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TikTok May Have Violated COPPA, With Its Large Group Of Under-Age Users TikTok May Have Violated COPPA, With Its Large Group Of Under-Age Users
- August 15, 2020

In July, 18 million daily TikTok users in the U.S. were 14 or younger. This can pose a number of other issues for TikTok , and make it even tougher for ByteDance to sell the app. That raises the question over whether TikTok is doing enough to protect its younger users, and it may cause potential buyers to reconsider purchasing the app. (more...)
Intel's gaming graphics cards are set to ship in 2021 Intel's gaming graphics cards are set to ship in 2021
- August 15, 2020

Intel processors have been criticized for their lack of next-gen features, and Tiger Lake is looking to change that perception. Enhancing epitaxial growth of crystal structures on the source and drain, thus increasing strain and reducing resistance to allow more current through the channel. (more...)
Mozilla Fires One Fourth Of Employees And Announces New Money-Making Focus
- August 15, 2020

Laid off employees will be able to join a talent directory where prospective employees can headhunt them, she added. Also, another 60 people will now change teams, and the operations in Taipei, Taiwan, will be wrapped up. Purzynski writes on Twitter that his entire team was killed: "Mozilla is now without threat detection and response to incidents", the developer accuses Baker of "terrible mismanagement" . (more...)
This new test to diagnose Covid-19 in just 20 minutes This new test to diagnose Covid-19 in just 20 minutes
- August 15, 2020

The authors believe that further studies are needed to understand to what extent and at what point during their disease course, patients with Covid-19 actually develop immunity, especially with regard to the current ongoing efforts to develop a vaccine to SARS-CoV-2, and the concept of herd immunity generation. (more...)
Apple and Google remove Fornite from app stores, Epic Games sues Apple Apple and Google remove Fornite from app stores, Epic Games sues Apple
- August 15, 2020

At the time of writing, it's impossible to download and install Fortnite via the App Store or the Google Play Store. If you're buying V-Bucks on your smartphone after the Fortnite Mega Drop , they can cost more than they do on console or PC. (more...)
All about the Surface Duo and Galaxy Watch Active 3 — Engadget Podcast All about the Surface Duo and Galaxy Watch Active 3 — Engadget Podcast
- August 15, 2020

The dual-screen Android tablet smartphone will be priced at $1399. Listen in to Mala Bhargava on her favourite gadget of the week -Microsoft Surface duo. This week was dominated by Microsoft's Surface Duo news , with the company finally unveiling full details and availability info for its dual-screen device since it was first showed off past year. (more...)
Roadmap to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Indians is ready: PM Modi Roadmap to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Indians is ready: PM Modi
- August 15, 2020

The Prime Minister also remembered freedom fighter and spiritual guru Sri Aurbindo (Arvind Ghosh), on his birth anniversary. "National Digital Health Mission will bring a new revolution in the health sector in India", the Prime Minister said. (more...)
Tens of thousands rally in Belarus against post-vote crackdown Tens of thousands rally in Belarus against post-vote crackdown
- August 15, 2020

The British government has not revealed if it supports sanctions against Belarus , but under the terms of the Brexit transition the United Kingdom would have to enforce any European Union measures that came into force before the end of the year . (more...)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Director Released from Ubisoft Assassin's Creed Valhalla Director Released from Ubisoft
- August 15, 2020

Ashraf Ismail had stated that his family and his own life were torn for a number of reasons. A fan publicly accused him of taking advantage of his position and lying about his marital status while looking for a relationship with her. Ubisoft has hired an outside consultant to investigate all of the allegations and has fired several prominent executives and creative leads, including chief creative officer Serge Hascoet and Canadian studios head Yannis Mallat. (more...)
Deadline extended for United States farmers seeking federal aid from COVID-19 damage
- August 15, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that crawfish will now be covered under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to help farmers with financial losses from the pandemic. In addition, producers with approved applications will now receive their final payments. Non-specialty foods and livestock were also added to the list in the form of liquid and frozen eggs and "all sheep". (more...)
Apple, Google drop Fortnite over payments Apple, Google drop Fortnite over payments
- August 15, 2020

