With revamped plans and bolstered security, Sunbird returns to bridge the gap between Android and Apple users. (Bloomberg) News 

Sunbird’s return may bring iMessage to Android users in the near future

Sunbird, previously known for its security vulnerabilities in its efforts to introduce iMessage to Android, is staging a comeback. Despite its history of issues, Sunbird has revealed its intention to reintroduce its iMessage for Android services on April 5. In 2022, Sunbird entered the scene with the ambitious goal of expanding iMessage to Android users. However, the app faced significant security issues, which led to its sudden shutdown shortly after its launch. These issues included access to users’ shared media and real-time visibility of messages, causing Sunbird to shut down…

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The ChatGPT-maker is entering the voice assistant business and showing off new technology that can clone a person's voice. News 

OpenAI Introduces Voice Assistant Capable of Mimicking Your Voice, But No Plans for Launch

SAN FRANCISCO: ChatGPT maker OpenAI is entering the voice assistant business, showing off new technology that can clone the human voice, but says it won’t yet release it publicly for security reasons. The AI company unveiled its new Voice Engine technology on Friday, just over a week after filing to trademark the name. The company claims it can recreate a person’s voice in just 15 seconds by recording that person speaking. OpenAI says it plans to preview it with early testers “but will not release this technology widely at this…

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YouTube Music now lets desktop users download songs offline, making it easier to enjoy music offline. (Pixabay) News 

YouTube Music introduces desktop downloads, improves offline listening for users on the web

YouTube Music, Google’s widely used music streaming service, has introduced offline music downloads for its desktop website to improve user convenience. This update brings the web experience in line with the features already available on its mobile app, allowing users to save their preferred songs and playlists for offline playback. After a testing period, the feature was released more widely on March 29. While it’s not generally available yet, 9to5Google reports that some users have reported seeing a notification prompting them to check out the new feature alongside the Library…

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Apple is gearing up for a big iPad refresh which should bring the new iPad Air and Pro models to the market for buyers. Here's what we know News 

Expectations for the launch of the new 2024 iPad Air and Pro models are high.

Apple will be very busy in the coming months, preparing for the big WWDC 2024 keynote and sessions in June. However, the company is also expected to announce a new iPad collection, which includes the new Air and Pro models intended for the market. The company is unlikely to hold an event for these products as well, but it is likely that Apple will launch several additional devices alongside the new iPads. So what can we expect from the new iPads, what do they offer compared to previous models, and…

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Vivo has announced its foldable device recently and now we're seeing the brand bring its new Pad 3 tablet lineup to the market. News 

Vivo introduces Pad 3 Pro tablet featuring 11,500mAh battery and high-performance chipset: Price and specifications

In the Chinese smartphone maker’s latest addition, the Vivo Pad 3 Pro was released on March 27, arriving as the successor to last year’s Vivo Pad 2. The new Android tablet arrives on the pages of Vivo X Fold3 and X Fold3 Pro. also took center stage. The device comes with MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity 9300 chipset, making it the first Android tablet to feature such a feature. In addition, it also has an 11,500mAh battery, up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage. Along with the…

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The market for people wanting to buy a phone worth Rs 25,000 has expanded in the last few years and here are some of the best choices. News 

Top 5 smartphones under Rs 25,000 that you can purchase, from OnePlus Nord CE 3 to iQOO Z7 Pro

With plenty of options in the market, choosing a new phone with a budget and good features can be challenging. Smartphone brands like iQOO, Realme and Nothing have left no stone unturned in offering highly functional phones under Rs 25,000 as well. All of these phones have powerful processors, good camera capabilities for capturing memories, vibrant displays and decent battery life, making them popular choices in this price segment. So if you are planning to upgrade your phone, give your parents or partners a phone under Rs 25,000 in March.…

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Samsung rolled out the new OneUI version with the Galaxy S24 series out of the box, and now the older Galaxy phones will get the AI-powered tools. News 

Report: Samsung may release the new UI 6.1 update for select phones later this week.

