💥 Daily Tech News May 2022

2022-04-30T18:30:00Z

:eight_pointed_black_star: World’s First NFT Museum in Seattle Aims to ‘Pull Back the Curtain’ on Blockchain Art

:eight_pointed_black_star: India to Offer More Incentives to Lure Companies in Semiconductors Push: IT Minister

:eight_pointed_black_star: Microsoft Edge Secure Network VPN Service Powered by Cloudflare Spotted in Support Post

:eight_pointed_black_star: DoT Exempts Handsets, Smartwatches from Mandatory Testing Regime; Addresses Regulatory Overlap

:eight_pointed_black_star: Google Chrome for Android May Soon Let You Restore All Recently Closed Tabs

:eight_pointed_black_star: Twitter-Musk Deal: Nothing That Is Said Now Matters, Says Jack Dorsey About Controversies

:eight_pointed_black_star: ED Seizes Rs. 5,551 Crore of Xiaomi India in Alleged Foreign Exchange Violation Case

:eight_pointed_black_star: Google Will Now Show Warning Banners When Opening Potentially Malicious Docs, Sheets, Slides Files on the Web

:eight_pointed_black_star: Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal Faces Employee Anger Over Musk Attacks at Company-Wide Meeting

:eight_pointed_black_star: Punjab Suspends Mobile Internet Services in Patiala

:eight_pointed_black_star: UAE to Send Astronaut on 6-Month Mission to Space Station

:eight_pointed_black_star: Elon Musk Sells Tesla Shares Worth $8.5 Billion Ahead of Twitter Takeover

:eight_pointed_black_star: Indian government has issued new guidelines that make it mandatory for service providers, intermediaries, data centers, and government agencies to report cybersecurity incidents to CERT-In within 6 hours.

:eight_pointed_black_star: A pair of security issues have been reported in the Microsoft Azure database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server that could have allowed unauthorized cross-account access to databases.

:eight_pointed_black_star: Russia has launched over 200 “destructive and relentless” cyberattacks on Ukraine since the war started, Microsoft says.

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2022-05-01T18:30:00Z

:eight_pointed_black_star: ISMC Said to Invest $3 Billion in India’s Karnataka to Set Up Chip-Making Plant

:eight_pointed_black_star: TWIRL 63: SpaceX plans to launch two Starlink batches just three days apart

:eight_pointed_black_star: Telegram may be working on a paid subscription service

:eight_pointed_black_star: Microsoft Defender apparently causing high memory usage issue, black screen, and more

:eight_pointed_black_star: Amazon decides to put employees’ health on the line so it can return to business as usual

:eight_pointed_black_star: Mozilla’s open-source speech data project, Common Voice, now has 20,000 hours of content

:eight_pointed_black_star: Apple extends deadline for developers to update their apps before App Store removal

:eight_pointed_black_star: AMD’s RX 7900 XT could be more than four times faster than the current flagship RX 6900 XT

:eight_pointed_black_star: Sony is blocking subscription extensions before expiry due to ‘Stacking’ loophole abuse

:eight_pointed_black_star: OpenSSF project has released a tool that scans popular open-source repositories for malicious packages. Named “Package Analysis,” the tool identified more than 200 malicious packages in just one month of analysis.

:eight_pointed_black_star: Elon Musk could fire Twitter’s Vijaya Gadde who makes $17 million a year

:eight_pointed_black_star: Intel sharing will be our cybersecurity focus in 2022, says Cyware CTO

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2022-05-02T18:30:00Z

:small_blue_diamond: Mental Health, Prayer Apps Have Serious Privacy, Security Issues: Mozilla Researchers – Talkspace, Better Health, Calm, and Pray.com — all are found to have worse privacy protection for their users.

:small_blue_diamond: Apple Watch Series 8 May Sense Body Temperature, if Algorithm Supports: Ming-Chi Kuo

:small_blue_diamond: NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Gives Aerial Perspective on the Perseverance Landing Gear on Mars Surface

:small_blue_diamond: Sony Bravia X75K Smart TV Series With 4K HDR, Dolby Audio Support Launched in India - Sony Bravia X75K Smart TV series pricing starts at Rs. 55,990.

