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Facebook sharing users' data with telecom firms, phone makers: Report
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
A confidential Facebook document reviewed by The Intercept has revealed that the social networking giant is offering private data of its users without their knowledge or consent to 100 different telecom companies and phone makers in 50 countries. ... read..


Adoption of common business practices lead to increased adoption of cookstoves: Study
| May 21, 2019 11:42:04 PM IST
A new study has found that adoption of common business practices like upgrading the supply chain, careful market analysis and discount can lead to increase purchase and adoption of improved cookstoves by 50 per cent in rural India. ... read..


Infinix launches new smartphone, fitness band in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Infinix, the online smartphone brand of China-based Transsion Holdings, on Tuesday launched its latest "S4" smartphone and the new Infinix smart fitness band "X BAND 3" priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 1,599, respectively, in India. ... read..


Account hijacking forum OGusers hacked, data leaked
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
In a bizarre turn of events, account hijacking platform Ogusers.com itself got hacked, exposing personal information, including email address and hashed password, of 113,000 users, the media reported. ... read..


Millions of Instagram users' data leaked, company probing
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
After Facebook that is battling several data breaches, its photo-sharing service Instagram saw itself in trouble after personal data of millions of celebrities and influencers were allegedly exposed on its platform in a massive database that was traced to ... read..


Nokia 3.2 smartphone now in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
HMD Global, the house of Nokia phones, on Tuesday launched the Nokia 3.2 smartphone with a 6.26-inch HD+ display and about two-day battery life in India. ... read..


Donald Trump says he uses Twitter as 'typewriter'
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has said that Twitter, where his posts often circulate as memes, is nothing more than just a "typewriter" to him. ... read..


Cashify to sell refurbished gadgets online
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Used gadget seller Cashify on Tuesday said it would launch in June an e-commerce platform to sell refurbished smartphones and other devices in India. ... read..


Google officially announces Glass Enterprise Edition 2
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Google is bringing the second edition of its eye-wearable device -- Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, with improved camera, USB-C type port and safety frames. ... read..


Instagram implies TikTok, Snapchat ideas on IGTV
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Desperate to promote its IGTV feature for posting longer videos, Facebook-owned photo-video sharing app Instagram is now copying TikTok and Snapchat with their use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and interface design. ... read..


Reliance Retail set to disrupt Amazon, Walmart-Flipkart: Report
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Reliance Retail's upcoming entry into the online retail sector is the biggest challenge for Amazon and Walmart-Flipkart as the Mukesh Ambani-led behemoth is well positioned to create massive disruption in the market, a new report has stressed. ... read..


Countdown begins for Indian rocket's Wednesday launch
Chennai | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
The countdown for the Wednesday launch of India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying the radar imaging earth observation satellite, RISAT-2B began on Tuesday, said an ISRO official. ... read..


Apple to substitute Watch Series 3 repairs with Series 4
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Running low on inventory for the older model, Apple has informed its retail staff to substitute some Apple Watch Series 3 repairs with the Series 4 globally, the media reported. ... read..


Reinvest fast or some startup will gobble you up: AWS
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
India has such a broad swathe of companies - innovative startups, established enterprises and government customers -- and Amazon Web Services (AWS) is more than ready to serve their Cloud-based needs with utmost encryption across the spectrum, a top compa ... read..


How air pollution affects growth of trees
| May 21, 2019 2:11:59 PM IST
Air pollution is not just responsible for affecting human health, it can also affect the growth of trees, a recent study suggests. ... read..


PSLV-C 46 will focus on terrorists' movements: ISRO chief K Sivan
| May 21, 2019 1:12:09 PM IST
PSLV-C 46 satellit, that will be launched shortly, will help India combat the menace of terrorism and aide security forces to spot the hideouts of the terrorists near border areas, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan said on Tuesda ... read..


Data of Instagram influencers leaked, traced to India
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Personal data of millions of celebrities and influencers stands exposed on Instagram in a massive database that has been traced to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox, TechCrunch reported on Monday. ... read..


New system of measurement units now operational
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
The new System of Units (SI) to measure weight, temperature, amount of substance, and current came into operation in India from Monday on the occasion of the World Metrology Day, an official release said. ... read..


Will Microsoft block Windows updates to Huawei laptops?
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
After Google, Microsoft may take a call on Windows 10 updates to Huawei laptops, the media reported on Monday. ... read..


