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01 Apr 2018Apple
Tesla's Model X was on autopilot mode when it crashed
Tesla's Model X that was involved in a fatal car crash last week was operating on autopilot mode when the accident happened.
31 Mar 2018Facebook
If you can't #DeleteFacebook, you can at least #ConfuseFacebook
The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal highlighted how Cambridge Analytica obtained user data of 50 million people from Facebook without their permission to allegedly help Donald Trump get elected as the US President.
31 Mar 2018India
Redmi Note 5 MIUI 9.5 update now available in India
Xiaomi has started rolling out the latest MIUI 9.5 Global stable build for its recently launched Redmi Note 5 smartphones in India.
31 Mar 2018iOS
Here's how battery health affects your iPhone's performance
After being accused of deliberately slowing iPhones, Apple had promised users more transparency and control over their devices.
31 Mar 2018iOS
This AI engine predicts your lifespan through activity tracking apps
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and biotech company GERO have developed an AI algorithm that uses data from activity tracking and fitness apps in smartphones and wearables to estimate your lifespan.
31 Mar 2018iPhone
Apple releases iOS 11.3 with new features, bug fixes
Apple has released the biggest iOS update for the iPhone and iPad since iOS 11.
30 Mar 2018India
These Nokia phones received Android 8.1 Oreo update in India
After getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update in January this year, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 have now received the Android 8.1 Oreo (version 5.580) stable update.
30 Mar 2018iOS
New WhatsApp feature lets friends know if you're changing numbers
WhatsApp has launched a new 'Change Number' feature on the latest beta version of its Android app.
30 Mar 2018Instagram
Instagram restores GIFs after GIPHY re-moderates its library
Instagram has reactivated GIPHY integration to bring back GIFs to its Stories after GIPHY claimed to have reviewed and re-moderated its library, ensuring that its content was safe for the Internet.
30 Mar 2018Microsoft
Microsoft to ban offensive language, content on Skype, Xbox
Microsoft has updated its Services Agreement under which it reserves the right to penalize or ban users for "offensive language" and "inappropriate content" across its products like Skype, Xbox and even Office.
30 Mar 2018Data Leak
Data breach: Whopping 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts compromised
The MyFitnessPal app, which is a widely used as free calorie counter and exercise journal, has been affected by a data breach that has compromised personal information of as many as 150 million users.
30 Mar 2018Facebook
Facebook even saves your unpublished videos. What?
In yet another shocking revelation about Facebook, it has been reported that the social media giant stores all the videos that were recorded through its webcam but never published.
30 Mar 2018Facebook
Snapchat pulls a Facebook: May allow third-party apps
According to reports, Snapchat is soon going to allow people to use their Snapchat accounts to connect with third-party apps.
30 Mar 2018Samsung
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 processor details, Android version revealed
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which is expected to launch in August this year, has been listed on benchmarking website GeekBench that scores a processor on the basis of its performance.
30 Mar 2018India
Google Home smart speaker to come to India in April
According to reports, Google will launch its voice-enabled smart speakers Google Home and Google Home Mini in India in April.
30 Mar 2018Smartphones
Mobile apps gobbling data? You can monitor, reduce data-usage
As smartphones get increasingly sophisticated, apps are becoming more "data-hungry", eating up all mobile-data often leaving users wondering how their data plan has ended so quickly.
Amazon launches 2MB Kindle Lite app in India
Amazon has launched a data-light version of its Kindle app called Kindle Lite on Android.
29 Mar 2018ISRO Satellite Launch
ISRO successfully launches the GSAT-6A communication satellite
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the GSAT-6A communication satellite from its launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Introducing YANTRA: India's first 'Robot Journalist' by NewsBytes
For a company that is in the business of news, we are extremely media-shy. We talk about everything under the sun, except ourselves. And, rightly so. Your work should do the talking.
29 Mar 2018iPhone X
It's official: OnePlus 6 will have a notch
Concerned about the substantial criticism of the notch design that was popularized by the iPhone X, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has come out to not only confirm that the company's upcoming OnePlus 6 smartphone will feature a notch, but also to justify its existence.
