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InSight flexes its arm while its 'Mole' hits pause
Washington DC | July 8, 2020 9:11:58 AM IST
NASA's InSight lander has been using its robotic arm to help the heat probe known as the "mole" burrow into Mars. The mission is providing the first look at the Red Planet's deep interior to reveal details about the formation of Mars and, ultimately, all ... read..


Google Meet crosses 10 crore installs in less than 2 months
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Popular video meet app Google Meet for Android has surpassed over 10 crore downloads globally on Google Play Store. ... read..


Top Microsoft executive Peggy Johnson joins AR firm Magic Leap as CEO
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Microsoft, is joining struggling augmented reality (AR) start-up Magic Leap as its CEO, the company announced on Tuesday. ... read..


Video conferencing app 'VideoMeet' announces expansion
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
VideoMeet, a free video-conferencing platform, on Tuesday rolled out its expansion plan in Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat with an investment of around Rs 2 crore. ... read..


Chinese app TikTok to exit Hong Kong 'within days'
London | Wednesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Chinese short-video making app TikTok has said it will quit Hong Kong after China imposed a new national security law. ... read..


TikTok rival Mitron hits over 25mn downloads from Google Play
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Homegrown short-form video app Mitron on Tuesday said it has achieved over 25 million downloads from Google Play Store and more and more content creators are making a beeline to join the app. ... read..


Yotta Infra unveils gigantic data centre in Mumbai
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Hiranandani Group subsidiary Yotta Infrastructure on Tuesday unveiled a gigantic data centre building, Yotta NM1, in Mumbai as the company plans to spend about Rs 3,500 crores in next three years on data centre parks which will also come up in cities like ... read..


Musk hints at new Tesla Gigafactory in Asia but not in China
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has hinted at a possible new factory in Asia but that would not be in China this time. ... read..


Microsoft keen to acquire Warner Bros. gaming unit: Report
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Microsoft has expressed interest to acquire the gaming division of Warner Bros. to expand the game-making capabilities of its Xbox group, The Information reported. ... read..


Amazon shares top $3,000 for first time
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
E-commerce giant Amazon became worth more than $1.5 trillion after its shares breached the $3,000 mark for the first time on Monday, beating expectations of many analysts. ... read..


Poco M2 Pro with quad rear cameras, Snapdragon 720G SoC launched
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker Poco on Tuesday launched Poco M2 Pro with quad-camera setup and Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor at a starting price of Rs 13,999 for 4GB/64GB variant. ... read..


Edtech firm Unacademy acquires PrepLadder for Rs 112 crore (Ld)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:07 PM IST
Bengaluru-based edtech firm Unacademy on Tuesday announced to acquire PrepLadder, a leading post-graduate medical entrance exam preparation platform, for $50 million (approx Rs 112.3 crore). ... read..


Edtech firm Unacademy acquires PrepLadder for Rs 112 crore
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Bengaluru-based edtech firm Unacademy on Tuesday announced to acquire PrepLadder, a leading post-graduate medical entrance exam preparation platform, for $50 million (approx Rs 112.3 crore). ... read..


Ola joins PhonePe to boost its digital payments experience
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Ride-hailing major Ola on Monday announced its strategic partnership with PhonePe to enhance its digital payments experience for its customers. ... read..


Google Cloud partners Netmagic to create Center of Excellence
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Leading managed hosting and multi-Cloud hybrid IT solution provider Netmagic Solutions on Tuesday announced its partnership with Google Cloud to create a Centre of excellence (CoE) that will enable their customers to accelerate their hybrid Cloud journey. ... read..


Hot weather does not drive people to post angry tweets
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Hot weather may make people more aggressive but the rising mercury may not result in more angry tweets or hateful Facebook posts from the social media users, an interesting study has revealed. However, the first-of-its-kind research found that incidence o ... read..


Google Plus officially gone, rebranded as Currents
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Google has officially shut down its social networking platform Google Plus and it has rebranded the apps on both Google Play Store as well as Apple App Store to Google Currents. ... read..


Microsoft Xbox Series X games event to take place on July 23
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Microsoft has announced an Xbox Series X games online event for July 23 that would focus on games rather than hardware. ... read..


ONE Championship, Microsoft partner to reinvent digital fan experience
Singapore | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Largest global sports media property ONE Championship (ONE) and Microsoft has announced a strategic partnership to harness the Cloud, including Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, to transform digital fan experiences and enhance collaboration for employees ... read..


US panel to grill Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg, Pichai on July 27
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will grill the CEOs of US tech giants Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon during an antitrust hearing on July 27. ... read..


