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Scottish-IISc researchers develop wastewater treatment, recycling system
Bengaluru | Monday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
A team of interdisciplinary researchers from Scotland in collaboration with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed an efficient decentralised wastewater treatment and recycling system at Berambadi primary school situated in a remote village in ... read..


Serotonin promotes patience in parts of brain: Scientists reveal
Okinawa | November 29, 2020 11:12:52 PM IST
Serotonin, the hormone which determines the level of patience, has been found by a study done on mice to also dictate whether one will crave instant gratification or will calmly anticipate the reward. ... read..


Samsung Galaxy S21 to come with Bixby voice unlock feature
Seoul | Sunday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
South Korean tech giant Samsung is likely to allow its users to use Bixby Voice as a biometric voice-unlock feature in the company's upcoming Galaxy S21 series. ... read..


Samsung Display to start trials for QD-OLED displays in Dec
Seoul | Sunday, 2020 7:45:07 PM IST
Samsung Display, a major display panel maker in South Korea, will run trials for the production line of the QD-OLED displays next month, according to a new report. ... read..


China Cloud services spend exceeds $5 billion in Q3, Alibaba leads
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Alibaba Cloud remained the leader in the China Cloud services market in Q3 with a 41 per cent market share and continued strong growth. ... read..


Renault Samsung to stop production for 4 days next month
Seoul | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Renault Samsung Motors Corp, the South Korean unit of Renault SA, has announced plans to halt operations at its Busan factory for four days next month. ... read..


LG Velvet: Affordable dual display smartphone
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
When smartphone makers like Motorola and Samsung are busy launching high-end foldable display smartphones, LG has joined the bandwagon with launching a dual display device at an affordable price. ... read..


2nd launch of Russia's heavy carrier rocket scheduled for Dec
Moscow | Sunday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
The second test launch of Russia's Angara-A5 heavy-class carrier rocket from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome is scheduled for December, Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos, the country's space agency, said. ... read..


Medicaid expansion not enough for diabetes patients: Study
Boston | November 29, 2020 5:12:36 PM IST
A study led by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) claims that Medicaid expansion is not enough to improve the health care for patients with diabetes. ... read..


Electronic skin has strong future ahead: Study
Riyadh | Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Electronic skin or e-skin, may play an important role in next-generation prosthetics, personalised medicine, soft robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), say researchers. ... read..


Addition of new servers led to massive outage last week: AWS
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
The addition of new servers to the network triggered the massive outage of Amazon Web Services (AWS) last week, affecting several websites and apps, the company has acknowledged. ... read..


Windows 10 to soon run mobile apps built for Android
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Microsoft is working on a project named Latte that would allow app developers to bring their Android apps directly to Windows 10 with little to zero changes in the codes. ... read..


Researchers find genetic variations linked to COVID-19 severity
Boston (Massachusetts) | November 29, 2020 2:43:01 PM IST
A new study led by researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) sheds light on the genetic risk factors that make individuals more or less susceptible to severe COVID-19. ... read..


Memories of past events retain remarkable fidelity even as we age
Washington | November 29, 2020 2:42:39 PM IST
In a controlled experiment - people can remember the details about past events with a surprising 94 per cent accuracy, even accounting for the age - suggest scientists who are studying the complex relationship between ageing and memory. ... read..


Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh dies at 46
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos, died at the age of 46, sending shock waves in the middle of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. ... read..


Apple patents new MacBook Touch Bar with Force Touch technology
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Apple is reportedly planning to add Force Touch sensors to the OLED Touch Bar on a future MacBook Pro. ... read..


Instagram allows advertisers to create posts from user accounts
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Facebook-owned Instagram is now allowing advertisers to create sponsored ads from user accounts and the feature is part of its update to branded content ads. ... read..


Climate change having uneven impact on world's arid regions
London | Saturday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
While climate change and rising global temperatures are leading to decline in vegetation in arid regions of the world's poorest countries, the situation appears to be better in wealthier countries, says a study. ... read..


Huawei to use liquid lens in its flagship phones: Report
Beijing | Saturday, 2020 10:15:07 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is reportedly in the final stage of testing the liquid lens for flagship phones which is supposed to largely improve image stabilization and focus times. ... read..


Smartphones with over 6-inch display selling more: Study
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 10:15:07 PM IST
Size does matter when it comes to smartphones as new research suggests that consumers the world over have shown preference for mobiles with over six-inch display. ... read..


Next TWS earphones from Samsung may be called Galaxy Buds Pro
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Samsung is planning to launch another pair of true wireless earbuds with Galaxy Buds branding and now a new report has claimed that it will be known as Galaxy Buds Pro. ... read..


