PM Modi inaugurated the country's biggest drone festival, on May 27, and said that India has the potential to become a global drone hub. PM Modi highlighted the importance of making technology available to the masses. According to union aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, there are over 270 drone startups in India and the drone industry will reach Rs 15,000 crore turnover by the year 2026.
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Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced to step down from the Twitter Board of Directors. The announcement came on May 25, after the annual shareholder meeting. With Dorsey's exit from the Board of Directors, he is no more a part of the microblogging-site, which is now owned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Notably, the talk of Jack's exit was in place since he stepped down as Twitter CEO in 2021.
According to NASA, the Kavachi volcano in the Solomon Islands, one of the most active undersea volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean, is emitting more plumes. After a 2015 expedition revealed two kinds of sharks living within the active crater, the underwater volcano was called "Sharkcano." NASA disclosed satellite photographs of the erupting underwater volcano. The sharks are unaffected by the eruption since they are adapted to live in harsh… read-more
SpiceJet airlines fell victim to a ransomware attack, due to which, passengers were stranded at various airports and morning flight departures were impacted, on May 25. Soon after, the airlines started to recieve numerous queries about the delay, after which, SpiceJet tweeted, "Our IT team has contained and rectified the situation and flights are operating normally now." One passenger said, "Extremely poor customer service by SpiceJet. Staff… read-more
To show its support for LGBTQ community and to commemorate Prime Month in June, Apple has released two Pride Edition bands and watch faces. This year it features a color gradient with the word "pride" woven into the band. Apple Pride Edition Sport Loop and Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop are available for $49 on the online store and will be available at Apple Store locations starting May 26.
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With a new logo, fonts, colors, and other aspects, Instagram has unveiled a new visual design for its brand. A new strategy for structure and style for the mobile application and web browser experience will be part of the visual makeover. Instagram Sans is a new custom typeface developed. Instagram's distinctive polaroid rainbow has become a rainbow of colors that changes dynamically in accordance with content and engagement.
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Following the formal announcement of the Vivo Y75 5G, Vivo also revealed the 4G model of the Android smartphone. The new Y75 features a 44-inch 1080x2400 AMOLED screen with a 60 Hz refresh rate, the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC at the helm. It has in-display fingerprint sensor and a hybrid dual-SIM slot. It is available for Rs 20,999 on Vivo India's online store in Moonlight Shadow and Dancing Waves colorways.
Match Group Inc announced Google will temporarily enable the company to give consumers a variety of payment systems. Match filed a lawsuit against Google in May, calling it a "last resort" to keep Tinder and its other applications on the Google Play store. By June 1, Google said it will stop allowing people to download certain of Match's applications if they exclusively used Google's payment system and shared revenue.
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Apple is planning to release a new HomePod smart speaker in late 2022 or early 2023. According to supply chain expert Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to deliver the next HomePod model in the fourth quarter of this year or the first quarter of next year. This will most likely be a larger model than the HomePod mini, but one with features that will help lower the price from $300.
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Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Union Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics, and Information Technology, placed the first 5G call on a trial network put up at IIT Madras using domestically produced technology on May 19. The complete end-to-end network, as per the minister, was conceived and constructed in India. He claimed it was an attempt to demonstrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to a self-sufficient India.
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