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Microsoft's New Flight Simulator Takes Off

August 19 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Many aircraft are still grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic, but would-be and real pilots took to the virtual skies on Tuesday with the first update in years of Microsoft's venerable Flight Simulator game.

The bestselling t...
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Google Turns Your Android Phones Into Earthquake Sensors

August 18 2020 | TW News Correspondent

lphabet Inc's Google's Android phones on Tuesday started detecting earthquakes around the world to provide data that could eventually give billions of users p...
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Google Lookout: App Reads Grocery Labels For Blind People

August 13 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Google's AI can now identify food in the supermarket, in a move designed to help the visually impaired.

It is part of Google's Lookout app, which aims to help those with low or no vision identify things around them.<...
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Apple On Verge Of $2 Trillion Milestone, Defying Pandemic

August 12 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Apple is on the verge of becoming the first $2 trillion American company following a gravity-defying surge that has highlighted the value of its iPhone ecosystem during the global pandemic.

Shares in Apple have roughly doubled from March lows, an astonishing performance which has lifted chief executive Tim Cook's net worth to $1 billion for the first time, according to a Blo...
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Slow Internet Nationwide As 2nd Submarine Cable Damaged By Excavator

August 10 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Internet services across the country have been disrupted after the 2nd submarine cable was damaged in Patuakhali while "moving sand".

The incident happened this noon when locals were moving sand using excavator and damaged the power supply and optical fibre cables of the SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo quoting Mashiur Rahman, mana...
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What Is Tencent?

August 08 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Based in Shenzhen and founded in 1998, the Chinese company Tencent enjoys huge popularity - and profits - in China.

Its cute penguin symbol is as familiar to Chinese children as th...
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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Z Fold 2 And Note 20 Smartphones

August 06 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Samsung has tackled one of the biggest criticisms of its original folding-screen smartphone by giving the new version a much bigger external display for use when it is closed.

The original Galaxy Fold's "cover screen" was a relatively small 4.6in, leading to claims it was fiddly to use.

By contrast, the Galaxy Z Fold 2's external screen is 6.2in - the same as the best-selling Galaxy S20.READ MORE

Google-Fitbit Takeover: EU Launches Full-Scale Probe

August 05 2020 | TW News Correspondent

The European Commission will carry out a full-scale probe into Google's takeover of Fitbit.

The announcement follows a preliminary review, and threatens to derail the purchase of the fitness-tracking firm.

It comes despite Google's offer last month to not use Fitbit's health data for ad targeting.

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TikTok Launches $200 Mn 'Creator Fund'

July 30 2020 | TW News Correspondent

TikTok unveiled plans for a $200 million "creator fund" to add content from emerging social media personalities to the fast-growing video-sharing app.

The new US fund will "help support ambitious creators who are seeking opportunities to foster a livelihood through their innovative content," said Vanessa Pap...
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