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2-dose vaccine offers long-term protection against severe Covid in kids

7 days ago
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) A two-dose experimental vaccine can provide protection against severe Covid even one year even after the jabs, researchers report.

Netflix plans to expand early feedback programme to more subscribers

7 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Streaming giant Netflix was reportedly planning to expand its early feedback programme to more subscribers across the globe.

Cold, dry weather likely to continue in J&K, Ladakh

7 days ago
Srinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) Weather was cold and dry in J&K and Ladakh during the last 24 hours as the Meteorological (MeT) office said on Friday that dry weather with partly cloud....

Twitter suspends account of Pranay Pathole, a Musk buddy from India

7 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Twitter on Thursday suspended the account of Pranay Pathole, a 24-year-old IT professional from India who is a Twitter friend of Elon Musk for years.

Researchers discover new minerals in massive meteorite in Somalia

7 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) A team of researchers has discovered at least two new minerals in a 15-tonne meteorite in Somalia -- the ninth largest meteorite ever discovered.

Nearly 300 predatory loan apps circulating on Google, Apple stores: Report

7 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) Nearly 300 loan apps are circulating on Google Play and the Apple App Store that exhibit predatory behaviour, such as exfiltrating excessive user d....

All types of alcohols, including wine, up cancer risk: Study

7 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) All types of alcoholic beverages, including wine, increase cancer risk but people have low awareness about it and some even perceive alcohol as having ....

Apple rolls out iOS 16.1.2 update with security fixes, improved crash detection

7 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) Apple has rolled out a new iOS 16.1.2 update for its devices, which includes significant security fixes and improves the reliability of the crash d....

Apple App Store policies present 'conflict of interest': Mark Zuckerberg

7 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) Amid the ongoing Elon Musk and Apple tussle, Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has once again slammed the iPhone maker for its App Store content....

Covid vaccines prevent death in kids regardless of variant: Study

7 days ago
New York, Dec 1 (IANS) Although vaccine effectiveness for infection decreased sharply over time, especially during the Omicron period, the jab is crucial in preventing death a....

WhatsApp to let users connect to two Android devices with same account

8 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is reportedly testing a new feature, which will let users add their current account to a secondary device, l....

Google begins Stadia hardware refunds

8 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) Tech giant Google has announced that it has started to roll out refunds for Stadia hardwares which were purchased from the Google Store.

WhatsApp rolls out feature to search chats by date on iOS beta

8 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has started to roll out a new feature to some beta testers on iOS, which gives users the ability to search m....

Meta purges 32 mn pieces of bad content on FB, Instagram in India in Oct

8 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Meta took down over 29.2 million pieces of bad content across 13 policies for Facebook and over 2.7 million pieces of such content across 12 policies f....

Warner Bros. Discovery, Amazon partner to produce animated DC projects

8 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) Warner Bros. Discovery's television-focused production arm and Amazon Studios have collaborated to produce new animated projects based on DC Comics....

Tata 1mg launches drone delivery in Dehradun

8 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Digital health platform Tata 1mg on Thursday launched drone delivery in Dehradun to ensure faster collection and delivery of diagnostic samples and med....

Twitch rolls out 'Shield Mode' along with new features

8 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) Twitch has rolled out a new 'Shield Mode' tool to strengthen safety on the streaming platform, along with two new features.

SwiftChat with Google introduces speech-based reading tool

8 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Homegrown conversational AI platform SwiftChat with Google on Thursday introduced Read Along, a speech-based reading tool on their platform.

Twitter bans over 44K accounts for policy violations in India

8 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Twitter banned 44,611 accounts promoting child sexual exploitation and non-consensual nudity in India between September 26 and October 25, as Elon Musk....

Corning unveils new Gorilla glass with improved drop performance

8 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Smartphone glass manufacturer Corning Incorporated on Thursday unveiled its newest glass innovation, "Gorilla Glass Victus 2" with improved drop perfor....

After pig & monkey, Neuralink 6 months away from human trial: Musk

8 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) Elon Musk on Thursday said that his brain-computer Neuralink's device is ready for human trials and he is expecting to do so in about six months fr....

