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Facebook faces criticism over removal of video by birth photographer

Facebook faces criticism over removal of video posted by birth photographer

Facebook is facing criticism from fans of birth photographer Monet Nicole Moutrie after her 'Birth Becomes Her' video that amassed over 100 million views over a period of seven months....

Google develops human-like text-to-speech artificial intelligence (AI) system

Google develops human-like text-to-speech artificial intelligence system

In a major step towards its "AI first" dream, Google has developed a text-to-speech artificial intelligence (AI) system that will confuse you with its human-like articulation. The tech giant's text-to-speech....

China's surveillance network can easily locate targets in Indian Ocean: Reports

China's surveillance network can easily locate targets in Indian Ocean: Reports

China has established an underwater surveillance network which will help its navy track target vessels more accurately and give it a cutting edge in the Indian Ocean and the South....

Share experiences with fellow researchers, Modi tells scientists

Share experiences with fellow researchers, PM Modi tells scientists

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the country's scientists and researchers to come out of "confinement" and share their experiences with fellow scientists of other institutions and national laboratories.....

WhatsApp crash down on New Year's eve affect sharing of New Year messages

WhatsApp crash down on New Year's eve affect sharing of New Year messages

Users in India and other parts of the world went into a frenzy after WhatsApp went down puncturing their plans to wish their friends a "prosperous 2018" at the stroke....

Researchers develop eco-friendly method to turn raw biomass into high value chemicals

Researchers develop eco-friendly method to turn raw biomass into high value chemicals

An international team of researchers, including from India and Bangladesh, has developed a cost-effective method of converting non-edible agricultural biomass, such as jute, or the waste by-product from food crops,....

Boys tend to outperform girls in science tests: Study

Boys tend to outperform girls in science tests: Study

Boys tend to outperform girls in high-stakes science tests, but it is not because they are better students, according to researchers. The study, published in the journal Plos One, showed that....

Hyderabad startup develops police robot

Hyderabad startup develops police robot

H-Bots Robotics, a Hyderabad-based startup, has developed a smart policing robot which can take complaints, detect bombs and identify suspects. The company on Friday launched the Beta version of the....

Google withdraws YouTube app from Amazon Fire TV amid growing rivalry

Google withdraws YouTube app from Amazon Fire TV amid growing rivalry

Google has blocked YouTube on Amazon's Fire TV earlier than expected amid growing rivalry between the two tech giants as their businesses continue to overlap. The move is in retaliation....

Indian-origin engineer, Vastal Mehta, man behind Facebook's successful ad business

Indian-origin engineer, Vastal Mehta, man behind Facebook's successful ad business

Facebook owes Indian-origin engineer Vastal Mehta a lot for its success in generating billions of dollars in ad revenues every year as he steers the team that works with advertisers....

ISRO set to launch 31 satellites in single mission on January 10

ISRO set to launch 31 satellites in single mission on January 10

India will launch 31 satellites, including the earth observation spacecraft Cartosat on January 10, from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, an official said on Saturday. "We have tentatively....

Facebook apologises after report expose inconsistencies in removing offensive speech

Facebook apologises after report expose inconsistencies in removing offensive speech

Facebook has apologised after an investigation exposed inconsistencies by moderators in removing offensive posts reported by the social network's users. The investigation reported by ProPublica this week showed that in....

2017 in Retrospect: A year of mixed fortunes for Indian space sector

2017 in Retrospect: A year of mixed fortunes for Indian space sector

The year 2017 could be said to be one of mixed fortunes for the Indian space agency as it launched the much-awaited four-tonne rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mk III (GSLV-Mk....

It was a mistake WhatsApp reveals 'Reply Privately' only to yield it later

It was a mistake! WhatsApp reveals 'Reply Privately' only to yield it later

Freeware and cross-platform instant messaging app Whats App rolled out the much-anticipated feature 'Reply Privately' mistakenly in their beta update version. The feature which is said to be under development....

Tech meets Innovation: 2 Patna Brothers start mushroom farming after watching a YouTube tutorial

Tech meets Innovation: 2 Patna Brothers start mushroom farming after watching a YouTube tutorial

Two brothers from the Datiya zilla in Gwalior have started mushroom farming in a small room. The brothers learned the technique of mushroom farming on just a small mobile phone....

