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Apple Requires Games With Loot Boxes to Disclose to Users Odds of Receiving the Items

HIGHLIGHTS Games have to let users know the odds of getting rare items in loot boxes This is now required by Apple for games on the App Store It’s just a matter of time before other digital game stores follow suit Amidst the on going controversy surrounding loot boxes in video games courtesy Star Wars Battlefront 2, Apple has declared that games with loot ... Read More »

Samsung Pay Now Supports Bill Payments in India, via NPCI BBPS Platform

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Pay now supports utility bill payments on its platform The feature is facilitated by National Payments Corporation of India Reminders for bill payments are also available on Samsung Pay now Samsung India on Thursday announced the addition of bill payments to its mobile payments service Samsung Pay. Users can pay their mobile, landline telephone, electricity, gas, water and DTH ... Read More »

Dalai Lama Launches iOS App That Provides Updates on His Travels and Teachings

He already has millions of Twitter followers and has spoken of the wonders of new technology. Now the Dalai Lama has launched a new iPhone app so devotees can keep track of his travels and teachings. The 82-year-old Buddhist monk announced the new app, which will allow users to watch live video of his teachings, to his 16.6 million Twitter followers on Thursday. It promises official news, ... Read More »

Siemens Partners With Amazon as It Ramps Up Industrial Software Platform

Siemens is partnering with Amazon as it accelerates the rollout of its MindSphere industrial software platform, the core of its bid to dominate the market in digital factory automation. The German group’s next version of MindSphere, to be launched in January, will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) – the most popular cloud system with industrial software developers. “Many customers appreciate it very much,” Siemens ... Read More »

Google Flights Expands ‘Tips’ to Offer Cheaper Hotel Bookings, Google Trips Now Shows Discounts

HIGHLIGHTS Tips on Google Flights will now suggest cost-effective hotel bookings Google Flights was previously providing tips on flight bookings Google Trips app offers access to deals through ‘Discounts’ feature Making the experience better during this travel season, Google Flights has received a new update that expands the coverage of its Tips with enhanced machine learning efforts to make hotel bookings cost-effective. ... Read More »

Dell starts flogging biz laptops with Intel Management Engine disabled

Dell starts flogging biz laptops with Intel Management Engine disabled Carly Page @CarlyPage_ 04 December 2017 Tweet Facebook Google plus Send to 1 Comment PC GIANT Dell has followed in the footsteps of Purism and System76 by offering laptops with Intel’s bug-ridden Management Engine disabled. As first reported by Liliputing, Dell is now selling at least three biz-focused devices – including the Latitude ... Read More »

Ryzen Mobile vs Intel 8th Gen Core: AMD Levels the Playing Field

For the past several years, AMD has been an also-ran in the mobile-processor space. Though the company’s APUs (AMD’s name for CPUs) have powered many laptops, the chips have been limited to budget-minded, low-performance systems. However, with its new Ryzen Mobilechips, the company is finally taking the performance fight to Intel. AMD’s quad-core Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors are designed ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Maker Resurfaces, Still Upbeat on Delivering Handsets

HIGHLIGHTS Mohit Goel said that had govt been supportive, he’d have delivered units Freedom 251 maker’s MD was arrested in February this year He was later granted bail by the court Mohit Goel, the maker of the controversial Freedom 251 smartphone which became the talk of the town last year, resurfaced on Sunday, saying that if he gets support from the government, ... Read More »

Samsung to Chase Big M&A Deals on Three Fronts, Says Strategy Chief

Samsung Electronics’ $8 billion purchase of automotive and audio electronics company Harman has given the technology conglomerate confidence to chase more big deals, its strategy chief said on Friday. Young Sohn, the South Korean company’s Silicon Valley-based president and chief strategy officer, said he was keen for world’s top maker of memory chips, smartphones and televisions to expand in automotive markets, digital health ... Read More »

Amazon Adopts Kubernetes Open Source Technology as Competition Heats Up

Amazon.com on Wednesday announced its adoption of Kubernetes, a popular open-source technology, in a sign of increased competition in the cloud computing business, which Amazon Web Services has long dominated. Kubernetes has emerged as a standard among companies as they build more applications on public clouds, the big computer data centers that are displacing traditional customer-owned computer systems. Earlier this year companies including Microsoft ... Read More »