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Researchers determine nutritional properties of protein in cricket, locust and silkworm pupae insect powders
West Virginia | January 19, 2022 2:20:33 PM IST
As the human population grows to a predicted 10 billion by 2050 and overall land mass remains constant, traditional animal farming may become a less viable method for food production. Animal farming has traditionally fulfilled human nutritional requiremen ... read..


Fastest DNA sequencing technique helps undiagnosed patients find answers in mere hours
Stanford (California) | January 19, 2022 12:50:28 PM IST
A new ultra-rapid genome sequencing approach developed by Stanford Medicine scientists and their collaborators was used to diagnose rare genetic diseases in an average of eight hours -- a feat that's nearly unheard of in standard clinical care. ... read..


Study finds impact of obesity on the heart for young obese children
London | January 19, 2022 12:20:14 PM IST
A team of researchers has found the impact of obesity on the heart's anatomy for young obese children. ... read..


India to host five BRICS S&T events through 2022
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Even as India has successfully handed over the BRICS Chair to China from January 2022, it will be hosting five international events through the year, it was decided at the 15th meeting of the BRICS Science Technology Innovation (STI) Steering Committee. ... read..


Microsoft acquires 'Call of Duty' maker Activision Blizzard for $69 bn
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:07 AM IST
In the biggest deal ever in the world of gaming, Microsoft on Tuesday announced to acquire Activision Blizzard, the maker of popular games like Call of Duty (CoD) and Warcraft, for a whopping $68.7 billion. ... read..


Apple, Samsung give $5 bn thrust to India's local manufacturing scheme
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
As India renews its thrust on local manufacturing of electronics under the production-linked incentive scheme (PLI) with Union Budget 2022-23 around the corner, Apple and Samsung alone are expected to manufacture/assemble smartphones worth around $5 billi ... read..


A firm faced 270 cyber attacks on average at $3.6 mn per incident: WEF study
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 11:15:07 PM IST
Amid the fast-paced, pandemic-driven digitalisation across the globe, the world is facing cyber attacks led by ransomware like never before -- an average of 270 attempts per firm - and the cost of breaches to an organisation amounted to an average of $3.6 ... read..


boAt joins Dixon Technologies to manufacture wireless audio solutions in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Imagine Marketing -- the parent company of earwear brand boAt and electronics manufacturing firm Dixon Technologies -- on Tuesday announced a 50:50 joint venture to manufacture wireless audio products. ... read..


Research suggests new photonic effect could speed drug development
Washington | January 18, 2022 9:20:59 PM IST
Twisted nanoscale semiconductors manipulate light in a new way, researchers at the University of Bath and the University of Michigan have shown. ... read..


Agritech platform Arya.Ag raises $60 mn to bolster grain biz
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
Integrated grain commerce platform Arya.ag on Tuesday said it has raised $60 million in its Series C round via a mix of equity and debt, and aims to capture 20 per cent of $100 billion grain commerce market. ... read..


Spain joins India, Singapore to tame cryptocurrency ads (Ld)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
With an aim to reign in cryptocurrency ads promising wild returns, Spain has now joined countries like Singapore and India, stressing that the advertising of crypto-assets must be clear, balanced, fair and explain risks to the public. ... read..


Galaxy S21 FE gets January security patch as its first-ever update
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has started receiving the January security patch in some Asian markets along with the US as its very first update. ... read..


Moto Tab G70 LTE with MediaTek Helio G90T SoC launched in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Motorola on Tuesday launched the Moto Tab G70 LTE tablet in the Indian market. ... read..


Meta appoints e-com director for India market
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
Meta (formerly Facebook) on Tuesday appointed Meghna Apparao as the Director of e-commerce in India to lead the strategy and solutioning that is focused on the company's e-commerce advertisers. ... read..


China leads in hosting DDoS cyber attack weapons: Report
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
China continues to lead in hosting the highest number of potential Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyber attack weapons, including both amplification weapons and botnet agents, to install modern malware on organisations globally, a new report showed ... read..


Samsung's next tablet lineup may offer a 14.6-inch 'Ultra' model with a notch
Seoul | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
Samsung is reportedly planning to add its first-ever "Ultra" model with a notch to its upcoming Galaxy Tab S8 lineup, which will also include a Tab S8 and S8 Plus. ... read..