:small_blue_diamond: Crypto Players Need to Register With Belgium’s Finance Regulator to Set Shop in Nation

:small_blue_diamond: Samsung Galaxy S21 Gets May 2022 Android Security Patch in Italy: Report - This update for the Galaxy S21 series bears the firmware version G991BXXU5CVDD.

:small_blue_diamond: Crossbeats Ignite Lyt Smartwatch With 1.69-Inch Display Launched in India: Here Are the Details

:small_blue_diamond: Global Tablet, Chromebook Shipments Decline in Q1 2022: IDC

:small_blue_diamond: Google Asks Court to Dismiss $1.6 Billion Fine Imposed by EU

:small_blue_diamond: NFT Marketplace OpenSea Quietly Adds ApeCoin as Official Payment Method

:small_blue_diamond: Coinbase Hires Former Snap India Head Durgesh Kaushik to Lead Market Expansion Plans

:small_blue_diamond: Pegasus Spyware Detected on Mobile Phones of Spanish Prime Minister, Defence Minister

:small_blue_diamond: Square Enix Sells Off Development Studios and IPs for Tomb Raider, Deus Ex to Embracer

:small_blue_diamond: Flipkart Big Saving Days Sale Starts Tomorrow: Top Deals, Discounts on Phones, Electronics

:small_blue_diamond: India Mandates Five-Year Data Saving for Crypto Exchanges, Concerned Experts Foresee Corporate Upheaval

:small_blue_diamond: Apple Hit with EU Antitrust Charge Over Its NFC Payment Technology

:small_blue_diamond: WhatsApp Says It Banned 1.85 Million Accounts in India in March, Received 407 Ban Appeals

:small_blue_diamond: Wikipedia Developer Stops Accepting Donations in Crypto After Community Votes Strongly Against It

:small_blue_diamond: Amazon Summer Sale 2022 Starts May 4 With Deals, Discounts on iPhone 13, More – Amazon is offering 10 percent discounts on ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, and RBL Bank card and EMI transactions.

:small_blue_diamond: Razer Co-Founder Robert ‘Razerguy’ Krakoff — Known as Gaming Mouse Pioneer — Dies at 81 – Born on October 4, 1940, Krakoff became popular in the gaming world by formally launching the Razer Boomslang in 1999.

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2022-05-03T18:30:00Z

:small_blue_diamond: Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider, Other Major Franchises to Help Fund Blockchain Projects

:small_blue_diamond: Samsung Develops UFS 4.0 Storage for Future Phones, Unveils Pro Endurance MicroSD Card

:small_blue_diamond: Warcraft Arclight Rumble Mobile Game Announced, Cinematic Trailer Out

:small_blue_diamond: Twitter Says It’s Testing New Circle Feature That Will Let Users Handpick Audience for Tweets

:small_blue_diamond: Razer Blade 15 (2022) With 240Hz OLED Display, 12th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU, Nvidia Graphics Launched Razer Blade 15 (2022) is priced at $3,499.99 (roughly Rs. 2,67,800).

:small_blue_diamond: NASA 2022 Human Exploration Rover Challenge: Two Indian Student Groups Win Awards

:small_blue_diamond: Swiggy to Begin Drone Delivery Trial in Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Says Garuda Aerospace

:small_blue_diamond: Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulator to Set Metaverse Headquarters, Partners The Sandbox

:small_blue_diamond: Facebook-Owner Meta Opens Access to Large Language Model for AI Research

:small_blue_diamond: Vitalik Buterin Believes Ethereum Layer 2 Transaction Fees Should Be as Low as 5 Cents

:small_blue_diamond: Paramount+ India Launch Set for 2023, No Word if It’ll Merge With Voot

:small_blue_diamond: Apple Watch SE (2nd Generation) Could Feature S7 Chip, Always-On Display, ECG Sensor: Report Apple Watch SE (2nd generation) pricing could start at $299 (roughly Rs. 22,900).

