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TECH TIT BITS: What are the new features in Google’s latest Android Oreo?

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Google launched the latest version of its Android operating system called ‘Oreo’. Its key features include ‘Notification Dots’ that lets users long press on an app’s icon to view the latest notification and ‘Picture-in-picture’ mode allows them to minimise videos while performing another task. Google has also redesigned its emoji, adding 60 new in the process

1,069 robots set world record for dancing simultaneously

A Guinness World Record for the ‘Most robots dancing simultaneously’ was set in China with 1,069 robots. The record was achieved by Chinese company WL Intelligent Technology, that programmed the robots called ‘Dobi’ via one group control system, making them dance in synchronisation. Previously, the record was held by another Chinese company with 1,007 robots.


WhatsApp rolls out colourful text status feature

WhatsApp began rolling out a feature to iOS and Android devices that lets users add coloured backgrounds when uploading text status updates. It allows users to choose a font and background colour, and add links to other websites from within a text status. WhatsApp had started testing its new colourful status feature with select users earlier this month.

China launches 1st digital court for internet disputes

China launched its first digital “cyber-court” earlier this week to settle internet related disputes in Hangzhou which is known as the capital of Chinese e-commerce. In this setup, defendants and plaintiffs will reportedly appear before the judge not in person, but via video-chat. According to court’s website, a lawsuit can be filed in five minutes, saving time and reducing costs.

World’s largest data centre to be built in Arctic Circle

US-Norwegian company Kolos is set to build world’s largest data centre in Arctic Norway, powered by 100% sustainable energy. According to the company, Kolos will be a “fortress for data” and claims the cold climate and accessible hydropower will trim energy costs by 60%. Kolos also said it will create 2,000 to 3,000 jobs in the area.

Company develops necklace camera to stream live videos

Technology company Ubiquiti has developed a $25,500 necklace camera called FrontRow which streams videos live on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. The 8-megapixel camera is installed inside a round necklace and connects with iOS and Android devices via an app. The round touchscreen measures two inches in diameter and has 32 GB of internal storage.