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NewsBytes Briefing: Investigation uncovers Facebook's pro ISIS move, and more

25 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Investigation uncovers Facebook's pro ISIS move, and more

Facebook banned pages belonging to the YPG (translated: People's Protection Units) at the behest of Turkey, according to a latest exposé by ProPublica.

YouTube launches supervised accounts with parental controls tailored for teenagers

25 Feb 2021

YouTube launches supervised accounts with parental controls tailored for teenagers

YouTube has rolled out Supervised accounts to help parents control the content their children can access on the platform. The feature is targeted at teenagers and fills the gap between YouTube Kids and unrestricted access.

YouTube TV may soon allow downloading content for offline viewing

17 Feb 2021

YouTube TV may soon allow downloading content for offline viewing

YouTube TV could allow users to download movies and shows for offline access. 9to5Google reports that after updating the YouTube TV app to version 5.06.2, opening the app generates a "Looking for incomplete downloads" notification.

'Cobra Kai,' ex-YouTube product, is scoring high for Netflix too

07 Feb 2021

'Cobra Kai,' ex-YouTube product, is scoring high for Netflix too

Cobra Kai is the new action rage on Netflix and is already three seasons old.

Who is Indo-Australian spin sensation Tanveer Sangha?

31 Jan 2021

Who is Indo-Australian spin sensation Tanveer Sangha?

On Wednesday, Cricket Australia named Indian-origin spinner Tanveer Sangha in their squad for the T20I series against New Zealand.

Yash-starrer 'KGF Chapter 2' gets a release date

29 Jan 2021

Yash-starrer 'KGF Chapter 2' gets a release date

KGF fans, we have some good news for you!

Want to run away: Bachchan begins shooting for 'MayDay'

28 Jan 2021

Want to run away: Bachchan begins shooting for 'MayDay'

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who recently wrapped up work on the TV game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, has kick-started shooting for Ajay Devgn's upcoming movie MayDay.

MrBeast will send your photos to the moon for $10

26 Jan 2021

MrBeast will send your photos to the moon for $10

YouTuber and serial philanthropist Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson has devised a clever scheme allowing absolutely anyone to send a photo or short video to the moon for just $10.

2021 Force Gurkha's interiors revealed in a new spy video

26 Jan 2021

2021 Force Gurkha's interiors revealed in a new spy video

The upcoming 2021 Force Gurkha SUV is expected to be launched in the coming weeks. In the latest development, a spy video of the off-roader has been posted on YouTube, revealing its cabin details.

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

25 Jan 2021

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced via a tweet on Monday that his organization will open its facilities in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Further, the tech giant has committed more than $150 million in free ads to promote vaccine education.

Zayn Malik dropped his number. Have you called it yet?

14 Jan 2021

Zayn Malik dropped his number. Have you called it yet?

One Direction offshoot Zayn Malik's marketing strategy while teasing his new album, Nobody is Listening, is stellar.

Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020

14 Jan 2021

Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020

The market of mobile apps continued to grow in 2020 in spite (or rather because) of the pandemic.

Spooky fest! Catch seven horror films for free on YouTube

11 Jan 2021

Spooky fest! Catch seven horror films for free on YouTube

Horror has a rather divided fan base, with people liking or hating the genre that delves deeper than just jump-scares.

Linkin Park's 'Numb' got a K-pop banger by ATEEZ's singer

08 Jan 2021

Linkin Park's 'Numb' got a K-pop banger by ATEEZ's singer

The insanely popular rock band, Linkin Park, has been lying low ever since the shocking 2017 demise of its lead singer Chester Bennington.

'KGF Chapter 2' teaser crosses three million likes on YouTube

08 Jan 2021

'KGF Chapter 2' teaser crosses three million likes on YouTube

The teaser of KGF Chapter 2 dropped last night and has gone insanely viral in no time.

Day after Capitol violence, Trump concedes, talks of 'healing,' 'reconciliation'

08 Jan 2021

Day after Capitol violence, Trump concedes, talks of 'healing,' 'reconciliation'

After peddling misinformation since November, claiming that Democrats stole the election, and approaching courts, United States President Donald Trump came the closest to conceding on Thursday (local time), a day after the violence at Capitol shamed his country and shocked the globe.

After Capitol violence, Facebook and Instagram suspend Trump's accounts indefinitely

08 Jan 2021

After Capitol violence, Facebook and Instagram suspend Trump's accounts indefinitely

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump has been slapped with an indefinite ban by Facebook and Instagram. He was initially barred from posting anything on these platforms for 24 hours, in wake of the deadly violence at the Capitol.

Twitter, Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol assault

07 Jan 2021

Twitter, Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol assault

Twitter and Facebook accounts of outgoing United States President Donald Trump were temporarily locked by the tech giants on Wednesday in wake of the chaos that took over the Capitol just as a ceremonial session of Congress was underway.

'Cyberpunk 2077' developers announce 'Cyberpunk: Edgerunners' anime for Netflix

06 Jan 2021

'Cyberpunk 2077' developers announce 'Cyberpunk: Edgerunners' anime for Netflix

It's not all bad for CD PROJEKT RED.

Burj Khalifa's 3-minute-long birthday wish for BTS's V is grand!

30 Dec 2020

Burj Khalifa's 3-minute-long birthday wish for BTS's V is grand!

