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23 Jun 2017Facebook
Snapchat's Snap Map is fine but cost firm a bomb
If you are a Snapchat user, chances are you are already using its latest feature, Snap Map; a by-product from its acquisition of social mapping start-up Zenly. Snap Map lets users find out where his/her friends are in the city or world.
22 Jun 2017Madhya Pradesh
The world now has over 5 billion mobile subscriptions
GSMA Intelligence, the research division of the trade organization representing mobile networks across the world, released a report stating that the world has over 5 billion mobile subscribers now.
22 Jun 2017India
Record: NASA launches world's smallest satellite built by Indian students
NASA has launched the world's smallest satellite built by a group of students from Tamil Nadu.
22 Jun 2017Health & Wellness
Health revolution to be spurred by Artificial Intelligence
With the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automated programs, robots are set to play a key rule in detecting health conditions and finding cures, reports said.
22 Jun 2017India
OnePlus 5 launched in India, available exclusively on Amazon
OnePlus has launched its flagship OnePlus 5 in India. The inauguration took place at an event in Mumbai's NSCI Dome at 2pm.
21 Jun 2017South Korea
S.Korean firm pays $1m ransom to hackers, founder turns bankrupt
Paying ransom to cyber terrorists to get back stolen data- many have done it but none has ever openly admitted it.
21 Jun 2017Twitter
Facebook, Twitter being increasingly used to spread political propaganda
In social media, truth takes a back seat and propaganda rules; it's not a random observation but the summation of a detailed study made by Oxford Internet Institute's Computational Propaganda Research Project.
21 Jun 2017India
OnePlus 5, the midrange wonder we have been waiting for?
Although OnePlus is owned by BBK Electronics, which owns Oppo and Vivo brands, it acts more like a boutique brand rather than a mainstream handset maker.
21 Jun 2017LinkedIn
Google has launched AI-powered jobs search engine
Google just launched its AI-powered jobs search engine for desktops and mobiles, making searching for jobs extremely simple.
20 Jun 2017Dubai
This electric multicopter to hit Dubai skies, soon!
German aviation start-up Volocopter, formerly known as E-volo, has struck a deal with the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai.
20 Jun 2017YouTube
YouTube rehashes its policy to allow LGBTQ videos
Previously a faction of LGBTQ YouTube creators had complained that their uploaded videos were being kept hidden behind the Restricted Mode of the platform even after complying with all of the YouTube norms and not having any mature content.
20 Jun 2017Intel
Once again, China makes the fastest super computers
Two Chinese supercomputers are the fastest machines on Earth, according to the researchers in the US and Germany.
20 Jun 2017Android
Soon, 'recall' your messages on WhatsApp!
How many times have you sent a message to a boss/ex/relative on WhatsApp, only to regret it the very next second?
20 Jun 2017Space News
NASA discovers 10 Earth-like planets outside solar system
NASA detected 219 potential new planets just outside our solar system.
19 Jun 2017Microsoft
YouTube is bringing its A game to tackle terrorism online
YouTube has often been blamed for not doing enough to curb some of the offensive content (mainly terrorist propaganda videos) that makes its way into the channel and spreads extremism online.
19 Jun 2017Electric Vehicles
Wireless electricity transmission: The impossible is now a reality
Scientists at Stanford University have developed a technology to wirelessly transmit electricity to moving objects.
19 Jun 2017India
WannaCry Attack: Corporate Affairs Ministry's portal was hacked
India was one of the 150 countries, whose computer systems and networks were affected by the infamous WannaCry ransomware cyberattack that took place last month.
19 Jun 2017Twitter
Two-factor authentication: Protect your online accounts against hackers
Considering the fact that every second one or more accounts are getting hacked across the world, a little bit of precaution won't hurt.
19 Jun 2017Facebook
Facebook bug reveals moderators' identities to suspected terror groups
Facebook acknowledged that a security bug last year resulted in the company inadvertently leaking the personal details of its content moderators to suspected terror groups using the social network.
18 Jun 2017Formula 1
The eccentricities of Einstein: Could you learn something from them?
