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Huawei working on a new phone with an in-display selfie shooter
Beijing | Sunday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has patented a new smartphone with an under-screen selfie shooter and a periscopic zoom lens. ... read..


LG Uplus partners with Google Cloud for 5G mobile edge computing tech
Seoul | Sunday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
LG Uplus, a major South Korean mobile carrier, said on Sunday that it was joining forces with Google to jointly develop 5G mobile edge computing (MEC) technology. ... read..


Fantasy adventure game Marble Knights come to Apple Arcade
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Apple Arcade has added Marble Knights, a new fantasy adventure game from WayForward Technologies, to its growing catalog of over 130 games. ... read..


Oracle, Walmart rescue TikTok in US with Trump's 'blessing' (Ld)
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
In a surprise move, Oracle and Walmart have come together to save TikTok from the ban, forming a new company called TikTok Global which will be headquartered in the US. President Donald Trump said he has given the deal his blessing. ... read..


Help Alexa learn more Indian languages: Amazon India
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
As Alexa in Hindi celebrates its first anniversary in India, the company is hopeful that her knowledge graph will improve and it will talk to millons of people in several regional languages in the near future. ... read..


Researchers link hormones to lifetime risk for immunological diseases
Washington | September 20, 2020 6:42:25 PM IST
Researchers from Michigan State University found that the differences in biological sex can dictate lifelong disease patterns. The new study links connections between specific hormones present before and after birth with immune response and lifelong immun ... read..


Rapid blood protein test could detect brain injury in minutes
Washington | September 20, 2020 6:42:13 PM IST
In a breakthrough study, researchers discovered that a blood protein test could detect the severity of head trauma in under 15 minutes. ... read..


Oracle, Walmart rescue TikTok in US with Trump's 'blessing'
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
In a surprise move, Oracle and Walmart have come together to save TikTok from the ban, forming a new company called TikTok Global which will be headquartered in the US. President Donald Trump said he has given the deal his blessing. ... read..


Apple iPhone 12 price may be higher than expected: Report
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Apple is expected to launch four new devices under the iPhone 12 series soon and a new report has claimed that keeping the price of 5G-compatible iPhone 12 the same as last years model appears impossible owing to the increased Bill of Material cost which ... read..


World's smallest ultrasound detector developed
London | Sunday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
A team of European researchers has developed the world's smallest ultrasound detector that is based on miniaturised photonic circuits on top of a silicon chip. ... read..


Apple online store to transform how Indians buy products online
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
The entire online buying experience has been more or less monotonous (read unemotional) for millions in India for years who select the product, fill in some details, pay and forget. According to a top Apple executive, the first India online exclusive Stor ... read..


Microsoft's Your Phone app testing a 'sent from phone' section
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Microsoft is reportedly testing a new sent from phone section in its Your Phone app, which will let users view all the links, images and notes they have shared from their devices in one convenient location. ... read..


Iranian hackers found using tool to extract 2FA SMS codes
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point have unravelled an ongoing surveillance operation by Iranian entities who have used multiple tools including an Android backdoor that extracts two-factor authentication (2FA) codes from SMS messages and record ... read..


Amazon, Microsoft invest in sustainable concrete producer
Toronto | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
A Canadian cleantech company, CarbonCure Technologies, that develops carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions for the concrete industry has received investment from leading technology and property developers. ... read..


Apple patents micro LED display for fitness band, iPads and more
Beijing | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Apple has reportedly patented a Micro-LED display for future MacBook, iPads and a fitness band. ... read..


Selena Gomez urges Facebook CEO to help stop spreading of hate
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Pop star Selena Gomez has written a message to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the social network's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, urging them to help stop the spread of hate on the platform ahead of the November election. ... read..


Realme UI 2.0 arrive on Sep 21 with Narzo 20 series
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:15:08 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker Realme will unveil its new Android 11-based 'UI 2.0' skin on September 21, alongside the Narzo 20 series of smartphones. ... read..


Apple stock plunges 22%, $500bn eroded in market cap: Report
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 10:15:08 PM IST
A broad sell-off in the overall tech sector amid an underwhelming product launch event this week has resulted in Apple stock plunging nearly 22 per cent from its intraday record high of $137.98 on September 2, losing around $532 billion in market value ... read..


Tamil Nadu partners with Coursera to upskill 50k youth
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) on Saturday said it has partnered with leading online learning platform Coursera to train 50,000 unemployed youth during the Covid-19 crisis. ... read..


OnePlus 8T likely to launch on October 14
Beijing/New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Smartphone brand OnePlus is reportedly planning to unveil OnePlus 8T on October 14 with OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 and 120Hz refresh rate. ... read..


