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Drink coffee to tackle obesity, suggests study
London | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Drinking a cup of coffee can be helpful in fighting obesity and diabetes as it stimulates body's fat-fighting defences, says a new study. ... read..


Facebook faces trial over data breach affecting 30mn users
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
In a setback, a US court has rejected Facebook's claims to block a lawsuit against it in a data breach that affected nearly 30 million users in September last year. ... read..


Garmin 'Forerunner 945' smartwatch in India for Rs 59,990
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 10:45:06 PM IST
Refreshing its flagship 'Forerunner' series, US-based wearable major Garmin on Monday launched its "Forerunner 945" wearable in India for Rs 59,990. ... read..


New Xiaomi CC smartphone series to launch on July 2
Beijing | Monday, 2019 10:45:06 PM IST
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has officially confirmed first smartphones under its new CC series -- CC9 and CC9e -- that would be launched on July 2. ... read..


Global RPA software market grew 63% in 2018: Gartner
Egham (London) | Monday, 2019 10:45:06 PM IST
Robotic process automation (RPA) software revenue grew 63.1 per cent in 2018 to $846 million, making it the fastest-growing segment of the global enterprise software market, a new report by Gartner Inc. said on Monday. ... read..


Tech Mahindra introduces AI-based Humanoid in Noida
Lucknow | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Tech Mahindra Ltd on Monday introduced K2, the first Human Resource (HR) Humanoid, for its Noida Special Economic Zone Campus in Uttar Pradesh, after unveiling it in its Hyderabad campus earlier this month. ... read..


HONOR 20: Great design and camera steal the show
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone giant Huawei and its sub-brand HONOR have been putting up a brave fight against the ban imposed by the US. The handset player confirmed rolling out the next upgrade to Android OS "Android Q" for several of its devices last week that inc ... read..


Not regulation but Facebook's dream to become WeChat may kill it
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Facebook which accounts for 75 per cent of global ad spend that is likely to hit $110 billion by 2020 is nowhere near an immediate demise and government regulations would only strengthen the social networking giant in the short term, a new Forrester resea ... read..


Microsoft taking bold steps to empower startups: Anant Maheshwari
Bengaluru | Monday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Armed with a cutting-edge technology platform, a well-established partner organisation and an expansion of M12 venture fund, Microsoft is ready to help Indian startups across the spectrum embrace the next phase of growth, Anant Maheshwari, President, Micr ... read..


Samsung launches 2 new tablets in India
Gurugram | Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Strengthening its product portfolio in the stagnant tablet segment in India, Samsung on Monday launched Galaxy Tab S5e and Galaxy Tab A 10.1 which start at Rs 35,999 and Rs 14,999, respectively. ... read..


Less than 10% South Asian homes have an IoT device
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Just 8.7 per cent of homes in South Asia have Internet of Things (IoT) or "connected" devices such as Internet-enabled TVs or surveillance camera against a global average of 40 per cent, new research said on Monday. ... read..


Apple to launch 16-inch MacBook Pro in Sept: Report
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Apple is all set to launch its 16-inch MacBook Pro in September this year, media reported on Monday. ... read..


Microsoft planning foldable surface that runs Android apps
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Microsoft is planning to launch in 2020 a foldable surface that would run Android apps and iCloud in Windows 10, according to media reports. ... read..


Cannabidiol shows promise as new antibiotic
Washington D.C. | June 24, 2019 6:41:23 PM IST
Cannabidiol, the main non-psychoactive chemical compound extracted from cannabis and hemp plant, is found to be active against Gram-positive bacteria including those cause serious infections, with a potency similar to established antibiotics, finds a rece ... read..


Google Duo letting users share photos: Report
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Google Duo has finally got a new feature to include images -- Version 56 -- which is now partially live and allows users to send Snapchat-like single photos to their contacts. ... read..


3 astronauts set to return on Earth abroad Russian spacecraft
Washington | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Three Expedition 59 crew -- NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and Flight Engineer David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency -- are set to ride back to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). ... read..


Internet-connected devices put kids at greater risks
London | Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Forget screen addiction as there is a new threat to keeping children safe in the digital era: Internet of Things (IoT) devices. ... read..


Google says fighting fake business profiles on Maps
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Admitting that fake business profiles were lurking people on Google Maps, the company has said it was working hard to remove bad actors before they could scam customers. ... read..


Blizzard's global esports director steps down
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Kim Phan, the Global Esports Director of American video game developer and publisher Blizzard, has left the firm to pursue a "new endeavour" in the industry. ... read..


