Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Zebronics launches 'Zeb-Monk' wireless neckband earphone with ANC
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Audio accessory maker Zebronics on Tuesday launched wireless neckband earphone 'Zeb-Monk' with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) In India for Rs 3,560. ... read..

Nokia to set up robotics lab at IISc for 5G research
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia on Tuesday announced a collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru to establish a network robotics laboratory for research on socially relevant use cases based on 5G and emerging technologies. ... read..

Apple may launch new iPhone 12 lineup in 2 stages
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Apple has confirmed that the launch of the iPhone 12 will be delayed due to "temporarily constrained" supply chain and now a new report claims that the launch will be split into two stages. ... read..

Snapchat testing new feature to take on TikTok
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Photo-messaging app Snapchat has started testing a new feature that lets users set their Snaps with music, similar to what Chinese short-video making app TikTok offers. ... read..

Lava launches budget smartphone for Rs 7,777
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Domestic mobile manufacturer Lava on Tuesday launched a new smartphone Z66 as the latest addition in its Z series for Rs 7,777. ... read..

US should get large share of TikTok sale proceeds: Trump
New York | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has said that the country should get a large percentage of the proceeds if part of the short video-sharing platform TikTok's business is bought by an American firm. ... read..

Existing Sony PS4 controller not to work with PS5 games
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
The Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony has confirmed that its existing PS4 controller will not work with PS5 games. ... read..

US teen who executed Twitter hack owns Rs 22.5 crore worth Bitcoin
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
The Florida-based juvenile who is the mastermind of the mega Twitter Bitcoin hack owns more than $3 million (over Rs 22.5 crore) worth of Bitcoin, the media reported. ... read..

Study reveals blood test could diagnose baby brain damage just hours after birth
London | August 4, 2020 4:42:05 PM IST
Researchers have found that an early blood test could detect, which babies deprived of oxygen at birth are at risk of serious neuro-disabilities like cerebral palsy and epilepsy. ... read..

Study finds artificial intelligence-enhanced ECGs may speed heart failure diagnosis, treatment
Washington D.C. | August 4, 2020 4:11:56 PM IST
When people seek emergency care for shortness of breath, a routine electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI) is better than standard blood tests at determining if the cause is heart failure, according to new research. ... read..

Microsoft Teams allows 20K participants, Cloud-based phone calling
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Microsoft has announced that its video meet app will now limit the size of interactive meetings to 1,000 participants, with a seamless shift to a view only mode after the limit is met, for up to 20,000 participants. ... read..

Twitter faces $250mn FTC fine over misuse of users' data
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Twitter has disclosed that it may end up paying up to $250 million as fine to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a probe pertaining to improper use of users phone numbers and email addresses for advertising gains. ... read..

Alphabet issues $5.75 billion worth sustainability bonds
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
In a bid to support environmental and social initiatives worldwide, Google has issued $5.75 billion in sustainability bonds, the largest sustainability or green bond by any company in history, as part of its $10 billion debt offering. ... read..

Google invests $450mn in US-based ADT for secure home devices
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Google has announced a long-term, strategic partnership with ADT, a leading US security and home automation provider, with infusion of $450 million into the company to develop secure smart home audio and video devices. ... read..

Google launches Pixel 4a, to arrive in India in October
New York | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Google on Monday introduced the new affordable smartphone Pixel 4a starting at $349 for the lone 6GB+128GB model in the US that will arrive in India in October. ... read..

Now you can use Google Chrome to quickly create PDF
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
You can now easily create a free Adobe Acrobat PDF from any Microsoft Office or image file simply by typing PDF.new into Chrome and uploading the desired file, thanks to a collaboration between Google and Adobe. ... read..

OnePlus to introduce Hydrogen OS 11 on Aug 10: Report
Beijing | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
OnePlus is planning to introduce Hydrogen 11 -- the China-bound alternative to OxygenOS 11 that comes without Google services and with local alternatives, on August 10. ... read..

