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19 Aug 2016San Francisco
Uber to roll out Self-Driving cars in Pittsburgh
By the end of August 2016, Uber's customers will be able to call for self-driving cars for their transit.
19 Aug 2016United Nations (UN)
US announces handing over of the internet domain name system
On Tuesday, the US government approved the transition of managing the internet domain naming system in October to a non-profit organisation, ICANN, essentially privatizing the process under a multinational, multi-stakeholder model.
18 Aug 2016Google
Could Google have a brand new OS?
Google appears to be heading towards a fresh start by developing a brand new operating system.
17 Aug 2016iOS
Prisma- the photo editing app
Prisma was created by Moscow's Alexey Moiseenkov. It initially debuted only on iOS platform in June 2016 and was later released for Android users on 24th July 2016.
17 Aug 2016iOS
Google launches its new video calling app 'Duo'
Google has launched a new video-calling app called Duo in order to challenge Skype, Apple's FaceTime and Facebook Messenger's video chat services.
15 Aug 2016Technology
New test reveals risk of Alzheimer's disease in three hours
A London-based biotech company, Randox Laboaratories, has developed a £25 test to identify people at a higher risk for Alzheimer's in just 3 hours.
15 Aug 2016Facebook
The POTUS Chatbot on Facebook
The page that handles the chatbot for President of the United States, Barack Obama, has created discontent for seeking users' personally identifiable information (name and address).
15 Aug 2016Facebook
Facebook and a creativity platform
Social media trends have undergone immense transformation; from no-frills text content sharing to gaming, picture sharing and currently the hottest trend of all - imaginative content creating applications.
12 Aug 2016India
Ringing Bells announces HD LED TV bookings on 15 Aug
Ringing Bells, the maker of the Freedom 251 smartphone, has announced that it would open bookings for HD LED TVs from 15 August, 2016.
12 Aug 2016Facebook
People can now send messages to Obama through Facebook chatbot
White House announced in a blog that citizens would now be able to communicate their messages with the help of a chatbot on Facebook Messenger to President Barack Obama .
12 Aug 2016Mumbai
Mahindra to develop self-driving tractors
Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra (M & M), said it was in the agricultural sector where "productivity increases are sorely needed to feed the growing needs of the world".
11 Aug 2016China
China's bus runs into allegations of scams
Reports from Chinese state media suggest that the elevated bus designed and inaugurated in China was funded illegally.
11 Aug 2016Russia News
Google introduces security warnings for Gmail users
Google launched new alerts for its Gmail account users, where they are alerted when an unauthorized email hits their inbox.
09 Aug 2016India
Mahindra Intertrade and MSTC to start Auto Shredding Joint Venture
On 9th August, 2016, Mahindra Intertrade and MSTC entered a joint venture agreement to build India's premiere auto shredding and vehicle recycling unit.
09 Aug 2016Smartphones
Apple to release iPhone 7 in early September
According to the sources, Apple is preparing to unveil successors to iPhone6S and iPhone6S Plus as early as next month.
09 Aug 2016India
Facebook tests its express Wi-Fi service
Facebook is planning to commercially launch its Express Wi-Fi programme aimed at bringing internet connectivity to billions of rural Indians.
09 Aug 2016London
MI5's Anti-Terror Mind Reading Team
British domestic counter-intelligence agency MI5's Behavioural Science Unit (BSU) is a specialised team tasked with helping the intelligence agency prevent terror attacks.
08 Aug 2016California
Chris Urmson quits as Google's self-driving car division
Google's Chief Technology Officer for its self-driving car unit, Chris Urmson, announced his exit from the technology company in an online post.
08 Aug 2016Taiwan
Gogoro partners with Bosch to bring its scooters to Europe
Taiwan-based start-up Gogoro teamed up with a subsidiary of Bosch, called Coup, marking its entry into Europe.
07 Aug 2016China
Modi asks Road Ministry to look into "straddling bus" technology
On seeing the successful run of the new "straddling bus" concept in China, PM Modi has asked the Road Ministry to get full details of the project.
06 Aug 2016Technology
Microsoft update to introduce a more real gun as emoji
Microsoft revealed that changing its present "ray gun emoji to a revolver in the brand-new Windows 10 Anniversary Update."
06 Aug 2016Finland
Torrentz.eu pulls its shutters down
Torrentz.eu, the world's largest torrent search engine, shut down this week without any explanation for the same.
06 Aug 2016iPhone
Apple to offer cash rewards in its 'Bug Bounty' program
At the Black-Hat Cyber Security Conference on Thursday, Apple unveiled its plans to offer up to $200,000 rewards to researchers who will find security bugs in its products.
04 Aug 2016Sri Lanka
Researchers find evidence supporting India-Antarctica supercontinent hypothesis
Geologists from Switzerland and India found evidence that India was a part of Antarctica 1.5 billion years ago.
04 Aug 2016iOS
Google launches new map-based game 'Verne', challenges Pokemon Go
Google has now launched its newest addition to its spree of app-based games, which is enabled using their Google Maps platform.
04 Aug 2016US Government
Moon Express gets approval for private moon landing
Spaceflight venture Moon Express (MoonEx) received approval from the US Government for an unmanned private mission to moon.
03 Aug 2016Instagram
Instagram rolls out 'Stories'!
Instagram launched a Snapchat pioneered format with its own unique spin.
03 Aug 2016China
China demonstrates its giant "Transit Elevated Bus"
According to China Xinhua News, China conducted the first road-test of 'Transit Elevated Bus' on Tuesday.
02 Aug 2016Technology
200 million Yahoo accounts up for sale on dark web
Over 200 million Yahoo accounts have been put up for sale on the dark web.
02 Aug 2016India
The Kumbh Mela experiment to advance predictive analysis
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Government of India, and two Indian startups - Tarah Technologies and Aarav Unmanned Systems - collected a huge amount of data during the Kumbh Mela 2016 for research purposes.
31 Jul 2016Technology
SwiftKey app faces bug leaking users' search feeds
Recently, a whole lot of SwiftKey users faced a bug in the app, where their prediction columns were populated with search words and phrases that another user had searched for.
30 Jul 2016Technology
INSPIRE Awards renamed as MANAK
The INSPIRE Awards (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) is a popular outreach program of the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
28 Jul 2016Technology
Baidu creates composer AI
Chinese web services giant Baidu has created an artificial intelligence algorithm that can create music by looking at images.
27 Jul 2016Technology
Cockroach milk to be a super health food?
According to recent research, cockroach milk could, one day in the future, become a super health food.
26 Jul 2016Technology
Researchers look to enable information storage in DNA
Scientists and researchers are exploring options to store digital data in genetic DNA.
26 Jul 2016Nokia Mobiles
Nokia's two Android 7.0 smartphones to hit the markets soon
According to reports, Nokia is planning to re-enter the market with two new smartphones powered by Google's latest Android Nougat.
24 Jul 2016Technology
Edward Snowden designs phone cover that prevents data monitoring
Whistleblower Edward Snowden and hardware hacker Andrew "Bunnie" Huang have designed a phone cover; dubbed as the "introspection engine".
23 Jul 2016Technology
Student satellites Swayam and Sathyabamasat launched successfully
On 22 June 2016, ISRO made history by launching the biggest consignment of 20 satellites.
23 Jul 2016Technology
Aquila, Facebook's solar-powered drone successfully completes first test flight
Mark Zuckerberg announced the completion of Facebook's first successful test flight of a unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV), Aquila.
22 Jul 2016Technology
WikiLeaks threatens Twitter over 'cyber feudalism'
WikiLeaks threatened the social media giant Twitter over an alleged issue of creating 'cyber feudalism'.