RedmiBook 16 with 10th Gen Intel Core chips to launch on July 8
Beijing | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Xiaomi-backed Redmi is set to launch an updated RedmiBook 16 with the newest 10th-Gen Intel Core processors on July 8 in China. ... read..


Instagram looks set to expand TikTok rival 'Reels' to India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Facebook-owned Instagram is planning to expand its new video-music remix feature Reels which offer TikTok-like functionalities to more countries and India is expected to be one of them. ... read..


Samsung offers customer support through WhatsApp in India
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Samsung on Monday started offering customer support through WhatsApp to provide prompt resolution to queries of consumers from the comfort of their homes. ... read..


Earth's magnetic field can change 10 times faster than thought
London | Monday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Scientists using simulations in the lab have revealed that changes in the direction of the Earth's magnetic field may take place 10 times faster than previously thought. ... read..


Musk takes dig at Tesla short sellers, unveils real 'short shorts'
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 10:15:07 PM IST
In a dig at Tesla stock short sellers, its Founder and CEO Elon Musk has launched an exclusive line of short shorts on the automobile firm's website, three days after he joked that he would "make fabulous short shorts in radiant red satin with gold tri ... read..


Pet dogs may improve social-emotional skills in young kids
Sydney | Monday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Young children from dog-owning households have better social and emotional wellbeing compared to those who do not own a dog, say researchers. ... read..


IAMAI virtual incubator to help tech startups from small-town India
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Monday launched a virtual incubator to empower tech startups from smaller towns and cities that have been hit by the pandemic. ... read..


Listen to free stories from Audible Suno on Amazon Alexa
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Audible, an Amazon.com subsidiary and a provider of premium digital spoken audio content on Monday announced that many of the titles from Audible Suno as well as Audible.in will now be available on Amazon Echo and other Alexa built-in devices with simple ... read..


No China origin, will invest and hire more in India: Zoom
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 8:45:07 PM IST
Facing social media onslaught over it being a Chinese company, US-based video meet platform Zoom on Monday that they are clear about its identity and plan to significantly invest and hire local talent in the country over the next five years. ... read..


Swiggy integrates 'premium' home delivery service Scootsy
Mumbai | Monday, 2020 8:45:07 PM IST
Foodtech unicorn Swiggy on Monday said it has integrated its premium on-demand delivery platform Scootsy as well as its restaurant partners within the Swiggy platform. ... read..


Airtel deploys Nokia's open Cloud-based VoLTE network
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Nokia on Monday announced that its CloudBand-based software products have started powering Bharti Airtels Voice over LTE (VoLTE) network in India. ... read..


ShareChat's TikTok rival Moj crosses 5mn downloads on Google Play
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Home-grown regional language social media app ShareChat's short video sharing platform Moj has crossed five million downloads from Google Play Store in just about a week since the beta version of the TikTok rival was released. ... read..


Play Sony PS4 game 'Horizon Zero Dawn' on PCs from Aug 7
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 7:15:07 PM IST
The popular action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn on Sony PlayStation 4 is all set to make its debut to PCs on August 7, and will be sold through both Steam as well as Epic Games Store for $49.99 (roughly Rs 3,735). ... read..


OPPO Find X2: Creates that 'wow' factor in premium segment
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
There is always room at the top and even when the premium smartphone segment gets crowded like at the bottom, creating a space is not a daunting task if the deliverables come with that wow factor. ... read..


Huawei patents smartphone with attachable zoom lens
Beijing | Monday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has filed a new patent for a smartphone with an external lens at the back, similar to what is already available on DSLR cameras. ... read..


iPhone 12 to feature 'high-end' camera lenses
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 4:45:07 PM IST
Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 is likely to feature high-end lens arrays in the rear camera to improve image quality. ... read..


Scientists rule out asthma as trigger for Covid-19 severity
New York | Monday, 2020 4:45:07 PM IST
Asthma does not appear to increase the risk for a person contracting Covid-19 or affect its severity, according to new research. ... read..


Walgreens, NZ-based Stuff join 'boycott Facebook' campaign
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Leading US drugstore chain Walgreens and New Zealand-based news site Stuff have decided to quit Facebook and its sister platforms amid criticism over its handling of hate speech and misinformation. ... read..


Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: S Pen, low price steal the show
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6 Lite arrived in India just when you desired it the most. Your school-going children perhaps never truly needed a device like this than they require now because of the online classes that have become the norm for quite some time now ... read..


Apple purges over 4,500 games from China App Store
Beijing | Sunday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Apple has removed at least 4,500 games from China's App Store under the pressure from the Chinese government to comply with its Internet policies. ... read..


