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Industry body to evolve self-regulatory process for online gaming
Panaji | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The All India Gaming Federation on Monday announced its partnership with international management consulting firm Arthur D. Little, which is aimed at developing best industry practices and a self-regulatory process covering all aspects of the online gamin ... read..


Samsung sets up NextGen AI-ML lab in K'taka varsity
Bengaluru | Monday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Samsung has set up a world-class artificial intelligence, machine learning and data engineering lab at the KLE Technological University in Karnataka's Hubballi, the company said on Monday. ... read..


'1 in 3 Indian PC home users at high risk of cyber attack'
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Nearly one third (28.22 per cent) of PC home users in India are at high risk of cyber attacks, according to a report by digital security and privacy provider Avast. ... read..


EVTRIC Motors launches 2 slow-speed electric scooters in India
Pune | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Automotive start-up EVTRIC Motors on Monday launched its first electric scooters in the slow-speed category -- EVTRIC AXIS and EVTRIC RIDE -- for Rs 64,994 and Rs 67,996, respectively. ... read..


Google won't let users sign in on old Android devices from Sep 27
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Google will no longer allow sign-in on Android devices that run Android 2.3.7 or lower starting September 27. ... read..


Tecno POVA 2 with massive 7000mAH battery launched at just Rs 10,999
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand, on Monday announced the launch of POVA 2 with a massive 7000mAh battery from its premium POVA Series, that is aimed at providing incredible power and speed to the consumers at a competitive price point. ... read..


realme to export 'make in India' smartphones to Nepal in Q3
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Smartphone brand realme on Monday said it will export 'make in India' smartphones to Nepal from the ongoing third quarter, as the fastest-growing company aims to be among the top 2 smartphone brands in the neighbouring country by 2022. ... read..


Jack Dorsey-run Square to acquire Afterpay for $29 bn
San Francisco | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Financial payments services firm Square, run by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has announced to acquire Australian company Afterpay for $29 billion in an all-stock deal. ... read..


Kia launches 1st all-electric EV sedan, starts from $40K
Seoul | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Kia, South Korea's second-biggest carmaker, on Monday launched an all-electric EV6 sedan in the domestic market ahead of its overseas launches later this year. ... read..


Samsung ranks No 5 in Chromebook market in Q2: Report
Seoul | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Samsung Electronics was the world's fifth-largest vendor of Chromebooks in the second quarter of the year, a report showed on Monday, as the South Korean tech giant aims to expand its presence in the portable PC market amid the pandemic. ... read..


Samsung Galaxy S21 series receiving August 2021 security patch
Seoul | Sunday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
After releasing the August 2021 Android security patch for the Galaxy A52 and A72, the company has now rolled out the latest security patch to three more smartphones -- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra. ... read..


NASA set to launch Boeing Starliner cargo spacecraft to ISS
Washington | Sunday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
NASA on Sunday announced the launch of its Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) second mission to the International Space Station on August 3. ... read..


Power engineers find new method to desalinate water using solar energy
Yekaterinburg | August 1, 2021 11:15:22 PM IST
Ural Federal University (UrFU) power engineers recently developed a new desalination technology that will reduce the cost of desalination and quadruple the volume of production. ... read..


Revamped Apple Maps now being tested in Italy, Vatican City
London | Sunday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Tech giant Apple has begun testing the new Apple Maps on the Italian peninsula as part of the iOS 15 developer and public betas. ... read..


Researchers invent indicator to monitor world's rainforests
Delaware | August 1, 2021 10:45:15 PM IST
Scientists recently developed a new tracking system in order to monitor danger to the world's rainforests, which have been losing the capacity to cycle carbon and water. ... read..


Birds' brain may hold clue why they outlived other dinosaurs
New York | Sunday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
US researchers have discovered a new bird fossil which showed that a unique brain shape may be the reason why the ancestors of living birds survived the mass extinction that claimed all other known dinosaurs 66 million years ago. ... read..