Xbox Series X, Series S pre-orders to start on Sep 22
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Microsoft has announced that the pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and Series S will go live at 9 a.m. on September 22. ... read..


LG Uplus to release self-driving 5G robot next year
Seoul | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
LG Uplus, a major South Korean mobile carrier, has said that it plans to roll out its 5G-powered autonomous robot next year. ... read..


PS5 orders being delayed by Amazon due to high demand
Tokyo | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
As soon as Sony confirmed that its next-generation PlayStation 5 console was going to arrive in November, Amazon has warned its customers that they might not get their console on time due to an incredible demand. ... read..


Stroke patients with COVID-19 have increased inflammation, stroke severity and death: Study
Birmingham | September 19, 2020 4:12:21 PM IST
Stroke patients who also have COVID-19 showed increased systemic inflammation, more serious stroke severity, and a much higher rate of death, compared to stroke patients who did not have COVID-19, according to new research. ... read..


Realme 7: Fast charging, good overall performance
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
In a bid to make further inroads into the mid-segment market share in India, Realme has left no stone unturned to date. With the recent launch of its 7 series smartphones, the company has brought some more competition in the hot-selling segment. ... read..


Google Drive to delete trashed files after 30 days from Oct 13
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Just like Gmail, Google will now keep your trashed files in its Drive platform for only 30 days and start deleting those once the deadline is crossed, starting October 13. ... read..


Kids need FB account to play Oculus VR games, parents furious
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
The decision by the social networking giant to make it mandatory for users of its Oculus Quest virtual reality (VR) headset to have a Facebook account has put parents in a bind. ... read..


TikTok says disappointed with US move to ban app from Sunday
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Video-sharing social networking platform TikTok said it felt disappointed with the decision announced by the US Commerce Department blocking the download and update of the company's popular application starting Sunday. ... read..


Google makes it easier to access Search, Chrome and Gmail in iOS 14
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Google has given its users easier access to Search, Chrome and Gmail on the new Apple iOS 14. ... read..


Hints of fresh ice in Enceladus's northern hemisphere
Washington D.C. | September 19, 2020 8:42:12 AM IST
New composite images made from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are the most detailed global infrared views ever produced of Saturn's moon Enceladus. ... read..


Paytm back on Play store few hours after Google removed app
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
In a dramatic turn of events, Paytm app was back on Google Play store on Friday within a few hours of being pulled down due to alleged policy violations. ... read..


Emissions could add 38cm to sea level rise by 2100: Study
Washington | Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
If greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica's melting ice sheets could together contribute more than 38 centimetre of global sea level rise by 2100, says a NASA-led study. ... read..


Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max may come with 6GB RAM: Report
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Apple is expected to launch four new iPhones under the iPhone 12 series which would include two premium variants and now, the higher-end iPhone 12 Pro Max has passed through AnTuTu Benchmark revealing storage configuration and performance. ... read..


Chromebooks get 'Premium' gaming section on Play Store
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Google Play Store on Chromebooks has now added a Premium gaming section that makes it easier for users to discover games designed for Chromebook. ... read..


SMBs can account for 30% of India's Public Cloud market: Nasscom
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
With Cloud adoption among India's small and medium-sized businesses growing, they can account for 28-30 per cent of the country's Public Cloud market by 2025, a Nasscom report said on Friday. ... read..


Google Play store removes Paytm app citing gambling policy
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:15:07 PM IST
Google has removed digital payments major Paytm's app from its Play Store for allegedly violating its gambling policies. ... read..


Flipkart launches MarQ Android 9.0 Smart TV range
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:15:07 PM IST
Flipkart on Friday launched a new range of MarQ Smart TVs powered by Android 9.0, ahead of the upcoming festive season. ... read..


ByteDance plans TikTok IPO on US stock exchange: Report
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 8:15:07 PM IST
As a decision on the proposal that TikTok had submitted to the US administration to resolve its security concerns is expected soon, its Chinese parent company ByteDance is planning to launch an initial public offering for the short video-sharing platform, ... read..


Sony launches new over-ear headphones in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 8:15:07 PM IST
Sony on Friday launched the latest over-ear headphones in India for Rs 29,990. ... read..


Short video app Chingari inks music licensing deal with T-Series
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Homegrown short video-sharing platform Chingari which shot into popularity following the TikTok ban in June said on Friday that it has signed a music licensing agreement with T-Series. ... read..


Google reinforces Play Store gambling policies before IPL 13
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to commence in Abu Dhabi and Google on Friday reiterated that its Play Store will not allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. ... read..


