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Egypt ratifies law tightening control over internet (10:10)
Cairo, Aug 19 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a new law that tightens controls over the internet.

Infosys CFO Ranganath resigns, search for successor soon (Third Lead) (21:14) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Infosys Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath has resigned and will continue in the executive post till November 16, the IT major said on Saturday.

Printable tags can convert plain objects into 'smart' devices (19:52)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed printable metal tags that can be attached to everyday objects and turn them into 'smart' Internet of Things (IoT) devices by reflecting WiFi signals.

'Tearful' Musk aims for $25,000 Tesla car for the masses (13:38) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) After giving a "tearful" interview to The New York Times, Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk sat with popular You Tuber Marques Brownlee for a chat, revealing his plans for a mass-market electric vehicle priced as low as $25,000.

Kerala flood victims can share location with Google Maps plus codes (13:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Even when they are offline, Kerala flood victims can use their Android smartphones or tablets to generate and share the plus code of their exact location, which can pinpoint their whereabouts and make it easier for rescue workers to reach them, Google said on Saturday.

Apple to ditch 'Time Travel' feature with watchOS 5 (13:04) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Apple is saying goodbye to "Time Travel" -- one of Apple Watch's under-used features -- with watchOS 5 this fall.

Microsoft developing next version of BP-monitoring smart glasses (12:34) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Microsoft is developing the next version of its smart glasses, called Glabella, that can work as a cuff-less, wearable and unobtrusive blood pressure measuring device, according to a new report.

Google sports colourful Doodle on opening day of 18th Asiad (11:14) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Google on Saturday featured a colourful Doodle to celebrate the start of the 18th Asian Games where athletes from 45 countries will compete in 55 events.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Beauty meets beast in premium segment (Tech Review) (10:22)
By Nishant Arora IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) What exactly do you want in your smartphone? Is it day-long performance, fast charging, more data storage, speed and power, better immersive experience, or all of these?

Smartphone screens harbour more germs than a toilet seat: Study (10:20)
London, Aug 18 (IANS) If you think toilet seats are the dirtiest ones swarming with germs, look at your smartphone. A research has revealed that smartphone screens have three times more germs than a toilet seat.

Google admits tracking users on smart phones despite disabled feature (07:38) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Google has updated a help page for customers of mobile phones to acknowledge that they still can be tracked for using its Search or Maps services, even if they turn off the phone's tracking feature.

Telangana announces Rs 25 cr for Kerala (21:56) IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday announced Rs 25 crore and 10 reverse osmosis plants worth Rs 2.5 crore for flood-ravaged Kerala.

YouTube videos on plastic surgery can be misleading: Study (21:24) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Do you turn to YouTube for advice on cosmetic surgery procedures? Beware, most of these are misleading marketing campaigns posted by non-qualified medical professionals, researchers have warned.

Google preparing to launch display-equipped smart speakers (18:28) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Google is reportedly preparing to launch a display-equipped smart speaker in a direct competition with Amazon and Alibaba Group Holding in the voice-activated gadgets category.

COL's next online course for teachers starts on October 29 (17:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), an intergovernmental organisation created by the Commonwealth Heads of Government, on Friday said that the next edition of its five-week-long online course for teachers on technology-enabled learning will commence on October 29.

Logitech donates Hindi keyboards to 100 UP schools (17:32)
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Aiming to bridge the digital divide in the country, Logitech --global mouse and keyboards making firm -- on Friday donated Devanagiri-enabled Hindi keyboards to 100 schools in Uttar Pradesh.

Novel Microsoft-Apollo AI model to predict heart disease risk for Indians (17:00) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In a novel effort to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among the Indian population, Microsoft India and Apollo Hospitals on Friday launched the first-ever Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered heart disease risk score API (application programme interface).

Samsung tops India premium smartphone market in 2018 first half (Lead) (15:58) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) South Korean giant Samsung dominated the premium smartphone segment in India in the first half of 2018 grabbing almost half the market share, a new report said on Friday.

Samsung India set to launch new Galaxy A premium smartphone (15:52) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Samsung India is set to refresh its popular Galaxy A series with a new dual rear camera smartphone this month which will be a premium device in the Rs 30,000 and above price segment.

Conduent appoints Nikhil Nayab as Global Head of Blockchain (15:48)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) US-based business process services company Conduent Incorporated has appointed Nikhil Nayab as the company's Global Head of Blockchain.

Global information security spending to exceed $124 bn in 2019 (14:38) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Global spending on information security products and services is forecast to grow 8.7 per cent to reach $124 billion in 2019, a new report has said.

Epson sold 30 mn InkTank Inkjet printers globally (14:32)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The cumulative global sales of Japanese electronics company Epson's high-capacity InkTank inkjet printers have crossed 30 million units, the company announced on Friday.

Google search engine in China at exploratory stage: Sundar Pichai (14:02) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Facing backlash from employees for its reported plan to enter China with a censored version of its search engine, Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed them in an internal meeting and informed that the project, called Dragonfly, was at an exploratory stage, the media reported.

Samsung dominates India's premium smartphone segment in H1 2018 (13:32) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Samsung dominated the premium smartphone segment in India in the first half of 2018 with almost half the market share, a new report from CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Friday.

Soon, WhatsApp backups won't eat into your Google Drive space (12:20) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Google is making life easy for WhatsApp users as starting this November, 1.5 billion users of this popular instant messaging platform will be able to back up their data on Google Drive without worrying about storage space.

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