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December 2019

Indians loving digital assistants on PCs too: HP India

New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) As more and more Indians get accustomed to digital assistants on their smartphones, the trend will pick up in the PC segment too in 2020, a top HP India executive said on Tuesday.More and more people, especially millennials, are getting intuitive on smartphones and touch and voice assistants have become a natural input mechanism for the consumers. "They have started using voice mechanism like Alexa and Google not just to draw and interact, but also to browse, and hence this will be one of the…

Xiaomi Watch Color with circular dial to be unveiled in Jan

Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is set to launch Watch Color on its home turf on January 3. The smartwatch looks a lot like Huami's Amazfit GTR with a circular dial and colourful watch straps, according to a teaser shared by Xiaomis sub-brand Mijia on their official Weibo account.From the teasers, we know the Xiaomi Watch Color is packing a circular display which is believed to come with a 1.39-inch diagonal and 454 x 454 pixel resolution. It will likely support all the standard fitness tracking features…

Brazil fines Facebook $1.6 mn in Cambridge Analytica case (Lead)

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 31 (IANS) Brazil's Ministry of Justice and Public Security has imposed a fine of 6.6 million reais (about $1.6 million) on Facebook for improper sharing of data belonging to 4,43,000 Brazilian users in relation to the Cambridge Analytica case.The case was investigated after the media reported in April 2018 that Brazilian Facebook users may have fallen victim to the misuse of their data by the now defunct British data analytics and consulting company Cambridge Analytica. According to the government, there…

IL&FS ‘test case’ for group resolution: Uday Kotak (Lead)

New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) IL&FS Group Chairman Uday Kotak at the new board's first Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday said the ongoing resolution process of the debt-ridden group is a "test case" for group-wide resolution of stressed assets in the country. Addressing the 32nd AGM of the group, Kotak said the absence of requisite legal framework for group resolution under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) required the new board to propose the 'first-of-its-kind" resolution framework that…

SMS to be restored in Kashmir from midnight

Jammu, Dec 31 (IANS) Short Message Service (SMS) will be resumed in Kashmir from Tuesday midnight, Jammu and Kashmir Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal said here on Tuesday.Broadband services will also resume in government schools and hospitals from Tuesday midnight. A communication blockade was imposed across J&K after the revocation of Article 370 on August 5. The curbs were lifted gradually with landlines being restored first, which was followed by the opening up of the post-paid mobile phone services. While broadband…
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