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Pfizer denies report on sex run by Irish sheep after drinking Viagra (Lead)
London | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Drug manufacturer Pfizer on Wednesday denied a report which claimed that hundreds of sheep in Southern Ireland went on a week-long uncontrollable sex drive after they drank water from Ringaskiddy harbour where Pfizer had "accidentally spilled tonnes of Vi ... read..


Mobile industry seeks GST rate cut for phones up to Rs 1,200
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Mobile phone manufacturers' body India Cellular and Electronics Association of India (ICEA) has sought "rationalisation" of goods and services tax (GST) rate to five per cent from existing 12 per cent for entry level mobile handsets costing up to Rs 1,200 ... read..


Clean new Pro Display XDR only with special cloth: Apple
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The Apple Pro Display XDR with optional nano texture glass on the top of the line display from the iPhone maker, which costs an additional $1,000, has to be cleaned only with a "dry polishing cloth" that comes with the display and nothing else. ... read..


India's foreign satellite launch count touches 319 (3rd Ld)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit its latest radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites from four countries using its PSLV rocket. ... read..


ICC Cricket World Cup tops Google Search in India in 2019
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
ICC Cricket World Cup was the top trending query on Google Search in 2019 in India, the company announced on Wednesday while announcing its "Year in Search" results, which highlight stand-out moments in Search across news, sporting events, personalities, ... read..


With RISAT-2BR1 in orbit, India also touches 319 foreign satellite launch mark (2nd Ld)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit its latest radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites from four countries using its PSLV rocket. ... read..


RISAT-2BR1 goes into orbit, India's foreign satellite launch touches 319 (Lead)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit its latest radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites from four countries using its PSLV rocket. ... read..


PSLV rocket lifts off with surveillance satellite, 9 foreign satellites
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-QL (PSLV-QL) rocket carrying the countryas advanced radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites lifted off from the first launch pad of the rocket port here on Wednesday. ... read..


IIT-Guwahati gets Samsung Innovation Lab
Guwahati | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
To create a talent pool in emerging technologies, Samsung India on Wednesday inaugurated an innovation lab at IIT-Guwahati which will train students in Internet of Things (IoT), embedded systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), hel ... read..


Amazon, Onida bring Fire TV edition Smart TVs to India
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Amazon has partnered with Onida to launch its Fire TV edition Smart TVs in India at a starting price of Rs 12,999. ... read..


Google Chrome 79 to warn users if passwords get stolen: Report
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
In a bid to offer users better password protection, Google is introducing Chrome version 79 and which comprises a number of improvements, including warning users when their password has been stolen as part of a data leak. ... read..


Facebook Portal will now work with just WhatsApp login
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Facebook's video calling device Portal will now work with just a WhatsApp account, allowing users to make video calls to friends and family and access features like "Story Time" even if they don't have a Facebook account. ... read..


Countdown for India's spy satellite launch progressing smoothly
Chennai | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The Indian space agency is all gearing up for the Wednesday evening launch of the country's own advanced spy satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites from the Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh. ... read..


NASA to launch rover 'MARS 2020' next year
Washington DC | December 11, 2019 10:11:21 AM IST
'Curiosity' won't be NASA's only active Mars rover for much longer as in next summer, 'Mars 2020' will be headed for the Red Planet. Built and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, each has its own role in the ongoing explor ... read..


OPPO looking to expand R&D operations in India (Lead)
Shenzhen (China) | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
With OPPO planning to invest $7 billion in research and development globally in the next three years, the Chinese smartphone maker is looking to expand R&D centres to cities like Bengaluru, a top company executive said here on Tuesday. ... read..


Switzerland to be country partner for BioAsia 2020
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Seeking closer ties with Indian life sciences industry, Switzerland will be the country partner for BioAsia 2020 scheduled to be held here in February. ... read..


Countdown begins for launch of spy satellite RISAT-2BR1
Chennai | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The countdown for the Wednesday evening launch of India's latest spy satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites began at 4.40 p.m. on Tuesday at the Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh. ... read..


Hotstar crosses 400mn downloads, 2X growth in installs in 2019
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Streaming platform Hotstar said on Tuesday that it has registered two times growth in installs this year compared to 2018, leading to over 400 million downloads so far. ... read..


JBL launches its true wireless earbuds in India
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Audio equipment maker JBL by HARMAN, owned by South Korean tech major Samsung Electronics, on Tuesday launched 'C100TWS' its latest true wireless earbuds in India. ... read..


LAVA most respected Indian smartphone brand: Survey
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
LAVA, an Indian mobile phone company on Tuesday announced that it has emerged as the most respected Indian smartphone brand among top 100 tech consumer brands in the country. ... read..


