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Googles COVID-19 report shows whether Sri Lankans are staying at home

Googles COVID-19 report shows whether Sri Lankans are staying at home

Google has outlined data gathered from smartphones offering insights into the changes in public movement in response to work-from-home, shelter in place and other policies aimed at flattening the curve of COVID-19 outbreak. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 3, 2020  4:45 pm

Google boosts support for checking COVID-19 facts

Google boosts support for checking COVID-19 facts

Google on Thursday (Apr 2) said it is pumping US$6.5 million into fact-checkers and nonprofits as it ramps up its the battle against coronavirus misinformation. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 3, 2020  11:36 am

US government officials using mobile ad location data to study coronavirus spread

US government officials using mobile ad location data to study coronavirus spread

US government officials are using cellphone location data from the mobile ad industry not data from the carriers themselves to track Americans movements during the coronavirus outbreak, the Wall Street Journal reports. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 30, 2020  5:14 pm

Working from home? 5 video-conferencing apps you can use for meetings

Working from home? 5 video-conferencing apps you can use for meetings

Coronavirus has impacted business like never before. And while most businesses have managed to hold on, they have had to send their employees on the work-from-home mode unless strictly necessary. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 26, 2020  4:56 pm

YouTube defaulting to SD video quality around the world

YouTube defaulting to SD video quality around the world

YouTube has announced that it will reduce streaming quality for users around the world, according to Bloomberg. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 24, 2020  9:48 pm

Facebook bug temporarily blocked coronavirus news

Facebook bug temporarily blocked coronavirus news

Facebooks head of safety said on Tuesday a bug was responsible for posts on topics including coronavirus being erroneously marked as spam, prompting widespread complaints from users of both its flagship app and photo-sharing app Instagram. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 18, 2020  6:10 pm

E3 2020 is officially canceled

E3 2020 is officially canceled

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) officially released a statement confirming that E3 2020 is officially canceled. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 12, 2020  6:34 pm

Google tells staff to work from home due to coronavirus

Google tells staff to work from home due to coronavirus

Googles parent company Alphabet has asked its North American staff to work from home to reduce the potential spread of the coronavirus. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 11, 2020  12:54 pm

WhatsApp rolls out dark mode

WhatsApp rolls out dark mode

One of the most requested features in WhatsApp over the last couple of years -- the dark mode -- is finally available on Android. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 5, 2020  2:39 pm

ATM network of Sri Lanka not compromised in any way LankaClear

ATM network of Sri Lanka not compromised in any way  LankaClear

It has been noted that incorrect messages are circulating in the social media relating to the security of Automated Teller Machines (ATM) of banks, states LankaClear, operator of LankaPay. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 4, 2020  12:45 pm

WHO joins TikTok to fight coronavirus misinformation

WHO joins TikTok to fight coronavirus misinformation

The World Health Organization launched a TikTok account on Friday as part of its efforts to cut through coronavirus misinformation online. A specialized public health agency of the United Nations, WHO is one of the leading organizations working to contain the spread of the virus. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 29, 2020  11:55 pm

Google bans nearly 600 Android apps for disruptive ads

Google bans nearly 600 Android apps for disruptive ads

Google has announced that they have removed nearly 600 apps from the Play Store since they were violating its disruptive ads and disallowed interstitial policies. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 25, 2020  1:15 pm

Google updates terms in plain language after EU scrutiny

Google updates terms in plain language after EU scrutiny

Google is attempting to make sure people know exactly what theyre signing up for when they use its online services though that will still mean reading a lengthy document. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 20, 2020  4:56 pm

Abobe Photoshop adds new features as it marks 30th birthday

Abobe Photoshop adds new features as it marks 30th birthday

There are some software programs that become so well-known that their names enter the English language as verbs. One of the best known is Adobe Photoshop, the graphics and video editing application that turns 30. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 20, 2020  12:10 pm

WhatsApp defends encryption as it tops 2 billion users

WhatsApp defends encryption as it tops 2 billion users

The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said on Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world as it reaffirmed its commitment to strong encryption to protect privacy. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2020  3:47 pm

Tech giants face probe into deals going back a decade

Tech giants face probe into deals going back a decade

Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft are facing fresh scrutiny over whether they stifled competition by buying up smaller rivals. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 12, 2020  1:15 pm

Google Maps gets new logo, update for 15th birthday

Google Maps gets new logo, update for 15th birthday

Google Maps marked 15 years on the road Thursday, February 6, with the rollout of new features for the popular mobile app which has helped move navigation into the digital age. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 7, 2020  12:41 pm

Google temporarily shutting down all China offices

Google temporarily shutting down all China offices

Alphabet Incs Google said on Wednesday it is temporarily shutting down all its offices in China due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 30, 2020  2:30 pm

Coronavirus: Australian scientists first to recreate virus outside China

Coronavirus: Australian scientists first to recreate virus outside China

Scientists in Australia have become the first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China in what they have called a significant breakthrough. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 29, 2020  12:47 pm

South Asias first all-electric supercar leaves for Geneva International Motor Show

South Asias first all-electric supercar leaves for Geneva International Motor Show

Vega Innovations, a subsidiary of CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd., creates history once again as the Vega EVX, Sri Lankas and South Asias first fully Electric Supercar is shipped out to Switzerland, to be unveiled at the 90th Geneva International Motor Show, 5-15 March 2020. more..

(0)Comments | January 23, 2020  1:45 pm

WhatsApp down: Users unable to send stickers, media files

WhatsApp down: Users unable to send stickers, media files

WhatsApp, the popular messaging application is currently not working properly on both iOS and Android platforms worldwide. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2020  6:31 pm

Facebook to remove pro-Soleimani posts on Instagram

Facebook to remove pro-Soleimani posts on Instagram

Instagram and its parent company Facebook are removing posts that voice support for slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani to comply with US sanctions, a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to CNN Business. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 11, 2020  7:08 pm

India reveals plan for third moon mission

India reveals plan for third moon mission

India has announced it will make another attempt to land on the moon, following a mission that ended in failure last year. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 2, 2020  4:15 pm

WhatsApp ends support for Windows Phone and older versions of Android

WhatsApp ends support for Windows Phone and older versions of Android

WhatsApp runs on a huge range of operating systems, but even the ubiquitous messaging app doesnt think its worth supporting Windows Phone any more. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 31, 2019  2:57 pm

Facebook says investigating data exposure of 267 million users

Facebook says investigating data exposure of 267 million users

Facebook on Thursday said it is investigating a report that a database containing names and phone numbers of more than 267 million users was exposed online. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2019  3:58 pm
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