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Zomato Gold Now Applies to Food Delivery as Well

Are you a Zomato Gold user? Well, it’s time to rejoice as the much-awaited expansion of Zomato Gold has finally happened today. Zomato has announced that it’s rolling out the “controversial” Zomato Gold benefits program for food deliveries. Yes, the same benefits program which lets you avail 1+1 on food and 2+2 on drinks when you go out to eat has now become available when you order in. Benefits on Delivery Existing and new Zomato Gold users will now see a new option that shows them a list of Gold partners that offer benefits on home delivery. The company says that it has already got over 13,000 restaurants onboard to provide you Gold benefits when you order food online. And well, it went live today on September 21, which is great. Now you must be wondering, would you now get 1+1 on food and 2+2 on drinks while ordering food online as well? That’s not the case here. Zomato Gold on food delivery is defined to work in a slightly different manner. With this new benefit, the company wil..
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Sports Interactive’s New Eco-Friendly Game Packaging Could Significantly Reduce Plastic

As a step forward to be more eco-friendly in order to fight climate change, Sports Interactive has announced that its upcoming game, Football Manager 2020 will be sold in eco-friendly cardboard packages thereby reducing the use of plastic in the packaging of their disc cases. “We are replacing the plastic box that is typically used across the industry with a reinforced, 100% recycled gatefold cardboard sleeve, made with 100% recycled fibres. “, wrote Miles Jacobson, studio director at Sports Interactive. The company even changed the ink used for printing on the packaging. They now make use of a vegetable and water-based ink. The manual is made of recycled paper and the shrink wrap has also been made recycle-friendly. These changes in the packaging system, however, comes with an increased cost of 20 cents per unit. Nonetheless, as Spanish footballer points out in a video released along with the open letter from the company, “if there’s no Earth, there’s no money to spend”. Also, Mr. ..
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PUBG Mobile Lite Adds New ‘Golden Woods’ Map, Weapons and Vehicles

PUBG Mobile Lite made its official India debut a couple of months ago and well, it was an instant hit. This slimmed-down battle royale title for low-end phones topped the Google Play rankings within just three days. PUBG Mobile Lite has since received a visual overhaul, which looks closer to the original Mobile title, and is now introducing a new map, weapons, and vehicles to keep the game exciting. New Map: Golden Woods First, let’s talk about the new map introduced in the game. It’s been named “Golden Woods” and aptly so, considering the fall season is right around the corner. This isn’t really a huge map and sticks to the 2×2 layout, offering faster gameplay action with 60 players still jumping from the airplane. If you have played enough PUBG Mobile, you should be able to tell where this new map takes inspiration from – or is based on. The name of the locations such as Na Kham and buildings, when I played a couple of games, reveal that “Golden Woods” in PUBG Mobile Lite is inspi..
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Android 10-Based OxygenOS 10 Starts Rolling out to OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro

Rejoice, OnePlus 7 series users! Merely within a couple weeks of the official Android 10 release, OnePlus has started rolling out the new Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 update to its latest flagship lineup. The Chinese giant had already rolled out Open Beta updates, based on Android 10, alongside the Pixel and Essential PH-1 on Day 1, but it’s rolling out the stable update to all users now. The OxygenOS 10 update rollout has been announced via an official OnePlus Community Forums post and is rolling out to OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro users. The biggest change here is the jump from Android 9 Pie to Android 10, with the lack of a new dessert name. OnePlus states that the update brings along a brand new user interface, along with many Android 10 features like enhanced location privacy, new inward swipe gestures from the left and right edge (paired with their 3-button bottom navigation bar), and an option changing icon shape from the Settings menu. OxygenOS 10 also introduces a new Game S..
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iPhone 11 ‘Dynamic Power Management’ Will Reduce Throttling From Battery Aging

Apple’s upcoming iOS 13.1 update will be bitter-sweet for many iPhone XS and XR users. While it will bring a slew of interesting features originally meant to roll out with the initial iOS 13 release, it will also bring back shades of the so-called battery-gate scandal that rocked Apple last year. According to an official support page, the update will introduce ‘processor throttling’ to the iPhone XS and XR, with the company claiming it would help prevent random shutdowns when using a deteriorating battery. However, that fate is less likely to befall the all-new iPhone 11 lineup because they reportedly include a ‘dynamic power management system’ that combines upgraded hardware with intelligent software to make the phones less susceptible to performance throttling as the battery ages and degrades over time. While the technology is believed to have been first introduced with the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus a couple of years ago, the company claims the new devices have taken it a step f..
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YouTube Reverses Decision to Revoke ‘Verified’ Status of Some Creators

YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki, has apologized to creators on the platform for the company’s sudden and highly unpopular decision to revoke their ‘Verified’ badges. In a tweet a few hours earlier, Wojcicki said: “I’m sorry for the frustration [and] hurt that we caused with our new approach to verification. While trying to make improvements, we missed the mark. As I write this, we’re working to address your concerns & we’ll have more updates soon”. To our creators & users–I’m sorry for the frustration & hurt that we caused with our new approach to verification. While trying to make improvements, we missed the mark. As I write this, we're working to address your concerns & we’ll have more updates soon. — Susan Wojcicki (@SusanWojcicki) September 20, 2019 The apology follows the recent announcement of YouTube’s now-revoked verification policy that the company said will help users more easily identify the YouTube channels of popular websites, blogs and personalities. However, the pro..
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Descript Podcast Studio Deepfakes Your Voice to Rectify Errors

If you’re in the podcast world, you might be aware of how difficult and time consuming it is to rectify an error you made during a recording. Well, not anymore. Meet Descript Podcast Studio, a brand-new podcast editor that will deepfake your voice to fix the errors you committed during the original recording session. Dubbed “Overdub” (no pun intended), the feature allows you to type the words you would like to replace from the incorrect words present in the source audio. After you’re done inputting the correct word, the software will do its magic and will make the correction just like how you would have sounded. The feature is currently available in closed beta and will be available to everyone soon. In order to prevent misuse, the feature will work only on your voice. “Rest assured, you can only use Overdub on your own voice. We built this feature to save you the tedium of re-recording/splicing time every time you make an editorial change, not as a way make deep fakes,” wrote Andrew..
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Facebook Suspends ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps For Privacy Violations

Facebook on Friday said it has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps that were found to be in violation of the company’s privacy policies. The decision comes after the social media giant initiated an investigation into the workings of various third-party apps and services on its platform following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In an official blog post, Facebook’s VP of Product Partnerships, Ime Archibong, said: “Our App Developer Investigation is by no means finished. But there is meaningful progress to report so far. To date, this investigation has addressed millions of apps. Of those, tens of thousands have been suspended for a variety of reasons while we continue to investigate”. The apps that have been suspended are associated with about 400 developers, although, not all the suspended apps have been identified as problematic. However, many of the apps have been banned altogether for violating the company’s policies, including “inappropriately sharing data obtained from us, mak..
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UK Police Will Be Providing Bodycam Footage to Facebook

After the shocking incident where a gunman live-streamed an attack on New Zealand mosques back in March on Facebook, the social media giant appears to be taking some serious steps to prevent such incidents in the future. Facebook’s automatic detection system was supposed to immediately flag the terrorist content and stop the live stream, but it miserably failed to do so. Facebook’s public policy director Neil Potts justified that the video’s perspective was the reason why it failed to trigger the AI systems. “This was a first-person shooter video, one where we have someone using a GoPro helmet with a camera focused from their perspective of shooting. It was a type of video we had not seen before.”, he told British lawmakers. In order to get training data to detect similar videos, Facebook will be supplying free body cameras to the U.K. Metropolitan Police. The Met will provide bodycam footages captured during training sessions in turn to Facebook that will serve as training data. “F..
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Uber Will Be Bringing Its Self-Driving Cars to Dallas This November

Uber has added another city to its initial list of cities for autonomous driving cars. The city joining the list including Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto is Dallas. Operations will be conducted in Dallas for developing high-definition maps to make autonomous driving accurate and seamless. The ride-hailing giant announced its plans to start manual driving for data collection in Dallas, Texas starting this November in a Medium post. The main objectives of this manual data collection mission are to develop HD maps and capturing daily scenarios that can be simulated and recreated on its test tracks. The blog post also emphasizes that Uber may not be testing its self-driving system in Dallas right after the first round of data collection. “While we are certainly excited by this possibility, we are also committed to ensuring that every mile we drive on public roads contributes meaningfully to our development work.”, wrote Austin Geidt, Head of Uber ATG Strategy in the Medium post. ..
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