Alexa app adds 'Ask Alexa' widget for iOS home screen
San Francisco | Sunday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
The Amazon Alexa app for iOS has received a highly anticipated feature with its latest update -- Ask Alexa. ... read..


Ransomware attacks hit record 300 mn in 1st half of 2021: Report
San Francisco | Sunday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Ransomware attacks globally surged in the first half of 2021, with 304.7 million, surpassing 2020's full-year total (304.6 million), says a new report. ... read..


New cybersecurity tech protects computer networks in vehicles
New York | Sunday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
A team of US researchers has developed a new machine learning-based framework to enhance the security of computer networks inside vehicles without undermining performance. ... read..


POCO F3 GT looks like an all rounder in crowded mid-segment
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Aiming to offer top-notch devices for the users in the super-crowded mid-premium price segment in India, smartphone brand POCO has unveiled another device -- POCO F3 GT -- that features the latest 6nm Dimensity 1200 chipset for top-end performance. ... read..


Hybrid cars more vulnerable to chip shortage that conventional ones
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
As global computer chip shortage hits car manufacturers, researchers report that hybrid cars are twice as vulnerable to supply chain issues as conventional fuel-powered models. ... read..


Study finds surprising new way on how tuberculosis suppresses immunity
Maryland | August 1, 2021 5:15:16 PM IST
A gene that helps tuberculosis turn off an important immune signaling system in infected human cells has been found by researchers from the University of Maryland. ... read..


Apple dominates global tablet market amid supply concerns: IDC
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Apple shipped 12.9 million iPads in the second quarter (Q2), capturing 31.9 per cent market share in the category, followed by its nearest rival Samsung which shipped 8 million tablets with a distant 19.6 per cent share, according to latest IDC estimates. ... read..


Biomarker for breast cancer response to immunotherapy identified
Washington | August 1, 2021 4:45:28 PM IST
According to a new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a biomarker that has proven to be a predictor for response to immunotherapies in melanoma patients also has clinical relevance for breast cancer patients. ... read..


Apple Music taps more Indian languages, nurtures local talent
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Apple Music has created flagship playlists in India across eight languages -- Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi and Hindi -- and according to the tech giant, top five genres of music in the country currently are Bollywood, Pop, ... read..


FB's Ray-Ban smart glasses likely to be launched soon
San Francisco | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Tech giant Facebook is likely to launch its augmented reality-related Ray-Ban smart glasses soon. ... read..


Xiaomi unveils new electric scooter, gaming monitor
London | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Xiaomi has expanded its AIoT line-up by launching new products, including a scooter, gaming monitor and Wi-Fi Router. ... read..


Video gaming to heat up with new launches in S Korea
Seoul | Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Competition in South Korea's mobile video game market is set to intensify in the coming months with the launches of new titles, analysts have said. ... read..


Tesla reduces Model 3 price in China: Report
Beijing | Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Electric vehicle maker Tesla has reduced the price of the Model 3 Standard Range in China, even as the price of the same vehicle produced in the US has been going up. ... read..


Telegram expands group video call feature to 1K people
San Francisco | Saturday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Encrypted messaging app Telegram has expanded its group video calling feature that now allows up to 1,000 people to join a group video call. ... read..


Model can predict how drug interactions influence antibiotic resistance
Washington | July 31, 2021 10:45:12 PM IST
A model using simple changes in microbe growth curves could predict how drug resistance evolves in response to different antibiotic combinations, doses, and sequences. ... read..


Researchers find metabolic syndrome linked to higher risk of second stroke, death
Washington | July 31, 2021 9:45:15 PM IST
According to a new meta-analysis, people with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at an increased risk for having a second stroke and even dying than people who do not have metabolic syndrom ... read..


Musk calls Apple App Store fees 'de facto global tax'
San Francisco | Saturday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Taking Epic Games' side, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said that Apple holds a 'de facto global tax on the Internet'. ... read..


