Microsoft has started rolling out a new preview build version 18362.10005 for Windows Insiders which is touted to expand the capabilities to third-party digital assistants on Windows 10. The feature will allow voice assistants like Alexa to activate through its wake word even when a user’s PC is locked.
Amazon has now announced that developers can now use its new Hindi voice model on the Alexa Skills Kit to start building Alexa skills for users in India. Developers will also be able to update their existing published skills in India for Hindi.
Known as “Media File Jacking”, the vulnerability is present on both Telegram and WhatsApp apps on Android. When WhatsApp or Telegram store data externally, attackers have a window of opportunity to replace the original media files with malicious ones, even changing thumbnail preview of the file with a modified version.
The new Flipkart Axis Bank credit card will be available to select users in July.
Google employees can listen to excerpts from the audio recording that are stored upon talking to the Google Assistant. While Google does mention that voice recordings are stored on their servers, the fact that its employees can listen to them hasn’t been added to its terms and conditions.
While the malware doesn’t steal data from users, it forces more ads to show on a user’s phone for the operator’s profit. The malware first checks if a phone has installed apps that are compiled in its “hit list” and then installs the malicious codes onto these apps without the knowledge of the user.
The Qualcomm 215 is built on a 28nm process and will equip a quad-core CPU comprising of ARM’s Cortex-A53 cores that are clocked at 1.3GHz. The company says the CPU will be able to offer 50 percent better performance than its predecessor and with the Adreno 308, the Qualcomm 215 will also offer a 28 percent boost in graphics.
Apple has taken a jab at the Mountain View giant by hosting a billboard in Toronto. The billboard erected by Apple reads “We’re in the business of staying out of yours. Privacy. That’s iPhone”, which is a silent nudge at Google whose search engine is used to collect data and provide users with relevant ads later.
Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has come out and said that their upcoming mobile operating system - the HongMeng OS will “likely” be faster than Android and will reduce the dependence of Google’s Android. Zhengfei also revealed that Huawei aims to one day be as good as Apple for protecting the privacy of its users.
At VR experience zones, users will be able to view products in life-size, inspect products up close, enjoy 360-degree views and evaluate products in the environment that they are likely to use it in. Amazon will enable customers to experience the new products without relying on images to make a decision to purchase the item.
BharatNet and USOF will install internet services to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban areas through a PPP (Public Private Partnership) model. The government aims to connect all of its 2.5 lakh panchayats with the high-speed Internet by March 2020, covering a total of 6 lakh villages.
Devotion which was developed by Taiwanese studio Red Candle Games can’t be sanctioned by the Chinese government. However, Chinese officials have revoked the business license of the game’s Chinese publisher Indievent.
The Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha that any Indian "company which will act as a supplier of U.S.-origin equipment, software, technology to Huawei and its affiliates in entity list could be subject to penal action/sanction under US regulations".
In a letter sent to the Indian Department of Commerce, US’ Department of Commerce urged advised that it look into the issues revolving around security before the deployment of 5G equipment. The letter is reportedly dated ahead of the US Secretary of State’s visit to India and the G20 Summit in Japan.
With Digital Udaan, Jio will be employing audio-visual training in 10 different regional languages in India. The company has worked with Facebook to ensure that the modules are relevant for people in these cities and localities, and will provide train-the-trainer sessions and training videos and information brochures.