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The TVS Ntorq 125, India's first scooter comes with Bluetooth support and smart connectivity features. It takes you to places with Navigation Assist and keeps you connected all the time with Caller ID and SMS alerts. Featuring SmartXonnect technology and sporty design, TVS Ntorq 125's special edition will also feature a special 'Scooter of the Year' insignia on the front.
short by Aarish / 01:32 pm on 19 Jul
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro launched in India, to go on sale on July 22
short by Roshan Gupta / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
Xiaomi's flagship Redmi K20 Pro has been unveiled in India at a starting price of ₹27,999. It features an AMOLED display, a 3D curved glass back design, in-screen fingerprint sensor, the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset and comes with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. Its first sale will be on July 22 on Mi.com, Mi Home and Flipkart.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:44 am on 19 Jul
OnePlus 7 Mirror Blue variant available on Amazon Prime Day Sale
short by Roshan Gupta / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
OnePlus 7 Mirror Blue variant is now available for buyers in India for the first time as part of Amazon Prime Day Sale. The sale, which is is exclusively for Prime members will commence today. The OnePlus 7, which was launched earlier this year, features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6.41-inch AMOLED display and a 48-megapixel + 5-megapixel camera combination.
short by Roshan Gupta / 07:55 pm on 15 Jul
iPhone 6 caught fire in hand, burnt holes in blanket: 11-yr-old girl
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
An 11-year-old US girl has claimed her iPhone 6 caught fire in her hand. She added, "I just threw it on a blanket. I was right here on the bed and the phone managed to burn through this blanket." Apple support has asked the girl's mother to send them pictures of the device and ship the phone back to them.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:05 pm on 15 Jul
Indian Instagram influencers have 1.6 crore fake followers: Study
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
A study conducted by Swedish e-commerce startup 'A Good Company' and data analytics firm HypeAuditor has claimed that over 1.6 crore accounts following Indian Instagram influencers are fake. The US, Brazil and India are the three regions with the most number of fake followers on Instagram, it added. In the study, Instagram accounts from 82 countries were assessed.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:19 pm on 15 Jul
Musk's Neuralink unveils 'threads' that link brains to computers
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
Elon Musk has unveiled his new startup Neuralink's flexible "threads" designed to be inserted in brains to link them directly to computers. Musk said Neuralink, in the long term, is about finding a way to "achieve a sort of symbiosis with artificial intelligence." "We hope to have this in a human patient by the end of next year," Musk added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 03:06 pm on 17 Jul
Twitter gets trolled after unveiling redesigned desktop site
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
Micro-blogging platform Twitter was trolled on Twitter after it unveiled a redesigned layout for its website. The platform has added new dark mode options and shifted the top navigation bar to the left sidebar, which contains a new ‘explore’ tab. “Twitter will redesign the entire site and make it ugly, but won’t give us an edit button,” a user said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:03 pm on 17 Jul
Bill Gates no longer world's 2nd richest person, overtaken by Arnault
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates is no longer the world's second-richest person as his wealth was surpassed by French luxury goods tycoon Bernard Arnault's wealth, Bloomberg said today. Gates is now the world's third-richest person with $107 billion as compared to second-richest person Arnault's $108 billion wealth. Arnault derives most of his wealth from his holdings in Louis Vuitton owner LVMH.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:55 am on 17 Jul
Privacy concerns raised over photo app FaceApp, company responds
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
The Russian company behind the viral photo-editing app 'FaceApp', that lets users virtually look older, responded to the privacy concerns over the users' photos. "Most images are deleted from our servers within 48 hours," FaceApp said. "We might store an uploaded photo in the cloud...We want to make sure users don't upload the photo repeatedly for every edit," it added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:50 pm on 17 Jul
FBI, CIA should investigate Google over links to China: Peter Thiel
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Billionaire PayPal Co-founder Peter Thiel has said the FBI and CIA should investigate Google over its "seemingly treasonous" actions over alleged ties to the Chinese military. Thiel, a Facebook board member, suggested that AI developed by Google's sister firm DeepMind should be thought of as a potential "military weapon". Google responded saying it does not work with the Chinese military.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 04:21 pm on 16 Jul
Amazon launches 'JEE Ready' app, enters edtech space in India
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
American e-commerce giant Amazon has entered the edtech sector in India with the launch of an IIT-JEE exam preparation app called 'JEE Ready'. The JEE Ready app is currently in its beta testing phase and available only on Android devices. Amazon has reportedly partnered with coaching institutes to prepare 'All India Mock Test' to be offered in the app.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:30 am on 17 Jul
Google gaining unchecked power: 2nd protest walkout organiser quits
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
Meredith Whittaker, one of seven Google employees who organised mass walkouts in November 2018 against the handling of sexual misconduct complaints, has quit after 13 years. "Google, in the conventional pursuit of quarterly earnings, is gaining significant and largely unchecked power," Whittaker wrote. This comes weeks after another walkout organiser Claire Stapleton quit Google in June.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 02:48 pm on 17 Jul
Good: Elizabeth Warren on Peter Thiel saying she is 'dangerous'
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
US politician Elizabeth Warren shared an article on Twitter that revealed PayPal Co-founder Peter Thiel called her the most "dangerous" Democratic presidential candidate and responded saying, "Good." "I think she's the one who's actually talking about the economy, which is the only thing...I think matters by far the most," Thiel said. "All the others are almost equally unimpressive," he added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:14 pm on 17 Jul
