Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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MIT researchers 3D print rubbery brain implants
New York | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
In what could pave the way for softer alternatives to existing metal-based electrodes designed to monitor brain activity, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have now developed a way to 3D print neural probes and other electronic de ... read..


T-Hub announces COVID-19 innovation challenge for students
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Hyderabad-based global start-up catalyst T-Hub on Monday announced the launch of COVID-19 Innovation Challenge. ... read..


MX Player top entertainment app in India in 2019: Report
Mumbai | Monday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Video streaming platform MX Player emerged as the top entertainment app in India in 2019, a new report has said. ... read..


New campaign to distribute malicious Trojan uncovered
Moscow | Monday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Security researchers at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky have uncovered a targeted campaign to distribute Milum -- a malicious Trojan that gains remote control of devices in various organisations, including those representing the industrial sector. ... read..


45% of Indians do not back up their data, files: Survey
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Nearly half of Indians do not back up because they think their data or files are not important enough and most of those who back up their data, do it once a month, a survey said on Monday. ... read..


Global smartphone sales declines 14% in February: Report
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, market demand is fragile but global smartphone sales in February declined only 14 per cent compared to last year, thus showing some resilience, a new report has said. ... read..


Dassault Systemes helping Wuhan hospital combat COVID-19 with 3D tech
Paris | Monday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
3Dexperience major Dassault Systemes on Monday announced it is working with Chinas Central-South Architectural Design Institute (CSADI) to support the simulation and evaluation of virus dispersal in the confined environment of Leishenshan Hospital in Wuha ... read..


WhatsApp reduces Status video time limit to 15 seconds in India
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reduced the Status video limit from 30 seconds to 15 seconds in India to cut strain on Internet networks during the coronavirus lockdown in the country as millions of people have started sharing videos in Status. ... read..


Apple Watch Series 6 may feature touch ID fingerprint sensor
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to include a touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the crown of its upcoming Watch Series 6. ... read..


Microsoft Cloud services witness massive 775% jump
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Microsoft has seen a huge 775 per cent increase in its Cloud services in regions that have enforced social distancing or shelter-in-place orders. ... read..


China develops nanomaterial to combat coronavirus: Report
Beijing | Monday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
A team of Chinese scientists has reportedly developed a novel way to combat the new coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease which has killed over 32,000 people globally. ... read..


Cybersecurity firm K7 Computing gives products at no cost
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Domestic cybersecurity firm K7 Computing on Sunday said that it is providing cybersecurity products for use at no cost for laptops, desktops, Android smartphones and endpoint protection in the organisations. ... read..


Rate of liver cancer increasing globally: Study
Washington D.C. | March 29, 2020 10:41:35 PM IST
A recent research has thrown light on the globally increasing rates of liver diseases. ... read..


COVID-19: Google cancels April Fools' jokes
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Google has decided to cancel this years April Fools prank out of respect for those fighting new coronavirus pandemic globally. ... read..


Weak demand to hit India smartphone market the most in 2020
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
More than the supply concerns, weakening demand due the uncertainties brought about by the novel coronavirus is set to impact the India smartphone market the most, according to a projection by market research firm techARC. ... read..


Video conferencing app Zoom to stop sending data to Facebook
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Popular video conferencing app Zoom has updated its iOS app to remove the software development kit (SDK) that was providing users data to Facebook through the Login with Facebook feature. ... read..


Study reveals analysing patients shortly after stroke can help link brain regions to speech functions
Washington D.C. | March 29, 2020 11:41:29 AM IST
Researchers have found that analysing the brains of stroke patients just days after the stroke can help them link various speech functions to different parts of the brain. The recent study from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine may lead to be ... read..


Google bans Infowars app over fake coronavirus video
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
Google has banned the Infowars Android app from its Play Store for posting fake claims about new coronavirus (COVID-19). ... read..


Apple may launch several Macs with ARM-based processors in 2021
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
A recent research note from famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple could launch their first ARM-based MacBook in 2021. ... read..


Lyft refers its drivers to jobs at Amazon as ridership falls
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
As the world reels under the new coronavirus pandemic, ride hailing company Lyft is now referring drivers to jobs at Amazon in a partnership between the two companies designed to alleviate financial hardships from a massive drop in ride-hailing services. ... read..


Tencent working on cloud gaming platform with Huawei
Beijing | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Tencent Games, the world's largest gaming company with hits like PUBG: Mobile and Arena of Valor, is creating a cloud gaming platform with Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei. ... read..


Tesla reduces staff at Nevada Gigafactory due to corona fears
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Tesla has announced that it is reducing the number of on-site workers at its Nevada gigafactory by 75 per cent in response to the growing spread of coronavirus. ... read..


US varsity starts decontamination of N95 masks for reuse
New York | Saturday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
In the wake of a critical shortage of N95 face masks that block the novel coronavirus, researchers at Duke University in the US have confirmed a way to use existing vapourised hydrogen peroxide methods to clean the masks so they can be reused. ... read..


Now go live on Facebook without phone or an account
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
As demand for live video increases during COVID-19 lockdown, Facebook is allowing non-users watch live streams from mobile devices too which was until now only available on desktop. ... read..


