Augmented Reality could plug the communication gap which has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's how to startups are taking different approaches on the path to building AR experiences for the present and future.
Search for hyperlocal news, queries around vaccines and some of the myths related to them, hunt for vaccination centres, and increasing queries for ‘black fungus’ or mucormycosis are just some of the trends that Google has seen with the Covid-19 pandemic
According to Google’s support page, the change will come into place starting late 2021. The support page explains that this will roll out in phases and impact apps running on Android 12 devices starting late 2021.
Clubhouse launched on Android on May 21, and according to numbers from app analytics firm Sensor Tower, it has crossed 2.6 million downloads on the platform. Here's what is coming next, according to the co-founders.
The Cowin portal, mandatory to register for vaccines, has become a stumbling block for many, especially with vaccine supply being affected across India. The divide between digital India and those who are not tech-savvy is greater than ever.
India's new IT rules include a traceability clause that requires social media platforms to locate the "the first originator of the information” if required by authorities. Why is WhatsApp fighting this clause?
Snap Inc, the parent company for Snapchat, has showcased its next-generation Spectacles, its first pair of glasses which bring Augmented Reality (AR) to life. It also showcased a new kind of Lense or filter on its platform called Connected Lenses.
Twitter’s permanent ban on Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut as a sign that the social media platform might finally be cracking down on hate speech in India. But more transparency was also needed around these issues, according to them.
Twitter says when it decides to permanently suspend an account they will notify the user about the abuse violations. They also “explain which policy or policies they have violated and which content was in violation.”
Xiaomi has introduced its most ambitious and expensive lineup of smartphones in the country with the new Mi 11 series. The Mi 11 Ultra is the most expensive phone in the list with a price starting at Rs 69,999.
Samsung is adding a new product in its portfolio: a Smart Monitor aimed at those working from home. Samsung says it has seen demand for premium monitors rise in the pandemic and the new product will try and tap into this further.
While WhatsApp and Signal do not keep a log of who users are messaging, the argument is also made for a digital signature or a unique hash ID to be added to each message. But this might not be a fool-proof method, argue experts.