:small_blue_diamond: LinkedIn Agrees to Settle Gender Pay Discrimination Complaint for $1.8 Million in Back Wages

:small_blue_diamond: Facebook to Shut Down Podcast Platform in Less Than a Year of Its Launch

:small_blue_diamond: Samsung Reportedly Signs Multi-Year Deal With Dish to Provide 5G Network Equipment

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2022-05-04T18:30:00Z

:small_blue_diamond: Google Play System Update for May 2022 Adds Self-Sharing to Nearby Share Option

:small_blue_diamond: Autism-Linked Gene Mutation Reversed Using Lab-Grown Brain Experiment – Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PTHS) stems from a mutation in a DNA-management gene called transcription factor 4 (TCF4).

:small_blue_diamond: This Robot Chef Is Being Taught to ‘Taste’ Food as It Cooks, Just Like a Human, to Determine if It Is Properly Seasoned

:small_blue_diamond: Play Date Between Bolivian River Dolphins and Anaconda Leaves Trail of Questions

:small_blue_diamond: NASA Begins Investigating Lunar Surface Samples 50 Years After They Were Brought Home by Apollo 17 Astronauts

:small_blue_diamond: Marshall Willen, Emberton II Portable Speakers with Stack Mode Launched: Price, Specifications – Marshall Willen and Emberton II feature Bluetooth v5.1 connectivity.

:small_blue_diamond: Machine Learning Program for Games Helps Develop Algorithm for Molecular Modelling

:small_blue_diamond: Routers, Network Cameras from Netgear, Linksys, and Others Affected Due to DNS Poisoning Flaw

:small_blue_diamond: Google Pixel Buds Pro Tipped to Launch Soon, Colour Variants Leaked

:small_blue_diamond: Sophos: 78 Percent of Indian Organisations Faced Ransomware Attacks in Last Year – The average ransom paid by Indian organiSations to get their data encrypted was $1,198,475 (roughly Rs. 9,155 crore).

:small_blue_diamond: Mozilla Firefox 100 Brings Picture-in-Picture Subtitle Support, More Features to Desktop and Android – Mozilla Firefox 100 brings HDR streaming support for macOS 11+ users.

:small_blue_diamond: Samsung Galaxy S22 Camera Features Rolling Out to Galaxy Z Series, Older Galaxy S Series Models

:small_blue_diamond: Nothing Phone 1 Specifications Surface Online, Tipped to Sport Snapdragon 778G SoC, 90Hz AMOLED Display

:small_blue_diamond: Facebook-Owner Meta Agrees to Comply with Strict Rules Imposed by German Regulator

:small_blue_diamond: Elon Musk Slams Apple for App Store Commission, Says It’s ‘Definitely Not Ok’

:small_blue_diamond: Samsung Jet Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaners Launched in India, Start at Rs. 36,990 – Samsung Jet Cordless stick vacuum cleaners are priced between Rs. 36,990 and Rs. 52,990.

:small_blue_diamond: Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer to Arrive on Star Wars Day Ahead of May 27 Release

:small_blue_diamond: Sennheiser Sport True Wireless Earbuds with Up to 27 Hours Battery, IP55 Rating Launched in India

:small_blue_diamond: ISRO Says It Plans a Venus Orbiter Mission with a Launch in December 2024

:small_blue_diamond: Amazon Expects Cumulative Exports from India to Hit $20 Billion by 2025: Amit Agarwal

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2022-05-05T18:30:00Z

:eight_pointed_black_star: MIT Researchers May Have Detected Rare ‘Black Widow’ System 3,000 Light-Years From Earth

:eight_pointed_black_star: NASA and Star Wars: These Fictional Worlds From the Franchise Bear an Uncanny Resemblance to the Real World

:eight_pointed_black_star: Apple, Google, Microsoft Bringing FIDO’s New Passwordless Sign-Ins Capabilities to Their Platforms

:eight_pointed_black_star: Bill Gates Questions Elon Musk’s Move to Buy Twitter, Says Could ‘Make It Worse’

:eight_pointed_black_star: Lenovo Yoga Slim Laptop Lineup Refreshed With Updated Intel, AMD Processors

:eight_pointed_black_star: Spanish Intelligence Agency Accused of Gross Negligence After Spyware Hacked Phones of Top Officials

:eight_pointed_black_star: Aviation Ministry Invites Applications for PLI Scheme for Drones, Drone Components

:eight_pointed_black_star: Avatar: The Way of Water to Release in India in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
– The second Avatar movie will hit cinemas in India on December 16.

