Weekly Tech Roundup for November 27th 2020

Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs. -Bill Gates

As we have come to notice, technology has improved over the years and it won’t stop any time soon. Keeping up to date with these frequent improvements is the only way to be and remain relevant in the technological world. We have therefore availed these trends to you, just a click away.

Have a splendid weekend, see you in December.


Tech Snippets

Space Launch

SpaceX and NASA successfully launch four astronauts to space for first operational Dragon crew mission. SpaceX has become the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station. J.K.


GitHub

Youtube DL is back on Git Hub!  Github initially complied with a DMCA take-down order which they later found out was illegitimate. After the major backlash, they reversed their position and are promising a fund to defend other developers in the future. B.A


Folding iPhones

Apple has reportedly started sending foldable iPhones to its assembly partner Foxconn for testing purposes with a possible release in September 2022. Check out what it entails.


WhatsApp Clogging Fix

By far the biggest data-hogging element of WhatsApp is the photos, videos, and gifs that can quickly clog up your phone’s storage. An updated version of WhatsApp now gives you more control over what media is stored on your phone. New ways to free up some space WhatsApp uses on phone. C.O


Amazon Pharmacy 

Using a secure pharmacy profile, customers can add their insurance information, manage prescriptions and choose payment options all through Amazon’s  service. O.W


AI in Movies

Researchers, armed with artificial intelligence tools, can rate a movie’s content in a matter of seconds, based on the movie script and before a single scene is shot.


Hackable Passwords

Wondering if your password is so weak and vulnerable for attack? Find out most hackable passwords here, yours could be on the list too. A.J


Snapchat Update

Snapchat launches Spotlight, a TikTok competitor. It says it will give away $1 million total to the creators of the top-performing videos on Spotlight each day for the remainder of 2020, and potentially beyond. J.K.


Twitter Warning

Twitter is expanding its warnings for when you try to retweet a tweet labelled as being misleading. It may continue slowing down the spread of misinformation. O.O


Twitter Bug

Did you know about twitter fleets feature? After rolling out a disappearing tweet feature called “Fleets” globally last week, Twitter is now working to fix a bug which makes these tweets visible. A.J


Twitter Verification

Twitter has announced that it’s planning to relaunch its verification system in 2021. Though not everyone will qualify for verification, Twitter says it’s working on other features that will help to better distinguish accounts on its platform. O.W


Instagram Businesses

Instagram businesses and creators may be getting a Messenger-like ‘FAQ’ feature. This new feature will allow people to start conversations with businesses or creators’ accounts by tapping on a commonly asked question within a chat. O.W


Robot to help Grandpa

“It means building technology that enables us to continue to live and to work and to relate to each other as if we were younger.” Toyota Launches prototype for robot that can help the elderly. O.A

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