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  • Google hires new sheriff to keep watch over the wilds of the Internet 48 minutes ago

    Mountain View: Austrian-born Gerhard Eschelbeck has ranged the British city of Oxford; cavorted at notorious Def Con hacker conclaves, wrangled a herd of startups, and camped out in Silicon Valley. He now holds the reins of security and privacy for all-things Google. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Eschelbeck spoke of using...
  • WhatsApp reaches 800 million monthly active users milestone 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has reached the 800 million monthly active users mark on Friday, retaining its position of being one of the largest platforms for messaging around the globe. CEO of the Facebook-owned messaging service, Jan Koum took to the social network to announce the news and clarified that active...
  • How Apple Watch could reshape journalism 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    Washington: With the Apple Watch expected to sell in the millions, news organisations are refocusing their efforts to become part of that tiny screen. In the news business, this is now called "glance journalism." The Apple Watch, expected to catapult to the leading item in wearable technology, opens up new possibilities to...
  • Facebook is winning the war against fake likes 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Facebook on Friday said that its war against fake likes is paying off so well that many 'bad actors' who built businesses on the tactic are closing shop. Advances in technology for recognising suspicious patterns of likes has enabled the social network to block such activity by malicious software,...
  • Google revolutionises its search 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Google search on Tuesday will start factoring in how easy websites are to read on smartphones or tablet computers, underlining the changing way people surf the Internet. The web titan said that the 'mobile-friendliness' of websites will be a factor in ranking results to online searches done using mobile...
  • Samsung removes its logo from Galaxy S6, S6 Edge in Japan 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    Seoul: Samsung has removed its corporate logo from its new smartphones sold in Japan, a company spokeswoman confirmed Saturday. The name Samsung is missing on both the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edge variant, the Galaxy S6 Edge. These models are presented as Docomo Galaxy and au Galaxy, carrying the names of its...
  • How Apple's first homepage looked like 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An Apple curator has posted on Web what is believably Apple Inc's earliest recorded home page from way back in 1992- one that is tiny and pixilated. When Kevin Fox wasn't happy with a blog post that claimed to show screenshots from the early days of Apple homepage,...
  • Net neutrality: Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal sends email to customers to 'clear the air' about Airtel Zero. Read the full text 3 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Airtel has been facing a lot of flak over the past weeks for its practices that allegedly violate net neutrality - non-discriminatory access for all to the Internet. Airtel Zero is an open-marketing platform that allows customers to access certain mobile apps for free with charges being borne by...
  • This tool reveals your online personality 18 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A new tool uses linguistic analytics to infer cognitive and social characteristics and tell you more about your online personality. The Pick 1 tool is a real-time survey and social analytics platform that uses your social media feed to provide an insight into your personality characteristics. Once you...
  • Why Apple bought 36,000 acres of forest 18 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Like all the products by Apple, their packaging too is highly sophisticated with a certain paper that is smooth to touch and gives such a distinct look that you don't feel like throwing away the packaging long after the device has been put to use. Ever wondered how...
  • New flaws surface in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 19 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: While we are sure a lot of you are excited about Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the flaws with these latest smartphones seem to be endless and just puts us off. The Samsung Galaxy S6 might be the best smartphone that the company has made till date,...
  • Google's April Fool's prank broke site's own security 20 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: While Google was playing a prank on its users on April Fool's Day with its practical, digital jokes, one of its own pranks put to risk the site's security. When users visited Google's homepage on April 1, they were greeted with entire content displayed backwards. However, researchers at...
  • Apple Pay to debut in Canada this November 20 hours 12 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Apple Inc is planning to launch its electronic payments service in Canada in November, the first international expansion of Apple Pay, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The iPhone maker is in talks with Canada's six biggest banks, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank,...
  • Facebook users who think they are insulated to cyberbullying are more prone to it: Study 21 hours 55 minutes ago

    New York: Facebook users who think that they are insulated to cyberbullying and depression are actually more vulnerable to the negative realities of social media, a new research warns. This "optimistic bias" or wishful thinking - an intrinsic tendency to imagine future events in a favourable light that enhances positive self-regard...
  • Roomates stab each other, steal car over Android vs iPhone debate 22 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A heated debate over whose smartphone was better landed two roommates behind the bars in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The roommates, Jiro oMendez and Elias Ecevo allegedly stabbed each other as they argued over whether Android smartphones were better than Apple iPhones. On April 17, the local police received reports of...
  • WhatsApp's popularity forces EU to rethink telecom rules 22 hours 40 minutes ago