This galaxy surviving a black hole's feast
Washington | Saturday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Researchers have discovered a galaxy that has been managing to survive a black hole's hunger by continuing to birth new stars, about 100 Sun-sized stars a year. ... read..


S Korean mobile carriers eyeing more cloud gaming users
Sepul | Saturday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
South Korean telecom operators are targeting wider market penetration of cloud gaming services by expanding availability, industry officials said amid strong demand from mobile gamers. ... read..


Amazon, Baido lead as Smart Displays sales hit 9.5mn units in Q3
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Move beyond smart speakers as smart displays have come of age and in Q3, the sales of smart display speakers rose by 21 per cent (on-year) to reach 9.5 million units while sales of basic smart speakers (without a display) fell by 3 per cent over the same ... read..


Hacker selling CEO, CFO email accounts for as less as Rs 7,400
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
A hacker is selling passwords for the Microsoft email accounts of hundreds of top-level executives including CEOs, CFOs and CMOs on the Dark Web for nearly $100-$1,500 (nearly Rs 7,400-Rs 1.1 lakh) per account. ... read..


Samsung reveals upcoming Exynos 1080 chip for 5G smartphones
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Samsung announced the Exynos 1080 SoC two weeks ago at an online event in Shanghai and now, the company has followed up with an official introduction video highlighting the key features of the new chipset that will power 5G smartphones. ... read..


OnePlus collaborates with EDM artist Nucleya
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Smartphone maker OnePlus has announced an exclusive song for the recently-launched OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z-Bass Edition by Electronic Dance Music (EDM) artist Nucleya. ... read..


FB partners Sony to show exclusive content from India's Oz tour
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Facebook on Saturday announced a digital content partnership with Sony Pictures Networks India for the India tour of Australia that will offer exclusive video-on-demand content to cricket fans. ... read..


Study suggests diabetic eye disease associated with five-fold risk of severe COVID-19
London | November 28, 2020 5:12:53 PM IST
The findings of a new study suggests that people who are suffering from diabetes and eye disease have a five-fold increased risk of requiring intubation when hospitalised with COVID-19. ... read..


Meatless diet increase risk of bone fractures: Study
London | November 28, 2020 5:12:38 PM IST
Researchers have claimed that a meatless diet may increase the risk of bone fractures for vegans and vegetarians due to a lack of an insufficient amount of important nutrients. ... read..


SMBs that quickly disclose hacking face 40% less financial loss
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
The small and medium businesses (SMBs) that decide to voluntarily inform about a data breach, on average, are likely to lose40 per cent less financial damage than their peers that saw the incident leaked to the media, according to a new report. ... read..


YouTube for Android TV app now supports 8K video playback
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
The latest YouTube for Android TV update has reportedly started rolling out limited support for 8K streaming. ... read..


Amnesty asks EU to block Google-Fitbit deal over human rights risks
London | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Amnesty International has asked the European Union (EU) competition regulator to block Google's $2.1 billion acquisition of wearable maker Fitbit citing human rights risks. ... read..


Soldiers can silently communicate using brain signals in future
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
The US Army in collaboration with multiple universities is researching telepathic brain signal communication technology for soldiers that could help them silently communicate in the future. ... read..


Study says, 'Rapid testing can eliminate spread of COVID-19 within weeks'
Cambridge | November 28, 2020 1:42:47 PM IST
A study published by Harvard University and University of Colorado Boulder claims that rapid testing is capable of eliminating the spread of the coronavirus within a few weeks. ... read..


UNDP Accelerator Lab India launches 'GRID' to foster development
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The India chapter of the Accelerator Labs, an initiative by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on Friday launched a Grassroot Innovation Database (GRID) to foster inclusive development. ... read..


Nokia 9.3 PureView 5G delayed until next year: Report
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
HMD Global, that makes and sells Nokia-branded phones, was likely to launch flagship 'Nokia 9.3 PureView' in the second half of this year and now a new report says that the phone will no longer launch this year. ... read..


Redesigned MacBooks in 2021 to include both Apple Silicon, Intel models: Report
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The redesigned MacBooks coming in the second half of 2021 will reportedly include models with both Apple Silicon chips and Intel processors. ... read..


Tesla recalls 870 electric vehicles in China
Beijing | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Electric car maker Tesla has launched a recall of 870 vehicles in China, citing defective parts that could increase the risk of accidents, China's top quality watchdog said on Friday. ... read..


Big data powers design of 'smart' cell therapies for cancer
Washington | November 28, 2020 1:12:46 AM IST
Scientists at UC San Francisco and Princeton University present complementary strategies to crack this problem with "smart" cell therapies--living medicines that remain inert unless triggered by combinations of proteins that only ever appear together in c ... read..


