Here is top trending stories from the world of technology. News that every tech enthusiast should keep a tab on.
Netflix starts testing game streaming on select devices
Streaming giant Netflix has started testing game-streaming on select devices inculding smart TVs and desktop browsers. The test is currently limited to a small number of members in Canada and the UK. The two games that are currently available in the test are Oxenfree and Molehew’s Mining Adventure. To play these games, you need compatible devices like Amazon Fire TV, the early stages of its game streaming service, but it has big plans for the future. it plans to release 40 new games this year, and it has another 70 in development.
Amazon to use generative AI to summarize product reviews
Amazon is all set to use generative AI for efficiently summarizing the product reviews. Currently, it will use this new feature only on select customers in the United States before launching globally. The generative AI feature leverages the power of machine learning to summarize the key points of customer reviews. This helps customers to quickly get a sense of what other people have said about a product, without having to read through scores of individual reviews. This may not only help in saving time and improving accuracy but also remove fake reviews.
Telegram stories is now available to all users
Telegram stories is now no longer restricted to paid subscribers. Starting from 14th August, this feature will now be available to all free users. Telegram stories is very much similar to Facebook and Instagram stories, allowing users to share photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. They can be used to share updates with friends, family, or the public. One of the unique features that sets Telegram stories apart from other platforms is the fact that users enjoy the option of editing the stories even after posting them. Other platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat don’t offer the feature to edit the stories once it is live.
Tesla assures Chinese drivers about data security
Elon Musk’s company Telsa has assured its Chinese customers about data security amid media reports that it is collaborating with Chinese government to spy on them. In a Weibo post, Tesla stated that data generated from Sentry Mode is “only stored offline on the USB device inside the car,” and neither the owner nor Tesla” can remotely view the vehicle’s surroundings online. The company also assured that it has set up a dedicated data center in China to store the data of its Chinese customers. The EV manufacturer has completely denied the allegation that it is working with Chinese government to develop a spying system.
Amazon’s hardware boss all set to retire
Dave Limp, Amazon’s SVP of devices and services, plans to retire in the coming months. Limp has been with Amazon for more than a decade and has played a key role in the development of the company’s Echo smart speakers and Alexa voice assistant. Limp’s retirement comes at a time when Amazon is facing increasing competition in the smart home market. Google and Apple have both released their own smart speakers and other companies are also entering the market. Amazon has not yet announced who will replace Limp.