Monday, April 12, 2021

Want to be most inclusive tech company: Twitter
San Francisco | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Launching its first "Global Impact Report" on Wednesday, Twitter said that it aims to be the "most inclusive and diverse" technology company. ... read..

Samsung powers remote laundry care with connected washing machine
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Ever thought of washing your clothes just before leaving office so that you can pull them out for drying as soon as you reach home? This is now possible with Samsung's new range of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled and connected washing machine with Hi ... read..

Android app offering free Netflix may steal your WhatsApp data
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Cybersecurity researchers said on Wednesday that they have discovered a fake service app on Google Play Store that offers users view Netflix on their smartphones for free, while monitoring their WhatsApp notifications and sending automatic replies to inco ... read..

OPPO sells 1 crore 'F' series phones in India in 6 years
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
As smartphone maker OPPO rides high on success, its F-series has gained major attraction and the company has sold 1 crore units of F-series smartphones in six years, a top company official said on Wednesday. ... read..

Medtronic opens largest R&D centre outside US in Hyderabad
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Global leader in medical technology, Medtronic on Wednesday opened its expanded facility here, which is the company's largest research and development centre outside the US. ... read..

Key brain molecule may play role in many brain disorders, suggests study
Washington | April 7, 2021 10:13:53 PM IST
A team, led by scientists at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, have identified a molecule called microRNA-29 as a powerful controller of brain maturation in mammals. Deleting microRNA-29 in mice caused problems very similar to tho ... read..

Whistleblower protections: Alphabet shareholder wants policy review
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Google's abrupt firing of prominent Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics researcher Timnit Gebru late last year and reports of the company sacking more employees later has now led an Alphabet shareholder to push for adoption of policies for better whistleb ... read..

Tibetan Plateau will warm faster than expected: Study
Beijing | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The Tibetan Plateau, known as "the roof of the world", may warm faster than climate models have projected due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, say researchers. ... read..

Vivo ropes in Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Chinese smartphone brand Vivo on Wednesday announced that it has onboarded Virat Kohli as the company's brand ambassador. ... read..

Musing on how to be a good boss can boost work efficiency
London | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Want to be effective at work? Start your day by thinking about what kind of leader you want to be, even if you're not the boss, suggests a new study. ... read..

Aquatic ecosystems source of half of global methane emissions: Study
Washington | April 7, 2021 8:43:58 PM IST
Direct human alterations to natural aquatic ecosystems can increase methane emissions, a new study has found. ... read..

Astronomers spot double quasars in merging galaxies
Washington | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Peering back 10 billion years into the universe's past, astronomers have found a pair of quasars that are so close to each other they look like a single object in ground-based telescopic photos, but not in Hubble Space Telescope's crisp view. ... read..

Intel launches 3rd Gen Xeon scalable processors
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Intel on Wednesday launched its new 3rd Gen "Ice Lake" Xeon Scalable processors for data centres around the world including in India. ... read..

Google accidentally leaks green 'Pixel Buds A'
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Google may have accidentally revealed an image of its upcoming "Pixel Buds A" in a dark green colour variant. ... read..

Apple News+ could reach 19mn subscribers by 2023: Analyst
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Apple's subscription news and magazine service Apple News Plus could reach 19 million paid subscribers by 2023, according to an analyst. ... read..

Google launches new app review process to curb policy violations
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:07 PM IST
Google has introduced a new app review process for both developers and advertisers to help them resolve issues upfront and lessen the likelihood of future policy violations. ... read..

Spotify announces new podcasts for Indian listeners
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Swedish music streaming service Spotify on Wednesday announced a slate of new podcasts from India, including four new Spotify Originals and one exclusive podcast partnership. ... read..

Italian tech accessories firm Celly enters India with Beetal
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Leading Italian tech accessories company Celly on Wednesday announced to enter the India market with Beetel as its distributor. ... read..

1 in 3 Covid survivors diagnosed with neuro problems: Lancet
London | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
One in three people who survived Covid-19 have been diagnosed with anxiety and mood disorders, within six months of infection, according to a large study published in the science journal The Lancet Psychiatry. ... read..

Microsoft puts servers in liquid to enhance performance
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
After sinking an entire data centre to the bottom of the Scottish sea, Microsoft has now started to submerge its servers in liquid to improve performance and save energy. ... read..

WhatsApp makes shopping easy on its business platform
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
WhatsApp on Wednesday announced two new features to make it easier for people to know whats available and for entrepreneurs to quickly sell their products on WhatsApp for Business. ... read..

Signal tests peer-to-peer payments via cryptocurrency
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Taking a cue from its rival WhatsApp, the fast-growing encrypted messaging app Signal has announced to let users send money in cryptocurrency to friends and relatives, as it tests a new peer-to-peer payments system in the beta version of its app. ... read..

Samsung expects $8.3B in Q1 earnings on strong mobile biz
Seoul | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Samsung Electronics on Wednesday expected a market forecast-beating earnings for the first quarter of 2021, estimating its operating profit at $8.3 billion for the first three months of the year, up 44.2 per cent from a year ago. ... read..

