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Facebook purges 2 vast fake networks in Iraq, Tunisia
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
Facebook on Thursday said it has removed two vast fake networks that originated in Iraq and Tunisia who were involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour (CIB). ... read..


China slams Facebook for labeling state media outlets
Beijing | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
China on Friday slammed Facebook for its decision to apply labels to Xinhua News, saying social media firms should not selectively choose media agencies and block those. ... read..


Realme says sold over 15K smart watches in 2 minutes in India
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:07 AM IST
Chinese brand Realme on Friday said it has sold over 15,000 smart watches in less than two minutes during its first sale on both Flipkart and Realme.com. ... read..


Apple suppliers developing OLED displays with low-power tech
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Apple's supply chain partners are reportedly developing new OLED displays for the 2021 iPhones with low-power LTPO technology. ... read..


Now enjoy Urdu shayari on Amazon Alexa (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Rekhta Foundation on Friday launched its own Amazon Alexa skill where poetry lovers can enjoy hundreds of Urdu poems and shers (couplets) according to poets and genres like love, sadness as well as humour with simple voice commands. ... read..


Ola commits Rs 500 crore over 1 year to make rides safer
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Ride-hailing major Ola on Friday pledged Rs 500 crore over the next year towards various initiatives globally to enhance safety in mobility amid Covid-19. ... read..


Now enjoy Urdu shayari on Amazon Alexa
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Rekhta Foundation on Friday launched its own Amazon Alexa skill where poetry lovers can enjoy hundreds of Urdu poems and shers (couplets) according to poets and genres like love, sadness as well as humour with simple voice commands. ... read..


US antitrust probes in Google expand to include Search: Report
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
The US federal and state authorities which are investigating Google may have expanded the scope of their antitrust probes to include Search, a core product of the company, the media reported. ... read..


Google elevates Prabhakar Raghavan as head of Search, Assistant
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Google has announced to make Prabhakar Raghavan, head of Ads and Commerce, as new head of Search and Assistant. ... read..


BYJU's among world's top 10 education apps downloaded during lockdown
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Ed-tech platform BYJU'S said on Friday it has ranked among the world's top 10 most downloaded education apps on Google Play store. ... read..


WhatsApp rival Telegram adds new enhancement features
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
WhatsApp's closest rival Telegram on Friday launched a slew of new features including in-app Video Editor, two-step verification, animated stickers, speaking GIFs and more. ... read..


Twitter backs allyship in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Urging people to be especially mindful of Black and Brown communities who regularly face threats to their wellbeing, violence, and hate because of their identity, Twitter outlined how to easily practice allyship. ... read..


BluSmart completes 1.75 lakh zero-emission trips in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
The electric ride-hailing platform BluSmart on Friday said that it has completed 4.75 million clean pollution-free kms by making 1,75,000 zero-emission trips in Delhi-NCR. ... read..


VMware to acquire network security company Lastline
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Global enterprise software major VMware has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire US-based network security company Lastline. ... read..


Fortnite's live event, season 3 postponed again amid protests in US
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Epic Games has announced that Fortnite's new season will be unveiled on June 17, while 'The Device' live event has been delayed until June 15, as several US cities are under protests over the death of African-American George Floyd in Minnesota. ... read..


How Google G Suite for Education is protecting teacher-student privacy
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
As many more schools now using G Suite for Education owing to social distancing times, Google has strengthened security and privacy to protect teachers and students from hackers. ... read..


'ISRO biz to zoom if units converted into separate entities'
Chennai | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
The sum of the turnover of Indian space agency's various divisions if spun off into different business entities will surpass that of its behemoth parent owing to focused leadership and innovation, said a senior official of the Indian Space Research Organi ... read..


Facebook's Google Photos transfer tool now available globally
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Social media giant Facebook's Google Photos transfer tool is now available globally to everyone. ... read..


