Category archives for: Science And Technology

Google Chrome to help permanently mute autoplay video websites

Following the latest revamp of Google’s Chrome web browser, users will soon be able to permanently mute websites containing autoplay videos. Certain videos tend to pop up while browsing that begins without pressing the ‘play’ button and often plays with audio. This has been flagged as a cause of concern by many, as involuntary audio […]

Xiaomi Mi 6X Images Leaked Showing 18:9 Display, Vertical Dual Rear Camera Setup

Xiaomi is reportedly working on a successor for last year’sXiaomi Mi 5X. Online leaks suggest that the upcoming Mi 6X will sport an iPhone X-like design with a vertical dual camera setup on the back. Two separate design leaks show a similar design in Black and Gold colour variants. The leaks show a supposed 18:9 […]

Apple announces $350 bn investments in US, delights Trump

Washington,  In a New Year gift to President Donald Trump, Apple has committed to invest $350 billion in the US over the next five years that includes creating 20,000 new jobs and an anticipated repatriation tax payments of $38 billion as required by new laws. “A payment of that size would likely be the largest […]

Eyeing retail, Motorola to open 50 Moto Hubs in Delhi

New Delhi,  To firm up its retail footprint in the country, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Thursday announced it would open 50 Moto Hubs stores in the capital this month. “We had earlier said that we will be moving into retail. This is the first big step in that direction,” Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director, Motorola Mobility India, […]

Twitter, Facebook to inform users about Russian propaganda ads

Washington,  Twitter has told a US Senate committee that the micro-blogging platform is working towards alerting its users who may have seen Russia-linked advertisements during the 2016 US presidential election. Appearing before the US Commerce, Science and Technology Committee late on Wednesday, Carlos Monje, Twitter’s Director of US Public Policy, said Twitter would ‘inform individually’ […]

Huawei upgrades its operating system with AI capabilities

New Delhi, Chinese handset maker Huawei on Friday unveiled EMUI 8.0 — its custom Operating System (OS) based on Android Oreo platform that promises to boost productivity with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities. The EMUI 8.0, already available on Honor View 10, will be rolled out on devices such as Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i, Honor […]

Scientists spot massive ice deposits on Mars

Washington, Scientists have unearthed thick and massive deposits of ice in some regions on Mars. The images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) showed the three-dimensional structure of massive ice deposits on Mars. The ice sheets extend from just below the surface to a depth […]

Astronomers building small space telescope to explore nearby stars

Washington, Astronomers are in the process of building a small space telescope to explore the flares and sunspots of small nearby stars to assess how habitable the space environment is for planets orbiting them. The telescope with a diameter of 9 centimetres, or 3.6 inches, will be fitted on a spacecraft known as the Star-Planet […]

Researchers claim WhatsApp group chats vulnerable, company denies

New Delhi, After German cryptographers reported flaws that makes it possible to infiltrate WhatsApp’s private group chats without admin permission, the Facebook-owned messaging platform said on Thursday its end-to-end encryption is impeccable and its over one billion users are at no data breach risk. According to a report in, cryptographers from Ruhr University Bochum in […]

Tech giants rush to fix ‘serious’ bugs in computer chips

San Francisco/New Delhi,  Global tech firms on Thursday rushed to fix flaws that hackers can exploit to steal sensitive data from computing devices amid reports that there are two potential security bugs in Intel and other chip vendors’ products. Microsoft on Thursday issued emergency updates to supported versions of Windows. Amazon and Google were reportedly […]

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