E3 2021 to take place in mid-June as 'all-virtual' event
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2021 will take place from June 12-15 as a free, "reimagined, all-virtual" event, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) said on Tuesday. ... read..

MediaTek, Samsung unveil world's 1st Wi-Fi 6E enabled 8K TV
Taipei | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
MediaTek and Samsung on Tuesday unveiled the world's first Wi-Fi 6E enabled 8K QLED TV called the flagship Samsung 8K QLED Y21. ... read..

Rizzle launches 'Rimix' tool for creating video mashups
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Short video platform Rizzle on Tuesday announced the launch of a "Rimix" feature that allows creators to quickly make video mashups. ... read..

Raindrops can help identify potential habitable planets
New York | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The size of raindrops can help identify potentially habitable planets outside our solar system, according to a new research. ... read..

CRED raises $215M in new round, turns unicorn at $2.2B valuation
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Members-only credit card management and bill payments platform CRED on Tuesday said it has raised $215 million (about Rs 1,579 crore) in a Series D funding round at a post-money valuation of $2.2 billion. ... read..

Yahoo Answers to shut down on May 4
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
One of the longest running web Q&A platforms Yahoo Answers, which has been operating since 2005, will shut down permanently on May 4. ... read..

How beef industry can reduce greenhouse emissions
New York | Tuesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The global beef industry, particularly in the US and Brazil, can potentially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by nearly 50 per cent with proper land management, improving production efficiency, suggests a research. ... read..

Study links maternal stress in conception to higher chance of female foetus
Washington | April 6, 2021 10:13:59 PM IST
A study carried out by scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) has revealed that women who experience stress both before becoming pregnant and during conception are almost twice as likely to have a girl as a boy. ... read..

Ola Electric hires auto veteran Yongsung Kim in key position
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Ola Electric on Tuesday said it has appointed auto veteran Yongsung Kim as Head of Global Sales and Distribution, overseeing India and international markets. ... read..

BHU to collaborate on research on hydrogen energy
Varanasi | Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Hydrogen Energy Centre at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC), New Delhi, have agreed to collaborate in research on carbon neutral green energy and pilot project of hydrogen energy development. ... read..

YuppTV bags digital broadcasting rights for Vivo IPL 2021
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Over-the-top (OTT) content platform YuppTV on Tuesday announced that it has acquired the digital broadcasting rights for Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in close to 100 countries. ... read..

This Western Digital drive transfers files from iPhone to Android
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Storage solutions major Western Digital on Tuesday announced its first flash drive with dual Lightning and USB Type-C connectors for moving content seamlessly between an iPhone and USB Type-C devices including Android phones. ... read..

HP launches MediaTek-powered Chromebook for students in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
In a bid to empower students in the extended remote learning era, PC and printer major HP on Tuesday launched an affordable Chromebook 11a with a MediaTek processor for a starting price of Rs 21,999. ... read..

NASA team names Martian hill after Rafael Navarro-Gonzalez
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The team of scientists and engineers behind NASA's Curiosity rover has named a hill along the rover's path on Mars in honour of recently deceased mission scientist Rafael Navarro-Gonzalez. ... read..

Amazon retaliated against activist employees: Labour board
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) in the US has found that Amazon retaliated against two of its employees when the company fired them last year, The New York Times reported. ... read..

iPhone 13 Pro likely to feature smaller notch: Report
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Apple's upcoming iPhone 13 Pro may come with a smaller notch and repositioned earpiece and front camera, but with minimal changes otherwise. ... read..

Researchers develop moving platform for 3D printing that can cut waste, costs
California | April 6, 2021 8:13:57 PM IST
Researchers from USC Viterbi School of Engineering have developed a unique low-cost dynamically controlled surface for 3D printers that reduces waste and saves time. ... read..

PlayShifu raises nearly Rs 125cr in Series B round
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Early-learning toy company PlayShifu, which helps children develop foundational skills through physical and digital play, on Tuesday said it raised $17 million (nearly Rs 125 crore) in a Series B round. ... read..

OPPO launches F19 in India at Rs 18,990
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Tuesday launched a new smartphone under its F series, F19, for the India market that will be available from April 9. ... read..

NASA's Mars helicopter survives first freezing Martian night
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter has survived the first cold Martian night ahead of its maiden flight on the Red Planet scheduled for April 11, the US space agency has said. ... read..

Leaked Facebook data reveals that Zukerberg uses Signal
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
As Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg's phone number also emerged among the leaked data of 533 million Facebook users, a security expert has revealed that the Facebook CEO uses Signal. ... read..

WhatsApp tests chat history migration between iPhone, Android
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly testing the ability to easily migrate chat history between an iPhone and an Android device. ... read..

New iRobot robotic vacuums with automatic dirt disposal in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Global consumer robot company iRobot Corp on Tuesday expanded its Roomba robot vacuum lineup with the launch of the two new products i3 and i3+ in India. The higher version offers automatic dirt disposal. ... read..

