Indian rocket successfully puts into orbit navigation satellite

Indian rocket successfully puts into orbit navigation satellite

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India early on Thursday put into orbit navigation satellite IRNSS-1I, a part of Indian satellite navigation system NavIC in copy-book style. The 1,425 kg satellite was carried into space by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket’s ‘XL’ variant. Simply put, NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation, earlier the Indian[Read More…]

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Twitter replaces ‘pistol’ emoji with ‘water gun’

San Francisco: In a bid to fight the prevailing gun culture, Twitter has changed its “pistol” emoji to a bright green “water gun”, following Apple, which launched a similar one in its iOS 10 update. The change is part of Twitter’s emoji update “Twemoji 2.6,” Tech Crunch reported late on Wednesday.[Read More…]

One in four kids under 6 has smartphone: Survey

London: While various stakeholders including parents are deliberating to decide on the correct age for using a smartphone, a survey has found that one in four children under the age of six in Britain has a smartphone. According to the researchers from online trade-in outlet musicMagpie, 25 per cent of children[Read More…]

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Snapchat brings back ‘reverse chronological order’

San Francisco: Snapchat has brought back an earlier feature called “reverse chronological order” into its app that allowed users to see recent stories first. This has replaced the new feature called “algorithmically sorted feeds” that surfaced into the app’s interface in the redesign. “The new update is letting users see stories[Read More…]

Nokia-maker HMD Global aims to make components in India

New Delhi: Eyeing aggressive growth in India, Finnish company HMD Global — which sells the iconic Nokia brand of phones — is working hard towards manufacturing its own components in the country, a top company executive has emphasised. The company, which has sold 70 million Nokia devices globally, has grown its[Read More…]

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Amazon arm to create New-Age tech workforce in India

New Delhi: Realising the need to create a workforce for Next-Gen technologies, several tech companies have started accelerators and incubators in the recent past to nurture talent in disruptive technologies in India. On the other hand, global Cloud services platform Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of, started on the[Read More…]

Lawsuit over heart rate sensor technology in Apple Watch

San Francisco: Apple is facing a lawsuit from a US-based start-up Omni MedSci that claimed the iPhone maker is infringing on its patented technology with the heart rate sensor in Apple Watch. Michigan-based Omni MedSci develops near-infrared and mid-infrared broadband lasers. “A Michigan company is suing Apple claiming the technology[Read More…]

Indian government requests for Facebook data rose 62% in 2017

Facebook brings political ads under more scrutiny

San Francisco: In order to prevent election interference on its platform, Facebook has introduced new changes to increase transparency and accountability for electoral ads and Pages. To get authorised by Facebook, advertisers will now need to confirm their identity and location. “Advertisers will be prohibited from running political ads —[Read More…]

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Microsoft to invest $5bn in IoT globally

New Delhi: Microsoft will invest $5 billion in the Internet of Things (IoT) globally including in India over the next four years, the company said on Wednesday. With Microsoft’s IoT platform spanning Cloud, operating system and devices, the company is simplifying the IoT journey so that any customer can create[Read More…]

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