BGMI Available to Download via Google Play Store, Will Be Playable Starting May 29: Details

BGMI — or Battlegrounds Mobile India — is now available to download via the Google Play store in India. The game, which was banned by the government of India last year, can be preloaded on Android smartphones before it is re-launched in India next week. Developer Krafton has confirmed that the game will be playable in India … Read more

Consumers’ Right to Data Protection, Privacy and Safe Internet Can Never Be Compromised, MoS IT Says

The government will ensure that consumers always have their platforms accountable to them in the digital space, and the rights of Indian consumers to have safe Internet will not be allowed to be compromised or diluted, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Friday. The Minister of State for Electronics and IT — who is spearheading … Read more

Microsoft Challenges UK Regulator’s Decision to Block $69 Billion Takeover of Call of Duty Maker Activision

Microsoft is challenging Britain’s decision to block its $69 billion takeover of Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard on the grounds of “fundamental errors” in the assessment of Microsoft’s cloud gaming services. Britain’s anti-trust regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), vetoed the deal in April, saying it could hurt competition in the nascent cloud gaming … Read more

Google Must Pay Sonos $32.5 Million in Smart-Speaker Patent Case, US Jury Says

Alphabet’s Google must pay $32.5 million (roughly Rs. 268 crore) in damages for infringing one of smart-speaker maker Sonos’s patents in its wireless audio devices, a San Francisco federal jury decided on Friday. The case is part of a sprawling intellectual property dispute between the former collaborators that includes other lawsuits in the US, Canada, … Read more

Apple’s $50 Million ‘Butterfly’ Keyboard Class-Action Lawsuit Settlement Approved by US Court

A US judge on Thursday approved Apple’s $50 million (roughly Rs. 412 crore) class-action settlement resolving consumer claims over certain defective MacBook keyboards, in a ruling that spurned challenges to the deal. US District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California, federal court in his ruling called the settlement “fair, adequate and reasonable.” Eleven consumers … Read more

Meta Offers to Limit Use of Ad Data for Facebook Marketplace to Address Competition Concerns: UK Regulator

Britain’s competition watchdog on Friday said social media giant Meta had offered to limit its use of other businesses’ advertising data for its Facebook Marketplace service to address the regulator’s competition concerns. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was minded to accept the commitments, which include advertisers being able to opt out of … Read more

Tesla Under Germany’s Scanner After Report Says Firm Failed to Protect Data From Customers, Employees

German authorities have serious indications of possible data protection violations by Tesla, Handelsblatt newspaper reported on Thursday, citing the data protection office in the state where the carmaker has its European gigafactory. Handelsblatt’s report said the US electric car manufacturer has failed to adequately protect data from customers, employees, and business partners, citing 100 gigabytes … Read more

Acer Swift Edge 16 With AMD Ryzen 7040 Series Processors, Wi-Fi 7 Launched: Price, Specifications

Acer Swift Edge 16 was unveiled on Friday. The laptop comes with a thin-and-light body and is powered by AMD Ryzen 7040 series processors. Select models also come with AMD Ryzen AI for improved performance and other AI features. The company also announced a new Acer Predator Triton 16 model and the firm’s first eco-friendly … Read more