Tech Digest every day roundup: Completely happy thirtieth Birthday to the textual content message


The textual content message is celebrating its thirtieth birthday – the primary was despatched to a cell phone by a Vodafone engineer in Berkshire within the UK on 3 December 1992. It was despatched with the intention to check out the tech, and skim “Merry Christmas”. Neil Papworth despatched it to one of many agency’s bosses, Richard Jarvis, who was at a Christmas occasion. He didn’t get a reply. Mr Jarvis’s telephone, a new-to-the-market Orbitel 901, weighed 2.1kg – roughly the identical as 12 normal iPhone 14s. At its peak, telephone customers exchanged billions of SMS – or Brief Message Service – messages yearly, and in 2010 the phrase “texting” entered the dictionary. BBC 

The usage of hateful language on Twitter has elevated considerably since Elon Musk took over, based on new analysis. Mr Musk accomplished his $44bn acquisition of the social networking platform in late October, promptly shedding roughly half of the corporate’s 8,000 employees. Though the top of belief and security, Yoel Roth, stated on the time that frontline moderation workers had skilled “the least impression”, final week – having resigned – he stated Twitter was not safer underneath Mr Musk. Sky Information 

A hands-on video has revealed an odd new Huawei product that makes use of a smartwatch as a charging case for earbuds, aptly named the Huawei Watch Buds. As uncommon because it appears, it may truly show fairly useful. On the very least it’s one much less factor to recollect to cost, and it’ll additionally avoid wasting invaluable pocket area. At first, we assumed this may be some form of attention-grabbing tech demo, wowing individuals at a present like CES, however destined to by no means hit the retail cabinets. Nonetheless, Huawei has acknowledged the existence of its Watch Buds for the reason that video went up. The model posted a teaser video on its Weibo account that reveals a glimpse of the watch earlier than promising a reveal on December 2 2022. Pocket Lint 

French President Emmanuel Macron met with Elon Musk for what he referred to as a “clear and trustworthy dialogue” amid mounting issues over an increase in hate speech on Twitter. Whereas visiting the US on Friday, the French chief posted a photograph on Twitter of his encounter with the billionaire, exhibiting the 2 males sitting throughout from one another at a desk in an empty room. Along with discussing “future inexperienced industrial initiatives”, Mr Macron stated the pair talked concerning the social media platform’s “clear consumer insurance policies, important reinforcement of content material moderation and safety of freedom of speech”. Yahoo!


Streaming large Roku is including one other TV with built-in Roku OS to its roster within the UK – this time with electronics producer RCA.The TV fashions, which can be found in 32”, 40” and 55” display sizes might be notably inexpensive, ranging from £129.99 for the 32″ HD-only mannequin. The smaller sizes, nonetheless, will solely assist HD (720p) and Full HD (1080p) resolutions, with solely the 55″ accessible in UHD (4K). The brand new RCA Roku TVs be part of the likes of Hisense, TCL and METZ, which have additionally launched Roku TVs within the UK. Cordbusters

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