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Netizens decode message hidden in NASA's Perseverance rover's parachute

24 Feb 2021

Netizens decode message hidden in NASA's Perseverance rover's parachute

The parachute unfurled during the final descent of NASA's Perseverance rover had random pattern of red and white bands, on the face of it. NASA officials later said it contained an encoded message.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple pulls a Xiaomi with advertisements, and more

09 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple pulls a Xiaomi with advertisements, and more

Apple had recently taken great pains to warn us about its evil Big Tech brethren and their evil advertisements. Looks like it forgot to heed its own warnings.

Reddit raises $250 million in Series E funding

09 Feb 2021

Reddit raises $250 million in Series E funding

Super Bowl advertisements are incredibly pricey, but Reddit seems to have got its money's worth. The self-declared "front page of the internet" has raised a cool $250 million in the latest funding round.

Reddit steps in to stop coup attempt in WallStreetBets subreddit

07 Feb 2021

Reddit steps in to stop coup attempt in WallStreetBets subreddit

Hollywood's entanglement in the people's rebellion against Wall Street has led to such high drama that Reddit was forced to step in.

NewsBytes Briefing: BuzzFeed finally gets Trump, and more

06 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: BuzzFeed finally gets Trump, and more

The fine journalists at BuzzFeed saw documents implicating former US President Donald Trump of many terrible things, but quickly deemed them too evil to be seen by their readers. So now we must take their word on the orange man being bad.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google pays for systemic racism, misogyny, and more

02 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Google pays for systemic racism, misogyny, and more

It looks like we've figured out why Google removed the "don't be evil" clause from its motto in 2018.

NewsBytes Briefing: Musk's army of gamer cyborg monkeys, and more

01 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Musk's army of gamer cyborg monkeys, and more

There is never a dull moment with Elon Musk. At a recent Clubhouse interaction, the world's richest man revealed that his Neuralink start-up has monkeys with brain implants that allow them to play video games with one another.

Robinhood reportedly sells GameStop shares without permission from traders

29 Jan 2021

Robinhood reportedly sells GameStop shares without permission from traders

Trading app Robinhood on Thursday prevented investors from buying several stocks in order to facilitate short-selling hedge funds in their battle against the working class investors from the WallStreetBets subreddit.

NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

29 Jan 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

The battle between working class Americans and Wall Street billionaires has garnered bipartisan support from both sides of the US Senate.

Reddit's WallStreetBets goes private; banned on Discord for 'hate speech'

28 Jan 2021

Reddit's WallStreetBets goes private; banned on Discord for 'hate speech'

Hedge funds have lost billions shorting GameStop and AMC stocks.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reddit makes Wall Street bleed billions, and more

28 Jan 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Reddit makes Wall Street bleed billions, and more

What began as a price war between Reddit's army of trading enthusiasts and the Wall Street billionaires over the GameStop stock, saw the hedge funds lose more than $10 billion.

Wall Street short-sellers lose $5 billion to Redditors over GameStop

28 Jan 2021

Wall Street short-sellers lose $5 billion to Redditors over GameStop

Short-selling video game retailer GameStop's stock has cost investors and hedge funds $5 billion in losses (once you apply some fancy financial calculations) in 2021.

SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage

27 Jan 2021

SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage

SpaceX launched 10 laser link-enabled Starlink satellites into polar orbit using its Transporter-1 dedicated rideshare mission on January 24.

Redditor compresses 'Shrek' film onto a 1.44 MB floppy disk

02 Jan 2021

Redditor compresses 'Shrek' film onto a 1.44 MB floppy disk

In a stark departure from 8K televisions and high fidelity Blu-ray media playback, a Redditor has gone full retro by cramming the entire Shrek film onto a floppy.

Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India

28 Sep 2020

Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India

Telecom giant Reliance Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India.

Pixel 3 owners are complaining about swollen batteries: Details here

12 Sep 2020

Pixel 3 owners are complaining about swollen batteries: Details here

When Google had unveiled Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with top-end internals and impeccable cameras, they were seen as the company's answer to flagships in the market.

Strange notifications hit Microsoft Teams users; now fixed

29 Aug 2020

Strange notifications hit Microsoft Teams users; now fixed

In the last couple of days, several users of Microsoft Teams reported receiving a flurry of mysterious notifications.

Google Pixel 5 and 4a 5G's image and specifications leaked

24 Aug 2020

Google Pixel 5 and 4a 5G's image and specifications leaked

Google is expected to launch its all-new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G on September 30. In the latest development, the design and key specifications of both the handsets have been revealed in a now-deleted Reddit post.

Instagram caught accessing camera unnecessarily on iPhone

27 Jul 2020

Instagram caught accessing camera unnecessarily on iPhone

Despite being in beta, Apple's latest iPhone operating system, the iOS 14, is doing wonders at bringing sneaky app behaviors into the limelight.