Google Duo increases group calling limit to 12 participants
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Google has updated its popular Duo chat app by increasing the group video user limit from 8 to 12 people into a single group call to help more people stay connected and practice social distancing. ... read..


Microsoft sells stake in Israeli face recognition firm
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Microsoft has announced to divest its stake in third-party Israeli facial recognition company AnyVision despite an investigation that cleared the firm of any unethical practices. ... read..


Acupuncture can reduce migraine headaches
Washington D.C. | March 28, 2020 12:41:41 PM IST
People suffering from migraine headaches can rely on acupuncture, a form of alternative medicine, as compared to both sham (placebo) acupuncture and usual care, suggests a new trial from China. ... read..


How trans fats assist cell death
Washington D.C. | March 28, 2020 12:41:26 PM IST
A molecular link between some trans fats and a variety of disorders, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, has been uncovered by researchers in a recent study. The findings of the study implicate their role in enhancing a mitochondrial ... read..


Assessing depression symptoms may help ease cognitive complaints in women after surgical menopause
Washington D.C. | March 28, 2020 9:41:34 AM IST
In a recent study, researchers have found that an assessment of anxiety and depression symptoms in women who have undergone surgical menopause for cancer risk reduction or RRSO may help in finding ways to ease cognitive distress in them. ... read..


OnePlus 8 Pro may feature wireless charging support
Beijing | Friday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Chinese handset maker OnePlus is likely to add wireless charging support as well as waterproofing to its upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone. ... read..


Huawei P40 series: Best flagship phones of the year are here
Beijing | Friday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Huawei Consumer Business Group has unveiled the HUAWEI P40 Pro+, HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 flagship smartphones featuring cutting-edge design and ground-breaking camera. ... read..


GitHub's mobile app now available on iOS and Android
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Microsoft-owned software development platform GitHub has released its new mobile app as a free download for iOS and Android. ... read..


TECNO CAMON 15 series promises new level of smartphone night photography
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Ask any photography lover: what is the hardest shot to capture right on their smartphones? The answer in all probability would be the perfect night or lowlight shots as majority of users still struggle to take that perfect night shot from their smartphone ... read..


Apple testing AR/VR headset with HTC Vive-like controller
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Apple is reportedly planning to release a combination AR/VR headset with a very similar design as the controller for the HTC Vive headset that was released in 2016. ... read..


Xbox Series X graphics source code stolen
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
US-based semiconductor company AMD claimed that a hacker has obtained source files for some of its current and future GPUs, including details about the Xbox Series X. ... read..


NASA readies Orion spacecraft for Moon mission preparations
Washington | Friday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
NASA's Orion spacecraft has come a step closer to integrating with the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will take it to the Moon under the Artemis programme designed to land the first woman and the next man on lunar surface by 2024. ... read..


Airbnb, its hosts to provide free housing to healthcare workers
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, global tech hospitality platform Airbnb has announced it will work with its network of hosts to help provide temporary housing to 1,00,000 COVID-19 responders and healthcare professionals. ... read..


Video conferencing app Zoom sharing users' data with Facebook
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Popular video conferencing iOS app Zoom is quietly sending users information to Facebook without alerting them, even if users do not have a Facebook account, the media reported. ... read..


Facebook's Portal TV video chat device sold out
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Dismissed by industry analysts, Facebook's Portal TV video chat device has been sold out on company's website as well as on online platforms like Best Buy and Amazon, as people find the video calling app best way to stay in touch with family and friends. ... read..


Microsoft acquires 5G specialist firm Affirmed Networks
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Microsoft has acquired 5G specialist company Affirmed Networks to deliver next-generation 5G networks that would create new capabilities, new markets and help advance local economies. ... read..


Google to resume upcoming releases of Chrome, Chrome OS
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Google has announced to resume key releases for Chrome and Chrome operating system (OS) after pausing those owing to the "adjusted work schedules" during the new coronavirus pandemic. ... read..


10.9 million names now aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover
Washington D.C. | March 27, 2020 8:41:29 AM IST
NASA's "Send Your Name to Mars" campaign invited people around the world to submit their names to ride aboard the agency's next rover to the Red Planet. Some 10,932,295 people did just that. ... read..


Paired with super telescopes, model Earth's guide hunt for life
New York | March 27, 2020 1:11:28 AM IST
After conducting research, astronomers from Cornell University have created five models representing key points from Earth's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. ... read..


Apple's AR glasses may launch by 2022
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Apple's rumoured augmented reality (AR) glasses are under development and may launch by 2022, the media reported. ... read..


Digital India faces its biggest challenge amid lockdown
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
When Digital India took birth, little did we know that in an unprecedented situation like a total lockdown, the apps and services that helped us sail through the day with ease will immediately hang up on millions. ... read..


HP announces advance PC security solutions for remote workforce
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
PC and printer major HP Inc on Thursday announced advanced security solutions to provide complete threat protection for businesses and their remote workforces. ... read..


Smartphone production may fall 40% in India in H1 2020
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Revising its estimates amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, a new report said on Thursday that smartphone production in India is likely to tumble by 38-40 per cent in the first half (H1) of this year. ... read..