Chinese, Iranian hackers targeting Trump, Biden campaigns: Google
Washington | Friday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Google has warned that Chinese and Iranian hackers are targeting both Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaigns as the US inches closer towards presidential election in November. ... read..


Elon Musk tells Bezos it is time to 'break up' Amazon
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
After successfully sending 2 NASA astronauts into space aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Elon Musk has slammed Blue Origin and Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, saying it is time to break up the ecommerce giant and end its monopoly. ... read..


Slack joins Amazon to take on Microsoft Teams
Seattle | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Enterprise messaging platform Slack has joined Amazon in a multi-year agreement to take on its closest rival Microsoft Teams. Under the new deal, all Amazon employees will get access to Slacks office tools. ... read..


Astronomers unveil the magnetic field of the solar corona
Honolulu | June 5, 2020 9:11:45 AM IST
While the world has been dealing with the corona virus pandemic, researchers at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA) have been hard at work studying the solar corona, the outermost atmosphere of the Sun which expands into interplanetary ... read..


Facebook to label state-controlled media outlets ahead of US election
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Facing criticism for not flagging controversial Trump posts on glorifying violence, Facebook on Thursday said it will now apply labels to state-controlled media outlets. ... read..


Swiggy starts alcohol delivery service in West Bengal
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
On-demand delivery platform Swiggy on Thursday said it had started online processing and home delivery of alcohol through the "Wine Shops" category in West Bengal, days after first launching its service in Jharkhand and Odisha. ... read..


HCL brings its Commerce platform to Google Cloud
Noida | Friday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
IT major HCL Technologies on Thursday said it will bring its software offerings, starting with HCL Commerce, to Google Cloud. ... read..


Rs 60 lakh is the cost to recover data after ransomware attack: Report
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Ransomware remains the single biggest threat for organisations globally and an average ransomware attack costs over $80,000 (a little over Rs 60 lakh) to restore data, a new report said on Thursday. ... read..


Lockdown period helped us grow business, say digital marketers
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
During the time of Covid-19 pandemic when most of enterprises have cut down on traditional marketing and publicity spend, the scope of digital marketing has increased manifold as target audiences are home in social distancing times and remaining online fo ... read..


Andhra deploys IBM Watson chatbot to answer Covid-19 queries
Amaravati | Thursday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
The Andhra Pradesh National Health Mission portal has integrated the IBM Watson virtual agent to help the residents quickly get answers to their queries about Covid-19. ... read..


Scientists find new exoplanet-star pair having resemblance to Sun-Earth system
Washington D.C. | June 4, 2020 10:11:48 PM IST
The star Kepler-160 and its companion KOI-456.04 are more reminiscent of the Sun-Earth system than any previously known exoplanet-star pair, according to a team of scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Gottingen, Ge ... read..


Google clarifies why it removed Mitron, 'Remove China Apps'
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
With the scrapping of Mitron and Remove China Apps from its Play Store gaining a lot of attention in India, Google on Thursday said that it removed a video app "for a number of technical policy violations", while adding that it also does not allow an app ... read..


SpaceX puts 60 new Starlink Internet satellites into orbit
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
SpaceX has confirmed the successful deployment of a new batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit. ... read..


Samsung Galaxy A31 launched in India for Rs 21,999
Gurugram | Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Samsung on Thursday launched Galaxy A31 in 6GB-128 GB variant with 48MP quad-camera set up and 5000mAh battery for Rs 21,999 in India. ... read..


India consumer storage market grows 8% in Q1, SanDisk leads
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
The India consumer storage market shipments grew eight per cent in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous quarter with SanDisk dominating the overall market, said a report from CyberMedia Research (CMR). ... read..


NetApp to acquire Israeli company Spot for $450mn
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
California-headquartered global Cloud data services company NetApp said it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Israeli company Spot, formerly Spotinst, with an aim to establish leadership in Application Driven Infrastructure. ... read..