Samsung’s long-awaited operating system update with AI features may soon make its way to previous-generation flagship phones. The South Korean tech giants announced a software update featuring artificial intelligence last month, and it looks like we’re finally getting closer to the rollout. According to 9To5Google, a tech enthusiast sent a message from X claiming that the S23 series OS update is already coming to the Chinese market on March 28th. He even included a screenshot of what smartphone users are likely to get after the One UI 6.1 update. rolled…

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A solar storm threat has been observed with possibility of X-class solar flares being hurled out towards Earth. (Pixabay) Space 

Warning: Sunspot AR3615 may release X-class solar flares towards Earth

A strong geomagnetic storm hit Earth on Sunday following a recent X-class solar flare and Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun. With the solar maximum approaching, there is a higher likelihood of more frequent and intense solar phenomena like solar storms, CMEs, and solar flares. There is a potential threat of another X-class solar flare causing a solar storm in the coming days. Solar storm warning According to a SpaceWeather report, the geomagnetic storm that hit Earth on March 24 was the strongest since 2017. Although that threat is…

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Earth faces a severe G4 geomagnetic storm, potentially disrupting radio communication, according to a recent NOAA alert. (Unsplash) Space 

Earth experiences intense G4 Geomagnetic storm, potential for radio blackouts and auroral displays due to solar storm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a warning about a strong G4 geomagnetic storm that occurred on Sunday, which could lead to disruptions in radio communications. The NOAA reassured the public that although the storm’s intensity may vary, there is no need to panic. It is recommended to stay updated on the storm’s development by visiting the NOAA’s website. NOAA’s alert urges infrastructure users to take mitigation measures against potential impacts, including increased voltage control issues and potential impacts to satellite operations. G4 on NOAA’s 5-point scale,…

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LinkedIn helps people find jobs but the platform is looking at new features to keep people on the platform. Gaming could be its latest effort. News 

LinkedIn may introduce games to increase user engagement on the platform.

LinkedIn helps people find jobs and even has a feed where people share their thoughts and posts. But soon there may also be games on the professional platform. That’s right, LinkedIn could become a competitor to Netflix and Apple in the near future as its in-app games are reportedly lining up. LinkedIn, which now has over a billion users, is working on a new gaming experience, reports TechCrunch. The first three early attempts are games called “Queens”, “Inference” and “Crossclimb”. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that they are working…

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Skygazers anticipate the rare sight of the spectacular and rare ‘Devil Comet’ during the upcoming total solar eclipse in April. (Dan Bartlett) News 

Rare sighting of ‘Devil Comet’ expected during 2024 total solar eclipse after 70 years

People around the world are excitedly awaiting a rare event during the upcoming total solar eclipse in April – the possible sighting of the ‘Devil Comet’. Officially named 12P/Pons-Brooks, this comet, which is approximately 10.5 miles (17 kilometers) wide, is currently heading towards Earth and could provide a spectacular show if it becomes visible before the Sun is fully covered during the eclipse. The meaning of the Devil’s Comet What makes the “Devil Comet” particularly intriguing is its unusual behavior and properties, according to NASA. It follows an elliptical orbit…

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Identifying individuals, even with facial recognition technology (FRT), becomes challenging due to the usage of face masks News 

Exploring the Challenges of Facial Recognition Technology in Light of Bengaluru Cafe Blast Investigation

Since the Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast, investigators have been using facial recognition technology (FRT), a vital asset for law enforcement agencies that offers expedited investigations and enhanced crime-solving capabilities – to identify a suspect. The law enforcement authorities who investigated the explosion that took place in the cafe on Kundalahalli road in Whitefield, used artificial intelligence-based facial recognition technology to identify the person who placed the bag containing the explosive. Surveillance footage soon surfaced, revealing a man entering the cafe with a bag. The city police later announced that the…

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Qualcomm will upgrade its mobile chipset lineup with the new flagship and mid-range Snapdragon Gen versions. News 

Learn more about Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon chipsets set to be revealed in March.

