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Researchers find reason behind slippery nature of ice!
Washington D.C. | November 10, 2019 5:11:43 PM IST
Ever wondered why is ice so slippery or what is it that makes people skate on it? If yes, then here's the answer to it! ... read..


Telegram, Signal won't shield your chats from hackers
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
So you have decided to open a Telegram account in the wake of the WhatsApp-NSO group spyware incident that affected 1,400 select users globally, including some in India. Some of you may even be attempting to join the chat app Signal for that elusive secur ... read..


Disney+ to stream on Amazon's Fire TV platform at launch
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed that the company's online streaming service Disney Plus (Disney+) will be available on Amazon's Fire TV platform at launch. ... read..


Mercury to glide across the Sun on November 11
Washington | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Planet Mercury will pass directly between Earth and the Sun on November 11, staging a rare celestial show. ... read..


Instagram to begin 'hide like counts' test in US
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is set to test 'hide like counts' for some US users as early as next week. ... read..


Google Stadia app lands on Play Store ahead of launch
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The Google Stadia app has landed on the Google Play Store and can be downloaded on supported phones, ahead of its official debut. ... read..


NASA showcases its first all-electric aircraft
Washington | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
NASA has showcased its first all-electric aircraft, the X-57 Maxwell which is at least a year away from its first flight test. ... read..


Free Roku app now available on Apple Watch
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Roku has announced a new version of its remote control app which will allow a user to control their devices via Apple Watch. ... read..


Apple Arcade adds 6 new games, taking total to 100
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Apple's subscription-based gaming service Arcade has now reached 100 total games on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV with the addition of six more games. ... read..


Musk looking into launching a 'drive-thru mode' on Tesla
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has confirmed that he is looking into launching a "drive-thru mode" on Tesla. ... read..


Facebook says sorry after 12 staffers complain about racism
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Facebook has apologized after current and former employees went on to social media and detailed several racist incidents against black, Hispanic and female Asian employees at the social networking company. ... read..


Top Amazon executive behind retail growth, Kindle quits
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Long-time senior Amazon executive Steve Kessel who oversaw the e-commerce giant's expansion into retail stores and brought Kindle to life has decided to quit early next year. ... read..


When ex-Cisco Warrior asked to scrap $100-mn worth enterprise
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
The toughest challenge that Indian-born Cisco's former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Padmasree Warrior faced was to tell a giant corporation chief executive to scrap an enterprise in which $100-million (Rs 713 crore) was to be invested. ... read..


Bengal Guv attacks Mamata for giving science festival a miss
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressed regret that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not show up at the fifth India International Science Festival which concluded here on Friday. ... read..


Why Twitter's rival social network Mastodon trending in India
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Mastodon, a little known micro-blogging platform first released in 2016, has suddenly sparked interest among disgruntled Twitter users. ... read..


YouTube for desktop gets major overhaul: Report
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
After testing a host of new features for YouTube for desktop, the company has finally started to roll out a new design for its desktop and tablet homepage, which now features richer thumbnails and higher resolution video previews, media reports said. ... read..


Garmin brings its new Fenix 6 series to India
Mumbai | Friday, 2019 10:45:06 PM IST
US-based wearable major Garmin has launched its Fenix 6 series -- a rugged smartwatch line up designed for explorers at a starting price of Rs 79,990. ... read..


OnePlus 8 Pro may come with super smooth 120Hz display
Beijing | Friday, 2019 10:45:06 PM IST
OnePlus is working on its upcoming flagship smartphones - OnePlus 8 Pro which is expected to come with super smooth 120Hz display, news portal GizmoChina reported on Friday. ... read..


Apple dominates smartwatch market with 48% share in Q3
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 9:45:06 PM IST
Continuing its lead over competitors like Samsung and Fitbit, Apple Watch maintained first position as its share in the global smartwatch market reached 48 per cent in the third quarter of this year from 45 per cent in the same quarter last year, accordin ... read..


Amazon, Xiaomi more devices failed in a hacking competition
Tokyo | Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
A dual-member team of white-hat hackers by the name of Fluoroacetate, hacked Amazon Echo speakers, Xiaomi Mi9, Samsung and Sony smart TVs at the Pwn2Own hacking contest here. ... read..


Facebook let Tinder get special access to user data: Report
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Despite dismissing Tinder cofounder Sean Rad as irrelevant, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg allowed the dating app special access to user data, as revealed by leaked exchanges between the two executives. ... read..


Sanjay Gupta appointed Google India's new Country Manager
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Google on Friday appointed Sanjay Gupta as the new Country Manager and Vice President of Sales and Operations for India. ... read..


Samsung aims to increase sales of foldables in 2020
Seoul | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Samsung CEO DJ Koh confirmed that the company has aimed to sell a lot more foldable devices in 2020. ... read..


Disney+ to hit UK, other European nations on March 31
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Disney Plus (Disney+) will launch in major European markets, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and "a number of other countries in the region" -- on March 31, the company has announced. ... read..


Samsung Galaxy Fold: Indians just love to unfold the future
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Money can buy you anything and if it is about purchasing a smartphone worth Rs 1.65 lakh, it has to be some really cool, top-of-the-line and never-seen-before gadget that must entice every single soul the moment you take it out from your pocket. ... read..


Microsoft starts shipping HoloLens 2
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 5:15:06 PM IST
Microsoft's HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset, which was introduced at Mobile World Congress back in February, is now available to purchase. ... read..


WhatsApp launches Catalogs for small businesses
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
In a bid to make it easier for small businesses to connect with customers and grow, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Thursday introduced the "catalog feature" for businesses, which use the "WhatsApp Business app" to share information about their products and se ... read..


How to find out what data apps are collecting about you
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
With instances of data leakage becoming more and more common, privacy has become the chief casualty. But for those who want to find out if an app is stealthily collecting their data, there are ways to find out, according to researchers. ... read..


IISc, IIT professors among 6 winners of Infosys Science Prize (Lead)
Bengaluru | Friday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, Professor G. Mugesh has been named as among the six winners of the Infosys Science Prize 2019 in Physical Sciences for his seminal work in the chemical synthesis of small molecules and nano-materials for bio- ... read..


Havells air purifier with 9-stage filtration process in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
Havells India on Thursday introduced its new line up of air purifiers with a 9-stage filtration process in the country at a starting price of Rs 14,490. ... read..


Facebook 'fails' to give info on Cambridge Analytica probe
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
Facebook has failed to comply with the subpoenas for more information related to the ongoing privacy investigation into its alleged privacy violations and Cambridge Analytica, the media has reported. ... read..


Apple releases first iOS 13.3 developer beta
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
Apple has released the first developer beta of iOS 13.3 for all compatible iPhones, just a week after the launch of iOS 13.2. ... read..


We are impartial: Twitter India on caste bias allegations
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Reacting to allegations of caste bias, Twitter India on Thursday claimed that it is an impartial platform and does not take action based upon any ideology or political viewpoint. ... read..


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