Honor 20 series to be available only on Flipkart
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Chinese smartphone brand HONOR on Monday announced its upcoming HONOR 20 series would be available exclusively on Flipkart. ... read..


Facebook releases maps to help fight disease outbreak
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
In a bid to fight disease outbreaks, Facebook has built new maps that can help its health partners better understand where people live, how they are moving and whether they have connectivity. ... read..


Google limits Huawei's use of Android (Lead)
Washington | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Google has barred Huawei from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a major blow to the world's second-largest smartphone seller. It also means loss of Android licence for Huawei, forcing it to use the open source version of the operating ... read..


Zomato offers discounts if you predict next PM
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Online food delivering platform Zomato has rolled out a new offer wherein customers need to predict the country's next prime minister ahead of the final counting on May 23 and win cashbacks on food orders. ... read..


Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition set for launch on May 22
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Lenovo is all set to launch Z6 Youth Edition globally on May 22, the company announced in a teaser on Monday. ... read..


Realme C2: Enters Xiaomi's den in budget segment
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Competing neck and neck with its Chinese counterpart Xiaomi, Realme has now launched C2 in India to take on Redmi 6A in the budget segment. ... read..


Redmi K20 with Snapdragon 855 chip coming on May 28
Beijing | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is set to launch a new smartphone in China -- Redmi K20 -- on May 28 that would be powered by Snapdragon 855 processor. ... read..


Redmi Note 7S with 48MP primary camera now in India
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Monday refreshed its Redmi Note 7 lineup with the 48MP camera-powered Redmi Note 7S for a starting price of Rs 10,999. ... read..


Connected driverless cars can improve traffic flow by 35%
London | Monday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
A fleet of driverless cars with the ability to communicate with each other can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 per cent, shows an experiment by University of Cambridge researchers. ... read..


Tree plantation termed a necessity for people of Leh
| May 20, 2019 5:42:00 PM IST
To address increasing air pollution caused due to deforestation in the rugged terrain of Leh, local authorities have taken initiatives to remedy the situation. ... read..


Snapchat down as users unable to refresh app
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Users in Europe and some parts of the US reported that popular photo-messaging app Snapchat have stopped working for them. ... read..


Bots brimming on Brexit Party's Twitter account: Report
London | Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farag's Brexit Party has thousands of fake followers on its Twitter account who appear to be bots. ... read..


Political hacktivism declined 95% since 2015: Report
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 12:20:53 PM IST
Internet activism or hacktivism -- the subversive use of Internet-connected devices and networks to promote a political or social agenda -- saw a massive drop of nearly 95 per cent from 2015 to 2018, a new report has said. ... read..


NASA's robot completes first hardware test in space
Washington | Monday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
NASA has completed the first hardware test of a robot in space that would take care of the International Space Station (ISS) in the near future. ... read..


Bedbugs evolved around 50 milion years ago, study reveals
| May 19, 2019 11:41:49 PM IST
It turns out bedbugs are older than bats - a mammal that people had previously believed to be their first host 50-60 million years ago. Bedbugs in fact evolved around 50 million years earlier, a recent study suggests. ... read..


TECNO CAMON i4: Some competition for budget smartphones
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 10:45:06 PM IST
Keeping up with the trend of offering triple rear camera set-up on a fancy body, Hong Kong-based TRANSSION Holdings' subsidiary TECNO Mobile has launched a new smartphone CAMON i4 in the budget segment. ... read..


Humans cooked, ate starchy plant tubers 120,000 years ago: Study
| May 19, 2019 10:41:54 PM IST
Researchers have found archaeological evidence that anatomically modern humans were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago. ... read..


Machine Learning may help capture fusion energy on Earth
New York | Sunday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
A team of researchers in the US have used Machine Learning (ML) to rapidly control plasma that fuels fusion reactions, paving the way to help Earth get the clean fusion energy that lights the Sun and stars. ... read..


BJP mastered WhatsApp elections in India: Shashi Tharoor
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mastered the art of influencing voters via social media platforms in Lok Sabha elections and WhatsApp has been their favourite medium simply because of its massive reach, Congress Party leader Shashi Tharoor has said. ... read..


Samsung Galaxy A70: Equipped for all-round performance
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Samsung India, which sold five million units of Galaxy A phones in just 70 days, is banking big time on the A-series -- in an attempt to outshine the Chinese rivals that have carved out a niche in the Indian smartphone market with competitively-priced dev ... read..


