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  • To enable more digital payments, BSNL plans to lease about 15,000 point of sale machines

    In a bid to enable more customers to use digital methods of bill payment, state-run BSNL is planning on leasing around 15000 point of sale machines. The telecommunications company sees digital transactions accounting for up to 40% of all bill payments by March 2017 – nearly double of current levels.[Read More…]

  • Airports to get lie-detecting kiosks for potential terrorists

    Airports around the world could soon be seeing installations of lie-detecting kiosks that can changes in physiology and behaviour during interviews with travellers. The new innovation comes as a help to security agents to screen for criminals and potential terrorists. The system is called AVATAR, which is short for Automated[Read More…]

  • 2016: Triumph revenue grew by £56.3m to £407.6m; Sells 3500 motorcycles in India

    Triumph Motorcycles have announced their financial results for the year ended 30 June 2016, and it’s a much happier picture than the figure for the year before, despite a fall in overall turnover. In the financial year, within a challenging marketplace, Triumph grew global revenues by £56.3m to £407.6m with[Read More…]

  • Paytm, mobile wallet app, vanishes from App Store

    The largest e-wallet Company Paytm, whose app has now over 170 million users and is facilitating seven million transactions a day, has delisted its iPhone and iPad apps on the Apple’s App Store after stumbling across bugs and other technical glitches. The company said it has pushed an update for[Read More…]

  • Yahoo Hack: Data stolen from one billion accounts

    Yahoo disclosed on Wednesday it had discovered another cyber attack in which data from more than one billion user account was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest cyber security breach in history. “We believe an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one[Read More…]

  • Emoji translator an actual high paying job now

    A dynamic language firm in London is hiring an emoji translator in what may be the world’s first official job of such kind. Today Translations, claimed to have employed over 3,000 people fluent in more than 200 languages, has advertised for a specialist to help it to decode how emojis[Read More…]

  • These smartphones will not support WhatsApp in 2017

    WhatsApp had announced the discontinuation of its services for older smartphones by the end of 2016, earlier this year. In a technology upgrade, WhatsApp planned to phase out compatibility with older phones as they plan to focus on the mobile platforms that vast majority of people use. “While these mobile[Read More…]

  • ‘Narendra Modi app’ hacked; 7 million user data under threat?

    Raising questions over the cyber security of country, a 22-year-old Mumbai-based hacker claimed that he hacked the Narendra Modi app. According to YourStory, Javed Khatri a mobile app developer from Mumbai, mailed to the portal on Dec 1 saying that he had hacked the app. “I am able to access[Read More…]

  • Debit / Credit card can be hacked in less than 6 seconds: Research

    It may take as little as six seconds for hackers to guess your credit or debit card number, expiry date and security code, say scientists who were able to circumvent all security features meant to protect online payments from fraud. Exposing the flaws in the VISA payment system, researchers from[Read More…]

  • Phishing portals stealing information from ICICI, SBI, 24 other banks

    Researchers from US-based cyber security company FireEye have claimed discovering malicious phishing websites created by cyber criminals that spoof 26 Indian banks to steal personal information from customers. FireEye identified a new domain (csecurepay[.]com) that was registered on October 23 this year and appears to be an online payment gateway[Read More…]

  • Paytm rolls back app-based PoS service, cites security reasons

    Paytm has rolled back its app-based PoS (Point of Sale) service on Thursday temporarily citing security reasons. “Post our launch, we have had several discussions with stakeholders on how we can make this process even more secure”, Paytm said in a blog post. “Based on some suggestions from the industry,[Read More…]

  • Is ‘Jan Jan Ki baat’ not an official initiative?

