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Musk back to being world's richest person after briefly losing title to LVMH's Arnault

Tesla CEO Elon Musk briefly lost his title as the world's richest person on Wednesday, as per Forbes' list that tracks the real-time wealth of the world's billionaires. He was taken over by Bernard Arnault, CEO of Louis Vuitton's parent company LVMH, and his family. Musk's wealth currently stands at $185.4 billion while Arnault’s is at $184.7 billion. readmore...


Dorsey asks Musk to release Twitter Files 'without filter', he replies

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asked Elon Musk to release Twitter Files "without filter" and "make everything public now". Twitter Files claim to reveal controversial conversations and decisions taken by the former Twitter management. Meanwhile, Musk replied to Dorsey, "Most important data was hidden (from you too) and some may have been deleted, but everything we find will be released." readmore...


Twitter may charge $11/month for Twitter Blue on iPhone, $7 on website: Report

Twitter is planning to change the monthly pricing of its Twitter Blue subscription to $11, from $7.99, if paid for through iPhone app and to $7, if paid for on the website, as per a report. The report said that the move is likely a pushback against Apple's 30% cut on any payments made by users via apps on iOS. readmore...


Stolen data of 6 lakh Indians sold on bot markets for nearly ₹490 each: Study

Data of at least 6 lakh Indians have been stolen and sold on bot markets with the average price for the digital identity of an Indian pegged at ₹490, revealed the world's largest VPN service provider NordVPN. According to NordVPN, India was the most affected country in the world. The stolen data included user logins, cookies, screenshots and other information. readmore...


Elon Musk hires 2 of his cousins to work at Twitter: Report

Elon Musk has hired two of his cousins to work at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters, as per a report. The billionaire’s cousins, James and Andrew Musk, who are sons of his uncle on his father’s side of the family, have reportedly joined the company. Since Musk’s takeover of Twitter, about 70% of the 7,500 workforce has been fired or resigned. readmore...


Evaluating path to preserve client assets: Crypto firm Genesis

US crypto exchange Genesis has informed its clients that it is working to preserve their assets, adding that it will take "weeks rather than days" to form a plan. In November, Genesis froze customer withdrawals citing "unprecedented market dislocation" following crypto exchange FTX's collapse. Genesis had about $3 billion in active loans at the end of third quarter this year. readmore...


Recognised gaming startups grew from 5 in 2016 to 1,330 in 2022: Govt

The Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Parkash has said recognised startups in gaming and related sectors increased from five in 2016 to over 1,330, as of November 30, 2022. He informed the Parliament that a task force, mandated to facilitate skilling initiatives, was set up in April to promote Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) industry. readmore...


Pentagon picks Google, Amazon, 2 others for $9 bn cloud contract

The Pentagon has selected Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Oracle for the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract. "JWCC is a multiple award procurement composed of four contracts with a shared ceiling of $9 billion," a US Defense Department spokesperson told CNBC. The contract will provide the department with global cloud services across all security domains and classification levels. readmore...


EU privacy watchdog criticises Meta's targeted ad model

Meta shouldn't be allowed to run advertising based on a user's online activity without their consent, the European Data Protection Board reportedly said. The watchdog reportedly said EU privacy law doesn't allow Instagram and Facebook to use their terms of service as a justification for allowing such advertising. The Irish data protection agency will now decide on the matter. readmore...


NFT firm Blockparty's ex-CTO charged with $1 mn fraud in US

Rikesh Thapa, who was CTO of NFT firm Blockparty from 2017-2019, has been arrested and charged with wire fraud in the US. Authorities allege that Thapa was given $1 million in cash from the company for "safekeeping", but he instead spent the funds on personal expenses like nightclubs. He also allegedly stole at least 10 Bitcoins from the company. readmore...


Tata to start making semiconductor chips in India

Tata Group will begin producing semiconductors in the country within a few years, Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran told Nikkei Asia in an interview. "We have created Tata Electronics, under which we are going to set up a semiconductor assembly testing business," Chandrasekaran said. Tata will also look into the possibility of eventually launching an upstream chip fabrication platform. readmore...


Letter from Foxconn's founder pushed China to ease zero-COVID rules: Report

In a letter to Chinese leaders, Apple's supplier Foxconn's Founder Terry Gou warned that strict COVID-19 controls would threaten China's central position in global supply chain, The Wall Street Journal reported. The letter, from over a month ago, played a major role in convincing China's leadership to move away from its zero-COVID policy, the report added. readmore...