Gmail now lets you add emails as attachments
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Google has finally added the feature to send email as attachments without needing to download them first. ... read..


Huami launches 2 new smartwatches in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Xiaomi-backed wearable brand Huami on Tuesday launched Amazfit GTR 47mm Titanium version and 42 mm Glitter Edition smartwatch in India. ... read..


Blockchain, AI jobs growing fast in India: LinkedIn
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Blockchain developers, artificial intelligence specialists and JavaScript developers are the top three emerging jobs in India for 2020, according to a report by professional networking platform LinkedIn. ... read..


Dell launches new gaming desktop in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Dell Technologies unveiled new gaming desktop - Dell G5 - in India for Rs 67,590 on Tuesday. The desktop could be purchased from the company's exclusive stores, select multi-brand outlets and its official website. ... read..


OPPO set to open 2nd R&D centre in India
Shenzhen | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
With OPPO planning to invest $7 billion in research and development globally in the next three years, the Chinese smartphone maker is set to open its second R&D centre in India, a top company executive said here on Tuesday. ... read..


60% Indian organisations to have data on Cloud by 2030: IBM
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Almost 60 per cent of the Indian organisations plan to have all their data on Cloud in the next ten years, of which 99 per cent will use multiple hybrid Cloud within the next three years, says an IBM survey on Tuesday. ... read..


Google Maps' new Incognito mode comes to iOS
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Google has started rolling out "Incognito" mode to iOS to stop searches or places a user navigates to in Maps from being saved to their Google account. ... read..


Fujifilm launches new mirrorless camera in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Japanese photography and imaging major Fujifilm on Tuesday launched 'X-Pro3' mirrorless digital camera at a starting price of Rs 1,55,999 in India. ... read..


OPPO to pump $7bn into R&D, to launch smartwatches next year
Shenzhen | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Tuesday said it would invest $7 billion in research and development in the next three years to develop core technologies in hardware, software and system in addition to 5G/6G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), augmented realit ... read..


Sennheiser launches new headphones at Rs 34,990
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
German audio brand Sennheiser on Tuesday launched its new headphones 'MOMENTUM Wireless 3' for Rs 34,990 in India. ... read..


Google denies Fortnite exemption from Play Store's 30% cut
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Search engine giant Google has made it clear that it will not provide Epic and Fornite an exception as it expects all developers to participate under the same terms. Epic Games had submitted Fortnite to Google Play in the hopes of a special exception to t ... read..


China releases 3D images based on Earth observation satellite
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
The China National Space Administration on Tuesday released the first batch of 3D images based on the data from the recently launched Gaofen-7 Earth observation satellite. ... read..


Apple may add larger batteries to 2020 iPhone models
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Apple is reportedly planning to include a custom battery protection module with the iPhone 12, which is said to be almost 50 per cent smaller and thinner than the one being used in current and old iPhones. ... read..


56% Indians fall victim to online holiday scams: McAfee
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
With Christmas around the corner, cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday revealed that 56.1 per cent Indians have fallen victim to discount scams by clicking on malicious links during holiday shopping online. ... read..


US begins probe into Google's labour practices
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
The US government has launched a probe into Google over its labour practices following a complaint from four employees who have been fired by the tech giant. ... read..


'Facebook clears dozens of Islamophobic posts'
London | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Facebook has reportedly cleared dozens of Islamophobic posts despite being flagged by an investigation by the Guardian that these posts are being used as part of a coordinated scheme profiting from hate and disinformation. ... read..


Vodafone fastest 4G network in Delhi-NCR: Ookla
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Telecom operator Vodafone is the fastest 4G network in the Delhi-NCR region with its download speeds being higher than other operators in the July-September 2019 period, US-based broadband speed tester Ookla said on Monday. ... read..


NXP acquires Marvell's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity assets
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
NXP Semiconductors on Monday announced the completion of the acquisition of the WiFi connectivity business unit, Bluetooth technology portfolio and related assets from Marvell, another global semiconductor company, in an all-cash transaction valued at $1. ... read..


Xiaomi Mi Note 10 to launch in India by January 2020
Beijing | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi after launching Mi Note 10, the world's first smartphone to feature 108MP camera in Europe and in its domestic market as Mi CC9 Pro, is now all set to launch the smartphone in India by January 2020, GizmoChina reported on Monday ... read..


GMDA partners with Cisco to make Gurugram safer, smarter
Gurugram | Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has partnered with networking giant Cisco to set up an Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) here on Monday that leverages digital technologies to enhance citizen safety, optimise public infras ... read..