Chinese firm files $1.43bn lawsuit against Apple in patent fight
Shanghai | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
A Chinese Artificial Intelligence company on Monday filed a lawsuit against Apple for allegedly infringing on a patent related to a smart assistant similar to Siri. ... read..

TikTok parent to shift HQ from Beijing to London: Report
London | Monday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Chinese unicorn ByteDance which owns the popular short video-sharing app TikTok has received approval from the British government to move its headquarters from Beijing to London, The Sun newspaper reported. ... read..

New Google Chrome extension brings more ad transparency
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
As part of its efforts to give people more visibility into the data used to personalise ads, Google has launched a new Chrome extension that lists all companies and services with a presence on the page including content delivery networks or analytics prov ... read..

Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers
Washington D.C. | August 3, 2020 11:42:07 PM IST
A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars' surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers as previously thought, according to a new study by Western and UBC researchers. ... read..

Twitter plans 'Undo Send' button with paid subscription service (Ld)
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Twitter has started working towards its paid subscription service that will provide users options like "Undo Send" button (like an edit button) and ability to tweet longer and high-quality videos, among other features. ... read..

Microsoft Surface Duo 3460 mAh battery to last all day
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Microsoft is reportedly planning to ship its foldable smartphone Surface Duo this year and will pack a 3460 mAh battery which will reportedly last all day. ... read..

Microsoft Translator for iOS adds auto mode for one-on-one chats
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Microsoft Translator for iOS has just made it easier to translate one-on-one chats with the addition of an auto mode that allows people to concentrate more on the conversation than on pressing phone buttons. ... read..

Xiaomi to launch Mi earbuds with ANC soon
Beijing | Monday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is reportedly planning to launch new earphones with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) which will be called Mi Active Noise Cancelling Wireless earphones. ... read..

UK-based Wiserfunding enters India, targets SMEs
Mumbai | Monday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
UK-based fintech firm Wiserfunding on Monday announced its entry into India by launching the artificial intelligence-backed credit risk assessment tool for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ... read..

Cooling of Earth caused by eruptions, not meteors: Study
New York | Monday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Analysis of sediment found in a central Texas cave in the US shows volcanic eruptions responsible for the cooling of the Earth around 13,000 years ago, say researchers. ... read..

New 'unfixable vulnerability' revealed in Apple's Secure Enclave chip
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
A new exploit has allegedly been found in Apple's Secure Enclave chip putting the data of iPhone, iPad, Mac users at risk. ... read..

Surprisingly young galaxy breaks low-oxygen record
Hawaii | August 3, 2020 8:42:02 PM IST
Astronomers using two Maunakea Observatories, Subaru Telescope and W. M. Keck Observatory- combined with the power of machine learning, have discovered a nearby galaxy that has broken the record for having the lowest level of oxygen ever seen. ... read..

Google helps people identify Black-owned businesses
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Google has started adding an icon in Google Maps and Search to help people identify Black-owned businesses. ... read..

Apple TV+ now available on American Airlines flights for free
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Apple has partnered with American Airlines to offer free Apple TV+ streaming service as an in-flight entertainment option ... read..

SpaceX Crew Dragon returns with 2 NASA astronauts (Ld)
Washington | Monday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Two NASA astronauts have safely returned to Earth from the International Space Station onboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, marking the completion of a historic flight called demonstration (Demo-2) mission. ... read..

Children's National Hospital sounds alarm for antibiotic resistance in meningitis cases
Washington | August 3, 2020 4:42:05 PM IST
Researchers from the Children's National Hospital write in a case report that recent meningitis cases (inflammation of the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord) at the hospital raises serious concerns about antibiotic resistance in t ... read..

Neuralink brain chip to allow people to hear sounds impossible to humans
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Tesla and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk has claimed that his new pet project Neuralink chip will allow users to hear sounds that previously were impossible to human ears. ... read..