SUN Mobility names ex-Bharti Infratel MD Rawat as India CEO
Bengaluru | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Electric vehicles solutions firm SUN Mobility on Friday said it has appointed former Bharti Infratel CEO and Managing Director Devender Singh Rawat as its India Chief Executive Officer. ... read..


Ex-Pfizer VP's claim 'Covid is effectively over' termed false (Ld)
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
After drugmaker Pfizer's former Vice President and Chief Scientist for Allergy and Respiratory Michael Yeadon claimed that "the pandemic is fundamentally over in the UK," health fact-checker Health Feedback termed his assertions "false". ... read..


Vivo V20 Pro confirmed to launch in India on Dec 2
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has announced to launch a new member in its V20 series -- the Vivo V20 Pro -- in India on December 2. ... read..


Spotify suffers hour-long outage globally
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
The Swedish music streaming service suffered a rare outage on Friday as users were unable to listen to their favourite songs for nearly an hour. ... read..


Facebook Libra's first digital coin arriving in January: Report
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The Libra Association, which manages Facebook's cryptocurrency project, will launch a single coin backed by one dollar as early as January, The Financial Times reported on Friday. ... read..


British engineers develop process to turn moon dust into oxygen
Washington | November 27, 2020 9:12:38 PM IST
British engineers are fine-tuning a process that will be used to extract oxygen from lunar dust, leaving behind metal powders that could be 3D printed into construction materials for a Moon base. ... read..


Xiaomi's first-ever Redmi-branded smartwatch launched
Beijing | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi on Friday launched its first smartwatch in China for about $45. ... read..


NotOn Map wins Nasscom award for empowering rural communities
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Sustainable tourism startup NotOnMap has won the 'Emerge 50 Awards 2020' under the 'Bharat Category' by IT industrys apex body Nasscom. ... read..


2021 Apple iPad Pro to come with 5G mmWave support: Report
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Apple is reportedly planning to launch 5G-enabled high-end iPad Pro models next year with mmWave support. ... read..


Realme aims to sell 90 lakh phones in India in festive quarter
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Despite facing some stock issues, Realme on Friday said it is expecting sales of 90 lakh smartphones and 30 lakh Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) products in the festive quarter. ... read..


Nokia launches new Smart TV range in Europe
London | Friday, 2020 6:45:08 PM IST
Nokia has introduced seven new Smart LED TV models that include 32-inch Full HD, 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 58-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch 4K Ultra HD models for the European market via StreamView. ... read..


UK to set up new antitrust unit to scrutinise Google, Facebook
London | Friday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
The UK government on Friday said it will set up an antitrust unit to introduce and enforce a new code to govern the behaviour of platforms that currently dominate the market, such as Google and Facebook. ... read..


Microsoft Surface Laptop 4, Surface Pro 8 devices leaked online
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Microsoft is planning to launch new versions of its Surface Pro 8 as well as Surface Laptop 4 and now, images of the same devices have surfaced on Internet, along with details about when they are scheduled to arrive. ... read..


2021 to see us as leading tech-lifestyle brand in India: Realme
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Aiming to sell 30 lakh Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) in the festive Q4 quarter, Realme on Friday said that 2021 will see the company further cement its position as the leading tech-lifestyle brand beyond just smartphones. ... read..


AirPods Pro price drops to record low of $169 on Amazon
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Amazon is offering record-low prices on the best-selling in-ear wireless headphones AirPods Pro as part of the ongoing Black Friday Sale. ... read..


Facebook ad tool bug leaves thousands of advertisers in shock
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Facebook is offering millions of dollars in credits to compensate some affected advertisers after it quietly reported about a code error in its ad metric tool that went unfixed for as long as 12 months. ... read..


Etailers log record Rs 61,253 crore sales in India festive month
Bengaluru | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
The festive online sales in India beat industry estimates to clock $8.3 billion (nearly Rs 61,253 crore) in the October 15-November 15 period -- an impressive growth of 65 per cent (on-year), a new report said on Friday. ... read..


Russia plans to develop its own space station
Moscow | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Energia, Russia's rocket and space corporation, has announced that it was working on the development of a new homegrown multi-functional space station. ... read..


Samsung's global smartphone profits largest in 6 years in Q3
Seoul | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Samsung Electronics narrowed the gap with Apple in terms of profit shares in the third quarter, with more than 30 per cent smartphone market share globally, a new report said on Friday. ... read..


Waste fishing gear threatens Ganges wildlife: Study
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Researchers have found that waste fishing gear in Ganges poses a serious threat to wildlife including otters, turtles and dolphins. ... read..


