Technology News for Wednesday 15th June 2022

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Jun 15th 2022

1. Quordle #142: Here are the words, clues, and hints for 15 June 2022


On this particular day, players can work towards getting the Quordle 142 puzzles solved without any stress as the words that have been given to them are very simple. Since you would have heard these words several times in the past, it would not take much ...

2. Explained: All you need to know about next month's spectrum auctions


The government has invited applications from potential bidders for spectrum auctions planned next month, taking the first step towards rolling out 5G services in the country. The Union Cabinet on Tuesday (June 14) cleared a proposal to auction ...

3. How to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone and vice versa


If you've ever switched between Android and iOS, you know transferring your WhatsApp data between devices can be a painful point. Until recently, transferring a chat backup from an Android to an iOS device wasn't even possible.

4. Nothing teases phone (1) design ahead of next month's launch


But this rear-view design-teaser (below) of a forthcoming handset made by hardware startup, Nothing, might just give you a little tingle: Meet the minimally named phone (1), in all its pure, deconstructed, 'analog' glory — parrot not included, presumably…

5. Microsoft begins working on games like Solitaire, Connect 4 for Teams

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The casual games are designed to allow colleagues to play against each other during meetings. Microsoft clearly seems to be looking at games as another way to improve the meeting experience as businesses continue to balance the needs of hybrid and remote ...

6. Meta gives parents control of teens' metaverse


The news: Meta is rolling out parental supervision features for Quest VR headsets and Instagram, potentially opening the door to wider metaverse and social adoption from younger users, per Engadget. The parental controls feature comes at a time when ...

7. Critical New Security Update For Millions Of Windows 10, 11 & Server Users

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The good news is that none of these, in fact, none of the 55 listed vulnerabilities, are known to currently be under exploitation in the wild. I can say that despite the CVE-2022-30190 Follina fix being distributed as, bizarrely, Microsoft didn't list it ...

8. Meta announces new parental supervision tools for VR, Instagram


Social media giant Meta has added new tools and resources for parents to monitor their children's online experience using virtual reality and Instagram, according to a company news release. These tools include the ability to monitor the apps a teen ...

9. Farewell, Internet Explorer: The old Microsoft browser retires at 27

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Internet Explorer is finally headed out to pasture. As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore. The 27-year-old application now joins BlackBerry ...

10. How to Transfer Your WhatsApp Chat History From Android to iPhone


This article runs through the steps involved in transferring your WhatsApp chat history from an Android phone to an iPhone. The much-requested migration feature transfers everything in your WhatsApp history including texts, voice notes, and media files ...

11. Internet Explorer Is Shutting Down in a Burst of Nostalgia

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Microsoft will be disabling IE and directing Windows users to its modern Edge web browser in coming months. The news inspired jokes, memes and even some fond memories. Send ...

12. Tesla Autopilot and Other Driver-Assist Systems Linked to Hundreds of Crashes

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In 392 incidents cataloged by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from July 1 of last year through May 15, six people died and five were seriously injured. Teslas operating with Autopilot, the more ambitious Full Self Driving mode or any of ...

13. What Europe's Universal Charger Mandate Means for You

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From power bricks to cables, it's time to incorporate USB-C or wireless charging into your setup. ... Most of us own multiple types of chargers to replenish our devices. That's because many products, like Apple ...

14. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge absolutely rules


Polygon Recommends is our way of endorsing our favorite games. When we award a game the Polygon Recommends badge, it's because we believe the title is uniquely thought-provoking, entertaining, inventive, or fun — and worth fitting into your schedule.

15. A new audio system confuses smart devices that try to eavesdrop


The smart devices use automated speech-recognition — or ASR — to translate sound waves into text, explains Mia Chiquier. She studies computer science at Columbia University in New York City. The new program fools the ASR by playing sound waves that vary ...

16. YouTube Adds New 'Corrections' Feature to Add Relevant Update Notes to Your Clips


As explained by YouTube: “Up until now, if a creator wanted to correct an error in an existing upload or provide an update to ...

17. Microsoft fixes Follina zero-day for June Patch Tuesday

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The CVE total comprises updates for six older vulnerabilities, including the zero-day in the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) and the next step in a multi-staged remediation for a Windows Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) vulnerability.

18. Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer browser and redirect users to Edge

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Microsoft's market domination came about due to its bundling of the software as part of the Windows operating system. The experience was often sluggish and when faster competition arrived with Mozilla's Firefox and later Google Chrome, people jumped ship ...

19. Microsoft's gaming experiment in Teams


Most workplaces are adapting to a hybrid future where employees can work a few days from home, and the rest from an office. This new normal is making some communication and collaboration platforms to tinker with their workplace-oriented tools.

20. Instagram fixed its iOS repeating Stories bug with a new update


The updates notes merely say “The latest version contains bug fixes and performance improvements,” but Verge staffers and others on social media say it has brought the repeating Stories problem to an end. Meta spokesperson ...

21. Internet Explorer, star of Windows, dies at 26

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Internet Explorer is dead. Microsoft is retiring IE today after nearly 27 years. The aging web browser is being sunset in favor of Microsoft Edge, with support being officially withdrawn for IE 11 today. It's the end of an internet era, after Microsoft ...

22. YouTube's new corrections feature lets creators fix the record more easily


Everyone makes mistakes, but if you mess up a fact or flub a line in a YouTube video it can be hard to correct the error. You can edit and re-upload the video, but that means losing all your comments and engagement metrics. You can add a note to the ...

23. Nothing reveals Phone 1 design a month early


Nothing, the consumer tech startup led by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, has shown off the rear design of its debut Phone 1 smartphone. “Leaks are harder to contain nowadays and many of you have been waiting for a long time,” Pei wrote in a tweet.

24. Don't wait to install the June Windows update — it fixes a major security bug

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When opened, these documents use the Follina exploit to take control of the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) to execute commands that could be used to install programs, create new user accounts, and access, delete, or change data stored on a ...

25. How to preorder the new 13-inch MacBook Pro


The base model of Apple's latest iteration of the MacBook Pro comes with a 13-inch display and Apple's M2 CPU in addition to 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. $1,300 ...

26. Giant 'Sky Eye' telescope may have picked up alien signals, Chinese researchers say


Chinese researchers found a signal that could be from alien civilizations, the country's science ministry is reporting. Researchers with Beijing Normal University this year found “several cases of possible technological traces and extraterrestrial ...

27. India Approves Proposal for Private Firms to Operate 5G Networks


The government also said it would hold the 5G spectrum auction by the end of July. The auction is expected to see participation from the country's three main carriers - Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel Ltd and Reliance Industries Ltd's Jio.

28. Microsoft's Internet Explorer is dead

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Tech giant Microsoft has “retired” its Internet Explorer web browser as of Wednesday. The ubiquitous blue and white “e,” sometimes featuring a gold band, will be disappearing from computers around the world and the internet — at least some of it — is in ...

29. Teslas running Autopilot involved in 273 crashes reported since last year

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Of the six fatalities listed in the data set published Wednesday, five were tied to Tesla vehicles — including a July 2021 crash involving a pedestrian in Flushing, N.Y., and a fatal crash in March in Castro Valley, Calif. Some dated as far back as 2019.