Tech Wrap: WhatsApp’s upcoming feature, Amazon’s big bet on space tech, and more
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Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and many more have become very popular as millions of users around the world are relying on video conferencing platforms. WhatsApp, which is the largest messaging platform in the world, offers video and audio calling, but its desktop version does not have these feature. It looks like WhatsApp is going to change this very soon as the company is reportedly testing support for video and audio calls on its desktop version.
The upcoming feature will be part of the WhatsApp Web. The new test was spotted by The Guardian’s Alex Hern, who shared a screenshot on Twitter. Both video and audio icons come with a beta tag. As of now, the feature is not available on the stable version.
WhatsApp is testing video and voice calls on its desktop app, I can confirm, through my incredible journalistic technique of "being put in the testing bucket" pic.twitter.com/vWh3zCvDMQ— alex hern (@alexhern) December 4, 2020
Amazon’s rocket engine that will take the first woman to the Moon
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company Blue Origin is set to take the first woman to the Moon. Bezos has now shared a video on Instagram that gives a brief glimpse at the rocket engine that could be used for the lunar flight. Shot at an ongoing test at NASA’s Space Flight Centre at Huntsville in Alabama, the video shows powerful flames coming out of the rocket engine.
Samsung Galaxy S21 leaks
According to new rumours, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S21 smartphones will reportedly not work with a bunch of Samsung smartwatches and fitness trackers. It includes Samsung Galaxy Gear, Galaxy Gear 2, Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, Galaxy Gear S, and Galaxy Gear Fit. Separately, Samsung Galaxy S21 has made an early appearance on the Geekbench benchmarking website, revealing 8GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, and Android 10 out-of-the-box.
Cybercriminals target healthcare space
Cybercriminals have continued to target the healthcare industry, especially those involved in research and development of Covid-19 vaccine and treatment. A new report gives a detailed analysis of the growing cyber attacks on hospitals and others. Can healthcare segment quickly adapt and thwart the stream of cyberattacks?
Redmi 9 Power
Xiaomi is rumoured to launch a new Redmi smartphone in India. Dubbed ‘Redmi 9 Power’, this phone is said to be the Redmi Note 9 4G. The phone will reportedly launch in India on December 15.