AWS leading Cloud service provider in Q2 amid 'green' Cloud call
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Amazon Web Services (AWS) was the leading cloud service provider in the second quarter accounting for 31 per cent of total spend after growing 37 per cent on an annual basis, a new report has showed, as top Cloud vendors aim to cut carbon footprint for a ... read..


Apple leads tablet app processors market with 59% revenue share
| Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Apple maintained its tablet AP (app processor) market leadership with a 59 per cent revenue share in Q1 -- the company's highest share in the past nine years -- followed by Intel with 14 percent and Qualcomm with 10 percent, according to a report. ... read..


Twitter introduces algorithmic bias bounty challenge
San Francisco | Saturday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Micro-blogging site Twitter has detailed a new bounty competition that offers prizes of up to $3,500 for showing biases in its automatic image crops. ... read..


FB developing AI, new ways to detect users under age 13
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Admitting that it is not easy to detect and remove accounts belonging to people under the age of 13, Facebook has said that it is looking at ways to convince people under age 13 to not lie about their age, including using the artificial intelligence (AI) ... read..


Russia blames 'software failure' for misfired engines that shook ISS
Washington/Moscow | Saturday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Russian space agency Roscosmos has blamed a short-term software failure which led to erroneous engine firings by its Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module, docked with the International Space Station (ISS), shifting the ISS off its normal position. ... read..


Off-target antibodies undermine HIV vaccine efforts
California | July 31, 2021 5:45:29 PM IST
A new study from Scripps Research suggests that some proof-of-concept HIV vaccines in early human trials generate antibodies that actively hinder protection by degrading the vaccine's payload. ... read..


Study finds pollen germination can be induced by common floral bacteria
Washington | July 31, 2021 5:45:28 PM IST
According to a study led by researchers at the University of California, certain species of floral bacteria can enhance pollen germination. ... read..


Study identifies gene that regulates root growth angle in corn
Pennsylvania | July 31, 2021 5:45:25 PM IST
The discovery of a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn is a new tool to enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops with enhanced ability to take up nitrogen, according to an international team of researchers, led Penn State. ... read..


Microsoft faces subpoena in Google's antitrust case in US
San Francisco | Saturday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Microsoft, which cooperated with the US prosecutors in building a 2020 antitrust case against Google, is now facing a subpoena to produce millions more documents at the request of Googles defense team, the media reported. ... read..


US squashes Bezos' protest against NASA-SpaceX $2.9 bn contract
Sam Francisco | Saturday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has squashed Jeff Bezos-run Blue Origin's challenge to space agency NASA for picking Elon Musk-owned SpaceX for its prestigious $2.9 billion Moon lander programme. ... read..


Musk refutes claim that he tried to replace Cook as Apple CEO
San Francisco | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Elon Musk has refuted a story based on an upcoming book about Tesla that he tried to replace Tim Cook as Apple CEO. ... read..


Twitter Spaces update makes it easier to share, discover live audio
San Francisco | Friday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Micro-blogging site Twitter's Spaces is getting another update that makes the audio feature easier to share and discover, the media reported. ... read..


Apple releases watchOS 7.6.1 with security update
San Francisco | Friday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Apple has released watchOS 7.6.1, a minor update to the watchOS 7 operating system (OS) that was released in September 2020. ... read..


Can anyone get infected with COVID-19 through currency notes?
Berlin | July 30, 2021 10:45:04 PM IST
How long do coronaviruses remain infectious on banknotes and coins? Is it possible to become infected through contact with cash? Experts at the European Central Bank, in collaboration with the Department of Medical and Molecular Virology at Ruhr-Universit ... read..


Micromax unveils affordable smartphone, earbuds
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Home-grown smartphone maker Micromax on Friday launched a new affordable smartphone called IN 2b in two storage variants. ... read..


Apple Macs hit record 6 mn sales on M1 chip push in Q2
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Thanks to the introduction of Apple Silicon M1 chip, Macs had their greatest Q2 sales ever and reached six million shipments in the second quarter and 90 per cent Macs were powered by M1 chips, a report showed on Friday. ... read..


