Technology (India)

Flipkart, Amazon try to cash in on festival season with mega online sales

As the festival season kicks off in India, all major e-commerce companies are offering attractive deals and big discounts across various …

eCommerce

Cloud computing firm Salesforce to invest $50 million in startups employing artificial intelligence

The venture wing of <b>Salesforce.com</b> Inc is launching a $50 million fund to invest in startups employing <b>artificial intelligence</b>, the cloud computing …

Artificial Intelligence

Uber is fighting Alphabet’s request to delay the trial in its self-driving lawsuit

The first trial is scheduled for October 10.<p>Uber is asking a judge to reject Alphabet’s request to delay the first jury trial in its self-driving lawsuit, which is scheduled for October 10.<p>The ride-hail company claims that Alphabet is simply asking for a “do-over” because its allegations that an …

Uber

Motorola promises Oreo update for moto G4 Plus after Internet bashing

A few days ago, we talked about Motorola’s Android Oreo update schedule (read here) excluding some of the popular smartphones, including the whole …

Mobile Technology

Photos of Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones just leaked

We may now know what Google's new flagship smartphones will look like.<p>Droid Life on Tuesday posted photos that are supposedly of the company's upcoming Pixel devices.<p>The larger of the two new phones will be called the Pixel 2 XL and will be the successor to last year's Pixel XL, according to Droid …

Mobile Technology

HP releases its education Chromebook to the public

The HP Chromebook x360<p>Back in March, Google announced a new Chromebook for schools built by HP called the Chromebook x360 11 G1 Education Edition. Now it’s making that Chromebook available to the public, with a shorter name to boot: the HP Chromebook x360.<p>The x360 is a rugged laptop just like its …

Laptops

YouTube's Twitch-like subscriptions are available to any channel

YouTube just stepped up its efforts to compete with the likes of Twitch and Mixer. As of today, YouTube Gaming's sponsorships (read: paid subscriptions) are open to any eligible creator. So long as you run a gaming channel that's enabled for livestreaming, can earn money and has at least 1,000 free …

Gaming

Mahindra and Mahindra plans to launch a driverless tractor in India by 2019

Tractor major Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd plans to launch its driverless tractor in 2019 while it would launch a driver assist model in 2018, a top …

India

Your monthly mobile bill set to be lower as TRAI cuts termination charges to 6 paise

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |<p>The interconnect usage charge for all types of domestic calls will be zero from 2020.<p>The Telecom Regulatory Authority of …

Mobile

Internal controls are weeding out users, 'Promoting Terrorism'

Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the "promotion of terrorism" earlier rather than …

Social Media

iOS 11's new image format might pose problems for PC users

Windows 10 doesn’t fully support HEIC yet<p>Apple is launching iOS 11 today, which means millions of iPhone users are about to upgrade their device’s software. Every iOS update comes with a host of changes, but some are not immediately obvious. Apple upgraded millions of iOS devices to a new modern …

Apple

Alexa takes on a bigger role in Amazon’s budget Fire HD 10

The Amazon devices team used to make devices. Now, they make different shaped houses for Alexa.<p>The e-retailing giant on Tuesday unveiled a new Fire HD 10, Amazon's first tablet to include a hands-free mode for accessing Alexa, the company's voice assistant. To entice shoppers into buying the new …

Amazon

Nokia 8 receives Android Oreo beta, stable version expected to release soon

Lately, the Nokia 8 has been abuzz with reports of the smartphone receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update soon. Post HMD Global’s announcement of the Nokia …

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ price slashed in India ahead of Navratras

By: IANS | New Delhi |<p>Samsung has cut prices for its flagship devices Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones by up to Rs 4,000 ahead of Navratras in …

Samsung

Hinge’s new app lets your friends play matchmaker

Hinge is launching a way for people in relationships to get in on the dating app craze alongside their single friends. No, not like that! The company today is introducing a new, standalone app called Hinge Matchmaker that will allow people to see which of their friends are on Hinge, and then make …