Samsung Galaxy M21: Long-lasting battery, decent camera
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Samsung Galaxy M series has been received well especially among the young Indian fans and the affordable yet powerful handsets have created a niche space in the market within no time. ... read..


Twitter CEO Dorsey says download Signal as US protests gain steam
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has pitched for downloading encrypted messaging app Signal that rivals Telegram and Facebook-owned WhatsApp as protests in the US gain momentum. ... read..


LG Uplus to launch AR glasses for Android devices this year
Seoul | Thursday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
South Korean telecommunications firm LG Uplus on Thursday said it will launch augmented reality (AR) glasses in the third quarter of the year in collaboration with Chinese mixed reality product developer Nreal. ... read..


Samsung Odyssey G7 monitors cut eye strain during intense gaming
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
For hard-core gamers, Samsung has launched latest Odyssey G7 monitors that minimise visual fatigue by offering consistent brightness, contrast range and colour coordination from the centre to each edge of the monitor. ... read..


Warehouse workers in US sue Amazon over Covid-19 risk
New York | Thursday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
A group of Amazon warehouse workers from a facility in New York has sued the e-commerce giant allegedly for unsafe working conditions, thereby putting them and their families at risk of Covid-19 conditions, the media reported. ... read..


Microsoft rolls out Chromium-based Edge browser to all Windows 10 users
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
Microsoft is rolling out its new Chromium-based Edge browser via an update to all Windows 10 users that would automatically be installed on Windows 10 version 1803 and higher. ... read..


Leading PR firm Edelman to lay off 390 employees, pay cut for senior staff
New York | Thursday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
Chicago-based public relations firm Edelman is laying off 390 people or about 7 per cent of its workforce, a reversal of an earlier pledge to avoid layoffs during the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..


Amazon Air expands aircraft fleet to help more people in Covid-19 times
Seattle | Thursday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
Amazon has announced to lease 12 additional 767-300 converted cargo aircraft, increasing their fleet to over 80 aircraft as part of its dedicated air cargo network to help people who rely on items they need delivered directly to their doorstep in these un ... read..


Former employees slam Zuckerberg over his inaction to flag Trump tweet
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Several former influential Facebook employees have written an open letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, criticizing his inaction over controversial posts from US President Donald Trump on glorifying violence and calling him to start fact-checking world leaders ... read..


Google donates $12mn in cash, $25mn in ad grants to fight racism
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced to give $12 million in funding to organisations working to address racial inequities amid nationwide protests against the death of African-American George Floyd. ... read..


Scientists in Pune discover long-sought tiny explosions on the Sun
Pune (Maharashtra) | June 4, 2020 11:41:41 AM IST
A group of scientists working at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune, have recently discovered tiny flashes of radio light from all over the Sun. ... read..


Black holes are more like holograms, say scientists
Washington D.C. | June 4, 2020 9:11:50 AM IST
According to new research by SISSA, ICTP, and INFN, black holes could be like a hologram, where all the information is amassed in a two-dimensional surface able to reproduce a three-dimensional image. ... read..


Amazon donates $10 million to fight racism
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Amid ongoing protests in the US over the death of African-American George Floyd, Amazon on Wednesday said it will donate a total of $10 million to organisations that are working to bring about social justice and improve the lives of Black and African Amer ... read..


Businesses in APJ able to manage 64% more data: Dell report
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Organisations in Asia Pacific and Japan except China on average are managing 64 per cent more data than they were a year ago, said a report from Dell Technologies on Wednesday. ... read..


Apple tracks iPhones stolen from its stores during US protests
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Apple is tracking several iPhones that were stolen from its retail stores during the protests in the US over the death of African-American George Floyd. ... read..


Avast warns of 3 'fleeceware' apps on Apple App Store
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Digital security provider Avast on Wednesday said it had discovered and reported three apps to Apples App Store, which overcharge users, do not provide the services they promote and appear to be "fleeceware". ... read..