Study finds simple way to desalinate water using solar energy
Yekaterinburg | July 30, 2021 9:45:15 PM IST
During a new research, Ural Federal University (UrFU) power engineers developed a new desalination technology that will significantly reduce the cost of desalination and quadruple the volume of production. ... read..


Chromebooks reach 11.9 mn unit shipments in Q2, HP leads
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Chromebooks continued to outperform the rest of the PC product categories in the second quarter (Q2), posting 75 per cent annual growth and a shipment volume of 11.9 million units globally, a new report has said. ... read..


Amazon's Fire TV Cube now supports Zoom video calls
San Francisco | Friday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Tech giant Amazon has announced that its second-gen Fire TV Cube is now able to participate in two-way Zoom video calls. ... read..


Bumble offers unlimited paid holiday to employees
London | Friday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
After shutting down offices worldwide for a week in June to combat workplace stress, dating app Bumble has announced a new leave policy where its 700 staff can take unlimited paid leave, if their manager approves, the media reported. ... read..


Intel announces new Xeon W-3300 processors
San Francisco | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Intel has launched its newest generation Xeon W-3300 processors that is built for advanced workstation professionals. ... read..


Apple says chip shortage may impact iPhone production: Report
San Francisco | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Tech giant Apple said that the global chip shortage could affect iPhone production and the company also forecasted slowing revenue growth. ... read..


Musk's Neuralink raises $205mn in Series C funding
San Francisco | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Elon Musk-founded brain-machine interface company Neuralink has announced a Series C funding round of $205 million, led by Dubai-based venture capital firm Vy Capital. ... read..


Microsoft to invest in OYO before its potential IPO (Ld)
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Satya Nadella-run Microsoft is in advanced talks to invest in Airbnb-backed Indian budget hotel chain OYO at a valuation of $9 billion, as the hospitality chain is planning a potential initial public offering (IPO) soon, sources said on Friday. ... read..


Samsung Galaxy A22 enters mid-range 5G arena with a bang
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
5G is literally in the air and Samsung has now added its first 5G device to the popular Galaxy A series, in the evolving mid-price segment in India with two-year upgrades for the operating system. ... read..


AWS hits $59 bn annual run rate, surpasses estimates
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now a $59 billion annualised run rate business, up from $43 billion at this time last year, its parent company Amazon has said. ... read..


From propelling rockets/satellites to propelling E-LCVs
Chennai | Friday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
After propelling India's rockets and satellites up above the world's so high, three former employees of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are now propelling electric vehicles -- light and heavy commercial vehicles on the Indian roads. ... read..


Now remix with Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga on Apple GarageBand app
Cupertino (California) | Friday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Apple has announced that GarageBand for iOS and iPadOS, the most popular music creation app in the world, will now help creators with all-new sound packs from top artists Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga and leading music producers. ... read..


Amazon shares fall even after posting over $100bn sales in Q2
San Francisco | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Despite posting a $100 billion-plus quarter third time in a row, e-commerce giant Amazon saw its stock sliding more than 7 per cent as it missed revenue expectations and provided weak forecast for the third quarter (Q3). ... read..


Snapchat crashes for millions, company says fixed the bug
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Popular social media app Snapchat experienced a massive outage globally early on Friday as users in the US, Mexico, Europe and Australia reported experiencing with logging in. ... read..


Samsung maintains 2nd spot in tablet market in Q2: Report
Seoul | Friday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Samsung Electronics stayed on as the world's second-largest tablet computer vendor in the second quarter of the year, a report showed on Friday, as it strives to catch up with industry leader Apple. ... read..


Tata Teleservices, Zoom partner for unified communication solutions
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Tata Teleservices on Thursday announced that it has teamed up with Zoom Video Communications to offer an intuitive, scalable and secure communication solutions to enterprises and individuals alike. ... read..


Huawei unveils P50, P50 Pro smartphones in China
Beijing | Friday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Tech giant Huawei on Thursday unveiled two new smartphones --AP50 and P50 Pro -- under the Huawei P50 series in China. ... read..