Microsoft announces new tool to find, fix bugs at scale
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Microsoft has introduced a new tool on its open source repository GitHub that will further help developers and security researchers find and remove critical bugs. ... read..


Seagate launches 18TB hard drive for enterprises
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
US data storage company Seagate Technology on Friday introduced an 18TB helium-based enterprise hard drive as part of the Exos X18 family in India. ... read..


Amazon's Sukumar Rathnam to take over as Uber's new CTO
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Ride-hailing major Uber is all set to bring Sukumar Rathnam, currently a Vice President at Amazon, as its new Chief Technology Officer, the media reported. ... read..


Online retail sales to hit $2.5 trillion in Asia by 2024
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Riding on the surge in grocery demand in the Covid-19 times, online retail sales in Asia will grow from $1.5 trillion in 2019 to $2.5 trillion in 2024, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.3 per cent, a new Forrester report said on Friday. ... read..


Sony launches Xperia 5 II smartphone with Snapdragon 865 chip
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 5:15:09 PM IST
Sony has launched Xperia 5 II smartphone with a 120Hz refresh rate, triple rear cameras and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip. ... read..


WhatsApp on Web may soon get fingerprint authentication feature
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
WhatsApp is reportedly working on to adding another layer of security via biometric scanning support that will help users secure new sessions on the platform on the Web. ... read..


Alexa in Hindi turns 1, now available on smartphones in India
Bengaluru | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Amazon India on Friday announced that its smart assistant Alexa that completed one year of its existence is now available on both Android and iOS smartphones in the country. ... read..


Apple says happy Diwali with 1st India online store on Sep 23 (Ld)
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 3:45:07 PM IST
Ending months of speculation, Apple is launching its first exclusive branded online store in India on September 23 just ahead of the festive season, offering a full range of products, support and premium experience to consumers and the large aspirational ... read..


Facebook unveils Business Suite to help SMBs grow on its apps
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
To help small and medium businesses (SMBs), the social networking giant has introduced Facebook Business Suite -- a new interface to help businesses save time and stay up to date by managing their Pages or profiles across its family of apps. ... read..


Twitter to tell key US officials to opt for strong passwords
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Twitter has said it will ask US officials, presidential campaign managers, political parties and candidates to choose a strong password for an enhanced account security before the November 3 election. ... read..


Apple to celebrate Diwali with 1st India online store on Sep 23
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 1:15:06 PM IST
Ending months of speculation, Apple is all set to launch its first exclusive online store in India on September 23 just ahead of the festive season, offering a full range of products, support and premium experience to consumers across the country. ... read..


Facebook comes down heavily on rogue Groups, admins
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
In a tough action on Groups that spread harmful content, hate speech and misinformation, Facebook on Thursday said admins and moderators of Groups taken down for policy violations will not be able to create any new Group for a certain period of time. ... read..


How shifting to e-commerce has benefitted small businesses
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
While financial challenges following lockdown orders have forced many small and medium-sized-businesses to shut shop, a number of SMBs have seen the benefits of shifting to e-commerce, a Facebook report said on Thursday. ... read..


Alibaba Cloud denies report on data theft of Indian users
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Amid India's crackdown on Chinese companies engaged in suspicious activities, Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, on Thursday denied a report on data theft of Indian users. ... read..


Acer launches two new Predator laptops in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Global PC brand Acer on Thursday announced the latest generation of its Predator laptop Triton 300 and Helios 300 equipped with 10th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors. ... read..


Google launches new programme to help small news publishers
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Google on Thursday announced a global programme to help small and mid-sized news publishers navigate the complexity of digital transformation in the Covid times. ... read..


Hackers targeting UK education sector, warns nodal cyber agency
London | Thursday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
The UK's nodal cyber agency on Thursday warned that cyber criminals are increasingly targeting universities with ransomware attacks and there has been a trend for cyber criminals to threaten to release sensitive data stolen from the network during the att ... read..


US charges 2 Iranian nationals for cyber theft campaign
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
The US has filed charges against two Iranian nationals in connection with an alleged cyber intrusion campaign, sometimes at the behest of the Iran government and sometimes for private financial gain. ... read..


Indians seek audio quality, battery life in phones during WFH
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
As work from home scenario gets longer, most of the Indian smartphone users consider audio quality as one of the most important factors in their next smartphone purchase, followed by battery life and camera, a survey said on Thursday. ... read..


First possible 'survivor' planet found orbiting white dwarf star
Washington | Thursday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Using data from NASA missions, an international team of astronomers has found what may be the first intact planet orbiting a white dwarf, the dense leftover of a Sun-like star, only 40 per cent larger than Earth. ... read..


