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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 spotted in Delhi metro - Dotemirates

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 spotted in Delhi metro

It appears that the redesigned Samsung Galaxy Fold aka the Galaxy Fold 2 has started being tested publicly as one person riding the Delhi Metro has been spotted using it quite openly without the protective casing. As per a report by SamMobile, this is the first time the Galaxy Fold has been spotted out in the wild since it had been recalled. As per the report, “Its appearance in India also suggests Samsung will launch the fixed Galaxy Fold in a lot more markets at the same time. Sadly, we’ll only find out for sure when Samsung is ready to...


Facebook paid outsiders to transcribe users’ audio

Facebook Inc has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company confirmed that it had been transcribing users’ audio and said it was no longer doing so, Bloomberg reported. Facebook did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Bloomberg, citing the company, reported that the users who were affected chose the option in the Messenger app to have their voice chats transcribed. The contractors were checking whether Facebook’s artificial intelligence correctly interpreted the messages. Shares of Facebook pared gains after the...
14/08/2019

WhatsApp beta for Android adds fingerprint unlocking support

Back in February WhatsApp for iOS added a Screen Lock feature, that, when enabled, would make the app prompt you to authenticate using Touch ID every time you wanted to enter it. Now, many months later, the same thing has finally made it to Android, although at the moment the functionality is only part of the latest WhatsApp beta build. WhatsApp 2.19.221 is available for beta testers, and if you have it you can go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock to enable the new feature. After you turn it on, you'll need to use your fingerprint...
14/08/2019

Facebook has done it again - this time it was transcribing users’ voice messages

Facebook and invading privacy - name a more iconic duo. According to Bloomberg, the company has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe audio messages from Facebook Messenger. Contract employees said they were hearing users’ conversations, sometimes with vulgar content, but do not know why Facebook needs them transcribed. Facebook has confirmed it had been transcribing audio messages and said it will no longer do so, following scrutiny into other companies. The company announced that “much like Apple and Google, we paused human review of audio more than a week ago.” The reason behind real people listening to private...

Apple AirPods also stuck in Trump’s China tariffs

Apple Inc’s AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod, which have helped the company offset waning sales of its bestselling iPhone this year, are not included in a temporary reprieve on tariffs by the Trump administration and will face a 10 per cent levy on Sept 1. The administration said on Tuesday that some major items, such as laptops and cellphones, including Apple’s MacBooks and iPhones, will not face tariffs until Dec. 15. President Donald Trump said the change was to avoid an impact on US customers during the Christmas shopping season. The tariff delay that affects some of Apple’s biggest-selling products...
14/08/2019

vivo S1 goes on sale in India

The vivo S1 is now available for purchase in India through Amazon.in and vivo's eStore. The smartphone will also be sold through Flipkart, but the listing there is yet to appear. You can also buy the phone from offline stores if you prefer to check it out before forking over the cash. The vivo S1 comes in three memory versions - 4GB/128GB, 6GB/64GB, and 6GB/128GB. Only the base model is currently available for INR17,990 ($255/€225). The top-end model costs INR19,990 ($280/€250) and you will have to shell out INR18,990 ($270/€240) for the 6GB/64GB variant. vivo S1 in Diamond Black color...

Giant penguin fossil weighing 80 kg unravelled

Auckland: The fossilised remains of a huge penguin almost the size of an adult human have been found in New Zealand's South Island, scientists announced Wednesday. The giant waddling sea bird stood 1.6 metres (63 inches) high and weighed 80 kilograms, about four times heavier and 40cm taller than the modern Emperor penguin, researchers said. Named "crossvallia waiparensis", it hunted off New Zealand's coast in the Paleocene era, 66-56 million years ago. An amateur fossil hunter found leg bones belonging to the bird last year and it was confirmed as a new species in research published this week in "Alcheringa:...