WhatsApp users can now write status updates with colourful background

WhatsApp users can now write status updates with colourful background


(Web Desk) – WhatsApp is all set to roll out colourful status updates as in Facebook for its millions of users all around the world. It has adopted the feature from the tech giant to give its users a better experience by putting up story or status.
The aforementioned update will also allow WhatsApp users to add link in their status along with changing the background colour, font colour and font style. Reports claim that the upcoming feature will be same as in Facebook. It will change the current status option which only allowed users to put videos or photos as status previously.
The feature of status with coloured backgrounds was launched by Facebook with a little inspiration from Snapchat in December of 2016. It increased user engagement and forced WhatsApp to adopt it. Users of the instant messaging app can now add this colourful background status in their story which will stay for 24 hours. It is also available in Facebook Messenger and Instagram.
Social media giants have time and again adopted features from each other to accommodate the users’ interest. Although WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, it has to update itself day in and day out to remain in the fierce competition.

Elon Musk’s Neuralink gets $27 million to build brain computers

Elon Musk’s Neuralink gets $27 million to build brain computers


Neuralink, the startup co-founded by Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of technology that connects human brains with computers


San Francisco: Neuralink Corp., the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of technology that connects human brains with computers.
The San Francisco-based company has already gotten $27 million in funding, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Musk said via Twitter on Friday that Neuralink isn’t seeking outside investors. A spokesman didn’t respond to questions about the source of the funds.
Musk, 46, is the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and has several other pet projects, including a venture to bore tunnels for roads or tube-based transportation systems known as the hyperloop, and another project for the responsible development of artificial intelligence.
In June, Musk said Neuralink is a priority after much more demanding commitments to his automotive and rocket companies. “Boring Co. is maybe 2% of my time; Neuralink is 3% to 5% of my time; OpenAI is going to be a couple of percent; and then 90-plus percent is divided between SpaceX and Tesla,” said Musk at the electric-car maker’s annual shareholder meeting.
Few details are known about Neuralink. The company’s sparse website says it’s “developing ultra-high bandwith brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.” It’s also recruiting engineers and scientists to join the effort.
“No neuroscience experience is required: talent and drive matter far more,” the company says on the site. “We expect most of our team to come from other areas and industries.” Bloomberg

Podcasts and YouTube channels for cybersecurity updates

Podcasts and YouTube channels for cybersecurity updates



StaySafeOnline1 is the official YouTube channel of the National Cyber Security Alliance, a US-based non-profit that works to promote awareness on cybersecurity for users at home, work and in schools.

TWiT Netcast Network
For 12 years, TWiT.tv has been providing news, help and perspective on the latest trends in digital technology. Founded by US-based tech journalist Leo Laporte, the TWiT YouTube channel has over 20 shows on topics ranging from tech news and operating systems to security and privacy. Their DIY videos and demos are quite handy too.
StaySafeOnline1
StaySafeOnline1 is the official YouTube channel of the National Cyber Security Alliance, a US-based non-profit that works to promote awareness on cybersecurity for users at home, work and in schools. The channel features interactive, light-hearted videos on everything from how to keep your login data safe to data privacy and tips on sharing your information in cyberspace.
Tripwire’s Security Slice
US-based software company Tripwire’s blog, The State of Security, features the popular podcast Security Slice. Apart from news, trends and insights on information security topics, Security Slice has regular shows on basic topics such as ransomware, trolling, hacking, and broader fields like aviation, healthcare security and passwords.
Threatpost
An independent podcast and news service produced by Kaspersky Lab, Threatpost provides regular security news and analysis on timely events in the tech fraternity. It features a weekly “news wrap”, a recap of the top events in the digital world—apps, mobile security, privacy, Internet of Things, etc. Threatpost also features interviews, talks with researchers and tech pundits.
Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast
Hosted by cybersecurity strategist Rafal Los and application security professional James Jardine, the podcast is a mix of interesting interviews and news analysis on security issues for both enterprises and individuals. Apart from regular guest interviews on digital security topics, the podcast looks at different perspectives on cybercrime, machine learning and the Internet of Things, among other topics.

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