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Apps such as Aaptiv and FitnessAI are also using artificial intelligence for various aspects
Asus is going to soon launch its 2-in-1 laptop, the ROG Mothership, for gamers in India
Lenovo offers up to 24GB RAM and up to the 10th generation Intel Core i6 hexa core processor
Lenovo offers up to 24GB RAM and up to the 10th generation Intel Core i6 hexa core processor

Lenovo ThinkBook 15: A decent laptop for first-timers

  • At 1.8 kg, it’s heavy with a metallic top cover, but the overall design feels rather plastic-like
  • In sum, the Lenovo Thinkbook 15 makes for a decent laptop for first-time users, or for those with limited needs

Companies would have to offer a mechanism for users to prove their identities and display that verification publicly (Reuters)
Despite many countries recognising biometric data as sensitive, increased biometric use is widely accepted, said the study. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
TOPSHOT - Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on-stage during a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (AFP)
The new sensor's recognition area is 17 times larger (Qualcomm)
Google said this feature is not designed to replace the chat apps people already use, but it hopes to improve sharing memories
Google said this feature is not designed to replace the chat apps people already use, but it hopes to improve sharing memories

Google Photos adds private messaging to make it easier to share photos

  • Now when you share one-off photos and videos, you will have the option to add them to an ongoing, private conversation in the app
  • You can like photos or comment in the conversation, and you can easily save these photos or videos to your own gallery

Presence of under age kids on social media is worrying as these platforms often do not classify content on the basis of what is appropriate for an age. Photo: Reuters
Presence of under age kids on social media is worrying as these platforms often do not classify content on the basis of what is appropriate for an age. Photo: Reuters

Why Instagram and social media needs stronger measures for age verification

  • Several studies have showed that children on social media platforms are more vulnerable to online predators than the grown-ups
  • A UK survey found 18% of children under the age of 11 are registered on various social media accounts despite the existence of minimum age limits

This is the first time that JBL is extending its audio expertise in television space in India via Nokia Smart TV (Flipkart)
Apple's iPhone 11 Pro seeks GPS data even when an app's Location Services switch is set to 'never' request said information. (Reuters)
Apple's iPhone 11 Pro seeks GPS data even when an app's Location Services switch is set to 'never' request said information. (Reuters)

Apples' iPhone 11 Pro shared location even when told not to

  • iPhone 11 Pro seeks GPS data even when an app's Location Services switch is set to 'never' request said information
  • Security journalist Brian Krebs wrote about this on his blog recently

The recharge and top-up plans provided by all the three telecom operators come in more or less the same validity period, that is, monthly, three-month basis and yearly. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
The recharge and top-up plans provided by all the three telecom operators come in more or less the same validity period, that is, monthly, three-month basis and yearly. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Reliance Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone Idea: New recharge plans compared

  • The surge in most of the plans provided by the three major telcos are in the average range of 15-47%
  • While Airtel raised its tariffs by up to 50%, Vodafone Idea also hikes rates by up to 42% and Reliance Jio increased the rates by up to 40%

The Escobar Fold 1 smartphone was designed in USA and is being manufactured in Hong Kong, featuring unique technology and design (Escobar Inc.)
Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Business Unit, at Qualcomm
To stave criticism, TikTok has begun #WaitASecToReflect digital literacy workshops to encourage users to pause before posting or sharing. (Reuters)
To stave criticism, TikTok has begun #WaitASecToReflect digital literacy workshops to encourage users to pause before posting or sharing. (Reuters)

A TikTok craze is minting celebrities and ruining lives in India

  • The short video app wildly popular with lip-syncing teenagers around the world has taken India by storm
  • More than 200 million users in India devour and share videos mimicking Bollywood dancing, movie dialog and comedy, making India TikTok’s biggest global market

Photo: Reuters
The birthdate requirement is the latest step Instagram has taken to move away from longstanding principles such as anonymity that had distinguished it from Facebook's namesake app.
The birthdate requirement is the latest step Instagram has taken to move away from longstanding principles such as anonymity that had distinguished it from Facebook's namesake app.

Instagram to collect ages in leap for youth safety, alcohol ads

  • Instagram said it will require birthdates from all new users, expanding the audience for ads for alcohol and other age-restricted products while offering new safety measures for younger users
  • Until now, Instagram except for limited circumstances has required its 1 billion users only to say they are at least 13 years old

With the new chip, Amazon is looking to reduce its reliance on processors made by Intel and AMD to power its money-spinning cloud business, AWS (Photo: Reuters)
With the new chip, Amazon is looking to reduce its reliance on processors made by Intel and AMD to power its money-spinning cloud business, AWS (Photo: Reuters)

Amazon designs more powerful data center chip

  • The AWS Graviton2 processor, which is estimated to be seven times faster than its previous chip, uses technology from SoftBank Group Corp-owned Arm Holdings
  • Data center processor chips are used in cloud computing, an area that is fast emerging as a big business.

Lenovo launched smart display, smart bulb, and smart camera, expanding its IoT portfolio in India
Lenovo launched smart display, smart bulb, and smart camera, expanding its IoT portfolio in India

Lenovo launches range of new smart home devices in India

  • Lenovo launched smart display, smart bulb, and smart camera, expanding its IoT portfolio in India
  • The Lenovo Smart Display allows users to control over 5,000 smart home devices using Google Assistant

Earlier, Reliance Jio had stated that the plans will be priced up to 40% higher than the current recharge plans (Mint)