Zebronics, first Indian brand to launch Dolby Atmos soundbar at Rs 17,999
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Home-grown audio system brand Zebronics on Thursday launched a Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar with a subwoofer in India named ZEB-Juke Bar 9700 Pro Dolby Atmos. ... read..


Sennheiser launches new earbuds in India for Rs 16,990
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
German audio brand Sennheiser on Thursday launched CX 400BT True Wireless earbuds for Rs 16,990 in India. ... read..


Facebook, NYT join hands for AR-driven journalism
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Facebook has teamed up with The New York Times to co-develop augmented reality (AR) filters and effects on Instagram that will help users access and contextualise journalism at the media outlet. ... read..


Uber launches public transport feature in Hyderabad
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Ride-hailing major Uber on Thursday announced the launch of its public transport feature on its app through a partnership with Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL), where riders will be able to plan their transit journey with real-time information and end- ... read..


Trump's WeChat 'ban' won't target users, says US govt
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
WeChat users in the US can breathe a bit easy now as the Donald Trump administration has said in a court filing that the upcoming restrictions on the Chinese-owned messaging app would not target its users. ... read..


Samsung aims to sell 2 crore 'M' series phones in India by 2020 end
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Samsung India is aiming to sell 2 crore units of its online-exclusive Galaxy 'M' series smartphones in India by the end of this year, a top company executive said on Thursday. ... read..


CSC partners with WhatsApp for digital literacy service chatbot
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
The Common Services Centers (CSC) on Thursday said that it has partnered with Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp for a chatbot for citizens to receive digital literacy services and resources. ... read..


Xbox Game Pass streaming won't be supported on Android TV
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 7:15:07 PM IST
Soon after Microsoft announced "Project xCloud" as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the software giant has confirmed that it won't arrive on Android TV anytime soon. ... read..


Now own Galaxy Note20 for Rs 62,999 during 'Samsung Days' sale
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
South Korean tech giant on Thursday launched 'Samsung Days' sale where its flagship Galaxy Note20 will be available for Rs 62,999 in India. ... read..


HP unveils new PC, printing products to empower SMBs
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
PC and printer major HP on Thursday announced a new range of laptops, desktops, printers and services for enterprises and small and medium businesses (SMBs) globally. ... read..


Galaxy M51 will empower students, parents in pandemic: Samsung India
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
At a time when the ongoing pandemic has forced people to work from home and kids take online tutorials, devices in all form factors are being put to their maximum use and Samsung, with its new 'M' series stack, is giving the student community an affordabl ... read..


Apple watchOS 7 arrives with new Faces, handwashing help
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 5:15:12 PM IST
After several months of beta testing, Apple has released watchOS 7, the newest version of the watchOS operating system designed to run on modern Apple Watch models. ... read..


New $4.5mn Walmart Foundation grants to empower farmers in India
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
The Walmart Foundation on Thursday announced two new grants worth $4.5 million to help smallholder farmers earn more from improved output and fair market access. ... read..


Sony PlayStation 5 to launch on Nov 12 for $500
Tokyo | Thursday, 2020 4:15:30 PM IST
Japanese tech giant Sony has confirmed that its next-generation PlayStation 5 console will arrive in November, priced at $499.99 and $399.99 for the digital edition. ... read..


Google to ban stalkerware apps from Play Store from Oct 1
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 4:15:30 PM IST
Google has updated its Play Store policies to impose a ban on stalkerware apps that will be effective from October 1. ... read..


Facebook joins Ray-Ban maker to launch smart glasses in 2021
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 3:45:20 PM IST
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company would launch a pair of smart glasses next year in partnership with EssilorLuxottica, the makers of eyewear from Oakley and Ray-Ban to Armani, Versace and more. ... read..


Apple developers in a bind over sudden iOS 14 release
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 3:45:20 PM IST
The Apple developer community were busy scrambling to give finishing touches to their apps ahead of a major Apple OS release and the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 were made available to the consumers on Wednesday, just a day after announcing new products. ... read..


100 Facebook employees to test future AR glasses on campus
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
In an effort to build the first generation of wearable Augmented Reality (AR) like the way Google Glass once attempted, Facebook has launched a research project called Aria with 100 participants to begin with. ... read..


Facebook unveils next gen VR headset Oculus Quest 2
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Facebook has launched Oculus Quest 2, its next generation of all-in-one virtual reality headset that starts at $299. ... read..


