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Facebook testing dedicated News Feed for businesses
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) Facebook is testing a new dedicated News Feed for businesses that will help businesses connect with their customers online and grow more efficiently.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Qualcomm invests in homegrown audio leader boAt
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Home-grown audio brand boAt on Friday announced it has received funding from Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of chip-maker Qualcomm.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
OPPO set to unveil 5G phone in India under 20k on April 20
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Smartphone maker OPPO on Friday said that it is all set to launch A74 5G in India on April 20.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
New 5G iPads, better services likely at Apple event on April 20
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Apple is all set for its first event of the year on April 20 and media reports suggest that new iPads with 5G support and Apple TV upgrades along with a deep dive into iOS 14.5 are on the anvil.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NASA SpaceX Crew-2 set for launch on April 22
Washington, April 16 (IANS) US space agency NASA is set to launch SpaceX Crew Dragon second flight to the International Space Station on April 22, it said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Amazon has to treat its employees better: Bezos
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) In his final letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said that the company needs to do better at taking care of its employees.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
How SolarWinds cyber-attack forced US to sanction Russia
Washington, April 16 (IANS) After launching diplomatic and financial offensives against Russian officials and businesses in retaliation for election-meddling in the US, the Joe Biden administration has highlighted the massive SolarWinds cyber-attack by the Russia-based nation-state threat actors that hit more than 250 federal agencies and several tech giants.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Technology
Twitter analysing harmful impacts of its AI/ML algorithms
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In a bid to assess racial and gender bias in its artificial intelligence/machine learning systems, Twitter is starting a new initiative called Responsible Machine Learning.
2021-04-16
Category: International, India,Technology,Human Interest/Society
LG to develop quantum computing tech with Dutch firm
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) LG Electronics has said it has formed ties with Dutch quantum algorithm developer Qu & Co to conduct joint research on quantum computing technology in a move to boost competitiveness in future technologies.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Hyundai to again suspend key plant over chip shortage
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) Hyundai Motor said on Friday that it will again suspend the Sonata-producing plant in South Korea for two days next week due to an electronic parts shortage.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Russian, Indian officials in Kudankulam test Covid positive
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) A Russian nuclear technocrat and some employees of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), working at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district, have tested positive for coronavirus and are under treatment, an official said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Amazon launches $250 mn fund to support Indian startups
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) E-commerce major Amazon on Thursday announced a $250 million fund -- Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund -- to invest in startups and entrepreneurs focusing on technology innovations in SMB digitisation, agriculture and healthcare.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Google Earth's 3D Timelapse shows decades of climate change
San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) In a major update since 2017, Google Earth is getting a new 3D Timelapse feature that lets users observe how Earth has changed from 1984 to 2020, the company said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple, partners launch $200M carbon removal initiative
San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Apple on Thursday launched a first-of-its-kind carbon removal initiative, called the Restore Fund, that will make investments in forestry projects to remove carbon from the atmosphere while generating a financial return for investors.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Softbank in advanced talks to pump in up to $500M in Swiggy
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Food delivery platform Swiggy is set to raise up to $500 million from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 at a market valuation of nearly $5.5 billion, reliable industry sources said on Thursday, as the competition gets fierce amid the second wave of Covid-19 as people order more food online in India.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Mobile apps help urban Indians meet daily needs in 2nd wave
New Delhi/Noida, April 15 (IANS) For 28-year-old Pratyush Ranjan, the Covid-hit 2020 taught him hard lessons in embracing a digital life, not only for shopping clothes or shoes but also daily essentials like groceries, milk, vegetables, meat and more.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Google tests responsive design for Search results on desktop web
San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Google is making a tweak to Search on desktop web that sees the results page adopt a more responsive design.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
RICH shortlists startups under AID programme
Hyderabad, April 15 (IANS) The Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH) on Thursday announced the shortlist of its first cohort of start-ups, selected under the Acceleration Initiative for Diagnostics (AID) programme, designed as a multi-stakeholder alliance to identify and nurture the best start-ups in the diagnostics space.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Technology
India at 49th spot on internet inclusion globally: Facebook
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Despite cheapest data plans and nearly 700 million internet users, India is at a dismal 49th spot globally when it comes to internet inclusion and gender equality in accessing the world wide web, a Facebook-Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study has revealed.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
realme 8 5G may launch in India on April 22: Report
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Realme's upcoming smartphone, realme 8 5G, which might launch in India soon after its debut in Thailand on April 21, is likely to feature 90Hz screen and side-mounted fingerprint reader.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
AIWA enters India with 5 audio products
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Japanese consumer electronics brand AIWA on Thursday announced its entry in India with the launch five products in the audio range.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Atlassian plans to hire 300 R&D engineers in India over next year
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) Australia-based software firm Atlassian Corporation on Thursday said it plans to hire over 1,000 employees globally including 300 research and development engineers in India, over the next year as part of a major recruitment drive.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
NIA holds BRICS seminar on misuse of internet by terrorists
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Looking at the misuse of internet by terrorists, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) organised a two-day BRICS seminar on the issue and discussed on engaging multiple stakeholders from both public and private sectors to tackle the misuse of internet and enhancing international co-operation to effectively tackle the exploitation of the internet by terrorists for their nefarious activities.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure onboards ServiceNow
San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle has announced that digital workflow company ServiceNow is now integrated with the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
2021-04-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Facebook ties up with CleanMax to go 100% renewable in India
