May 15

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

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

FB to fund study on social media's role in democracy
FB to fund study on social media’s role in democracy

Facebook has announced its first grants for independent research on social media’s impact on democracy that will investigate, among other things, the role of technology platforms in spread of misinformation. Social media platforms have come under intense scrutiny around the world ever since allegations surfaced of Russian-linked accounts trying to influence the 2016 US presidential

Apple Air Pods 2: Wireless experience just got better
Apple Air Pods 2: Wireless experience just got better

If you own an iPhone, an Apple Watch is a must for its plethora of benefits, including health. When it comes to earbuds, the second-generation wireless AirPods would complete the family. Launched in 2016, Apple’s Air Pods have seen a transformation of sorts — becoming an integral part of not only millennials’ lives but iPhones

Samsung still has time to correct its fold able dream
Samsung still has time to correct its fold able dream

Just when the industry through innovation in the smartphone business had hit stagnation, Samsung wowed us with its first fold able device “Galaxy Fold,” worth a whopping $2,000. A super-premium phone that took almost a decade in the making and opens like a book when unfolded, shouted everything next-generation.However, the expectations took a beating when

Audi A4, Q7 lifestyle edition launched for those who crave for fun
Audi A4, Q7 lifestyle edition launched for those who crave for fun

A4, Q7 Lifestyle Edition launched after A6 Lifestyle Edition. Both get dual-screen rear entertainment system. A4 Lifestyle Edition will look slightly different from standard model with smoked tail lights and rear spoiler. No cosmetic changes on Q7. Audi has introduced Lifestyle Edition models of the A4 and Q7 in India. These models don’t come with any major cosmetic changes or

Fourth-Gen BMW X5 To Launch On May 16
Fourth-Gen BMW X5 To Launch On May 16

The new X5 is bigger than its predecessor. Comes five years after the third-gen SUV went on sale in India in 2014. Expected to be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. Likely to be priced between Rs 75 lakh and Rs 85 lakh. After debuting the new X5 back in June 2018, BMW is now set to

Maruti Suzuki Alto 2019 vs Renault Kwid vs Datsun redi-GO: Spec Comparison
Maruti Suzuki Alto 2019 vs Renault Kwid vs Datsun redi-GO: Spec Comparison

The Maruti Alto 800 is called just the Alto now. And the name is not the only thing that has changed. As part of a mild facelift, Maruti Suzuki has made the Alto’s 800cc engine BSVI compliant. It has also made it safer with the addition of a new set of safety features. So, how does the updated

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Diesel Variants, RS Get Costlier
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Diesel Variants, RS Get Costlier

Diesel-powered Baleno now more expensive by up to Rs 21,000. Baleno diesel now priced between Rs 6.74 lakh to Rs 8.73 lakh (ex-Delhi). Baleno RS gets a price hike of Rs 13,000; now priced Rs 8.89 lakh. While the Baleno petrol now complies with BS 6 norms, the RS and diesel versions only meet BS

Confirmed: Maruti Suzuki To Discontinue All Diesel Cars By April 2020
Confirmed: Maruti Suzuki To Discontinue All Diesel Cars By April 2020

All diesel variants of every car will be phased out from Maruti’s lineup. This includes the 1.3-litre DDiS 190, the 1.3-litre Smart Hybrid and the new 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engines. This includes Swift, Dzire, Baleno, Ciaz, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga. Maruti will consider a new BS 6 diesel engine, 1.5-litre or bigger, based

2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Engine Options Simplified
2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Engine Options Simplified

Baleno RS is the obvious choice for those looking for performance. There’s no better time than now to buy the Baleno diesel if your average running is over 50km per day. Baleno petrol is and will continue to be a sensible pick. Baleno petrol-mild hybrid can possibly be a good compromise between performance and fuel

Video games affect girls more than boys: Study
Video games affect girls more than boys: Study

Dear parents, please take note. When it comes to video gaming, girls in the 6-12 age group are at a heightened risk of developing less social competence than boys, warn researchers. The researchers found that 10-year-old girls who played games frequently had less social competence than 12-year-old than girls who played less frequently. The study

Renault Duster Will Undergo A Facelift This Year To Brace Up For Competition
Renault Duster Will Undergo A Facelift This Year To Brace Up For Competition

`Apart from cosmetic changes, expect the updated version to be more feature-rich. We hope Renault updates the interior design as well. Expect same powertrains as the existing model. Prices are likely to go up; the current version is priced from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 13.1 lakh (ex-showroom). The Renault Duster is set to receive an update

Skoda April 2019 Offers: Discounts on Rapid, Octavia, Superb & Kodiaq
Skoda April 2019 Offers: Discounts on Rapid, Octavia, Superb & Kodiaq

Skoda Rapid has multiple discount schemes available for it, depending upon model year. The discounts on the Superb are also categorised between 2018 and 2019 model year. The Kodiaq is being offered with a loyalty bonus of Rs 50,000 The Skoda Octavia can be had for Rs 25,000 less, if you already own a Skoda