    Brussels : The European Commission will take into account increased competition from cable operators and alternative services such as WhatsApp when it overhauls Europe's telecoms rules next year, a move that will be cheered by the telecoms industry. A draft seen by Reuters of the Commission's strategy for creating a...
  • Anti-gravity iPhone 6 case now comes to Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Yesterday

    New Delhi: The incredible gravity defying case for the Apple iPhone 6 is now being extended to include Samsung S6 and S6 Edge phones. The Zero G case, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, sticks to tables or even vertical surfaces as it is made of a material that replicates suction cup...
  • This nail accessory lets you discreetly control devices with your thumb Yesterday

    New Delhi: The latest gadget to be developed for the wearables industry is a tiny stick-on-nails-like device that lets you control electronics with just your thumb. Developed by the researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the tiny wireless trackpad can be worn on a thumbnail and is controlled by...
  • Now, eBooks, songs, clothing that give off scent Yesterday

    New Delhi: After developing a phone that gives off scent, Harvard professor David Edwards has brought his olfactory-focused products to include eBooks, songs, and clothing. These products, named 'oBooks' and 'oSongs,' pair with Edwards' Vapor Communications' oPhone contraption which contains all the scent chips meant to be mixed until it matches...
  • Google, Microsoft, Yahoo under EU radar to check for transparency in search results Yesterday

    Brussels : Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they are transparent enough in how they display search results. The inquiry will seek to address concerns of European business and politicians about the dominance of...
  • This camera produces pictures, generates power from pixels Yesterday

    New York: Scientists at Columbia University in New York have successfully built a camera that is capable of producing images using power harvested from the surrounding incident light. The prototype self-powering camera takes an image each second, and in a well-lit scene it can operate indefinitely. The team is led by...
  • Microsoft finally brings touch-friendly Office apps to Windows phones Yesterday

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp on Friday unveiled a long-awaited suite of touch-friendly Office apps that allow Windows phone users to work on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents on their phones with touch commands and to transfer them easily between devices. Test versions of what Microsoft is calling its Office Universal apps...
  • Micromax to launch low-cost Canvas Spark smartphone on April 21 in India Yesterday

    New Delhi: Micromax is all set to launch its new affordable smartphone - the Canvas Spark - in India on April 21. The media invite received from the company clearly states the launch of the Canvas Spark. "Be the first to get your hands on the Micromax Canvas Spark! Join us...
  • No sex please, just cutesy flirting and strawberries for China's online hostesses Yesterday

    Beijing: In China's online hostessing world, men find virtual company and the women can find riches. Student Xiao Yue, 21, spends four hours most days chatting online with fans who shower her with virtual roses and other presents. Images: Only flirting, no sex: Meet China's online hostesses She is one of more than...
  • Want to stay on top of Google search? Make your websites mobile-friendly Yesterday

    San Francisco: Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula, scheduled to be released on Tuesday, will favour websites that Google defines as...
  • Microsoft SPOT smartwatch from 2004 wasn't a mere smartwatch, it was also a can of Axe deo Yesterday

    Back in the early 2000s, and long before the Apple Watch, Microsoft had taken a shot at wearables with its Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT) initiative that apart from a smart wristwatch also included a travel clock and a key chain.A little-watched ad from back in 2004, featuring actor-director Spike...
  • Star Tech: 30 phones in 17 years. Know more about the tech enthusiast in Ranveer 'MasterChef' Brar Yesterday

    New Delhi: Chef Ranveer Brar, who co-judged the fourth season of MasterChef India, appears to be the most tech savvy of all the celebrities who have so far been featured in our nascent Star Tech series. He not only uses a wide range of gadgets, but also holds a deep...
  • #StarWarsEmojis attack Twitter Yesterday

    New Delhi: It first began with hashflags during the 2010 Football World Cup and now Twitter is expanding its emoji-like icon feature to the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens.Twitter has partnered with Disney and Lucasfilm to create custom Twitter emojis to allow Twitter users "the ability to show their...
  • Net neutrality shouldn't be used to prevent the disadvantaged from gaining access: Mark Zuckerberg defends Internet.org Yesterday

    New Delhi: A group of India's leading technology and Internet firms has pulled out of Internet.org, Facebook's flagship effort to get billions more online, in a growing debate over free access and internet neutrality in the country. The debate over access and neutrality has grabbed headlines in India this week...