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Why does calendar emoji on phones show July 17 date?
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Apple first used July 17 in its calendar emoji, marking the day it introduced the iCal calendar program for Mac in 2002. Since 2014, Emojipedia has celebrated World Emoji Day on July 17, because of this emoji. Major platforms like Google previously showed different dates on calendar emoji but began using July 17 to avoid confusion on World Emoji Day.
short by Pragya Swastik / 12:53 pm on 17 Jul
Warner Bros Discovery to lay off 1,000 employees
short by System User / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Warner Bros. Discovery will reportedly lay off around 1,000 employees in its latest efforts to reduce costs. The WBD layoffs will affect several departments including finance, production, business affairs and more. Previously, Warner Bros. Discovery layoffs continued throughout 2023 after the company laid off people in 2022 due to merger.
short by System User / 09:23 am on 17 Jul
Who created the world's first emoji?
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
The earliest pictograms known as "emoji" were created by Japan's Shigetaka Kurita in 1998–99. He designed 176 emojis on a twelve-by-twelve-pixel grid for a mobile internet system developed by NTT DoCoMo. Notably, July 17 is annually celebrated as 'World Emoji Day' since 2014 by the emoji reference platform Emojipedia.
short by Pragya Swastik / 12:41 pm on 17 Jul
India's first: 10 robotic surgeries in 24 hours!
short by System User / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
PSG Hospital, a multispecialty hospital in Coimbatore, has achieved a milestone by performing 10 robotic surgeries in 24 hours. This is the first time any hospital in India has accomplished this feat. The surgeries were performed using the da Vinci robotic surgical system, known for its enhanced precision and minimally invasive nature.
short by System User / 03:57 pm on 17 Jul
What is the WhatsApp e-challan scam targeting Indian users?
short by Daisy Mowke / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Vietnamese hackers are targeting Indian users through fake traffic e-challan messages on WhatsApp, said a report. Scammers send fake e-challan messages and trick people into installing a malicious app. Clicking the link would lead to download of a malicious APK. Once installed, it requests permissions, including access to contacts and SMS. It then intercepts OTPs and other sensitive messages.
short by Daisy Mowke / 02:55 pm on 17 Jul
iPhones push Apple’s India sales to $8 bn
short by System User / on 16 Jul 2024,Tuesday
Apple Inc's India unit recorded sales of almost $8 billion in 12 months through March 2024, a 33% spike from $6 billion a year earlier. iPhones reportedly accounted for over half the sales. In April, Apple was producing up to 14% of its flagship handsets sold globally in India. In FY23, it assembled $14 billion worth of iPhones in India.
short by System User / 07:46 pm on 16 Jul
Which are the most used emojis of 2024?
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
A list of most used emojis of 2024 by 'Crossword Solver' has been shared on the occasion of World Emoji Day on Wednesday. The most used emojis include 'tears of joy' emoji, 'red heart' emoji, 'smiling face with heart eyes' emoji, 'folded hands' emoji and 'loudly crying' emoji.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:52 pm on 17 Jul
Microsoft lays off unspecified employees in DEI team
short by System User / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Microsoft initiated a latest round of layoffs by cutting DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) team in the company. The reports said that the tech giant did it to address the changing business needs. A report also said that the Microsoft layoffs were somehow linked to the protests over George Floyd murder.
short by System User / 12:12 pm on 17 Jul
Do you log out of your systems after work? I do: PM Modi to bureaucrats
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a meeting with senior bureaucrats said, "Do you log out of your IT systems after the day's work? I do...It is important for cyber security." The PM also suggested designating one person in each office to go around at the end of the day to ensure all systems have been logged out, News18 reported.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:18 pm on 17 Jul
Musk shares meme mocking US Secret Service after attack on Trump
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to X to share a meme mocking the US Secret Service over its "sloped roof" remark after the assassination attempt on former US President Donald Trump. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle earlier remarked that her agency didn't position sniper on the roof used by the Trump shooter as it had a "sloped roof".
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:15 pm on 17 Jul
Fake social media accounts posing as Smriti Singh
short by System User / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Multiple fake accounts on Instagram are impersonating Smriti Singh, wife of late Captain Anshuman Singh. These accounts are posting unrelated content about Singh, even as the police is investigating case in connection to derogatory content posted about her. DECODE found that the accounts were posting viral reels of an influencer claiming it shows Smriti Singh posing for cameras and dancing.
short by System User / 01:25 pm on 17 Jul
Musk donates $100,000 to victims of Trump rally shooting: Reports
short by Disha Jana / on 16 Jul 2024,Tuesday
Billionaire Elon Musk has reportedly donated $100,000 to the victims affected by the recent rally shooting targeted at ex-US President Donald Trump. One person, Corey Comperatore, died shielding his family while few others were injured when shots were fired towards Trump. Notably, Musk donated a "sizeable" amount to America PAC, which will be used in Trump's re-election bid.
