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Project Silica: Microsoft Researchers Archived Superman Movie on a Glass 
Nov06

Project Silica: Microsoft Researchers Archived Superman Movie on a Glass 

Microsoft researchers produced a piece of glass that contains the 1978 Superman film. The successful archiving is the result of years of research. It utilized ultra-fast laser optics and AI.  Project Silica  The researchers utilized a laser to encode data in glass by creating 3D nanoscale gratings. The glass is made of hard silica that can endure hot water. It can also withstand being baked in an oven or microwaved, scoured or...

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Google Play Rewards Program is Now in the US 
Nov05

Google Play Rewards Program is Now in the US 

Google announced that it is going to bring its rewards program for Google Play in the US. The best thing about this program is that you can obtain points even if you download the free stuff or app. How great is that?  Google Play Points  The rewards program is called Google Play Points. It lets you earn points while on the Google Play marketplace. Each time you download a new app, subscribe to a new service or buy movies, you can earn...

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Twitter Will Ban All Political Ads Globally 
Oct31

Twitter Will Ban All Political Ads Globally 

On Wednesday, Jack Dorsey announced that Twitter will no longer accept political ads. The platform will also reject ads about hot political issues, like immigration and abortion.  The decision of the company is a huge move amidst growing issues that politicians are taking advantage of the social media reach in deceiving voters ahead of the 2020 election.  In a tweet, Jack Dorsey said:  “We’ve made the decision to stop all political...

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Google Bans Payday Loan Apps from Its Play Store 
Oct14

Google Bans Payday Loan Apps from Its Play Store 

For a while now, Google has been fighting against predatory loans. Now, it is taking its fight to a new level.  The Wall Street Journal reported that Google banned deceptive personal loans from its Play Store. It is especially true for loans with a yearly percentage rate of 36 percent or higher.  The banning of these apps is part of the expanded financial policy of Google. Its implementation that started in August was designed to...

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Google May Acquire Firework to Challenge TikTok
Oct07

Google May Acquire Firework to Challenge TikTok

  Google is reportedly considering buying Firework. It is a video-based social media app. How it works is similar to TikTok, a Chinese app.  Weibo is also reported to be interested in acquiring it. What is Firework  It is a video sharing app. It is similar to TikTok but it is newer in the scene. The app accumulated $100 million in a fundraising campaign earlier in the year.  TikTok, on the other hand, is valued at more than $75...

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