Category archives for: Science And Technology

Indian American-led team chasing information leakers at Facebook: Report

San Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly deployed “secret police” to catch and punish information leakers at his company and the team is led by an Indian American senior employee Sonya Ahuja. According to a report in The Guardian, an unnamed employee was called to a meeting in 2017 under the guise of a […]

SpaceX readies Falcon Heavy for first test flight on Tuesday

Washington: The much awaited first flight of SpaceX’s new heavy-lift rocket, Falcon Heavy, is set to take place on Tuesday, the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, has said. “Falcon Heavy remains go for launch at 1.30 pm on Tuesday,” Musk said in a tweet on Monday. When Falcon Heavy lifts off from NASA’s historic pad 39A […]

NASA launches new anti-harassment policy for employees

Washington: Taking a firm stand against workplace harassment, NASA has launched a new campaign for its employees saying that the space agency will not tolerate any kind of harassment. “Harassment, including sexual harassment, has no place here at NASA and will not be tolerated. It’s not consistent with our values, our employee engagement, and our […]

Apple posts record $88.3 bn in revenue despite fall in iPhone sales

Despite a fall in iPhone sales, Apple has posted a record revenue of $88.3 billion — a 13 per cent increase from a year ago — for the holiday season quarter that ended on December 30 — pocketing $20.1 billion in profits. Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the holiday quarter — roughly one million […]

Developers can now access full Twitter archive

San Francisco: Twitter has launched “premium full-archive search endpoint”, a premium product for developers that will provide them access to the full Twitter archive, including the first tweet from its CEO Jack Dorsey in 2016. Starting Friday, the full archive search endpoint is available in beta for the developers’ community. This is the first time […]

Snapchat revamps Bitmoji for greater customization

New York : Image messaging and multimedia mobile app Snapchat announced an update on its Bitmoji function, which will allow greater customisation for its users. Titled Bitmoji Deluxe, Snapchat introduced a number of variants for users to customise their appearance, including new skin tones, hairstyles, eye and hair colors, facial features, and accessories, reports The […]

Iranian universities’ rankings at Webometrics

TEHRAN: Eight Iranian universities are included among the top one thousand universities of the World Ranking of Webometrics published in January 2018. Webometrics report is published by Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the largest research institute of Spain, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The research group evaluates the performances of the world universities based […]

Artificial Intelligence will open up new avenues: Experts

Citing the incident where Facebook had to abandon an experiment undertaken last year where two artificially intelligent programs or chat bots appeared to be chatting to each other in a strange language which they developed on their own and only they understood, Dr. Jitendra K. Das set the tone of the conclave on “The Confluence […]

Data Privacy Day: Cloud computing the way forward, claims Microsoft

New Delhi : Marking World Data Privacy Day on Sunday, Microsoftnoted that cloud computing is transforming the way organisations use, store, and share data, applications, and workloads, and reiterated its commitment to ensured that user data remains private. Security and personal privacy threats are increasing in volume and sophistication every day, and more and more […]

Second-hand plastic toys could harm your kid

Washington : Many second hand plastic toys could pose a health risk for your child as the plastic may not meet the most up to date international safety guidelines, a study suggests. Scientists from the University of Plymouth analysed 200 used plastic toys which they found in homes, nurseries and charity shops across the South […]

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