisco: In its bid to suppress a memo revealing information about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, Google has sent an email to employees asking them to delete the sensitive document, The Intercept reported. Authored by a Google engineer familiar with the project, the memo disclosed that the search system would require users in China to log in to perform searches.

  • Facebook likely to launch ‘Portal’ video chat device

    San Francisco: Taking on Amazon smart home devices, Facebook is reportedly set to announce its own video chat device called Portal next week. Similar to Amazon’s Echo Show, the device will be Facebook’s first foray into the consumer technology space, Cheddar reported on Friday. Amazon Echo Show and Echo Spot devices add video to the audio experience via voice assistant Alexa. While Echo home devices are microphone-equipped speakers, the Amazon Echo Show

  • Huawei to bring Kirin 980 chipset to India this festive quarter

    New Delhi: Chinese tech giant Huawei on Friday said that the company’s  seven nanometre mobile chipset equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, the Kirin 980, will reach Indian consumers in the fourth quarter of this year. Based on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company’s (TSMC) 7nm process, Kirin 980 delivers 20 per cent improved performance and 40 per cent more power efficiency, according to Huawei which surpassed Apple to become the second-largest global smartphone seller

  • Google still allowing third-party apps read your Gmail: Report

    Washington: After facing a backlash over reports in July that third-party app developers can read your Gmail, Google has once again defended its policy to allow third-party apps to access and share data from Gmail accounts. According to a CNNMoney report on Thursday, Gmail lets third-party developers integrate services into its email platform. “Developers may share data with third parties so long as they are transparent with the users about how they are using

  • Apple’s new iPhones, Watch Series 4 now on sale globally

    San Francisco: Apple has announced that its newly-launched iPhone “XR” , “XS”, “XS Max” and “Watch Series 4” are going on sale globally from Friday. The new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4 will be available in India starting September 28. In India, one would have to shell out Rs 12,075 a month, as zero-cost EMI, for a period of one year to own the 512GB variant of iPhone “XS Max” — the most

  • This Alibaba robot will serve in China’s hotels soon

    Hangzhou: China’s e-tail giant Alibaba on Thursday unveiled a robot that will serve guests in the country’s hotels soon. “The robotics industry is revolutionising the world and Alibaba Artificial Intelligence (AI) Labs is raising the stakes in this industry with the launch of service robots for hospitality sector starting October,” the company said at its annual Cloud Computing Conference 2018 being held here.

  • WhatsApp phases out support for older iOS versions

    San Francisco: Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has started phasing out support for Apple devices running iOS version 7 and older, the media reported. This would not affect people who already have WhatsApp installed on their iPhone 4 devices as it should continue to function till 2020, but users would not be able to re-install the app if deleted, the Mirror reported on Thursday. “For older iPhones, the app would not get any new features

  • Over 180 million Windows threats detected in Q2 2018: Quick Heal

    Pune: Global IT security firm Quick Heal Technologies on Wednesday said it detected more than 180 million threats on Windows devices of individual and enterprise users between April and June of this year. More than two million malware, 16,000 ransomware, 13,000 cryptomining malware, 141,000 exploits, and 40,488 potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) and adware were detected on a daily basis, according to the quarterly threat report released by Quick Heal Technologies and its enterprise security brand

  • New iPhones worth the cost: Apple CEO Tim Cook

    San Francisco: Defending the high cost consumers would have to pay to own the most expensive iPhone released this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that the device is worth the cost as it replaces many other gadgets one might need, a media report said. Apple’s newest line of iPhones — the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max — cost as much as $1,449 for the most expensive model, CNBC reported late on

  • Facebook faces lawsuit for hiding job ads from women

    Washington: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Facebook on behalf of three women job seekers who accused the social media giant of posting ads that are shown only to men. The ACLU, along with the Communications Workers of America and the employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP, on Tuesday filed charges with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Facebook. The women job seekers accused Facebook for targeting ads

  • Apple iOS 12 with new tools now available globally

    San Francisco: Apple’s iOS 12, the latest version of advanced mobile operating system (OS) and the successor to iOS 11 which is said to make daily tasks faster and more responsive, is now available globally. The latest OS promises to bring performance improvements across the system and to more devices than any previous version, thus, supporting iPhone 5s that was introduced in 2013. “Available as a free software update, iOS 12 introduces new augmented