Most distant space object looks like man in meditation
Washington | Sunday, 2019 5:15:06 PM IST
NASAs New Horizons mission team has published the first image of the farthest world ever explored -- a planetary building block and Kuiper Belt object clicked during New Years 2019 flyby of Ultima Thule which looks like a human being in deep meditation. ... read..


South Korean government to ditch Windows 7 for Linux
Seoul | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
With Microsoft informing users that it would end free technical support for Windows 7 operating system next year, South Korean government has decided to switch from Windows 7 to open source operating system Linux. ... read..


Google to shut down Jump VR platform in June
San Francisco | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
A dwindling user base has forced Google to shut down its Jump virtual reality (VR) platform that would go offline by the end of June. ... read..


Wearable patches that can be your personalised ACs, heaters
| May 19, 2019 3:41:51 PM IST
Summers are here. And what one probably looks out for is -- cooling! What can be better than a device that provides personalised cooling as well as heating anytime, anywhere? ... read..


Amazon launches flight booking service in India
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
People in India can now use Amazon to book their domestic flights in addition to shopping, money transfers, utility bill payments, mobile recharges -- all through one single app, the e-commerce giant announced on Saturday. ... read..


Only 38% Indians concerned about data misuse: Survey
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Just 38 per cent Internet Indians are concerned about data misuse compared with 63 per cent in Spain, shows a survey by Germany-based data research firm Statista. ... read..


Apple Park decorated in rainbow colours for Steve Jobs
San Francisco | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Apple Park was decorated with the colours of its classic rainbow logo in celebration of the formal opening of its new headquarters and also to pay tribute to its late co-founder Steve Jobs. ... read..


Why do kids find certain gadgets 'creepy'?
Washington | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Researchers have found that children often use the word "creepy" as a way to reject specific devices -- especially those that could bring about physical harm or come in the way of their relationship with parents. ... read..


Does Tesla need to accept its Autopilot is faulty?
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The infamous Tesla Model 3 sedan crash with a semi-truck that happened in March was triggered when the Autopilot system failed to detect the driver's hand on the steering wheel, the media said citing reports from the National Transportation Safety Board ( ... read..


WeChat executives concerned about potential exit of head
Beijing | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
As daily users of China-based messaging platform WeChat exceed one billion, its key executives have raised concerns amid rising competition and rumours of potential exit of its head Allen Zhang, the media has reported. ... read..


Google's smart city plan upsets Toronto residents
Toronto | Saturday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Google-affiliate Sidewalk Labs's plan to build an Internet-based smart city in Toronto has sparked fear and anxiety among residents, the media reported. ... read..


Italy launches anti-competition probe against Google
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Joining the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the European Union (EU), Italy's antitrust authority has become the latest international regulatory body to launch an anti-competition investigation against Google. ... read..


Spotify testing first hardware, car smart assistant
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
To help people enjoy audio while driving, Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is testing its first hardware - a voice-controlled smart assistant for cars called "Car Thing" - in the US. ... read..


Blockchain may make e-commerce cheaper, fairer
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
A Blockchain-based system that allows buyers and sellers to interact directly can make e-commerce platform for digital goods "cheat proof" and the products cheaper, says a study by India-origin researchers. ... read..


Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now available in US
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Stepping up the rollout of the 5G smartphone in the global market, Samsung said its Galaxy S10 5G is now selling in the US markets to run on Verizon's network in Chicago and Minneapolis. ... read..


Amazon invests in UK-based food delivery platform
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Expanding its efforts into the online food-delivery market, Amazon led a $575 million investment in London-based food delivery company Deliveroo, which was once of interest to Uber and Uber Eats. ... read..


Microsoft to train 15,000 people on AI by 2022
San Francsico | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Software major Microsoft has decided to train and certify 15,000 workers on Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills by 2022, in partnership with education provider General Assembly (GA). ... read..


Google tracking your online purchase history
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Google is quietly keeping track of every single purchase you have made in years, thanks to purchase receipts sent to your personal Gmail account. ... read..


Google celebrates Persian maths genius Khayyam
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Google on Saturday dedicated a creative and special doodle to Persian mathematician Omar Khayyam on his 971st birthday. He was best known for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations. ... read..


OTT services beat TV in customer satisfaction in India
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Streaming video-on-demand services have beaten TV in customer satisfaction in India as the country is at the third spot (52 per cent) when it comes to pay for content, after China and Brazil, a new report said on Friday. ... read..