There's no alternative, and no way to offer access to their apps outside of the App Store-no side-loading of.apk files like with Android . Epic's case against Google will likely present more of a challenge, as the company has significantly more lax restrictions on its software than Apple, allowing both third-party app stores and sideloading apps on Android . (more...)
Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Joining Rainbow Six: Siege Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Joining Rainbow Six: Siege
- August 15, 2020

While his possible addition was leaked a few months ago , Sam Fisher was officially revealed in a teaser trailer, and even though he wasn't wearing his iconic night vision goggles, those three dots did appear on his gun with the classic sound. (more...)
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan are expecting their second baby Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan are expecting their second baby
- August 15, 2020

Others poked fun at the couple's firstborn Taimur Ali Khan , who hogged the paparazzi's attention with his first breath, saying he would have to share his attention with another coming. Thank you to all our well wishers for all their love and support. Kareena Kapoor's father, Randhir Kapoor, revealed that he was not told about the news but is happy if its true. (more...)
Motorola sends invites for media event to reveal ‘Motorola Razr 5G’ Motorola sends invites for media event to reveal ‘Motorola Razr 5G’
- August 14, 2020

Motorola , a telecommunications company, has reportedly sent invites for its media event scheduled to be conducted on 9th September. For the launch of it's original Motorola Razr , it had teased the phone with a similar tagline - "You're going to flip". (more...)
Microsoft was planning to split Halo Infinite into pieces before delay Microsoft was planning to split Halo Infinite into pieces before delay
- August 14, 2020

It valid didn't if truth be told feel, to all of us, fancy the Halo initiate that we'd desire. He went on to say that the team at Microsoft, along with 343 Industries, briefly considered splitting up the game to ship at separate times to meet the Xbox Series X deadline, but after deliberations with internal teams, it was ultimately decided that a delay would be better. (more...)
ByteDance in talks with India's Reliance for investment in TikTok ByteDance in talks with India's Reliance for investment in TikTok
- August 14, 2020

USA multinational corporations are pushing the Trump administration to soften the president's executive order banning Chinese app WeChat, fearing a total ban will hinder their business efforts in China. Reliance , ByteDance and TikTok did not immediately respond to request for comment. While the new details do not tie the government down to specifics yet, it is an indication that a complete app store ban is being considered. (more...)
Belarus frees hundreds of detainees amid protester pressure Belarus frees hundreds of detainees amid protester pressure
- August 14, 2020

Calls were growing for global action, with Germany throwing its weight behind a drive to level sanctions against Belarus as European Union foreign ministers met by video conference. "We believe that we need not just a stable neighbourhood but also a progressive one". "We want a new election, a new government and a new life", said 44-year-old engineer Mikhail Marchuk as he marched along with other plant workers toward central Minsk . (more...)
Microsoft's Surface Duo smartphone to be released next month Microsoft's Surface Duo smartphone to be released next month
- August 14, 2020

Microsoft calls its Surface Duo - its first phone since it abandoned its mobile business in 2016 - "the flawless balance of productivity and mobility". Importantly though the device supports all android apps, with even those that don't take advantage of its dual screens still able to load and run on a single screen, with the other available for something else. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association 21 Details Additions to Career Mode in Latest Trailer Federation Internationale de Football Association 21 Details Additions to Career Mode in Latest Trailer
- August 14, 2020

Showing off the new simulation mode, players can look forward to more stats, the ability to switch tactics and make substitutions on the fly, and a useful feature that allows you to jump into the game and take control when you deem necessary. (more...)
People cleaning up after a powerful derecho slams the Midwest People cleaning up after a powerful derecho slams the Midwest
- August 14, 2020

Strong winds were also felt in Chicago, where roofs were toppled from buildings and debris blocked streets and sidewalks, as Araceli Gomez Aldana of member station WBEZ reported for NPR's Newscast unit earlier this week. The Iowa governor said 20 patients at a Newton nursing home were evacuated to a nearby church. State Ag Secretary Mike Naig says some of the corn that was flattened by Monday's storm will bounce back, but it's anybody's guess as to what percentage of damaged Iowa crops ... (more...)

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