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  • 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…]

  • With an eye on emerging markets, Facebook launches Messenger Lite

    In a bid to tap into emerging markets, Facebook announced the ‘Lite’ version of its Android Messenger app. The version is designed to work with slower internet speeds and basic Android smartphones in emerging markets, the social networking giant announced on Monday. Facebook Messenger Lite will initially launch in Kenya,[Read More…]

  • Online dating apps are the new target of cyber criminals: Report

    A recent Norton Mobile Survey has revealed that online dating apps in India are at considerable risk from cyber threats including malware attacks, nuisance advertisements, cyber stalking, identity theft, and even revenge porn. The survey says that three out of five online daters (59%) have been victims of cyber threats on such[Read More…]

  • Internet giant Yahoo sued for gross negligence over massive hacking

    Yahoo was sued on Friday by a user who accused it of gross negligence over a massive 2014 hacking in which information was stolen from at least 500 million accounts. The lawsuit was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California, one day after Yahoo disclosed the hacking, unprecedented[Read More…]

  • Yahoo hit by the world’s largest data breach, over 500 million accounts affected

    Yahoo on Thursday reported the largest data breach in history which will affect at least 500 million user accounts. Being cited as one of the largest, the web giant called on customers to change their passwords and institute other protective measures. This breach can have huge negative impacts on the[Read More…]

  • Beware of new funda of cyber thieves: ‘Educational grant’ phishing mails

    Cyber thieves who don’t face drought of new ideas to exploit people on cyber space have now come up with a new ‘educational grant’ phishing mail scam. According financial website Money Saving Expert cyber thieves are targeting students from renowned universities and luring them into revealing sensitive bank details. For instance,[Read More…]

  • Facebook faces legal challenge over WhatsApp privacy policy

    A public-interest litigation has been filed in the Delhi high court by two Indian students asking for a rollback of recent policy updates by the Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp. Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi asked the court to order the government to frame guidelines for messaging apps so that user[Read More…]

  • Twitter finally relaxes 140 character limit, but with riders

    Twitter on Monday announced it was easing its 140-character limit on tweets, in the latest effort to broaden the appeal and boost the user base of the social network. The new policy announced in May and now in effect no longer factors in certain add-ons, including pictures, into a message’s[Read More…]

  • Tech giants Google, Yahoo, Microsoft to block info on sex determination

    Search engines Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have enabled a system to block information on sex determination online, the government told the Supreme Court on Monday. A system called auto block will stop any information including ads on sex determination tests. The companies told the court that they have identified 22[Read More…]

  • HP buys Samsung’s printer business for $1.05 bn

    In a bid to ‘disrupt and reinvent’ the copier and printer industry Hewlett-Packard brought Samsung’s printer business for $1.05 billion. The deal will see Samsung’s printer business stepping away from its parent company with HP taking full control of it. Samsung printers has a big Asia presence with a turnover[Read More…]

  • Week after its launch, Jio customers complain of plummeting speeds

    The craze behind Reliance Jio seems to be waning as just a week after its launch customers complain a lack of speed and connectivity. The Preview Offer that began in May, exclusively for Reliance employees and user of specific handsets, offered high speed internet in a very reliable network. Customers[Read More…]

  • Zuckerberg criticised for censorship after FB deletes ‘napalm girl’ photo

    The editor-in-chief of Norway’s biggest newspaper has accused Mark Zuckerberg of abusing his power after Facebook deleted a post containing a historic image from the Vietnam war. Espen Egil Hansen, who is also CEO of Aftenposten, called Zuckerberg the “world’s most powerful editor,” and said the decision to remove the[Read More…]

  • Apple iPhone7 launch: Here’s what the new handset might offer

    Apple will unveil a new iPhone and maybe even a second-generation smartwatch at a special event in San Francisco on Wednesday. The rumour mill has been grinding away with talk of iPhone 7 models that will boast faster chips, more sophisticated cameras, and improved software while doing away with jacks[Read More…]

  • This idea for a national debate by the FBI director is relevant world over

    FBI director James Comey has called for a national debate in the US on encryption of electronic devices vs. National security. He says the agency has been collecting data for the last few months to stir a conversation at a national level on the same. Comey says it’s not an[Read More…]

  • 5 things the Uber-Didi Chuxing deal tells us

    Ride-hailing app Uber has decided to merge its China business with market leader Didi Chuxing. Uber global will receive 5.89 percent in the combined company that would be valued at $35 billion. Chairman of Didi Cheng Wei, will join the board of Uber while Travis Kalanick, Uber Chief Executive, will[Read More…]

  • Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8 billion

    Yahoo has agreed to sell its core website business to Verizon Communications for $ 4.8 billion, according to multiple reports. On February 3, Yahoo had announced that it is open for a bid to explore other strategic alternatives. After months of wait, Verizon bought the staggering company at lowest price[Read More…]

  • Hero MotoCorp launches its first indigenously developed bike – Splendor iSmart 110

    New Delhi: For Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd. it was a proud moment to launch Hero’s first indigenously developed and designed motorcycle – Splendor iSmart 110 on Thursday here. Splendor iSmart 110 will be priced at INR 53,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi). The bike is powered by the new110 cc[Read More…]

  • Pokemon hunters being hunted; lured into armed robberies

    Calling Nitendo’s Pokemon Go a rage would probably be the understatement of the decade. The augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic has helped the Wii U maker’s market value increase by over $7 billion. The app has already clocked more downloads (officially) than the dating app Tinder. While the[Read More…]

  • SC quashes petition seeking ban on WhatsApp

    The Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by Haryana-based activist Sudhir Yadav to ban social messaging application WhatsApp. His reasoning included that it is a threat to national security as it enables terrorists to communicate given its end-to-end encryption. The apex court asked Yadav to approach the Centre or any[Read More…]

  • Flipkart ranked no 1 followed by Amazon in Linkedin India’s most preferred employers

    The Linkedin Professional networking site that recently announced the Top Attractors report across the countries. These companies are the companies who hire the top talent and regards to be the most attractive in the Industry. Several tech companies are listed in the survey which includes apart from India several countries like[Read More…]

  • Instagram plans to add translate button soon

    Instagram on Wednesday announced a new translation button. Rolling out “in the coming month,” the function will appear on image captions, comments and profile bios written in a language different from your own. The photo-sharing network will structure its translations similar to its parent company Facebook. So, now when you come across a[Read More…]

  • TRAI issues consultation paper on VoIP services

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday issued a consultation paper on VoIP services or Internet Telephony. It is a broader and more holistic look at VoIP, and actually intends to hold telecom service providers accountable for quality of service on VoIP calls. It paper seeks opinions on[Read More…]

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