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Amazon goes after scammers in US, India who lured Alexa users via fake apps

Seattle/New Delhi, May 15 (IANS): Amazon has filed a lawsuit against an international ring in Washington State and India that developed a tech support scheme to con people via fake Amazon apps who were looking to set up newly-bought Alexa-enabled Ech...

15 May 2020

Facebook group video chat Messenger Rooms now available globally

San Francisco, May 15 (IANS): Taking on Zoom and other video conferencing apps like Google Meet and Microsoft Teams, Facebook has rolled out its group video chat Messenger Rooms globally that allows free video calls with up to 50 people with no time ...

15 May 2020

Nvidia introduces first Ampere A100 GPU for data centres

San Francisco, May 14 (IANS): Amid the surge in demand for cloud computing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, graphics giant Nvidia on Thursday said its first GPU based on the Ampere architecture, A100, is in full production and shipping to customers wor...

14 May 2020

Coronavirus vaccine: Reasons to be Optimistic

Zania Stamataki, University of Birmingham The first coronaviruses known to infect humans were discovered more than half a century ago – so why are there no vaccines against these viruses? Should we be optimistic that an effective vaccine will be de...

14 May 2020

OnePlus 8 Series 5G goes on sale in India on May 29

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS): Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus on Thursday announced it’s OnePlus 8 Series 5G’ will be available for sale in India on May 29 on Amazon.in, oneplus.in and select OnePlus exclusive offline stores and partner out...

14 May 2020

Antibodies with potential to block Covid-19 virus identified

Beijing, May 14 (IANS): From a patient who recovered from Covid-19, scientists have isolated a pair of neutralising antibodies that could potentially block the virus responsible for the pandemic from entering into host cells. The study, published in ...

14 May 2020

Facebook Messenger Rooms now available within Groups, Events

San Francisco, May 14 (IANS): Facebook has announced that its group video chat Messenger Rooms is available within Groups and Events where both admins and members can host up to 50 people on a Messenger video call for as long as they want. Messenger ...

14 May 2020

Instagram now lets you delete troll comments in bulk

San Francisco, May 13 (IANS): Instagram has announced that it is rolling out new major changes including the ability to delete offensive comments in bulk, to keep the platform a more positive place for users. “We are launching a new feature to ...

13 May 2020

Scientists decode how Covid-19 disease kills people

Beijing, May 13 (PTI): Covid-19 mostly kills through an overreaction of the immune system, whose function is precisely to fight infections, say scientists who have decoded the mechanisms, symptoms, and diagnosis of the disease caused by the SARS-Cov-...

13 May 2020

Twitter makes it official to let employees work from home ‘forever’

San Francisco, May 13 (IANS): Twitter has made it official to let its employees work from home forever if they chose to and they will be paid like a normal working day as they sit comfortably in the sofa in the comfort of their homes. The new option ...

13 May 2020

Covid-19 infection in kids may not start with a cough

Beijing, May 12 (IANS): Gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea, coupled with a fever or history of exposure to Covid-19, could indicate coronavirus infection in children, according to a new study. Published in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics...

12 May 2020

Loss of green space linked to higher health risks in India

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS): Urban development leading to a reduction in green space may be associated with an increase in several cardiometabolic risk factors such as hypertension, obesity and hyperglycaemia in India, warn researchers. “The findi...

12 May 2020

Microsoft Family Safety app available for preview on iOS, Android

San Francisco, May 12 (IANS): To help parents manage kids screen time and app usage, Microsoft is rolling out a dedicated new app called Family Safety for preview. Announced in March to help people protect what matters most with digital and physical ...

12 May 2020

Twitter CEO donates $10 million to help prisons fight Covid-19

San Francisco, May 12 (IANS): Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has pledged $10 million to help prisons in the US fight the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The donation is given to criminal justice advocacy group REFORM Alliance that would buy 10 million face masks...

12 May 2020

Scientists call for urgent need to study Covid-19 impact on pets, livestock

New York, May 11 (IANS): Scientists have called for the urgent need for research to understand the potential impacts of Covid-19 in certain animal species, the transmissibility of infection between humans and those animals, and the impact infection c...

11 May 2020

Microsoft releases fix to protect users from reply-all email storm

San Francisco, May 11 (IANS): Microsoft has started rolling out a tool designed to protect Office 365 users worldwide from reply-all email storms. When a reply all mail storm occurs in an organisation, it can disrupt business continuity and in some c...

11 May 2020

Elon Musk threatens to move Tesla plant out of California

San Francisco, May 10 (IANS): Tesla CEO Elon Musk has threatened to move his Fremont car factory in California to Nevada or Texas if the state does not allow the facility to open despite the sheltering-in-home in place. Musk has filed a lawsuit in C...

10 May 2020

Twitter disagree that China, Russia spreading Covid-19 misinformation

Washington, May 9 (IANS): Twitter has somewhat disputed the US governments claim that thousands of accounts on its platform that were disseminating misinformation related to coronavirus pandemic originated in China in coordination with Russia. The US...

09 May 2020

Google, Facebook to let most employees work from home till year-end

San Francisco, May 8 (IANS): Google and Facebook have decided to allow most of their workforces to stay home and work through the end of this year. Facebook will open most of its office from July 6, according to a CNBC report. The social networking ...

08 May 2020

New study links low vitamin D levels with high Covid-19 death rate

London, May 8 (IANS): In a growing list of studies on vitamin D and its link with Covid-19 disease, British researchers have found an association between low average levels of vitamin D and high numbers of Covid-19 cases and mortality rates across 20...

08 May 2020

With surge in viewership on TV screens, YouTube plans for further ad push

San Francisco, May 8 (IANS): There’s been an 800 per cent (year-on-year) increase globally in the number of people watching ad-supported and purchased movies on the Google-owned YouTube, with 125 per cent jump in TV shows and 250 per cent growt...

08 May 2020

Microsoft offers $100,000 if someone can hack its custom Linux OS

San Francisco, May 7 (IANS): In a three-month challenge, Microsoft is offering hackers up to $100,000 if they can break the security of its custom Linux OS. The challenge is focused on the Azure Sphere OS for which, Microsoft built a compact and cust...

07 May 2020

Online education now a new normal for govt, edtech platforms

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS): As millions of kids take online school classes from home globally including in India, government along with private education sector have a great responsibility to offer online e-Learning to more than 60 million college stude...

07 May 2020

Google to teach journalists power of AI, machine learning in newsroom

San Francisco, May 7 (IANS): Google has launched a free training course in 17 languages to teach journalists around the world what impact can Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have on their profession. In a global survey conducte...

07 May 2020

Musk shares photo of newborn son, names him ‘X AE A-12 Musk’

San Francisco, May 6 (IANS): Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has posted the first picture of his newly-born son in response to demand coming from his fans, naming the baby ‘X AE A-12 Musk’. Musk and his girlfriend Canadian singer ...

06 May 2020
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