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Google extends work from home order till mid-2021

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San Francisco, July 27 (IANS) With the Covid-19 pandemic hardly showing any sign of slowing down, Google on Monday said it would allow employees to work from home till the mid....

Facebook shifts quarter results to Thursday owing to Zuckerberg conflict

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San Francisco, July 27 (IANS) Facebook on Monday said it has rescheduled its second quarter results from Wednesday to Thursday owing to a conflict as the CEO Mark Zuckerberg i....

Fertility may decline globally post-Covid pandemic: Study

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London, July 27 (IANS) Post-Covid-19, fertility will plausibly decline due to economic uncertainty and increased childcare burdens worldwide, especially in the high-income cou....

Facebook builds solution to spot harmful behaviour of real people

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San Francisco, July 27 (IANS) Facebook has created a machine learning solution to train bots to realistically simulate the behaviour of real people on a social media platform,....

Scientists create AI tool to identify individual birds

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London, July 27 (IANS) Researchers have demonstrated that artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to train computers to recognise individual birds, a task that humans are una....

We can meet 5G security needs, says Ericsson India MD

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New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) As India increases the scrutiny of Chinese companies and their products over the national security concerns, a top executive of Swedish gear maker Er....

Vivo to launch selfie-centric S7 to launch on August 3

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Beijing, July 27 (IANS) Vivo has confirmed to launch a new selfie-centric smartphone Vivo S7 in China on August 3.

Hackers create specialised economy around hijacked email data

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New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Hackers have created a specialised economy around email account takeover via methods like brand impersonation, social engineering and spear-phishing,....

Wealthier men more likely to develop high blood pressure

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Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) Working men with higher incomes are nearly twice as likely to develop high blood pressure than men who have a lower income, say researchers.

Indian creators welcome 2nd 'digital strike' on Chinese apps

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New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Indian app creators on Monday welcomed the decision by the government to ban 47 more Chinese apps, most of those operating as clones of the 59 apps b....

Epic Games CEO slams Apple App Store, Google Play Store policies

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San Francisco, July 27 (IANS) Tim Sweeney, CEO of Fortnite developer Epic Games, has criticised Apple and Google for having an "absolute monopoly" on their respective app stores.

Chennai hospital fits heart pumps in 3-yr-old Russian boy

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Chennai, July 27 (IANS) In a complex seven-hour operation, a three-year-old Russian boy was successfully operated upon and two artificial heart pumps known as Berlin Heart wer....

IIT-M shows new method to reduce vibration during car rides

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Chennai, July 27 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Monday said its researchers working in the field of 'Carbon Nanotube Composites' have yielded prom....

More AI adoption may lead to 2.5% hike in India's GDP: Report

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One unit increase in Artificial Intelligence (AI) intensity by Indian firms can result in a 2.5 per cent increase in the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in the immedia....

Galaxy Watch 3 to feature fall detection, new gesture controls

865 days ago
Samsung is planning to unveil Galaxy Watch 3 at its Galaxy Unpacked event on August 5 and a new report has claimed that the upcoming device will have new hand-control command....

Tech startup Avataar.me doubles India workforce, to hire 100 more

865 days ago
Bengaluru-headquartered new-age technology startup Avataar.me on Monday said it has doubled its workforce in India amid increased demand for augmented reality (AR) applicatio....

Samsung launches affordable Galaxy M01 Core phone in India

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Samsung on Monday launched a new Android Go-packed affordable smartphone Galaxy M01 Core at a starting price of Rs 5,499 (1GB RAM+2GB) variant in India.

Pine Labs appoints Nitish Asthana as President, COO

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Leading merchant commerce platform Pine Labs on Monday announced the appointment of Nitish Asthana as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

1 in 3 smartphones sold in China was 5G in Q2, Huawei leads

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One-third of the total smartphone sales in China were 5G devices during the June quarter as Chinese operators as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) actively push....

Telegram lets users adds profile videos, send 2GB files and more

865 days ago
WhatsApp's closest rival Telegram has rolled out a substantial update, adding Profile Videos along with improved People Nearby features, unlimited file sharing with up to 2GB....

