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TikTok says Goodbye to Chinese Moderators – Top Trending Stories

Today’s top trending news touches on TikTok app, Xbox X series, Tesla, Google and Apple.    

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TikTOK to bid Adieu to Chinese Moderators

Popular short video app TikTok has decided to stop using China based moderators for monitoring oversees content. Henceforth the company will moderate the oversees content outside China. With the soaring popularity of TikTok app, Bytedance (parent company of TikTok) is apparently making visible efforts to rein down on security concerns owing to its Chinese connection. Many countries including US and India have repeatedly expressed security concerns over TikTok app, since China (despite being an economic powerhouse) does not share cordial relationship with many countries.

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Microsoft releases biggest information update on Xbox Series X

Image courtesy: Theverge.com

Last month Microsoft had shed quite a bit of light on Xbox Series X but on Monday the company came out with biggest public information on its next generation gaming console. As expected, the specs that were revealed through an online event (coronavirus impact) were top notch and pretty impressive. Apart from the promised 12 teraflops of processing power, Xbox Series X will also offer Variable Rate Shading (VRS) to allow for more immersive gaming experience. Enlisted below are few more important specs that were revealed today:

CPU: 8x cores@ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/SMT) custom Zen 2 CPU,

GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 custom RDNA 2 GPU

Die Size: 36045 mm

Process: 7nm Enhanced

Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus

Internal Storage: 1 TB Custom NVME SSD

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Tesla starts delivering Model Y vehicles to US Customers

Image source: CNBC. com

Unfazed by coronavirus pandemic, Tesla has begun delivering its first Model Y Crossover SUV to US customers well ahead of its schedule. The company made the announcement on its official twitter handle that also shows link to Model Y’s order page. First unveiled in March last year, Model Y is Tesla’s fifth all-electric car to go into production. Tesla’s delivery of Model Y well ahead of the schedule marks a rare achievement for the company, which in the past has been known for missing the delivery deadlines.

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Google to postpone the launch of coronavirus information website      

Google is going to slightly delay the launch of its informational coronavirus website, according to media reports. The website will now be reportedly launched later this week. This well-intended website has apparently become a thorny and contentious issue between President Donald Trump and Google. Apart from important information, the website may also reportedly provide link to allow screening and testing for COVD 19.

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Apple is reportedly planning 5.5 Inch entry-level iPhone

      

Apple is reportedly planning to unveil a new 5.5 inch entry level iPhone, according to report published in 9to5 Mac.  According to the report, this new iPhone may reuse the iPhone 8 plus designs with updated internals. Notably, Apple was already rumored to be soon launching 4.7 inch entry level iPhone model.

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