Qualcomm is gearing up to launch the second version of its flagship SoC this month. According to several reports, the US tech company plans to launch an underclocked version of its current flagship processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 along with the new 7+ Gen 3 on March 18. The circuit series is expected to be launched at a special themed event. – Intelligence is in the core, and there is a dragon in it. The rumored Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 has new AI features with slightly reduced performance. The configuration…

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Xiaomi 14 is the new premium phone from the brand in the Indian market that has Leica-tuned cameras and flagship hardware but will people buy it? News 

Xiaomi 14 Introduces Top-of-the-Line Hardware and Leica Cameras

Xiaomi is back big time with the new Xiaomi 14 series as the company looks to make a fresh start in the premium segment in India. The brand’s new approach includes making people aware of its partnership with Leica, what it brings to the table and how Xiaomi is poised to challenge premium rivals like Samsung and Apple. For a company that has remained true to its value proposition, climbing the ladder has been more difficult than imagined, but it is ready to show that the products deserve attention. The…

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Xiaomi phones run on a customised version of Android which allows the brand to bake in more features than most Android flavours. News 

Xiaomi Users Are No Longer Able to Access This Handy YouTube Premium Video Feature

Xiaomi users are getting more features on their Android phones and one of them is the popular YouTube feature reserved for premium users. But if you have been using a Xiaomi phone, this premium feature is available for free. Now it seems that YouTube has realized the loophole and the benefit that Xiaomi users will get, which is why the mobile brand is finally removing support. We are talking about the ability to play YouTube videos in the background, which is offered as part of the Premium service with a…

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Smart TVs run on software that are controlled by the brands who push updates and this new strategy feels like a trap. News 

This Brand Issues Warning to Customers Regarding New Policy and TV Malfunctions

No, this is not a joke. A well-known TV brand has decided to show its strength by asking its customers to accept its new terms of service or they will lose access to the big screen. Smart TVs run on the internet and require software maintained by the manufacturer, and a brand called Roku is using its power to the fullest by forcing people to accept the terms without giving any way to bypass it. Things are about to get crazier, as this report suggests, as Roku’s new terms effectively…

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NASA's Juno spacecraft unveils Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a colossal storm twice Earth's size, captivates space enthusiasts. ( NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Bjorn Jonsson⁣) Space 

Juno spacecraft from NASA reveals stunning picture of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has provided a stunning view of Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot, a massive storm that has been swirling on the gas giant for more than 350 years. This snapshot has transported space enthusiasts to the farthest reaches of our solar system. On Instagram, NASA shared a mesmerizing true-color portrait of the Great Red Spot captured by Juno from a distance of about 8,648 miles (13,917 km). Underscoring the evolving nature of this massive storm, NASA informed followers that it is changing: its height will decrease by an…

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NASA prepares for an approaching solar storm, as new research unveils the complex nature of solar events. (Pixabay) Space 

NASA gets ready for solar storm surge as recent study reveals the intricacies of solar events

NASA is ramping up its efforts to prepare for a solar storm expected to reach its peak by 2025. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has updated its forecast for Solar Cycle 25, now predicting a more intense peak between January and October of 2024. Solar cycles, which repeat approximately every 11 years, mark fluctuations in the Sun’s activity, particularly visible through sunspots, in areas where the magnetic field is exceptionally strong. With the coming peak, the concern about the possible consequences for our planet grows. Exploring the solar…

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If you're looking for a beautiful-looking phone with a premium feel, clean software, and long battery life, the Lava Blaze Curve 5G is a great option, but it does come with its set of cons. News 

Lava Blaze Curve 5G prioritizes design without compromising on essential features

Lava Blaze Curve 5G Review: The sub-Rs 20,000 segment of the Android phone world can be a bit, well, boring. It is a land of practicality and excitement, where flashy features often give way to value and reliability. Recently, however, things have changed, and some manufacturers have resorted to cutting corners — shoddy software filled with ads or unreliable hardware that crumbles under pressure. Enter Lava with the Blaze Curve 5G. It manages to be both new and well-rounded, a rare sight in this price range. After a week of…

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ISRO chief unveils plans for Chandrayaan 4 mission, shares challenges and innovations for India's ambitious lunar exploration venture. (PTI) Space 

ISRO chief discusses challenges and goals for Chandrayaan 4 lunar mission

During a speech at the National Space Science Symposium, ISRO Chief S Somanath discussed the significant obstacles and advancements related to India’s upcoming lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan 4. Although the mission to collect lunar samples is awaiting approval, Somanath highlighted the intricate challenges that make this project especially difficult. Expressing the ongoing debate in the scientific community, Somanath noted, “Many considerations arise, such as whether to repeat previous missions, collect samples, or pioneer a different mission. This question is still under consideration.” Somanath outlined the key challenges that differentiate the…

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