LG Electronics to establish new biz centre in US
Seoul | Friday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
LG Electronics on Thursday said it will set up a new business unit in the United States to seek future growth opportunities. ... read..


53% in India willing to switch jobs to avail remote work: Survey
Bengaluru | Friday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
More than half of the office-goers in India are willing to switch jobs if it meant they could work remotely, said a new survey on Thursday. ... read..


Indian firms push digital transformation, reinvent biz model
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
As pandemic accelerates digital transformation across the spectrum, a Dell Technologies report on Thursday said that 94.7 per cent of Indian organisations have fast-tracked some digital transformation programmes this year and 92.3 percent of those surveye ... read..


Disney plans to lay off 32k as pandemic hits theme parks biz
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Disney has increased the number of people it is planning to lay off in the first half of fiscal 2021 from 28,000 to 32,000, the company said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). ... read..


Upcoming Vivo-Jio locked in phone to herald new trend in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
As reports surfaced that the upcoming Vivo smartphone Y1s will be bundled with Reliance Jio for an attractive price, industry watchers on Thursday said the locked phones strategy would help Jio further scratch the surface before it launches its own brande ... read..


Space travel can adversely affect energy production in a cell
Washington | Thursday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Critical parts of a cell's energy production machinery, the mitochondria, can be made dysfunctional due to space travel, says a study. ... read..


Neanderthal thumbs better adapted to holding tools with handles
Washington | November 26, 2020 10:42:51 PM IST
Neanderthal thumbs were better adapted to holding tools in the same way that Homo Sapiens hold a hammer, according to a paper published in Scientific Reports. ... read..


NASA starts assembling Artemis moon mission rocket
Washington | Thursday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
In preparation for the Artemis I launch next year, NASA has stacked the first piece of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on the mobile launcher. ... read..


IT Ministry partners with IBM to equip youth with future-ready skills
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
IBM India on Thursday said it has collaborated with the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to create a robust education and skilling ecosystem that creates critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and next generation innovators t ... read..


Indian consumer tech firms gear up for Black Friday Sale
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
As the world gears up for Black Friday Sale -- that comes right after Thanksgiving Day -- the Indian consumer electronics companies have announced attractive discounts to woo customers from November 27-30. ... read..


Nokia 2.4 smartphone launched in India at Rs 10,399
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
The HMD Global-owned handset maker Nokia on Thursday announced the launch of its budget smartphone Nokia 2.4 at Rs 10,399 for the 3GB/64GB variant in India. ... read..


Zoom lifts 40-minute limit on free meetings for Thanksgiving
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Video meeting app Zoom has said that it is lifting the 40-minute limit on free accounts globally for Thanksgiving in order to help bring families together virtually this holiday season amid the pandemic. ... read..


Apple HomePod mini: It still takes two to tango!
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Indian homes are slowly warming up to smart speakers and the experience now goes well beyond just listening to music. Apple has heard them right with its affordable HomePod mini. ... read..


US grants TikTok 7-day extension for sale of its US biz
Washington | Thursday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
The Donald Trump administration has granted China's ByteDance further seven-day extension to sell its short video-sharing platform TikTok's American business. ... read..


Microsoft fixes Xbox bug as demand for new gaming consoles surge
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
As the company struggles to meet to surge in demand for new Xbox Series gaming consoles, Microsoft has patched a bug in the Xbox website that could have allowed hackers to link usernames to the real email addresses. ... read..


Samsung maintains top spot in Western Europe smartphone market
Seoul/New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
Samsung maintained the top spot in the Western Europe smartphone market in the third quarter of the year, a report showed on Thursday, despite sales decline. ... read..


Smartphone shipments to return to growth in holiday quarter: IDC
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
As consumer spending shifts from travel, dining out and general leisure to consumer electronics during the pandemic, the global smartphone market is expected to return to growth during the holiday quarter this year amid strong push towards 5G, according t ... read..


Sony says more PlayStation 5 stock coming by year end
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Sony has confirmed to refill its PlayStation 5 stock by the end of the year after the newly-launched gaming consoles were sold out in its biggest launch ever. ... read..


Tesla recalls over 9,000 vehicles over manufacturing issues
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Tesla has recalled over 9,500 Model X and Y SUVs built in 2015 and 2016 and that company has filed the recall with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). ... read..


AWS suffers huge outage in US, several websites, apps down
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Amazon Web Services (AWS) which is the Cloud arm of the commerce giant suffered a huge outage in the US region late on Wednesday affecting several websites and apps and the recovery took a couple of hours. ... read..


