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Al-Qaeda's No. 2 killed in Iran 3 months ago: Report

14 Nov 2020

Al-Qaeda's No. 2 killed in Iran 3 months ago: Report

The second-highest leader of the al-Qaeda, who was accused of masterminding the 1998 attacks on United States embassies in Africa, has reportedly been killed.

Rahul lacks "aptitude" to master a subject: Obama in memoir

13 Nov 2020

Rahul lacks "aptitude" to master a subject: Obama in memoir

Former US President Barack Obama, in his new memoir A Promised Land, mentioned Congress ex-President Rahul Gandhi, writing that he seemed "eager to impress" but lacked the "aptitude or passion" to master a subject.

Using 2-minute rule, Netflix viewership breaks ceiling with action, mystery

25 Oct 2020

Using 2-minute rule, Netflix viewership breaks ceiling with action, mystery

Netflix has shared the statistics for several of its top-charting series, movies, and documentaries recently.

Quibi is shutting down, Katzenberg blames coronavirus for the failure

22 Oct 2020

Quibi is shutting down, Katzenberg blames coronavirus for the failure

Quibi is shutting down, officially, with its founder Jeffrey Katzenberg confirming the same.

Coronavirus reinfections are possible, very rare, and significant

14 Oct 2020

Coronavirus reinfections are possible, very rare, and significant

In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, there were talks of herd immunity with a significant portion of the population contracting the viral infection.

US Presidential debate rules to change after Trump-Biden spat

01 Oct 2020

US Presidential debate rules to change after Trump-Biden spat

The commission that oversees United States Presidential debates has said that it will change the debate format after a chaotic face-off between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Trump paid $750 in income tax in 2016, 2017: Report

28 Sep 2020

Trump paid $750 in income tax in 2016, 2017: Report

United States President Donald Trump paid just $750 as taxes in 2016, the year he won the election, and the following year, The New York Times reported.

Google Maps will show region-wise COVID-19 data for safe navigation

24 Sep 2020

Google Maps will show region-wise COVID-19 data for safe navigation

As COVID-19 cases are surging exponentially, it is more important than ever to be fully aware of the situation prevailing in your local area.

US elections: Donald Trump's campaign has already spent $800 million

10 Sep 2020

US elections: Donald Trump's campaign has already spent $800 million

United States President Donald Trump, who is seeking re-election later this year, is facing a cash crunch with his campaign just 60 days ahead of the Presidential elections.

Cooper, son of Philip Seymour Hoffman, to make acting debut

09 Sep 2020

Cooper, son of Philip Seymour Hoffman, to make acting debut

Hoffman Junior is holding the baton now!

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

21 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

In the updates since last night, NASA revealed that there has been a small air leak at the International Space Station.

Former Pinterest COO claims she was fired after reporting sexism

12 Aug 2020

Former Pinterest COO claims she was fired after reporting sexism

The former Chief Operating Officer at Pinterest Inc., Francoise Brougher, has alleged in a lawsuit that she was fired in April after she addressed gender discrimination at the workplace.

Trump considers banning re-entry of citizens suspected to have COVID-19

11 Aug 2020

Trump considers banning re-entry of citizens suspected to have COVID-19

United States President Donald Trump is reportedly considering new immigration rules impacting US citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs) in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under national security law

10 Aug 2020

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under national security law

The Hong Kong Police on Monday arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai over suspicions of collusion with foreign forces under the new national security law.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok plans to sue Trump administration, and more

10 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok plans to sue Trump administration, and more

Over the weekend, TikTok was reported to be planning legal action against Trump administration.

US: Top 8 cosmetic dentists, surgeons to achieve perfect smile

05 Aug 2020

US: Top 8 cosmetic dentists, surgeons to achieve perfect smile

Finding the right dentist for cosmetic surgeries often ends up being a daunting and time-consuming task.

NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

03 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

A lot has happened over the weekend.

The Lincoln Project: The conservative group pushing for Trump's ouster

30 Jul 2020

The Lincoln Project: The conservative group pushing for Trump's ouster

United States President Donald Trump has many critics, and he only seems to have gained more due to his administration's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

Elon Musk says AI will outsmart humans in 5 years

28 Jul 2020

Elon Musk says AI will outsmart humans in 5 years

For years, Elon Musk, the billionaire tech mogul who leads Tesla, SpaceX, and has placed many futuristic bets, has been raising alarms over the dangers of artificial intelligence — and the urgent need for its regulation.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google sued for shady practices, and more

27 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google sued for shady practices, and more

Over the weekend, another case was added to the list of lawsuits against Google.

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Apple, Amazon offices raided in Italy

23 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Apple, Amazon offices raided in Italy

In the tech world, the news cycle was dominated by revenue reports and antitrust investigations.

Scientists say coronavirus is airborne in letter to WHO

06 Jul 2020

Scientists say coronavirus is airborne in letter to WHO

Over 200 experts have written to the World Health Organization, urging the health agency to recognize airborne transmission of the coronavirus and change its recommendation.

Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend tests positive for COVID-19

04 Jul 2020

Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend tests positive for COVID-19

A former Fox News personality, who is the girlfriend of United States President Donald Trump's eldest son, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease, according to the US media.

China: Fundraiser for monument to remember COVID-19 victims allegedly censored

08 May 2020

China: Fundraiser for monument to remember COVID-19 victims allegedly censored

Since the coronavirus outbreak started in China late last year, the nation has been accused of silencing reports on the crisis.

Coco Gauff's father clarifies 'depression' remark

21 Apr 2020

Coco Gauff's father clarifies 'depression' remark

Corey Gauff opened up on his daughter Coco Gauff's recent comments about her mental struggle.

Canada: 16 killed in country's worst shooting, attacker dead

20 Apr 2020

Canada: 16 killed in country's worst shooting, attacker dead

Dressed as a police officer, a lone gunman killed at least 16 in Canada this weekend, making it one of the worst violent crimes the country has seen in recent history.

Defying social distancing rules, Ivanka Trump travels for Jewish holiday

17 Apr 2020

Defying social distancing rules, Ivanka Trump travels for Jewish holiday

Ignoring social distancing guidelines laid down by her own father, the President of United States Donald Trump, to fight coronavirus, Ivanka Trump flew from Washington DC to New Jersey to celebrate Passover, a major Jewish holiday.

Twitter users almost certainly believed Daniel Radcliffe has coronavirus. How?

11 Mar 2020

Twitter users almost certainly believed Daniel Radcliffe has coronavirus. How?

Misinformation on coronavirus spreads like wildfire, and this time, it has roped in Daniel Radcliffe.

Coronavirus crisis: Indian Wells tennis tournament gets cancelled

09 Mar 2020

Coronavirus crisis: Indian Wells tennis tournament gets cancelled

The Indian Wells tennis tournament got cancelled on Monday over concerns about the spread of coronavirus in Southern California.

Saudi King's brother, former Crown Prince among royals arrested

09 Mar 2020

Saudi King's brother, former Crown Prince among royals arrested

In what is believed to be the latest crackdown by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), a fourth prince was reportedly arrested on Saturday.

Researchers create ultrasonic wearable bracelet that jams all nearby microphones

17 Feb 2020

Researchers create ultrasonic wearable bracelet that jams all nearby microphones

From smartphones, smart speakers to other microphone-equipped gadgets, all such devices might be snooping on you without even your knowledge. But if you aren't willing to take any chances, there is a solution for you.

Apple 'intercepts' emails to flag child abuse: Here's how

13 Feb 2020

Apple 'intercepts' emails to flag child abuse: Here's how

Apple follows strict security protocols for iPhones and all its key products. But, when the matter is as serious as the sharing of child pornography, the company can 'intercept' emails to help the authorities with investigations.

The culture of sexual abuse at Victoria's Secret

05 Feb 2020

The culture of sexual abuse at Victoria's Secret

Famous lingerie brand Victoria's Secret now finds itself in the midst of a sexual harassment scandal.

China desperately tries to contain coronavirus, cancels New Year celebrations

24 Jan 2020

China desperately tries to contain coronavirus, cancels New Year celebrations

China is struggling to stop a deadly virus from causing more damage than it already has. The coronavirus that broke out in Wuhan has claimed 25 lives so far and has affected over 800.

#ScareAlert: This app can pull name, other details from images!

21 Jan 2020

#ScareAlert: This app can pull name, other details from images!

As Europe mulls banning public use of facial recognition systems, a new and potentially scary avatar of the technology has come to light.

Prince Harry, Meghan give up royal titles; what happens now?

19 Jan 2020

Prince Harry, Meghan give up royal titles; what happens now?

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have relinquished their 'His Royal Highness' and 'Her Royal Highness' titles after working out an unusual deal with the Royal Family of the United Kingdom.

Uninstall ToTok  messenger, it is UAE's surveillance app

24 Dec 2019

Uninstall ToTok messenger, it is UAE's surveillance app

When Israeli malware was caught spying on WhatsApp chats of thousands of activists, journalists, and academicians, we knew that the nightmares of dystopian state surveillance are coming to life.

Spotify just announced new podcasts for India: Details here

20 Nov 2019

Spotify just announced new podcasts for India: Details here

Despite dominating as the most favored music streaming service on the internet, Spotify is doing everything possible to rule out its competitors, especially from emerging markets like India.

By 2050, Mumbai, Kolkata may get completely flooded, says research

30 Oct 2019

By 2050, Mumbai, Kolkata may get completely flooded, says research

As global warming continues, polar ice will melt faster and coastal regions worldwide will be swallowed by the swelling seas.

Did Bill Gates lie about relationship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein?

15 Oct 2019

Did Bill Gates lie about relationship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein?

A recent report has revealed that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates had met late US financier Jeffrey Epstein "many times" despite having knowledge of his sexual crimes against children.