Technology News for Friday 5th August 2022

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Aug 05th 2022

1. Amazon to buy vacuum maker iRobot for roughly $1.7B

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iRobot sells its products worldwide and is most famous for the circular-shaped Roomba vacuum, which would join voice assistant Alexa, the Astro robot and Ring security cameras in the list of smart home features offered by the Seattle-based e-commerce and ...

2. DuckDuckGo removes carve-out for Microsoft tracking scripts after securing policy change

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This web tracking protection is not offered by most other popular browsers by default and sits on top of many other DuckDuckGo protections,” he added. DDG claims this third-party tracker ...

3. Amazon's Roomba Deal Is Really About Mapping Your Home

Domain: Inc. hasn't just bought a maker of robot vacuum cleaners. It's acquired a mapping company. To be more precise: a company that can make maps of your home. The company announced a $1.7 billion deal on Friday for iRobot Corp., the maker of the ...

4. iPhone 14: Check the expected launch price, release date and other details

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In the US, the model is expected to cost around $799, which is around Rs 63,200 in India. However, for India, Apple considers $1 as Rs 100 after adding the GST and import duty. iPhone 13 was launched in India at Rs 79,999.

5. Amazing Bomberman Is a Dose of Nostalgic Gaming on Apple Arcade

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The premise is pretty simple: Use bombs to blow up blocks and ultimately defeat rival players. Just be mindful to get out of the way of the bomb blast, or you'll be blown off the board. Your character can revive multiple times, but the more you need to ...

6. YouTube could allow its premium subscribers to zoom in on videos


Youtube is testing out a new feature on its mobile app which will allow its premium subscribers to zoom in on any video.It is the only feature that the video-sharing giant is trying out for now. The new pinch-to-zoom feature for videos could work both ...

7. Samsung Galaxy A23 5G launched: Details on specifications

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The all new Samsung A23 5G features a 6.6-inches of Infinity-V display with full-HD+ screen resolution. This handset runs on Android 12 based One UI 4.1.

8. Samsung Galaxy A23 5G launched with 5000 mAh Battery, 50 MP Quad Cameras with OIS

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While Samsung has not confirmed the exact chipset powering the Galaxy A23 5G, previous Geekbench results suggest it is the Snapdragon 695 SoC. It is worth noting that the Snapdragon 680 chip is the one powering the 4G version of the Galaxy A22, which ...

9. Sony LinkBuds Review: Earbuds Unlike Other Earbuds


Most of the premium true wireless earbuds these days boast Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and that's what separates them from the clutter. But what if premium TWS earbuds don't offer that, ...

10. iRobot Reports Second-Quarter 2022 Financial Results


BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in consumer robots, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended July 2, 2022. Additionally, in a separate release, iRobot announced it has entered ...

11. OPPO Reno 8 Pro 5G: Appealing in all sense but faces rivalry


The new phone comes with power-packed features but can it attract users especially when the likes of iQOO 9T, and OnePlus 10T have marked their entrance into the flagship segment? Let's find it out!

12. Google ChromeOS 104: new interface updates rolled out

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Google Chrome's latest update offers its audience bug fixes and a few new features. It has announced Chrome 104's upgrade to the stable channel for Windows and Mac. Google Chrome Dev · @GoogleChromeDev.

13. What to expect from Samsung's August Unpacked event


And, if rumors are to be believed, we're set for a very similar lots of announcements consisting of a pair of foldables — the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 — a new lineup of smartwatches with the Galaxy Watch 5, and most likely some new earbuds.

14. DuckDuckGo browser's stricter privacy protection will also apply to Microsoft scripts now

Domain: | Companies: Microsoft

After a revelation in May that DuckDuckGo's (DDG) privacy-focused web browser allows Microsoft tracking scripts on third-party websites, the company now says it will start blocking those too. DuckDuckGo's browser had third-party tracker loading ...

15. Meta is putting its latest AI chatbot on the web for the public to talk to


Users who chat with BlenderBot will be able to flag any suspect responses from the system, and Meta says it's worked hard to “minimize the bots' use of vulgar language, slurs, and culturally insensitive comments.” ...

16. ChromeOS 104 is rolling out with a new dark theme, and automatic transitions


Google's newest update for ChromeOS is rolling out to users this week, and one of its new features is support for switching to a dark theme, as 9to5Google reported. Previously hidden behind developer flags while in testing, it finally made an official ...

17. Valve is working on Joy-Con support for Steam

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Valve is working to add support for the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con controllers in Steam. As part of the the newest Steam beta, Joy-Cons will be supported either individually or as a matched pair, similar to how you can use them either way for Switch ...

18. Amazon bought iRobot to see inside your home

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From a smart home perspective, it seems clear Amazon wants iRobot for the maps it generates to give it that deep understanding of our homes. The vacuum company has detailed knowledge of our floor plans and, crucially, how they change.

19. The 2021 iPad with 256GB of storage (and a headphone jack) is $80 off


This promotion includes the Logitech MX Keys and MX Keys Mini keyboards as well as the Logitech MX Vertical and Signature M650 wireless mouse. This isn't a massive discount, but this Logitech gear rarely sees any kind of price drop. I'm going to go through ...