Ultra-bright X-ray source awakens near a galaxy not so far away
Washington D.C. | June 3, 2020 11:11:46 PM IST
A new ultra-bright source of X-rays has awakened in between our galactic neighbours the Magellanic Clouds, after a 26-year slumber. This is the second-closest such object known to date, with a brightness greater than a million Suns. ... read..


Huawei patents smartphone with under-display selfie camera
Beijing | Wednesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has reportedly filed a patent for smartphones with an under-display selfie camera. ... read..


Facebook, Paypal eye digital payments market in Southeast Asia (Ld)
San Francisco/New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
With an aim to cement their position in the fast-growing digital payments market in Southeast Asia, Facebook and Paypal have invested in Gojek, Indonesia-based first and fastest growing app for ordering food, shopping, commuting and making digital payment ... read..


Giant asteroid to fly by Earth this week
Washington | Wednesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
NASA is tracking a giant asteroid which may be taller than the Empire State Building in the US, and it will be flying near the Earth on June 6 (Saturday). ... read..


Xiaomi leads wristbands market in India with 41.9% share in Q1
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Xiaomi has maintained its lead in the wristbands category with 41.9 per cent market share in Q1 2020 in India, although it witnessed an annual dip of 39.3 per cent from the same quarter last year, according to a report from the International Data Corporat ... read..


Trump's social media order violates free speech, claims lawsuit
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
In one of the first lawsuits challenging the executive order on preventing online censorship signed by US President Donald Trump, a digital rights group has claimed that the order violates the rights to free speech of all online platforms and individuals. ... read..


New Microsoft programme to empower agritech startups in India
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Microsoft on Wednesday launched a new programme to help agritech startups in India build industry-specific solutions, scale and grow with access to deep technology, business and marketing resources. ... read..


Apple fixes outage preventing users from accessing iCloud storage
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Apple on Wednesday resolved an unknown issue in iCloud that prevented users from accessing the cloud storage and syncing service, as well as other products like Mail and certain web apps. ... read..


Android 11's first beta lands early for some Pixel users
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Google has accidentally pushed the first Android 11 beta to some Pixel owners. It was scheduled to launch via a virtual event on June 3. ... read..


Facebook says not sharing users' data with researchers, academics
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Facebook on Wednesday stressed it is not collecting or sharing personal or location data of its users with partners like academics, researchers and humanitarian professionals to deal with global crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..


IT spending in India to plummet 8% in 2020: Gartner
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Due to Covid-19 pandemic impact, IT spending in India will total $83.5 billion, a decline of 8.1 per cent in 2020, according to a forecast by Gartner on Wednesday. This is the first decline in IT spending experienced in India in the last five years. ... read..


Realme Narzo 10: Decent companion for early gamers
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
The late arrival of Realme Narzo series owing to Covid-19 lockdown has only made fans more curious about the much-anticipated affordable devices that offers early gamers a respite from phones in budget segment that fail to match speed, performance and pow ... read..


'Microsoft Teams to increase visible participants limit to 49'
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Microsoft Teams is planning to expand its gallery view for video calls by bringing Teams video to 49 visible participants, CRN USA reported on Wednesday. ... read..


Adobe hires Nitin Singhal to head India Digital Experience business
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Software major Adobe on Tuesday appointed Salesforce senior executive Nitin Singhal as its Head of Digital Experience Business for India. ... read..


Google adds Advanced Protection Programme to Nest devices
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Google has announced that its Advanced Protection Programme (APP) is now available for Nest smart home devices. ... read..


Despite concerns, Zoom sales boom amid Covid-19 pandemic
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
Surrounded by concerns over privacy and security issues, video meet app Zoom has reported $328.2 million in revenue for its quarter that ended April 30, up 169 per cent (year-over-year) as more people join its platform in the social distancing times. ... read..


Google faces $5bn lawsuit over tracking users in Incognito Mode
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Google is facing a $5 billion lawsuit in the US over claims that the Search engine giant collected user information even when they surfed the Internet in Incognito Mode or private mode in Chrome browser. ... read..