Nintendo cancels Smash World Tour 'without any warning'

8 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) The Smash World Tour has announced that its next championship tournament and the 2023 World Tour have been canceled after Japanese gaming giant Nin....

1.9 mn attacks on Indian healthcare network from Pak, China this year: Report

8 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) As AIIMS struggles to get its servers back to life after a massive ransomware attack, nearly 1.9 million cyber attacks have been recorded on the Indian....

Overweight women more likely to experience long Covid than men

8 days ago
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Overweight women are more likely to experience symptoms of long Covid like breathlessness, chest pain, fatigue, memory problems and anxiety than men, a ne....

COP15 at risk of downgrading ocean action

8 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) or COP15 from December 7 to 19 in Montreal, Canada, is the long awaited conference to finally set the n....

Password manager LastPass hacked again for 2nd time this yeay

8 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Karim Toubba, the CEO of popular encrypted password manager LastPass, has admitted the company is investigating a security incident after its systems w....

'Questt' best app, 'Apex Legends Mobile' top game on Google Play in India

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New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Google on Thursday said that 'Questt: Navigator for Learning' is the best app of this year in India on its Play Store, while the 'Best Game of 2022' ti....

Twitter to show you more tweets from people you don't follow

8 days ago
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Twitter will now show you more tweets from people you don't follow, as Elon Musk continues to tinker with the platform inorder to woo more users and ma....

YouTube fixes crash issues on iOS app

8 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube on Thursday said that it has fixed crash issues on the iOS application that "many" users reported.

Dry, cold weather likely in J&K, Ladakh

8 days ago
Srinagar, Dec 1 (IANS) Weather was cold and dry in J&K and Ladakh during the last 24 hours as the Meteorological (MeT) office said on Thursday that dry weather with hazy morni....

Apple 'never considered' removing Twitter, says Musk

8 days ago
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) After his meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Twitter chief Elon Musk on Thursday said that they have "resolved" misunderstandings over the micro-blog....

Govt tells telcos not to install 5G base stations within 2.1 km from airports

8 days ago
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has sent a letter to telecom providers Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone not to install C-band 5G ba....

Hackers exploit Tiktok's 'Invisible Body Challenge' to spread malware

8 days ago
San Francisco, Nov 30 (IANS) Hackers have exploited TikTok's "Invisible Body Challenge" in order to spread malware that can steal passwords and credit card details, the media ....

WhatsApp bans over 23 lakh malicious accounts in India in Oct

8 days ago
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Meta-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday said it banned over 23 lakh bad accounts in India in the month of October in compliance with the new IT Rules 2021 wh....

Google Pixel Watch may get Gmail and Calendar apps

8 days ago
San Francisco, Nov 30 (IANS) To enhance user experience, Google is reportedly working on a dedicated Gmail and Calendar app for Wear OS and Pixel Watch.

'Excuses' is top song, Arijit Singh top artist in India on Apple Music

8 days ago
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Apple Music on Monday launched a new replay experience revealing 2022's top charts, in which Arijit Singh is the top artist in India whereas 'Excuses'....

Surgical masks equally effective for protection against Covid infection

8 days ago
Toronto, Nov 30 (IANS) Surgical masks are not inferior to N95 masks for stopping the spread of Covid-19 among health-care providers at hospitals, according to researchers.

Art installation to create awareness on air pollution in Punjab's Ludhiana

9 days ago
Ludhiana, Nov 30 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative in Ludhiana in Punjab, an interactive art installation consisting of giant-sized lungs will demonstrate and create pu....

Logitech launches new webcams, headphones in India

9 days ago
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Swiss tech firm Logitech on Wednesday launched the Brio 500 series webcams and Zone Vibe headphones in India, which are specially designed for Hybrid ....

Chrome's new feature for iOS will let users open links from other apps in Incognito

9 days ago
San Francisco, Nov 30 (IANS) Google has added a feature to Chrome for iOS that allows users to quickly open external links from other apps while using Incognito mode.