Technology

Now disable Bixby button on Samsung's flagship smartphones

Bixby has been a highlight of both the flagship Galaxy S8 and Note 8 models. Samsung has packed in a ton features to make Bixby the ‘go-to’ virtual …

Samsung

GoPro Hero6 Leak Reveals iPhone X Challenger

A photo of the long-awaited GoPro Hero6 Black has recently been leaked, showing the as yet unreleased action camera in full retail packaging and revealing its key specifications.<p>The reader-submitted photo published by <i>Photo Rumors</i>, shows the camera still in its box which bears the name ‘Hero6 …

Technology

'infltr' Photo Editing App Now Lets You Edit Photos Taken in Apple's Portrait Mode

Photo editing app infltr received an update on Monday that allows users to apply customizable filters to images and Live Photos containing depth information, or pictures taken in Apple's dual-camera Portrait Mode.<p>In version 2.10 of infltr (short for "infinite filters"), users who capture a photo on …

iPhoneography

'Tez' designed to make e-payments simple and secure, a product made for India: Google

Technology giant Google launched a new digital payments app 'Tez' -- meaning fast in Hindi -- for the Indian market that aims to make e- transactions …

Banking

Twitter now displays popular articles from your timeline

Twitter keeps looking for ways to improve its service to better meet the needs of its diverse and, er, <i>passionate</i> audience. Last September, code in the Android app pointed to an experimental "tweetstorm" feature aimed at helping longer-form content make sense on Twitter. Just a few months earlier, …

Buzzfeed

Intel and Waymo collaborate on self-driving compute platform

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Intel Corp on Monday announced a collaboration with Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving unit, saying it had worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time.<p>The world’s largest computer chipmaker said its …

Transportation

Government formulates changes in electronics policy; smartwatches, CCTV cameras, LED lights have new registration rules

<b>Further push to the Make in India initiative is also expected.</b><br>The government is contemplating a new electronics policy that could further push its …

India has distinct advantage over other countries for deploying digital solutions: IBM executive

India has a distinct advantage over other countries when it comes to deploy digital solutions owing to its talented developers' community, an …

Internet of Things

New devices can transmit information with almost zero power

Scientists have developed devices that run on almost zero power and can transmit data across distances of up to 2.8 kilometers, paving the way for a …

Internet of Things

Apple blocking ads that follow users around web is 'sabotage', says industry

New iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra will stop ads following Safari users, prompting open letter claiming Apple is destroying internet’s economic model<p>For the second time in as many years, internet advertisers are facing unprecedented disruption to their business model thanks to a new feature in a …

Advertising

Exclusive - Google offers to display rival sites via auction: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google has offered to display rival comparison shopping sites via an auction as part of an EU compliance order following a landmark fine for favouring its own service, four people familiar with the matter said on Monday.<p>The proposal, submitted to the …

Google

Google reveals why Tez app doesn’t support ‘pay by Aadhaar’ feature

Google on Monday launched its mobile payment service ‘Tez’ in India. The application allows users to digitally make and receive payments through the …

Privacy

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera channel in Saudi Arabia

Snap blocked Qatari-run news network Al Jazeera from posting to Snapchat in Saudi Arabia upon the request of the Saudi government, reported the Wall Street Journal on Sunday.<p>Snap pulled the Qatari-run news outlet's Discover Publisher Channel from its app as it violated the country's law of printed …

Middle East

Facebook moderators were reportedly not prepared to catch Russian ads

Facebook's admission that Russian-linked advertisers spent $100,000 on ads leading up to and after the 2016 presidential election has led to serious questions about their effects. But how did they make it through the social network's filters? Four anonymous advertisement monitors explained to The …

Facebook

Sony HT- ST5000 soundbar launched in India, priced at Rs 1,50,990

Sony on Monday launched its HT- ST5000 premium 7.1.2 channel soundbar in India. The device is priced at Rs 150,990.<p>The soundbar delivers superior …

Signal Processing