short by Disha Jana / 10:54 pm on 16 Jul
Better to be a plumber than a programmer: Chris Wood on AI
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Jefferies' Global Equity Strategist Chris Wood was asked whether programmers in India could lose jobs due to AI, to which he said AI does pose a "risk to programmers". "It looks like...you'll be much better to learn to be a plumber than a programmer," he stated. In terms of investing, he said he's taking "pick and shovel" approach towards AI.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 09:28 pm on 17 Jul
Andhra welcomes you: Nara Lokesh to IT firms amid K'taka job quota row
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Andhra Pradesh Minister Nara Lokesh said the state is "ready to welcome" IT companies after Karnataka proposed a bill to reserve jobs for locals in the private sector. "We'll offer you...the most suitable skilled talent...with no restrictions from the government," he stated. His remarks come after trade association Nasscom said it was "deeply disturbing" to see the bill.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 11:07 pm on 17 Jul
Adani JV to buy 77.5% of Coredge parent for ₹20,000 per share
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 16 Jul 2024,Tuesday
Sirius Digitech, a joint venture between Adani Global and an International Holding Company unit, will buy a 77.5% stake in AI startup Coredge.io's parent ParserLabs India. The shares will be acquired at ₹20,000 per equity share having a face value of ₹1 each. The deal is expected to be closed by the end of September.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 06:20 pm on 16 Jul
Ex-OpenAI engineer Karpathy launches AI edtech startup Eureka Labs
short by Debaroti Adhikary / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Former OpenAI founding member and Tesla senior engineer Andrej Karpathy on Tuesday announced the launch of his new "AI native" education platform Eureka Labs. The startup aims to create AI teaching assistants that can guide students. "Eureka Labs is the culmination of my passion in both AI and education over about 2 decades," Karpathy said in the post on X.
short by Debaroti Adhikary / 09:25 am on 17 Jul
AI tool to identify person's sex using dental X-rays developed
short by Debaroti Adhikary / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Brazilian researchers have developed a new AI system that can determine a person's sex using dental X-rays. The AI-powered tool showed 96% accuracy in estimating the sex of individuals aged over 16 years when high-resolution images were used. This could be used to identify individuals from dental remains, mainly in situations such as mass accidents or cases involving decomposed bodies.
short by Debaroti Adhikary / 10:01 am on 17 Jul
OpenAI shares video of Sora's 'Alternate Past' showing animals
short by Debaroti Adhikary / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
OpenAI on Tuesday shared a video generated by its AI model Sora showing "animals in unexpected roles" in "early 20th-century film aesthetics". In the black-and-white video, a gorilla can be seen skateboarding, a bear cycling and more. "The visuals were generated solely with Sora without any VFX, but artists added sound and edited using traditional filmmaking software," OpenAI added.
short by Debaroti Adhikary / 12:59 pm on 17 Jul
I'm for TikTok: Donald Trump on potential US ban of app
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Former US President Donald Trump expressed support for TikTok as the app faces a ban in the US if its China-based owner ByteDance fails to sell TikTok's US assets. "I'm for TikTok because you need competition. If you don't have TikTok, you have Facebook and Instagram," he said. Trump tried to ban TikTok in 2020 when he was president.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 05:48 pm on 17 Jul
Nazara Tech subsidiaries receive ₹1,120-crore GST notice
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Nazara Technologies on Wednesday said two of its subsidiaries received GST notices totalling ₹1,120 crore. The notices received by Openplay Technologies and Halaplay Technologies "are in relation to calculation of GST based on the sums pooled by players as opposed to gross gaming revenues", the firm said. Other gaming firms have also received similar GST notices over the past year.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 06:25 pm on 17 Jul
Sam Altman would make a good Marvel villain: Scarlett Johansson
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
'Black Widow' actress Scarlett Johansson was asked whether OpenAI CEO Sam Altman would make a good Marvel villain, to which she replied, "I guess he would, maybe with a robotic arm." OpenAI was recently criticised for using a voice similar to Scarlett's for ChatGPT's 'Sky' voice. Scarlett said she had declined OpenAI's offer to voice the AI chatbot.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 06:43 pm on 17 Jul
Hackers steal ₹16 cr from Noida bank using manager's credentials
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 16 Jul 2024,Tuesday
A Noida branch of Nainital Bank lost over ₹16 crore after hackers allegedly breached the bank's servers to access the bank's IT manager's log-in credentials. Hackers siphoned off the money to 89 different bank accounts, as per officials. A police investigation has been launched into the hack, which took place over five days in June.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 07:16 pm on 16 Jul
Google-backed GitLab, valued at $8 billion, explores sale: Report
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
US-based software development firm GitLab is exploring selling the company after receiving acquisition interest, Reuters reported. Valued at about $8 billion, GitLab is backed by Google's parent Alphabet. The sale process has reportedly attracted interest from GitLab's peers, including cloud monitoring firm Datadog, which has a market value of around $44 billion.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 04:59 pm on 17 Jul
Google, Microsoft offer Chinese firms access to NVIDIA chips: Report
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Google and Microsoft's cloud units are letting Chinese companies access NVIDIA's advanced AI chips by offering server rental services in locations outside China, The Information reported. Several other small cloud providers based in Europe and Asia are reportedly also renting out NVIDIA-powered servers. This comes amid strict US restrictions on chip exports to China.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 09:41 pm on 17 Jul
Microsoft under UK probe for hiring ex-employees of Inflection AI
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 16 Jul 2024,Tuesday
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has started investigating Microsoft for hiring certain former employees of Inflection AI and its partnership with the startup. In March, Microsoft hired several Inflection employees including its co-founders Mustafa Suleyman and Karén Simonyan. Microsoft reportedly also agreed to pay Inflection about $650 million as part of the deal.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 10:50 pm on 16 Jul
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