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13 Feb 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook is after your vital stats, and more

From your political preferences to buying habits, Facebook's spying of its users is comprehensive. However, there's always some scope for improvement.

12 Feb 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: After Apple, Microsoft goes after Google, and more

If you can't beat someone fair and square, get the government involved. After almost snatching away Australia from under Google's nose, Microsoft is lobbying the US government to adopt the same Australian media rules that Google and Facebook hate.

12 Feb 2021


Volkswagen partners with Microsoft to develop autonomous driving technology

Volkswagen has announced that it will use Microsoft's cloud computing services to develop software for its upcoming self-driven cars.

07 Feb 2021

Google Chrome

Microsoft will remove Edge browser, replace it with open-source avatar

In a news that will affect virtually no one, Microsoft is sending its existing Edge browser to the scrap heap.

02 Feb 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Google pays for systemic racism, misogyny, and more

It looks like we've figured out why Google removed the "don't be evil" clause from its motto in 2018.

23 Jan 2021

Google Chrome

Microsoft's new Password Monitor feature coming in Edge browser update

Microsoft is rolling out the stable build (version 88) of its Chromium based Edge browser. The new features in this update include a Password Generator and Password Monitor.

22 Jan 2021


Apple quietly headhunts top cloud computing talent; Hints at self-reliance

Apple has reportedly been headhunting high-profile cloud computing engineers, while focusing on engineers specializing in container and Kubernetes technologies. These form the building blocks of cloud computing infrastructure underpinning Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's Azure.

21 Jan 2021

General Motors

Microsoft partners with GM, invests $2bn in self-driving start-up Cruise

Microsoft has jumped headlong into the driverless car space by investing $2 billion in Cruise. Microsoft's stake in General Motors' autonomous vehicle subsidiary takes its total valuation to an impressive $30 billion.

12 Jan 2021


Microsoft Surface Pro 7+, with Intel Tiger Lake processors, launched

Microsoft has launched the Surface Pro 7+ tablet-cum-laptop at a starting price-tag of $899 (approximately Rs. 66,000).

03 Jan 2021


'Cyberpunk 2077' investors file lawsuit against developer CD Projekt

The year 2020 has been really bad for CD Projekt, the Polish video game developer.

25 Dec 2020


62% of cybercrime complaints linked to financial frauds: Delhi Police

At least 62% of the cybercrime complaints lodged in 2020 were related to financial frauds, Delhi Police said in a statement.

16 Dec 2020


Microsoft Surface Duo coming to Canada and Europe in early-2021

Microsoft is all set to launch its dual-screen smartphone, the Surface Duo, in Canada, France, Germany, and the UK in early-2021, the company has confirmed via a blog post.

02 Dec 2020


Salesforce is buying Slack for $28bn, its biggest acquisition yet Inc is buying workplace messaging app Slack Technologies Inc for a whopping $27.7 billion, making this acquisition its biggest ever.

23 Nov 2020


Microsoft Surface Duo to be launched in Europe in 2021

Microsoft is planning to launch its Android-powered dual-screen phone, the Surface Duo, in Europe and the UK in early-2021. As per the reports, the tech giant is in talks with mobile carriers to introduce the device in those two markets.

17 Nov 2020


Microsoft Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2 launched in India

Microsoft has launched the Surface Book 3 convertible laptop and Surface Go 2 tablet in India.

14 Oct 2020

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Microsoft Surface Pro X goes on sale in India

Microsoft's flagship tablet-cum-laptop, the Surface Pro X, is now up for grabs in India at a starting price of Rs. 1,49,999. It is currently available for purchase through select authorized retailers and is expected to sell via Flipkart and Amazon in the coming days.

Microsoft is giving its employees permanent 'work from home' option

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft has announced the plan to give its employees an option to work from home permanently.

09 Oct 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Indian pathology lab exposes patient data, and more

Last night, leading Indian lab testing company Dr. Lal PathLabs was caught exposing confidential patient data through an unprotected storage bucket on Amazon Web Services.

