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  • WhatsApp to soon show ‘Forwarded Message’ for spam posts

    New Delhi: In a move to stop mass-level spam circulation on its platform, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature that will show “Forwarded Message” if the spam post has been forwarded from another group or from one of the members in the same chat group. “Forwarded Message” will appear[Read More…]

  • Ransomware set to become more vicious in 2018: Quick Heal

    Pune: Ransomware grew 300 per cent in 2017 in comparison with 2016 and in the current year such attacks are set to become even more vicious, according to a Quick Heal report on Monday. Ransomware, cryptocurrency mining and zero-day exploits headlined the threat landscape in 2017, said the global IT[Read More…]

  • India ranks 47th when it comes to inclusive Internet: Facebook

    New Delhi: Compromised by low usage and poor quality, India is ranked 47th out of 86 countries when it comes to inclusive Internet and connectivity for all, a Facebook report said on Monday. Facebook, which commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to create a comprehensive “Inclusive Internet Index,” found India in[Read More…]

  • Samsung, Qualcomm collaborate to produce chips for 5G mobile technology

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co. has announced that it will cooperate with Qualcomm Technologies Inc to produce 7-nanometre chips for fifth-generation (5G) network service amid rising demand for semiconductors. The two companies will expand their decade-long cooperation into Extreme Ultra Violet (EUV) lithography process technology, including the manufacture of future Qualcomm[Read More…]

  • Indians care more about phones than people they love: Study

    New Delhi: Nearly 33 per cent of people, specially the younger generation that has grown up in a digital world, care more for their smartphones over engaging with individuals they love and India tops the list with 47 per cent, a report said on Saturday. The study by telecommunications company[Read More…]

  • Young children use physics to learn about tools: Study

    London: Children learning to use tools are genuinely learning about physical causation, not just driven by what action previously led to a treat, a new study has claimed. “This suggests that, remarkably, children begin to emphasise information about physics over information about previous rewards from as young as seven years[Read More…]

  • Hindi support coming to Google Assistant soon

    San Francisco: Google Assistant is set to get smarter as the company makes it ready to be multilingual and be available in more than 30 languages, including Hindi, by the end of this year. The search engine giant’s digital assistant will be able to respond by text in Hindi, Danish, Dutch,[Read More…]

  • Video consumption in India up five times in 1 year: Report

    Mumbai: With nearly 96 per cent people, especially millenials, binging on long-format videos in India, the video consumption in the country has seen a five-fold growth in just one year, digital and mobile entertainment platform Hotstar said on Thursday. The last 12 months have also seen access to data and consumption[Read More…]

  • Cybercrimes cost businesses $600 bn globally: McAfee

    New Delhi: Cybercrimes have cost businesses close to $600 billion globally — or 0.8 per cent of the global GDP — which is up from $445 billion reported three years back, a report said on Thursday. The report by the global cybersecurity firm McAfee, prepared along with the Centre for[Read More…]

  • Now add friends in live chats on Facebook Messenger

    San Francisco: Facebook has rolled out a new feature in both iOS and Android apps that can allow users to add more friends and family members to a live audio and video chats in Messenger. With the update, users need not hang up and manually add people into a conversation[Read More…]

  • Microsoft Surface Pro now available in India

    San Francisco: Microsoft on Thursday announced its Surface Pro notebook and accessories are available in India. Surface Pro features a high-resolution 12.3-inch “PixelSense” touch display that supports the new Surface Pen 4. The first generation, 2-in-1 detachable of the Microsoft Surface series — with a configuration of Intel Core m3, 128[Read More…]

  • Indian smartphone vendors suffer as Chinese players gobble up share

    New Delhi: Aiming to help domestic smartphone manufacturers recover lost ground, the government has taken several measures in the recent past, like easing norms for local manufacturing and hiking customs duty on mobile phones. The efforts, however, have brought little cheer for the beleaguered local vendors, as Chinese players — now[Read More…]