Google Maps gains Home Screen widgets on iPhone
San Francisco | Friday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Google has updated its Google Maps app for the iPhone to add support for widgets that can be added both to the Today View and the Home Screen. ... read..


Intel, Ministry of Education launch 'AI For All' in India
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Chip maker Intel on Thursday joined hands with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Ministry of Education to announce the launch of an initiative -- 'AI For All' -- that aims to create a basic understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for ever ... read..


Scientists detect light from behind black hole
New York | Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Scientists have for the first time directly observed light from behind a black hole -- a scenario that was predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity but never confirmed, until now. ... read..


China's smartphone market declines 10% in Q2, Honor in top 5
Beijing | Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
China's smartphone market saw a steep decline of 10 per cent in the second quarter owing to weaker-than-expected demand and a lack of flagship products that could trigger consumer interest, an IDC report said on Thursday. ... read..


Common floral bacteria can induce pollen germination: Study
Washington | July 29, 2021 11:45:11 PM IST
Certain species of floral bacteria can enhance pollen germination, according to research led by researchers at the University of California. ... read..


Understanding past climate change 'tipping points' can help us prepare for future
Washington | July 29, 2021 11:15:08 PM IST
Scientists are calling for a better understanding of past extreme climate change events in an attempt to anticipate future changes. ... read..


Qualcomm's next-gen 'Snapdragon 898' likely to come in December
San Francisco | Thursday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Chipmaker Qualcomm is likely to announce a new chipset -- Snapdragon 898 -- for smartphones in December. ... read..


Soon transfer chat history from iOS to Android on WhatsApp: Report (Ld)
San Francisco | Thursday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature for its users to transfer their chat histories from iOS to Android operating system. ... read..


PUBG developer Krafton to raise $3.7 bn via IPO next month
Seoul/New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Krafton, the video game developer behind global hit PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), will raise 4.3 trillion won ($3.7 billion) in its initial public offering (IPO), the company said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. ... read..


LG bets on home appliance, TV sales after strong Q2 results
Seoul | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
LG Electronics on Thursday said it expected a solid third-quarter performance with growth in its auto parts business after delivering strong second-quarter results on the back of its home appliance unit amid the pandemic. ... read..


Sony sells more than 10 mn units of PS5
San Francisco | Thursday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that its newest generation game console, PlayStation5 (PS5), has sold through more than 10 million units globally since its launch. ... read..


Apple sees blockbuster sales in Q2 as chip shortage hits vendors
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Apple saw blockbuster revenue growth for iPhones in the second quarter this year, despite a unit total which increased only 1 per cent (45.7 million units), a Canalys report showed on Thursday, as major brands struggled to secure key components to produce ... read..


Zebronics ropes in Hrithik Roshan, to enter IT peripheral segment
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Homegrown audio system and lifestyle accessories brand Zebronics on Thursday announced that it has roped in superstar Hrithik Roshan as a brand ambassador, Zebronics is one of the leading & pioneer brands in India when it comes to the IT peripherals segme ... read..


Samsung leads global smartphone market in Q2 despite decline: Report
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Global smartphone market grew 19 per cent (year-over-year) but declined by 7 per cent quarter-over-quarter as 329 million units were shipped led by Samsung, a report said on Thursday. ... read..


Pfizer raises 2021 outlook as Covid vax boosts profit
New York | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Riding on the success of its Covid vaccine, US bio-pharmaceutical company Pfizer anticipates to make revenues of approximately $33.5 billion in 2021, up from the previously projected $26 billion. ... read..


India may witness 650 mn short-form video app users by 2025
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
After Facebook and Google, the short-form video apps are set to take over as the second biggest segment in India in terms of time spent, even overtaking OTT platforms, a new report showed on Thursday. The monthly active users of the short-form segment are ... read..


OnePlus leads India premium smartphone market in Q2: Report
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Smartphone brand OnePlus has once again emerged as the market leader in the Indian premium smartphone segment with garnering 34 per cent market share in the April-June quarter, according to a report by Counterpoint Research. ... read..