Twitter survey reveals paid service with 'Undo Send' button
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Twitter has kicked off a new survey for its upcoming paid subscription service that will give users options like "Undo Send" button (like an edit button) and ability to tweet longer and high-quality videos, among other features. ... read..

TikTok again accuses Facebook of 'plagiarism and smear'
Beijing | Monday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
After calling Facebook a copycat last week, ByteDance, the China-based company that owns TikTok, has once again accused the social networking giant of "plagiarism and smear," saying it is facing all kinds of "complex and unimaginable difficulties", the me ... read..

Microsoft confirms talks to acquire TikTok by September 15
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Microsoft has officially confirmed it is in talks to acquire the operations of video-sharing platform TikTok in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand markets following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald Trump. ... read..

Nasa SpaceX crew return: Dragon capsule splashes down
Washington | Monday, 2020 6:45:06 AM IST
Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have returned to Earth after a two-month stay on the space station. ... read..

Microsoft halts bid to buy TikTok's US operations: Report
San Francisco | Monday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Microsoft has reportedly halted its bid to buy the US operations of China-based TikTok after President Donald Trump vowed to ban the short-video making app that has over 80 million monthly users in the country. ... read..

Stadia Pro members to get 5 new free games this month
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Google has revealed that Stadia Pro members will get five new games for free with Stadia Pro this month. ... read..

Researchers find new method that helps to peer deeper into ocean
Washington D.C. | August 2, 2020 11:11:53 PM IST
A team of researchers has found a new way to see into the ocean's depths, establishing an approach to detect algae and measure key properties using light. ... read..

Samsung's foundry business expected to further grow in second half
Seoul | Sunday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Samsung Electronics is projected to see further growth in its foundry business in the second half of the year with growing expectations for receiving orders from Intel Corp. ... read..

Realme Ultra-thin SuperDart Chargers to launch in India soon
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Realme has confirmed that its 50W and 65W Ultra-skinny SuperDart chargers are set to launch in the Indian market soon. ... read..

New MacBook Air with Magic Keyboard woos new users in India (Ld)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
At a time when the demand for high-end, premium laptops is witnessing a surge in the country as business and creative professionals stay home, Apple which has gained substantial ground with its Mac laptops in India is set to witness a keen interest for th ... read..

New technology can advance 3D printing, improve products
New York | Sunday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Scientists have developed a new printing process that advances 3D capabilities and aims to improve quality of products used in business, industry and at home. ... read..

Magazine cover signed by Steve Jobs sold for over 12 lakh
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
A Fortune magazine cover from 1989 featuring Steve Jobs and autographed by him has sold for $16,638 (more than Rs 12.4 lakh), almost 5,000 times its original $3.50 cover price. ... read..

Apple discontinues Dark Sky app on Android, Wear OS (Ld)
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Popular weather app Dark Sky which Apple acquired in March this year has announced that Android users will no longer be able to access the app and subscribers who were previously active will receive full refund. ... read..

Apple discontinues Dark Sky app on Android, Wear OS
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Popular weather app Dark Sky which Apple acquired in March this year has announced that Android users will no longer be able to access the app and subscribers who were previously active will receive full refund. ... read..

Amazon set to launch 3,236 satellites to beam affordable Internet
Seattle | Sunday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
In a direct competition to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Amazon has won approval from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy and operate its constellation of 3,236 satellites to beam affordable Internet services. ... read..

New MacBook Air can create magic for Apple in India
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
At a time when the demand for high-end, premium laptops is witnessing a surge in the country as business and creative professionals stay home, Apple which has gained substantial ground with its Mac laptops is set to witness a keen interest for the newly-l ... read..

Researchers discover new drug targets for lethal brain cancer
London | August 2, 2020 4:41:59 PM IST
With the help of a mouse model, a team of researchers has now discovered more than 200 genes with novel and known roles in glioblastoma - the most aggressive type of brain cancer that offer promising new drug targets. ... read..

