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IMD Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence in Weather Forecasts to Improve Prediction of Extreme Events

Posted on Sun, 2 Aug 2020 02:24:31 +0530 - tech

The IMD has invited research groups who can study how artificial intelligence (AI) be used for improving weather forecasting and the Ministry of Earth Sciences is evaluating their proposals, Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said.

Govt Welcomes Apple, Samsung's Local Manufacturing Move, Chinese OEMs Skip PLI Offer

Posted on Sun, 2 Aug 2020 02:24:23 +0530 - tech

Manufacturing partners of Apple, Samsung have applied for taking the Indian government's PLI scheme, while Chinese brands have seemingly stayed out of it.

Ray of Hope? Chennai Techie Claims Chandrayaan 2 Rover Pragyan is Intact, ISRO Says Probing Images

Posted on Sun, 2 Aug 2020 02:22:45 +0530 - tech

In a series of tweets along with the pictures of the moon surface, Subramanian said: "Chandrayaan-2's Pragyan "ROVER" intact on Moon's surface and has rolled out few metres from the skeleton Vikram lander whose payloads got disintegrated due to rough landing."

As Confusion Reigns About N95 Masks & COVID, Made In India Airific Masks Are Just What You Need

Posted on Sun, 2 Aug 2020 11:03:10 +0530 - tech

Nirvana Being’s Airific N95 Anti-Viral Mask are certified to filter out particles as small as 100 nanometers (0.1 micron). COVID particles, are around 0.125 microns or 125 nanometers. These masks don’t have a valve, something that recently caused panic among authorities.

Want To Buy A New Samsung Galaxy Phone? You Will Get A Demo At Your Home Before You Decide

Posted on Sun, 2 Aug 2020 10:30:29 +0530 - tech

Samsung believes that the ‘Experience Samsung at Home’ service will enable consumers to explore and purchase the products online and get deliveries offline from their neighborhood Samsung Exclusive Stores. The company is relying on offline stores for this service.

NASA Astronauts Riding SpaceX Capsule Poised for Sunday Return

Posted on Sun, 2 Aug 2020 07:37:44 +0530 - tech

NASA and SpaceX — monitoring the crew's return from Houston, Texas and SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California — ruled out splashdown options in the Atlantic earlier this week due to Tropical Storm Isaias

Exclusive: TikTok's Chinese owner offers to forego stake to clinch U.S. deal - sources

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 08:06:10 +0530 - tech

China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular shortvideo app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

ByteDance Offers to Forgo Complete Stake in TikTok to Save US Deal, Says Report

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 11:07:53 +0530 - tech

The move came after President Donald Trump said he had decided to ban the popular shortvideo app, two people familiar with the matter said.

Facebook Unveils Messenger Rooms Shortcut on WhatsApp Web: Here's How to Use It

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 06:19:27 +0530 - tech

Users first have to update the latest WhatsApp Web version in order to create a room shortcut. However, the feature is not available on the mobile app yet.

Apple removes thousands of game apps from China store: research firm

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 05:42:07 +0530 - tech

Apple Inc removed 29,800 apps from its Chinese app store on Saturday, including more than 26,000 games, according to data from research firm Qimai.

Indian Smartphone Market Likely to See 40% Recovery in Second Half of 2020: Report

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 02:39:01 +0530 - tech

Over the short-term, the mobile market will improve in mid-Q3, spurred by early online sales festivals, setting the smartphone market on a potential path to recovery.

Apple's Taiwan suppliers, Samsung apply for India's local smartphone scheme

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 02:08:08 +0530 - tech

Apple Inc's Taiwan contract manufacturers Foxconn, Wistron Corp and Pegatron Corp have applied for India's $6.5 billion scheme to boost local smartphone manufacturing, the country's tech minister said on Saturday.

WhatsApp Pay to Rely On Fintech Solutions Made By Indian Companies

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 01:46:03 +0530 - tech

Rapidly scaling UPI is the need of the hour and one of the best ways to strengthen India’s digital economy said Will Cathcart, Head of WhatsApp.

Emails Show Zuckerberg Was Perturbed With Competitors Moving Faster Than Facebook in 2012

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 01:29:34 +0530 - tech

The email set off a long discussion among Facebook team members on the benefits of copying others like Pinterest instead of spending a lot of time on building new social use cases themselves.

Apple removes thousands of game apps from China store - research firm

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 01:22:20 +0530 - tech

Apple Inc removed 29,800 apps from its Chinese app store on Saturday, including more than 26,000 games, according to data from research firm Qimai.

Samsung Electronics to halt production at its last computer factory in China

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 01:18:09 +0530 - tech

Samsung Electronics Co will halt operations of its last computer factory in China, the South Korean tech giant said on Saturday, the latest manufacturer to shift production from the world's secondbiggest economy.

