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Apple stole health-monitoring technology for watch, Masimo claims in patent suit

Masimo and its spinoff Cercacor claimed in a lawsuit that Apple got secret information under the guise of a working relationship and then hired away key employees.
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Can Modi govt know who you text? Should FB be liable for your posts? We’ll know in Jan 2020

Apart from deciding on end-to-end encryption for chats, the amended IT Rules will also decide on what content belongs on the internet.
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Apple, Google and Amazon agree to use one language for smart devices

The alliance of the 3 tech giants is aiming to have its new joint protocol ready by the end of 2020. However, the move could also raise privacy and security questions.
Representational image. An employee holds a Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy Fold smartphone at the company's D'light flagship store in Seoul, South Korea | Photo: SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg

Samsung’s answer to Apple’s iPhone 11 — a fancier phone camera in 2020

The upcoming Galaxy S11 will sport a 108-megapixel sensor for the main camera — versus the iPhone 11’s 12 — flanked by three more on the back of the device.
Apple Set to Launch MacBook Pro With Bigger Screen, New Keyboard

Apple set to launch MacBook Pro with bigger screen, new keyboard

Apple is moving from a 15-inch screen to a higher-resolution 16-inch one. This will be the first major update to the MacBook Pro line since its redesign in 2016.
Apple Inc. Introduces New Low-Cost iPads And Education Software

Apple plans to launch standalone AR and VR gaming headset by 2022

Augmented and virtual-reality technology is Apple’s next big hardware push beyond the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. A new 3-D sensor system is the centerpiece of this.
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Netflix bets on anime to battle Disney, Apple in streaming wars

Netflix is developing a library of exclusive anime shows, clinching long-term partnerships with five of Japan’s notable animation studios.
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Apple has a menstruation emoji now, and here’s why it matters

Gender activists call Apple's move 'interesting' for 'visibilising and normalising taboos'.
Attendees view the Apple Inc. iPhone 11 after an event in Cupertino, California, U.S. | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Apple finds new ways to boost iPhone sales in saturated smartphone market

Instead of focussing on iPhone’s sleek design and breakthrough technology, Apple Inc. executives are now talking about installment plans, trade-in programs and giveaways.
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Apple’s newest iPhone has killed Google’s best phone feature

Deprived of its signature advantage ⁠— an iPhone-beating camera, Google's Pixel 4 struggles to stand out in a crowded smartphone market.

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An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

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File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.