Vivo V17 launched in India for Rs 22,990
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Refreshing its V series in India, Chinese handset maker Vivo on Monday launched its Vivo V17 smartphone in India with quad-camera set up for Rs 22,990. ... read..


OnePlus TV update brings support for Netflix
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Chinese technology company OnePlus on Monday announced that it has started rolling out another update for its TVs which brings official support for the Netflix app. ... read..


Google has better reputation than Apple, Samsung in Aus
Sydney | Monday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Tech giant Google has a better reputation than Samsung and Apple in the country, according to a new report, despite the fact that the company has been drawing flak for collecting users' personal data. ... read..


Samsung Galaxy S11e likely to sport 5G connectivity
Seoul | Monday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Samsung's next-generation Galaxy S11e-- also called the SM-G9810 -- will have 5G connectivity, according to the Chinese mobile authentication platform called the 3C. ... read..


Apple's upcoming SE 2 likely to be called 'iPhone 9'
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
A new report from Japanese blog Mac Otakara has claimed that the iPhone SE 2 will likely be called iPhone 9, owing to the fact that it will feature the same chassis as that of the iPhone 8. ... read..


Microsoft knockout: Why AWS CEO must not lose his cool
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
As the CEO of a $36 billion enterprise that leads the global infrastructure Cloud market with over 175 services -- more than any other Cloud vendor -- Andy Jassy is deeply hurt at the Microsoft's $10 billion Pentagon Cloud win and is leaving no stone untu ... read..


Amazon collecting UK health service data for free: Report
London | Monday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
The UK government has allowed Amazon to access health data under the National Health Service (NHS) for free which the tech giant will use for Alexa-driven medical advice for patients. ... read..


Dragon spacecraft delivers cargo to ISS
Washington | Monday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
A Dragon cargo spacecraft belonging to private space services company SpaceX delivered its payload to the International Space Station (ISS), providing the crew with 2,587 kilos of supplies, including materials, such as mice, worms and a robot, for scienti ... read..


Burning more energy can increase brown fat in body: Study
Washington D.C. | December 8, 2019 11:41:39 PM IST
A study has found that the content of brown fat which is present in the human body close to the nervous system can be increased by burning more energy. ... read..


Breast milk may prevent heart diseases in premature babies
Washington D.C. | December 8, 2019 11:41:22 PM IST
Breast milk can play a critical role in preventing heart diseases in babies who are born prematurely. ... read..


India to launch spy satellite, 9 others on Dec 11
Chennai | Sunday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket would launch the country's latest spy satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites on December 11, said the Indian space agency. ... read..


Recycling nutrient-rich industrial waste products enhances soil, reduces carbon: Study
Washington D.C. | December 8, 2019 8:41:30 PM IST
A new study suggests that recycling biotechnology byproducts can enhance soil health while reducing carbon emissions and maintaining crop yields. ... read..


Apple's new Mac Pro will be available to order on Dec 10
San Francisco | Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Apple's all-new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available for pre-orders starting December 10 in the US, according to an email that the iPhone maker has sent out to customers. ... read..


HackerOne pays $20K to user who hacked its own platform
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Facing an embarrassing situation, San Francisco-based HackerOne which is a vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform and boasts of clients like Starbucks, Instagram, Goldman Sachs, Twitter and Zomato, has paid $20,000 to a user who exposed a vuln ... read..


44 million Microsoft customers using leaked passwords
San Francisco | Sunday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Microsoft has discovered that over 44 million users of its Azure and Microsoft Services Accounts (MSA) are using leaked credentials to log into their accounts. ... read..


PM visits 'Param Brahma' supercomputer facility at IISER
Pune | Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with scientists at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) here and visited the supercomputer facility "Param Brahma", an official said. ... read..


This NASA-ISRO mission set to crunch key space data in Cloud
Las Vegas | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
As the humankind aims for deeper space missions like Mars in couple of years from now, the time is to democratize humongous data available via NASA and space agencies like the Indian Space Research organization (ISRO) that can boost space research via nex ... read..


Why Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey prefers DuckDuckGo over Google
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey last week revealed that he has been using DuckDuckGo as his default search engine for quite some time now, apparently due to its stronger privacy features compared to other popular alternatives such as Google Chrome, am ... read..


LG G8s ThinQ: Great package in value flagship segment
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
South Korean smartphone maker LG has mostly been the dark horse in the flagship smartphone race in India, a market which is essentially dominated by the likes of Samsung, Google and Apple. ... read..


Supporting digitisation in India a great opportunity: VMware
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
How India digitises and extends more services to a larger section of the population is really important and supporting the country in incorporating these changes offer great opportunities, a top executive of enterprise software major VMware has said. ... read..