Have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh, says Humans of Hindutva Facebook page before closing shop

Have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh, says Humans of Hindutva Facebook page before closing shop

A satire Facebook page named 'Humans of Hindutva' has been shut down by his administrator who said, "I have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan.....

Reliance Jio to acquire wireless assets of RCOM

Reliance Jio to acquire wireless assets of RCOM

Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, on Thursday announced signing of a "definitive agreement" for the acquisition of specified assets of Reliance Communications (RCOM) and its....

Search for alien life got exciting new targets this year

Search for alien life got exciting new targets this year

One year passes in the blink of an eye in terms of the age of our universe, but 2017 has made significant contributions towards unravelling the deep mysteries hidden in....

Google Maccabee Updates: Official websites of Tom Cruise, John Lennon and Kristen Stewart  took a nose dive

Google Maccabee Updates: Official websites of Tom Cruise, John Lennon and Kristen Stewart took a nose dive

While going through the Google Maccabees updates, an analysis came out and Google somewhat confirmed there were many minor updates in that time slot. An update from this analysis may....

From chimp maternity leave to fatbergs, here are 5 strangest science findings of 2017

From chimp maternity leave to fatbergs, here are 5 strangest science findings of 2017

The year 2017 has been an interesting year with strange science news. From worms with two heads to mystery blobs floating in the ocean off the coast of Norway to....

IT firms behaving like cartels, salaries low as a result: Mohandas Pai

IT firms behaving like cartels, salaries low as a result: Mohandas Pai

Tech giants and IT firms operating in India have formed a cartel to keep the salary of the entry-level engineers low. The allegations have been made by former Infosys board....

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Now Xiaomi users can track repair status of their smartphone online, Here's how

After dominating the world of smartphones with their pocket-friendly price and hardcore configuration, Chinese Smartphone brand Xiaomi are now eyeing to make their customer friendly services a bit more fluent....

Facebook asks new Indian users to enter names as per Aadhaar

Facebook asks new Indian users to enter names as per Aadhaar

Facebook has begun testing a feature with a set of new users in India where they are being asked to enter names as per their Aadhaar details. The social media....

Seychelles, Bali and Maldives top Google India search as international honeymoon destinations

Seychelles, Bali and Maldives top Google India search as international honeymoon destinations

Holiday-related queries increased by 27% in 2017 winter, with most of the people searching for 'luxury', 'honeymoon', and 'safari' destinations on Google Search, the company said on Wednesday. Seychelles, Maldives and....

CBI assistant programmer arrested for duping IRCTC; booked 800 Tatkal tickets at one time

CBI assistant programmer arrested for duping IRCTC; booked 800 Tatkal tickets at one time

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested one of its own assistant programmers on Wednesday for a fraud-related with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The accused has been....

Google honours Mirza Ghalib on his 220th birth anniversary with a doodle

Mirza Ghalib gets poetic justice, Google doodle honours maestro on his 220th birth anniversary

Search engine Google on Wednesday celebrated one of Urdu literature's most iconic poets, Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan's birthday, also regarded as a profound Urdu and Persian poet during the Mughal....

Did our solar system form in bubbles produced by massive, long-dead star?

Did our solar system form in bubbles produced by massive, long-dead star?

Floating a new theory about the birth of our solar system, a new study says that it could have formed in the bubbles produced by a giant, long-dead star which....

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ATM robbers find new method to steal money from bank customers

Criminals these days are using a new technique to rob ATM. In this new technique, Robbers replace the original swipe machine from the ATM with the duplicate one, in which....

After US, Apple sued in Israel for deliberately slowing older iPhones

After US, Apple sued in Israel for deliberately slowing older iPhones

Two Israelis have filed an over $120 million class-action lawsuit against Apple a week after the maker confirmed that it is deliberately slowing down older iPhones to avoid the devices....

Are you obsessed with taking selfies? You may be suffering from Selfitis and need medical assistance

Are you obsessed with taking selfies? You may be suffering from Selfitis and need medical assistance

If you are very fond of clicking your pictures with the help of your front camera and a selfie stick then you may be going through a mental disorder. Selfitis....