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Facebook let 3rd-party vendors listen to your Messenger chats

Facebook let 3rd-party vendors listen to your Messenger chats

Since 2015, Facebook Messenger has offered a feature to transcribe voice clips to text, although it is turned off by default.

Aug 14, 2019, 15:09 PM IST
Co-founder of Facebook-owned VR firm Oculus quits

Co-founder of Facebook-owned VR firm Oculus quits

Mitchell was the head of VR products at Facebook which acquired Oculus for $3 billion in 2014.

Aug 14, 2019, 15:08 PM IST
Twitter to soon let users follow topics

Twitter to soon let users follow topics

Topics will be curated by Twitter, with individual tweets being identified through machine learning, and for now, only sports-related interests can be followed.

Aug 14, 2019, 15:07 PM IST
OnePlus to launch smart TV named 'OnePlus TV'

OnePlus to launch smart TV named 'OnePlus TV'

OnePlus revealed the name and logo of its maiden smart display/TV device on its online community forum.

Aug 14, 2019, 15:05 PM IST
WhatsApp beta for Android supports 'Fingerprint lock'

WhatsApp beta for Android supports 'Fingerprint lock'

When this feature is enabled, users will have to use fingerprint to open WhatsApp.

Aug 14, 2019, 15:04 PM IST
iPhone XR takes Apple to top spot in Indian premium segment

iPhone XR takes Apple to top spot in Indian premium segment

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), in the premium ($500 or Rs 35,000 and above) segment, Apple bettered Samsung for the leadership position with an overall share of 41.2 per cent

Aug 14, 2019, 14:56 PM IST
Bugs found in backend systems of top 5,000 free Android apps

Bugs found in backend systems of top 5,000 free Android apps

While the researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and The Ohio State University studied only applications in the Google Play Store, applications designed for iOS may share the same backend

Aug 13, 2019, 16:06 PM IST
Jio's FTTH to expand broadband market, will help Airtel: Fitch

Jio's FTTH to expand broadband market, will help Airtel: Fitch

In its 42nd annual general meeting on Monday, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) announced the launch of its much-awaited Jio GigaFiber services. The Jio GigaFiber base plans will start at 100 Mbps, and

Aug 13, 2019, 16:01 PM IST
Indian smartphone market saw highest ever Q2 shipment of 36.9 million in 2019

Indian smartphone market saw highest ever Q2 shipment of 36.9 million in 2019

However, the feature phone market continued its decline with 32.4 million-unit shipments, registering a drop of 26.3 percent YoY in 2Q19.

Aug 13, 2019, 15:25 PM IST
Smartphone charging cable can steal your data too

Smartphone charging cable can steal your data too

Once plugged into your device, from a nearby device and within Wi-Fi range, a hacker can wirelessly transmit malicious payloads on your computer, reports Motherboard.

Aug 13, 2019, 10:54 AM IST
Reliance Jio GigaFiber to be commercially launched on September 5: Tariff, welcome offer and more

Reliance Jio GigaFiber to be commercially launched on September 5: Tariff, welcome offer and more

Mukesh Ambani also introduced unlimited international call to US and Canada at Rs 500 per month during the AGM.

Aug 12, 2019, 13:41 PM IST
Students offered 3-month free trial of YouTube Premium

Students offered 3-month free trial of YouTube Premium

The deal essentially works by having students sign up for the $6.99 per month plan which also includes YouTube Premium Music, that will allow users to use the services for free for three months.

Aug 09, 2019, 11:30 AM IST
WhatsApp yet to fix flaws that allow messages manipulation

WhatsApp yet to fix flaws that allow messages manipulation

According to security researchers, this vulnerability could be exploited in three ways, all of which involve social engineering tactics to fool end-users.

Aug 09, 2019, 11:29 AM IST
Realme to bring 64MP camera tech to India before Diwali

Realme to bring 64MP camera tech to India before Diwali

The smartphone player said it would launch a device in the country with the new 64MP camera technology before Diwali.

Aug 09, 2019, 11:24 AM IST
Global trade tensions may hit smartphone biz: Samsung

Global trade tensions may hit smartphone biz: Samsung

Early this week, Japan promulgated a revised Bill to remove South Korea from its 'whitelist' of trusted trading partners, following the July 4 export control measures on three materials used in chips

Aug 08, 2019, 17:44 PM IST
Apple's foldable device likely in 2021

Apple's foldable device likely in 2021

According to the consumer survey, more than a third of Apple customers showed interest in paying as much as $600 extra for a foldable iPhone, CNET reported on Wednesday.

Aug 08, 2019, 17:41 PM IST
Microsoft joins Samsung to herald new mobile computing era

Microsoft joins Samsung to herald new mobile computing era

According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, the aim was to empower people when it comes to multi-device productivity and "Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Book S are such devices of the future".

Aug 08, 2019, 17:40 PM IST
IIT-M, NIOT working on efficient turbine for power from ocean

IIT-M, NIOT working on efficient turbine for power from ocean

The recent research by IIT-M and NIOT, is being funded by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, and focuses on improving the devices and machines used for wave energy harvesting.

Aug 08, 2019, 17:33 PM IST
Intel trains 1.5 lakh students, developers to boost AI in India

Intel trains 1.5 lakh students, developers to boost AI in India

Intel hosted its premier global AI developer event, the Intel AI DevCamp in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Aug 08, 2019, 16:24 PM IST
Indians most open to switching to digital-only financial provider

Indians most open to switching to digital-only financial provider

Consumers prefer to interact with their financial service providers on digital channels especially in mobile-first markets like China, India, Thailand, and Indonesia, said market research firm

Aug 08, 2019, 15:34 PM IST