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Google sacks 28 employees involved in protests over Israel govt contract

NEW DELHI — Tech giant Google has laid off 28 employees who were involved in sit-in protests at its offices over a Google contract with the Israeli government. The layoffs happened after nine employees were suspended and then arrested in the US ear...

18 Apr 2024

Semiconductor chips driving innovation in tech, healthcare & other industries: Report

NEW DELHI — Semiconductor chips are driving innovation across technology, automotive, telecom, healthcare, and power industries, a new report said on Wednesday. According to a leading data and analytics company GlobalData, these chips, particularly...

17 Apr 2024

Samsung develops industry’s fastest DRAM chip for AI applications

SEOUL — Samsung on Wednesday said that it has developed the industry’s first low-power double data rate 5X (LPDDR5X) DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) chip, a memory solution tailored for artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The new c...

17 Apr 2024

Gene therapy holds promise for blood disorder haemophilia — Doctors

NEW DELHI — Gene therapy offers hope of a cure to people with haemophilia, a hereditary blood disorder, where a person is born without one clotting factor in the blood, required for forming a blood clot, said doctors on World Haemophilia Day on Wed...

17 Apr 2024

Responsible AI key to promote global peace — Experts

NEW DELHI — If used responsibly, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be an important tool to promote global peace, prevent violent conflict, and safeguard human rights, according to experts on Wednesday. The potential of AI has majorly been overshadow...

17 Apr 2024

Astronomers discover Milky Way’s heaviest known black hole

JERUSALEM — Astronomers have found BH3, which is by far the heaviest known stellar black hole in the Milky Way galaxy, 33 times the mass of the Sun. An international research team found the black hole when looking into the latest data group recorde...

16 Apr 2024

New X users will need to pay for posting — Elon Musk

NEW DELHI — In a dampener for new X users, Elon Musk has announced they may be charged for posting content on the social platform. In reply to an X user, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said that unfortunately, “a small fee for new user write access is ...

16 Apr 2024

Japan leads on X across user metrics, Musk praises team

NEW DELHI — When it comes to X social media platform, Japan is currently leading all other nations in terms of posts, views, searches and active user time spent, its CEO Linda Yaccarino said on Monday. X owner Elon Musk praised the people who made ...

15 Apr 2024

India must focus on Israel-like ironclad defence systems: Anand Mahindra

NEW DELHI — India must focus on getting Israel-like ironclad defence systems, said Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra on Sunday. His comments come amid recent attacks on Israel by Iran, reportedly in retaliation to the attack on their embassy i...

14 Apr 2024

AI candidate could win US elections in 2032: Elon Musk

NEW DELHI — Artificial Intelligence (AI) will lead the US Presidential elections in 2032, said Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. He said this on Saturday at the 10th annual Breakthrough Prize ceremony — the world’s largest science award f...

14 Apr 2024

40K people on duty to safeguard global elections online, says Zuckerberg-run Meta

NEW DELHI — Meta, which offers popular apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, has said that as global elections continue to dominate headlines in 2024, no tech company is investing more to protect elections online than the social media giant....

14 Apr 2024

X bans over 2 lakh accounts for policy violations in India in March

NEW DELHI — Elon Musk-run X Corp banned a record 2,12,627 accounts in India between February 26 and March 25, mostly for promoting child sexual exploitation and non-consensual nudity. The micro-blogging platform also took down 1,235 accounts for pr...

13 Apr 2024

WhatsApp working on feature to track view count of channel updates on iOS

NEW DELHI — Meta-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature for iOS users that will allow them to track the view count of channel updates. This feature, which is still under development on WhatsApp beta for Android, was designed to provide b...

13 Apr 2024

PM Modi’s advice on how gaming industry progress in India was inspiring: Creators

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advice to us on how the gaming industry should progress in India was inspiring, social media creators said on Friday. Speaking to IANS, Animesh Agarwal, who met the Prime Minister along with other cr...

12 Apr 2024

TRAI unveils recommendations to boost live testing of innovative tech like 6G, AI

NEW DELHI — In view of rapid developments in emerging technologies like 5G/6G, AI, virtual reality and others, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday released recommendations to encourage live testing of innovative tech and use ...

12 Apr 2024

Supernova behind brightest gamma-ray burst of all time in 2022: Study

NEW DELHI — The brightest gamma-ray burst (GRB) ever recorded by scientists, in October 2022, was the result of a collapse and subsequent explosion of a massive star, or supernova, revealed a new study on Friday. The burst known as GRB 221009A R...

12 Apr 2024

Indian developers at forefront of creating innovations for the world: Qualcomm

NEW DELHI — The developer community in India is at the forefront of creating innovative solutions which will continue to unlock growth opportunities not only for the country but also for the world, Savi Soin, President of Qualcomm India, said on Fr...

12 Apr 2024

Kakao 1st S Korean firm to join global open-source AI Alliance

SEOUL — Internet company Kakao said on Friday it has joined a global consortium that promotes open-source artificial intelligence (AI) research and development, becoming the first South Korean corporate member of the initiative. Kakao said it is th...

12 Apr 2024

Meta testing new tools to help protect youth from sextortion

NEW DELHI — Meta (formerly Facebook) on Thursday said that the company is testing new tools to help protect young people from sextortion and other forms of intimate image abuse on their platforms. The company also said that it is making it hard for...

11 Apr 2024

Samsung launches new TV series with variety of features in India

NEW DELHI — Consumer electronics brand Samsung on Thursday launched the new Crystal 4K TV series with a variety of features in India. The new series, which includes Crystal 4K Vivid, Crystal 4K Vision Pro & Crystal 4K Vivid Pro, comes at a star...

11 Apr 2024

Study links colourless, odourless gas with the rise in lung cancers in non-smokers

NEW YORK — Lung cancer has traditionally been thought of as a “smoker’s disease”. However, the tremendous rise of the deadly disease in non-smokers indicates their long-term, high exposures to radon gas, according to a study. Rado...

11 Apr 2024

We were asked to suspend accounts of sitting Brazilian politicians, journalists — Musk

NEW DELHI — Elon Musk on Thursday claimed that the X platform was asked to suspend accounts of sitting members of the Brazilian Parliament and journalists, as the US government now looks into possible law violations in the country. In a post on his...

11 Apr 2024

Naver Cloud joins Intel to create AI chip ecosystem

SEOUL — Naver Cloud, the cloud computing arm of South Korea’s tech giant Naver, said on Thursday it will join hands with US chipmaker Intel to create an artificial intelligence (AI) chip software ecosystem. The two companies have agreed to pr...

11 Apr 2024

PM’s vision set to revolutionise gaming in India, say creators after meeting Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI — Several leading gaming creators met Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently, saying that his vision is set to “revolutionise gaming” in the country. Creators like Animesh Agarwal, Mithilesh Patankar, Payal Dhare, Naman Mathur, and Ans...

10 Apr 2024

Researchers discover espionage campaign targeting Indian users via fake messaging apps

NEW DELHI — Researchers have discovered an active espionage campaign ‘eXotic Visit’, targeting Android users via fake messaging apps that are distributed through dedicated websites and Google Play, a new report said on Wednesday. Accord...

10 Apr 2024
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