    On, Tuesday Narendra Modi has repeatedly appealed Indians to rate his demonetisation move. Narendra Modi’s website claimed that more than five lakh people participated in the ‘Jan Jan Ki Baat’ within a day. Various reports by media organisations and social media implied that the survey was a public relation initiative[Read More…]

  • Twitter CEO briefly suspended from his network

    Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey was suspended from Twitter for a short time on Wednesday. Jack, who operates under the twitter handle @jack, was suspended at around 7:30 am IST. Twitter founder @jack has had his account suspended. — Jon Passantino (@passantino) November 23, 2016 For about 15 minutes,[Read More…]

  • Hike Messenger launches 3 new features to take on Snapchat

    India’s first home grown messaging app hike messenger on Thursday rolled out three new features — Stories, a built-in camera and live filters — and withdrew “Timeline” feature that was rolled out last year. “Stories is a new way for people on hike to share their lives and real moments[Read More…]

  • Breakthrough! Scientists create USB device for HIV test

    Scientists at Imperial College London and spinout company DNA Electronics have developed a USB stick-based test to measure levels of HIV in the blood that produces results less than half an hour. The computer plug-in needs a single drop of blood to conduct the test and transmit the results to[Read More…]

  • Samsung to launch AI digital assistant service for Galaxy S8

    Samsung Elecrtronic Co Ltd said on Sunday it would launch an Artificial Intelligence (AI) digital assistant service for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone. Samsung in October announced the acquisition of Viv Labs Inc, a firm run by co-creator of Apple’s Siri voice assistant program. Samsung aims to integrate Viv’s AI[Read More…]

  • Super computer predict dark matter mass

    Physicists have taken yet another step in revealing the dark matter which permeates the universe. By using a supercomputer, a team at the Julich Super Computing centre in Germany has estimated the mass of hypothetical particles which makes up more than a quarter of the ‘stuff’ in existence. The lengthy[Read More…]

  • Iraq’s Al Robot debuts in the Mosul warfront

    Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) debuted a brand new war robot called Al Robot (The Robot) on November 1 against the ISIS forces currently besieged near Mosul. Designed by two brothers from Baghdad, the unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) has a remotely operated 12.7 mm cannon equipped with thermal sights and[Read More…]

  • Social media users live longer, a study finds

    A paper published in the official US Scientific Journal, PNAS, on Monday found out that time spent on social media could be associated with a longer life. The research finds that people with more friends online are less likely to die than their disconnected counterparts. This paper contradicts the assertion[Read More…]

  • Next iPhone to be all glass, to debut 5-inch screen

    It seems that Apple is really in to a big deal which will revolutionize the smart phone industry and paves a way to mixed reality. As, the news coming out from the Israel office is true, Apple iPhone8 in reality is a far better futuristic device than those in Popular[Read More…]

  • Apple gears up to launch new MacBooks and iMac

      Apple is gearing up to launch three new MacBooks- 13inch MacBook Pro, 15 inch MacBook Pro, 13inch MacBook-at its Cupertino head quarters on October 27  10 am PDT(10:30 pm IST). The new Retina MacBook Pro is expected to include a Touch ID-an OLED function row above the keyboard and[Read More…]

  • IIT-Kharagpur students developing fully indegenous drones

    Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur officials on Monday claimed that a group of students were developing drones using indigenous hardware and software. The drones, being developed under the institute’s Aerial Robotics Kharagpur (ARK) initiative, are being given shape at the Centre for Excellence in Robotics and funded by the Sponsored Research[Read More…]

  • New record! Reliance Jio bags 16 million subscribers in 26 days

    Reliance Jio has created a world record by grossing 16 million subscribers in its first month of operations, a company statement said on Sunday. The company commercially launched its services on September 5. “We are delighted and humbled by the overwhelming response across India to the Jio Welcome Offer. Jio[Read More…]

  • Remembering Steve Jobs on his 5th death anniversary through 5 quotes

    Apple Inc. which was founded by Steve Jobs in partnership with Steve Wozniak, pioneered a series of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone and iPad. Jobs experimented with different pursuits before starting Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak in 1976. After battling pancreatic cancer for nearly a decade, on October 5, 2011 Steve Jobs[Read More…]

  • Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence: Reports

    Tech giants Yahoo in 2015 secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by US intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified US government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail[Read More…]

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