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Pedestrians wearing protective masks cross a street in the Wan Chai district in Hong Kong, China (Bloomberg)
Pedestrians wearing protective masks cross a street in the Wan Chai district in Hong Kong, China (Bloomberg)

Asia tech conference ditches Hong Kong for Malaysia

The annual RISE Conference brings together CEOs, startups and investors and has been held in Hong Kong over the last five years

Sensor is seen on a vehicle at Aeva Inc, a Mountain View, California-based startup that makes lidar sensors to help self-driving vehicles  (via REUTERS)
Sensor is seen on a vehicle at Aeva Inc, a Mountain View, California-based startup that makes lidar sensors to help self-driving vehicles (via REUTERS)

Luminar Technologies becomes public company as lidar race builds

For companies such as Lumiar, which raised $590 million from the merger, SPACs have become an alternative path to public markets instead of a traditional IPO

The new Wallpaper features are rolling out to users
The best apps declared by Google
Twitter is now restarting the process and has asked the public to share feedback on a draft of its new verification policy starting 24 November up to 8 December this year.
Twitter is now restarting the process and has asked the public to share feedback on a draft of its new verification policy starting 24 November up to 8 December this year.

Twitter includes race, ethnicity to expand hate speech rules

The company banned speech that dehumanizes others based on religion or caste last year and updated the rule in March to add age, disability and disease to the list of protected categories.

The transition has been easier for many as India was already on the path of digitization. (iStock)
Krikey is now available for free on the IOS App Store and Google Play Store
According to IDC, most of the demand for computers will be driven by the more mobile form factor — that is notebooks.
According to IDC, most of the demand for computers will be driven by the more mobile form factor — that is notebooks.

Surge in demand for PCs to continue in 2021: IDC

  • According to IDC, most of the demand for computers will be driven by the more mobile form factor — that is notebooks
  • The demand for PCs have also been driven by emerging markets like India, which have so far been mobile first markets

Since single-player mobile games were rendered monotonous at some point, players did not get aggressively hooked on to them as compared to the adrenaline-pumping, multi-player online games.
Since single-player mobile games were rendered monotonous at some point, players did not get aggressively hooked on to them as compared to the adrenaline-pumping, multi-player online games.

eSports revives inter-college competition amid covid curfew

  • Following the pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns, many colleges shifted to online classes using video conferencing apps. Extra-curricular activities including intra- and inter-college sports are yet to resume

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Proponents of quantum computing say the technology will exponentially improve the processing speed of computers (Reuters)
Proponents of quantum computing say the technology will exponentially improve the processing speed of computers (Reuters)

Amazon is laying the groundwork for its own quantum computer

Amazon.com Inc. is laying the groundwork for a quantum computer, deepening efforts to harness technology that can crunch in seconds vast amounts of data that take even the most powerful supercomputers hours or days to process.

This is a new way to discover what's happening in a particular area with the help of Google Maps' massive user base
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Realme claims that the device which will be launched with the Snapdragon 888 will be code named ‘Race’
The smartwatch market is still at a nascent stage, say analysts. (MINT_PRINT)
India has celebrated its methodical approach as a way to get things right from the beginning. (Bloomberg)
The Indian version of PUBG will likely be launched sometime this week.
FILE PHOTO: Qualcomm and 5G logos are seen at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. (REUTERS)
Facebook's cryptocurrency, Libra, is set to launch as early as January 2021 (REUTERS)
Oppo had the fastest after-sales service turnaround time followed by Realme (Reuters)
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