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

25 Sep 2020

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

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

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

23 Sep 2020

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

21 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

Over the weekend, the US ban on TikTok, WeChat saw major developments.

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

16 Sep 2020

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.

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

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Potential signs of life on Venus, and more

15 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Potential signs of life on Venus, and more

Last night, our planetary neighbor Venus made major headlines as a group of researchers found potential signs of alien life using ground-based telescopes.

Oracle wins TikTok US bid, but not for 'full sale'

14 Sep 2020

Oracle wins TikTok US bid, but not for 'full sale'

After months of discussions and complications, Chinese giant ByteDance is finalizing a deal for the US business of TikTok.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok US partners with Oracle, and more

14 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok US partners with Oracle, and more

Last night, multiple outlets reported that Chinese giant ByteDance has rejected Microsoft's purchase bid for TikTok and chosen Oracle as its 'technology partner' in the US.

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

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.

Elon Musk says Bill Gates is clueless about electric trucks

13 Sep 2020

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.

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

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.

Apple allows game streaming on iPhones, but there's a catch

13 Sep 2020

Apple allows game streaming on iPhones, but there's a catch

After a series of controversies, Apple has updated its App Store policies to allay some of the concerns of its developer partners.

China may let TikTok face US ban: Here's why

12 Sep 2020

China may let TikTok face US ban: Here's why

Chinese giant ByteDance is running out of time to comply with the Donald Trump administration's 'sell or close' order for TikTok US.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2's pre-booking to start from September 14

11 Sep 2020

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2's pre-booking to start from September 14

The recently-launched Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, the successor to the original Galaxy Fold, will be available for pre-bookings starting September 14 at 12pm via Samsung.com and across leading retail stores.

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

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple, Google under investigation, and more

08 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple, Google under investigation, and more

In the updates since last night, Italy's competition authority launched six investigation cases into the cloud storage services operated by Google, Apple, Dropbox.

NewsBytes Briefing: Galaxy Z Fold2 price announced, and more

02 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Galaxy Z Fold2 price announced, and more

Last night, Samsung held the second part of Galaxy Unpacked event and gave an in-depth look at its latest foldable phone - the Z Fold2.

NewsBytes Briefing: China could leave TikTok deal hanging, and more

31 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: China could leave TikTok deal hanging, and more

Over the weekend, China included AI technologies such as speech and text-recognition and those that analyze data to make recommendations in its list of export-control products.

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

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.

Strange notifications hit Microsoft Teams users; now fixed

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

28 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

In the updates since last night, TikTok, the current talk of the town, got Walmart as the latest bidder for its business.

Amid political turmoil, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer steps down

27 Aug 2020

Amid political turmoil, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer steps down

Kevin Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer of TikTok and Chief Operating Officer of its Chinese parent company ByteDance, has resigned from his posts.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chrome getting major speed improvements, and more

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.

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

24 Aug 2020

#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.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok suing Trump administration, and more

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.

#WeeklyRecap: Apple hits $2 trillion, Gmail suffers outage, and more

23 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Apple hits $2 trillion, Gmail suffers outage, and more

This week, both Apple and Google made major headlines in the world of tech.

Now, TikTok will sue Trump administration: Here's why

23 Aug 2020

Now, TikTok will sue Trump administration: Here's why

After weeks of speculation and rumors, TikTok has finally confirmed its plan to sue the Trump administration.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple-Epic row escalates, and more

18 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple-Epic row escalates, and more

In the updates since last night, the row between Apple and Epic Games has further escalated.

Microsoft patents technology to enable touch control on older PCs

17 Aug 2020

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies

17 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies

Over the weekend, a lot happened in the world of technology.

#WeeklyRecap: Trump's 90-day deadline for TikTok, Fortnite row, and more

16 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Trump's 90-day deadline for TikTok, Fortnite row, and more

This week, several big players made headlines in the world of technology.

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

16 Aug 2020

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.

Trump gives ByteDance 90-day deadline to sell TikTok's US business

15 Aug 2020

Trump gives ByteDance 90-day deadline to sell TikTok's US business

Delivering his latest salvo against Beijing, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order giving ByteDance a 90-day deadline to divest the US operations of TikTok, its video-sharing service.

NewsBytes Briefing: Fortnite removed from app stores, and more

14 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Fortnite removed from app stores, and more

In the updates since last night, Fortnite made major headlines.

Surface Duo's pre-orders go live, sale to start from September-10

13 Aug 2020

Surface Duo's pre-orders go live, sale to start from September-10

Microsoft has started accepting pre-orders for its Android-powered dual-screen phone, the Surface Duo.

#TechBytes: Handy new features announced for Google Meet classes

13 Aug 2020

#TechBytes: Handy new features announced for Google Meet classes

Google has announced a new set of features to make Google Meet, its famous virtual conferencing solution, more useful for educators.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok collected data violating Android policies, and more

12 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok collected data violating Android policies, and more

In the updates since last night, The Wall Street Journal published a report detailing the behavior of TikTok since 2018.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok plans to sue Trump administration, and more

10 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok plans to sue Trump administration, and more

Over the weekend, TikTok was reported to be planning legal action against Trump administration.

#WeeklyRecap: US blocks out ByteDance; Apple, Google unveil new devices

09 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: US blocks out ByteDance; Apple, Google unveil new devices

This week, we witnessed some major hardware launches, but the biggest news in the world of tech was US President Donald Trump's crackdown on TikTok's parent ByteDance and WeChat's parent Tencent.

A poisoned chalice: Bill Gates on Microsoft's acquisition of TikTok

09 Aug 2020

A poisoned chalice: Bill Gates on Microsoft's acquisition of TikTok

Microsoft is moving progressively to acquire the US business of TikTok (at least) to prevent the company from getting banned by the Trump administration.