Redmi K30 Ultra Spotted on TENAA With Quad Cameras, 4,400mAh Battery; May Launch This Month

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 12:20:55 +0530 - tech

The Redmi K30 Ultra is rumoured to sport an octa-core MediaTek processor and will come in three storage options.

Beyond Boycott China, India's Atmanirbhar Dream Rests On Smart Reforms Driving Domestic Production

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 11:43:17 +0530 - tech

The top startups in India, which include names such as Paytm, Zomato, Swiggy, Udaan, BigBasket, LensKart, CarDekho, and many others, count Chinese investors among their largest backers.

Apple Reports 25% Growth in Smartphone Market With 45.1mn iPhone Sales Globally

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 11:24:58 +0530 - tech

Compared to Apple's growth, Samsung fell 30 percent, Huawei 5 percent, Xiaomi 10 percent, OPPO 16 percent, and others 23 percent in terms of smartphone shipments.

Nvidia in Advanced Talks to Acquire SoftBank-owned Chip Maker ARM For $32 Billion

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 11:05:53 +0530 - tech

Buying ARM would consolidate graphics giant Nvidia's position at the centre of the semiconductor industry.

Microsoft is Reportedly Planning a Six-Phase Re-opening of Its Offices in US on January 19, 2021

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 10:56:51 +0530 - tech

With Covid-19 Crisis hardly showing any sign of slowing down, many tech giants like Google and Apple have extended their work from option until next year.

Canada says requirements for Huawei CFO's extradition to U.S. met, documents show

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 09:36:09 +0530 - tech

Canada's attorney general says the requirements for extraditing Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States on charges of bank fraud have been met, documents submitted in a British Columbia court show.

Microsoft weighs TikTok purchase as ad business flattens out

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 09:22:09 +0530 - tech

Microsoft Corp could reenergize its advertising business with a huge supply of video if it follows through on acquiring TikTok's U.S. operations from ByteDance.

Trump says he will ban TikTok app in the United States

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 08:20:07 +0530 - tech

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was planning to sign an executive order as soon as Saturday banning Chineseowned shortvideo app TikTok from the United States.

Brazil judge fines Facebook for not blocking Bolsonaro supporters

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 07:40:07 +0530 - tech

A Brazilian Supreme Court judge slapped Facebook with a 1.92 million reais (281,124.18 pounds) fine on Friday for not complying with an order to block globally certain accounts controlled by supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro implicated in a fake news inquiry.

NASA's Big Move to Search for Life on Mars – And to Bring Rocks Home

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 07:27:57 +0530 - tech

NASA launched its most sophisticated and ambitious spacecraft to Mars: the aptly named Perseverance rover. This will be the third launch to Mars this month.

Two more people charged in relation to Twitter hack - U.S. Justice Dept

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 07:22:17 +0530 - tech

The U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday that two more people have been charged in relation to a July 15 Twitter hack that took over the accounts of VIPs including former President Barack Obama and billionaire Bill Gates.

Apple tops Saudi Aramco as most valuable publicly listed co

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 07:22:08 +0530 - tech

Apple Inc's surged over 10% to a record high on Friday after reporting blockbuster quarterly results, helping the iPhone maker eclipse Saudi Aramco to become the world's most valuable publicly listed company.

Is Microsoft Considering Buying TikTok From ByteDance, At Least In The US?

Posted on Sat, 1 Aug 2020 07:43:09 +0530 - tech

TikTok has more than 800 million users worldwide. Microsoft’s social media stakes rely heavily on LinkedIn, a network aimed more at working professionals rather than a more casual and friend-driven approach that Facebook has.

Google says 20 U.S. states, territories 'exploring' contact tracing apps

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:48:09 +0530 - tech

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday that 20 U.S. states and territories, representing about 45% of the country's population, are "exploring" contact tracing apps for the novel coronavirus using a tool it developed with Apple Inc .

Google says 20 U.S. states 'exploring' contact tracing apps

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:00:07 +0530 - tech

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday that 20 U.S. states and territories, representing about 45% of the country's population, are "exploring" contact tracing apps for the novel coronavirus using a tool it developed with Apple Inc .

Facebook brings official music videos to users' feed

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:56:08 +0530 - tech

Facebook Inc said on Friday that its users in the United States would be able to view and share official music videos on its platform, in a move to better compete with Alphabet Inc's video platform YouTube.

Apple tops Saudi Aramco as most valuable publicly listed company

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:26:25 +0530 - tech

Apple Inc's stock hit a record high on Friday after reporting blockbuster quarterly results, helping the iPhone maker briefly overtake Saudi Aramco to become the world's most valuable publicly listed company.

