The United States has fired a new salvo in its rivalry with China, ordering sweeping restrictions against Chinese-owned social media stars TikTok and WeChat. Here are some key facts about the platforms: What is WeChat? WeChat, known as “weixin” or micro-message in Chinese, belongs to tech giant Tencent and has grown to become ubiquitous in
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Beijing on Friday accused the United States of “suppression” after President Donald Trump ordered sweeping restrictions against Chinese social media giants TikTok and WeChat. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a regular press briefing that the US move came at the expense of American users and companies. Trump’s executive orders, which take effect in
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You probably know that Linux can run on most devices. You may even know that it can perform most tasks—for example, supercomputers, web servers, and even low spec systems. One Linux distribution that is particularly adept at running on computers with minimal system specification and resources is Puppy Linux. What Is Puppy Linux? Originally released
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Google has started rolling out several new features for its G Suite apps on mobile platforms. These are designed to help make working on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides much easier on the go. The freshly added features include Smart Compose, link previews, vertical navigation, dark theme, comments interface, and more. All G Suite customers
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Who lives in a pineapple and spawns many memes? SpongeBob SquarePants! While the yellow sponge himself is the focus of many memes, the character Mr. Krabs also has lots of memes of his own. You can spot the Mr. Krabs money meme, the “are you feeling it now, Mr. Krabs?” meme, or the confused Mr.
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The Vivo X50 Pro is the first addition to the company’s X-series in a very long time. The last phone to be added to the X series was the Vivo X21, which I reviewed way back in 2018. The new Vivo X50 Pro features a gimbal camera system, which is the first of its kind
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Chinese-owned video app TikTok, facing the threat of a US ban, said on Thursday it will set up its first European data centre in Ireland, extending its presence in the country where it already has a hub dealing with regional regulatory issues. The move comes days after parent company ByteDance said it was considering moving
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Sony WH-1000XM4, the much-anticipated wireless noise cancelling headphones from the Japanese brand, have finally been launched after months of rumours and reports. Priced at $350 (approximately Rs. 26,200), the Sony WH-1000XM4 is the flagship headset in Sony’s wireless headphone range, and the successor to the popular Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones. The latest refresh puts Sony head-to-head
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Microsoft xCloud game streaming technology’s testing on iOS devices has been stopped. The company recently announced that it will be bringing xCloud to Android devices on September 15 with no information on an iOS release. Now, as per a new report, Microsoft has stopped testing this service on iOS devices through Apple TestFlight programme but
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FIFA 21 gameplay trailer is here, and it details the new gameplay features that EA Sports had previously announced, giving us an insight into how players can use them and what their impact on FIFA 21 will be. This includes improved dribbling (termed in-game as “Agile Dribbling”), positioning (“Positioning Awareness”), and collisions (“Natural Collision System”),
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