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Ahead of launch, OPPO Find X2's price leaked by Amazon

23 May 2020

Ahead of launch, OPPO Find X2's price leaked by Amazon

Ahead of its launch in India, OPPO Find X2 was accidentally listed by Amazon. Interestingly, before the listing was removed, FoneArena spotted the alleged pricing of the handset in the source code of the webpage.

Moto G8 Power Lite launched in India at Rs. 9,000

21 May 2020

Moto G8 Power Lite launched in India at Rs. 9,000

Motorola has launched its budget-friendly Moto G8 Power Lite in India today. The handset is priced at Rs. 8,999 for the solo 4GB/64GB model and comes in two colors.

Ahead of May 26 launch, Redmi 10X listed for pre-bookings

21 May 2020

Ahead of May 26 launch, Redmi 10X listed for pre-bookings

Ahead of its launch on May 26, Xiaomi's upcoming Redmi 10X has been listed for pre-ordering on a Chinese e-retailer's website. As per the product page, it will come in Standard and 5G-ready Pioneer models.

Bullied at school, 9-year-old Meghalaya girl creates anti-bullying app

09 Feb 2020

Bullied at school, 9-year-old Meghalaya girl creates anti-bullying app

A nine-year-old girl in Meghalaya's Shillong has developed an app that helps victims of bullying report incidents anonymously.

Amazon Alexa tells user to kill herself for 'greater good'

24 Dec 2019

Amazon Alexa tells user to kill herself for 'greater good'

Recently, a paramedic student in the United Kingdom was left horrified after seeking the help of Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa to study.

IIT Madras student found dead in hostel room; suicide suspected

10 Nov 2019

IIT Madras student found dead in hostel room; suicide suspected

A 19-year-old woman student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, was found dead in her hostel room on Saturday.

Women entrepreneurs own less equity in Silicon Valley

09 Nov 2019

Women entrepreneurs own less equity in Silicon Valley

If you have been questioning how much wealth in Silicon Valley is held by women, the short answer is not a lot.

Black Facebook employees allege racial discrimination; company issues apology

09 Nov 2019

Black Facebook employees allege racial discrimination; company issues apology

On Friday, social media giant Facebook issued an apology after black employees at the company anonymously shared their experiences of racism.

Google or Facebook? Which tech giant pays employees more

07 Nov 2019

Google or Facebook? Which tech giant pays employees more

Google is the top technology company in terms of pay and employee benefits, a survey has revealed.

US Presidential candidate Warren, Zuckerberg lock claws over #BreakUpBigTech

03 Oct 2019

US Presidential candidate Warren, Zuckerberg lock claws over #BreakUpBigTech

2020 US presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to break up tech giants including Facebook Inc, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn't pleased.

This website converts Wikipedia articles into 'academic papers'

25 Sep 2019

This website converts Wikipedia articles into 'academic papers'

In academia, Wikipedia is often looked down upon. Something about it permitting edits by anyone that professors just can't stand.

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

23 Sep 2019

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

On Saturday, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, observed its third edition of the annual Industry Day event.

World's smallest washing-machine can fit in your pocket

16 Sep 2019

World's smallest washing-machine can fit in your pocket

Centuries after the washing machine was invented, here's an innovative solution to your many cleaning needs.

22-year-old mystery of missing man solved, thanks to Google Earth

14 Sep 2019

22-year-old mystery of missing man solved, thanks to Google Earth

Florida resident William Earl Moldt disappeared off the face of the Earth 22 years ago, after a night of drinking in November 1997.

Cognizant CEO plans downsizing; may cut jobs in October

06 Sep 2019

Cognizant CEO plans downsizing; may cut jobs in October

Cognizant Technologies CEO Brian Humphries has disclosed that the US-based IT services firm would soon witness a slew of job cuts.

These Hollywood celebrities are also investors in technology start-ups

05 Sep 2019

These Hollywood celebrities are also investors in technology start-ups

In today's times, technology is omnipresent, and hence it's difficult to ignore the same.

'First space hotel', operational by 2025, to feature artificial gravity

05 Sep 2019

'First space hotel', operational by 2025, to feature artificial gravity

Since Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel to space in 1961, only over 500 people have explored the outer realms of Earth's atmosphere.

Samsung asks entrepreneur to remove smart-vibrator from women's event, apologizes

30 Aug 2019

Samsung asks entrepreneur to remove smart-vibrator from women's event, apologizes

At a recent women-in-tech event in San Francisco, an entrepreneur was asked to hide her product, a smart vibrator, from display.

Chennai techie finds Instagram bug, again; wins Rs. 7 lakh

27 Aug 2019

Chennai techie finds Instagram bug, again; wins Rs. 7 lakh

A Chennai-based security researcher was awarded $10,000 (Rs. 7.18 lakh) for discovering a bug on the photo/video sharing application, Instagram.

Top 5 dating apps for the LGBTQ+ community in India

17 Aug 2019

Top 5 dating apps for the LGBTQ+ community in India

For the longest time, India's queer community has been forced underground as the police once tracked "homosexual gangs," traced people on online chatrooms and booked them under IPC Section 377.

Robot Sophia to feature in a film with 'Westworld' star

14 Aug 2019

Robot Sophia to feature in a film with 'Westworld' star

It is highly unlikely that you haven't seen or heard of Sophia, the robot, till now.