Study sheds light on inequities in COVID-19 mortality across racial groups
Cambridge (Massachusetts) | April 6, 2021 5:14:09 PM IST
Black women are dying at significantly higher rates than white men, and that disparity in mortality rates among women of all races are greater than those between white women and white men. These are the findings of a new study led by Harvard University re ... read..

Clubhouse now lets creators earn from users via Payments
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Invite-only audio meet app Clubhouse has announced to let creators earn money via its first monetisation tool called Payments. ... read..

I never spoke to Elon Musk on buying Tesla: Tim Cook
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that he never spoke to Tesla CEO Elon Musk about buying his failed electric car business couple of years back. ... read..

LG partners major telecom operator to develop AI services
Seoul | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
LG Electronics said on Tuesday that it plans to develop cross-platform artificial intelligence (AI)-powered services with KT Corp, South Korea's major telecom operator, to expand use of its human-like algorithm. ... read..

Swiggy close to raising Rs 5,862 cr at $5 bn valuation
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Online food delivery platform Swiggy is close to raising $800 million (about Rs 5,862 crore) in funding, with Falcon Edge Capital, Amansa Capital, Think Investments, Carmignac and Goldman Sachs joining as new investors, that will take its valuation to nea ... read..

Surgical technique may reduce positive margin rate in breast cancer patients with DCIS
Washington | April 5, 2021 11:13:54 PM IST
According to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, a non-invasive breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) accounts for approximately one of every four new breast cancer cases in the United States. If left untreated, DC ... read..

Nokia Bluetooth neckband, wireless earphones launched on Flipkart
Bengaluru | Monday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
E-commerce marketplace Flipkart on Monday announced the launch of Nokia Bluetooth neckband and True Wireless Earphones, further expanding the growing range of audio and wireless products on its platform. ... read..

Asteroid that eliminated dinosaur gave rise to Amazon rainforest
New York | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The asteroid impact that wiped out dinosaurs from Earth also gave birth to the Amazon rainforest, says a new study. ... read..

Canon India appoints Yamazaki as new India President, CEO
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Canon India on Monday announced that Manabu Yamazaki has replaced veteran Kazutada Kobayashi as new President and CEO for the company in the country. ... read..

Tracking receptor proteins might reveal molecular basis of learning and memory
Nagoya | April 5, 2021 8:43:57 PM IST
During a recent study scientists from Japan used a novel two-step method of labelling neurotransmitter receptor proteins to track their localization efficiently. ... read..

Adobe Illustrator for Apple silicon in beta released
San Francisco | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Software major Adobe has now started testing Illustrator on Apple's latest chip architecture, a move that has come less than a month after the release of Adobe Photoshop for Apple silicon. ... read..

NASA seeks public's help to envision future of aviation
Washington | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
In a bid to increase innovation in aviation, the US space agency NASA has asked the people to share ideas for the future of flight. ... read..

Samsung launches Galaxy F12, F02s smartphones in India
Gurugram | Monday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Expanding its Galaxy F Series, Samsung on Monday launched Galaxy F12 and Galaxy F02s smartphones in India. ... read..

IIT Hyderabad develops dual carbon alternative to lithium-ion batteries
Hyderabad | Monday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
The Electrochemical Energy Storage Lab at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), has developed a 5V Dual Carbon Battery utilising self-standing carbon fibre mats as both electrodes - cathode and anode. ... read..

1 in 2 Indian firms suffer unexpected downtime due to data loss
Mumbai | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
More than one in two organisations in India suffered unexpected downtime last year because of data loss, a new report showed on Monday. ... read..

How LG lost the race in key India smartphone market
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
LG Electronics that was once the world's third-largest handset maker and saw its feature phone business peaked some 10 years back, was never a serious contender in the fastest-growing India market, industry watchers reiterated on Monday. ... read..

Searce gets Google Cloud Managed Services Provider status
Pune | Monday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Modern Technology Consulting Firm Searce on Monday announced it has achieved the Google Cloud Managed Services Provider (MSP) Status as part of the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Programme. ... read..

Samsung adopts new ERP system for efficient operation globally
Seoul | Monday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Samsung Electronics on Monday said the company has adopted a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to enhance efficiency and productivity in its global operations. ... read..

Meesho raises Rs 2,200 cr in funding led by SoftBank
Bengaluru | Monday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Homegrown social commerce platform Meesho on Monday announced it has raised $300 million (over Rs 2,200 crore) in a new round of funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, taking its valuation to $2.1 billion. ... read..

LG Electronics exits from loss-making mobile biz
Seoul/New Delhi | Monday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
LG Electronics said on Monday that it will withdraw from the mobile business after years of money-losing performance amid intensifying competition with bigger rivals. ... read..

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter touches down on Red Planet
Washington | Monday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has been dropped on the surface of the Red Planet ahead of its historic first flight scheduled for April 11. ... read..

Mi Home top exclusive smartphone retail store in India: Report
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
China-based Xiaomi's exclusive retail outlets -- Mi Home -- has been named as the top exclusive retail store in India, said a new report. ... read..

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