Tesla's New York Gigafactory to reopen for ventilator production
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the companys Gigafactory facility in New York will soon reopen to begin producing ventilators that are in short supply due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


Apple considers delaying next iPhone, shares hit
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
The shares of Apple dropped late Wednesday as a report by The Nikkei Asian Review suggested a significant delay in the launch of the next iPhone. ... read..


Revisiting decades-old Voyager 2 Data, scientists find one more secret
Washington D.C. | March 26, 2020 1:11:34 PM IST
Eight and a half years into its grand tour of the solar system, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft was ready for another encounter. It was January 24, 1986, and soon it would meet the mysterious seventh planet, icy-cold Uranus. ... read..


LAVA to pay part salary in advance to factory workers
Noida | Thursday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Amid the fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in India, domestic smartphone manufacturer Lava on Wednesday announced that it will pay part of its factory workers salary in advance. ... read..


Huawei Mate 40 Pro may feature Halo ring with touch display
Beijing | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone giant Huawei's flagship Mate 40 Pro could feature a Halo ring which might actually house a touch display. ... read..


New symptom tracking app to slow spread of COVID-19
London | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
In order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, British researchers have launched a new app that tracks symptoms related to the virus, allowing anyone to self-report daily. ... read..


Xiaomi, Realme postpone new launches in India
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Smartphone makers Xiaomi and Realme on Wednesday said they have postponed launches of their upcoming smartphones in India owing to the nationwide 21-day lockdown. ... read..


Music streaming giants pledge to help musicians hit by COVID-19
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
At a time when the world is reeling under coronavirus outbreak, music streaming giants such as Amazon Music, Facebook, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal and YouTube Music have pledged to contribute to the MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund, to fund for music ... read..


CCMB likely to come up with cost-effective diagnostic kits
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
While people in India are locked down inside their homes and are busy keeping themselves away from coronavirus infection, there is good news as the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) is likely to come up with "cost-effective and accurate dia ... read..


Apple releases iOS, iPadOS 13.4 with trackpad support
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Apple has released iOS and iPadOS 13.4, the latest major updates to the iOS 13 operating system with trackpad support. ... read..


YouTube reduces video streaming quality in India
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Google-owned YouTube on Wednesday announced that it is reducing streaming quality for users in India in order "to reduce strain on Internet networks during the coronavirus pandemic." ... read..


Microsoft pausing all optional non-security releases for Windows
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
In a bid to focus on security updates, Microsoft is pausing all optional non-security releases for supported versions of Windows and its server products. ... read..


Apple expanding App Store to 20 more countries this year
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has announced that the App Store is set to reach 20 new countries this year. ... read..


ELSA app announces free access for students in India
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Amid the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic in India, an English language proficiency app ELSA -- (English Language Speech Assistant Corporation) on Tuesday announced free access for all students from class 3rd to 12th and college students in the country ... read..


Facebook, Instagram reduce streaming quality in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
In a bid to manage unprecedented load on Internet infrastructure as more people stay home during the lockdown, Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday announced to lower video quality in India as well as Latin America. ... read..


Realme absorbs GST hike, not to increase Narzo series price in April
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone brand Realme on Tuesday said it would not pass on the GST hike to users with its new Narzo series as the company has decided to absorb the cost. ... read..


Vivo to donate N95 masks in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Chinese handset maker Vivo on Tuesday said it is in touch with the government authorities to ascertain the need of essential supplies and will donate N95 masks in India amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. ... read..


CamScanner provides free premium subscription to students, teachers
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
In order to help students as well as teachers in these difficult times, document management solution provider CanScanner on Tuesday announced that it will provide free access of its premium subscription to educator and students till June 30. ... read..


Elon Musk offers 1,255 free ventilators
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk on Tuesday offered 1,255 ventilators for free to help fight COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


Google, LG could ditch Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Google and South Korean tech major LG are likely to skip the top tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform this year for their smartphones as the cost of the chipser is too high. ... read..


Amazon Prime Video introduces user profiles like Netflix
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Amazon has finally introduced Netflix-like user profiles for its Prime Video audience. The feature is currently limited to certain countries and is rolling out to users gradually, reports XDA Developers. ... read..


Apple lifts purchase limits on its products outside China
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Apple has lifted purchase limits on its phones, tablets and laptops for customers outside China, the media reported. ... read..


Twitter admits revenue and income to go down in Q1 2020
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Twitter has said the current pandemic is set to hit financial performance in the first quarter of 2020 and the company has withdrawn its revenue and operating income guidance as well as its outlook for expenses. ... read..


Coal-exit health and environmental damage reductions outweigh economic impacts
Washington D.C. | March 24, 2020 11:41:44 AM IST
Cheap and abundant coal fuelled the industrialisation of Europe, North America and Asia. However, the price tag on coal has never reflected the external cost to society; coal combustion produces more than a third of today's global CO2 emissions and is a m ... read..


Star formation project maps nearby Interstellar clouds
Washington D.C. | March 24, 2020 8:41:33 AM IST
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. ... read..


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