US military consumes more hydrocarbons than most countries, pollutes climate: Study
Washington D.C. | June 24, 2019 1:41:37 PM IST
The US military is one of the largest climate polluters in history as it consumes a considerable about of non-renewable liquid fuels and emits more CO2e (carbon-dioxide equivalent) than most countries, recent findings claim. ... read..


Frozen sperm retains viability in outer space: Study
Washington D.C. | June 24, 2019 1:11:29 PM IST
According to recent research frozen sperm retains its viability in outer space conditions. ... read..


Mi Max, Mi Note series discontinued: Xiaomi CEO
Beijing | Sunday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi's Chief Executive Officer Lei Jun has revealed that the company currently has no plans to launch new phones in the Mi Max and Mi Note lineups this year. ... read..


Study finds how bubble turns into ice crystals
Washington D.C. | June 23, 2019 8:41:19 PM IST
The Internet is loaded with video of bubble turning into ice crystals, which has made the engineers wonder over what caused the phenomenon. ... read..


Samsung working on Galaxy A10s with dual camera
Seoul | Sunday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
After recently launching Galaxy A10e, South Korean tech giant Samsung is now working on a new budget smartphone for the Indian market - Galaxy A10s. ... read..


Cigarette consumption high in low-and-middle-income countries
Washington D.C. | June 23, 2019 7:11:28 PM IST
Cigarette consumption has increased in low-and-middle-income countries, say recent studies, which have been published in the 'British Medical Journal' (BMJ). ... read..


Superflare may end Earth one day
Washington D.C. | June 23, 2019 7:11:21 PM IST
Earth could continue to host life as long as the sun does not experience a massive burst of energy called a superflare, a recent study claims. ... read..


Microsoft bans employees from using Slack
San Francisco | Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Microsoft has banned its employees from using the free version of Slack, reportedly due to security concerns. ... read..


Indian PC gaming ecosystem set to explode: HP Inc
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Gaming has lately come of age in India - breaking the social tolerance barrier - and once you experience it on smartphones, you will crave a bigger screen experience with top-of-the-line specifications. ... read..


Students from Indian towns get cracking at coding early in life
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Gone are the days when students in small towns planned to pursue traditional courses like calligraphy art or swimming during their annual summer breaks. These course are now increasingly being replaced by the likes of cybersecurity, professional gaming an ... read..


Would you shun Facebook if given lifetime data protection?
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Would you give up your digital life if all your personal information - passwords, posts, pictures, videos, jokes, memes, GIFs etc - remain private for the rest of your life or given back to you, with no duplicate data saved in the Dark Web? ... read..


Here's how you can click a better selfie
San Francisco | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
If you are not a pro in taking selfies, doing simple things like positioning your face slightly to one side can make your photo look much better, suggest experts. ... read..


3D sewing robotic arm developed in China
Hangzhou (China) | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Traditional ways of sewing that rely on human hands or sewing machines may undergo a drastic change, as researchers in eastern China's Zhejiang province have created a 3D sewing robotic arm. ... read..


PhonePe 2nd most downloaded finance app in May: Report
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
In a sign that people in India are fast adopting digital payments methods, a new study has found that PhonePe, a Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-based app, was the second most downloaded app in the world in the finance category in May after Google Pay. ... read..


Huawei confirms foldable 'Mate X' launch in September
Beijing | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
After delaying the June launch of its much-anticipated foldable smartphone "Mate X", Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has now confirmed its arrival in September. ... read..


Cook praises iPhone-shot pictures of Aamchi Mumbai
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Apple CEO Tim Cook has appreciated pictures of Mumbai shot on Australian photographer Andrew Kneebone's iPhone XR. ... read..


Apple may use Samsung displays in MacBooks, iPads
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Apple is expected to launch its 16-inch MacBook Pro along with iPad Pro tablets with OLED screens from Samsung. ... read..


Microsoft joins NASA to get kids interested in space
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Microsoft's education arm and NASA have come together to create online lessons to get school students interested about space. ... read..


Elon Musk forecasts grim future of human race
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's grim forecast of humanity suggests that a "population bomb" would lead to a worldwide collapse in humans in the coming decades and everybody would start to see the evident effects by 2050. ... read..


Facebook's digital coin frightening: Co-founder
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who initiated the call to break up the social networking giant, has termed the new digital currency Libra "frightening". ... read..


Facebook restores controversial Led Zeppelin album cover
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Facebook has reversed its ban on British rock band Led Zeppelin's 1973 album "Houses of the Holy" cover that features nude children. ... read..