Apple fixing 16-inch MacBook Pro popping sound issue
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Apple is investigating a popping sound issue with the new 16-inch MacBook Pro and says a fix is coming, in the form of a software update. ... read..


WhatsApp now gets call waiting, but no call holding
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has become the latest Voice over Internet Protocol services provider to support call waiting feature even as the company has skipped adding call holding for now. ... read..


Women taking birth control pill likely to have smaller key brain region: Study
Washington D.C. | December 7, 2019 10:42:19 PM IST
A new study by researchers studying the brain found that women taking oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, has significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared to women not taking the pill. ... read..


Key networks in brain may increase suicide risks: Study
Washington D.C. | December 7, 2019 10:42:12 PM IST
A study by researchers has identified the key networks present in the brain which play an important role in encouraging a person to commit suicide. ... read..


World's first pig-monkey hybrids created by scientists
Beijing | Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
In a world first, researchers have been able to produce pig-monkey hybrids in a Chinese laboratory, a media report said. ... read..


Apple may launch iPhone without ports in 2021
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that Apple is planning to launch a "completely wireless" iPhone in 2021, suggesting that the iPhone maker is not switching to USB-C, but rather dropping the port entirely. ... read..


Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks produce global warming effects: Study
Washington D.C. | December 7, 2019 7:41:56 PM IST
A new study suggests that emissions of greenhouse gases resulting due to the movements of volcanic rocks play a central role in global warming effects. ... read..


New study cracks the mystery of magnetic waves of Sun
Washington D.C. | December 7, 2019 7:41:24 PM IST
The centre-most unit of our solar system, Sun, has always been a mystery in terms of the ways it maintains its temperatures, but recently researchers in a new study have found out answers to that. ... read..


Cambridge Analytica deceived users: US FTC
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
More than one and a half year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal first became public, US regulators have said that the now-defunct British data analytics and consulting company engaged in deceptive practices to harvest personal information from tens of ... read..


Adobe acquires Oculus' 3D sculpting platform Medium
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Adobe has announced that it is buying Oculus Medium, a virtual reality authoring tool born from Facebook's Oculus division, in bid to build up its VR strategy. ... read..


Sea levels rising higher than expected, says UN varsity
Madrid | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Sea levels are rising faster and higher than previously expected. Long-term sea level rise will vary greatly depending on emissions, but could reach nearly four meters by 2300 if emissions are not reduced, experts with the United Nations University Instit ... read..


LG Chem teams up with GM to set up EV battery JV in US
Seoul | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
South Korea's leading chemical company LG Chem Ltd on Friday said it will establish a 50:50 joint venture with General Motors to build a battery cell assembly plant in the US. ... read..


Twitter launches Retweets account to highlight best tweets
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Twitter's new account named @TwitterRetweets has been launched with an aim to highlight the best of the micro blogging platform and will provide followers with "Your best Tweets Retweeted." ... read..


Global true wireless hearables market to grow 90% in 2020
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The size of the global market for true wireless hearables is expected to touch 120 million units this year and 230 million units in 2020, growing 90 per cent year on year (YoY), said a new report on Friday. ... read..


Why iPhone 11 Pro seems to share location against user setting
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Dismissing reports that iPhone 11 Pro continuously collects and transmits its users location data even when the user has blocked it from doing so, Apple has said that the confusion arose because of its ultra wideband technology. ... read..


Regional languages to drive creators in 2020: YouTube India
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Google-owned YouTube, which has more than 265 million monthly active users in India, will focus on regional languages to drive the growth of creators on the platform in 2020, a top company executive has said. ... read..


US charges Russians over banking fraud scheme
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Two Russian nationals have been indicted in the US for allegedly running international computer hacking and bank fraud schemes for over a decade. ... read..


Rise in phone-related injuries linked to iPhone, Pokemon Go
New York | Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Cell phones are really hurting people badly as researchers have found that head and neck injuries incurred while driving or walking with a cellphone are on the rise - and correlates with the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and release of Pokemon Go in 2016. ... read..


This model predicts dynamics of glassy materials on local degree of atomic structural order
Washington D.C. | December 6, 2019 8:41:23 PM IST
Researchers introduced a new physical model that predicts the dynamics of glassy materials based solely on their local degree of atomic structural order. ... read..


SpaceX spacecraft with 'mighty mice' launches to space station
Washington | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
SpaceX has launched a Dragon spacecraft with more than 2,585 kg of NASA cargo and science investigations, including studies of malting barley in microgravity, the spread of fire, and a group of 40 genetically enhanced "mighty mice" to study bone and muscl ... read..