Audio equipment maker HARMAN to expand TWS portfolios in India
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Audio equipment maker HARMAN, owned by South Korean major Samsung, is all set to expand its True Wireless Stereo (TWS) portfolio in the country over the next 8-10 months. ... read..

Microsoft to kill Cortana apps on iOS, Android in 2021
San Francisco | Sunday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue the Cortana apps available on several platforms including Android, iOS and Harman Kardon Invoke speakers, along with first gen Surface headphones, starting in 2021. ... read..

NASA, SpaceX target Gulf of Mexico for splashdown site
Washington | Sunday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST
NASA and SpaceX are targeting Pensacola in Florida as the primary return location for Crew Dragon with two American astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS), said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. ... read..

ISRO checking space enthusiast's claim of moon rover rolling on lunar surface
Chennai | Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Space enthusiast Shanmuga Subramanian, who found the debris of India's moonlander Vikram, said on Saturday that Chandrayaan-2's rover Pragyan seems to be intact on the moon's surface and had rolled out a few metres from the lander. ... read..

GOQii launches 'Smart Vital Watch' in India
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Smart wearables and preventive healthcare brand GOQii on Saturday launched 'Smart Vital Watch' smartwatch that comes with a 1.3-inch touchscreen and SPO2 (blood-oxygen-level) monitor for Rs 5,999 in India. ... read..

Facebook Messenger Rooms quietly arrives on WhatsApp for Web
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
In the next step to integrate its family of apps that are being used by 3.14 billion users globally, Facebook has integrated Messenger rooms with WhatsApp on the Web. ... read..

Samsung introduces home demo for Galaxy devices in India
Gurugram | Saturday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
In a first-of-its-kind move before the launch of flagship devices next week, Samsung India on Saturday announced a new service called 'Experience Samsung at Home' that enable consumers to explore and buy Galaxy devices (smartphones, tablets and wearables) ... read..

SpaceX capsule set to return 2 NASA astronauts from space station
Washington | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft that carried two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station two months ago was set to depart the orbiting laboratory on Saturday. ... read..

Here's how renegade protein interrupts brain cell function in Alzheimer's disease
Washington D.C. | August 1, 2020 9:42:03 PM IST
According to a recent study, dozens of molecules may tangle up with rogue bundles of tau, a protein that normally gives nerve fibres structure to cause brain cell damage that contributes to neurodegenerative diseases. ... read..

WhatsApp introduces new limit on animated stickers
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
In a bid to curb irresponsible use of animated stickers, WhatsApp has introduced a new limit on sharing these stickers, according to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp beta. ... read..

Realme 6i: Solid competition is here for Redmi Note 9
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Smartphone brand Realme has left no stone unturned in launching affordable and mid-range phones in India post lockdown and now, it has brought in a budget-friendly 6.5-inch '6i' as part of its Number series with quad-camera rear setup in the country. ... read..

NASA Perseverance Mars rover healthy, exits 'safe mode'
Washington | Saturday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Flight controllers for NASAs Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission have returned the spacecraft to nominal flight operations, the US space agency has said. ... read..

Zuckerberg flagged competitors moving faster in 2012, show emails
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Worried about being left behind by mobile apps that made quick progress by cloning other services, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asked some of the company's executives what could the social network do to stay ahead of others, new emails from April 2012 hav ... read..

Facebook rolls out official music videos on its platform in India
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Facebook on Saturday introduced official music videos on its main platform in India, along with launching a new music destination on Facebook Watch to allow people to view their favourite content. ... read..

Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok's US operations: Report
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Short video-sharing app TikTok is reportedly in talks to sell its US business to Microsoft. The talks are in an advanced stage, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Friday which cited people familiar with the discussions. ... read..

India smartphone market set to recover by 40% in 2nd half: Report
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
After going through disruptions in supply chain and curtailed domestic production, the India smartphone market is now showing encouraging signs of revival that sets it on a potential course for market recovery for over 40 per cent in the second half this ... read..

