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As the government served WhatsApp with a second notice asking it to check the spread of fake and provocative content, the Facebook-owned platform has said it is launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone in India.

02:27:01 on 20 Jul

Reliance Jio has made its JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer live to give consumers new JioPhone in exchange with their old feature phones plus Rs 501. The scheme was announced by Mukesh Ambani in RIL's 41st Annual General Meeting early this month. Ambani had announced that buyers could exchange their old feature phone with JiPhone for Rs 501 from July 21.

01:15:01 on 20 Jul

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Xiaomi introduced the Mi Max series in India back in June 2016 and despite its gigantic proportions, the phone performed well in the Indian market. Now, the company has launched the third generation of the phablet line-up, Mi Max 3. While the first two generations had a similar screen size of 6.44 inches, the third generation stretches out to 6.9 inches.

11:55:02 on 20 Jul

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Walt Disney Animation Studio is set to debut its first VR short film, Cycles, this August in Vancouver, the Association for Computing Machinery announced today. The plan is for it to be a headliner at the ACM’s computer graphics conference (SIGGRAPH), joining other forms of VR, AR and MR entertainment in the conference’s designated Immersive Pavilion.

11:41:01 on 20 Jul

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Nokia X5 has finally been launched by HMD Global in China. The smartphone comes with a dual rear camera setup stacked vertically, a display notch, and runs on pure Android 8.1 Oreo OS. The Nokia X5 is the second smartphone in the Nokia X-series, the first being the Nokia X6. The Nokia X6 was the first smartphone to embrace the display notch in the Nokia phones portfolio.

02:57:02 on 19 Jul

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A bit of good news for the perpetually clumsy. Corning unveiled the latest version of its ubiquitous smartphone-encasing material today at an event in California. Gorilla Glass 6 is, naturally, designed to be more durable than its predecessor. The big takeaways here are the ability to withstand drops from higher heights and, perhaps even more importantly, multiple drops per device.

02:41:01 on 19 Jul

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Hyderabad-based company Payswiff unveiled its new addition of point of sale (PoS) device that helps merchants/business owners to use the device like a smartphone loaded with apps. The android POS device will help merchants accept payments from credit cards, debit cards, wallets, online payments, UPI, Bharat QR and offer EMI option. The new device was unveiled by K T Rama Rao.

01:26:01 on 19 Jul

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Google has been hit with a record-breaking $5 billion fine by EU regulators for breaking antitrust laws. The European Commission says Google has abused its Android market dominance in three key areas. Google has been bundling its search engine and Chrome apps into the operating system. Google has also blocked phone makers from creating devices that run forked versions of Android,

08:40:01 on 19 Jul

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Locating your nearest public library will soon be possible with just a click. A mobile app, ‘Public Library: Finding community librarie, was launched as a part of the first regional public library conference at the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. The app, will initially cover 25 district libraries and will soon be scaled up to include all the public libraries in the State.

01:15:01 on 18 Jul

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It is Yahoo Messenger’s last working day today on the worldwide web. Beginning tomorrow, its users will not be able to log in to its messaging service launched 20 years ago in March 1998. With the proliferation of internet services, Yahoo’s Messenger’s popularity soared in the nineties but plummeted after WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and Google chats gained currency.

11:41:01 on 18 Jul

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If your Instagram account is public, there’s no real way to stop people from looking at your feed. Even if you block someone, your photos are just a private browser window away. That said, Instagram is trying to give users more direct control over their own list of followers; the company has started more widely testing the ability to manually remove followers with a few taps.

07:41:01 on 18 Jul

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Reviving supersonic passenger flights will harm the environment as the jets will not likely be able to comply with existing fuel efficiency, pollution and noise standards for subsonic aircraft, according to a study. US based startups are all aiming to revive ultra-fast flights by modifying existing engines rather than spending billions of dollars to make a new one.

05:40:02 on 17 Jul

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Emojis have become so much a part of our lives that they now even have a day dedicated to them -- and it’s today. July 17 has been celebrated as World Emoji Day since 2014. He picked the day from the iPhone emoji for the calendar (it shows July 17). To some, emojis are cool and hip; to others, they are puerile; and to still others, they mark the decline of the English language.