GM partners with EVgo to add 2,700 new fast chargers in U.S

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:08:06 +0530 - tech

General Motors Co has partnered with electric vehicle charging station provider EVgo to add 2,700 new fast chargers, which can be accessed by the general public in the United States over the next five years, the automaker said on Friday.

First Amendment group files new suit against Trump over blocked Twitter users

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 09:47:07 +0530 - tech

A group on Friday filed a new lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump demanding he unblock additional Twitter users from viewing his account.

Twitter bans account of former KKK leader David Duke

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:44:09 +0530 - tech

Twitter Inc said on Friday it has permanently suspended the account of David Duke, a former leader of the white supremacist group Ku Klux Klan, as the social media company tries to curb the spread of hateful content on its website.

Apple briefly overtakes Saudi Aramco to become the world's largest company

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:38:24 +0530 - tech

Apple Inc shares surged as much as 7.1% to a record high on Friday after reporting blockbuster quarterly results, helping the iPhone maker briefly overtake Saudi Aramco to become the world's largest public company.

Ad rebound drives Pinterest revenue beat; shares surge

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:16:06 +0530 - tech

Image sharing company Pinterest Inc said advertising demand began to improve in May as it reported betterthanexpected quarterly results, sending its shares nearly 28% higher.

Huawei asks Germany not to shut it out of building 5G networks - Der Spiegel

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 07:40:07 +0530 - tech

Huawei's [HWT.UL] top manager in Germany has appealed to the government not to shut it out of building 5G mobile networks, Der Spiegel said on Friday, after Britain decided to purge the Chinese firm's equipment from its network on security grounds.

'Payment sent' - travel giant CWT pays $4.5 million ransom to cyber criminals

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 07:37:10 +0530 - tech

U.S. travel management firm CWT paid $4.5 million this week to hackers who stole reams of sensitive corporate files and said they had knocked 30,000 computers offline, according to a record of the ransom negotiations seen by Reuters.

Apple loyalists prove physical stores not needed to drive iPhone sales- J.P. Morgan

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 06:18:17 +0530 - tech

Apple customer loyalty and response to the COVID19 pandemic have proven brickandmortar stores are not essential to drive sales of its products, J.P.Morgan said on Friday, as the iPhone maker's blockbuster quarterly results pushed its shares up 7%.

Apple loyalists prove physical stores not needed to drive iPhone sales - J.P. Morgan

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 06:18:07 +0530 - tech

Apple customer loyalty and response to the COVID19 pandemic have proven brickandmortar stores are not essential to drive sales of its products, J.P.Morgan said on Friday, as the iPhone maker's blockbuster quarterly results pushed its shares up 7%.

Pinterest beats revenue estimates as users surge during lockdowns

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 05:50:09 +0530 - tech

Image sharing company Pinterest Inc beat Wall Street estimates for secondquarter revenue on Friday, as more users turned to its platform for content to keep them entertained while under coronavirus lockdowns.

PUBG Mobile Ancient Secret Mode Arriving on August 4: All Details Here

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 05:23:11 +0530 - tech

Get ready for a new Egyptian-themed event coming soon to PUBG Mobile.

Huawei asks Germany not to shut it out of building 5G networks, Der Spiegel says

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 05:04:09 +0530 - tech

Huawei's [HWT.UL] top manager in Germany has appealed to the government not to shut it out of building 5G mobile networks, Der Spiegel said on Friday, after Britain decided to purge the Chinese firm's equipment from its network on security grounds.

25 Years of Mobile Phones: Mukesh Ambani Underlines Need to Upgrade All 2G Users in India

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 04:48:46 +0530 - tech

Ambani highlighted the four ways in which mobile telephony has changed over the years, and also touched upon the way forward for India.

Grappled by Covid-19 Crisis, Cognizant Laid Off Over 10,000 Employees in Q2 2020

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 04:44:04 +0530 - tech

The voluntary attrition in the company declined to 10.5 per cent in Q2 of this year, revealed Cognizant CEO Brian Humphries during an earnings call with investors.

Ex-Union Minister Sukh Ram Narrates the Story Behind India's First Mobile Phone Call

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 03:41:56 +0530 - tech

From sporadic landline telephones decades ago, to the hyper connected world of smartphones and high speed 4G of today, ex-Union Minister Sukh Ram, who oversaw the first ever mobile phone call in India, has seen it all.

OPPO Watch With Wear OS, Heart Rate Monitoring Debuts in India Starting at Rs 14,990

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 03:41:52 +0530 - tech

The Oppo Watch in India comes in two variants and will be available for purchase in India from August 10.

OPPO Reno 4 Pro With Snapdragon 720G SoC, 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 Fast Charging Launched in India

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 02:48:35 +0530 - tech

The new OPPO Reno 4 Pro comes as a successor to the Reno 3 series and brings a neat looking quad-camera setup and also offers super-fast battery charging rated at 65W.

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