Samsung launches Exynos 2200 chip to boost mobile gaming
Seoul | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:07 PM IST
South Korean tech giant Samsung on Tuesday announced its new premium mobile processor 'Exynos 2200' with an aim to redefine mobile gaming experience. ... read..


Shifting ocean closures best way to protect animals from accidental catch
Seattle (Washington) | January 18, 2022 4:51:38 PM IST
Accidentally trapping sharks, seabirds, marine mammals, sea turtles and other animals in fishing gear has been one of the biggest barriers to making fisheries more sustainable around the world. Marine protected areas -- sections of the ocean set aside to ... read..


Amazon not to ban Visa credit cards in UK over 'interchange' fees
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
Amazon has reversed its earlier decision to ban Visa credit cards over fee issues from January 19. ... read..


Cities contribute 80% to global GDP, account for 75% emissions: Report
Geneva | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
Cities contribute 80 per cent to global GDP -- but they also account for 75 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Integrating nature-positive solutions can help protect cities from growing risks associated with extreme weather while driving sustain ... read..


After India, Singapore warns crypto players not to woo public via ads
Singapore/New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
After India, Singapore has now warned cryptocurrency and digital token providers not to promote or advertise their digital tokens via various media platforms to the general public. ... read..


PlayStation 5 may soon be able to run older PS 3 games
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:07 PM IST
Sony PlayStation 3 games may soon be playable directly on PlayStation 5 consoles, as the titles begin to appear on the PS5 Store. ... read..


Apple may launch new iPad Air with A15 chip soon
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
Apple is reportedly planning to launch a fifth-generation iPad Air with an A15 Bionic chip, 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage support and 5G for cellular models. ... read..


Astronomers capture red supergiant's death throes
Evanston (Illinois) | January 18, 2022 2:20:28 PM IST
For the first time ever, astronomers have imaged in real-time the dramatic end to a red supergiant's life -- watching the massive star's rapid self-destruction and final death throes before collapsing into a type II supernova. ... read..


Researchers develop bone growth inspired 'microrobots' that can create their own bone
Linkoping | January 17, 2022 11:50:49 PM IST
Inspired by the growth of bones in the skeleton, researchers at the universities of Linkoping in Sweden and Okayama in Japan have developed a combination of materials that can morph into various shapes before hardening. ... read..


realme number series phones hit 40 mn shipments globally
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
Smartphone brand realme has achieved a new milestone of 40 million shipments of its number series smartphones, a new report said on Monday. ... read..


Apple Safari 15 bug can leak your browsing activity, personal data
San Francisco | Monday, 2022 11:15:07 PM IST
A software bug in Apple browser Safari 15 may let any website track your internet activity and even reveal your identity via macOS, iOS and iPadOS 15, according to a new report. The bug could also expose your Google User ID to other websites. ... read..


DHL, Microsoft, WhatsApp top targeted brands for phishing: Report
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
Global logistics and distribution company DHL, Microsoft, and WhatsApp are the topmost brands being frequently imitated by cyber-criminals in their attempts to steal individuals' personal information or payment credentials, a new report showed on Monday. ... read..


Skylightz Gaming inaugural champs of BGMI India Series 2021
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
Skylightz Gaming, an Indian esports organisation, on Monday emerged as the inaugural champions of the iQOO Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Series 2021. ... read..


Study finds protein structures responsible for life on Earth
Washington | January 17, 2022 9:20:59 PM IST
A team of researchers has discovered the structures of proteins that may be responsible for the origins of life in the primordial soup of ancient Earth. ... read..


Google's upcoming foldable phone may be called Pixel Notepad
San Francisco | Monday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
US-based search engine giant Google is planning to launch its first foldable phone 'Pixel Fold' and now a new report has claimed that the upcoming foldable may be called Pixel Notepad. ... read..


Vivo to donate phones worth Rs 10 lakh to help Indian students
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 8:45:07 PM IST
Smartphone brand Vivo on Monday announced that it will donate 100 smartphones worth Rs 10 lakh and a cash scholarship worth Rs 1.5 lakh to support education of 100 underprivileged kids. ... read..


