Category archives for: Science And Technology

OPPO F7’s new colour variant in India

New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Monday launched a diamond black colour variant of the F7 that comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage for Rs 26,990. OPPO F7 is the company’s first device to feature FHD+ “Full Screen” display with AI beauty technology and 25MP front camera. The device is equipped to […]

Gmail working on self-expiring emails

San Francisco: In a bid to enhance security for Gmail users, Google is reportedly working on a redesign that would ensure only the recipient can view an e-mail and that too for a specific period of time. “You’ll soon be able to send expiring emails. Working on an email service is hard as you have […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 now available in new colour variant

New Delhi: Samsung India on Monday introduced its last year’s flagship Galaxy S8 in burgundy red coloured variant for Rs 49,990. The device would be available from April 13, with an additional Paytm cashback of Rs 10,000, at retail stores. “The burgundy red edition of Galaxy S8 will allow users to express their own personal […]

Humanity’s first flight to Sun to launch in July: NASA

Washington: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which is humanity’s first mission to the Sun, has begun final preparations for its launch in July. Parker Solar Probe will be launched from Launch Complex-37 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. The two-hour launch window will open at 4 a.m. on July 31, and will be repeated each day […]

Facebook brings political ads under more scrutiny

San Francisco: In order to prevent election interference on its platform, Facebook has introduced new changes to increase transparency and accountability for electoral ads and Pages. To get authorised by Facebook, advertisers will now need to confirm their identity and location. “Advertisers will be prohibited from running political ads — electoral or issue-based — until […]

Why NASA sent human sperm to space

Washington: With talk of space tourism and even trips to Mars, NASA has launched human sperm to the International Space Station (ISS) to test what happens when it gets exposed to zero-gravity environment. The mission, dubbed Micro-11, technically began on April 1, when NASA sent frozen human and bull sperm on board a Falcon 9 […]

Data breach hit over 5.6 lakh Indian users, 87 mn worldwide: Facebook

New Delhi: Private data of over 5.6 lakh Indian Facebook users was compromised by a private marketing firm that later sold the personal details acquired through a quiz app to Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based company at the centre of a global privacy breach storm. The social media giant informed the Indian government on Thursday about […]

AI can better predict biological age via smartphone data

Moscow: Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology can produce improved digital biomarkers of ageing and frailty via gathering physical activity data from smartphones and other wearables, a new study suggests. According to the researchers from the longevity biotech company GERO and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), AI is a powerful tool in pattern recognition and […]

No Privacy: Google keeps spying on your daily life

Have you ever wondered, while scrolling down your daily feeds, how you always see ads of your interest? You may also have wondered how on YouTube you always get suggestions for your favourite videos, making you crave more to use the app. We are being watched, and it is no doubt ‘cringe-worthy’. The recent Facebook […]

Twitter India rolls out sponsored ‘Moments’

New Delhi: Adding a new advertising product to its line-up, Twitter India on Thursday rolled out sponsored “Moments” — a new custom feature to enable brands partner with premium publishers and develop brand integrations. “An increasing number of people are consuming Twitter ‘Moments’ than ever before, including those created by top publishers in sports, entertainment […]

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