Tech This Week: Elon Musk is Now “Technoking of Tesla”, New App Helps You Escape Zoom Meetings

Published March 17th, 2021 - 07:30 GMT
Tech This Week: Elon Musk is Now “Technoking of Tesla”, New App Helps You Escape Zoom Meetings
The tech-savvy changed his title in the latest SEC filing to “ Technoking of Tesla” while switching Tesla’s CFO to “Master of Coins” a Game-of-Thrones-inspired title 😏 (Rami Khouri/Albawaba)
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Here is a brief recap of all the latest tech headlines.

I bet a lot of you are wondering will Elon Musk, First of his name, make us call him ‘Your Majesty’ 🤔. The tech-savvy changed his title in the latest SEC filing to “Technoking of Tesla” while switching Tesla’s CFO to “Master of Coins” a Game-of-Thrones-inspired title 😏. 

Unlike Jon Snow, "you know everything Elon" 😅!

Anyway, from new video games and gadgets releases to smartphone trends and apps updates, check out this week's quick roundup of the biggest and most important tech stories:

Facebook to Raise Awareness on COVID Vax

Facebook took on the mission of raising awareness about COVID vaccines by bringing all COVID-19 Information Center to your own Instagram newsfeed as well as labeling all rumors posts in a bid to limit all misinformation on its platforms. 

Instagram_Facebook

Source: TechCrunch 

Also, Facebook rolled out a tool that can help US-based users find out when and where they can get vaccinated. 

Today we're launching a global campaign to help bring 50 million people a step closer to getting Covid-19 vaccines. We'...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, March 15, 2021

Also, Facebook announced that it is exploring a way to let creators monetize their stories including ads in short video clips through fans support. 

Facebook

Source: Facebook

In a statement Facebook said: "We’re especially focused on short-form video monetization. In the coming weeks, we’ll begin testing the ability for content creators to monetize their Facebook Stories with ads that look like stickers and receive a portion of the resulting revenue. While the initial test is small, we hope to soon expand to more content creators. And then broaden it to short-form videos on Facebook, eventually providing a way for content creators to monetize this popular content."

Instagram to Stop Adults DMs to teens who don’t follow them

In a blog post, Facebook’s Instagram announced a new feature released for protecting young people using the platform from being harassed by adults by limiting interactions via DMs.

“Instagram is investing in innovative technologies that can and will create a safer online environment for younger users. By using machine learning to flag potentially inappropriate interactions, improving teen privacy features and DM-ing younger users with realtime safety info, Instagram is equipping young people with tools to be the architects of their own online experience.”

Instagram

Source: Instagram

In Addition, Instagram is teaming up with The Child Mind Institute and ConnectSafely to publish a new Parents Guide.

New App Allows you to Sabotage your Boring Meetings

Zoom Escaper, a free tool that helps users run away from any boring unproductive Zoom meeting by “self-sabotaging your audio making your presence unbearable to others’’, according to the app description.

Zoom

Source: Zoom Escaper

Here’s the tutorial:

Quick Newsbites

  • Google in court in a $5 billion lawsuit over Incognito mode tracking
  • Oman Blocks Clubhouse for not having a “licence” 
  • Microsoft fixes controller disconnect issues with new update
  • Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 update that fixes computers crash when using it to print documents 
  • Fortnite’s new season 6 adds animals, crafting, Lara Croft, and Neymar to its characters
     

     

Upcoming Video Games, Updates

  • Fortnite to feature Batman’s next comic series in a crossover [PS5, Xbox Series X, PC] - April 20th
  • Final Fantasy XIV [PS5]  - April 13, 2021
  • Resident Evil 8: Village [PS5, Xbox Series X, PC] on May 7, 2021

 Events to Keep An Eye On:

May 11-12: IBM Think 2021 [Virtual]


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