Flipkart expands startup accelerator programme 'Leap'
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
Flipkart on Monday announced to expand its flagship startup accelerator programme 'Leap' into two new programmes to further help and nurture select startups in India. ... read..


Research finds gigantic planet hidden in plain sight
Riverside (California) | January 17, 2022 7:20:31 PM IST
A UC Riverside astronomer and a group of eagle-eyed citizen scientists have discovered a giant gas planet hidden from view by typical stargazing tools. ... read..


Apple iPhones log 48% growth in India in 2021 with 4.4% market share
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
Apple registered a massive 48 per cent growth in iPhone shipments in India in the calendar year 2021, and was on course to log a record 4.4 per cent market share for the full year, new data showed on Monday. ... read..


OPPO Enco M32 offers rich audio at affordable price
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
Smartphone maker OPPO recently launched its new neckband-style earbuds called the OPPO Enco M32 in India. The Enco M32 is the successor to the Enco M31 from 2020. ... read..


Samsung may increase Galaxy S22 series pricing due to global chip shortage
San Francisco | Monday, 2022 6:15:07 PM IST
Samsung is planning to launch its next premium flagship S22 series, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ as well as the Galaxy S22 Ultra soon and now a new report has claimed that the firm may increase price for the lineup because of the global shortage of chipset ... read..


Pixel 6 and 6 Pro starts receiving January update
San Francisco | Monday, 2022 5:15:07 PM IST
As promised, Google has finally started rolling out the January 2022 software update to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. ... read..


Short video app Chingari raises $15 mn to launch new features
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 5:15:07 PM IST
Short-video making app Chingari on Monday announced it has raised $15 million in a Series A extension round. The platform said it will use the funds to enhance technology, launch new features and augment the tech team. ... read..


Browser-based word puzzle sensation Wordle finds a perfect match
San Francisco | Monday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
As the browser-based word puzzle game Wordle witnesses a meteoric rise, another similar app coincidentally called Wordle! has seen its user base growing exponentially. Now, both the founders have decided to donate money earned by Wordle! to charity. ... read..


Agritech startup DeHaat acquires Helicrofter to empower farmers
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
Agritech startup DeHaat on Monday said it has acquired Maharashtra-based B2B agri-input marketplace startup called Helicrofter, for an undisclosed sum ... read..


Destructive malware targeting Ukrainian govt, firms: Microsoft
San Francisco | Monday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
Microsoft has identified evidence of a destructive malware operation targeting multiple organisations -- government, nonprofits organisations and IT firms -- in Ukraine. ... read..


Samsung to launch TVs with LG Display's OLED panels later this year: Report
Seoul | Monday, 2022 3:45:08 PM IST
Samsung is reportedly planning to launch TVs with LG Display's OLED panels later this year. ... read..


Apple may launch iPad Pro 2022 with MagSafe charging glass logo
San Francisco | Monday, 2022 3:45:07 PM IST
Apple is reportedly planning to launch two new iPad Pro models with low-power LTPO OLED displays and now a new report has claimed that the iPhone maker experimenting with at least one 2022 iPad Pro prototype with MagSafe on board. ... read..


The Milky Way's feeding habits reveal dark matter
Chicago | January 17, 2022 1:20:56 PM IST
A new study has revealed the properties of dark matter enveloping our Milky Way galaxy, thanks to a new map of twelve streams of stars orbiting within our galactic halo. ... read..


Govt invites application under 'Chips to Startup' programme
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
The Ministry of Electronics and Information (MeitY) has sought applications from 100 academia, R&D organisations, start-ups and MSMEs under its Chips to Startup (C2S) Programme. ... read..


NASA citizen scientist spots Jupiter-like planet
Washington | Monday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
A citizen scientist has discovered a giant gaseous planet about 379 light-years from Earth, orbiting a star with the same mass as the Sun, NASA has said. ... read..


Motorola likely working on new flagship with 200MP camera
Beijing | Sunday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
Lenovo-owned Motorola is reportedly working on a flagship smartphone -- likely to be called 'Frontier' -- that will feature a 200MP camera. ... read..


