CBSE to introduce artificial intelligence, yoga as new subjects


New Delhi The CBSE will introduce artificial intelligence (AI), early childhood care education and yoga as new subjects in school curriculum from the upcoming academic session, an official said. A decision to introduce the three subjects was taken at a recent meeting of the board’s governing body, he said.”The CBSE is introducing artificial intelligence as

Should social media live-streaming be banned?

Should live-streaming banned:Would you want your teenager to watch terrorists killing people in the real world or someone committing suicide? No one, in their right mind, would ever want their kids to get exposed to such events, simply for the repercussions that such content can have on young impressionable minds. But with a smartphone on

NASA astronauts spacewalk to change ISS batteries

NASA astronauts spacewalk:Two NASA astronauts – Nick Hague and Anne McClain – have successfully completed an over six hour spacewalk and replaced the ageing batteries on the International Space Station (ISS). During the six hour, 39 minute spacewalk, Hague and McClain replaced nickel-hydrogen batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries for the power channel on

Microsoft notifying users about end of Windows 7

R.I.P Windows 7 :Microsoft is rolling out a notification update to existing Windows 7 users, informing them that the software giant is pulling away support for the operating system (OS) version. “After 10 years of servicing, January 14, 2020, is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates for computers running Windows 7. This update

PMO advises DoT to help BSNL with wage bill till June

DoT help BSNL:The Prime Ministers’ Office on Friday took stock of the telecom sector’s financial position, including two ailing PSUS, and is learnt to have asked Department of Telecom to support BSNL, currently going through a huge financial crisis leading to salary default, till a new government takes over in June. The time has been

Microsoft’s new device to store digital info as DNA

Microsoft store digital info:Tech major Microsoft has successfully developed an end-to-end automated DNA storage device that can translate digital information into DNA and back to bits, the company said in a blog post. The fully automated system to store and retrieve data in manufactured DNA is a key step in moving the technology out of

WeChat introduces in-app gaming tab

WeChat introduces in-app :The China-based messaging and payments platform WeChat is adding an in-app mini-gaming platform to let users play basic games like Tetris, open to developers worldwide. The company had listed two developers outside China for now and Google was one of them with its doodling game — “Guess My Sketch”. WeChat said its

True wireless hearables to touch 129 mn units by 2020

Wireless hearable market 2020:The global market for true wireless hearables is expected to reach a volume of 129 million units by 2020, driven by traditional wireless headset manufacturers – Samsung and Huawei, a report by Counterpoint Research said on Friday. True wireless hearables are in-ear Bluetooth headphones that don’t have a cord connecting them either

Google benefiting Chinese military: US officials

Google benefiting Chinese military:Top Pentagon officials have slammed Google, saying its work with China is “indirectly benefiting” the military in that country. In a report published in The Hill on Thursday, senior defence officials blamed the tech giant of favouring China. “The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military,”

New Apple tech to secure iPhone users’ privacy

Apple security update: Apple is working on an anti-snooping technology that will prevent law enforcement agencies from tracking mobile phone users’ locations or read their messages. According to a report in The Telegraph on Sunday, the iPhone maker has patented the technology that encrypts information between an iPhone and a mobile network. “The technology would

Qualcomm seeks $31 mn in damages from Apple

Qualcomm claim $31mn:Chip-maker Qualcomm is seeking nearly $31 million in damages from Apple for violating its intellectual property rights. The ongoing trial in a US court is focused on three Qualcomm technology patents, which the company claims Apple used without permission on its iPhone, CNET reported on Friday. “The figure is based on $1.40 per

Health Apple imparting health education to supplier workers in India

Apple Health Training :There has been a substantial gain in health education among the workers at the Apple supplier Wistron Corporation’s manufacturing facility in India, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker has announced. In its 13th annual “Supplier Responsibility Progress Report”, Apple said that there has been 85 per cent increase in knowledge about early cancer detection,

“Timing is everything” by Twitter

Twitter Tool Timing is Everything:In a bid to help publishers perform better and generate more revenue on the platform, micro-blogging site Twitter has announced its first publisher insights tool called “Timing is Everything”.’Timing is Everything’ displays historical data showing when audiences are on Twitter watching and engaging with a video highlighting the best times to

Now facebook is more secure

More secure facebook: Mired in several data breaches amid growing government hearings, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said he is working to make his social networking platform “privacy-focused” like WhatsApp. Admitting that people want private, encrypted services, he said Facebook will become like the mobile messaging platform WhatsApp which is more secure with end-to-end

Facebook, Apple, Twitter face EU inquest for violating GDPR

Facebook, Apple, Twitter face EU inquest for violating GDPR: San Francisco, March 2 (IANS) Facebook is facing 10 probes for violating the European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) over data breaches and users’ privacy across its platforms.In its first annual report after GDPR came into practice on May 25, 2018, the Irish

OPPO to launch phone with 10x zoom camera setup in Q2

OPPO launch phone: To add more power to smartphone photography, Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has said it will launch a phone with 10x “lossless” zoom technology in the second quarter of this year. The phone will have a triple-lens camera structure including a 48MP main camera, 120 degree ultra-wide lens and a telephoto lens, the

Benelli TRK Launch
Benelli TRK 502 ADV Bike Launched At Rs 5 Lakh

Can be booked for a token amount of Rs 10,000. First ADV offerings from Benelli for India.  Both the bikes will be assembled at the new Benelli plant outside Hyderabad.  Doesn’t have any direct rivals, sandwiched between Kawasaki Versys X-300 and the Versys 650. Benelli India has commenced its journey in the adventure tourer segment today

Honda Civic 2019 Skoda Octavia
Honda Civic 2019 vs Skoda Octavia: In Pics

We compare the latest Honda Civic for India with its Czech rival that has evolved significantly in the time the former was on a hiatus from India. Set to be launched on 7 March 2019, the new tenth-gen (facelift) Civic is making a comeback six years after the eighth-gen model was discontinued in 2013. In those six

Nissan Diesel Mileage
Nissan Kicks Diesel Mileage: Claimed Vs Real

With the launch of the stylish and premium Kicks compact SUV, Nissan finally has a worthy rival to take on the Hyundai Creta. Priced between Rs 9.55 lakh and Rs 14.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), it is available with the choice of a 1.5-litre petrol or diesel engine. The petrol unit comes mated with a 5-speed manual while the

Skoda Octavia
Skoda Introduces 6 Year Warranty On Rapid, Octavia, Superb, Kodiaq

Skoda is looking to rejuvenate the brand in the Indian market with a strategy they call “India 2.0.” As part of that, it has now introduced Skoda Shield Plus, a new service plan that offers a 6-year warranty on its vehicles. That’s an additional two years warranty than before, or until 1.5 lakh kilometres, whichever