Affordable Nothing ear (1) offers sharp, crisp sound quality
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
With an aim to make simple and user-friendly technologies, Carl Pei's new London-headquartered venture Nothing has made its global debut with earbuds that comes with an interesting sleek design. ... read..


Study finds gene that regulates angle of root growth in corn
Pennsylvania | July 29, 2021 6:15:07 PM IST
During a recent study, an international team of Penn State researchers discovered a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn. This finding can serve as a new tool to enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops with enhanced ability to take up ... read..


Zuckerberg eyes deeper commerce integration across FB apps
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Buoyed by the launch of WhatsApp payments in India and Brazil, Mark Zuckerberg has reiterated his commitment towards a deeper integration within the family of Facebook apps including Instagram and Messenger to provide a unified commerce experience to mill ... read..


90% Indian women ate less during Covid-19 lockdown: Study
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Nine out of 10 women in India had less food, impacting their nutrition levels, during the 2020 nationwide lockdown imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new study. ... read..


India's nuclear power capacity to touch 22,480 MW by 2031
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
India's nuclear power generation capacity is expected to touch 22,480 MW by 2031 from the present 6,780 MW with 22 reactors. ... read..


Google Voice gets new missed call, caller ID features
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Google is adding new functionalities in its Voice feature, including missed call, new caller ID and delete SMS messages that will be available to all Google Workspace customers, G Suite Basic and Business customers. ... read..


Twitter reveals 6 key consumer insights in India amid pandemic
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Twitter on Thursday revealed six key consumer insights from millions of conversations happening on its platform in India amid the pandemic that would help brands and marketers foster lasting consumer relationships by driving relevance and fast adoption. ... read..


Samsung sells 60 mn phones in Q2, eyes growth via foldables
New Delhi/Seoul | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
As it prepares to launch the next generation of foldable devices next month, Samsung on Thursday said it expects better performance in the second half with the launch of new foldable smartphones and the expansion of mass-market 5G devices. ... read..


Samsung expects strong chip demand after robust Q2 results
Seoul | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Samsung Electronics on Thursday expected solid chip demand to continue in the second half of the year with recovery in the mobile business after delivering robust second-quarter performance. ... read..


Chandrayaan-3 likely to be launched in second half of 2022
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched during third quarter of 2022 assuming normal workflow henceforth, the Parliament was told on Wednesday. ... read..


Spotify now has 165 mn premium subscribers
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Swedish music streaming giant Spotify on Wednesday announced that it now has 165 million premium subscribers and 365 million monthly active users. ... read..


India smartphone shipments reach 33 mn units in Covid-hit Q2
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Despite the lethal second Covid wave, the smartphone shipments in India grew 82 per cent (on-year) to reach over 33 million units in the April-June quarter, a new report showed on Wednesday. ... read..


Upraised partners tech entrepreneurs to upskill Indian youth
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Ed-tech startup Upraised on Wednesday collaborated with India's influential tech entrepreneurs to create awareness about skilling for students in today's highly competitive environment. ... read..


Cricket-focused platform Criconet introduces live, interactive e-coaching
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Online sports tech platform Criconet on Wednesday introduced live, interactive and personalised e-coaching services for aspiring cricketers across the country. ... read..


LG to finally sell iPhones at S Korean stores: Report
Seoul | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
South Korean tech giant LG Electronics will begin selling Apple products like iPhones at its South Korean stores, the media reported on Wednesday. ... read..


Esri India to help states build robust geospatial infrastructure
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Esri India, a leading geographical information system (GIS) software and solutions provider, said on Wednesday that it is looking at working closely with more state governments in helping them set up their geospatial infrastructure and data management sys ... read..


AI edge computing firm Blaize raises $71 mn to boost India plans
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
AI edge computing company Blaize on Wednesday said it has closed a $71 million funding led by Franklin Templeton and Temasek, and aims to aggressively expand engineering and customer service teams at its facility in Hyderabad. ... read..


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