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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+....

BlackBerry unveils cyber security tool 'Jarvis' to secure self-driving cars

BlackBerry unveils cyber security tool 'Jarvis' to secure self-driving cars

Software major BlackBerry has unveiled a new cyber security tool called "BlackBerry Jarvis" for automakers that will scan in real-time all software components in an autonomous vehicle to predict and....

Instrument that could convert dogs' bark into human language

Instrument that could convert dogs' bark into human language

Scientists in the US are working on an instrument that would use artificial intelligence (AI) to learn and translate animals vocalisations and facial expressions into simple English. According to a....

Security flaw in Intel's AMT lets attackers hack laptops in seconds

Security flaw in Intel's AMT system, attackers can hack laptop in few seconds

Finnish cybersecurity company F-Secure has claimed it has found a security flaw in Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) which can allow a hacker to compromise a work laptop within seconds.....

Google temporarily bans addiction centre advertisements globally

Google temporarily bans addiction centre advertisements globally

A week after it was reported that Google was cashing in millions from health referral ads in Britain, the tech giant has temporarily banned addiction and rehabilitation centre advertisements worldwide.....

Renewable energy generation costs continue to fall: International Renewable Energy Agency report

Renewable energy generation costs continue to fall: International Renewable Energy Agency report

For new projects commissioned in 2017, electricity costs from renewable power generation have continued to fall significantly compared to the fossil fuels, according to a new report from the International....

On her 92nd birth anniversary, Google pays tribute to writer Mahasweta Devi with a doodle

On her 92nd birth anniversary, Google pays tribute to writer Mahasweta Devi with a doodle

Eminent Bengali fiction writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi has been honoured by the Google on her 92nd birthday with the doodle. The Indian literary icon passed away in July....

NASA's cargo spacecraft back down to earth with heavy payload

NASA's cargo spacecraft back down to earth with heavy payload

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday after nearly four weeks in space. Dragon splashed down successfully about 10:37 am EST (1537 GMT) west of....

How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

Researchers have developed a cocktail of bacteria and cruciferous vegetables that can potentially turn into a targeting system that seeks out and kills colorectal cancer cells. Colorectal cancer is the....

Scientist issue warning of more frequent cyclones in Arabian Sea

Scientist issue warning of more frequent cyclones in Arabian Sea

Cyclonic turbulence is expected to increase in the Arabian Sea over the coming years, a scientist warned on Friday. Looking at the data since 2014, experts see a rise in....

Facebook's news feed set to get a makeover; will focus more on posts from family and friends

Facebook's news feed set to get a makeover; will focus more on posts from family and friends

Tired of seeing news all over your feed on Facebook? We have got great news for you as it is going to get a makeover soon and will now focus....

Hubble spots biggest population of brown dwarfs in Orion Nebula

Hubble spots biggest population of brown dwarfs in Orion Nebula

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the largest known population of brown dwarfs sprinkled among newborn stars in the Orion Nebula, located 1,350 light-years away from the Earth. Brown dwarfs....

14-year-old Irish girl wins Facebook payout over revenge porn case

14-year-old Irish girl wins Facebook payout over revenge porn case

In a landmark legal action, Facebook has paid compensation to a 14-year-old girl from Northern Ireland after her nude images were posted on a Facebook Page as revenge porn and....

India set to launch its 100th satellite along with 30 others in single mission

Everything went as planned, have been able to put all 30 satellites into orbit: ISRO chairman AS Kumar

India began countdown early Thursday for launching 31 satellites in a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from its spaceport here, said the space agency. "The 28-hour countdown began at 5.29....

Wind energy account 43.4 % of electricity in Denmark, sets new record in 2017

Wind energy account 43.4 % of electricity in Denmark, sets new record in 2017

Wind power accounted for a record high of 43.4 % of the total electricity consumption in Denmark in 2017, according to official data released on Thursday. The new record surpasses....

How well is Apple doing in India?

How well is Apple doing in India?

Given the current market conditions in India for smartphones, it appears that Steve Jobs, the late Apple co-founder, was prophetic: He did not consider this country a significant opportunity. Let's....

WhatsApp Group chats can easily be infiltrated: Researchers

WhatsApp Group chats can easily be infiltrated: Researchers

A team of German cryptographers has discovered flaws in WhatsApp's Group chats despite its end-to-end encryption, that makes it possible to infiltrate private group chats without admin permission. According to....

India one of most important markets to sell, develop products: Lenovo CEO

India one of most important markets to sell, develop products: Lenovo CEO

India is one of the most important markets for Lenovo to not only sell its products, but to develop them, a top official of the Fortune 500 company said. Yang....

'Rocket man'  K. Sivan, who sent 104 space satellite appointed as new ISRO chief

'Rocket man' K. Sivan who sent 104 space satellites appointed as new ISRO chief

Eminent scientist K. Sivan, known as the "Rocket Man" for his significant contribution in the development of cryogenic engines for India's space programme, was on Wednesday appointed as the new....

India set to launch its 100th satellite on Friday

India set to launch its 100th satellite on Friday

India would be launching its 100th satellite into the space on Friday along with 30 other satellites, including 28 from six other countries from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra....

India emerges as the largest freelancer market, report depicts 82% men freelancers and 48% women

India emerges as the largest freelancer market, report depicts 82% men freelancers and 48% women

With India fast emerging as the largest freelancer market, a report on Tuesday said that while almost 82% freelancers in the country were predominantly men, almost 48% women considered freelancing. The....

Intel technology to power BMW, Nissan in autonomous driving

Intel technology to power BMW, Nissan in autonomous driving

Chip giant Intel has announced that two million vehicles from BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen will use Mobileye Road Experience Management (REM) technology to build and rapidly update low-cost, scalable high-definition....

Google pays tribute Indian-american Noble Prize winner Har Gobind Khorana with doodle

Google pays tribute to Indian-american Noble Prize winner Har Gobind Khorana with doodle

The man who constructed the first synthetic gene and Indian-American Noble Prize winner in Physiology Har Gobind Khorana has been honoured by Google with a doodle. Today is 96th birth....

Indian-origin chemist team finds out new theory of early life on Earth

Indian-origin chemist team finds out new theory of early life on Earth

A team of chemists led by an Indian-origin researcher at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a fascinating new theory for how life on Earth may have begun. The....

Two key shareholders urge Apple to shield kids from iPhone addiction

Two key shareholders urge Apple to shield kids from iPhone addiction

Two key Apple shareholders have requested the Cupertino-based iPhone maker to take urgent steps to safeguard young users from the ill-effects of iPhone addiction. In a letter, Apple shareholders Jana....

Human-like virtual assistants can make people feel dumb

Human-like virtual assistants can make people feel dumb

Human-like virtual assistants, especially the part of online learning platforms, may actually deter some people from seeking help on tasks that are supposed to measure achievement, making them feel dumb,....

Google cashing in millions from health referral ads in Britain: Report

Google cashing in millions from health referral ads in Britain: Report

Google is secretly reaping millions of money from vulnerable people, seeking treatment for addictive diseases, by charging advertisers secretly working for private clinics' in Britain, a media report said on....

Google loses up to 250 employee bicycles a week from campus: Report

Google loses up to 250 employee bicycles a week from campus: Report

Technology giant Google loses between 100 and 250 of its colourful employee bicycles a week from its campus, the media reported. Google maintains roughly 1,100 free, two-wheelers with yellow frames,....