Earth's interior is cooling faster than expected: Research
Zurich | January 16, 2022 9:50:56 PM IST
A measuring system that measures the thermal conductivity of bridgmanite in the laboratory, under the pressure and temperature conditions that prevail inside the Earth, has been developed by a team of researchers. ... read..


Risky food hunting might be key to human success: Study
Durham | January 16, 2022 9:19:59 PM IST
Researchers have found that early human foragers and farmers adopted a high-risk, high-reward strategy to find food. ... read..


SpaceX now has 1,469 Starlink satellites active: Musk
San Francisco | Sunday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that there are now 1,469 Starlink satellites active, with 272 "moving to operational orbits currently. ... read..


Modi's initiative will boost investors' confidence in us: Indian startups
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 8:15:11 PM IST
A slew of Indian startups on Sunday hailed Prime Minister's National Startup Day initiative, saying that the commemoration will not only encourage the country's innovators and young entrepreneurs but also help boost global investors' confidence in their c ... read..


New App Store Connect experience to be rolled out to all developers
San Francisco | Sunday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
Tech giant Apple, which introduced a new App Store Connect experience with some useful changes for developers, will now be rolled out to everyone later this month. ... read..


Samsung unveils two new dishwashers in India
Gurugram | Sunday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
Consumer electronics brand Samsung on Sunday unveiled two models of its freestanding dishwashers on e-commerce platform Amazon during the Great Republic Day Sale from January 16-20. ... read..


Sony's premium earbuds offer impressive noise cancellation, more
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
As music lovers constantly look for true-wireless earbuds with latest features for an immersive experience on the go, Sony has brought premium earbuds to woo music enthusiasts in the country. ... read..


OPPO Find X5 Pro likely to feature Dimensity 9000 SoC
Beijing | Sunday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
Smartphone brand OPPO's upcoming flagship smartphone -- Find X5 Pro -- is expected to be the first device to house the new MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC. ... read..


Russian court charges 8 REvil ransomware hackers behind US attacks
Moscow | Sunday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
A Russian court has charged eight people, who are part of the REvil ransomware group that attacked top American companies, as White House officials confirmed that the person behind the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline last year was also arrested dur ... read..


S.Korea builds pressure on Netflix to pay network fees
Seoul | Sunday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
South Korean lawmakers have called for the speedy passage of a bill that would oblige overseas content providers, including Netflix, to share the burden of network usage costs. ... read..


Apple allows dating apps to offer 3rd party payment options
San Francisco | Sunday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
Apple will let dating app developers offer alternate payment options in the Netherlands, in compliance with a ruling by the Dutch regulator. The tech giant, however, has decided to appeal against the ruling in a higher court. ... read..


Researchers assert infants with low-risk deliveries should not need antibiotics
Washington | January 16, 2022 3:50:00 PM IST
A team of international researchers has found that infants born through uncomplicated caesarean delivery, without labour or membrane rupture before delivery and no concern for infection, should not need antibiotics at birth. ... read..


Researchers highlight potential new therapeutic approach for leukemia
Washington | January 16, 2022 3:21:02 PM IST
A recent clinical study found that Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) cells rely on a previously little-known protein called SCP4 for survival. ... read..


Modi's National Startup Day a new start for Indian entrepreneurs
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 3:15:08 PM IST
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing to celebrate January 16 as the National Startup Day, the meteoric rise of desi entrepreneurs in the past couple of years, which made global headlines, has received a tremendous boost. ... read..


Challenging tasks ahead for India's new space sector chief
Chennai | Sunday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
In a year when the Indian space sector is expected to see some revolutionary changes, S.Somanath on Saturday assumed the charge as the Secretary, Department of Science and Chairman, Space Commission. ... read..


Xiaomi 12 Ultra likely to feature 5x periscope telephoto lens
Beijing | Saturday, 2022 11:45:07 PM IST
Smartphone brand Xiaomi's upcoming smartphone -- Xiaomi 12 Ultra -- might come with a quad-camera setup and one of the lenses will be a 5x periscope camera. ... read..


Small, temporary increase in menstrual cycle length linked to COVID-19 vaccine: Study
Washington | January 15, 2022 9:50:07 PM IST
Women receiving one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine during a single menstrual cycle had an increase in cycle length of nearly one day, compared to unvaccinated women, a recent study has found. ... read..