Bluetooth flaw exposes user locations; Android devices safe
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Boston University researchers have found a flaw in Bluetooth that could let hackers track user locations, using a third-party algorithm. The flaw was found to be present across platforms including Apple's iOS and Windows 10, with the exception of Android, researchers revealed. "The algorithm does not require message decryption or breaking Bluetooth security in any way," researchers said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 07:18 pm on 18 Jul
Apple to stop iPhone SE, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus India sales: Report
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Apple will reportedly stop selling its lower-priced smartphones iPhone SE, iPhone 6, 6 Plus and 6s Plus in India. The company reportedly does not want to chase volumes by discounting at the cost of profit in the country. These models will reportedly be phased out to increase the average selling price of iPhones in India and boost profit and revenue.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:16 pm on 15 Jul
Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra could be used for terrorism: US
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 Jul 2019,Tuesday
The US Treasury Department has said it has "very serious concerns" that Facebook's upcoming cryptocurrency Libra could be misused for terrorism and money laundering. Labelling the digital currency as a "national security issue", the department added, "Our overriding goal is to maintain the integrity of our financial system and protect it from abuse." Facebook announced the cryptocurrency in June.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 02:39 pm on 16 Jul
Atari Co-founder launches ₹2,800 board game powered by Alexa
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
X2 Games, created by arcade games firm Atari's Co-founder Nolan Bushnell and Hollywood creative director Zai Ortiz, has released an Alexa-powered board game 'St Noire'. The murder mystery game features immersive background sounds and over 2,500 lines of dialogue performed by actors portraying 12 different characters. Available on Amazon for about ₹2,800, it doesn't include the Alexa device itself.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 11:00 am on 19 Jul
US Army to test robotic combat vehicles in 2020
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
The US Army will start testing robotic combat vehicles in 2020 which soldiers will control from the back of modified Bradley Fighting Vehicles. The upgraded Bradleys, called Mission Enabler Technologies-Demonstrators (MET-Ds), have a remote turret for 25 mm main gun, 360-degree cameras and crew stations with touchscreens. Initial testing will include two MET-Ds and four robotic combat vehicles.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:13 pm on 15 Jul
Twitter CEO visits Apple HQ, talks to marketing team: Report
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
Micro-blogging platform Twitter's Co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey addressed Apple employees from the marketing department at the iPhone maker's headquarters, Bloomberg reported. Dorsey is one of several speakers talking to select Apple employees as part of an ongoing series, the report claimed. The address itself didn't point to a new partnership between Dorsey's companies and Apple, it added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 06:43 pm on 17 Jul
AI algorithm can solve Rubik's cube in about 1 second
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 Jul 2019,Tuesday
California University researchers have created an AI algorithm that can solve a Rubik's cube in a "fraction of a second", the human record for which stands at 3.47 seconds. DeepCubeA algorithm solved 100% of all test configurations, finding shortest path about 60% of the time. DeepCubeA, however, is three times slower than MIT's non-AI 'min2phase' algorithm, the current fastest.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:50 pm on 16 Jul
Instagram to hide number of 'Likes' in 6 more countries
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram is expanding its test to hide the visibility of the number of 'Likes' on other users' posts to six more countries. This includes Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Instagram said the test is "because [it wants] your followers to focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes they get."
short by Kanishka Pandey / 04:11 pm on 18 Jul
Oracle loses court appeal against $10 bn US govt contract
short by Dharna / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
US-based Oracle has lost its legal challenge against US Pentagon's $10-billion contract for 'JEDI' cloud infrastructure, which it alleged unfairly favoured Amazon. The Federal Claims Court said there were no "organisational conflicts of interest" and because Oracle didn't meet bid's criteria, it can't allege prejudice in the bidding. The US can now award the contract to Amazon or Microsoft.
short by Dharna / 05:55 pm on 15 Jul
Facebook hires ex-Vine GM for new experimental apps division
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 Jul 2019,Tuesday
Facebook has hired former Vine GM Jason Toff as the Project Management Director for its recently announced experimental apps division, New Product Experimentation (NPE) Team. Toff left Vine in 2016 and was most recently working for Google as a Partner for its Area 120 incubator, where employees work on experimental projects. Toff will be joining Facebook in next two weeks.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 06:54 pm on 16 Jul
Google removes 7 Play Store apps over risk of spying on user
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Google has removed seven apps from Play Store over risks of their ability to track user location and access contacts, SMS and call history. The apps were detected by antivirus firm Avast, which claimed all of the seven apps were likely designed by a Russian developer. The apps have been installed a combined 1.3 lakh times, Avast said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 03:02 pm on 18 Jul
China search engine project 'Dragonfly' terminated: Google
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Karan Bhatia, Google's Global Government Affairs and Public Policy VP, has revealed the technology giant has "terminated" its controversial Chinese search engine project 'Dragonfly'. Google had repeatedly faced heavy criticism over its decision to create a censored search engine to comply with Chinese laws. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, in late 2018, had said work on the project was "limited".
short by Kanishka Pandey / 10:00 am on 18 Jul
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