H55's fully electric airplane takes off in Switzerland
Sion (Switzerland) | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Taking a big step towards developing flying taxis, H55, a Solar Impulse technological spin off, successfully flew a two-seater fully electric airplane on Friday. ... read..


'Stressed' Facebook content moderator died on duty in US: Report
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
A Facebook content moderator at a US site operated by professional services vendor Cognizant died last year on duty after he failed to meet the 98 per cent "accuracy" target set by the social networking giant, a chilling report by The Verge has revealed. ... read..


New YouTube test to hide comments on videos in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
In a bid to curb the spread of hateful and racist comments on its platform, Google-owned YouTube is experimenting with hiding comments on videos by default and the test has gone live in India. ... read..


Amazon, Toshiba bring low-cost TVs with Dolby Vision
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
E-commerce giant Amazon has announced the first budget-friendly Toshiba-branded 4K TV with built-in Fire TV software and Dolby Vision. ... read..


NASA selects 2 missions to study solar weather
Washington | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
NASA has selected two new missions to study the Sun and its dynamic effects on space weather. ... read..


Samsung launching 3 new tablets in stagnant Indian market
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Samsung which gained 51 per cent market share (by value) and 50 per cent market share (by volume) in the first quarter of 2019 in the Indian tablet market is set to launch three new tablets early next week, a top company executive said on Friday. ... read..


Some Indian users junk smart speakers within a month
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
While smart speaker adoption in India is on the rise, some users stop using them just a month after purchase, says a survey by CyberMedia Research (CMR). ... read..


Amazon may bring surveillance services with delivery drones
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Taking its ambition of executing drone-based deliveries a notch higher, Amazon is now planning to offer "surveillance as a service" coupled with its futuristic unmanned aerial product delivery idea. ... read..


Indian entrepreneurs scouting for agile, secure workplaces: HP Inc
Gurugram | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Offices the world over are becoming lean, shunning physical boundaries, while co-working places have become the new norm where you need a small yet "always connected" place for video conferencing, presentations and quick meetings that can happen next to t ... read..


Coolpad gets new India CEO to boost smartphone business
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Friday announced the appointment of Fisher Yuan as its new India CEO. ... read..


TeamViewer now installed on 2bn devices globally
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Germany-based remote connectivity solutions provider TeamViewer on Friday announced its software has been installed on more than two billion devices globally -- representing 2 billion uniquely generated IDs. ... read..


Apple iOS 13: Siri to soon talk in desi English accent
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
As Apple iOS 13 is set to reach India this fall, the new operating system on iPhones is loaded with India-specific features like desi English accent for virtual assistant Siri that would now speak to you in a more natural and expressive way -- in both mal ... read..


Wearable devices market to hit 223 mn units in 2019: IDC
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The wearable market is expected to reach global shipments of 222.9 million units in 2019 with earwear and watches accounting for more than 70 per cent of all wearable shipments by 2023, a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) suggests. ... read..


Only 1 in 10 people know how cryptocurrency works: Survey
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Only one in 10 people understand how cryptocurrencies work while 29 per cent have some knowledge about digital currencies, a new Survey by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has found. ... read..


FB accused of copying Calibra logo from online bank
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Social networking giant Facebook has been accused of using a logo for its new cryptocurrency play, similar to the logo of an online banking company called 'Current'. ... read..


Google abandons its pixel tablet dream: Report
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Confirming that there would be no upcoming sequel to its Pixel Slate, Google has seemingly abandoned its tablet-making efforts and focus mainly on making laptops. ... read..


Facebook's digital coin set to run into rough weather
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Sensing a multi-billion dollar opportunity to improve the cross-border payments system, Facebook is launching its own digital coin called 'Libra' next year which is set to run into rough weather with several governments, including India, not treating cryp ... read..


Cloud IT infrastructure sales hit $14.5bn in Q1: IDC
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Revenue from the sale of IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for Cloud environments, including Public and Private Cloud, reached $14.5 billion in the first quarter of 2019, an 11.4 per cent growth year-over-year. ... read..


Apple recalls MacBook Pro units over battery fire risk
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Apple has recalled a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. ... read..


Florida city pays nearly $600,000 as ransom to hackers
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
A small city in Florida authorised its insurer to pay nearly $600,000 as ransom to hackers who paralysed the computer system, sending all operations offline, the media reported. ... read..


Motorola launches One Vision in India for Rs 19,999
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Refreshing its line-up in India, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Thursday launched company's One Vision smartphone with 48 MP camera and Android One OS for Rs 19,999. ... read..