Pixel Fold smartphone design revealed in Android 12L Beta 2
San Francisco | Saturday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
US-based search engine giant Google is planning to launch its first foldable phone 'Pixel Fold' and now in Android 12L Beta 2 new animations were discovered that depict how to insert a SIM card into the upcoming foldable phone. ... read..


Brain networks enable human conversation: Study
New York | January 15, 2022 9:20:37 PM IST
Researchers have found that the brain circuit is active while we plan our spoken replies during a conversation. ... read..


Research: Women's cognitive performance can be affected by severity of menopause symptoms
Washington | January 15, 2022 9:20:34 PM IST
Severe depression and sexual dysfunction, in particular, can affect a woman's orientation, registration, attention, recall, and language and visuospatial skills, suggests a new study. ... read..


Galaxy S22 series to reportedly use new Gorilla Glass Victus+
San Francisco | Saturday, 2022 9:15:11 PM IST
Samsung is planning to launch its next premium flagship S22 series, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ as well as the Galaxy S22 Ultra soon and now a new report has claimed that the upcoming series will have the Gorilla Glass Victus+ either at the front or back. ... read..


All iPhone 14 models to feature 120Hz displays, 6GB RAM: Report
San Francisco | Saturday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 14 series in or around September and now a new report suggests that all four iPhone 14 models would sport 120 Hz screens, not just the two Pro devices. ... read..


Smartphone makers now prefer multiple chip providers amid crunch
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Amid the global chip shortage, smartphone makers are diversifying the risks by picking multiple chip makers to meet the demand, according to a new report. ... read..


Study proposes forgetting is a form of learning
Washington | January 15, 2022 7:20:23 PM IST
A team of scientists has proposed a theory that forgetting represents a form of learning. ... read..


Study finds green Mediterranean diet may slow age-related neurodegeneration
Washington | January 15, 2022 6:20:02 PM IST
A new study has found that a green Mediterranean diet, high in polyphenols and low in red and processed meat, seems to slow age-related brain atrophy. ... read..


Study reveals link between brain cell development, schizophrenia risk
London | Saturday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
A team of scientists has discovered new links between the breakdown in brain cell development and the risk of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. ... read..


Apple iPhone top smartphone in China for 6 consecutive weeks
Beijing | Saturday, 2022 5:15:07 PM IST
Apple continues to be the top smartphone brand in terms of sales units and revenue in China for six consecutive weeks. ... read..


Parents' genes influence child's educational success: Study
Washington | January 15, 2022 4:20:15 PM IST
A team of researchers from the University College London recently found that children's educational success depends on the genes of their parents, both inherited and not inherited. ... read..


Zuckerberg, Pichai signed 'big deal' to carve up ad market: Report
San Francisco | Saturday, 2022 4:15:07 PM IST
A serious anti-trust complaint in the US has reportedly revealed that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai were allegedly involved in an ad collusion plot, a charge that both tech giants denied. ... read..


Meta smartwatch may feature detachable display
San Francisco | Saturday, 2022 3:45:07 PM IST
To take on Apple, Meta is reportedly planning to launch its first smartwatch in two models - a circular and a square one with detachable display. ... read..


Study finds copper-based chemicals might be leading to ozone layer depletion
California | January 15, 2022 3:20:03 PM IST
A new study has found that copper released into the environment from brake pads, antifouling paints, and other sources may be contributing significantly to stratospheric ozone depletion. ... read..


Samsung's new portable projector ready for launch with preorders sold out
Seoul | Saturday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
Samsung Electronics's all-new portable projector, unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week, has gotten off to a good start, as preorders were sold out at home and abroad, the company said. ... read..


Study finds Earth's interior is cooling faster than expected
Zurich | January 15, 2022 1:50:24 PM IST
A team of researchers has developed a measuring system that enables them to measure the thermal conductivity of bridgmanite in the laboratory, under the pressure and temperature conditions that prevail inside the Earth. ... read..