:eight_pointed_black_star: IMF Warns Central African Republic Against Bitcoin Adoption – The government claims that allowing Bitcoin to be used as legal tender will help the Central African Republic’s economic recovery.

:eight_pointed_black_star: Dish 5G Wireless Service Launched for Consumers in Las Vegas, Costs $30 a Month – Dish’s 5G service dubbed ‘Project Genesis’ was initially supposed to launch in the city in September and help cut dependence on the T-Mobile network.

:eight_pointed_black_star: Didi and Lenovo Founder Clear Weibo Accounts, Raise Questions on Possible Danger in Public Speaking

:eight_pointed_black_star: EU Antitrust Chief Appeals for Global Approach Towards Big Tech to Avoid Misuse of Enforcement Gaps

:eight_pointed_black_star: Elon Musk Said to Have Secured $7 Billion in Funding From Investors for Twitter Deal

:eight_pointed_black_star: Paytm Says Will Purge 28 Million Tokenised Visa, Mastercard, Rupay Cards by June 30

:eight_pointed_black_star: Netflix Hit by Shareholder Lawsuit Over Missed Subscriber Growth Estimates, Drop in Share Price
– Netflix’s shareholder, in the lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court on Tuesday, seeks damages for declines in the platform’s share price this year after the company missed its subscriber growth estimates.

:eight_pointed_black_star: Telecom Groups Dismiss Case Against California Net Neutrality Law

:eight_pointed_black_star: Apple Stops Accepting Debit, Credit Cards for Subscriptions, App Purchases in India – Apple users in India can, though, still make purchases using UPI or netbanking.

:eight_pointed_black_star: Coinbase Crypto Exchange Emerges as Receiver of First BTC-Backed Loan from Goldman Sachs

:eight_pointed_black_star: Google India Onboards former NITI Aayog Joint Secretary as its New Public Policy Head – A Google India spokesperson confirmed the development to Reuters, but did not elaborate. The source declined to be named as the hiring decision was not public.

This is just the beginning. Just wait and see, eventually he will take over other big companies too.

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2022-05-05T18:30:00Z

:small_blue_diamond: 13% of U.S. Netflix subs would cancel if charged extra for password sharing
:small_blue_diamond: New Food and Drug Administration head says Misinformation is now our leading cause of death
:small_blue_diamond: Elon Musk Will Fund Twitter Deal With Money From Countries That Suppress Free Speech
:small_blue_diamond: ‘Buy now, pay later’ is sending the TikTok generation spiraling into debt, popularized by San Francisco tech firms
:small_blue_diamond: Internet providers end challenge to California net neutrality law
:small_blue_diamond: iPod inventor says ‘the metaverse is wrong’ because you can’t actually connect with people face-to-face
:small_blue_diamond: Meta, TikTok and YouTube may finally have to start sharing data with researchers A Senate hearing this week and a new law in Europe show how ?transparency? advocates are winning
:small_blue_diamond: China Using US Media to Spread Propaganda, Misinformation: Blinken
:small_blue_diamond: Teen hacker turns millionaire after exposing security flaw that could have triggered stock market crashes, sparked accusations of international spying
:small_blue_diamond: Stung by 3 court losses, ISPs stop fighting California net neutrality law
:small_blue_diamond: Watch a swarm of drones autonomously track a human through a dense forest
:small_blue_diamond: NordVPN may pull servers from India following IT Ministry order
:small_blue_diamond: Frontier lied about Internet speeds and ?ripped off customers,? FTC says. Settlement requires accurate speed claims and payment of nearly $9 million.
:small_blue_diamond: Japan’s First Flying Car, Powered by Suzuki, Closer to Certification
:small_blue_diamond: Celebrating Firefox: How we got to 100
:small_blue_diamond: Apple, Google, and Microsoft will soon implement passwordless sign-in on all major platforms
:small_blue_diamond: Europe’s New Law Will Force Secretive TikTok to Open Up
:small_blue_diamond: What Your Period Tracker App Knows About You - These apps are popular, but they raise concerns about what happens to the very personal data they collect
:small_blue_diamond: AMD Launches Ryzen 5000 C-Series: First 8-Core x86 CPUs for Chromebooks
:small_blue_diamond: Shopify acquires shipping logistics startup Deliverr for $2.1B

