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Facebook may soon automatically detect if you are rich or poor

It wants to build a system that collects users' personal data, such as education, homeownership and internet usage, in order to predict their socio-economic status.

03 Feb 2018

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Users are smart, let them fix fake news, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg said his personal mission in 2018 is to clean up the site in the wake of its use by purveyors of propaganda, misinformation and click-bait scams.

03 Feb 2018

The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S. (File photo | Reuters)
Google hiring more people outside Silicon Valley in US

Google is hiring thousands of people outside of its Silicon Valley base in the US and will build five more data centres in the country this year.

03 Feb 2018

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Telegram back on Apple App Store after temporary removal

Encrypted messaging platform Telegram is back on Apple's iOS App Store after being removed for reportedly making inappropriate content available to its users.

03 Feb 2018

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Twitter India registers over 14 lakh budget-related posts, healthcare and demonetisation among the most talked about topics

Twitter India recorded over 14 lakh budget-related conversations in the past week with healthcare being the most talked about topic followed by demonetisation,

03 Feb 2018

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We are restructuring India operations, here to stay: Gionee

Confirming its restructuring plans for India, Chinese smartphone maker Gionee on Saturday said the company is not scaling down its operations in the country.

03 Feb 2018

In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, a customer hands over cash as she pays for an iPhone X at the Apple Store on New York's Fifth Avenue.| AP
Apple, once again, has a bad case of the iPhone jitters

Not with conspiracy theories swirling around Apple's secret slowdown of older iPhones while a cloud of uncertainty looms over its high-priced iPhone X.

02 Feb 2018

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Apple questioned by US agencies about slowing iPhones

Apple on Wednesday confirmed it is fielding questions from US agencies about its move to slow down older iPhones as batteries weaken.

01 Feb 2018

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Smartron 'tphone P' review: Go for impressive battery, basic Android experience 

It has fingerprint sensor at the back, power and volume toggles on the right, a hybrid dual-SIM card slot on the left and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top.

31 Jan 2018

A woman holds her smart phone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration. | Reuters
Google removed seven lakh malicious apps from Play Store in 2017

Google has developed new detection models and techniques that can identify repeat offenders and abusive developer networks at scale.

31 Jan 2018

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Reports: US authorities probing Apple for slowing older iPhones

The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are probing whether Apple violated securities laws.

31 Jan 2018

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Facebook to show more local news in News Feed

The update comes after the social media giant announced changes to News Feed that showed posts from friends and high-quality news sources.
 

31 Jan 2018

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Slow response forces Apple to halve iPhone X production: Report

Slower-than-expected sales have forced Apple to slash iPhone X production by half for the January-March period -- to 20 million units from the earlier planned 40 million units, the media reported.

30 Jan 2018

Nikhil Chandhok worked on Google's 'ARCore' smartphone AR platform and Daydream VR platform. (Photo | Facebook.com/Nikhil Chandok)
Indian-origin Google Augmented Reality executive Nikhil Chandhok joins Facebook

Nikhil Chandhok, Indian-origin Director of Product for Augmented Reality (AR) at Google, is joining Facebook to lead product management of its camera team working on AR.

30 Jan 2018

A Blackberry smartphone is displayed in this illustrative picture taken in Bordeaux, Southwestern France, August 22, 2016. (Photo | Reuters)
Millennials in India poor at safeguarding passwords

When it comes to biometric authentication, young adults are more receptive in India but lax in creating complex passwords and are prone to hacking, a new study said on Monday.

29 Jan 2018

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Lava to invest over Rs 2,600 crore in manufacturing units in five years

The Noida-based company has also launched the first mobile devices design centre in India with an initial investment of Rs 250 crore to roll out advanced products at price point suited for its target.

29 Jan 2018

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Firm selling fake Twitter followers to be probed

New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced a probe into digital marketing company called Devumi that is reportedly selling fake followers to Twitter users.

29 Jan 2018

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Facebook Artificial Intelligence team's new approach to teach chatbots to talk like humans

The team used a special 164,000-utterance data set titled "Persona-Chat" to teach its AI to look for patterns.

29 Jan 2018

Intel logo is seen behind LED lights in this illustration taken January 5, 2018. (Reuters)
Intel chip flaw: Microsoft releases another security update against 'Spectre'

Microsoft has released another security patch against "Spectre Variant 2" bug found on Intel chips.

29 Jan 2018

A woman holds her smart phone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration. | Reuters
When Google Home could not recognise Jesus

According to reports, Google Home can identify Buddha, Muhammad and Satan but could not provide any details about Jesus.
 

29 Jan 2018

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DDoS attacks down by 17 pct in Q3: Report

The Distribution Denial of Service attacks saw a 17 percent dip in the third quarter of 2017 (July – September) a report drafted by Verisign revealed.

28 Jan 2018