Sun, Nov 29, 2020

  • Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh dies at 46
    Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos, died at the age of 46, sending shock waves in the middle of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
    Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh dies at 46
    Hsieh passed away on Friday surrounded by his family, said Megan Fazio, a spokesperson for Las Vegas-based enterprise DTP Companies, which Hsieh had founded.Citing a spokesperson for Hsieh, TechCrunch on Saturday reported that the cause of his death was that he had sustained injuries in a house fire.However, the report added that the actual cause of Hsieh's death was still under investigation.Widely regarded as a visionary, Hsieh invested $500,000 in Zappos in 1999 which was considered as a bad idea by many.Hsieh's leadership is credited for the company's turnaround and Amazon had bought it in 2009 at a valuation of nearly $1.2 billion.He continued to lead Zappos until stepping down as CEO of the company earlier this year.His role as a visionary came more into focus due to his role in DTP Companies which ran the Downtown Project, an...
  • Apple patents new MacBook Touch Bar with Force Touch technology Apple patents new MacBook Touch Bar with Force Touch technology

    Apple is reportedly planning to add Force Touch sensors to the OLED Touch Bar on a future MacBook Pro.

  • Instagram allows advertisers to create posts from user accounts Instagram allows advertisers to create posts from user accounts

    Facebook-owned Instagram is now allowing advertisers to create sponsored ads from user accounts and the feature is part of its update to branded content ads.

  • Huawei to use liquid lens in its flagship phones: Report Huawei to use liquid lens in its flagship phones: Report

    Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is reportedly in the final stage of testing the liquid lens for flagship phones which is supposed to largely improve image stabilization and focus times.

  • YouTube for Android TV app now supports 8K video playback YouTube for Android TV app now supports 8K video playback

    The changelog states that the update brings 8K streaming support to a limited number of devices, but it doesn't specify exactly which models are supported right now.

  • Indian, Russian satellites barely miss collision in space Indian, Russian satellites barely miss collision in space

    India's 700 kg cartography satellite Cartosat-2F and Russia's 450 kg Kanopus-V satellite had a near miss in the outer space on Friday morning, said Roscosmos, Russia's state space corporation.

  • Tesla recalls 870 electric vehicles in China Tesla recalls 870 electric vehicles in China

    Electric car maker Tesla has launched a recall of 870 vehicles in China, citing defective parts that could increase the risk of accidents, China's top quality watchdog said on Friday.

  • Surge in cyber attacks on Indian vax makers in Oct-Nov: Report Surge in cyber attacks on Indian vax makers in Oct-Nov: Report

    The research showed that Internet-facing systems having Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) enabled, old windows server platform were the most attacked ones.

  • Facebook Libra's first digital coin arriving in January: Report Facebook Libra's first digital coin arriving in January: Report

    The Libra Association would launch other currencies and a digital composite of all of its coins at a later date.

  • 2021 Apple iPad Pro to come with 5G mmWave support: Report 2021 Apple iPad Pro to come with 5G mmWave support: Report

    According to DigiTimes, Apple's success in developing its own in-house mmWave (antenna in package) modules for next year's iPhone lineup has increased the likelihood that next-generation models in...