Pixel 4 XL's glass back is coming off: Details here

20 Jul 2020

Pixel 4 XL's glass back is coming off: Details here

Google's Pixel line-up has drawn a lot of attention for its extraordinary camera and software features.

Facebook to PUBG, Army directs troops to delete 89 apps

09 Jul 2020

Facebook to PUBG, Army directs troops to delete 89 apps

Amid growing security concerns, the Indian Army has directed its troops to delete 89 smartphone applications.

After TikTok, LinkedIn, Reddit caught snooping on clipboard of iPhones

05 Jul 2020

After TikTok, LinkedIn, Reddit caught snooping on clipboard of iPhones

A few days back, we reported the case of Chinese video app TikTok snooping on the clipboard of iPhones.

#WeeklyRecap: India bans Chinese apps, JioMeet launches, Gmail suffers outage

05 Jul 2020

#WeeklyRecap: India bans Chinese apps, JioMeet launches, Gmail suffers outage

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of tech, but the story that drew the most attention was the ban imposed by India on 59 Chinese apps.

Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

02 Jul 2020

Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

Along with Chinese applications that were deemed prejudicial to national security, India has also blocked popular US-based search engine DuckDuckGo.

Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit

30 Jun 2020

Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit

As Facebook continues to reel from a massive advertisers' protest against its mishandling of racism, violence, and hate speech, Reddit, which has long been criticized over these issues, has started taking corrective measures.

Skin cream "Fair & Lovely" to drop "Fair" from name

25 Jun 2020

Skin cream "Fair & Lovely" to drop "Fair" from name

Joining the bandwagon of brands that are making their products socially inclusive, the Indian unit of Unilever, Hindustan Unilever, has decided to drop "Fair" from the name of the skincare cream "Fair & Lovely," multiple reports said on Thursday.

2020 MacBooks are running into USB 2.0 connectivity issues

19 Jun 2020

2020 MacBooks are running into USB 2.0 connectivity issues

The latest line of MacBooks - 2020 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air - is running into connectivity issues, creating problems for a number of users around the world.

Don't update! Latest Windows 10 release can break your printer

14 Jun 2020

Don't update! Latest Windows 10 release can break your printer

Microsoft is having a hard time getting a grip on Windows 10 issues.

Meet Michael Seibel, Reddit's first ever black board member

10 Jun 2020

Meet Michael Seibel, Reddit's first ever black board member

Reddit has named seed capital firm Y Combinator's CEO Michael Seibel as the first black member of its board.

#WeeklyRecap: Google's incognito tracking, 'infected' Android wallpaper, Mitron app, more

07 Jun 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Google's incognito tracking, 'infected' Android wallpaper, Mitron app, more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology.

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian quits board, wants a black replacement

06 Jun 2020

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian quits board, wants a black replacement

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has quit from the board of the company he started 15 years ago and wants his position to be filled by a black candidate. Making the major announcement on Friday, he said the decision was long overdue.

Google Home Hub shows stranger's Nest cam footage, now fixed

23 May 2020

Google Home Hub shows stranger's Nest cam footage, now fixed

A few days back, a Google Home Hub owner reported a mysterious (and creepy) case of seeing footage from the Nest security camera of a stranger.

Apparently, OnePlus 8 Pro can see through some objects, clothes

16 May 2020

Apparently, OnePlus 8 Pro can see through some objects, clothes

Last month, OnePlus took the wraps off its latest flagship, the OnePlus 8 Pro.

Facebook led to crashing of several popular apps on iOS

07 May 2020

Facebook led to crashing of several popular apps on iOS

A few hours ago, Spotify, Tinder, TikTok, Pinterest, and many other popular apps started crashing on iOS.

#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more

03 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more

The last week of April was all about bugs, glitches, and leaks.

Reddit pulls back 'chatrooms' within a day of launch

01 May 2020

Reddit pulls back 'chatrooms' within a day of launch

Yesterday, Reddit surprised the world by launching a 'chatroom' feature for some 16,000 subreddits.

Apple's new iPhone SE misses out a much-needed feature

28 Apr 2020

Apple's new iPhone SE misses out a much-needed feature

Apple's new iPhone SE is the talk of the town.

Mi A3 gets Android 10 update for the fourth time

26 Apr 2020

Mi A3 gets Android 10 update for the fourth time

After three unsuccessful attempts, Xiaomi has once again released the Android 10 update for its Mi A3 smartphone.

Bored of self-quarantine? Try these tech-backed ways for help

21 Mar 2020

Bored of self-quarantine? Try these tech-backed ways for help

The spread of COVID-19 in India has forced the government to close down public spaces.

Now, Twitter is banning misleading posts about coronavirus

19 Mar 2020

Now, Twitter is banning misleading posts about coronavirus

After Facebook and WhatsApp, Twitter has come into action to combat the spread of misinformation related to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.