02:10:01 on 17 Jul

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Amazon’s website has been experiencing issues for hours now due to heavy online traffic on Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s made-up holiday designed to boost sales. In a statement released on Twitter, Amazon acknowledged the issue and that they working to resolve the issue. Last year, Amazon’s Prime Day generated an estimated $1 billion in sales from the 30-hour event.

01:25:02 on 17 Jul

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BrahMos supersonic missile was successfully test fired today with an aim to "increase its life". The test-firing was carried out under extreme conditions. This successful flight test carried out by BrahMos Aerospace and DRDO at 10:30 am from the ITR Balasore to validate the life extension technologies. The test-firing was aimed at increasing the missile's life from 10 to 15 years.

04:05:32 on 16 Jul

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Google will be hit with a record European Union (EU) fine for using its Android smartphone system to fortify its search empire. The European Commission's competition chief Margrethe Vestager has been investigating Google for three years over complaints the company illegally forces smartphone manufacturers to install its apps.

03:40:01 on 16 Jul

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Twitter is changing the location of its navigation bar, bringing it to the bottom of the app interface in the new update for Android devices. It may be bringing in this change to make the app more accessible and to enable quicker navigation between other tabs. However, it would not allow users to swipe from one tab to the next, but they would have to click on a tab to access it.

02:57:01 on 16 Jul

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Leaks and rumours surrounding Microsoft’s Andromeda aka Surface Phone have been flying consistently for the past few weeks. A new report indicates that the company’s highly ambitious dual-screen Andromeda Project isn’t dead yet. Microsoft had originally planned to launch the dual-screen device in the second-half of 2018, but now it has decided to launch the product in late 2019.

12:11:01 on 16 Jul

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Apple has traditionally had trouble with sales in India. While the company started manufacturing iPhones in the country to lower the price locally, it seems that it has a long road ahead of it, according to a report it’s sold fewer than a million devices in the first half of 2018. It only has a 2% market share in India, and in 2017, it sold 3.2 million iPhones.

09:25:01 on 16 Jul

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Taking cognizance of the misuse of its platform for repeated circulation of provocative content, Facebook-owned WhatsApp rolled out "Forwarded" label to its 1.5 million monthly active users globally, including over 200 million in India. The feature will indicate which messages you receive have been forwarded to you in the group or individually.

09:41:01 on 12 Jul

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Flying trains could be coming your way

A French entrepreneur, is pitching to Boeing Co. and others. “Link & Fly” is Akka Technologies’s new flagship aircraft design, with wings that come off. Passengers would board a train-like tube at a neighbourhood station and have their retinas scanned for security during the ride to the airport. Wings would then be attached to the pod for take-off.

09:26:01 on 12 Jul

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The Telecom Commission has approved net neutrality rules which bar service providers from discriminating against Internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access. Some mission critical applications or services like remote surgery and autonomous cars will, however, be kept out of the purview of net neutrality framework.

07:56:01 on 12 Jul

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In case you are planning to buy the Redmi Note 5 Pro, now could be the best time. If you have a fast internet connection and you are lucky enough, the Redmi Note 5 Pro could be yours for just Rs 4. The offer comes under the ongoing sale by Mi to celebrate its 4th Anniversary. The 4th Anniversary flash sale will kick off at 4 pm on July 11 on Flipkart and

04:05:01 on 11 Jul

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Motorola has launched its two new budget smartphone variants, the Moto e5 and the Moto e5 Plus, in New Delhi. The phones are priced at ₹ 9999 and ₹ 11,999 respectively. The e5 comes with 5.7 inch HD display with 18:9 Max Vision. The e5 Plus comes with the same display ratio but with a bigger screen at 6 inches.It comes with a 12 MP camera with laser autofocus.

10:55:01 on 10 Jul

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In a first of its kind, the Survey of India (SoI) will launch a drone-based survey of land and properties on a pilot basis in Bengaluru and Ramanagara district. The survey of land and properties is commissioned by the department of Survey Settlements and Land Records. In the city, properties will be surveyed.

