BULLI BAI : Misuse of Technology

“The strength of my country lies in the youth, mothers and sisters…I believe in your strength and hence I believe in the future of our country.”   This is from PM Narendra Modi’s first-ever address to the nation on the radio on 3rd October 2014. PM Modi takes pride in the country’s youth and has faith in their abilities. The youth, in PM’s words “want to stand on their own feet and live a life of pride and dignity”. He not only believes in skills and knowledge of these young minds but also trusts them “to have the strength to move the entire world”. 

In May 2019, Modi said, “Earlier we used to play with snakes, but now we play with ‘mouse’. Through IT, India’s youth has surprised the entire world.” This confidence from the Prime Minister has not only encouraged young minds but also given them the zeal to excel on global levels. Coming from such a nation where the IT sector is touching new skies every day, registering its name on global platforms, surprising the world with developing new-age technologies, applications and gadgets we still hear news of apps like “Bulli bai” and “Sulli Deals” being designed and operated in the country. 


Facebook is now Meta, says Mark Zuckerberg, changes company name

"Facebook is now Meta," Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said. He spoke about the social media giant's vision for the metaverse in a keynote livestream event.

"Metaverse will have richer ways to connect," Zuckerberg said during the live video link as he described the metaverse virtual concept as a way to "connect with people".

He informed how "gaming" will change in the metaverse with a more "immersive experience".

“The last few years have been humbling for me and our company in a lot of ways,” the Facebook chief conceded as he introduced “a social version of home” where users can “jump into apps” with other avatars.


#Apple: Steve Jobs Email Reveals Apple Planned A Smaller, Affordable iPhone Nano In Early 2010s

New Delhi: Apple iPhone is considered an expensive smartphone, with the iPhone SE series being the only affordable iPhone in the lineup as of now. However, an email sourced by The Verge from Apple founder Steve Jobs reveals that the company had plans to launch an iPhone “Nano" that was a miniature-sized version of the Apple iPhone at the time. The email from 2010 reveals that Steve Jobs and Apple design chief Jony Ive were cooking up an iPhone Nano in 2010. This was at a time when the iPhone itself had a small 3.5-inch display. In 2010, the Apple iPhone 4 was the latest iPhone that came with a small 2.5-inch display.


Instagram unveil new tools to combat offensive comments, abuse

Facebook-owned Instagram has announced to introduce a set of new features to help protect people from offensive comments and abuse on Instagram.

The new features will allow people to limit comments and DM requests during spikes of increased attention. Also, there will be stronger warnings when people try to post potentially offensive comments.

For example, ‘Hidden Words feature' allows people to filter abusive DM requests.

"We have a responsibility to make sure everyone feels safe when they come to Instagram. We don't allow hate speech or bullying on Instagram and we remove it whenever we find it," Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, said in a blogpost on Tuesday.


#AppleWatch: Helps Save 25-Yr-Old Running Coach's Life

New Delhi: In yet another incident, the Apple Watch has again been credited towards saving a man’s life. This time around, 25-year-old sales specialist and running coach Brandon Schneider from Long Island is the person who was able to get help on time, because he was wearing an Apple Watch. According to a report in Apple Insider, Schneider was in the emergency room and asked to use the bathroom, where he lost consciousness and fell to the ground. The Apple Watch’s fall detection feature recognised the fall and alerted the emergency services, as well as his father who was with Schneider at the time.