Know about Instagram’s new nudity protection feature. (Instagram) News 

Instagram implements new measures to protect users from adult content scams.

In response to ongoing concerns from parents about child safety on the Meta platform, Instagram is testing a new feature to protect its teenage users. The feature will detect and blur nude images shared in messages, helping to keep users safe from scams and harmful content. This decision follows pressure from US and European governments, and aims to improve safety on the platform. Learn more about how the nudity protection feature on Instagram will function. Instagram nudity protection feature for DMs Meta supports teenagers from sex discipline and misuse of…

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Meta introduces Meta AI, an AI chatbot for WhatsApp to enhance user experiences with conversational assistance. (REUTERS) AI 

Meta AI chatbot from WhatsApp now available to select users in India

During Meta Connect 2023, Meta introduced a range of new AI-powered features for WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram. The event highlighted the company’s venture into artificial intelligence with the launch of ‘Meta AI’, an AI assistant designed for seamless integration across Meta’s various platforms, particularly WhatsApp. Meta AI offers an impressive array of features that allow users to interact with it in the same way that they would interact with another person. Meta AI is developed using a custom model derived from Llama 2, a generative text model, and Meta’s Large…

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Realme is among the top five smartphone brands in terms of volume market share. (Realme) News 

Realme aims to dominate the ₹15-25k segment by introducing P series in 2024.

Realme India business strategy lead, Tarini Prasad Das, revealed to reporters that the company’s goal is to reach a cumulative sales of 50 million smartphones by 2024 through its partnership with Flipkart, while discussing the plans for the P series. “We aim to lead the ₹15,000-25,000 smartphone segment this year as a whole with the launch of the P series. The P series itself is expected to lead the segment,” Das said. Realme is among the top five smartphone brands in terms of volume market share. The company’s market share…

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NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara and crew safely return to Earth after six-month mission on space station. (NASA/Bill Ingalls) Space 

NASA Astronaut Loral O’Hara and team return safely to Earth following 6-month mission on space station

After a successful six-month research mission aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and Belarus spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya have safely landed back on Earth. Their return journey began when they left the space station aboard the Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft at 11:54 p.m. EDT on April 5. After a steady descent, they made a parachute-assisted landing on April 6 at 3:17 a.m. (12:17 p.m. Kazakhstan time), touching down southeast of the remote Kazakh city of Dzhezkazgan. Successful completion of the mission O’Hara started his…

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Elon Musk has promised to make the Grok AI chatbot politically neutral. Know details. (Bloomberg) News 

Grok chatbot now accessible for Premium subscribers

Social network X has announced that its xAI’s Grok chatbot is now accessible to Premium tier subscribers. The chatbot will only be available to Premium and Premium+ users in certain regions, as stated on the company’s support page. This expansion comes after an announcement made by Elon Musk last month. Access for Premium level subscribers Previously, Grok was exclusively available to Premium+ users, who paid either $16 per month or a $168 annual fee. With this update, users on the $8/month plan can now interact with the chatbot. Grok offers…

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WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature for status notifications that will improve user experience and connectivity on the platform. (WhatsApp) News 

WhatsApp will soon be rolling out a new status notifications feature

WhatsApp continues to impress in the world of messaging apps with its cutting-edge features. Following recent developments in AI technology, the company is now poised to enhance the way users view statuses. The latest buzz surrounds WhatsApp’s upcoming Android feature, which aims to provide users with status update notifications. WABetaInfo reports that this feature is currently under development and is slated to be included in an upcoming version of WhatsApp. The feature in Android beta “2.24.8.13” is not yet available for extensive testing. Improving user engagement Apart from this, WhatsApp…

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WhatsApp to bring new features. Know what’s coming. (unsplash) News 

Upcoming WhatsApp update to introduce locked chats feature for all linked devices, enhancing privacy.

