Virtual Reality: Catalyzing the Future of How Talent is Onboarded:
Throughout the decades, technology has played a pivotal role in the progression of the human race in this incredible world. Whether it’s developing a vaccine to end the pandemic or designing electric cars to reduce carbon emissions, technology has not just inspired but given us hope to survive and progress with time. foodpanda recently visited job fairs at IBA, NUST, and IoBM where they interacted with students from various disciplines to speak about roles, skill sets, and competencies required to progress in future jobs.
WhatsApp is Finally Getting a Long Awaited Feature:
WhatsApp currently follows your phone’s language automatically. It does not give you a lot of language options within the app, but that will change soon with a future update. As always, this feature was spotted by WABetaInfo in the latest beta version of WhatsApp. The new beta update shows that WhatsApp is working on a language picker within the app. Once you tap on it, it will show you a list of all the languages available in WhatsApp.
OnePlus to Launch Feature-Rich Budget Smartwatch Soon:
Rumor has it that OnePlus is now planning on expanding its Nord series into the realm of wearables, with Nord-branded wireless earbuds alongside a feature-packed smartwatch in the works. Previously, a leaked tentative launch timeline for the upcoming OnePlus handsets revealed that the company is preparing to globally launch the OnePlus 10 Pro later this month, which will be followed by the launch of the Nord CE 2 Lite, Nord 2T, and Nord 3 a little later this year. Now, the latest report reveals the company is also interested in expanding its Nord portfolio to other categories as well, instead of limiting it to just smartphones.
PTA Reveals Real Reason Behind Internet Outage on Monday:
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued an official statement regarding the degradation of internet services that were reported all over the country less than 24 hours ago. According to the statement, internet services were affected on a limited scale in a few cities for nearly half an hour on Monday and the issue was successfully addressed shortly after detection.
Asus Launches World’s Slimmest Convertible Laptop:
Asus is not known to hold back on hardware and design, and it shows on its latest convertible ultrabook, the ZenBook 14 OLED. The 2 in 1 laptop is packed with high-end specifications and it is claimed to be the slimmest convertible on the market. The ZenBook 14 Flip is a thin and lightweight machine that can bend all the way back to become a tablet. This means it has touchscreen support on its 14-inch display, which is an OLED panel with 2.8k resolution and a smooth 90Hz refresh rate.
Major Apple Supplier Resumes Production in China:
One of the biggest suppliers of Apple products, Foxconn, has resumed its operations in Shenzhen, China. The supplier had halted its operations once the COVID-19 pandemic started. Reuters stated that Foxconn is one of Apple’s largest suppliers and has brought production at its Shenzhen site nearly back to “full capacity” again. Foxconn also officially announced that as the city goes back to normal, with relaxation in COVID-19 restrictions, the company also restarted its production and other operations.
Gmail is Getting Helpful Icons for Google Chat:
Google is all set to update for Gmail on Android with new status bar icons for notifications for both its Google Chat and Spaces platforms. With Google Hangouts nearing its end, this new tweak will further distinguish the two messaging platforms from each other. Where on one hand, Google Chat is the company’s everyday messaging app, on the other, Spaces is a Slack-like competitor for communicating with larger groups and workspaces.
Samsung Unveils Galaxy A53 with Exynos 1280 5nm SoC:
Samsung has officially unveiled Galaxy A53 5G globally with prices starting from $450. The device can be pre-booked now, while shipping begins from 27th March. Samsung Galaxy A53 5G comes with a standard A-series design with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ Infinity-O display. The screen has a refresh rate of 120Hz, up to 800 nits of brightness, and for protection against blue light – an Eye Comfort Shield.
Huawei Mate 40 Re-launched With MediaTek Dimensity 1000+:
The Huawei Mate 40 was first launched almost two years ago, back in October 2020, but that hasn’t stopped the company from reviving it with nothing but a new chipset as well as a new primary camera sensor. Recently, a new variant of the device was seen listed on the Chinese Tianyi Product Library with MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000+ processor, replacing the Kirin 9000E 5G SoC of its predecessor.