Honor eyes India laptop market with MagicBook 15 under Rs 50K

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Honor India President Charles Peng said on Monday that the company is geared up to enter the India laptop market on July 31 with MagicBook 15 that will be priced under Rs 50,....

Australian watchdog sues Google over users' personal data use

865 days ago
Australia's anti-competition watchdog on Monday launched federal court proceedings against Google, alleging that the subsidiary of Sundar Pichai-run Alphabet misled consumers....

Google working on smart tattoos that turn skin into living touchpad

865 days ago
Google is working on smart tattoos that, when applied to skin, will transform the human body into a living touchpad via embedded sensors.

74% professionals think their businesses will emerge stronger: Cisco

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New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A Cisco survey of IT and business professionals globally has revealed that 74 per cent of them think their businesses would emerge stronger, despite ....

NASA camera spots China's Mars spacecraft speeding away from Earth

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Washington, July 26 (IANS) During routine survey operations for hazardous asteroids, NASA's asteroid camera has spotted China's Tianwen-1 Mars spacecraft speeding away from th....

Instagram bug leaves iOS 14 users worried over camera privacy

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San Francisco, July 26 (IANS) A bug in Facebook-owned Instagram has left some users bemused as they found a camera on indicator for iOS 14 Beta even when they were not taking ....

Huawei's 5G equipment pose no security risk: LG Uplus

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Seoul, July 26 (IANS) Faced with mounting pressure to replace Huawei 5G equipment, South Korean telecom giant LG Uplus has stressed the Chinese firm's telecom equipment does n....

How Fitbit devices can help detect the spread of Covid-19

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London, July 26 (IANS) In a fight against novel coronavirus, the researchers have developed a free mobile app which will allow scientists to investigate the use of wearable de....

Most liked posts not the most-viewed ones, reveals Facebook

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New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) If you think that Facebook posts which are most liked are also most viewed by the users on the platform, you are mistaken. According to a top company....

Hormone reveals why Covid is dangerous for people with obesity

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New York, July 26 (IANS) Joining the growing list of studies on obesity and its link with coronavirus, researchers have stumbled upon a hormone that connects the body's metabo....

Vegan diets may lower BP even with limited meat, dairy

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London, July 26 (IANS) This is for the one who finds it difficult to stick to a strict vegetarian diet, read on. Researchers have revealed that consuming a plant-based diet ca....

Vivo X50: Shines with all-round performance even without Gimbal

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New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) This month has brought some real good news to Indian smartphone lovers. The launch of the camera-centric Vivo X50 series which packs several premium ....

My Twitter DMs are mostly for swapping memes: Elon Musk

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New York, July 26 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he is not worried about the Twitter hack, revealing that his direct messages (DMs) are mostly for swapping memes and hack....

US panel to now grill Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg, Pichai on July 29

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San Francisco, July 26 (IANS) The face-off meeting between the US government and tech giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will now happen on July 29, where the CEOs Jeff....

Realme to launch 'V5' smartphone in China on July 27

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Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Realme has confirmed it will launch the V5 smartphone, made up of a brand new material, in China on July 27.

OnePlus 8T and 8T Pro likely to feature 64MP camera

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Beijing, July 25 (IANS) OnePlus just unveiled Nord as its mid-price range smartphone series and now the company is planning to launch OnePlus 8T and 8T Pro with a 64MP camera ....

TikTok launches $200mn fund to support creators in US

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San Francisco, July 25 (IANS) Short video-sharing platform TikTok has launched a $200 million fund to offer financial support to top creators in the US.

Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi phones coming with MediaTek Dimensity 720 chips

867 days ago
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Huawei, OPPO and Xiaomi are planning to launch smartphones powered by the new Dimensity 720 chipset by Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek.

Hackers break into CarryMinati's YouTube channel, ask for Bitcoins

867 days ago
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Ajey Nagar, who is popularly known as CarryMinati on YouTube, took to his official social media handle on Saturday to inform that his official handle....

NASA's Roman Space Telescope ground system clears major review

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Washington, July 25 (IANS) NASAs Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope's ground system, which will make data from the spacecraft available to scientists and the public, has just s....