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2022-05-06T18:30:00Z

:small_blue_diamond: Swiggy Agent in Bengaluru Uses Dunzo to Deliver Order Assigned to Him, Twitter Reacts

:small_blue_diamond: Lunar Soil Can Produce Oxygen, Fuel For Long-Term Human Bases On Moon, Say Scientists

:small_blue_diamond: Noise Leads as India Smartwatch Market Grows 173 Percent YoY in Q1 2022: Counterpoint Research

:small_blue_diamond: VPN Service Providers Raise Concerns Over Government’s Order, Set to Leave Country If No Options Given

:small_blue_diamond: Intelligent Metasurfaces Can Revolutionise Lives, Help Develop 6G Wireless, Green IoT, More: Researchers

:small_blue_diamond: India, US Researchers Collaborate to Develop Optogenetic Tool to Understand Brain Disorders

:small_blue_diamond: Tesla Said to Increase Shanghai Plant Output to 2,600 Cars a Day Starting May 16

:small_blue_diamond: Pinterest TV Studio Livestreaming App Launched for Select Creators

:small_blue_diamond: Decentralised Twitter ‘Bluesky’ Outlines Code, Content Moderation Plans for Its Platform

:small_blue_diamond: Facebook Parent Meta Says Doesn’t Discharge Public Function in Response to Petition in Delhi High Court

:small_blue_diamond: Facebook Said to Discontinue Nearby Friends Feature, Weather Alerts, More
– Facebook’s Nearby Friends functionality will no longer be available starting May 31, 2022.

:small_blue_diamond: Fortnite Adds Scarlet Witch Skin in Time for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

:small_blue_diamond: ED’s Seizure of Xiaomi India Assets Worth $725 Million Said to Be Put on Hold by Indian Court

:small_blue_diamond: Opera’s Web3-Focussed Crypto Browser Now Supports BNB Chain to Enable Asset Trading, dApps

:small_blue_diamond: Amazon Union Head, Others Meet US President Joe Biden to Discuss Unionisation Campaigns

:small_blue_diamond: Airtel Rs. 399, Rs. 839 Prepaid Recharge Plans With 3-Month Disney+ Hotstar Mobile Subscription Launched

:small_blue_diamond: Twitter for Android Is Reportedly Working on Mixed Media Tweets; Multiple New Features

:small_blue_diamond: Big Tech Data Collection Under Scrutiny After World Central Bank Group Demands More Control

:small_blue_diamond: Germany Wants to Invite Chip Makers for Local Production, Offers EUR 14 Billion as State Aid
– In March, Intel picked the German town of Magdeburg as the site for a huge new EUR 17 billion (roughly Rs. 1,42,337 crore) chipmaking complex.

:small_blue_diamond: Prey, Jotun: Valhalla Edition to Go Free on Epic Games Store Starting May 12

:small_blue_diamond: Formula 1: Drive to Survive Renewed for Season 5 and 6, Netflix and Formula 1 Announce

:small_blue_diamond: Elon Musk Said to Become Temporary Twitter CEO After Takeover

:small_blue_diamond: Elon Musk’s $44 Billion Twitter Buyout Reportedly Faces US Antitrust Review