Here’s When Every OnePlus Phone is Launching This Year [Leak]:
Over the recent years, OnePlus has developed a reputation for delivering impressive smartphones that are known for their decent spec sheets and affordable price tags, which has also gained the smartphone manufacturer a loyal customer base. It all started with the company releasing one smartphone per year. This number later increased to two with the introduction of the OnePlus T series and now, years later, the number has increased considerably, especially after the launch of the Nord lineup and the merger with Oppo.
Influencers in Australia risk jail for breaking finance tips rules:
Influencers in Australia face up to five years in jail if they break laws on financial advice, a new information sheet warns. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) says they may need a licence to give such advice. A 2021 ASIC survey suggested 33% of 18 to 21-year-olds follow financial influencers. And it also found that 64% of young people in Australia changed a financial behaviour because of an influencer.
Multiple Apple services suffer outages:
A number of Apple services experienced outages on Monday, Apple’s support page has confirmed. The areas affected included the App Store, iMessage, Maps, Apple Arcade, the iTunes store, podcasts and Apple TV+. Apple’s system status page now shows that all of its services are back up and running. Some of Apple’s network was down for three hours. A number of iCloud services had been affected, including calendar and mail.
OneWeb to fly on competitor SpaceX’s rockets:
The London-based satellite company OneWeb will resume launches of its spacecraft using rockets operated by its American competitor, SpaceX Both firms are building constellations in the sky to deliver broadband internet connections. But while SpaceX can send up its Starlink system using its own rockets, OneWeb was left looking for rides when the Ukraine war forced it to abandon the use of Russian Soyuz vehicles. OneWeb has now contracted SpaceX.
How Kremlin accounts manipulate Twitter:
Olena Kurilo became the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Bloodied and bandaged, the 53-year-old teacher said she couldn’t believe what had happened to her and her town of Chuhuiv. Her picture was on the front pages of newspapers across the world. Over the next few days, Russia’s government social media accounts began to post a video claiming that Olena hadn’t been injured at all.
Scottish mental health charity SAMH targeted in cyber attack:
A Scottish mental health charity says it has been the victim of a “sophisticated and criminal” cyber attack. Police are investigating the incident which has affected emails and phone lines at SAMH, the Scottish Association for Mental Health. Charity chief executive Billy Watson said staff were devastated by the attack. He said they were trying to keep support services running.
Ukraine: How crowdsourcing is rescuing people from the war zone:
Finding a safe route out of Ukraine is not easy. One challenge facing those looking to escape is to find one that is not under heavy bombardment from Russian forces. The UN says more than three million people have have now fled Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion just over three weeks ago. So how do people actually find safe passage out of the country? One way is via transport arranged by dozens of volunteers based thousands of miles away, who liaise with fellow volunteers in Ukraine.
Sunny Balwani: Elizabeth Holmes’ former partner goes on trial:
When Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of college at 19 to found her company, Theranos, she needed someone with more experience. Based on an idea that hundreds of diseases could be diagnosed with just a few drops of blood, her venture had begun to attract interest, and investment. So as the company grew, Holmes, still in her mid-20s, brought in a man that she already knew. Ramesh ‘Sunny’ Balwani was someone who understood how to run a successful start-up.
Australia sues Facebook over scam ads impersonating celebrities:
Australia has launched legal action against Facebook’s parent company Meta, alleging it allowed scam ads to target users with fake celebrity endorsements. The tech giant had engaged in “false, misleading or deceptive conduct” by knowingly hosting the ads for bogus cryptocurrencies, a regulator said. The US company could face financial and other penalties. Meta is yet to comment but has previously said it is committed to keeping scammers off its platforms.
How access to satellite images shifts the view of war:
Kyle Glen, a project manager in Wales in the UK, has an unusual hobby – tracking Russian troop movements.
Mr Glen is co-founder of Conflict News, an account on social media platform, Twitter, with more than 400,000 followers. It collates and shares publicly-available photos and videos of conflict, gathered from a variety of online sources. Since early last year, he and others among what’s known as the “open source intelligence community” have been closely watching Russian military activity in and around Ukraine.