Tech wrap: Google-Parler app issue, Twitter bans Trump, PS5 India sale and more

We also Google suspending Parler app from the Play Store among other news. So, here’s the top news from last 24 hours.

| Updated on: Jan 10 2021, 00:01 IST
Tech wrap.
Tech wrap. (Pixabay)
Tech wrap.
Tech wrap. (Pixabay)

One of the most interesting days in the world of tech. We witnessed Twitter permanently banning the account of Donald Trump, while Sony showcased its new speaker that looks like a giant electric razor. We also Google suspending Parler app from the Play Store among other news. So, here's the top news from last 24 hours.

Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account, cites 'incitement of violence' risk

Twitter Inc said on Friday that it has permanently suspended U.S. President Donald Trump's account due to the risk of further incitement of violence following the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. The account had 88 million followers.

Moto G Stylus (2021), Moto G Power (2021), Moto G Play (2021), and Motorola One 5G Ace launched

Motorola has launched four new smartphones in the US. The lineup includes the Moto G Stylus (2021), Moto G Power (2021), Moto G Play (2021), and Motorola One 5G Ace. The new Motorola smartphones will go on sale in the US soon but there's no word on its global availability yet. Motorola One 5G Ace is the costliest one in the lineup.

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 9T, Redmi 9T globally

Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note 9T and Redmi 9T globally. Both the new Redmi smartphones are actually rebranded versions of the existing Redmi Note 9 series in China. Redmi Note 9T starts at 229 euros ( 20,500 approx) for the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Redmi Note 9T with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at 269 euros ( 24,100 approx). Redmi 9T comes in three storage options, and at a starting price of 159 euros (Rs 14,300 approx).

Among Us was the most downloaded mobile game in 2020

Innersloth's Among Us achieved a new milestone as the most downloaded mobile game in 2020. Among Us has managed to beat popular titles such as PUBG Mobile, Roblox and Call of Duty: Mobile. Among Us garnered 264 million downloads globally, according to data from Apptopia.

Google suspends Parler social networking app from Play Store; Apple gives 24-hour warning

Alphabet Inc's Google on Friday suspended the Parler social networking service from its app store, citing posts inciting violence and demanding “robust” content moderation from the app favored by many supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Intel talks with TSMC, Samsung to outsource some chip production

Intel Corp. has talked with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Samsung Electronics Co. about the Asian companies making some of its best chips, but the Silicon Valley pioneer is still holding out hope for last-minute improvements in its own production capabilities.

Sony's new 360 Reality Audio speaker looks like a giant electric razor, here are the details

Japanese tech firm Sony recently announced that it is launching two new speakers compatible with 360 Reality Audio. During the announcement, Sony said that it plans to release these speakers named SRS-RA5000 and SRS-RA3000 sometime in ‘Spring' this year. Now, Sony's UK website has unveiled the looks of the two new speakers by uploading their product pages and details. The more powerful SRS-RA5000 looks like a big electric razor.

Google Meet makes it easier to start a new meeting

Google Meet has received a small but helpful update. The new update makes it easier for users to start and join a Google Meet call. There are new options to choose from when using Google Meet.

Amazon India clears the air on Sony PS5 pre-order for Prime members

In a statement, Amazon India confirms that this is not the case. It has also revealed that it will not be bundling PS5 games and accessories for sale, along with the console as some of the offline retailers are claiming to do. 

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First Published Date: 10 Jan, 00:01 IST