Google to combine mapping service Waze and Maps products' teams

Google has announced it will merge teams working on mapping service Waze and on products like Google Maps, effective December 9, in a bid to consolidate processes. Waze's team of 500 employees will fall under Google Geo, which oversees Maps, Earth and Street View, the Alphabet-owned company said. Waze CEO Neha Parikh will leave her role, Google added. readmore...


China's iPhone plant lifts closed-loop COVID-19 curbs

Apple supplier Foxconn's COVID-19 hit facility in China on Thursday lifted its "closed-loop" management curbs, which were in place for 56 days, the company said. The plant faced massive protests reportedly over unpaid wages and fear of spreading infection. The iPhone maker expects the facility to resume full production around late December to early January, a company source told Reuters. readmore...


Uber launches robotaxi service in Las Vegas

Ride-hailing firm Uber said on Wednesday it has launched its first-ever robotaxi service in Las Vegas, US. The rollout is in partnership with Motional, an autonomous driving joint venture between Hyundai and Aptiv. As per the companies, they would have vehicle operators for now, but are working to make a fully-driverless experience available to the public by 2023. readmore...


Apple to roll out end-to-end encryption for iCloud backups

Apple on Wednesday announced plans to roll out end-to-end encryption for iCloud data like backups, photos and more. It further introduced 'iMessage Contact Key Verification' feature that will alert users if an attacker gains access to their encrypted messages. The company will soon also allow users to use a physical security key to sign in to their Apple ID account. readmore...


Apple restricts 'Everyone' option in AirDrop to 10 minutes for all users

Apple's next iOS update will restrict the 'Everyone' option in AirDrop file-sharing feature to 10 minutes for users worldwide. AirDrop will revert to 'Contacts Only' after 10 minutes. Apple had earlier introduced this feature in China in November. The update will also introduce enhanced end-to-end encryption and an Apple Music karaoke feature, wherein a 'Sing' feature has been introduced. readmore...


Meta to face FTC antitrust trial over acquisition of VR startup on Thurs

Facebook parent Meta will face an antitrust trial filed by US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday. FTC is seeking an injunction to block Meta's acquisition of virtual reality (VR) app developer Within Unlimited. In July, Meta was sued by FTC on the ground that the acquisition would "tend to create a monopoly" in the market for VR fitness apps. readmore...


Sony not open to dialogue: Microsoft on Activision Blizzard deal

The head of Microsoft's Xbox division, Phil Spencer, said that Sony is more open to talking to regulators than Microsoft over the Activision Blizzard deal. In January, Microsoft announced that it wants to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. The point of contention between the companies has been about the ownership of the 'Call of Duty' franchise. readmore...


Karnataka CM Bommai announces Tech and Innovation Museum in Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced Tech and Innovation Museum in Bengaluru to showcase the city's tech, startup and innovation landscape. The museum will be experiential and interactive and will be built on the lines of Bezos Centre for Innovation in US. Bommai said the museum will come up at New Government Electrical Factory site located at Baiyyappanahalli. readmore...


Instagram to let creators know if their posts are blocked for recommendation

Instagram head Adam Mosseri on Wednesday said the platform has added new transparency tools to let content creators know if their posts are being blocked from being recommended to non-followers. Creators can check 'Account Status' option to see whether any of their content is ineligible for recommendation, Mosseri said. He added that posts must follow "recommendations guidelines" to be eligible. readmore...


BSNL asks government to allocate it more spectrum for 5G services

Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan informed the Parliament on Wednesday that BSNL has requested for allocation of more spectrum in the auctioned 5G frequency bands. The state-run telecom firm wants 10 MHz of paired spectrum in 700 MHz band. Additionally, it wants 30 MHz and 400 MHz more spectrum in 3300 MHz band and 26 GHz band, respectively. readmore...


West Bengal govt to set up 1,000 EV charging stations by 2024

West Bengal aims to set up 1,000 EV charging stations by 2024, with 849 stations along the highway network, Additional Chief Secretary of the state's Department of Power S Suresh Kumar said. One station will be set up every 25 kilometres on four-lane highways. “This will eliminate people’s anxiety about batteries running out of charge,” Kumar added. readmore...


