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Nintendo, Tencent team up on Pokemon battler

Nintendo, Tencent team up on Pokemon battler

Nintendo-backed The Pokemon Company on Wednesday announced a cross-platform Pokemon team battling game developed with Tencent’s Timi Studio as the two gaming heavyweights deepen their cooperation with a twist on the Pokemon format. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 25, 2020  5:06 pm
Sri Lanka tech firm to join Microsoft AI for Accessibility program

Sri Lanka tech firm to join Microsoft AI for Accessibility program

Microsoft announced it selected Fortude as the first Sri Lankan grant recipient of its AI for Accessibility program, which funds organizations that use artificial intelligence to empower people with disabilities. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 23, 2020  5:31 pm
WhatsApp launches digital payments service in Brazil

WhatsApp launches digital payments service in Brazil

After testing a beta version in India, WhatsApp has launched in-app payments in Brazil, the company announced in a blog post on Monday. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 16, 2020  11:27 am
Twitter deletes Chinese ‘state-linked’ disinformation network

Twitter deletes Chinese ‘state-linked’ disinformation network

Twitter said Friday it had deleted more than 170,000 accounts linked to a Chinese government disinformation campaign that targeted Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and sought to discredit the United States. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 12, 2020  4:24 pm
After Facebook staff walkout, Zuckerberg defends no action on Trump posts

After Facebook staff walkout, Zuckerberg defends no action on Trump posts

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees on Tuesday that he stood by his decision not to challenge inflammatory posts by U.S. President Donald Trump, refusing to give ground a day after staff members staged a rare public protest. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 3, 2020  6:03 pm
SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts enter ISS after 19-hour journey

SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts enter ISS after 19-hour journey

US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have docked with, and entered, the International Space Station (ISS). MORE..

(0) Comments | June 1, 2020  2:10 am
Two govt websites come under cyber attack

Two govt websites come under cyber attack

The websites of two government entities have suffered a cyber attack this morning (30), says the Cyber Security Centre of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF). MORE..

(0) Comments | May 30, 2020  10:05 am
SpaceX ready to launch NASA astronauts, back on home turf

SpaceX ready to launch NASA astronauts, back on home turf

A SpaceX rocket is ready to boost two NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, the first launch of Americans from the U.S. in nearly a decade. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 27, 2020  6:22 pm
Microsoft warns Windows 10 users to look out for new threat attacking PCs

Microsoft warns Windows 10 users to look out for new threat attacking PCs

Windows 10 users need to be aware of a new threat which can let hackers completely take over their machines and execute commands remotely. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 25, 2020  10:05 am
Facebook buys GIF website GIPHY to integrate with Instagram

Facebook buys GIF website GIPHY to integrate with Instagram

Facebook Inc is acquiring Giphy, a popular website for making and sharing animated images, or GIFs, and will integrate it with its rapidly growing Instagram photo-sharing app, Facebook said in a blog post on Friday. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 16, 2020  4:45 pm
U.S. moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers

U.S. moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers

The Trump administration on Friday moved to block shipments of semiconductors to Huawei Technologies from global chipmakers, in an action ramping up tensions with China. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 15, 2020  8:00 pm
Facebook apologizes for role in Sri Lankan violence

Facebook apologizes for role in Sri Lankan violence

Facebook Inc.’s lack of a serious response to signs of abuse on its platform in Sri Lanka may have helped stoke deadly violence in the country in 2018, according to an investigation of the social network’s operations there. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 13, 2020  8:05 am
Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

Facebook Inc’s new content oversight board will include a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and several constitutional law experts and rights advocates among its first 20 members, the company announced on Wednesday. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 7, 2020  6:51 pm
WhatsApp gets a COVID-19 fact-checking bot

WhatsApp gets a COVID-19 fact-checking bot

WhatsApp is getting a chatbot to connect the messaging app’s millions of users with more than 80 fact-checking organizations across the globe. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 5, 2020  4:04 pm
Apple update makes it easier to unlock phone with face mask on!

Apple update makes it easier to unlock phone with face mask on!

Coronavirus has forced humans to adapt and change their lifestyle, the pandemic has now forced software of the tech giants to adapt to the present scenario. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 1, 2020  6:56 pm
US Pentagon officially releases UFO videos

US Pentagon officially releases UFO videos

The Pentagon has officially released three short videos showing “unidentified aerial phenomena” that had previously been released by a private company. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 29, 2020  12:41 pm
Facebook prepares to launch Messenger Rooms, a rival to Zoom

Facebook prepares to launch Messenger Rooms, a rival to Zoom

Amid a global pandemic, people are turning into a more accessible form of communication, i.e., video calls. And as the worldwide lockdown continues, people are finding video calling more convenient. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 28, 2020  1:25 pm
Twitter targets conspiracy theories linking 5G and coronavirus

Twitter targets conspiracy theories linking 5G and coronavirus

Twitter just added 5G conspiracy theories to the growing list of unverified coronavirus claims that are grounds for removal. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 23, 2020  2:25 pm
Instagram founders launch website to track the spread of Covid-19

Instagram founders launch website to track the spread of Covid-19

Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have launched their first new project since leaving Facebook. As detailed in a report from TechCrunch, Krieger and Systrom have debuted Rt.live, a website dedicated to tracking how fast COVID-19 is spreading across each state in the U.S. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 20, 2020  3:50 pm
Animal Crossing removed from sale in China amid Hong Kong protests

Animal Crossing removed from sale in China amid Hong Kong protests

The Nintendo Switch’s current bestselling game has been removed from Chinese online stores after activists used it to criticise the state. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 13, 2020  6:38 pm
WhatsApp tightens limits on message forwarding to counter coronavirus misinformation

WhatsApp tightens limits on message forwarding to counter coronavirus misinformation

WhatsApp is trying to stem the rapid spread of coronavirus misinformation by placing new limits on the number of times a forwarded message can be shared simultaneously. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 8, 2020  6:53 pm
Skype introduces ‘Meet Now’ video calls as Zoom’s privacy nightmare continues

Skype introduces ‘Meet Now’ video calls as Zoom’s privacy nightmare continues

If you’ve been working from in the past few weeks, the chances are that you attended at least one meeting via Zoom video call. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 7, 2020  12:04 pm
Google’s COVID-19 report shows whether Sri Lankans are staying at home

Google’s 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