Huawei positive about future after winning key 5G deals
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Caught in the crossfire of global geopolitics, Huawei on Thursday said things have started looking up for the company with the signing of key 5G deals in the UK and Russia and added that it is "positive" about the future. ... read..


Porn stars protest against Instagram's 'vague' nudity rules
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Joining others in their protest against the nudity censorship policies incorporated by Facebook in its family of apps, several porn artists protested outside Instagram's Silicon Valley headquarters. ... read..


S Korea to open 1st 5G autonomous car driving test bed
Seoul | Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
South Korea on Thursday said it will set up the world's first 5G-based autonomous car driving test bed in the capital city as it strives to take the lead in future mobility technology. ... read..


Here's how arousal impacts physiological synchrony in relationships
Washington D.C. | June 20, 2019 10:11:21 PM IST
As part of a recent study, a team of researchers examined how arousal impacts physiological synchrony in relationships. ... read..


Xiaomi stole artwork commissioned by LG: Report
Beijing | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Chinese handset maker Xiaomi reportedly stole an artist named Peter Tarka's work to promote company's products on its Spanish website. ... read..


Jeff Bezos envisions Moon's ice water as rocket fuel
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Space company Blue Origin's founder Jeff Bezos envisions fuelling rockets with lunar ice water and using the Moon as the base to explore space further. ... read..


'62% Indian professionals scared by changing skills'
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
With skills needed to succeed changing rapidly, 62 per cent Indian professionals feel daunted by the rapid pace in the requirement of expertise, according to a survey by professional networking platform LinkedIn. ... read..


Bengaluru-based Subex establish IoT security lab in US
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Devarabisanahalli-headquartered Internet of Things (IoT) and critical infrastructure security solutions provider Subex has partnered with the town of Florence, Arizona to establish an IoT security lab in the US. ... read..


Tech Mahindra signs pact with Airbus for cabin, cargo design
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Software and business re-engineering services firm Tech Mahindra on Thursday announced signing of a multi-year contract with Airbus for cabin and cargo design engineering. ... read..


Tesla hasn't met Musks Q2 production goal: Report
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has not met CEO Elon Musk's second quarter (Q2) record production goal, according to media reports. ... read..


Apple expands retail presence in US with Best Buy
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 5:45:06 PM IST
Expanding its repair services across the US, Apple has partnered consumer electronics retailer Best Buy with the company's nearly 1,000 stores that would provide expert service and repairs for Apple products. ... read..


Paytm to dole out incentives for merchants at kirana stores
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
In a move to make deeper inroads in the country, digital payments company Paytm on Thursday announced to push cashback from peer-to-peer UPI transactions to offline merchant payments at retail kirana stores. ... read..


Twitter removes precise location tagging on app
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Micro-blogging site Twitter has decided to eliminate the option of letting users add their precise location details like latitude and longitude as part of their tweets. ... read..


Zuckerberg ahead of Cook, behind Pichai in top CEOs index
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 3:20:53 PM IST
Social media giant Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has dropped from his 2018 rank of number 16 to number 55 on the list of top Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the US this year. ... read..


Xiaomi shifting to new HQ in Beijing: Report
Beijing | Thursday, 2019 3:20:53 PM IST
Aiming to better house its increasing headcount, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is reportedly going to shift to its new headquarters in Beijing. ... read..


Himalayan glaciers getting smaller every year: Study
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 7:45:05 AM IST
Himalayan glaciers across India, China, Nepal and Bhutan have been losing the equivalent of more than a vertical foot and half of ice each year since 2000, a new comprehensive international study said on Wednesday. ... read..


Appetite for online retail sites among kids grows threefold
Moscow | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
More children are taking to e-commerce sites for looking at products (and sometimes buying) as new research by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has found that the interest of children in online shopping has more than tripled in the last 12 months -- from two ... read..


Tariffs on mobile phones, computers harm US users: Report
Washington | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Additional tariffs in the US on import of consumer electronics products from China would have a "substantial negative impact" on American consumers, even after accounting for alternative sources of supply, said a US consulting firm. ... read..


Google invests $1 billion in housing across Bay Area
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
After announcing a fresh investment of $600 million in expanding its data centre in Oklahoma, Google has now decided to invest $1 billion for 20,000 homes in the Bay Area in San Francisco. ... read..


Data usage per smartphone highest in India: Ericsson
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
With the availability of attractive data plans and higher video consumption among young users, monthly data usage per smartphone in India rose to 9.8 gigabytes (GB) at the end of 2018, the highest in the world, according to a Ericsson report on Wednesday. ... read..