Foxconn invests another $500 million in India business

Foxconn said its Singapore subsidiary is investing another $500 million in its India business, Hon Hai Technology India Mega Development Private Limited. Foxconn's Singapore unit has acquired 4.08 million shares in the deal. In a report on Wednesday, Morgan Stanley analysts said Apple's goal is to have India "contribute up to 10% of total iPhone production in 2-3 years". readmore...


Google to remove search result data if user proves it is wrong: EU

Google will have to remove data from online search results if users can prove that such information is manifestly inaccurate, the Court of Justice of the European Union said. The case concerned two executives from a group of investment companies who had asked Google to remove search results linking their names to certain articles criticising the group's investment model. readmore...


Meta Quest Pro VR headset pushes the boundaries of mixed reality - Globetrender

Meta has unveiled Meta Quest Pro, a headset that opens up new possibilities for remote collaboration through mixed reality

Meta has unveiled the Meta Quest Pro, a headset that opens up new possibilities for remote collaboration through mixed reality. Rose Dykins reports Meta (formerly Facebook) has shared details of its… [+3473 chars] readmore...


Google slides into Tim Cook’s mentions to promote ‘Team Pixel’ … while tweeting from an iPhone - 9to5Mac

Every so often, we see a competitor throw some shade at Apple on Twitter, and sometimes they do it while tweeting from the very iPhone they are mocking. The Google Pixel team hasn’t learned their lesson, apparently, and sent out a tweet mocking Apple last nig…

Every so often, we see a competitor throw some shade at Apple on Twitter, and sometimes they do it while tweeting from the very iPhone they are mocking. The Google Pixel team hasn’t learned their les… [+1319 chars] readmore...


Microsoft making Xbox mobile game store to challenge Apple's iPhone control - AppleInsider

Microsoft plans to fight both Apple and Google by building a mobile gaming store — but unless assorted governments mandate it, it won't appear in the App Store soon.

Xbox Series X AppleInsider may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on our site. Microsoft plans to fight both Apple and Google by building a mobile gaming store — but unles… [+4998 chars] readmore...


2023 Specialized Diverge STR review: Absurdly comfy, but also heavy and pricey - CyclingTips

30 mm of rear suspension travel, 20 mm of front travel, and clearance for 700x47 mm knobbies is a formula for a good time on rough terrain.

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  • What it is:A radically more off-road oriented Diverge family of gravel bikes.
  • Frame features:FACT 11r carbon fiber construction, Future Shock front and rear suspensi… [+33811 chars] readmore...


Presence: Exclusive Trailer and Poster for New Supernatural Thriller - IGN

Is it madness or the supernatural? That’s the dilemma facing the protagonist of the upcoming thriller Presence, the trailer for which can be seen exclusively here on IGN.

Is it madness or the supernatural? Thats the dilemma facing the protagonist of the upcoming thriller Presence, the trailer for which can be seen exclusively here on IGN. You can watch it via the play… [+1195 chars] readmore...


Need For Speed Unbound Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Running From The Cops - Motor1

The latest trailer for Need For Speed Unbound provides a great look at the actual gameplay so you can see what the racing is like.

Need for Speed Unbound launches on the PlayStation 5, Microsoft Series X/S, and PC on December 2. The latest trailer for it provides a great look at the actual gameplay so you can see what the racing… [+1864 chars] readmore...


High on Life: Hear JB Smoove as Gus the Talking Gun – IGN First - IGN

Get your first listen to Curb Your Enthusiasm costar and renowned comedian JB Smoove as Gus, one of the talking guns in the upcoming Justin Roiland comedy-FP...

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NEW Specialized Diverge STR Goes Full-Suspension! - BikeRadar

Specialized has launched the Diverge STR, an updated? version of its versatile gravel bike featuring a new Future Shock Rear design, consisting of a flexible...

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Full Suspension Gravel! Specialized Diverge STR First Ride Review - road.cc

Specialized put itself in a bit of an awkward position last year with the launch of its new Crux. Its cyclocross/gravel bike featured the same tyre clearance...

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AMD Announces Radeon RDNA 3 GPU Livestream Event for November 3rd - AnandTech

Following on the heels of AMD’s CPU-centric event back in August, AMD today has sent out a press release announcing that they will be...

