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Facebook, Twitter, Google failed to tackle terrorism: British panel

London: In the first-ever widespread criticism of US technology giants and social media platforms, the British Home Affairs select committee has slammed the internet behemoths of becoming a “recruiting platform for terrorism” and “passing the buck”. Led by Keith Vaz, the British parliament’s longest-serving Indian-origin MP, the panel rapped Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube, saying

Google launches Duo to take on Apple’s FaceTime, Skype

New Delhi: Tech giant Google has launched itsvideo calling app, Google Duo, for Android and iOS users, which will compete with apps like FaceTime and Skype. The video calling app, which was first announced by Google three months ago at its I/O developer conference, aims to take the “complexity out of video calling”. “Video calling is

Google Glass-type device to soon read your brain

New York: Using Google Glass, a team of researchers is developing a ‘smart’ portable system that will use functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure a person’s brain activity on the go. The applications for fNIRS are endless — from training air traffic controllers and drone operators to studying how students with disabilities learn best or why

Now order food, book a table with Google Search

New Delhi:  Technology giant Google India has announced a new feature in its Search app that will let users order lunch, dinner as well as book a table at their favourite restaurant, directly from the results page. “From today, when people search for a nearby restaurants on their phone, they’ll see an option to place

Enjoy Olympic games with Google’s enhanced features

New Delhi, Google on Tuesday unveiled a set of enhanced features to bring alive the Olympic mood among Indian fans which will help them to know more about their favourite athletes and sports disciplines. On Google, when you search for “Olympics” or a similar query, an in-depth search result will be displayed at the top

Google to train 2 million mobile developers in India

New Delhi: In a fillip to government’s Skill India initiative, technology giant Google on Monday launched its “Android Skilling and Certification” programme to help make the country a global hub of high-quality mobile developers. The programme aims to train two million mobile developers by unveiling a slew of initiatives to skill up, educate and certify

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Google celebrates R D Burman’s 77th birthday with doodle

New Delhi: On the 77th birth anniversary of Bollywood’s legendary music director and composer R D Burman fondly known as Pancham Da, Google has dedicated a doodle in his honour on its home page Portrayed wearing a reddish kurta with a stole around his neck, the bespectacled composer is shown smiling against a colourful background

1 in 10 Indian mobile searches are about cinema: Google

New Delhi: India is a nation of movie buffswith 1 out of 10 mobile searches in the country being related to cinema, technology giant Google said today. The US-based company has now developed a “rich, immersive experience” for its ‘search’ product to cater to user’s queries related to Bollywood and Tollywood, including links to videos

1 in 10 Indian mobile searches are about cinema: Google

New Delhi: India is a nation of movie buffswith 1 out of 10 mobile searches in the country being related to cinema, technology giant Google said today. The US-based company has now developed a “rich, immersive experience” for its ‘search’ product to cater to user’s queries related to Bollywood and Tollywood, including links to videos

Russian developer collaborates with FB, Google to make ‘machines see’

Skolkovo (Russia): A Russian developer here has created an open source computer vision platform, in collaboration with Facebook and Google, that acts as a teaching machine and enables them “see”. VisionLabs, a solutions developer in the field of computer vision, data analysis and robotics, and a Skolkovo IT Cluster resident have developed this as a

Google acquires start-up founded by Indian-origin entrepreneur

New York: Google has acquired a business technology start-up founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur as part of its plans to scale training offerings for Google Apps to its customers and customers’ users. Varun Malhotra is the founder and CEO of Toronto-based Synergyse, which was launched in 2013 with an aim to teach users how to