Only 7% Internet connectivity in India through fixed line network: TRAI (21:56)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Only 7 per cent of Internet connectivity in India is through fixed line network while the global average of the same is around 46 per cent, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma said on Tuesday.
IIT KGP researchers develop kit to help stop smoking (21:48)
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Researchers at IIT Kharagpur (IIT KGP) have developed a prototype of a sensor-based tracking kit to monitor daily activities while a smartphone-based application is under development which will analyse the tracking kit data to recognise addictive and depressive behaviour, an official said on Tuesday.
Now, carry your vehicle documents in your mobile phone (21:46)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways on Tuesday issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) to make sure that vehicle owners are not required to carry documents like certificate of registration, insurance, fitness and permit, driving licence or certificate for pollution in physical form.
Cisco acquires photonics leader Luxtera for $660mn (21:28)
San Francisco, Dec 18 (IANS) Global networking major Cisco on Tuesday announced the acquisition of California-based semiconductor company Luxtera for $660 million.
Signify unveils IoT platform for lighting products in India (20:40)
Bengaluru, Dec 18 (IANS) European firm Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, on Tuesday unveiled here its Internet of Things (IoT)-based Interact platform that connects lighting products.
Women receive 2 abusive tweets every minute: Amnesty International (18:20)
San Francisco, Dec 18 (IANS) On an average, women receive an abusive or problematic tweet every 30 seconds, reveals an Amnesty International study on Tuesday that buttresses Twitter's reputation as a "toxic" platform for women, especially for politicians and journalists.
Reliance-backed Unlimit launches GPS system for public transport (17:36)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Reliance Group-promoted Internet of Things (IoT) service provider Unlimit on Tuesday launched a comprehensive location tracking GPS system for the automotive vendors across the country.
India second-most spammed country in 2018: Truecaller (17:14)
Bengaluru, Dec 18 (IANS) Brazil surpassed India to become the most spammed country in the world in 2018, according to a report from popular communication app Truecaller on Tuesday.
Being impulsive while online can make you cybercrime victim (16:08)
New York, Dec 18 (IANS) Are you impulsive when it comes to online shopping or downloading music? If so, then you may be at a higher risk of becoming a victim of cyber attacks, a new study has warned.
British doctors skeptical that AI could replace them: Study (16:08)
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Although Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to make major disruption in health care, 80 per cent of doctors in the UK are skeptical of the technology replacing them, finds a survey.
Coolpad to launch 3 smartphones in India on Thursday (15:50)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Tuesday said that it will launch three "Mega" series smartphones in India on Thursday.
Surface Go to add big to our growth in 2019: Microsoft India (15:34)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Microsoft Surface family of devices has registered high double-digit growth in the Indian market this year and the game changer Surface Go is set to add heavily to that next year, a company executive said here on Tuesday.
10 Indian media outlets among 87 selected for YouTube funding (15:20)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Ten media outlets from India have been selected for receiving YouTube innovation funding as part of the Google News Initiative (GNI) to help newsrooms and publishers strengthen their online video capabilities and experiment with new formats for video journalism.
Micromax unveils its first 'Notch' series smartphones (13:58)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Micromax Informatics on Tuesday launched its first Notch series of smartphones, the Infinity N11 and Infinity N12, for Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively.
Over 300 mn mobile phones to be sold in India in 2019: Study (13:48)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Backed by robust growth in smartphone as well as smart-feature phone categories, an estimated 302 million mobile handsets will be sold in India in 2019, the highest ever in a year, says a report on Tuesday.
Facebook Messenger rolls out Boomerang, Selfie feature (13:36)
San Francisco, Dec 18 (IANS) Facebook has rolled out the "Boomerang" and "Selfie" features in its Messenger platform.
Audio firm F&D forays into TV market (13:26)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Domestic audio manufacturer F&D on Tuesday announced that it has forayed into TV segment with a smart LED TV for Rs 49,990.
Indian firms scouting for Cloud-like experience on premises: Dell EMC (12:00)
By Nishant Arora
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Cloud adoption is undoubtedly growing very fast in India -- but the running costs, coupled with the desire to have data on premises with a Cloud-like feel, is also driving Indian enterprises towards owning a multi-Cloud experience, says Rajesh Janey, President and Managing Director, India Enterprise, Dell EMC.
France to slap Apple, Google with new digital tax in 2019 (11:34)
San Francisco, Dec 18 (IANS) With efforts to reform a European Union tax law not bringing the desired results, France is going to introduce from January 1, 2019 a digital tax on technology giants such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon, the media reported.
Amazon's Cloud arm helping Indian businesses drive innovation via AI, ML (11:30)
By Gokul Bhagabati
Bengaluru, Dec 18 (IANS) With a wide range of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools at its disposal, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Cloud arm of online retail giant Amazon, is busy helping its customers in India, bringing to their doorsteps innovative solutions that address the challenges they face.
Apple hires former Tesla senior designer (10:16)
San Francisco, Dec 18 (IANS) Renewing speculation of Apple's self-driving car, the Cupertino-based tech giant has hired former Tesla senior designer Andrew Kim.
Twitter warns 'unusual activity' from hackers in China, Saudi Arabia (09:58)
San Francisco, Dec 18 (IANS) Twitter has warned of "unusual activity" from state-sponsored actors based in China and Saudi Arabia after it found a bug that could have revealed the country code of users' phone numbers or if their account was locked.
Google shuts down 'censored' Chinese Search project: Report (09:40)
San Francisco, Dec 18 (IANS) Facing widespread criticism over its "censored" Search engine for the Chinese market, Google has reportedly shut down a data collection system that was key to develop the search project code-named "Dragonfly".
Google to pump in $1 billion to build new offices (06:20)
San Francisco, Dec 18 (IANS) Google revealed that it would invest USD 1 billion in the construction of new offices in New York, an announcement that comes weeks after both Amazon and Apple made known their individual expansion projects in the Big Apple.
Bharat Net infra unutilised in most states: Sundararajan (21:36)
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Monday said most of the states have not utilised the infrastructure for Bharat Net broadband project.