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Microsoft is letting more employees work from home permanently

Microsoft is allowing more of its employees to work from home permanently, the company announced Friday. While the vast majority of Microsoft employees are still working from home during the ongoing pandemic. Now employees who eish to work from home can permanently work from home.

Pakistan bans TikTok

Pakistan’s telecom regulator has banned TikTok, claiming the app failed to remove “immoral” and “indecent” content. The ban comes just over a month after the regulator, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, banned dating apps, including Tinder and Grindr

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro OxygenOS 11 Android 11 update starts rolling out

OnePlus just announced that it has started rolling out OxygenOS 11 stable update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones. The update is about 2.8GB in size. Since the OTA update will roll out in batches starting today. Oneplus 7 series is also going to receive this new update soon.

Chrome Changes How Its Cache System Works To Improve Privacy

Google has changed how a core component of the Chrome browser works in order to add additional privacy protections for its users. From a report: Known as the HTTP Cache or the Shared Cache, this Chrome component works by saving copies of resources loaded on a web page, such as images, CSS files, and JavaScript files. The idea is that when a user revisits the same site or visits another website where the same files are used, Chrome will load them from its internal cache, rather than waste time re-downloading each file all over again.

AMD In Advanced Talks To Buy Xilinx

According to The Wall Street Journal, AMD is in advanced talks to buy rival chip maker Xilinx Inc. for more than $30 billion. Slashdot reader Jerrry writes: “Looks like further consolidation in the chip industry is in order if this merger goes through…” CNBC reports: A deal, which could mark the latest big tie-up in the rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry, can come together as soon as next week, [The Wall Street Journal reported]. AMD has seen a higher usage of its products recently, driven in part by an overall surge in chip demand due to a global shift to work from home, and market-share gains from larger rival Intel.

London Installed AI Cameras To Monitor Social Distancing, Lockdown Restrictions

London Installed AI Cameras To Monitor Social Distancing, Lockdown Restrictions. The sensors were initially developed by Vivacity to track the flow of traffic, cyclists and pedestrians and monitor how roads are being used. But when the country went into lockdown in March, Vivacity added on an extra feature to the AI scanners so it could register the distance between pedestrians. This data is shared in a monthly report with the Government.

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