06 Oct 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Google defers 30% commission in India, and more

Last night, Google deferred the enforcement of its Play Store billing policy that requires certain app developers to pay a 30% commission to the tech giant.

02 Oct 2020

Intel Core

Microsoft launches Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro X models

Microsoft has launched an upgraded version of the Surface Pro X and a new entry-level Surface Laptop Go in the US.

02 Oct 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

Last night, the US Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously to issue subpoenas to the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

01 Oct 2020


#OutageAlert: Microsoft Outlook goes down globally

Just two days after suffering from an outage that lasted for hours, Microsoft Outlook is down again.

30 Sep 2020


Google will not limit Meet calls, extends offer till 2021

Google is extending its unlimited access offer for Meet video conferencing service.

30 Sep 2020

Microsoft Teams

Soon, Microsoft Teams will offer a 'virtual commute' experience

From Together Mode to Breakout Rooms, Microsoft has announced some pretty unique features for its Teams work collaboration platform.

29 Sep 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

Last night, Microsoft 365 suffered a major outage due to an internal change and left essential web services down for hours, including Microsoft Office 365, Teams, and Outlook.

25 Sep 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

Last night, Amazon made major headlines by showcasing plenty of products.

23 Sep 2020

Elon Musk

NewsBytes Briefing: China won't approve TikTok deal, and more

Even as TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart came close to finalizing a deal, China is not ready to let the service off the hook.

16 Sep 2020

Bill Gates

William H. Gates, father of Bill Gates, dies at 94

William H. Gates, the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, died at the age of 94, following a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the family announced.

15 Sep 2020


Not herd-immunity; vaccine critical for ending pandemic, says Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that a vaccine for COVID-19 is critical and the herd immunity strategy cannot end the pandemic.

13 Sep 2020


#WeeklyRecap: Android 11, affordable Xbox Series S, and more

This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, especially in the consumer tech department.

13 Sep 2020

Electric Vehicles

Elon Musk says Bill Gates is clueless about electric trucks

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of EV maker Tesla, has slammed Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates over his views on the future of electric trucks.

13 Sep 2020


Several US states to back DOJ's antitrust lawsuit against Google

A week ago, it was reported that the US Department of Justice is planning to bring an antitrust lawsuit against Google.

08 Sep 2020


Microsoft officially confirms small, affordable Xbox Series S: Details here

Hours after several leaks suggested that an affordable Xbox is in the works, Microsoft has made the news official.

30 Aug 2020


#WeeklyRecap: Apple bans Epic, Zoom's outage, TikTok's crisis, and more

This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, including a few interesting hardware launches and some rather concerning security issues, outages, and data leaks.

29 Aug 2020


Strange notifications hit Microsoft Teams users; now fixed

In the last couple of days, several users of Microsoft Teams reported receiving a flurry of mysterious notifications.

26 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Chrome getting major speed improvements, and more

In the updates since last night, Google announced new features for Chrome, aimed at making the browser faster and power-efficient.

24 Aug 2020

Windows 10

#BugAlert: Latest Windows update causes 'Blue Screen of Death' error

Over a week ago, Microsoft pushed an incremental Windows 10 update as part of its Patch Tuesday tradition.

24 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok suing Trump administration, and more

In the updates reported over the weekend, TikTok confirmed the plan to sue the Trump administration for pressuring its parent company into selling the US business of the video-sharing service.

17 Aug 2020

Windows 10

Microsoft patents technology to enable touch control on older PCs

Modern-day laptops offer on-screen touch controls to deliver a smartphone-like navigational experience.

Microsoft Surface Duo's first impressions: Underpowered and overpriced foldable phone

Microsoft is set to launch its novel dual-screened smartphone, the Surface Duo, on September 10. The pre-orders for the Android-powered device are currently live for an astronomical price of $1,400.

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