NASA Sun data helps new model predict big solar flares
Washington D.C. | August 1, 2020 5:11:55 PM IST
Using data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, scientists have developed a new model that successfully predicted seven of the Sun's biggest flares from the last solar cycle, out of a set of nine. ... read..

'China rocks' while Americans are entitled, complacent: Elon Musk
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
Hailing the Chinese people as hardworking and smart, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has slammed American workers, calling them entitled and complacent, especially in places like the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York. ... read..

Surprising number of exoplanets could host life, study reveals
California | August 1, 2020 4:41:58 PM IST
Our solar system has one habitable planet -- Earth. According to a new study, other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant like Jupiter. ... read..

Apple grows 25% as global smartphone market declines in Q2
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
As the global smartphone market plummeted 14 per cent in the June quarter, Apple was the only vendor to grow as it shipped 45.1 million iPhones globally, a growth of 25 per cent compared to the previous year, according to a new report. ... read..

Apple surpasses Saudi Aramco as world's most valuable company
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Riding on strong quarter results despite the pandemic, Apple has surpassed Saudi Aramco to become the worlds most valuable company with a market cap of $1.84 trillion. ... read..

3 individuals charged with hacking celebrity Twitter accounts
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
The US Department of Justice has charged three young individuals (including one juvenile) with hacking Twitter last month that compromised the accounts of 130 high-profile users including Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. ... read..

Microsoft to open offices on January 19, 2021: Report
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Microsoft has reportedly chosen January 19, 2021 as the date for reopening its US offices. ... read..

Study links feeling full with positive body image
Cambridge | August 1, 2020 3:42:25 PM IST
A new study has found the benefit of relying on one's body sensations while taking descions. According to the research- paying greater attention to internal bodily sensations can increase our appreciation of our own bodies. ... read..

Nvidia may acquire chip maker ARM for $32bn: Report
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
US chip-maker Nvidia is reportedly in advance talks to acquire SoftBank-owned UK chip company ARM in a cash-and-stock deal worth at least $32 billion. ... read..

Facebook brings official music videos to its platform
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
Facebook on Friday announced to bring official music videos from top artists to its main platform in the US. ... read..

Colour TV import restrictions should apply to future goods: ICEA
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
After the government targeted China with a new import restrictions on colour television, mobile and electronics industry body India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) on Friday demanded that these import restrictions should only apply for future ... read..

Galaxy Z Fold 2 may cost the same as the original Fold
Seoul | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Samsung is expected to launch the much-awaited Galaxy Z Fold 2 on August 5 and a new report suggests it may retail for the same price as the original Galaxy Fold. ... read..

Flipkart announces more benefits for 6 lakh people under Samarth
Bengaluru | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Flipkart on Friday announced more benefits for over 6 lakh sellers who are artisans, weavers, craftsmen and owners of other small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from the underserved communities in the country. ... read..

Amazon aims to hire 'many more' people in India
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Amazon is planning to get more sellers on board as the company focuses on digitising a lot of micro, small and medium-sized businesses in India and hiring many more people, a top company executive has said. ... read..

Nokia to launch mid range, entry level phones at IFA 2020
Berlin | Friday, 2020 10:45:10 PM IST
HMD Global, the maker of Nokia-branded phones, is planning to launch mid-range and entry-level phones at this year's IFA trade show in Berlin in September. ... read..

Removing hate speech 'right thing' to do: Facebook COO
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Facing ad boycott from more than 400 advertisers, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has said that the company is working to remove hate speech on the platform not for financial reasons or advertiser pressure, because it is the right thing t ... read..

Cognizant headcount reduced by 10,500 employees in Q2
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
As global software major Cognizant implements a programme to improve cost structure amid Covid-19 and optimises its team, the headcount of the company reduced by 10,500 in the second quarter of this year as compared to the previous quarter. ... read..