OnePlus launches 9RT 5G smartphone with Snapdragon 888 chip in India
Bengaluru | Friday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
Smartphone brand OnePlus on Friday unveiled 9RT 5G smartphone and Buds Z2, as an extension of its performance-oriented R series and the OnePlus TWS portfolio, respectively. ... read..


vivo Y21e with Snapdragon 680 chip now in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
Smartphone brand vivo on Friday expanded its Y Series with Y21e device in India. ... read..


Similar to social media feeds, brains operate with lag to update: Research
Washington | January 14, 2022 10:50:33 PM IST
Similar to our social media feeds, our brains are constantly uploading rich, visual stimuli. However, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, instead of seeing the latest image in real-time, we actually see earlier versions ... read..


iPhone 14 Pro to feature 'hole + pill design' instead of notch: Report
San Francisco | Friday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 14 series in or around September and now a new report suggests the Pro models would feature both hole-punch as well as pill-shaped cutouts near the top of the display. ... read..


Fortnite returns to iOS via Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming
San Francisco | Friday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud gaming service is bringing Fortnite to both Android and iOS via a closed beta starting next week. ... read..


Ignitron Motocorp unveils second electric motorbike Bob-e in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
Ignitron Motocorp, a new electric vehicle start-up, on Friday unveiled its second electric two-wheeler 'Bob-e' in the Indian market. ... read..


Meta faces $3.1 bn lawsuit in UK over exploiting users' data
London | Friday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
Meta (formerly Facebook) is facing a $3.1 billion class-action lawsuit in the UK over allegedly abusing its market dominance and if the lawsuit succeeds nearly 44 million British Facebook users could receive a $68 payout each. ... read..


TikTok saw $2.3bn in consumer spending in 2021
Beijing | Friday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
The global consumer spending in TikTok has only continued to grow. Users spent approximately $2.3 billion last year in the mobile app, which includes the iOS version of its Chinese localisation Douyin. ... read..


Xiaomi India records 1.38 cr clicks for 4K content in 2021
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
More and more Indians prefer to watch 4K content and in 2021, a record 1.38 crore clicks for 4K content was reported on Patchwall, a Smart TV platform on all Xiaomi and Redmi SmartTVs that enables content discovery, the company said on Friday. ... read..


Tesla to accept dogecoin as payment for merchandise, says Musk
San Francisco | Friday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday said the electric carmaker will accept meme-based digital currency dogecoin for merchandise. ... read..


OnePlus 10 Pro sold out in a second of its first sale: Report
Beijing | Friday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
OnePlus recently launched its much-anticipated flagship smartphone 'OnePlus 10 Pro' in China and now a new report has revealed that the phone has received a good response in its first flash sale in the region. ... read..


Shiprocket acquires B2B logistics aggregator platform Rocketbox
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
Logistics technology platform Shiprocket said on Friday it has acquired Rocketbox, a B2B logistics aggregator platform, for an undisclosed sum. ... read..


Google calls for govt help to secure critical open-source software
Washington | Friday, 2022 5:15:07 PM IST
Google has called for a public-private partnership to identify a list of critical open source projects and find new ways of identifying software that might pose a systemic risk, as the world grapples with the recent log4j open source software vulnerabilit ... read..


PUBG game developer Krafton sues Apple, Google & Garena
San Francisco | Friday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
Krafton, the developer of famous mobile game PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile), has sued Apple, Google and another game developer Garena in the US for copying and distributing its original battle royale game. ... read..


Tesla Cybertruck production dates removed from website
San Francisco | Friday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
Elon Musk-owned electric vehicle company Tesla has reportedly removed the dates about Cybertruck production from its website. ... read..


Indian mobility tech startup EVage raises $28 mn
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
Indian all-electric commercial original equipment manufacturer (OEM) EVage on Friday said it has raised $28 million from US-based venture capital firm RedBlue Capital. ... read..


Twitter Spaces recording rolls out to all Android, iOS users
San Francisco | Friday, 2022 3:45:09 PM IST
Micro-blogging site Twitter has started rolling out a new feature allowing all Android and iOS users to record Spaces. ... read..


UP green cover increases due to plantation drives
Lucknow | Friday, 2022 3:15:07 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government's massive plantation targets in recent years have led to an increase of over 91 square kilometres of green cover across the state, which includes the forest and tree cover. ... read..


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