Google has today rolled out the final beta update of its Android 11 operating system. In a blog post, Dave Burke, VP of engineering, Google said, “As we put the finishing touches on the new platform, today we’re bringing you Beta 3, our last update in this year’s preview cycle. For developers, now is the time to make sure your apps are ready, before we bring the official release to consumers.” While the date of the official release of the Android 11 has not been announced yet, it is expected to be soon. In the preview timeline, Google is confirmed to release the final version of Android 11 to Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and ecosystem in the third quarter of 2020. As per the blog post, this update includes a release candidate build of Android 11 for Pixel devices and the Android Emulator. “As we bring Android 11 to final form, we’re also taking this opportunity to update Android with the Exposure Notifications System in mind. Starting in … [Read more...] about Google releases the final beta of Android 11 operating system
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NEW DELHI: Tech startup Airific Systems has launched UVHeal SafeAir, a UV-based HVAC Air Disinfectant’ for central air conditioning systems. The company claims that UVHeal SafeAir helps in controlling the spread of airborne viruses such as COVID-19. UVHeal SafeAir uses the proven UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) technology to disinfect the circulated air by destroying the DNA or RNA of the dangerous viruses and bacteria. The company claims that the device is suitable to be used in all the public places equipped with central air conditioning systems like airports, hospitals, theatres, hotels, offices, schools, colleges, restaurants, and even industrial areas. The company also claims that the device is made-in-India and is capable of killing 90 to 99% viruses, bacteria, and fungi within seconds. Along with the killing of viruses, the device also helps in improving indoor air quality. It is also energy efficient and it comes integrated with a mobile app that helps in the … [Read more...] about Airific Systems launches UV-based air disinfectant for air conditioning systems
"Fortnite" users will no longer be able to use Apple Inc's sign-in system to log in to the game as early as Friday, the video game maker said. Apple and Epic Games have been in a legal battle since August, when the maker of the popular video game launched its own in-app payment system. Apple's App Store requires developers to use Apple's payment system and pay a 30% commission. The iPhone maker on Thursday filed counter claims against Epic, asking for lost App Store fees and other damages, and seeking an order to stop the game maker from operating its own in-app payment system. … [Read more...] about Fortnite says gamers can no longer use Apple sign-in system
IBM Corp said on Friday the U.S. Commerce Department should adopt new controls to limit the export of facial recognition systems to repressive regimes that can be used to commit human rights violations. The company said in a statement the United States should institute new export limits on "the type of facial recognition system most likely to be used in mass surveillance systems, racial profiling or other human rights violations." In July, the Commerce Department had sought public comments on whether to adopt new export license requirements for facial recognition software and other biometric systems used in surveillance. Comments are due by Sept. 15. Christopher Padilla, IBM's vice president for government and regulatory affairs, told Reuters the U.S. government should focus on "one to many" systems that could be used to pick dissidents out of a crowd or for mass surveillance, rather than "facial identification" systems that allow a user to unlock an iPhone or board an airplane. … [Read more...] about US should adopt new export controls on facial recognition systems: IBM
The more public transportation systems rely on government subsidies, the likelier these projects are to stall, Powell said. In Japan, where there are plans to extend existing Maglev train service eventually to carry passengers between Tokyo and Osaka — two cities located about 310 miles (500 km) apart — in one hour, officials are grappling with whether passenger-only trains can generate enough revenue to recoup the cost to build and maintain the project. … [Read more...] about Can Elon Musk’s Superfast ‘Hyperloop’ Transit System Really Be Built?