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YouTube uses machine learning to create real-time green screen feature

Software Engineers Valentin Bazarevsky and Andrei Tkachenka from the Google Research team have just posted on the blog that they launched a feature to the YouTube app that allows for real-time, on-device mobile video segmentation into YouTube stories (which YouTube calls “reels”). Commonly known as the “green screen” effect, video segmentation allows you to separate the foreground…

Amazon Music app comes to the Microsoft Store

First spotted by The WinDuck, the official Amazon Music app is now on the Microsoft Store. Like Spotify and WhatsApp, this Amazon Music desktop app is built with Microsoft’s Desktop App Bridge tool, and isn’t a true UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app. Still, if you’ve an Amazon Prime subscription, you can start streaming over 2 million songs through this…

Cortana now works with IFTTT

Do you use Cortana for your smart home? Well, Microsoft has announced that its digital assistant now natively supports smart home devices from Ecobee, Honeywell Lyric, Honeywell Total Connect Comfort, LIFX, TP-Link Kasa, and Geeni. This is in addition to the Samsung SmartThings, Nest, Philips Hue, Wink, and Insteon support the Windows 10 maker announced last…

Nokia’s digital health business is in trouble

After spending US$191 million to acquire French company Withings just two years ago to enter the digital health market, the Finnish company may be about to throw in the towel. Just last week, Nokia issued a press release announcing that it has started to review “strategic options” for its Digital Health business. While the short release didn’t say exactly…

TNB new myTNB portal and mobile apps

Tenaga Nation Berhad (TNB) just launch their all new mobile apps myTNB Apps(New) apps as well as new web site call myTNB for you to monitor closely you electricity bill as well as apply for any new application, get to know when and where the supply interruption will happen and so on. The main focus…

SpherePay receives USD 10 million in funding

SpherePay, the Singapore-based mobile payments app, has raised USD 10 million in funding from unnamed investors. The company said that the names of the investors were not revealed owing to “on-going developments”. According to SpherePay, the latest fundraising along with its collaboration with bike sharing operator oBike will position it as the top three payment…

Payoneer, Waze form new partnership to power local payments for Waze Carpool

Payoneer, a cross-border payments company, has announced that Waze uses its services to power local payments for Waze Carpool. Waze Carpool connects riders and drivers with similar routes to commute together and reduce cars on the road. Unlike transport-for-hire services, Waze Carpool drivers are everyday Wazers and do not earn a salary. Instead, commuters use the new Waze…

Grab and Samsung partner for digital inclusion in Southeast Asia

Grab and Samsung have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help drive digital inclusion in Southeast Asia. The two companies will work together on a wide range of initiatives to bring the benefits of technology, such as enhanced customer experiences and improved income opportunities, to millions of consumers and Grab driver-partners across Southeast Asia. Grab is best…

The latest Google Chrome update now supports HDR for Windows users

Google has released a new update to Chrome that addresses some major gripes with the browser. Chrome 64 now includes the ability to mute entire sites that auto-play videos, so you won’t be constantly dogged by an annoying video. This is particularly handy on sites that insist on having the video follow you with sound on as you…

Google may soon let you activate Assistant with a custom hotword

According to the folks over at 9to5Google, Google is preparing to let users use a custom hotword to summon Google Assistant. At the moment, you can use either “Hey Google” or “OK Google” to activate Assistant, but both don’t exactly roll off the tongue. Comparatively, Amazon gives users more options to wake Alexa, such as “Alexa”,…