Tech giants form metaverse standards body, but without Apple
22 June 2022 | 4:47 pm
Meta, Microsoft and other tech giants racing to build the emerging metaverse concept have formed a group to foster the development of industry standards that would make the companies' nascent digital worlds compatible with each other.
22 Aug 2021
The iPhone and iPad manufacturer said its plan to check the photos of US users for evidence of child abuse had been widely "misunderstood". CEO Tim Cook is yet to publicly comment on the privacy row.
4 Sep 2021
The American press breaks down the "sinister brilliance" of an anti-abortion law that's gone into effect in Texas. We also look at coverage of record flooding in New York and how the intensity of storms is increasingly hard to predict because of climate change. Finally, we discover the papers' take on the latest in brain science: how our thoughts could soon be read by machines and how dogs may be smarter than we thought.
12 Sep 2021
The feature had been intended to scan for images of child sexual abuse. But it quickly drew concern over potential misuse as a "backdoor" for hacking and surveillance.
13 Sep 2021
A US federal court has ordered Apple to accommodate developers when it comes to payments for apps and services. The ruling came in the legal tussle between Apple and Epic Games.
14 Sep 2021
Apple has urged users to update the software on their iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and Macs to plug a security weakness that allowed for spyware infections. The vulnerability was discovered by researchers at the University of Toronto, who said it was the first "zero click" attack, where users don't have to click on a link or a file to be affected. Also today, we look at the French central bank's latest forecast, in which it warns a labour shortage could derail the economic recovery.
18 Oct 2021
Facebook has announced that it will expand in the European Union to build a new computing platform. It comes as the tech giant contends with concerns over its practices.
24 Oct 2021
Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn unveils three electric vehicles, boosting its bid to be a major player in the rapidly expanding EV market as it seeks companies to partner with.
23 Oct 2021
Facebook has announced major investments in "the metaverse," a virtual reality that could one day coexist alongside the physical world. DW breaks down what it is — and how you might already be in it.
29 Oct 2021
Facebook has changed its name to "Meta" in a shift away from social media and towards developing "the metaverse," a digital world that could be the next generation of the internet. Here's what they have planned.
17 Nov 2021
Facebook became Meta Platforms on October 28 and subsequently announced its grand plans for bringing the virtual and physical worlds together in the metaverse. Since then, tech and entertainment giants have been jumping on the bandwagon and staking their own claims as builders of a new reality. But what exactly is the metaverse and what are the risks associated with it? Peter O'Brien takes a closer look in this week's Tech 24, the first in a new live format.
23 Nov 2021
Italy's antitrust authority has fined U.S. tech giants Amazon and Apple a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for alleged anti-competitive cooperation in the sale of Apple and Beats products.
4 Jan 2022
Apple on Monday became the first company to hit a $3 trillion (roughly Rs. 2,23,75,950 crore) stock market value, before ending the day a hair below that milestone, as investors bet the iPhone maker will keep launching best-selling products as it explores new markets such as automated cars and virtual reality.
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US Defense Secretary Austin has said Germany would continue to exercise leadership, despite Berlin not yet approving its Leopard 2 tanks for delivery to Ukraine.
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Kurds living in Sweden are concerned over an agreement reached between the Swedish and Finnish governments and Turkey, which has threatened to block the two countries from joining NATO over their alleged harboring of Kurdish militants.