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Samsung, Zigbang partner to unveil unique UWB-based smart door lock

5 days ago
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Tech giant Samsung has partnered with proptech startup Zigbang to unveil a smart door lock with an Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) chip.

WhatsApp rolls out picture-in-picture mode on iOS beta

5 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has started to roll out picture-in-picture mode for the video calls on iOS beta.

Google terminates thousand of YouTube channels in China, Russia, Brazil

5 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Google has purged thousands of YouTube channels in China, Russia and Brazil as part of its investigation into coordinated influence operations.

Batteryless device detects Covid droplets in the air around you

5 days ago
Tokyo, Dec 4 (IANS) Researchers have developed a unique batteryless and wireless device that can detect within no time coronavirus in the air, if your surroundings contain Cov....

US Army halts CoD league sponsorship over sexual harassment charges

5 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) The US Army paused a planned sponsorship with Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty (CoD) esports league after allegations of sexual harassment at its....

People's perception critical for energy transition: IIT-Kanpur

5 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A recently concluded study underscores how coal communities perceive 'just transition' and what they expect after coal mines and plant closures, an eve....

Samsung plans to make fingerprint login 2.5 bn times more secure

5 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Tech giant Samsung was reportedly working on a technology that will make fingerprint login 2.5 billion times more secure in 2025.

Dry, cold weather with misty mornings likely in J&K, Ladakh

5 days ago
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Weather was cold and dry in J&K and Ladakh during the last 24 hours as the Meteorological (MeT) office said on Sunday that cold, dry weather with misty ....

Android users may use iMessage via Sunbird

5 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Android users may get an easy way to use iMessage in 2023 with a newly launched app called "Sunbird Messaging".

OpenAI announces dialogue-based AI chat interface

5 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) AI research laboratory OpenAI has announced ChatGPT, an AI chat interface based on the GPT-3 family of large language models.

Musk 'Twitter Files' implicates Indian-origin lawyer Vijaya Gadde

5 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Twitter Files revealed by Elon Musk has implicated Vijaya Gadde, the Indian-origin former head of legal, policy and trust at the company, in suppre....

Apple's new update will make viewing old notifications bit easier

6 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Apple has released its latest iOS 16.2 beta update, in which it has introduced a new feature that could help reduce users' scrolling, i.e. old noti....

Meta Quest Pro's new update adds mixed reality capture

6 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Meta Quest Pro has released a new software update in which it introduces a few features that take advantage of the headset's new capabilities, incl....

FIFA+ app AR feature allows fans to see stats for players on ground

6 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Fans attending the FIFA World Cup in Qatar don't have to miss out on all the player stats as the FIFA+ application will let fans see stats for play....

Twitter serving 90 bn tweet impressions per day: Musk

6 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Twitter boss Elon Musk has said that the micro-blogging platform is serving 90 billion tweet impressions per day.

Google tests end-to-end encrypted group chats in Messaging app

6 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Google has announced that it is testing end-to-end encrypted RCS (Rich Communication Services) group chats, which will be available to some users i....

Heart disease: Women told to lose weight, men advised to take statins

6 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Women are generally told to lose weight, exercise and improve their diet to prevent heart disease while men are advised to take statins, new research r....

TikTok, Bumble join initiative to prevent sharing of non-consensual images

6 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Social media platforms TikTok and Bumble have joined an initiative to prevent the sharing of non-consensual intimate images online.

This unique Huawei smartwatch carries earbuds inside

6 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Huawei has confirmed the existence of the device "Huawei Watch Buds" on the Chinese Twitter-like site Weibo that includes earbud....

Deadly Covid variants still transmissible between species, finds study

6 days ago
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) Scientists believe bats first transmitted Covid virus to humans in December 2019, and while the virus has since evolved into several variants such as de....

Musk reveals how Twitter suppressed Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020

6 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Praising Indian-origin Democrat Ro Khanna, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has released internal 'Twitter Files' that revealed how the micro-blogging platfor....

Google shuts AI-driven service 'Duplex on the Web'

6 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Google has announced to shut down Duplex on the Web, a technology that enables Google Assistant to automate certain user tasks for site visitors.

Hate speech soars on Twitter under Musk, he says 'utterly false'

6 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) After a new report claimed that hate speech soared on Twitter after Elon Musk took over, the Tesla CEO on Saturday denied the claims, saying the findin....

NPCI defers UPI market cap rules till Dec 31, 2024

6 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) In a major relief for some third-party digital payments players, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Friday said it is extending the U....

iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via satellite rescues US man

6 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Apple iPhone 14 feature "Emergency SOS via satellite" has saved a US man's life after he became stranded in a rural area.

LinkedIn announces 'Focused Inbox' feature for better messaging experience

6 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has announced a new feature -- "Focused Inbox" for a better messaging experience on the platform.

Apple allows iPhone users to share digital car keys to non-iPhone users

6 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Apple has announced that iPhone users can now share car keys in the Wallet app with non-iPhone users, starting with Google Pixel devices.

WhatsApp rolls out disappearing messages shortcut on Android beta

6 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Meta-owned messaging platform has started to roll out a new disappearing messages shortcut on Android beta.

Affordable Samsung Galaxy M04 in India next week with RAM Plus feature

6 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Samsung is set to launch its latest M-series phone, Galaxy M04, in India next week which is likely to start from Rs 8,999.

Pandemic stress has physically aged teens' brains: Study

6 days ago
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) The pandemic-related stress has physically altered adolescents' brains, making their brain structures appear several years older than the brains of comp....

Apple's AR headset to use xrOS operating system

7 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Apple's upcoming AR (augmented reality) headsets will reportedly feature the tech giant's own operating system 'xrOS' (extended reality).

Hackers now selling 1.5 lakh patients' data of TN hospital on Dark Web

7 days ago
Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) As AIIMS-Delhi struggles to recover from a massive ransomware attack, hackers are currently selling at least 1.5 lakh patients' data records belonging ....

Disney reveals AI tool that can re-age actors

7 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Disney's researchers have revealed a new AI (artificial intelligence) tool that can re-age or de-age actors in a few seconds.

Samsung offer 20-yr warranty on some of its products in India

7 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) In an industry-first move to provide longer warranty to consumers, Samsung on Friday said that it will offer a 20-year warranty on some of its products....

Google discovers new commercial spyware that exploits Chrome, Firefox

7 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) As commercial spyware like Pegasus puts advanced surveillance capabilities in the hands of governments to spy on journalists, human rights activists, p....

Elon Musk suspends Kanye West from Twitter for violating rules

7 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Elon Musk on Friday said Twitter will again lock rapper Kanye West, who goes by Rapper Ye handle on the platform, for violating rules against incitement.

Epic Games releases RealityScan app for iOS users

7 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Epic Games and Capturing Reality on Friday released the RealityScan app on iOS for users to download for free.

Long Covid patients face same health issues as those with other illnesses

7 days ago
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) Long Covid patients experience several of the same lingering negative effects on their physical, mental, and social well-being as those experienced by p....

Telegram's next step is to let users securely trade, store cryptos: CEO

7 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Telegram's next step is to build a set of decentralised tools, including non-custodial wallets and decentralised exchanges for millions of people to se....

Discord expands subscription service programme across US

7 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Chat platform Discord has expanded its subscription service programme by introducing 'Server Subscription' and 'Creator Portal' across the US.