10:25:01 on 10 Jul

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To tackle spread of fake news on its platform, instant messaging application WhatsApp on Tuesday published advertisements in newspapers giving out “easy tips” that can help users decide if “something sent to you on WhatsApp is true.” WhatsApp has said that the government and community groups need to work together to deal with fake news technology companies.

08:35:01 on 10 Jul

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Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging platform published advertisements in key Indian newspapers to tackle the spread of misinformation, its first such effort to combat a flurry of fake messages that prompted mob lynchings. Beatings and deaths triggered by false incendiary messages in India, caused a public relations nightmare, sparking calls from authorities for immediate action.

04:25:01 on 10 Jul

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Trollers , Be careful. Trolls and Social media abusing could get into the database of National Crime Records Bureau. The NCRB maintains the data relating to crimes in cyber space across the country and the Bureau will also maintain the data on fake online profiles, abusive trolls , online defamation, cyber frauds and the records of suicide cases of online abetment.

09:10:01 on 09 Jul

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In its effort to curb the flow of misinformation and combat the issue of fake news, Twitter has suspended more than one million accounts a day in recent months. Twitter’s crackdown could likely result in a decline in the number of followers of many popular profiles. PM Narendra Modi, US President Trump, and Rahul Gandhi are followed by thousands of “fake followers”.

12:55:01 on 09 Jul

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Facebook Inc. co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken Warren Buffett as the world’s third-richest person, further solidifying technology as the most robust creator of wealth. Zuckerberg, who trails only Inc. founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, eclipsed Buffett as Facebook shares climbed 2.4%, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

11:40:01 on 09 Jul

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Three Xiaomi smartphones coming to India

Xiaomi has been on a roll lately. When it comes to budget smartphones, the brand has a stronger hold than bigwigs. If rumors are to be believed, Xiaomi is set to globally launch the Mi A2 in the next few months. The Mi A2 is one of the highly anticipated Android One smartphones. The smartphone is rumored to sport a 5.99-inch full HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

09:40:01 on 09 Jul

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Some popular apps on your Android phone may be actively listening to you, monitoring your habits and even secretly taking screenshots of your activity and sending them to third parties, a new study has found. These screenshots and videos of your activity on the screen could include usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and other important personal information.

08:56:01 on 07 Jul

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Skype finally adds read receipts to chats

Having read receipts in chats is almost a given nowadays with virtually all messaging apps supporting this feature. Skype, on the other hand, did not have this feature until now. This feature is available in one-on-one chats as well as group conversations with as many as 20 individuals. If this test goes well, the feature will be rolled out to everyone at a later date.

03:26:01 on 07 Jul

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Tamil version of MS-Office planned

Tamil Nadu School Education Department has approached the Microsoft company, demanding it to create MS-office software in Tamil language. T Udhayachandran, secretary of School Education Department said the department had made the negotiation with Microsoft for MS-Office in Tamil and an exclusive search engine in the language.

11:56:01 on 07 Jul

Social media giant Facebook has offered to deploy its fact-checking systems in all future elections in India, including the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, to check the circulation of fake news aimed at influencing and misleading voters. Facebook's Global Manager, had personally assured chief election commissioner during an interaction in Seoul a couple of months ago.

10:55:02 on 07 Jul

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What about your Google data after you die?

With the implementation of smart algorithms and links, Google now has managed to acquire a huge amount of an individual's data through everything one does online. However, seldom do we think what will happen to this accumulated data after we are dead. Well, Google's Inactive Account Manager is there to take care of all your personal information once you are no more.

05:26:01 on 06 Jul

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Indian IT industry apex body Nasscom has opened a Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Bengaluru. The centre has been set up in collaboration with the Karnataka government with an aim to nurture innovation in emerging disruptive technologies such as AI and to leverage the power of data science.

01:11:01 on 06 Jul

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Following deaths across India fuelled by false information on social media, messaging platform WhatsApp has announced that it will grant awards worth $50,000 to researchers to study how misinformation and propaganda spread across social media platforms. The criteria to enrol is that an independent researcher should develop conceptual tools, gather and analyze data.

08:40:01 on 06 Jul

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