Can artificial intelligence be named inventor? This patent demands so

07 Aug 2019

Can artificial intelligence be named inventor? This patent demands so

In a first, a multi-disciplinary international team has filed for a patent application for two inventions on the behalf of artificial intelligence, demanding that the AI be named 'inventor'.

This 'smart-bed' can sense your snoring and make it stop

02 Aug 2019

This 'smart-bed' can sense your snoring and make it stop

About 50% of people have had a snoring problem at some point in their lives. Given how greatly sleep impacts your health, it's imperative to get a good night's sleep.

Tesla in India by 2020: Elon Musk tells IIT-M students

27 Jul 2019

Tesla in India by 2020: Elon Musk tells IIT-M students

While your dreams of owning a Batmobile, all gadgets in tow, may not come to fruition anytime soon, Indians could soon be driving their cars on autopilot, as tech entrepreneur Elon Musk plans to launch his electric automotive company Tesla in India by next year.

Pablo Escobar's brother to start drug business with Elon Musk?

23 Jul 2019

Pablo Escobar's brother to start drug business with Elon Musk?

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is involved in an intellectual property feud with deceased Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto Escobar.

More people to videocall lovers, not parents, from moon: Survey

16 Jul 2019

More people to videocall lovers, not parents, from moon: Survey

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission on July 20, a United States-based tech professional association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has conducted a survey about space travel.

Chrome extension allows you to (sneakily) watch Netflix at work

10 Jul 2019

Chrome extension allows you to (sneakily) watch Netflix at work

Do you often get bored at your job? Does your boss constantly complain about your lack of productivity? Are you a closet anarcho-communist forced to work an exploitative job under capitalism and just want some revenge?

Elon Musk reveals plans to drink coffee on Mars

26 Jun 2019

Elon Musk reveals plans to drink coffee on Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday pulled off the "toughest launch ever" of the company's Falcon Heavy rocket, but that's not what we are here to talk about.

Tezpur University researchers have a solution for fake currency: nano-ink!

20 Jun 2019

Tezpur University researchers have a solution for fake currency: nano-ink!

Counterfeiting or fake currency is a problem that authorities across the globe have struggled to constrain. Miscreants are often drawn to counterfeiting as it's a real money-making (illicit) business, and it's hard to trace once the currency is in circulation.

Is Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' secret wedding her latest scam?

18 Jun 2019

Is Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' secret wedding her latest scam?

Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes (35) has reportedly gotten married to her fiancé, hotel heir Billy Evans (27), in a secret ceremony.

This IIT-Delhi start-up offers pollution fix for just Rs. 10

16 Jun 2019

This IIT-Delhi start-up offers pollution fix for just Rs. 10

With 22 of the world's 30 most polluted cities in India, it is one of the most polluted countries. The national capital itself is so polluted, that breathing in Delhi is just the same as smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day.

Doctors might start prescribing sex robots to patients, says expert

14 Jun 2019

Doctors might start prescribing sex robots to patients, says expert

Despite how you might feel about sex robots, they aren't going anywhere. From introducing features like highlighting consent to even setting up brothels exclusively for clients interested in sex robots, it seems someone really wants sexbots to become a thing.

How Snapchat's 'gender swap' filter helped arrest this pedophile cop

13 Jun 2019

How Snapchat's 'gender swap' filter helped arrest this pedophile cop

Although Snapchat has increasingly become less popular since Instagram introduced Stories, its recent 'gender swap' filter made it popular once again.

This IIT-Madras team will present Hyperloop concept to Elon Musk

13 Jun 2019

This IIT-Madras team will present Hyperloop concept to Elon Musk

Later next month, a team of engineering students from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras would be participating in the final round of the famed Hyperloop Pod Competition in Los Angeles, California.

Expelled IIT-Guwahati scholar arrested in Bihar for stalking woman

11 Jun 2019

Expelled IIT-Guwahati scholar arrested in Bihar for stalking woman

A 30-year-old man has recently been arrested for stalking and harassing a Ph.D. scholar at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the Powai police said on Monday.

US: Indian student gets 5-year jail over $1mn tech scam

11 Jun 2019

US: Indian student gets 5-year jail over $1mn tech scam

A college student from India, who was interning in the United States, has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for running a telemarketing scam.

Feminist chatbot F'xa to teach you about AI gender bias

06 Jun 2019

Feminist chatbot F'xa to teach you about AI gender bias

If you have ever come across an AI voice assistant, you probably would have tried cussing at it.

Kerala: 19-year-old engineer fixes WhatsApp bug, gets honored by Facebook

05 Jun 2019

Kerala: 19-year-old engineer fixes WhatsApp bug, gets honored by Facebook

Social media giant Facebook hires the brightest minds in the world to offer the absolute best, bug-free experience to its users, however, recently, a bug did skip their eye.

Stonewall Forever: How Google is preventing erasure of LGBTQ+ history

04 Jun 2019

Stonewall Forever: How Google is preventing erasure of LGBTQ+ history

If you've been wondering why everything is rainbows and glitter suddenly, it's Pride Month, and a special one. It's the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which catalyzed the queer rights movement globally.

Weird vacuum challenge is the latest craze on social media

02 Jun 2019

Weird vacuum challenge is the latest craze on social media

The Internet is a quirky place. Every few days, we see a new, weird trend, which becomes the talk of the town.