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Facebook acquires biometric ID verification startup

Facebook acquires biometric ID verification startup

Facebook has acquired a biometric ID verification startup named Confirm that specialises in remotely verifying IDs like drivers licenses. The startup offers an application programming interface (API) that helps verify....

Google rolls out audiobooks on Play Store without subscription fee

Google brings audiobooks on Play Store without subscription fee

Taking on Amazon, Google on Wednesday rolled out audiobooks with Google Assistant integration on its Play Store in nine languages across 45 countries, including in India. Like Apple's iBooks and....

This new WhatsApp feature will allow you to prioritise notifications

Priorities are important in life, everyone should know what is important to them, so that they can spend their time and resources accordingly. The Facebook-owned messaging application has come up....

T-Hub, Facebook launch accelerator programme in Virtual Reality

T-Hub, Facebook launch accelerator programme in Virtual Reality

Startup incubator T-Hub in partnership with Facebook has launched the India Innovation Hub Accelerator Programme to foster innovation in Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) space. T-Hub and Facebook will aid the....

CISF personnel to have body cameras at 59 airports across the country

CISF personnel to have body cameras at 59 airports across the country

By the end of March, CISF personnel at 59 airports across the country are expected to have miniature cameras fitted on their uniforms, quietly keeping a tab on all that....

Feature phone for Rs 249! Here are the cheapest phones available in India

Feature phone for Rs 249! Here are the cheapest phones available in India

India in the past decade has emerged as one of the biggest smartphones market in the world. You name a brand and you will find millions of users relishing the....

WhatsApp Business now available on Android in India

WhatsApp Business now available on Android in India

To help businesses communicate better with their customers in India, WhatsApp has officially rolled out "WhatsApp Business"- a free-to-download Android app for small businesses- in the country. The new app,....

Apple may discontinue iPhone X around mid-2018: Report

Apple may discontinue iPhone X around mid-2018: Report

The more sluggish-than-expected response may lead Apple to discontinue the first-generation iPhone X around mid-2018 as the second-generation model is set for launch later this year, an analyst associated with....

One-third women avoid smear tests due to embarrassment: Survey

One-third women avoid Pap smear tests due to embarrassment: Survey

One in three young women avoid or delay getting screened for cervical cancer because they are embarrassed about their pubic areas, revealed a survey. According to the World Health Organisation,....

Apple announces support to Malala Fund to empower girls in India, world

Apple announces support to Malala Fund to empower girls in India, world

Apple on Monday announced to support The Malala Fund, led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, which is focused on advocating every girl's right to 12 years of free,....

Indian Scientists term Union Minister Satyapal Singh's anti-Darwin remark as illogical, polarising

Indian Scientists term Union Minister Satyapal Singh's anti-Darwin remark as illogical, polarising

Prominent scientists across the country have dismissed Union Minister Satyapal Singh's views on evolution as "illogical" and "untenable" and came out strongly in favour of the Darwinian model of the....

Wildlife Conservation Trust launches launches 'Roadkills' to collect data on wildlife deaths

Wildlife Conservation Trust launches launches 'Roadkills' to collect data on wildlife deaths

The Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) has launched 'Roadkills', a citizen science initiative to collect data on mortality of wild animals on roads, irrigation canals or railway lines in India. The....

Screening all women for cancer genes may be cost effective

Screening of all women above 30 years of age could prevent ovarian and breast cancers: Research

Screening all women over 30 years age for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations can be cost effective and could also prevent more of these cancers than just screening those....

GSAT-11 could be last Indian satellite to be launched by a foreign rocket: ISRO

GSAT-11 could be last Indian satellite to be launched by a foreign rocket: ISRO

If things pan out as intended, the 5.7-tonne GSAT-11 will be most probably the last heavy Indian satellite to be launched by a foreign space agency, according to K. Sivan,....

Bengaluru-based start-up Teriflix comes up with first theatre for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Bengaluru-based start-up Teriflix comes up with first theatre for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Bored with binge-watching your favourite Netflix and Amazon Prime videos on that same old 15mm inch of your laptop then this Bengaluru-based theatre has come out with a list of....

