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Google Meet steps up its background blur game for those with eyewear and headgear

Some Google Meet users can now enjoy cloud-based background effect processing Google Meet has been a boon for businesses, families, and academics in the (post-)pandemic era. It gives us the freedom to take video calls from anywhere, on almost any device, and conceal the background with real-time blur and background replacement options. Google is now …

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Twitter whistleblower to meet with US Senate panel September 13

WASHINGTON: The US Senate Judiciary committee will hold a hearing on September 13 with Twitter’s former security chief Peiter “Mudge” Zatko to discuss allegations from his whistleblower complaint that the social media company misled regulators. Zatko, who accused Twitter of falsely claiming it had a solid security plan and making misleading statements about its defenses …

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wto: India pitches for special WTO meet to expand scope of Covid IP waiver

India has pitched for a special meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO), before the one scheduled in December, for extending the scope of the Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver to diagnostics and therapeutics. At a recent meeting of the General Council, New Delhi said it is not able to continue discussions …

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Meet the Air Conditioner You Can Use During a Blackout

EcoFlow has taken a pause from making portable power stations to introduce a portable air conditioner just in time for the hottest months of the year. Designed to run on AC power via an included adapter, with solar panels or the company’s own optional battery attachment, car charger or portable power stations, the EcoFlow Wave Portable …

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Despite better transmission, MCLR didn’t meet expectations: RBI paper

The marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) regime leads to better pass-through of changes in benchmark policy interest rates than the previous base rate regime, a working paper written by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) staff said. According to the paper, under the MCLR regime, an increase of 100 basis …

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