29 Mar 2018iOS
Track your friends' WhatsApp activity with Chatwatch. Innovative or creepy?
An iOS app called Chatwatch allows users to track their friends' WhatsApp activity. Interestingly, it does so by using the same data that WhatsApp collects on its users.
29 Mar 2018Nokia Mobiles
Nokia to announce 2018 smartphone lineup for Indian market
HMD Global is hosting an event on April 4 in New Delhi where it is expected to launch the Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco, and Nokia 8110 4G.
Government rejects roll-out of Google's Street View service
The government of India has rejected a proposal from Google to introduce its Street View service in the country, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed the Lok Sabha.
29 Mar 2018Xiaomi
Xiaomi's Mi MIX 2S could be an iPhone X killer
Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi has finally unveiled its 2018 flagship - the Mi MIX 2S - at an event in Shanghai, China.
29 Mar 2018Facebook
Facebook's new privacy and data tools put 'You' in command
Days after the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook scandal, the social networking giant has announced a new set of changes which allows you to easily find and manage privacy settings, while giving you more control over your saved data.
29 Mar 2018Security
Google Chrome isn't secure: Here are 6 safe, secure browsers
Google Chrome is undoubtedly the world's most popular browser, but unfortunately, it's not among the most secure ones as it spies on its users.
28 Mar 2018Facebook
Mozilla launches extension that prevents Facebook from tracking you
Mozilla has launched a Firefox extension called Facebook Container that "isolates your Facebook identity from the rest of your web activity" and keeps it limited to Facebook.
OPPO A83 Pro launched in India, priced at Rs. 15,990
As an upgrade to the OPPO A83 model launched in January, OPPO has now launched A83 Pro, priced at Rs. 15,990.
28 Mar 2018Facebook
After Tesla and SpaceX, Playboy joins #DeleteFacebook movement
In another major blow to social media giant Facebook, Playboy has decided to pull down its Facebook page after data breach allegations.
28 Mar 2018South America
China's Tiangong-1 space station to hit Earth by April 2
According to the European Space Agency (ESA), China's first space station Tiangong-1 will crash to Earth within a couple of days.
28 Mar 2018Paris
Huawei launches the most powerful camera smartphones: P20, P20 Pro
Huawei has launched its P20 and P20 Pro smartphones in an official launch event in Paris.
Apple launches new iPad for students with Apple Pencil support
As expected, Apple has launched a new iPad (2018) at its recently held education-themed event in Chicago.
28 Mar 2018Android
Google Duo update release paused over call volume bug
Google has paused the latest update of its video-calling app Duo after some Android users reported the issue of low volume levels during calls, with version v30 of the app.
28 Mar 2018Israel
Researchers develop technology to make computers 100 times faster
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) in Israel have developed a technology that can reportedly make computers run 100 times faster.
7 smartphone apps that can earn you real money
Everyone owns a smartphone these days, and almost everything we do on them requires an app.
27 Mar 2018Gmail
Here's how to find out what Google knows about you
Due to the recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, it has been highlighted how much of our data is stored and used without our knowledge.
27 Mar 2018YouTube
Apple meets Hollywood: Will roll-out its video service in 2019
According to a NYT report, Apple is looking to roll-out its video streaming service around the summer of 2019.
27 Mar 2018Ram (Random Access Memory)
Acer launches the first-ever tablet to run on Chrome OS
Acer has launched the first ever tablet that runs the Chrome OS. So far, Google's Chrome OS has run on laptops, desktops, and convertibles, but never on a purely keyboard-less device.
27 Mar 2018India
Facebook data breach revelations: Cyber agency cautions Internet users
Cautioning Internet users against online data thieves after the recent Facebook data breach revelation reports, the Indian cyber security agency has advised them to desist from sharing their vote preferences and Aadhaar details on social media platforms.
27 Mar 2018India
Samsung launches 128GB variant of Galaxy S9, S9+ in India
About three weeks after Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones in India, the company has launched a 128GB variant of the two models as well.