US firm Rocket Lab's satellite launch fails
New York | Sunday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
A rocket from American launch firm -- Rocket Lab has failed to reach orbit while attempting to launch seven small satellites for three different customers from New Zealand, a new report said. ... read..


MRI scan used for heart disease can detect aggressive cancers: Study
London | July 5, 2020 6:41:52 PM IST
According to recent research, the MRI imaging technique, known as T1-mapping, could offer crucial insights into the biology of childhood cancers and give an early warning of how effective targeted treatments were likely to be. ... read..


SonyWF-XB700: Value for money earbuds
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Sony India recently introduced the latest addition to its truly wireless category, with the launch of WF-XB700 and WF-SP800N headphones. ... read..


CBSE, Facebook to train students and teachers on digital safety
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday announced a partnership with Facebook to provide training on digital safety, online well being and training on augmented reality (AR) to students and teachers. ... read..


Adopt Cloud fast to beat pandemic blues: Indian tech honchos
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
The Covid-19 lockdown forced enterprises in India to shift their operations overnight to immediately accommodate a remote workforce. During four months of working remotely, they faced unprecedented challenges in how to manage their business continuity in ... read..


Musk refutes reports about his links with Epstein ex-girlfriend
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Tesla and SpaceX CEO has once again denied any links with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell after a photo of him with Maxwell went viral on social media. ... read..


Gmail users flooded with spam messages, company says issue fixed
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Gmail users around the world were complaining about spam messages flooding their inbox over the weekend as the Google service was apparently suffering from a widespread problem with its email filters. ... read..


New study suggests promising strategy to treat brain cancer patients
Washington D.C. | July 5, 2020 4:12:03 PM IST
In breakthrough discovery with respect to the most common brain tumours diagnosed in younger adults aged 18 to 45 years, a team of investigators have uncovered a potentially promising strategy to target brain tumours -- isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) gene ... read..


Simpler way to generate sensory hearing cells: Study
Washington D.C. | July 5, 2020 4:11:49 PM IST
Researchers have now found a simpler way of generating the sensory cells of the inner ear. The team uses a direct reprogramming approach to produce sensory cells known as "hair cells," due to their hair-like protrusions that sense sound waves. ... read..


Researchers find menopause increases risk of metabolic syndrome
Ohio | July 5, 2020 2:41:46 PM IST
The phrase when women become vulnerable to a number of health problems is known as perimenopause. A recent study conducted on postmenopausal women identified menopause as a risk factor for the development of metabolic syndrome or some of its components, i ... read..


US tech giants to face free speech Test in Hong Kong
Hong Kong | Sunday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
After China imposed a controversial new National Security Law in Hong Kong, US tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter now face a free speech test in the country. ... read..


Hacker targets 23,000 MongoDB databases to demand ransom
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
A hacker was trying to extract money from administrators of around 22,900 MongoDB databases that are accessible without a password, said a media report. ... read..


Roblox accounts hacked to push pro-Trump messages on kids
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
The popular online video game 'Roblox' users report their accounts have been hacked and are now being used to send pro-Trump messages to other players. ... read..


BYJU'S in talks to buy WhiteHat Jr in $300mn deal: Report
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Think and Learn, the parent company of Bengaluru-based edtech unicorn BYJU'S, is in talks to acquire Mumbai-based startup WhiteHat Jr, media reports said. ... read..


Tesla to do cross-country drive with Cybertruck later this year: Musk
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Tesla aims to do a cross-country drive with Cybertruck later this year to let people closely see the electric pickup truck, said Elon Musk. ... read..


Instagram to launch a huge redesign for Stories
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Facebook-owned Instagram is preparing to launch a huge redesign that would make easier to watch favourite Stories in one place. ... read..


Stevioside can increase efficiency of cancer therapy using magnetic nanoparticles: Scientists
Mohali (Punjab) | July 4, 2020 7:11:55 PM IST
Stevioside (STE), isolated from the leaves of Honey yerba and widely used as the non-caloric natural sweeteners, can sweeten our lives in more ways than one, say scientists. ... read..


WhatsApp rolls out first-ever global brand campaign in India
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
WhatsApp on Saturday launched its first brand campaign in India that narrates real stories about how Indians communicate daily on WhatsApp with their closest relationships. ... read..


'Threatened' Zoom says not worried about JioMeet competition
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 5:45:07 PM IST
With Reliance Jio launching a Make in India free video-conferencing application JioMeet that directly takes on Zoom, the US-based company said on Saturday they are not worried about the upcoming competition and know what it takes to become a successful un ... read..