New Facebook update to prioritise trustworthy news: CEO Mark Zuckerberg

New Facebook update to prioritise trustworthy news: CEO Mark Zuckerberg

After tweaking its News Feed to allow users to see more updates from family and friends than posts from businesses, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has now announced to prioritise news....

Clients positive despite setback for some: Wipro Chief Executive

Clients positive despite setback for some: Wipro Chief Executive

Software major Wipro's global clients were positive on demand for IT services in 2018 despite some customer specific uncertainty, said a top official on Friday. "Calendar year 2018 commentary from....

IIT-Bhubaneswar to have incubation centre

IIT-Bhubaneswar to have incubation centre

An incubator "Centre of Excellence for Virtual and Augmented Reality" (VARCoE) will be set up on the IIT-Bhubaneswar, campus, said an official on Friday. The MSME Department of Odisha government,....

TRAI recommends Internet, MCA services in-flight

TRAI recommends Internet, MCA services in-flight

The Indian telecom regulator on Friday recommended that both Internet and mobile communications on board aircraft (MCA) service should be permitted as In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) in the Indian airspace. The....

NASA tests small nuclear reactor to power a habitat on Mars

NASA tests small nuclear reactor to power a habitat on Mars

To provide safe and plentiful energy for future robotic and human missions for Mars and beyond, NASA is conducting experiments on Kilopower -- a small nuclear reactor that can generate....

'WhatsApp Business' launched, coming to India soon

WhatsApp Business application launched, coming to India soon

 To help businesses communicate better with their customers globally including in India, WhatsApp on Thursday launched "WhatsApp Business" a free-to-download Android app for small businesses. The new app will make....

6 million Indians sign up blood donor campaign on Facebook

6 million Indians sign up blood donor campaign on Facebook

More than six million people have signed up as blood donors on Facebook's "blood donations feature" in India, making it the largest online blood registry in the country, a company....

Six million Indians sign up as blood donors on Facebook's blood donations feature

6 million Indians sign up as blood donors on Facebook's blood donations feature

More than 6 million people have signed up as blood donors on Facebook's 'blood donations feature' in India, making it the largest online blood registry in the country, a company....

Google launches 'Cloud AutoML' to help all businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence

Google launches 'Cloud AutoML' to help all businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence

Google has launched "Cloud AutoML", a product that enables businesses with limited Machine Learning (ML) expertise to build high quality, custom Artificial Intelligence (AI) models to improve their product or....

Apple to infuse $350 bn into US economy in next 5 years

Apple to infuse $350 bn into US economy in next 5 years

Apple has announced to contribute $350 billion to the US economy over the next five years that includes an estimated $55 billion investment this year. The investments will concentrate in....

Report reveals ‘Apple’ harms human health and environment!

Report reveals ‘Apple’ harms human health and environment!

American company Apple has failed a CSR audit. In the report, it was revealed that workers in Apples Catcher Technology factory are being treated very badly and exploited. Hundreds of....

Russian researchers locate Android spyware that can steal WhatsApp messages

Russian researchers locate Android spyware that can steal WhatsApp messages

Researchers from Russian cyber company Kaspersky Lab have found an Android spyware that has the ability to steal WhatsApp messages via Accessibility Services and connect an infected device to Wi-Fi....

Rural India still poor when it comes to Internet penetration: Deloitte India

Rural India still poor when it comes to Internet penetration: Deloitte India report

With only 17 % Internet penetration, rural India is lagging behind in connectivity owing to challenges in the deployment of fixed broadband networks, a Deloitte India report said on Wednesday.....

Honor View 10: Dependable mid-premium flagship contender

Honor View 10: Dependable mid-premium flagship contender

Paying heed to the global buzz around Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chinese smartphone major Huawei has brought to India a mid-premium flagship device, Honor View 10, that includes a Neural-Network Processing....

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ specifications leaked; Check what's new here

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ specifications leaked; check what's new here

A few weeks before the official launch of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, details regarding the specifications and design have been leaked online. Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+....