Microsoft’s Attempt to Sell Bing to Apple Unveiled in Court Documents

New Delhi |Updated Feb 27, 2024, 05:58 PM IST Key Points: Microsoft approached Apple multiple times between 2009 and 2020 to propose Bing as the default search engine for Safari. In 2018, Microsoft offered to sell Bing to Apple or establish a joint venture, but Apple declined due to concerns about Bing’s quality and features. Despite repeated attempts, discussions between Microsoft and Apple did not progress beyond initial stages, and Google remains the default search engine for Safari. For years, Google has reigned supreme in the online search space, with…

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Google admits to Gemini AI’s inaccuracies on political topics after ‘biased’ remarks on PM Modi

New Delhi|Updated Feb 26, 2024, 5:47 PM IST Key Points: Google acknowledges concerns over Gemini AI tool’s biased responses. Indian government hints at potential action against Google for perceived bias. Google emphasizes continuous improvement and adherence to AI Principles. Google, the tech giant, announced on Saturday that it swiftly addressed the concerns surrounding the Gemini AI tool. The tool faced criticism from the Indian government for its perceived “biased” response to a question about Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “We’ve worked quickly to address this issue. Gemini is built as a…

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Google to Shut Down Google Pay in US, Indian Users to Remain Unaffected

New Delhi |Updated Feb 25, 2024, 3:59 PM IST Key Points: Google announces closure of Google Pay in the US to simplify app experience. Users to be migrated to Google Wallet, with services starting June 4, 2024. Google Pay services in other countries, including India, to remain unaffected. Google has revealed plans to discontinue its payments app, Google Pay, in the United States effective June 4, 2024. All users currently using Google Pay in the US will be seamlessly transitioned to Google Wallet. According to a recent blog post by…

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Nvidia CEO Foresees AI Impact on Job Market, Urges Upskilling Amid Coding Controversy

New Delhi, Updated Feb 26, 2024, 11:03 AM IST Key Points: Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang predicts AI’s influence on job market. Huang suggests AI eliminates need for traditional coding skills. Advocates for upskilling to adapt to evolving technology landscape. In the wake of AI’s rapid advancement, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has stirred a debate by suggesting that conventional coding skills may become obsolete with the rise of artificial intelligence. Huang believes that AI will democratize programming, rendering coding languages like Java and C unnecessary. Huang’s remarks come amid growing discussions…

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Microsoft Brings AI-Powered Photo Editing Features to Windows

New Delhi, Updated: Feb 23, 2024, 12:11 IST Microsoft has announced a significant update for its Photos app, introducing AI-powered editing features to both Arm64 devices and Windows 10 devices. With this update, Microsoft aims to enhance user experience by offering advanced editing capabilities, aligning itself with competitors like Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy 24 series phones. The update includes features such as Generative Erase, Blur Background, and Remove and Replace Background, bringing powerful editing tools to desktop Windows users. The new update, available to Windows Insiders on Windows 10…

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OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Set to Reap Millions from Reddit’s Public Debut

New Delhi| 23-02-2024, Updated 15:56 IST Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, has emerged as a significant figure at Reddit, holding more shares in the company than its CEO, Steve Huffman. With Reddit poised to go public, Altman stands to gain millions from his strategic investments in the platform. Altman’s involvement with Reddit dates back to 2014 when he led the company’s $50 million Series B funding round. Expressing his appreciation for the platform in a blog post, Altman’s initial investment has since shown a 45% increase in value. Over…

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Technoxian National Robotics Championship, Bangladesh to Serve as Gateway to Technoxian World Robotics Championship

Bangladesh | Updated 23-02-2024, 13:04 IST The prestigious  National Robotics Championship, Bangladesh in collaboration with TechnoXian, is set to take place on the 7th and 8th of March, 2024, at the American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB). This championship serves as a pivotal platform for robotics enthusiasts across Bangladesh to showcase their skills, innovation, and technological prowess. As the largest robotics competition in Bangladesh, the event will attract talented teams from schools, colleges, and universities nationwide. Participants will engage in a series of challenging competitions, spanning various categories, to demonstrate…

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YouTube Premium Subscription with 3-Month Plan Available for Free: Here’s How to Claim

New Delhi, Updated Feb 22, 2024, 2:49 PM IST YouTube Premium, the subscription service offering ad-free content and additional perks, is currently offering an extended free trial period. Users can now claim a three-month free subscription to YouTube Premium through the YouTube app. However, it’s worth noting that while some users may see a one-month free offer, others are eligible for the three-month Premium subscription trial. Here’s how you can claim the free subscription and what benefits it offers, along with details on pricing in India. 3-Month Free YouTube Premium…

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Elon Musk’s X Complies but ‘Disagrees’ with India’s Order to Suspend Accounts Linked to Farmers’ Protest

New Delhi, Feb 22, 2024, 12:15 PM IST Days after the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) issued emergency blocking orders against numerous social media accounts and posts associated with the ongoing farmers’ protests, social media company X (formerly Twitter), led by Elon Musk, announced on Thursday that it will withhold specific accounts and posts in compliance with the directives from the Indian government. In its official statement through its Global Government Affairs account, X expressed its adherence to the executive orders issued by the Indian government, citing potential…

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WhatsApp Testing Feature to Prevent Screenshot of Profile Pictures

New Delhi | Updated: February 21, 2024 10:40 IST   WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging platform, is reportedly experimenting with a new feature aimed at bolstering user privacy. The latest functionality, currently being tested in the WhatsApp beta for Android, seeks to prevent users from taking screenshots of other users’ profile pictures, also known as display pictures (DPs). In a bid to curb unauthorized downloading and sharing of personal photos, the platform will notify users with a message stating ‘Can’t take a screenshot due to app restrictions’ when attempting to…

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