Gurugram, April 15 (IANS) Facebook and CleanMax on Thursday announced a partnership to support renewable power from wind and solar facilities in India.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Zoom fatigue greater for women, finds Stanford study
New York, April 15 (IANS) Even as video calls have taken over people's work and personal lives amid the pandemic, a new Stanford University research has found that the feeling of exhaustion that comes from a day of back-to-back online meetings, also known as "Zoom fatigue", is greater for women than men.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
EU plans ban on AI for mass surveillance, social credit scores
London, April 15 (IANS) As artificial intelligence (Ai) technology gets all-pervasive, the European Union is considering a ban on the use of AI for mass surveillance and social credit scores, among other applications.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Sony unveils 32-inch BRAVIA Android TV at Rs 30,990
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Sony on Thursday launched a new 32-inch BRAVIA 32W830 Android TV for India market at Rs 30,990.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Instagram testing 3 new 'like' options to empower users
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram is now testing a new feature that will give users more controls in the form of three options ? select not to see like counts on anyones posts, turn them off for their own posts, or keep the original experience.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Ayushmann Khurrana roped in as TECNO's India brand ambassador for 2021
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand, on Thursday announced that it has roped in Bollywood superstar Ayushmann Khurrana as its India brand ambassador for 2021.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
TCL transforms a 6.87-inch smartphone into a 10-inch tablet
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In a bid to take the niche foldable devices segment to a brand new level, consumer electronics company TCL has teased a new concept that can turn a 6.87-inch smartphone into a 10-inch tablet.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Dell spins out VMware, to generate over $9B
San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Dell Technologies has announced to spin out VMware ? a move that will generate more than $9 billion for the company that acquired VMware as part of the $58 billion EMC acquisition (announced as $67 billion) in 2015.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
S Korea to set global standards for EV wireless charging
Seoul, April 15 (IANS) South Korea said on Thursday it will ramp up efforts to promote a homegrown charging technology for electric vehicles (EVs) as an international standard, as the country plans to penetrate deeper into the growing sector.
2021-04-15
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
LG-GM joint venture to build second US battery plant
Seoul, April 15 (IANS) A joint venture between South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd and US automaker General Motors will build its second battery factory in Tennessee to step up production, industry sources said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
French foreign minister visiting Bengaluru on Thursday
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is on a 3-day visit to India, will be in this tech hub on Thursday for promoting bilateral relations in science and technology, an official said on Wednesday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Technology
Excitel expands fibre broadband services to more cities
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Broadband network provider Excitel has expanded its fibre broadband network and launched the services in 10 more cities during January-March.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SpaceX rocket to deliver Astrobotic lander to Moon in 2023
San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) Space start-up Astrobotic has selected SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket to launch its Griffin lunar lander to the Moon in late 2023.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tech stocks turn attractive for mutual funds amid pandemic
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Technology stocks were among the favoured stocks among mutual funds amid the pandemic.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
3.1M cybersecurity positions vacant around the globe: Report
Bengaluru, April 14 (IANS) Even as thousands of people across the world lost jobs during the pandemic, there are about 3.1 million unfulfilled positions in cybersecurity around the world, with most of them being in the Asia-Pacific region, said a new report.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Nvidia, MediaTek partner to bring RTX graphics to Chromebooks
San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) Nvidia and MediaTek have announced that they are now working together on bringing RTX graphics to future Chromebooks.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'AI in courts will aid decision-making for legal fraternity, litigants'
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) With impressive advances having been made in artificial intelligence (AI), the Indian judiciary has been early to adopt it too. Soon, AI will be tailored for the justice delivery system, playing a vital role in improving administrative efficiency in courts, and aiding in decision-making processes for lawyers, judges and litigants. But how could robots decide questions of law and extract the accurate position of law from a mass of precedents?
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
S Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom to split into 2 firms
Seoul, April 14 (IANS) SK Telecom Co, South Korea's largest mobile carrier, said on Wednesday that it will create a new holding company for its non-mobile subsidiaries to accelerate growth in promising fields and help parent group tighten its grip on its chip-making affiliate, SK hynix Inc.
2021-04-14
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
iPhones in 2022 to feature 48MP camera, no mini: Report
San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning a major camera upgrade for its 2022 iPhone lineup as the devices may sport a 48MP lens and the mini models are likely to be axed, a media report said on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Samsung launches Neo QLED TV range in India
Gurugram, April 14 (IANS) Samsung on Wednesday launched its ultra-premium Neo QLED TV range in India from Rs 99,990 onwards, that will sport a nearly bezel-less 'Infinity One design and true-to-life picture quality.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Samsung thanks Biden administration for chip supply meeting
Seoul, April 14 (IANS) Samsung Electronics, the world's largest memory chip producer, on Wednesday expressed its gratitude to US President Joe Biden and his government for holding a meeting with business leaders to resolve the chip shortage in the industry.
2021-04-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
US man sues police for wrongful facial recognition-based arrest
San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) A man in the US has sued the Detroit Police Department for arresting him after he was falsely accused of shoplifting based on a faulty facial recognition match.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
People trust computers more than humans: Study
New York, April 14 (IANS) Despite increasing concern over the intrusion of algorithms in daily life, a new research shows that people are more likely to rely on algorithms than humans, especially if a task becomes too challenging.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Technology
realme C25 shines in entry-level smartphone segment
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) As the smartphone market in India is becoming competitive each passing day, realme is leaving no stones unturned to leave a mark on the minds of its Indian fans. Recently, the company expanded its one of the successful entry-level smartphone C series in India, with three smartphones that start from Rs 6,799.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Amazon Prime Music launches podcasts for users in India
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Amazon Prime Music on Wednesday launched podcasts in India that are available to all Prime members at no additional cost.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
ASUS unveils two ZenBook laptops in India
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Expanding its ZenBook series, Taiwanese tech giant ASUS on Wednesday unveiled two new laptops -- ZenBook Duo 14 and ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED -- in India.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology