NASA seeks person to lead Martian sample return probe
  • POCO X2 launching on Feb 4 with high refresh rate screen(17:26)
    Beijing, Jan 27 (IANS) Chinese handset maker POCO, which Xiaomi spinned off as a standalone brand earlier this month, is ready to launch its POCO X2 smartphone on February 4 with a high refresh rate and liquid cooling technology.
Cybercriminals can hack e-bikes to eavesdrop on riders
  • Cybercriminals can hack e-bikes to eavesdrop on riders(16:54)
    New York, Jan 27 (IANS) As governments including in India plan more e-bikes on roads to help tackle traffic congestion, like any Internet-connected device, hackers can cause a series of attacks in e-scooters, including eavesdropping on users and even spoof GPS systems to direct riders to unintended locations, warn researchers including some of Indian-origin.
Indians among most affected by macOS malware Shlayer
  • Indians among most affected by macOS malware Shlayer(16:48)
    New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) People from India are among those most affected by Shlayer, the most widespread macOS threat in 2019, after those in the US, says a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
  • Tell Alexa to order gifts online(16:36)
    New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) India's largest gifting brand, Ferns N Petals, has become the first such brand to launch Alexa Skill for gift delivery in Asia, the company said on Monday.
Google Pay now has UPI recharge option for FASTag users
  • Google Pay now has UPI recharge option for FASTag users(16:02)
    New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) In a bid to help its users recharge their FASTag accounts faster, Google Pay on Monday announced that it has added a new Unified Payments Interface (UPI) feature that will let them link FASTag accounts to the Google Pay app and recharge and track their payments.
  • itel top smartphone, featurephone brand under Rs 5K in India(15:00)
    New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) itel mobile from Transsion India that retained top position for the two consecutive quarters, has ended 2019 as the leader in under-Rs 5,000 price segment for both the smartphone and featurephone markets in the offline channel in India.
  • Japanese firm to fund Indian MSMEs with Capital float(14:56)
    Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) Japan's leading financial institution Credit Saison is partnering with Indian financial technology non-banking finance company (NBFC) Capital Float for providing digital financing to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across the country, an official said on Monday.
  • Chrome Web Store hit by fraudulent transactions(14:56)
    San Francisco, Jan 27 (IANS) Tech giant Google has confirmed that all commercial extensions have been temporarily suspended from being published or updated in the Chrome Web Store in the wake of a significant increase in the number of fraudulent transactions involving paid Chrome extensions that aim to exploit users.
Data privacy sans structural framework useless in India: Experts (Lead)
  • 8 lakh Indians using extramarital dating app Gleeden(13:52)
    New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Eight lakh married Indian men and women, with the largest percentage from the tech hub of Bengaluru, have registered on an extra-marital dating app -- Gleeden, a new report said on Monday.
OPPO in pact with IIT Hyd to boost AI, 5G integration
  • OPPO in pact with IIT Hyd to boost AI, 5G integration(13:11)
    Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Monday said it has entered into a partnership with Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad) to promote collaborative research on advanced and emerging technologies.
  • Vine's spiritual successor Byte is here: Report(13:10)
    San Francisco, Jan 27 (IANS) There's good news for those who've been missing Vine. Dom Hofmann, the co-founder of the now defunct six-second video platform has announced the release of the apps successor called Byte.
Musk allays environmental fears on Tesla's plant in Germany
  • Musk allays environmental fears on Tesla's plant in Germany(10:37)
    San Francisco, Jan 27 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has responded to environmental concerns including excessive water use for building the massive 'Gigafactory 4' near Berlin to produce electric cars for the European market, saying that such concerns were baseless.
Facebook blames Apple iOS for Bezos' phone hacking
TikTok to Paytm, China quietly flexes muscles in India
  • TikTok to Paytm, China quietly flexes muscles in India(10:07)
    By Nishant Arora
    New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) From cops on duty to young lads in small-town India, Chinese short-video making app TikTok has become a rising phenomenon, owing to a strong local network while providing marketers with a platform to reach millions of untapped users.
  • This stretchable battery can safely power wearables(13:58)
    New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Researchers from Stanford University have developed a soft and stretchable battery for wearable electronics that relies on a special type of plastic to store power more safely than flammable material used in the conventional batteries today.
Fuel efficient tech may threaten climate, public health
Remarkable meat-eating dinosaur species found in US
  • Remarkable meat-eating dinosaur species found in US(11:54)
    New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Paleontologists have discovered a remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur in Utah that inhabited the flood plains of western North America during the Late Jurassic Period, between 157-152 million years ago.
Facebook down due to 'degraded performance' across the world
Chinese invasion decimates Indian mobile players, automakers next?
  • Chinese invasion decimates Indian mobile players, automakers next?(09:18)
    By Nishant Arora
    New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Great Wall has slowly but strategically spread its roots in the Indian IT/technology and allied sectors in India, and there is no stopping the dragon which has only grown fierce -- threatening industries after industries across the spectrum as India celebrates its 71th Republic Day.
Hackers target 1 Indian firm over 1,500 times a week
  • Hackers target 1 Indian firm over 1,500 times a week(09:14)
    New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) A single organisation in India was attacked an alarming 1,565 times per week on average in the past six months, compared to 474 attacks per organisation globally, says a new report.
Indoor dust bacteria have transferrable antibiotic resistance genes: Study
Bezos's girlfriend shared intimate chats to brother who leaked it: Report
Indians see automation, but hopeful of keeping jobs
  • Indians see automation, but hopeful of keeping jobs(21:56)
    New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Although majority of Indians think their jobs would be automated in the next 10 years, 84 per cent hope to retain their jobs, supported by their skills, according to a report by World Economic Forum (WEF) and Ipsos.