Dell plans lay offs amid Covid-19 uncertainty: Report
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
Dell Technologies is reportedly planning to lay off an unspecified number of employees owing to the declining growth in ongoing Covid-19 pandemic -- a move that may impact its workforce in India where the company has a sizeable employee strength out of it ... read..


TikTok-Oracle deal to result in separate US firm: Report
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
With details of TikTok-Oracle deal still scarce, a new Financial Times report suggests that the short video-sharing platform is likely to spin off into a separate US-headquartered company as per the arrangements. ... read..


Amazon Music launches podcasts for free across all tiers of service
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Amazon Music on Wednesday launched podcasts in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, across its subscription and ad-supported tiers of service at no additional cost. ... read..


Apple brings iOS 14 to iPhones with exciting features
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Apple on Wednesday brought iOS 14 as a free software update to iPhone 6s and later, delivering a major push to the Home Screen with beautifully redesigned widgets and the App Library, new ways to use apps with App Clips, and powerful updates to Messages. ... read..


No plan to allow pvt sector in nuclear power, govt tells LS
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The central government on Wednesday told the Lok Sabha that it has no plan to allow non-governmental/private sector into nuclear power generation. ... read..


Huami Amazfit Neo to launch in India on Oct 1
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:07 PM IST
China-based company Huami on Wednesday announced that it will launch a retro-styled smartwatch 'Amazfit Neo' in India on October 1. ... read..


We shouldn't be arbiters of truth: Facebook
Sydney | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:07 PM IST
Facebook does not want to act like arbiters of truth when it comes to political advertising on the platform in Australia, representatives of the social networking giant told a House of Representatives Committee. ... read..


Honor launches 'Hunter V700' gaming notebook in China
Beijing | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:09 PM IST
Honor on Wednesday introduced its first Hunter V700 gaming notebook at a starting price of 7,499 Chinese Yuan here. ... read..


India 6th in terms of users hit by mobile malware in Q2: Report
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Ranked sixth, India was one of the top 10 countries with the largest share of users attacked by mobile malware in the second quarter of this year, said a new report by cybersecurity company Kaspersky on Wednesday. ... read..


HP patents clamshell foldable phone like Galaxy Z Flip
New York | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:07 PM IST
PC and printer major HP which once experimented with phablets is reportedly working on a clamshell foldable smartphone similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. ... read..


Several Microsoft SQL databases infected by new malware: Tencent
Beijing | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:07 PM IST
Thousands of Microsoft SQL Servers (MSSQL) have been found to be infected by a new malware gang, the cybersecurity arm of Chinese tech giant Tencent has warned. ... read..


79% Indian businesses need to improve IoT security approach
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Nearly 79 per cent businesses in India feel the need to improve their security approach towards Internet of Things (IoT), a new survey revealed on Wednesday. ... read..


Rocket policy must not be limited by capital, liability: Startups
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
The proposed launch vehicle or rocket policy should be startup friendly, not be restrictive in terms of minimum capital for the company, rocket size and other things and the criteria be clear and upfront, said top officials of two rocket companies. ... read..


Digital-native insurer ACKO raises $60mn in new funding round
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Home-grown digital-native insurer ACKO on Wednesday said it had raised $60 million (approximately Rs 441 crore) in a round of funding led by Munich Re Ventures. ... read..


WhatsApp, Telegram messengers are extremely insecure: Study
London | Wednesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Popular mobile messengers like WhatsApp expose personal data via discovery services that allow users to find contacts based on phone numbers from their address book, say researchers. ... read..


Apple One to cause 'irreparable harm' to developers: Spotify
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Swedish audio streaming giant Spotify on Wednesday said the new Apple all-in-one subscription bundle called One abuses its dominant market position by favouring its own Music service. ... read..


Amazon launches 'Luxury Stores' for fashion, beauty brands
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
In an attempt to bring high-end brands to its e-commerce platform, Amazon has launched what it calls Luxury Stores for both established and emerging luxury fashion and beauty brands. ... read..


OnePlus Q1 TV series now available on Flipkart
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Chinese brand OnePlus on Wednesday announced the expansion of its portfolio on Flipkart with the launch of Q1 TV series. ... read..


Adobe posts record $3.23 billion sales in Q3 in tough times
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Riding on its growing Creative and Document Cloud business, Adobe has achieved record quarterly revenue of $3.23 billion in its third quarter of fiscal year 2020, which represents 14 percent year-over-year growth. ... read..


Facebook Live enables AI automated captions for the disabled
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
To help people with disabilities, researchers at Facebook AI have made live video content more accessible by enabling automatic closed captions for Facebook Live and Workplace Live. ... read..


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