India TWS market defies Covid, grows 723% in Q3
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:09 PM IST
India's true wireless stereo (TWS) market soared 723 per cent (on-year) in the third quarter of this year as work-from-home and study-from-home due to the pandemic increased demand, according to a Counterpoint Research report on Wednesday. ... read..


50% tech startups expect pre-Covid level revenue in 6 months
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:09 PM IST
Indian tech start-ups are now witnessing a gradual road to recovery, with over 50 per cent of them saying that they expect revenue to reach pre-Covid level in less than six months, according to a Nasscom survey released on Wednesday. ... read..


Fujifilm launches mirrorless camera for Rs 99,999 in India
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:09 PM IST
Japanese photography and imaging major Fujifilm on Wednesday launched 'X-S10' mirrorless digital camera at a starting price of Rs 99,999 in India. ... read..


Google teams up with Disney for 'The Mandalorian' AR experience
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Google has teamed up with Disney to bring the Star Wars streaming series "The Mandalorian" to augmented reality. ... read..


Facebook fined $6mn for sharing users' info without consent
Seoul | Wednesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
South Korea's information watchdog on Wednesday fined Facebook Inc. 6.7 billion won (US$6 million) for passing information of at least 3.3 million South Koreans to other companies in its first crackdown on the U.S. tech giant. ... read..


Sequoia Capital India's Surge programme picks 17 startups
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Surge, Sequoia Capital Indias rapid scale-up programme for startups, on Wednesday said that 17 early-stage startups have been selected for the fourth cohort of its programme. ... read..


Samsung takes one-third of global TV market in Q3: Report
Seoul | Wednesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Samsung Electronics Co. remained the world's leading TV vendor in the third quarter of the year, a report showed Tuesday, as it accounted for one-third of the market amid the pandemic. ... read..


Samsung launches 'Odyssey' 240Hz curved gaming monitors
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Samsung on Wednesday launched a new line-up of curved Odyssey G9 and G7 gaming monitors in India at a starting price of Rs 49,000. ... read..


India IT, Business Services market to reach $13bn this year: IDC
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The IT and Business Services market in India is expected to grow annually by 5.4 per cent to reach $13 billion by the end of the year, an IDC report said on Wednesday. ... read..


Twitter launches emojis to raise awareness about women's rights
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
In partnership with UN Women and the UN Human Rights Office, Twitter is launching custom emojis to spread awareness on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Wednesday, and Human Rights Day on December 10. ... read..


Uber launches an 'On Demand' cash-out feature for drivers
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Ride-hailing major Uber on Wednesday launched an 'On Demand' cash-out feature for driver-partners across Moto, Auto and cars, to make payments seamless and help eligible drivers cash their earnings any day of the week, once they had earned a minimum amoun ... read..


India's ban on 43 Chinese apps draws mixed reactions
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
While Indian startups have largely welcomed the government's move to ban 43 more Chinese apps, taking it to a total of 267 in a span of about five months, experts have also cautioned that users deserve more information and transparency about the reasons ... read..


Google Pay not to charge money transfer fee from Indian users
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Google India on Wednesday clarified that Google Pay which is set to kill the peer-to-peer payments facility on its web app in January along with adding a fee for instant money transfers is specifically for the US market and will not impact its apps in Ind ... read..


Former BARC scientist awarded Fellowship by IUPESM
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM), a global organisation of over 1,50,000 medical physicists and engineers has recently chosen U. Madhvanath, formerly Head, Division of Radiological Protection, Bhabha Atomi ... read..


4,400 species globally facing threats from changes in wildfires
Melbourne | Wednesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Changes in wildfire intensity and frequency driven by human activities are putting at risk more than 4,400 species across the globe, says a study. ... read..


Amazon partners with US govt agency to combat fake goods
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Amazon has partnered with the US government's counterfeit watchdog to launch a joint operation to prevent fake goods from entering the country. ... read..


Samsung announces 2 new entry-level phones for 2021
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Samsung has announced the Galaxy A12 and A02S -- two new entry-level smartphones set to launch next year in Europe. ... read..


400 games set to arrive on Google Stadia game streaming service
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
Google has announced that around 400 new games are on the way for its Stadia Cloud game streaming service. ... read..


Security researchers hack, steal Tesla Model X within minutes
London | Wednesday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
A group of Belgian cyber security researchers has discovered major security flaws in the keyless entry system of the Tesla Model X, demonstrating how the battery-powered Tesla Model X priced at over $100,000 can be stolen in a few minutes. ... read..


Pinterest testing online events with dedicated Zoom classes
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
Photo sharing social media platform Pinterest is testing online events for dedicated classes via video meet app Zoom. ... read..


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