Amazon adds 15 planes, eyes 70-aircraft fleet by 2021
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Just after losing air-shipping contract of global courier company FedEx amid competition, e-commerce major Amazon has added 15 cargo aircraft to its fleet in the making, aiming to reach 70 planes by 2021. ... read..


LG to launch V50 5G smartphone in US this week with Verizon
Seoul | Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
LG Electronics Inc. has said it plans to release the company's V50 ThinQ in the US this week with Verizon, its second American telecom partner for the 5G smartphone. ... read..


Google Street powers AI tool to monitor road infra
Sydney | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:06 PM IST
By tapping into Google Street View images, researchers have developed a new programme using artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor the stop and give way (yield) signs needing replacement or repair. ... read..


nubia ups its game, plans to launch Red Magic 4 this year
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:06 PM IST
India's gaming smartphone market is finally getting some competition, especially after the launch of nubia Red Magic 3 earlier this week at a starting price of Rs 35,999. The Shenzhen-headquartered smartphone maker is now planning to release the next iter ... read..


Nutanix poaches AWS veteran to drive India business
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
US-headquartered enterprise Cloud computing company Nutanix on Wednesday announced the appointment of veteran IT leader Anantharaman Balakrishnan as its new Vice President and Managing Director of Sales for India. ... read..


Alcoholic monkey becomes Elon Musk's Twitter picture
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Carrying on with what seems to be his 'wild Tweet week', multi-billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has replaced his profile picture on Twitter with that of an alcoholic monkey. ... read..


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to launch on August 7: Report
| Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to unleash its next generation Galaxy Note 10 on August 7 in Barclays Centre in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, USA. ... read..


Premium smartphone market collapses 8% in Q1 as Apple falls
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The global premium smartphone market has collapsed 8 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 as Apple shipments plummeted 20 per cent, a report by Counterpoint Research said on Wednesday. ... read..


Now try virtual makeup while watching YouTube tutorials
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
With a new "Augmented Reality (AR) Beauty Try-On feature", Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube would now let users try on virtual make-up while watching tutorials in real time. ... read..


Google Calendar suffers global outage
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:06 PM IST
Adding to the plethora of outages that apps from major tech giants have been suffering lately, Google's Calendar refused to work for over nearly three hours for users around the world. ... read..


5 startups get Rs 35 lakh each in WhatsApp India contest
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 11:20:53 AM IST
Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Invest India on Tuesday picked 5 Indian startups who would receive nearly Rs 35 lakh ($50,000) each to further develop country-first products to solve real-life problems being faced by millions in the country. ... read..


Two planets that could support life discovered
Madrid | Wednesday, 2019 11:20:53 AM IST
Two exoplanets that have been discovered, which are warm similar to Earth and may have water, could be good candidates to support life, according to a study on Tuesday. ... read..


LG CNS, Microsoft to develop Cloud-based enterprise solutions
Seoul | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
LG CNS Co. -- LG's IT service subsidiary -- has said that it has agreed with US tech behemoth Microsoft Corp. to collaborate on the development of Cloud-based enterprise solutions. ... read..


HMD Global moving all user data to Finland for security
Helsinki | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
HMD Global, which makes and markets Nokia-branded phones, on Tuesday announced partnership with consultancy firm CGI and Google Cloud to move and store phone activation and performance data at the Google Cloud Region in Hamina, Finland for better protecti ... read..


Samsung Display leads smartphone screen market in Q1
Seoul | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Samsung Display Co. maintained its dominant position in the global smartphone display market in the first quarter as more handset makers adopted OLED panels for their premium products, a market researcher has said. ... read..


Jabra Evolve 65e: Decent but not worth your money
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Wirefree listening has its own perks and that's why the wireless earphones an earbuds are now in demand more than ever in India. ... read..


Climate change affects crops in India: Study
Washington D.C. | June 18, 2019 10:41:29 PM IST
India's grain crops are vulnerable to climate changes and yields from rice, experience larger declines during extreme weather conditions, found Kyle Davis Environmental data scientist at Columbia University. ... read..


Facebook's digital currency 'Libra' coming in 2020 (Lead)
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
As the chorus grows to break up Facebook and regulators scramble to fix it over privacy violations, the social networking giant on Tuesday announced a digital wallet subsidiary called 'Calibra' that would launch Blockchain-powered cryptocurrency 'Libra' n ... read..


Truecaller gets free Internet voice call feature
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
To facilitate high quality Internet calls, communication app Truecaller on Tuesday launched a new feature called "Truecaller Voice" for its 140 million daily active users globally, the company said in a statement. ... read..


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