Technology (India)

YouTube steps up takedowns amid growing concerns about kids’ videos

YouTube has stepped up enforcement of its guidelines for videos aimed at children, the unit of Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday. The company …

Social Media

Narendra Modi reiterates commitment to Digital India, says government using 'mobile power' to empower Indians

Reiterating that the Centre is committed to its Digital India programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that his government is …

India

Google explains how it makes personalized battery life predictions

Battery life on modern smartphones is getting better, but overall, battery technology hasn’t kept up with the advancement of other components such as displays and processors. Most of us still need to charge our devices every night, and, in some cases, getting through a full day requires a bit of …

Technology

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus to be revealed at CES 2018: Report

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |<p>Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will launch in January itself at CES 2018. (File photo of S8. Source: Reuters)<p>Samsung …

Las Vegas

The Galaxy S9 will reportedly be a more iterative update and could show up at CES

Tick, tock<p>All the major smartphones of 2017 are out in the world, but it’s never to early to start thinking about next year’s flagships. Samsung is reportedly starting earlier than ever, with the company reportedly previewing the S9 and S9+ at CES in January, according to Evan Blass at …

Samsung

Report: There's a new iPhone SE coming early next year

The new iPhone X not small enough for you? Fret not, for a new report has emerged Apple is releasing an updated version of the smallest iPhone SE as early as Q1 2018.<p>The report comes from Chinese publication <i>Economic Daily News</i>. It also suggests the iPhone SE 2 will be built entirely in Bengaluru, …

iPhone

Net neutrality battle with FCC heats up (The 3:59, Ep. 321)

We talk about a proposal to repeal rules that keep ISPs from blocking or slowing down access to websites or services. Also, Uber's breach and Black Friday shopping in VR.<p>On today's podcast, we take a big dive into the following stories:<p>The proposal to kill net neutrality is here. The FCC will vote …

Internet

Apple's HomePod speaker to launch next year

Apple was expected to launch it's HomePod smart speaker in December 2017. The combination of premium speaker and Siri is now expected to come to …

Amazon

Google has been tracking Android users even with location services turned off

Company confirms it receives mobile phone mast tracking data even with sim removed and privacy features active, but says it will cease to by end of November<p>Google has confirmed it has been able to track the location of Android users via the addresses of local mobile phone masts, even when location …

Privacy

Facebook will help some users figure out if they saw Russian propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential election

So far, Google and Twitter have not detailed their plans.<p>Facebook is trying to alert some U.S. users that they fell victim to Russian propaganda during the 2016 presidential election.<p>In the coming weeks, the social giant plans to roll out a new tool so that users can check if they followed or …

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Microsoft's Skype vanishes from Apple, Google and other app stores in China

Skype, Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) internet phone call and messaging service, has disappeared from app stores in China including that of Apple Inc, …

China

This device will let you record voice calls on iPhone for free

PhotoFast, a smart accessory brand based in Taiwan, has launched the Call Recorder, the first 3-in-1 mobile and internet phone call recorder for iOS. …

iOS

Japan's business card management service provider Sansan launches contact management app Eight in India

Japan's Cloud-based business card management service provider Sansan Inc on 22 November launched a contact management app "Eight" in India.<p>Business …

COAI asks UIDAI for more time to operationalise Aadhaar-based re-verification of mobile SIMs

Cellular operators body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has asked the <b>Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)</b> for more time to …

India

Apple supplier Foxconn is reportedly making thousands of students work overtime to meet iPhone X demand

Struggling to meet the demand for production delays, Apple supplier Foxconn has reportedly employed thousands of students to assemble <b>iPhone X</b> who are …

IPhone X

UC Browser returns to Google Play Store with ‘updated technical settings’

UC Browser reappeared on Google’s Play Store on Wednesday, a week after it was removed for not adhering to Google’s policies.<p>UC Web, the parent …

Google

Microsoft Translator adds support for Tamil text translation: Here’s how it works

Microsoft on Wednesday announced rolling out support for Tamil translation across its Office 365 applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

Microsoft

Singapore plans to deploy autonomous buses in three districts of the city by 2022

Singapore is hoping to deploy autonomous buses on public roads in three different districts of the city-state from 2022 to provide better …

Transportation

Elon Musk has finished building the biggest battery in the world

Elon Musk made a bet to build the world's biggest battery in 100 days or he'd pay for it.<p>And he's done.<p>Tesla has completed installing its colossal …

Tesla

OnePlus 5T becomes the company’s fastest selling smartphone

OnePlus has announced record-breaking launch day sales for the OnePlus 5T, achieved within just six hours of the device being on sale. The company broke the news via Twitter, though it didn’t reveal how many devices had been sold.<p>The OnePlus 5T is the second device in its T-range of smartphones and …

Technology

Apple will launch a new iPhone SE in 2018, report says

A cheaper version of the iPhone could launch in the next few months.<p>According to a new report from <i>China Economic News Service</i> that cites supply chain …

IPhone SE

Meg Whitman will leave HP CEO job early next year

In July, she tweeted "I am not going anywhere."<p>When Uber suddenly needed a new boss, HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman's name lit up. The former HP CEO, eBay CEO and one-time California gubernatorial candidate often seems to be on the shortlist for such things.<p>But no, she tweeted: "We still have a lot …

Meg Whitman

Apple to use microLED display technology for future iPhones: Report

After graduating from LEDs to OLED with the iPhone X, Apple is apparently working on microLED display technology, that is supposed to replace the …

Google soon to roll out a fix for buzzing Pixel 2 phones

Google unveiled its flagship — Pixel 2 back in October. The device sure did catch everyone’s attention with its top notch camera features, but soon …

Google

SEBI asks for trading data on companies after prescient messages on company earnings leak on WhatsApp

India’s market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has asked for trading data on companies mentioned in a <i>Reuters</i> story last week</b> …

Markets

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is about to reveal his plans to wipe out the U.S. government’s net neutrality rules

The proposal, described by sources, could open the door to what critics call online “fast lanes”<p>The Trump administration on Tuesday is expected to set in motion its plan to repeal virtually all of the U.S. government’s existing net neutrality rules — a move that will soon deliver another major …

Net Neutrality

Microsoft warns: Bogus Apple, Windows tech support sites open your phone app

Tech-support scam sites now contain click-to-call to "help" victims more easily contact their sham hotlines.<p>Tech-support scammers are testing new …

Identity Theft

OnePlus 5T goes on sale in India with attractive offers; OnePlus 5 to be discontinued

While <b>OnePlus 5T</b> was launched in India on 21 November at Amazon India and oneplustore.in, the OnePlus 5 which was launched earlier this year, will be …

India

Skype disappears from mobile app stores in China

Microsoft’s Skype app for Android and iOS has been removed from a number of app stores in China for almost a month. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that Skype has been removed due to local laws that apply to VoIP services in China. “We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number …

Technology

Google to 'de-rank' stories from Russia Today and Sputnik

Google will downgrade stories from sites owned by the Russian government in response to fears that they interfered in the US election.<p>Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, said the search engine needed to tackle the spread of misinformation.<p>The sites that it will "derank" on …

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