Facebook, Instagram users can now add music to posts from Saregama
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
Saregama on Wednesday announced a global deal with the social networking giant where Facebook and Instagram users can add music to their posts and stories from Indias oldest music label. ... read..


Facebook, Paypal invest in Indonesian ride-hailing, digital payments firm Gojek
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Facebook and Paypal have announced to invest in Gojek, Indonesias first and fastest growing app for ordering food, shopping, commuting and making digital payments across Southeast Asia. ... read..


Twitter appoints ex-Google CFO as new board chairman
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Twitter has appointed ex-Google chief financial officer (CFO) Patrick Pichette as the company's new chairman of the board. ... read..


Facebook CEO again defends decision on not flagging Trump post
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
As outrage grows within the company to take action on a controversial post by US President Donald Trump, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has once again defended his decision to retain the Trump post. ... read..


Microsoft finally gives developer credit for new Windows Package Manager
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
Microsoft has finally given an independent app developer due credit for its new Windows Package Manager after he accused the tech giant of "copying the core mechanics" of his product called AppGet. ... read..


PLI scheme a 'game changer' for mobile manufacturing: ICEA
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Calling the production-linked incentive scheme a "game changer", industry body India Cellular and Electronics Association on Tuesday said that the scheme will help boost growth in mobile phone manufacturing in India as well as meet exports targets assigne ... read..


Facebook's Manage Activity tool to help users archive, delete old posts
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Facebook on Tuesday introduced a new feature called Manage Activity to help billions of users archive or trash their old posts in one place. ... read..


Mitron app suspended from Google Play Store
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Mitron, the much-touted desi version of TikTok, has now been pulled down by Google from its Play Store for allegedly violating its spam and minimum functionality policy. ... read..


Today's CO2 levels higher than past 23 million years: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Researchers have revealed that today's carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are actually higher than they have been for the past 23 million years. ... read..


Covid-19 to push 64% Indian firms adopt cloud computing: IDC
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
As a result of the spread of the pandemic, 64 per cent of the organisations in India are expected to increase demand for cloud computing while 56 per cent for cloud software to support the new normal, a new IDC report said on Tuesday. ... read..


ASUS launches new TUF gaming laptops, ROG desktops
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Taiwanese electronics major ASUS on Tuesday launched a new range of TUF gaming laptops A15 and A17, featuring the new 7 nanometer AMD Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors at a starting price of Rs 60,990. ... read..


61% Indian business leaders think Covid-19 ups cybercrime risk
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
About 61 per cent of Indian business leaders and decision-makers think their business is more likely to experience a serious cybercrime during the Covid-19 situation as opposed to 45 per cent globally, said a survey on Tuesday. ... read..


54% of online videos watched in India are in Hindi: YouTube
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
About 54 per cent of online videos that Indians watch are in Hindi, while English is preferred by only 16 per cent of the viewing population, followed by Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Bengali, Google-owned YouTube said in a report on Tuesday. ... read..


42 lakh wearable units shipped in India in Q1 2020, earwear leads
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Riding on the growing earwear category, the India wearables market registered 42 lakh unit shipments in the first quarter of this year, clocking 80.6 per cent growth year-over-year (YoY), a new International Data Corporation (IDC) report said on Tuesday. ... read..


Apple cuts iPhone prices in China for annual '6.18' shopping fest
Beijing | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Apple has cut the prices of its latest iPhones in China ahead of the major online shopping festival 6.18. ... read..


Fitbit's share in global wearable device market drops to 3% in Q1
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Among the top five wearables device makers, only Fitbit's shipments declined in the first quarter of 2020, leading to a smaller market share from 5.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 to 3 per cent in Q1 2020, according to a report from Internatio ... read..


Realme sells over 15K Smart TVs in 10 mins, launching 55-inch TV soon
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Chinese brand Realme on Tuesday sold over 15,000 smart TVs in less than 10 minutes on its first sale on both Flipkart and Realme.com, which is the fastest sale ever in the TV category on Flipkart. ... read..