Mi LED TVs cross 2 mn sales mark in 14 months: Xiaomi
Bengaluru | Friday, 2019 11:15:06 PM IST
Competing neck and neck with the likes of Sony and Samsung in the TV segment, Chinese tech major Xiaomi on Friday announced that their Mi LED TVs have crossed the two-million-sales mark within 14 months of their launch. ... read..


Musk to personally examine, review all Tesla expenses
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 11:15:06 PM IST
To cut losses, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has decided to personally examine and review every expenditure at Tesla, no matter how small, alongside Zach Kirkhorn, the company's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the media reported. ... read..


Jeff Bezos' father emigrated from Cuba alone at 16
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 11:15:06 PM IST
Mike Bezos, father of the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, was just 16 when he boarded a flight in Cuba for Miami, a city in Florida, US. ... read..


Tesla car explosions in China prompt battery upgrades
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 11:15:06 PM IST
After two cases of cars exploding in China, electric vehicle (EV)-maker Tesla is planning to upgrade the battery systems of some of its cars. ... read..


Facebook restoring groups attacked by saboteurs: Report
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Facebook is in the process of restoring a number of groups that were affected by "sabotage" and were erroneously removed, the media reported. ... read..


Amazon Echo Show: Tell Alexa to show you things!
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
If you have got used to talking to Alexa on Amazon Echo smart speakers by now, the next step is to meet her in person, virtually. ... read..


In Leh, tree plantation drive to stem spike in pollution
| May 17, 2019 8:41:57 PM IST
To address increasing air pollution caused due to deforestation in the rugged terrain of Leh, local authorities are conducting a tree plantation drive. ... read..


People recycle more if they know what recyclable waste becomes: Study
| May 17, 2019 8:41:56 PM IST
In order to increase plastic recycling rates, we need to change the conversation from 'where does plastic go' to 'what does plastic create', as a new study has observed that consumers recycle more when they think about what such plastic waste can be trans ... read..


Micromax refreshes its budget line-up in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Micromax Informatics on Friday launched its budget #iOne smartphone with notch display in India for Rs 4,999. ... read..


Open to addressing US security concerns: Huawei
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Facing a ban on doing business with American suppliers, Chinese telecom giant Huawei has said that it is still open to addressing US security concerns. ... read..


UNSW team reports breakthrough in quantum computing
Sydney | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
A team of scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has measured for the first time accuracy of two-qubit operations in silicon -- a feat that would enable companies build a full-scale quantum processor. ... read..


Genes responsible for fainting identified
| May 17, 2019 7:11:54 PM IST
Fainting is not just caused by external factors, according to a recent study, which has identified the first gene that predisposes people to faint. ... read..


Instagram kills standalone Direct messaging app
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is putting an end to "Direct", its standalone camera-first messaging app which was used to send Instagram direct messages. ... read..


Twitter adding GIFs, polls, emojis to TweetDeck
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Micro-blogging site Twitter plans to update its social media dashboard app TweetDeck with support for GIFs, polls and emojis. ... read..


iPhone installed base grows just 2% in Q1 2019
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Apple iPhone installed base in the US has seen a downward trend for quite some time now and its estimated base saw a dismal growth in the first calendar quarter of 2019, new data Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) has said. ... read..


Cashback incentives to push Google Pay in India
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
To push its payments platform Google Pay in India, the search engine plans to offer cashback incentives on Android apps. ... read..


Facebook removes 265 Israel-based fake accounts
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Facebook has said it has removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, Facebook Pages, Groups and events that originated in Israel and were involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour. ... read..


NASA selects 11 US firms to build human lunar landers
Washington | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
The US space agency NASA has selected 11 companies including Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration programme. ... read..


Sony, Microsoft team up on cloud-based gaming
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
In a move to thwart upcoming competition from giants like Google and Apple, two arch gaming rivals Sony Corporation and Microsoft have joined hands to explore development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and co ... read..


SpaceX again postpones launch of 60 Starlink satellites
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Elon Musk's company SpaceX has once again postponed the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first 60 Starlink Internet communications satellites, this time owing to a "software issue". ... read..


Facebook to show your best friends, key links on top
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Facebook is tweaking its News Feed to help its over 2.3 billion users see friends they want to hear from most and links which are most worthwhile right higher up on its platform. ... read..


