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Now add friends in live chats on Facebook Messenger (25 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Facebook has rolled out a new feature in both iOS and Android apps that can allow users to add more friends and family members to a live audio and video chats in Messenger.

Dassault Systèmes extends global education initiative to India (11:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) With an aim to help transform education and research in India, 3D Experience major Dassault Systemes on Thursday extended its global initiative "La Fondation Dassault Systemes" to the country.

Microsoft Surface Pro now available in India (11:36)
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Microsoft on Thursday announced its Surface Pro notebook and accessories are available in India. Surface Pro features a high-resolution 12.3-inch "PixelSense" touch display that supports the new Surface Pen 4.

Indian smartphone vendors suffer as Chinese players gobble up share (Tech Trend) (11:30)
By Nishant AroraIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Aiming to help domestic smartphone manufacturers recover lost ground, the government has taken several measures in the recent past, like easing norms for local manufacturing and hiking customs duty on mobile phones.

Keep using app, it will get better: Snapchat to critics (11:30)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Showing no intention of rolling back the design overhaul that attracted the ire of more than six lakh users, Snapchat has asked them to keep using the updated app till they get used to new features.

Amateur astronomer snaps exploding star's rare first light (11:26)
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Images captured by an amateur astronomer in Argentina has helped scientists obtain their first view of the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive star.

Twitter crackdown on mass tweeting to fight bots (11:02)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) In yet another attempt to fight spam on its platform, Twitter has announced a new set of guidelines that will prohibit bots from posting mass tweets as well as prevent automated tweets.

It's all about location, says Hong Kong as it woos Indian IT firms, airlines (11:02)
By Aroonim Bhuyan
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is actively wooing Indian investors -- especially software firms and airlines -- pitching itself as the gateway to the markets of mainland China, northeast and southeast Asia.

Former engineer sues Google over discrimination (10:20)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) A former employee has sued Google for "discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination", alleging that the company fired him over writing pro-diversity internal posts.

Qualcomm, Microsoft offer 'always connected' PCs to consumers (09:52)IANS Photo Service
Barcelona, Feb 22 (IANS) Global chip-maker Qualcomm Technologies and Microsoft have collaborated with leading retailers from across the world to offer new "always connected" Windows 10 PCs powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile PC Platform.

Telangana plans to use Google X technology for connectivity (22:58)IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Telangana government is keen to use Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) technology of Google X to provide internet access to people in parts of the state, officials said on Wednesday.

Russia slams UK's 'groundless' cyber attack accusations (22:24)
Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS) London's allegations of Moscow being behind the cyber attack against Ukraine in June 2017 are far-fetched and "information warfare" against Russia, said Russia's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.

Telangana signs technology partnership pact with Taoyuan (20:22)IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday signed a technology partnership agreement with Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

NAL to get transport aircraft Saras certified for military use (19:52)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) will get its transport aircraft Saras-Mark 2 certified initially for military operations and civil use subsequently, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday.

COAI likely to take TRAI to court on 'predatory pricing' order (19:42)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Taking its grievances against the telecom watchdog's recent order on telecom tariff amendment a step further, the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) on Wednesday said it may take legal action and a decision on this should be taken by next week.

India to spend more on AI-based tools to secure cyberspace: Cisco (19:12)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) As the scope for cyber breaches continues to expand with the increase in encrypted web traffic volume and supply chain attacks, security professionals in India will spend more on tools that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to fight malware attacks, said a Cisco report on Wednesday.

New shark species discovered in Atlantic Ocean (18:54)
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) A team of scientists has identified a new shark species residing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Not afraid to fail, asserts Deepika Padukone (18:40)IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone said she was not afraid to fail and not afraid to talk about the way she feels.

Lenovo India tops tablet business, sustains leadership (18:00)
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) With 30.8 per cent market share in the Android tablet business, consumer electronics major Lenovo India has sustained the top spot for the third consecutive quarter that ended on December 31, 2017.

HTC launches 'Vive Business Edition' VR system in India (17:12)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) With the aim to drive business use of Virtual Reality (VR), Taiwanese electronics giant HTC on Wednesday launched the "Vive Business Edition" headset for Rs 1,26,990 in India.

Tweeting in large cities less than expected: Study (16:56)IANS Photo Service
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Only a few people seem to be doing most of the tweeting in larger cities as a new US study has shown that less people tweet per capita from larger cities than in smaller ones.

How humans got their bigger brains (15:54)
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, and we have the gradual increase in brain size of our ancestors over the past three million years to thank for that, a new study says.

Microsoft announces Indian languages support for e-mail addresses (15:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday announced support for e-mail addresses in 15 Indian languages across its apps and services, including Office 365, Outlook 2016,, Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection (EOP).

Internet now has 332.4 mn domain names (15:42)
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Global leader in domain names and Internet security VeriSign on Wednesday announced that the fourth quarter of 2017 saw approximately 1.7 million domain name registrations.

'Face Unlock' feature rolls out for Honor 9 Lite (15:40)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Honor 9 Lite, a device launched under Huawei's sub-brand Honor, has started receiving "Face Unlock" feature via HOTA (Huawei's Over the Air update), the company said on Wednesday.

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