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NASA twin satellites to study signal disruption from space

NASA is preparing to launch twin satellites this month that focus on how radio signals that pass through the Earth’s upper atmosphere can be distorted by structured bubbles in this region called the ionosphere. The twin E-TBEx CubeSats — short for Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment – will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from

Newspapers shut but Google made $4.7bn from news in 2018

As small and medium newspapers shut shop and big media houses handed over pink slips to journalists worldwide, Google alone made a whopping $4.7 billion from its Search and Google News in 2018 — nearly as much as the entire US news industry made as a whole last year. According to a report in The

Paytm Payments Bank ahead of major banks in digital transaction target

Paytm Payments Bank has received a target of 501.16 crore digital transactions for the financial year 2019-20 from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), higher than the targets set for major banks including HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Punjab National Bank. In a statement, Paytm Payments Bank said it is only behind the

Barack and Michelle Obama sign deal to produce podcasts for Spotify

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have signed a deal to produce a series of podcasts for music streaming platform Spotify. Under the multiyear deal between Spotify and the couples’ Higher Ground Productions, the duo are set to develop, produce, and lend their voices to select podcasts on a various of

Amazon Alexa to talk to you in impeccable Hindi soon

India is a key growth market for Alexa’s global team at Amazon and witnessing the potential, the team is working on to introduce more regional language capabilities in the voice-based assistant that has stormed the living rooms in the country. Though the smart speaker is a relatively young product in India, voice assistants like Alexa

Parental control app developers demand API from Apple

A large group of developers who make apps that require parental control are collectively demanding that Apple come up with a technical solution to let them continue working on the iPhone.The move came after the iPhone-maker recently began blocking many of these apps, alleging they took advantage of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) features on

Air India seeks nod for Rs 2,400 crore loan from NSSF

Disinvestment-bound Air India has sought the government’s approval to borrow Rs 2,400 crore from National Small Savings Fund (NSSF), a pool of small savings from households, to meet its working capital requirements.The airline, which has seen its total debt ballooning to Rs 58,000 crore, made the request at a meeting on May 14 of all

WhatsApp confirms Status Ads coming in 2020

Ads are coming to WhatsApp, finally, and the intrusion into the popular ad-free mobile messaging platform would begin from Status page. At a Facebook Marketing Summit in the Netherlands, Facebook revealed a 2020 launch date for WhatsApp Status ads. “WhatsApp will bring Stories Ads in its status product in 2020,” tweeted Olivier Ponteville who attended

Pakistan tests fire ballistic missile ‘Shaheen-II’

Pakistan on Thursday announced training launch of Shaheen-II surface-to-surface ballistic missile, capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear war-heads up to 1,500 km. The training launch was aimed at ensuring (the) operational readiness of (the) Army Strategic Forces Command. (The) Shaheen-II missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear war-heads up to a range

Snapchat down as users unable to refresh app

Snapchat down as users unable to refresh app

Users in Europe and some parts of the US reported that popular photo-messaging app Snapchat have stopped working for them.Instead of showing the usual filters and lenses or the ability to send messages, the app simply failed to load, The Independent reported on Sunday. “Users report seeing a message telling them that the service isn’t

Italy launches anti-competition probe against Google

Italy launches anti-competition probe against Google

Joining the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the European Union (EU), Italy’s antitrust authority has become the latest international regulatory body to launch an anti-competition investigation against Google. The probe was prompted after Italy-based energy company Enel Group complained that Google was not allowing the “Enel X Recharge” app to work with Android Auto

Google's mobile app homepage to now reflect ads

Google’s mobile app homepage to now reflect ads

Accelerating efforts to generate larger revenues, Google has announced it will allow ads to reflect on the homepage of its mobile app from later this year.The ads would be displayed on the “Discover” section of the homepage in a news feed layout and would be algorithmic ally personalized. “Rolling out to all advertisers globally later

Musk shares look of SpaceX's first Internet satellites

Musk shares look of SpaceX’s first Internet satellites

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has shared the first look of the firm’s Starlink Internet satellites packed and ready to be launched into orbit in a few days.Musk shares look of SpaceX’s first Internet satellites Musk posted a photo on Twitter, featuring the first 60 production satellites packed into the fairing of a Falcon 9 rocket

Mark Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected the call for breaking up his company, saying the size of Facebook is actually a benefit to its users and the security of the democratic process. In an interview with French broadcaster France 2, Zuckerberg dismissed the claim made by his long-time friend and Facebook Co-founder Chris Hughes that

Twitter removes 1.6 lakh terror-promoting accounts

Twitter removes 1.6 lakh terror-promoting accounts

Twitter suspended 166,513 accounts for promoting terrorism in the July-December 2018 period, saying there’s a steady decrease in terrorist groups trying to use the platform owing to its “zero-tolerance policy enforcement”. According to Vijaya Gadde, Legal, Policy and Trust and Safety Lead at Twitter, there is a reduction of 19 per cent terror-related tweets from

Instagram updating content-banning policies on app

Instagram updating content-banning policies on app

As part of its efforts to curb the spread of false information, consipiracy theories and hate on its platform, Instagram is implementing a policy change concerning the removal of posts violating content norms based on accumulated negative strikes, as well as content bans. Instagram has said that with its new policy, accounts will be removed

Top 5 Car News Of The Week

Top 5 Car News Of The Week

Hyundai Venue Variant, Powertrain Details Revealed: The Venue will be offered in a total of five variants, with two petrol engines and one diesel. There’s an automatic transmission on offer with one of the petrol engines as well. To find out exactly which powertrain is available with which variant, check out our report here. Alert Me When

Apple, Google remove 3 dating apps targeting kids

Apple, Google remove 3 dating apps targeting kids

Apple and Google have removed three dating apps from their online stores after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged the apps allowed kids as young as 12 to access them. In a recent letter, the FTC warned Ukraine-based Wildec LLC, which operates the apps Meet24, FastMeet, and Meet4U, that the three dating apps appeared

Facebook, Instagram ban 'dangerous' individuals

Facebook, Instagram ban ‘dangerous’ individuals

Facebook and its photo-messaging service Instagram have banned several right-wing extremists it deems “dangerous” including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and long-time Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone. Facebook and Instagram also banned the “Nation of Islam” leader Louis Farrakhan who has repeatedly made anti-Semitic statements.”We’ve always banned individuals or organisations that promote or engage in violence

Microsoft 365 gets more privacy controls

Microsoft 365 gets more privacy controls

With the aim of helping organisations strengthen their data privacy practices, Microsoft has added new features to “Microsoft 365” that include controls to automatically expire or revoke access to encrypted emails and data investigation capabilities. “Microsoft 365″ is an integrated bundle of Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) solutions by the