Plants are working to slow effect of human-caused climate change: Study
| May 17, 2019 3:41:53 PM IST
As the planet gets warmer, plants are working to slow the effect of human-caused climate change, observed researchers. Since the beginning of the industrial era, plants have increased the process of photosynthesis. ... read..


WhatsApp beta not letting users save profile pictures
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
In its latest Android beta update, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is not allowing users to save profile pictures of individuals on their devices, the media reported. ... read..


Amazon under fire for 'hurting' Hindu sentiments
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
E-commerce website Amazon faced a major backlash on Twitter on Thursday and #boycottAmazon trended on the micro blogging site after users started tweeting out against the retail giant for "hurting" Hindu sentiments and selling floor mats and toilet seats ... read..


Telegram rubbishes WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
As the world left shocked at the news of a bug in WhatsApp's audio call feature that allowed hackers to install spyware onto Android and iOS phones just by calling the target, its rival Telegram has warned that WhatsApp will continue to be open to surveil ... read..


SpaceX postpones launch of 60 Starlink Internet satellites
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
SpaceX on Wednesday postponed the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first 60 Starlink Internet communications satellites due to high winds. ... read..


Mobile handset shipments decline 25% in Q1 2019
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Mobile handset shipments in India recorded a 25 per cent year-on-year (YoY) decline in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 while feature phone shipments saw a noticeable decline of around 49 per cent and smartphones recorded a 10 per cent growth, a new report ... read..


SHARP unveils printer line-up, LCD displays in India
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The Indian subsidiary of Japanese company SHARP Corporation on Thursday launched a new line-up of seven mid-to-high-volume Mono Multifunction Printers (MFPs) with multi-layered security features to ensure data privacy. ... read..


WhatsApp warns clones to cease bogus operations in India
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Companies in India claiming that they can help people send bulk messages on WhatsApp must cease operations, the Facebook-owned messaging app warned on Thursday. ... read..


itel launches 'A46' budget smartphone in India (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
China-based Transsion Holdings' itel Mobile on Thursday launched its "A46" smartphone with HD+ full screen display and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled dual camera setup for Rs 4,999 in India. ... read..


Nuclear power can reduce greenhouse gases: Vice President
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday that nuclear electricity as a reliable and safe energy option can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and that it has the potential to meet the ever-increasing energy demand in the count ... read..


'OYO Lite' app launched for Android users globally
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
India's largest hotel chain OYO on Thursday announced the global launch of a lighter version of its app -- "Oyo Lite" -- for the Android users. ... read..


Driverless truck hits the road in Sweden
London | Thursday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
An electric truck without a driver is being tested for the first time on Sweden's roads after the vehicle built by Swedish start-up Einride got permission from the regulator to mix with other traffic within an industrial area. ... read..


50% smartphones to have 3 cameras or more by 2021
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
As the "megapixel war" among smartphone companies heats up, 50 per cent of the smartphones sold globally will have three or more camera sensors by the end of 2021, a new report by Counterpoint Research has predicted. ... read..


Google develops speech-to-speech translation system
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Google has announced its first direct speech-to-speech translation system called "Translatotron" that can convert verbal communication from one language to another while maintaining the speaker's voice and tempo. ... read..


Samsung brings improvements to Galaxy Fold: Report
Seoul | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Weeks after Samsung postponed the launch of the Galaxy Fold smartphone and recalled review units, the company has reportedly solved both of the main issues that plagued the devices. ... read..


Most firms lack tech to deliver customer experiences
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
While delivering personalised customer experiences (CX) is top priority for businesses, most of them are still lagging behind in adoption of technologies that can help them achieve their targets, an Adobe study said on Thursday. ... read..


Apple 5G chip not to debut before 2025
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Apple's plans of introducing its own iPhone 5G chip could take as long as six years, the media reported. ... read..


Amazon Alexa suffered outage in US
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Amazon's voice assistant Alexa suffered almost an hour-long outage in the US for reasons that remain undisclosed. ... read..


White House tool lets people report social media ban
Washington | Thursday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The White House has launched a new tool for people to report if they have been wrongly censored, banned or suspended on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. ... read..


NASA spots Israeli spacecraft's crash site on Moon
Washington | Thursday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
NASA's Moon orbiting spacecraft has spotted the impact site of the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft on a region of the Moon called "Sea of Serenity" where it crash landed on April 11. ... read..


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