Honor enters India laptop market, launches 2 new phones
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Honor on Friday launched its first laptop in India called MagicBook 15 that comes with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, a hidden pop-up webcam, 2-in-1 fingerprint power button and a compact 65W fast charger. ... read..

AWS hits $43bn annual run rate biz, Google Cloud reaches $3bn in Q2
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Cloud arm of retail behemoth Amazon, has become a $43 billion annualized run rate business, up nearly $10 billion in run rate in the last 12 months. ... read..

OPPO Reno 4 Pro with quad-camera setup launched in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Smartphone maker OPPO on Friday launched a latest smartphone in the Reno series named Reno 4 Pro with quad-camera setup at Rs 34,990 in India. ... read..

Twitter says phone spear phishing attack led to massive hack
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
The massive Twitter hack earlier this month that spread a cryptocurrency scam by hajacking accounts of high-profile celebrities, politicians and businesses was a result of a phone spear phishing attack, the social media platform has revealed. ... read..

NASA Perseverance Mars rover in standby mode, but healthy
Washington | Friday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
NASA has confirmed that its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is healthy and on its way to the Red Planet even after entering into a standby mode due to a temporary issue that involved temperature on the spacecraft. ... read..

Apple hits 550 million paid subscribers across Services
Cupertino (California) | Friday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Paid subscriptions for Apple Services business reached a record high of over 500 million at the end of June, an increase of 35 million in the last quarter alone. ... read..

OnePlus leads India premium smartphone market with 29.3% share
Bengaluru | Friday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Global technology brand OnePlus emerged as the market leader in the Indian premium smartphone segment with 29.3 per cent market share in the June quarter, a new report said on Friday. ... read..

Global smartphone market declines at fastest ever rate in Q2
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
The global smartphone market slumped 24 per ent year-over-year in the second quarter of this year to 271.4 million units, registering the fastest ever rate of decline, a Counterpoint Research report said on Friday. ... read..

HP appoints Ketan Patel to lead Greater India biz
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
PC and printer major HP on Friday appointed Ketan Patel as the Managing Director of HP Greater India. He replaces Vinay Awasthi who is moving to a new role as head of print operations for supply chain. ... read..

Google starts limited test of Stadia YouTube live streaming, Crowd Play
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Google has finally started testing YouTube live streaming for Stadia Cloud gaming service alongside exclusive "Crowd Play" features. ... read..

iPhone sales grow 2% to $26.4 billion, new SE a booster: Cook
Cupertino (California) | Friday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that strong iPhone SE launch, continued economic stimulus and some benefit from shelter in place restrictions lifting around the world saw iPhone revenue grow 2 per cent to $26.4 billion in the June quarter. ... read..

Big Tech beats pandemic, ad boycotts to log record profits (Ld)
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
A pandemic-hit period, ad boycotts and probes over anti-competition practices, data privacy and security did not stop the four Big Tech firms (Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet with a combined market cap of nearly $5 trillion) from posting healthy prof ... read..

Apple confirms 2020 iPhones won't arrive in September
Cupertino (California) | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri has confirmed that the new 2020 iPhones may not launch in September as they usually do. ... read..

Pandemic sales help Amazon post biggest profit in history
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Riding on surging online sales during the pandemic as people stayed home, Amazon reported solid second quarter results, registering a 40 per cent increase in net sales to $88.9 billion, compared with $63.4 billion in the same period last year. ... read..

Alphabet revenue declines for 1st time, Google Cloud grows 43%
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Despite strong growth in Google Cloud, Alphabet saw its revenue declining for the first time to $38.3 billion (down 1.7 per cent from the year-ago period) in the quarter that ended June 30. ... read..

Facebook logs solid growth in Q2, 3.14bn people use its apps
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 2:45:06 PM IST
Facing ad boycott over its inaction to remove hate speech, Facebook shares surged over 7 per cent after the social network reported net income of $5.18 billion as revenue jumped 11 per cent to $18.69 billion from $16.89 billion a year ago. ... read..

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