Following on the heels of AMD’s CPU-centric event back in August, AMD today has sent out a press release announcing that they will be holding a similar event in November for their Radeon consumer gra… [+2357 chars] readmore...


iFixit's Google Pixel Watch Tear Down Reveals Repairability Promise and Concerns - CNET

A look at two big questions: What's inside? Is it repairable?

Google's first-generation Pixel Watch went under the knife in an iFixit teardown video on Wednesday, revealing a slightly messy-looking inside and a clear view that a least some parts of the watch sh… [+1242 chars] readmore...


Samsung releases third One UI 5 beta update for the Galaxy S21 series - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.com

Samsung seems to be moving fast with the One UI 5 development.

Samsung is on a One UI 5 roll these days. After releasing yet another beta update for One UI 5-running Galaxy S22 series, the Korean tech giant is now seeding a third One UI 5 beta update for Galaxy … [+660 chars] readmore...


Alan Wake Remastered for Switch now available - Gematsu

The Switch version of Alan Wake Remastered is now available via Nintendo eShop at a launch discount price of $23.99, publisher Epic Games and developer Remedy Entertainment announced.

The Switch version of Alan Wake Remastered is now available via Nintendo eShop at a launch discount price of $23.99, publisher Epic Games and developer Remedy Entertainment announced. Alan Wake Rem… [+1051 chars] readmore...


Star Ocean: The Divine Force character trailers - Theo Klemrath, JJ - Gematsu

Publisher Square Enix and developer tri-Ace have released a new pair of character trailers for Star Ocean: The Divine Force introducing party members Theo Klemrath and JJ.

Publisher Square Enix and developer tri-Ace have released a new pair of character trailers for Star Ocean: The Divine Force introducing party members Theo Klemrath and JJ. Previous character traile… [+406 chars] readmore...


Google Messages’ latest update might make iMessage users jealous - Digital Trends

Google is rewarding RCS loyalists with features like auto transcription for voice notes in Messages, in-app YouTube video playback, intelligent reminders, etc.

As the tug of war over RCS between Google and Apple continues, new features are arriving for users on the Android side of the ecosystem that are ready to bid the aging SMS adieu. In an official blog … [+3325 chars] readmore...


Microsoft Office Online Server open to SSRF-to-RCE exploit - The Daily Swig

Behavior functioning as intended, Microsoft reportedly says, and offers mitigation advice instead

Behavior functioning as intended, Microsoft reportedly says, and offers mitigation advice instead Windows servers running Microsoft Office Online Server can be exploited to achieve server-side reque… [+2677 chars] readmore...


The MacRumors Show: Dissecting the New iPads and Apple TV - MacRumors

Following the announcement of new iPad Pro, entry-level iPad, and Apple TV 4K models earlier this week, on the latest episode of The MacRumors Show...

Following the announcement of new iPad Pro, entry-level iPad, and Apple TV 4K models earlier this week, on the latest episode of The MacRumors Show podcast we talk through our immediate reactions to … [+1546 chars] readmore...


Hiperwall Certified PCs From Seneca Come Optimized for Extreme AV-Over-IP Video Wall Performance - PR Newswire

/PRNewswire/ -- Hiperwall, the ultra-flexible and highly secure software platform provider for IP-based video walls, today announced that Seneca, an Arrow...

Hiperwall and Seneca offer five specialized PCs designed for video wall control, input management and display output on new dvLED and tiled display video walls IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2022 /PRNewsw… [+4943 chars] readmore...


How to uninstall Microsoft Edge on Windows 10? Know here - Economic Times

For users who have been attempting to find out how to uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 10, you're not alone. Read to know how can users remove Microsofts browser on their laptop or computer.

Microsoft Edge can be uninstalled from Windows 10. While it's a fine browser, and by far the best one included with Windows 10, it's not for every user. Heres the guide that has all you need to know … [+1267 chars] readmore...


Google's Messages Update Might Cause More Green Bubble Grief With iPhones - CNET

The Android chat app will start allowing message reactions to non-Android phones, but it will do it through repetitive SMS texts.

Google's Messages app is getting a series of updates that will bring the texting app to better parity with Apple's iMessage and Meta's WhatsApp. But one feature, designed to make emoji message reacti… [+2793 chars] readmore...



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