Study suggests MRI scan used for heart disease can detect aggressive cancers
London | July 4, 2020 5:41:57 PM IST
A recent study suggests that a type of smart MRI scan used in people with heart disease could help assess whether children's cancers are especially aggressive and spot early signs that targeted treatments are working. ... read..


Popular Galaxy 'M' series set to hit refresh: Samsung's Asim Warsi
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
To compete with the growing share of Chinese players like Xiaomi and Vivo in the mid-budget segment, Samsung came up with a brand new, online-exclusive Galaxy M series for millennials as an online exclusive in January last year. ... read..


iPhone may soon replace your passport, driver's license
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
After letting you open your car with a digital ley, Apple is planning to upgrade iPhones with technology that would replace physical documents such as library cards, driver's licenses, passports and other documents used for verification. ... read..


OnePlus 8: Perfect sibling to 8 Pro, saves you Rs 13K too
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Its been some time since OnePlus released its latest flagship smartphones OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, and both devices have also received few software updates improving the experiences along with camera qualities. ... read..


PUBG Mobile's lifetime revenue hits $3bn, India tops download chart
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Battle Royale title game PUBG Mobile has seen a global revenue gain of $1.3 billion (roughly Rs 9,731 crore) in the first half of this year, bringing its lifetime collection to $3 billion (nearly Rs 22,457 crore) with the highest number of downloads in In ... read..


Study suggests plasticity may make neurons vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease
Washington D.C. | July 4, 2020 4:11:47 PM IST
A new study has discovered that the neurons which regularly remodel are more prone to the dysfunctions linked to Alzheimer's disease. The novel discovery may aid future development for better diagnostic and treatment options. ... read..


EU regulators begin closer scrutiny of $2.1bn Google-Fitbit deal
London | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
After issuing a warning in February about potential privacy risks of Google having access to Fitbits data, the European Union (EU) regulators have now sent detailed questionnaires to their rivals, asking them to assess how the acquisition can affect the d ... read..


Apple survey prods iPhone users about power adapters' use
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Apple is surveying limited users on power adopters in its iPhone boxes, amid reports that the company would no longer include a power adapter in its iPhone 12 boxes later this year. ... read..


Study unveils an automated method for making communications more polite
Pittsburgh | July 4, 2020 1:41:53 PM IST
Researchers have developed an automated method for making communications more polite. Specifically, the method takes nonpolite directives or requests -- those that use either impolite or neutral language -- and restructures them or adds words to make them ... read..


Peering under dust, study reveals radiation at galactic centre
Wisconsin | July 4, 2020 8:41:46 AM IST
Thanks to 20 years of homegrown galactic data, astronomers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Whitewater and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have finally figured out just how much energy permeates the centre of the Milky Way. ... read..


Mars Orbiter photos of Red Planet's biggest moon released
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Indian space agency on Friday released an image of Phobos, the closest and biggest moon of Mars clicked on July 1 by the Mars Colour Camera on board the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). ... read..


Nasscom to mentor, fund 17 new deep-tech startups
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Nasscom on Friday unveiled the fourth batch of its DeepTech Club that would nurture, mentor and fund 17 startups working in the field of new-age technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Machine Learning (ML) an ... read..


New ransomware targeting Apple macOS users via pirated apps
Chennai | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new strain of ransomware called EvilQuest that is specifically targeting Apple macOS through pirated applications. ... read..


This US company wants to fly people to edge of space
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
If space tourism is in your bucket list, here comes some news that will excite you. A Florida-based startup is working towards sending people to the edge of space beneath a football stadium-sized high-performance balloon and pressurised capsule. ... read..


Now open BMW cars with Apple digital key
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Luxury automobile manufacturer BMW has announced that its BMW Connected app for iPhone and Apple Watch has been updated with support for digital key. ... read..


Twitter drops 'master', 'slave' from its algorithms
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Twitter has joined efforts to do away with racially loaded terms such as master, slave and blacklist from its coding language in the wake of the death of African-American George Floyd and ensuing Black Lives Matter protests. ... read..


Samsung introduces 2 new buyback financing schemes in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Samsung on Friday launched two buyback financing schemes Galaxy Assured and Galaxy Forever for consumers in India. ... read..


Call of Duty: Warzone now supports 200-player matches
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Activision Blizzard has announced that it has updated its popular battle royale shooter Call of Duty: Warzone to support 200-player matches. The previous limit for players in each match was 150. ... read..


Tesla CEO Elon Musk again taunts US market regulators SEC
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has again provoked the US market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission, while celebrating the surge in the company's stock. ... read..


Men more likely to be seen as 'brilliant' than women: Study
New York | Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Men are more likely to be seen as 'brilliant' than women, say researchers in a new study measuring global perceptions linked to gender. ... read..