Genius is not a result of genetics alone. What you do every day contributes significantly to your bodily development, including the brain's.
18 Jun 2017Technology
Robots with manners and social skills? That's possible, say researchers
Futurists believe that within the next 50 years, human-robot interaction will become a necessity to carry on with our daily lives.
18 Jun 2017India
Wait for Nokia 3 over, mobile stores start sales
The Nokia 3 has finally reached the smartphone outlets in India.
17 Jun 2017San Francisco
'Hyperloop Hotel' that allows people to travel in luxury rooms
Brandan Siebrecht, a graduate architecture student from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, has come up with a futuristic concept of a multi-city modular hotel chain where hotels in different locations would be connected by Hyperloop systems.
16 Jun 2017Twitter
Amazon secures patent to prevent online price comparison in stores
After recently launching its physical retail stores, Amazon has been granted a patent that will prevent consumers from using the in-store Wi-Fi to check product price listings online.
16 Jun 2017SpaceX
Human colonies on Mars possible: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
In a recent study, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has outlined his plan for building a self-sustaining city on Mars.
16 Jun 2017Google
New York Times to allow comments, moderated via Google-backed AI
The Internet, in some cases, is more of incessant babbling than coherent speeches; which is why several news outlets deny "comments" on articles, fearing it would become a place that has more trolls than a proper debate.
15 Jun 2017Facebook
Facebook makes GIFs available for comments
To mark the 30th anniversary of the GIF, Facebook has introduced a new feature enabling users to add GIFs to comments.
15 Jun 2017Technology
Pornhub knows what you like in your special "alone time"
You can catch a liar by asking a singular question, "Have you ever watched porn?" The honest answer would be "YES", if it's not; major chances are he/she is not being truthful.
15 Jun 2017Technology
IIT-Kharagpur team develops wearable tech from silk
If someone plays word association with silk, often the next word will be sarees or kurta or rugs. It will take someone with a very vivid imagination to say silk is something that can be used to make a smart-wearable that's capable of data storage, communication and gauging its surroundings.
14 Jun 2017Cancer
Scientists develop tanning drug that could prevent cancer
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a drug that can mimic sunlight to trigger skin tanning.
14 Jun 2017Google Maps
Google's Local Guides program gets an upgrade
Google Maps' popular Local Guides program has been updated to introduce a new point system and greater rewards for user contributions.
14 Jun 2017General Motors
Apple's "mother of all AI projects", an autonomous car system
Every tech/automobile giant worth its salt is now working on self-driving technology.
14 Jun 2017Dark Web
German police arrest Dark Web market admin in rare break
On 8th June, the German police arrested the alleged administrator of a Dark Web marketplace from where a gun was purchased and used for the July 2016 shootings in Munich.
13 Jun 2017India
Nokia 3, 5, 6 Android phones releasing in India
Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Android smartphones are finally making their way to India.
13 Jun 2017Huawei
Huawei Honor 9 with dual-camera setup, fingerprint scanner launched
Putting speculations and rumors to rest, Huawei's online brand Honor has finally unveiled its much-awaited flagship Honor 9 smartphone.
13 Jun 2017Technology
Looking back at the history of self-driven cars
A future filled with autonomous vehicles might not be a distant dream anymore.
13 Jun 2017India
Indian firms are still not taking cyberattacks more seriously
Indian enterprises have rapidly adapted technology but at the same time, they have failed to properly safeguard themselves from attacks of a digital nature as much as they have taken measures when it comes to physical attacks on their establishments.
13 Jun 2017Technology
Record-breaking drone swarm: China launches 119 drones at once
China broke a world record by launching a swarm of 119 fixed-wing drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
12 Jun 2017General Motors
Jaguar Land Rover supplies $25mn, cars and tech to Lyft
Ride-hailing company Lyft recently raised a massive $600mn, including $25mn from Jaguar Land Rover.
12 Jun 2017India
Microsoft unveils Project Scorpio, it's the Xbox One X!
Electronic Entertainment Expo had its first big moment when Microsoft took the stage to unveil the Xbox One X, which was kept under wraps since its announcement at E3 last year and boy, was the wait worth it.