WhatsApp introduced a secret code for the chat lock feature in November, but it only worked on primary devices, leaving sensitive conversations exposed on linked devices. To enhance privacy, WhatsApp is reportedly working on an update to keep conversations locked across all linked devices. The company may also add a feature to status updates that allows users to mention specific contacts. Stay tuned for these upcoming changes on WhatsApp. Privacy feature for locked chats in WhatsApp To improve users’ privacy settings, WhatsApp introduced a locked chat feature that kept a…

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A tipster has leaked an ‘Announcements’ feature in Google Chats. Check details. (Google) News 

Google Chat could potentially introduce a feature similar to WhatsApp Channels; Learn more about the new ‘Announcements’ feature.

Google is enhancing its messaging service, Chat, to strengthen its position in the social media market. The platform, which replaced Hangouts, enables users to communicate and collaborate on projects. While it currently lacks broadcast communication like WhatsApp Channels, leaks indicate that a new ‘Announcements’ feature may be introduced to Google Chat in the near future. Google Chat’s Notifications feature According to an Android Police report, tipster AssembleDebug shared information about the upcoming Notifications feature. In an X message, the tipster said: “Google Chat is working on a new ‘Notifications’ feature…

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The new experimental feature on YouTube is only accessible to people who are on YouTube Premium since it is an experimental feature. News 

YouTube Introduces Experimental ‘Jump Ahead’ Feature for Select Users

YouTube is constantly striving to improve the user experience and often releases new features to improve the viewing experience. And again, it has released a new feature to a small set of users. This latest experiment is called “skip ahead,” which makes it easier for users to jump to specific parts of a YouTube video. YouTube users using the Android or iOS app are familiar with the double-tap skip feature, where tapping twice in a row skips forward 10 seconds in a video. YouTube’s new experimental skip ahead feature is…

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Leaked details hint at AMD's Zen 5 CPUs delivering a substantial 40% performance jump, setting the stage for a major shift in desktop computing. (Unsplash) News 

AMD Zen 5 set to deliver significant performance upgrade for Ryzen 9000 CPUs

Recent leaks indicate that AMD’s Zen 5 Ryzen 9000 CPUs may deliver a remarkable 40% boost in performance compared to the current Ryzen 7000 processors. This news has generated significant excitement as the release of the next generation of desktop processors is expected in late 2024. Leaked information Well-known leaker Kepler_L2, known for accurate predictions, shared insights on the Anandtech forums that Zen 5 cores can offer up to 40% better performance than their Zen 4 counterparts. These claims, posted by Twitter user @3DCenter_org via Videocardz, point to a significant…

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Stay alert! Public USB chargers pose risks. Know how to protect yourself from cyber scams. (Pexels) News 

Government advises against using public USB ports for charging smartphones

In response to the increasing threat of the “USB charger scam,” the government is advising citizens to exercise caution when using public phone charging stations in locations such as airports, cafes, hotels, and bus stands. The warning aims to protect individuals from falling victim to cybercriminals who exploit unsuspecting users of these facilities. The USB charger scam poses a significant risk as it exploits the trust of people who trust public charging ports. Cybercriminals use a tactic called “juice-jacking” to compromise these ports and launch attacks against connected devices. What…

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OpenAI unveils 'Voice Engine': A remarkable tool cloning voices with just a 15-second audio snippet. (AP) News 

OpenAI introduces ‘Voice Engine’ that replicates human speech using only 15-second audio clips

OpenAI, known for its groundbreaking advancements in AI technology such as Sora, a video generator, has unveiled a cutting-edge tool called ‘Voice Engine’ for voice cloning. This impressive audio model can mimic human speech intricacies like intonation and speech patterns using only a short 15-second sample of the original voice. Despite high excitement, OpenAI has chosen to keep this new feature confidential due to worries about potential misuse and the spread of fake content on the internet. Remarkable efficiency and accuracy “Incredibly, our Voice Engine can create emotive and lifelike…

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WhatsApp has supported UPI payments in India but for a while but most people have used Paytm, PhonePe and Google Pay for making payments. News 

Making UPI Payments on WhatsApp: A Step-by-Step Guide

There is no doubt that Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has made digital payments very convenient. Now many Indians are preferring big and small transactions through UPI. It is no rush to say that UPI has revolutionized the world of digital payments. In 2020, WhatsApp introduced UPI-based payment functionality as a pilot project. After its success, it introduced UPI payments for its Indian users. WhatsApp app’s key advantage of its UPI service is its huge subscriber base in India, which is believed to reach 535.8 million by 2024. However, WhatsApp still…