BTS's vocalist V aka Kim Taehyung celebrates his 25th birthday today.

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over coronavirus reportage

28 Dec 2020

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over coronavirus reportage

A 37-year-old citizen journalist was on Monday sentenced to four years in prison by a Chinese court over her coronavirus outbreak reporting, more than a year after the virus emerged in Wuhan.

Insult track on PM Boris Johnson tops Amazon Music chart

28 Dec 2020

Insult track on PM Boris Johnson tops Amazon Music chart

Sensational music takes little to get recognized, but a track full of hatred towards British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has gained the top spot on Amazon Music Chart.

62% of cybercrime complaints linked to financial frauds: Delhi Police

25 Dec 2020

62% of cybercrime complaints linked to financial frauds: Delhi Police

At least 62% of the cybercrime complaints lodged in 2020 were related to financial frauds, Delhi Police said in a statement.

Bask in Ed Sheeran's 'Afterglow' as Christmas comes knocking

21 Dec 2020

Bask in Ed Sheeran's 'Afterglow' as Christmas comes knocking

Ed Sheeran just dropped a sweet Christmas present for his fans: A song.

#HealthBytes: Tips for treating your post-workout muscle pain and soreness

20 Dec 2020

#HealthBytes: Tips for treating your post-workout muscle pain and soreness

When you start working out or increase the intensity, frequency, or length of your daily workout, you may feel immense pain in your muscles.

Mohammad Amir holds PCB management responsible for his retirement

20 Dec 2020

Mohammad Amir holds PCB management responsible for his retirement

Days after announcing international retirement, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir opened up on his decision.

Comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath gets married to actor Sulagna Panigrahi

19 Dec 2020

Comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath gets married to actor Sulagna Panigrahi

Comedian and writer Biswa Kalyan Rath tied the knot with television and film actor Sulagna Panigrahi in an intimate ceremony on December 9.

Sony drops 'Cyberpunk 2077' from PlayStation, developer apologizes for glitches

18 Dec 2020

Sony drops 'Cyberpunk 2077' from PlayStation, developer apologizes for glitches

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a lot of hatred online due to its bugs.

YouTuber CarryMinati to appear on Kareena's show 'What Women Want'

17 Dec 2020

YouTuber CarryMinati to appear on Kareena's show 'What Women Want'

Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan has resumed shooting for her celebrity talk show What Women Want.

Gmail, YouTube, Maps suffer major global outage; Google confirms

14 Dec 2020

Gmail, YouTube, Maps suffer major global outage; Google confirms

Some Google services appear to be back online after facing a major outage on Monday.

'The Dig,' Netflix's period drama drops trailer, raises curiosity

08 Dec 2020

'The Dig,' Netflix's period drama drops trailer, raises curiosity

Netflix's period drama, The Dig has released its first-look trailer on YouTube and the least we can say about it is, that it's indeed revealing.

'GoT' prequel, 'House of the Dragon', starts production next year

04 Dec 2020

'GoT' prequel, 'House of the Dragon', starts production next year

The Targaryen dynasty will revisit its roots soon as House of the Dragon will officially commence its principal photography in 2021.

'The Call' review: Warping time, revenge, and adrenaline wittily

01 Dec 2020

'The Call' review: Warping time, revenge, and adrenaline wittily

Who doesn't like a sci-fi thriller to make 2020 count?

Nokia Smart TV 75-inch launched in Europe

27 Nov 2020

Nokia Smart TV 75-inch launched in Europe

Nokia brand-licensee StreamView has launched the 75-inch model of the Nokia Smart TV in Europe. The Android-powered television will go on sale from December 1.

YouTube begins testing AI-generated automatic video chapters: Details here

27 Nov 2020

YouTube begins testing AI-generated automatic video chapters: Details here

YouTube is testing a new feature that will automatically generate chapters for videos on its platform with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms.

YouTuber opposes Akshay Kumar's Rs. 500 crore defamation case

21 Nov 2020

YouTuber opposes Akshay Kumar's Rs. 500 crore defamation case

After being sued with a Rs. 500 crore defamation case by actor Akshay Kumar for making false claims in his videos, YouTuber Rashid Siddiquee has refused to pay the amount, claiming there was nothing defamatory in his content.

YouTube channel adds 'sindoor' to Anushka's pictures; Netizens furious

21 Nov 2020

YouTube channel adds 'sindoor' to Anushka's pictures; Netizens furious

A YouTube channel has come under fire for adding "sindoor" to actor Anushka Sharma's pictures.

#BoycottBingo: Ranveer's ad under fire for irking Sushant's fans

19 Nov 2020

#BoycottBingo: Ranveer's ad under fire for irking Sushant's fans

Bingo, a popular brand that sells chips and snacks, has come under fire after posting an advertisement featuring Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh.

Akshay files a Rs. 500 crore defamation suit against YouTuber

19 Nov 2020

Akshay files a Rs. 500 crore defamation suit against YouTuber

Actor Akshay Kumar has reportedly filed a defamation case against a YouTuber, who accused him of involvement in fellow actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.

No CGI to replace Boseman's 'Black Panther' glory in sequel

18 Nov 2020

No CGI to replace Boseman's 'Black Panther' glory in sequel

Ever since actor Chadwick Boseman lost his fight to cancer, Marvel and his entire community of fans have been wishing for some much-needed fan service in the next venture of the Black Panther franchise.