Google Pixel phones get new tools for personal safety
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Google has announced to bring its personal safety app to all Pixel devices which was limited to just Pixel 4, along with car crash detection tool which is coming to Pixel 3 first. ... read..


Google fellowship in journalism to support students of colour
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:07 PM IST
The Google News Initiative Student Fellowship initiative, aimed at developing and supporting students of colour who are interested in careers in journalism, has opened applications for a 10-12 weeks paid programme. ... read..


Sony postpones its PS5 event amid protests in US
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:07 PM IST
Sony has postponed its PlayStation 5 event that was supposed to happen on June 4 as several US cities were witnessing protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. ... read..


Samsung launches affordable Galaxy M11, M01 smartphones in India
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Samsung on Tuesday launched two new smartphones, Galaxy M11 and Galaxy M01, with powerful batteries under Rs 15,000 in India. ... read..


HP Inc to launch affordable 'Always Connected' PCs in India this month
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
PC and printer major HP Inc is gearing up to launch affordable Always Connected PCs, which currently come with a price tag of Rs 1 lakh and above, for the mid-segment mainstream users this month. ... read..


Twitter, Reddit challenge demand for US visa seekers' social media info
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Twitter, Reddit and Internet Association (a trade association that represents tech giants including Facebook and Google) have joined the fight against the US governments move asking visa applicants to provide details about their social media handles. ... read..


Apple releases new iOS update with fixes for new jailbreak bug
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
Apple has released iOS 13.5.1 update with an important change that patches the vulnerability used by the Unc0ver jailbreak tool which was released last week and allegedly works on all recent versions of iOS, including iOS 13.5. ... read..


Apple could achieve $2 trillion market cap in 4 years: Report
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
Riding on its growing services and wearables business, Apple may become the first company ever to touch the $2-trillion valuation mark in next four years, a top analyst has forecast. ... read..


6.1-inch iPhone 12 production to kick off in July: Report
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Apple is planning to start mass production of its upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models in July ahead of the rest of the flagship iPhone lineup this year. ... read..


Google unveils new Android tools to help you get restful sleep
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
As the global health crisis affected normal sleep patterns for millions in the past couple of months, Google has unveiled new bedtime tools for Android users to help them get more restful sleep. ... read..


Online therapy provider Talkspace ends deal with Facebook
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Online therapy provider Talkspace has announced to end its partnership discussions with Facebook over its inability to remove or moderate a controversial post from US President Donald Trump. ... read..


Hyper-local, personalised avatar 'HikeMoji' rolled out in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 1:20:56 PM IST
Heating up the competition in the personal emoji space, cross-platform instant messaging app Hike on Wednesday introduced HikeMoji for all users, which is being touted as the country's first hyper-local and personalised avatar. ... read..


Samsung launches new range of convertible inverter ACs
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2020 1:20:56 PM IST
Samsung on Wednesday launched two new online series of convertible inverter air conditioners at a starting price of Rs 33,499. ... read..


'Apple Tags' tracking devices may launch later this year
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 1:20:55 PM IST
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Universal Scientific Industrial, Shanghai-based manufacturing company will begin supplying the system-in-package for company's upcoming Ultra Wideband item tracking tags in the second to third quarter of 2020. ... read..


Walmart paid $12bn worth dividends in 2019, Amazon paid $0
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 1:20:55 PM IST
Retail giant Walmart spent $11.8 billion in 2019 on dividends and bought back shares of stock from its shareholders while its closest competitor Jeff Bezos-owned Amazon paid nothing to Wall Street investors, despite generating $13 billion more than Walmar ... read..


Regulate all companies developing AI, including Tesla: Musk
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 1:20:55 PM IST
Elon Musk has called for regulating all companies, including Tesla, which are working in the field of developing advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI). ... read..


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