Uber's safety review has thousands of sexual assault reports
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Ride-hailing giant Uber has released its first safety review which contains thousands of sexual assault reports. The company has also revealed the changes it was making to make rides safer for its passengers and drivers. ... read..


Facebook sues Chinese company over alleged ad fraud
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Facebook has sued a Chinese company for allegedly tricking people into installing a malware, compromising peoples accounts and then using them to run deceptive ads. ... read..


Chirp 2.0 for Apple Watch adds new features
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Chirp for Twitter app is now receiving its biggest upgrade since its arrival with the latest version 2.0 update. ... read..


Apple updates Clips with Memoji, Animoji and more
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Apple's free video creation app Clips has been updated for the iPhone and the iPad with new Animoji and Memoji support. ... read..


Amazon apologises for delivering condoms, toothbrushes
London | Friday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Retail giant Amazon has apologised after its buyers received condoms and random items such as toothbrushes and tambourines, instead of Nintendo switches worth 300. ... read..


Pixel 4 recording app now available for Pixel 2, 3 and 3A
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Google's AI-powered Recorder app, which has so far been available exclusively for Pixel 4 owners, is now compatible with the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3A series phones. ... read..


Call of Duty: Mobile crosses 170mn downloads in 2 months
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Call of Duty: Mobile (CODM) has reaped nearly $87 million in global player spending and more than 172 million downloads in its first two months. ... read..


5G iPhone is a top priority for Qualcomm
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon at Company's Snapdragon Tech Summit this week has said that the main goal of Qualcomm's renewed relationship with Apple right now is to get a 5G iPhone launched on time. ... read..


India software market grew 12.4% in H1 2019: IDC
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
The Indian software market grew 12.4 per cent year-on-year in January-June of 2019, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) report on Thursday. ... read..


Flipkart leads $60mn investment in logistics platform Shadowfax
Bengaluru | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Walmart's Flipkart has led a $60 million financing round in logistics platform Shadowfax as the online retailer looks to expand hyperlocal delivery capabilities. ... read..


Samsung led 5G devices grabbed 5% of premium market in Q3
Hong Kong | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
5G smartphones captured 5 per cent of the global premium market in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019 led by Samsung with 74 per cent share followed by LG with 11 per cent and Vivo with 5 per cent share, a new report by Counterpoint Research has said. ... read..


Focus mode comes to Android to limit distractions
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Google has introduced a new feature 'Focus Mode' for Android devices designed to prevent its users from being consistently distracted by their smartphone. ... read..


New iPhone may have Qualcomm ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Apple is reportedly planing to use Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology in one iPhone model, set to be released in 2020. ... read..


Musk tells jury his net worth $20bn but is short on cash
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk in the second day of his courtroom appearance as a defendant in a defamation case filed by Vernon Unsworth, a British man, over "pedo guy" tweet, disclosed that his net worth was $20 billion (roughly Rs 1,43,000 cror ... read..


Global IoT enterprise drone shipments to grow 50% in 2020
Egham (UK) | Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
In 2020, worldwide shipments of Internet of Things (IoT) enterprise drones (defined as flying drones) will total 526,000 units, an increase of 50 per cent from 2019, Gartner Inc. said on Thursday. ... read..


Samsung brings 'The Wall' display to India, starts at Rs 3.5cr
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
If you love to watch movies or sports on big screens, think of bigger ones now as South Korean technology giant Samsung on Thursday introduced its modular MicroLED display "The Wall" that can stretch your imagination with its 146-inch, 219-inch, 292-inch ... read..


Galaxy S11 may scan up to two fingerprints simultaneously
Seoul | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Samsung's next-gen 'Galaxy S11' smartphone will reportedly feature Qualcomms latest new 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor that can support up to two fingerprint scans at once. ... read..


Huawei gets back at FCC with legal challenge
Shenzhen | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Hitting back at the regulators and critics, Chinese telecom and smartphone giant Huawei on Thursday sued the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), seeking the court to overturn an order passed on November 22 which bans carriers in rural America from ta ... read..


A robot- software combination make it easier to create advanced materials: Study
Washington D.C. | December 5, 2019 8:11:24 PM IST
Engineers led by Rutgers team has come up with an automated way to produce polymers, which could be easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. ... read..


Huawei Watch GT2 with Bluetooth calling launched in India
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Huawei Consumer Business Group India on Thursday launched its much-anticipated Huawei Watch GT2 with two weeks of battery life, Bluetooth calling and in-device music in the country in 42mm variant (with 1.2 inch AMOLED display) and 46mm variant (with 1.39 ... read..


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