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Instagram offers the vanish mode to help its users send disappearing texts, photos, videos, or other content in chats. News 

Use Vanish Mode on Instagram to Send Disappearing DMs

Instagram continues to update its features to improve user experiences on the platforms. Recently, the Meta-owned platform has introduced several new features that have only made users’ lives easier and improved their content, communication and privacy. Whether you’re a social media influencer, a business owner, or a casual user, Instagram has something for everyone. One such feature is “Vanish Mode,” which allows users to send each other “vanishing” messages, photos, videos, and other content in Instagram chats, or DMs. When you turn on Vanish mode, things shared in a chat…

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The DoT has also issued advisory about WhatsApp calls from foreign origin mobile numbers (like +92-xxxxxxxxxx) impersonating government officials and duping people. (Bloomberg) News 

Government warns against fake WhatsApp calls from Pakistan, threatens to block mobile numbers.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications, has warned Indian citizens about a potential scam involving WhatsApp calls from unknown numbers claiming to be government officials. Scammers are threatening to disconnect mobile numbers or accusing individuals of illegal activities in an attempt to steal personal data. It is advised to be cautious and not provide any personal information if you receive such a call. DoT has also issued an advisory regarding WhatsApp calls from foreign mobile numbers (such as +92-xxxxxxxxxxxx) impersonating government officials and scamming people. Mobile numbers based…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bill Gates were engaged in tête-à-tête where they talked about the rise of AI and asking Gates about his favourite book. News 

PM Narendra Modi Interviews Bill Gates on His Life and Favorite Book

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bill Gates on Friday participated in an interactive chat that was broadcast live online to the public. Prime Minister Modi shared his views on the country’s growth in AI, his thoughts on emerging technology and how AI could help improve people and their skills in the long run. However, the tete-a-tete between Gates and Prime Minister Modi gave us a chance to get more personal information about the Microsoft founder and how he sees technology evolving in the coming years. Gates also talked about his…

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WhatsApp lets you send high-res image and videos on mobile devices by default and here's how you can do it News 

Sending High-Quality Photos and Videos on WhatsApp: A Step-by-Step Guide

WhatsApp introduced a feature that allows users to send images and videos in high definition (HD). With this update, the messaging app was able to solve a long-standing problem for many who struggled to maintain quality when sharing media files. In the past, users resorted to workarounds such as sending files as documents, which could be cumbersome and not user-friendly. The new HD feature allows users to share compressed versions of their original media files in HD resolution, offering a significant improvement over the standard SD option. HOW TO SEND…

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Asteroid 2024 EO3 and Asteroid 2024 FN1 belong to the Apollo group of asteroids, while Asteroid 2024 ES4 belongs to the Amor group, says NASA. (Pexels) Space 

Three asteroids set to pass Earth closely today, NASA reports; Details on speed, size, and more

Yesterday, Earth had a close encounter with three asteroids, none of which were deemed dangerous. The largest asteroid was 150 feet wide, nearly the size of an airplane. These near misses highlight the potential danger of celestial objects like asteroids and comets, emphasizing the importance of monitoring their paths. NASA, utilizing advanced technology, has identified three asteroids expected to pass by Earth on March 28. Asteroid 2024 EO3: Details NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, or CNEOS, is responsible for calculating the trajectories of celestial bodies such as asteroids and…

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WhatsApp UPI payments has been around for a while but its progress has been slow in the country which could change if the new feature rolls out. News 

WhatsApp may soon allow users to make UPI payments in foreign currencies

WhatsApp supports UPI payments like other apps in India. The messaging app started piloting the feature a few years ago, but still lags behind the likes of PhonePe, Google Pay and even Paytm. But soon, the Meta-owned platform could get a big head start on its rivals, with rumors suggesting that WhatsApp will soon offer international UPI payments for Indian users. That’s right, WhatsApp could actually take on the likes of PayPal with its UPI payment service available in other countries. An X-user named AssembleDebug has shared the details of…

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