  • Shah Rukh Khan is Sophia’s favourite actor

    Hyderabad: Shah Rukh Khan is the favourite actor of Sophia, the human-like robot. ‘Love for all’ is the change she wants to see in this world. The humanoid robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI), stole the show at the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) here on Tuesday. Everyone has[Read More…]

  • Scientists grow sheep embryos containing human cells

    Washington: In a breakthrough, scientists from the US and Japan have transferred human stem cells into sheep embryos, an advance that may pave the way for growing transplant organs inside animals. The hybrid embryos containing both human and sheep cells were created in an early step toward growing human organs[Read More…]

  • Quoting WhatsApp message renders ‘delete’ feature ineffective

    San Francisco: If someone has quoted your message on WhatsApp before you delete it, you will still be able to see that message — rendering the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature ineffective, a media report said. Last year, WhatsApp rolled out this feature to allow its over one billion user base to[Read More…]

  • Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting users’ data

    Brussels: A Belgian court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data on users or face daily penalty of 250,000 euros. The court found the social media site guilty of breaching Belgium’s privacy laws, www.deredactie.be reported late Friday. The Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy (CPP) had taken Facebook to[Read More…]

  • Twitter pulls the plug on official Mac app

    San Francisco: Twitter has announced it is ending support for its dedicated desktop Mac application and that it has pulled it from the web and from Apple’s App Store. “We’re focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms. So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app will[Read More…]

  • ‘Digital consumer spending to more than double to $100 bn by 2020’

    New Delhi: The potential for digital consumer spending in India is expected to more than double from the current $40 billion to $100 billion by 2020, a report said on Thursday. According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG)-Google India report, the growth will be led by sectors like e-commerce — which[Read More…]

  • 40% of Indians prefer video ads on mobile phones: Survey

    New Delhi: Owing to falling 4G data prices, a significant 40 per cent of Indians prefer to watch advertisement videos on their mobile phones over other media, finds a survey. The survey, by mobile advertisement technology and data analytics company MoMagic Technologies, showed that most of the mobile advertisements were viewed[Read More…]

  • Facebook to launch smart home speakers in July: Report

    San Francisco: Taking on Amazon, Google and Apple, Facebook is now set to officially roll out two smart home speakers in 2018. According to a report in Taipai-based website Digitimes, the two models — Aloha and Fiona with 15-inch touchscreens — will be launched around July. “Supply chain sources said that[Read More…]

  • Not our job to recruit journalists for content: Facebook

    San Francisco: In a clear message to news publishers, a top Facebook executive has emphasised that it is not their job to recruit people from media organisations for the content on the social media platform. At the “Code Media 2018” conference in California organised by the famous tech portal ReCode, Facebook’s[Read More…]

  • New Snapchat update draws ire of over 6 lakh users

    London: Snapchat’s latest redesign, which was released last week, has not gone down well with many users. This is evident from the fact that an online petition calling for the removal of the new update has attracted more than 6 lakh signatures. The “Remove the new Snapchat update” petition, which is[Read More…]

  • Technology must be used for development, not destruction: Modi

    Dubai: Technology must be used only for development and raising the standard of life of the common man and not for destruction, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday. Speaking at the World Government Summit, Modi pointed out that while poverty and malnutrition have not been wiped out from[Read More…]

  • Twitter Q4 revenue up, user base at 330 mn

    San Francisco: With a monthly active user base of 330 million, Twitter registered $732 million in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017 with a net income of $91 million. Twitter had registered a loss of $167.1 million, or 23 cents a share, for the same period last year. The micro-blogging[Read More…]

  • Idea cellular suspends interconnect services with Aircel

    New Delhi: Telecom service provider Idea Cellular on Wednesday said it has suspended interconnect services with Aircel due to non-payment of dues. “Despite several reminders for releasing the dues since November 2017, the operator has failed to meet its payment commitments forcing Idea to suspend interconnect services, as per the terms[Read More…]

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