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05 Apr 2017Technology
SC refers WhatsApp privacy row to constitutional bench
A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud of the SC has referred the WhatsApp privacy row to a constitutional bench.
Start-up pitching "love" against "porn" fails to impress investors
MakeLoveNotPorn (MLNP) lets its users upload videos of them engaging in consensual sex.
WhatsApp prepping for digital payments segment entry in India
According to FactorDaily, WhatsApp is prepping up to launch peer to peer payments in India.
Security breaches are rising at an alarming rate in India
In 2016, India witnessed 36.6 million data records being compromised according to a Gemalto research.
04 Apr 2017Android
Android becomes Internet's favourite OS, surpasses Windows
According to a research based on 2.5 million websites, it was found that Android now dominates over Windows on Internet usage.
04 Apr 2017WhatsApp
WhatsApp's encryption veils terrorists?
The Government of UK is creating pressure on WhatsApp for access to encrypted communications after the Westminister attack.
03 Apr 2017Initial Public Offering (IPO)
Wag does (p)awe-some job of getting $19 million in funding
Wag, a dog-walking venture has managed to secure $19 million with General Catalyst giving $4 million and Sherpa Ventures contributing $15 million.
02 Apr 2017Facebook
Snapchat takes swift jab at Instagram on April Fool's day
Mark Zuckerberg has apparently decided to turn both Facebook and Instagram, into Snapchat clones.
02 Apr 2017Technology
Oculus Rift founder to leave Facebook
The co-founder of Facebook owned Oculus and inventor of the Oculus Rift VR headset, Palmer Luckey is reportedly leaving Facebook.
01 Apr 2017India
IIT-Madras students develop mechanical toilet cleaner
5 students from IIT Madras have developed a hands-free mechanical device that sanitizes and cleans toilets before use.
01 Apr 2017Bangladesh
Bangladesh relives its freedom war through video games
A majority of the gaming population in Bangladesh are now hooked to "Heroes of 1971: Retaliation".
31 Mar 2017Telangana
Hyderabad, India's first 'Giga City', gets 1GBPS internet plan
Hyderabad has become India's first 'Giga City' with the launch of ACT Fibernet's 1 GBPS broadband internet services.
31 Mar 2017Technology
SpaceX to launch first re-used rocket for cutting costs
Targeting another first in the space industry, Elon Musk's SpaceX is planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket that has been used before.
30 Mar 2017Facebook
Facebook to launch group chatbots at F8 conference
Facebook's F8 annual global developer conference is set to be held in San Jose from 18th to 19th April.
30 Mar 2017DNA
Nanocar Race: Molecular vehicles race on a nano-sized racecourse
Scientists are gearing up for the world's first Nanocar race in France.
30 Mar 2017London
Masterclass- online celebrity teaching start-up scoops $35 million funding
Masterclass, is an online teaching platform which offers unique classes from some of the biggest celebrities in respective fields.
29 Mar 2017India
Truecaller revamps itself in a bid to make a mark
Nami Zarringhalam and Alan Mamedi, the founders of Truecaller announced the launch of updated version of the app -Truecaller 8.
28 Mar 2017Nevada
Musk's Hyperloop competitor eyes Indian markets
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a company competing with Los Angeles based Hyperloop One, have pitched a "cheaper, more efficient" hyperloop technology to India.
28 Mar 2017Elon Musk
Elon Musk's start-up aims to download information via brain implants
SpaceX and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk is now putting his money in a venture that aims to change how we perceive technology.
28 Mar 2017Amazon
Amazon Go: Launch plans postponed due to 'technical complications'
Amazon has postponed plans to launch its new chain of convenience stores called Amazon Go, supposed to work on a "grab-and-go" basis without checkout lines.
28 Mar 2017South Korea
Samsung proposes refurbishing recalled Galaxy Note 7s
Samsung proposed refurbishing the 2.5mn Galaxy Note 7s that were recalled after some exploded due to battery faults.
28 Mar 2017Reliance Industries
7 Indian start-ups showcase their mettle on demo day
One of the most influential accelerators, Y Combinator hosts a demo day twice a year, where its latest batch of funded start-ups showcase themselves in front of Silicon Valley investors, founders and press.
27 Mar 2017India
Wearable tech gets Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss stamp
Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger are ready to dip their toe in the wearable market.
27 Mar 2017Apple
Apple wins, but battle is not over
Apple gets a minor relief as Chinese courts overrule a 2016 judgement which said Apple had violated design patents of now defunct firm, Shenzhen Baili.
26 Mar 2017Uttar Pradesh
Food tech revolution: What is clean food?
In recent years, meat substitutes have seen an intense growth in the food markets.
26 Mar 2017San Francisco
Uber suspends self-driving program
An accident caused by a 'self-drive' Uber in Arizona, has led the company to suspend the program, pending investigations. Uber clarified that there were no serious injuries as a result of the crash.
25 Mar 2017San Diego
American brewery recycles sewage water for new pale ale
San Diego brewery Stone Brewing recently unveiled Full Circle, a pale ale made with treated sewage water.
25 Mar 2017Technology
67% of IVF cycles result in failure: Says IGENOMIX Study
A study conducted by a biotechnology company IGENOMIX revealed interesting results relating to the success/failure of In- vitro fertilisations.
25 Mar 2017Technology
Facebook Messenger gets thumbs-down emojis, reactions and mentions
Facebook has finally introduced the long-awaited thumbs-down emoji option, but only on its Messenger.
24 Mar 2017Android
Android OS and Katappa, Netizens are ready for the secrets
These are exciting times, when we are going to have answers for some burning questions in our minds. The first one being "Why did Kattappa kill Bahubali?" The movie is finally going to be out to answer this very pertinent question.
24 Mar 2017Facebook
Social media platforms, once popular but now forgotten
There is hardly anybody one knows, who is not on a social media platform.
23 Mar 2017Facebook
Facebook Live becomes the new playground for rapists
A 15-year-old girl in Chicago, who went missing while recuperating in a local hospital has finally been found.
22 Mar 2017Apple
A red iPhone is here and it's not a prank
A limited edition red iPhone is coming very soon to the market.
21 Mar 2017SpaceX
SpaceX identifies four landing spots on Mars
Elon Musk's SpaceX, in collaboration with scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other organisations, has identified four landing regions on Mars for its spacecraft, including a "particularly promising" one.
18 Mar 2017Twitter
Now, Facebook introduces Snapchat like Stories
Facebook has begun selectively rolling out a new feature called Facebook Stories, which allows users to put photos on the mobile app, which disappear after 24 hours.
18 Mar 2017Lok Sabha
Any plans to brew beer on the moon, asks MP
During Lok Sabha's Question Hour, Sisir Kumar Adhikari, a TMC MP, posed a rather peculiar question seeking to know if "an Indian spacecraft is planning to brew beer on the moon?"
17 Mar 2017Android
WhatsApp reintroduces text statuses
WhatsApp has brought back the text status feature after attracting flak for ripping off Snapchat's 'stories' feature.
17 Mar 2017Indian Startups
What is Flock all about?
Rival to Slack, Flock is a web-messenger tool used at work to run projects within the team.
17 Mar 2017iOS
1 person app Harpan LLC acquired by Zynga for $42.5m
Zynga acquired 4 Solitaire apps from Harpan LLC for $42.5m in cash.
16 Mar 2017US Government
7 teams for private Indian moon mission, 3 from India
Seven teams, including three from India have qualified for India's private moon mission.