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Tech Wrap: Reliance Digital, PS5, Google widgets, Netflix, Samsung and more

We also have news related to Facebook Messenger bug, Samsung-IIT innovation lab, Google widgets on iOS 14 and more.

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A lot happened in the world of tech today. While Reliance Digital was found exposing personal details of potential PS5 console buyers, Microsoft announced free calling for up to 300 people for free. We also have news related to Facebook Messenger bug, Samsung-IIT innovation lab, Google widgets on iOS 14 and more.

Reliance Digital exposes personal details of potential PS5 buyers including names, emails and phone numbers

Sony is yet to unveil the PS5 release date in India and is keeping several Indian gamers waiting. But while there’s no indication as to when this info will be out, Reliance Digital took a pre-registration survey of those who are interested buying the console and ended up exposing all their names, email addresses and phone numbers on the web.

Microsoft makes Teams calling free for up to 300 users

Microsoft is trying to make itself more competitive with Zoom by introducing a new feature in its Teams platform. And this one can be called as one of the company’s biggest push in recent times. So, what’s the feature? All-day video calling option, which is also free of cost. This comes as a part of Teams’ friends and family features for the desktop client and the web client.

Facebook just fixed a bug that lets hackers snoop into your Messenger calls

The last thing anyone wants at today’s digital age is to let anyone snoop into your calls and listen what you are talking about. But it looks like Facebook Messenger already let hackers do that until recently when it patched the particular bug. 

Samsung teams up with IIT-Jodhpur to set up AR-VR Innovation Lab

Samsung India has inaugurated the Samsung AR-VR Innovation Lab at IIT-Jodhpur which is a part of the Samsung Digital Academy initiative. The new lab will train students on new technologies such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) etc.

Netflix will be free for two days in India, here's how you can get it

Netflix is going to give people in India an entire weekend of free streaming on its platform. Netflix will host StreamFest on December 5 and 6 where anyone can log in to Netflix and watch movies, TV shows, documentaries and more.

Google launches Gmail, Drive and Fit widgets for iOS 14

iPhone users on the latest iOS 14 update can now use widgets for Gmail, Google Drive and Google Fit. The new Gmail widget lets you search for mails, start a new message and also go through unread messages.

Google completes global rollout of RCS, end-to-end encryption coming next year

Google said it has completed the global rollout of Rich Communication Services (RCS) for its Messages app. Google has been working with carriers in different countries to enable RCS in the Messages app. It first rolled out RCS in the UK and France, and later expanded it to the US.

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