Windows users annoyed at being forced to install Chromium Edge browser
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Microsoft is apparently forcing Windows users to upgrade to its new Chromium Edge browser via an automatic update and most of them are not just happy with the intrusion. ... read..


Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL discontinued before Pixel 4a release
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
Google has confirmed it is discontinuing its mid-range smartphones Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL ahead of Pixel 4a release. ... read..


Sony PlayStation joins Facebook ad boycott
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Sony Playstation has joined over 400 advertisers who have decided to pull out ads from Facebook and Instagram over its failure to curb hate speech and misinformation. ... read..


Twitter will give edit button when 'everyone wears a mask'
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Twitter says it will roll out the much-anticipated Edit button if everyone wears a face mask to help health authorities fight the Covid-19 pandemic globally. ... read..


Social app Chingari crosses 10mn downloads on Google Play Store
Bengaluru | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Social app Chingari, a desi alternative to Chinese TikTok, on Friday said it has crossed 10 million downloads on Google Play Store and content creators are making a beeline to join the app. ... read..


Zuckerberg refuses to bow down, expects advertisers to return 'soon'
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
As hundreds of companies halt advertising on Facebook and Instagram, Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg is confident the brands would soon return on the platform. ... read..


Tesla delivers over 90K vehicles in Q2 2020, stock up 9%
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Tesla stocks were up 9 per cent on Thursday after the electric car maker posted stronger-than-expected quarterly deliveries. ... read..


OnePlus enters affordable TV segment with 2 new series in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Chinese tech brand OnePlus on Thursday entered the affordable TV segment with the launch of two new series, U Series and Y Series, in India at a starting price of Rs 12,999. ... read..


Facebook to shut down its first TikTok clone Lasso
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Social networking giant Facebook is killing its TikTok-inspired video app Lasso which was launched last year. ... read..


Likee, Bigo Live suspend services, TikTok says no legal action
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Short-video platform Likee on Thursday said it has temporarily pulled off the app from Google Play and Apple App Stores and has suspended its service in India. ... read..


Samsung set to launch over 20 Smart TVs next week from Rs 20K
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 1:15:07 AM IST
After launching a bouquet of premium and ultra-premium TVs in India, Samsung is geared up to unveil over 20 new models of Smart TVs next week, with price starting from Rs 20,000. ... read..


Amazon driver quits via Twitter, leaves van with packages on road
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
A young Amazon delivery driver Derick Lancaster took to the Twitter to quit his job an abandoned a van full of packages at a Marathon gas station in Michigan state of the US. ... read..


Huawei Mate X2 to launch in 2020 with 120Hz display: Report
Beijing | Thursday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is reportedly planning to launch another foldable smartphone Mate X2 in India this year with 120Hz display refresh rate. ... read..


Delete 'Chinese spyware' TikTok now: Anonymous hacker group
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
The popular Hacker group Anonymous has mounted a fierce campaign on the social media platforms to ban TikTok globally, saying it is a malware from the Chinese government that is spying on millions of its users. ... read..


Google Meet noise cancellation to roll out in India
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Google has announced that its noise cancellation feature for Meet teleconferencing app will soon start rolling out in more markets, including India. ... read..


IIT Hyderabad researchers use novel method to study biofuels
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H) on Thursday said its researchers are using computational methods to understand the factors and impediments in incorporating biofuels into the fuel sector in India. ... read..


Software provider Amdocs to lay off 1,000 employees: Report
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
US-based software and communications service provider Amdocs is laying off around 1,000 employees amid uncertainties surrounding the financial recovery owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the media reported on Thursday. ... read..


Higher metal concentration in Moon's craters provides new insights to its origin
New York | Thursday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Scientists have found new evidence that the Moon's subsurface might be richer in metals, like iron and titanium, than previously thought. ... read..


Security researcher finds flaw in Chingari site, firm says app safe
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Well-known French security researcher Elliot Alderson claimed that the website of Globussoft, the company behind social media app Chingari, a desi alternative to Chinese TikTok, has been compromised. The company said that the app is completely safe. ... read..


1 in 2 workers say company productivity apps are 'nonsense': Survey
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Nearly one in two workers globally think they can get away with using a non-work app to get the job done as the solutions provided by their company are just nonsense, a new survey revealed on Thursday. ... read..


LAVA launches contest to design the 'next Indian' smartphone
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
As chorus grows against the use of Chinese brands, domestic mobile manufacturer Lava on Thursday launched Design in India contest, inviting students and professionals to design the next Indian smartphone and grab job opportunities along with cash price ... read..


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