Microsoft’s potential acquisition of TikTok’s US operations is the latest twist in a rollercoaster two years for the short video app, which has come under growing scrutiny from overseas governments as its global popularity soars. With TikTok, owner ByteDance became the first Chinese company to achieve global success with a consumer app. But amid rising
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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live true wireless earphones have been launched globally alongside the Galaxy Note 20 series. The Galaxy Buds Live earphones are the first from Samsung to feature active noise cancellation, and come following months of rumours and leaks surrounding the bean-shaped premium true wireless earphones. At $169.99 (approximately Rs. 12,700), the Samsung Galaxy Buds
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The founder of China’s largest chipmaker SMIC said on Tuesday he was “optimistic” China could catch up with the United States in the next generation of semiconductors but that US efforts to contain its technology sector could not be taken “lightly”. Richard Chang, also the former CEO of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC), told a
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PlayStation digital sales grew nearly 83 percent year-on-year in this past lockdown-hit quarter, bringing in over JPY 394 billion (roughly Rs. 27,960 crores) in total revenue, Sony revealed in its quarterly earnings report on Tuesday in Tokyo. That also helped its subscription service PlayStation Plus rack up nearly 45 million members — as of June
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Just a few years ago, the idea of earphones with absolutely no physical connection between the left and right channel was considered science fiction. Then along came a small German audio manufacturer called Bragi in 2015, with The Dash, believed to be the world’s first commercially available true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones. Although these earphones
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If you’ve explored the gaming scene for long enough, you may have come across game torrents labeled with two terms; “Reloaded” and “Repacked.” While these may sound like sequels for The Matrix, they have a whole different meaning when describing video games. In this article we explain what repacked games and reloaded games are, and
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Sony on Tuesday reported a 1.1 percent decline in first-quarter operating profit, much milder than market estimates as its gaming business thrived while consumers locked down at home looked for entertainment and downloaded more games. The electronics and entertainment firm posted April-June profit of JPY 228.4 billion (roughly Rs. 16,180 crores), versus JPY 230.9 billion
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Do you really need to spend Rs. 50,000 on a device like the new Asus ROG Phone 3 just to play games? No, of course not. Nearly all the phones that we’ve tested this year, priced at around or below Rs. 15,000, have been able to play modern games smoothly enough, and the whole reason
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In a surprising move, Microsoft has declared its intent to acquire the popular Chinese app TikTok. Soon after declaring its interest, the US government almost shut down the deal. However, after a discussion, Microsoft has been given the green light to make the purchase. Microsoft’s Acquisition of TikTok: The Story So Far On Friday, July
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