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On Sunday, social media giant Facebook banned one of India’s most active pages, run by Dhruv Rathee a popular YouTuber with more than 1.7 million subscribers. Rathee, a self-described “political centrist”, is often critical of the Modi government and has, as a result, attracted criticism from supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

09:25:02 on 18 Mar

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In an attempt to combat copyright-related issues on YouTube, creators have started adding self-sung songs behind funny clips they wish to shoot a reaction video on. Reaction videos, typically monetised, are a huge part of the current YouTube culture where people lift clips and trailers and film their reactions to what is happening on-screen.

07:16:13 on 18 Mar

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Ahead of the Redmi Go launch in the country, Flipkart has started teasing the phone on its website. The e-retailer has set up a microsite for the phone, which highlights a few features and specifications of the phone. Xiaomi typically uses a heavily-customised version of Android - MIUI – on its smartphones.

06:16:10 on 18 Mar

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Honor had launched the 10 Lite earlier this year and riding on its success, the company has launched a new variant of the smartphone with the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage at Rs 11,999, today. The AI front camera recognizes eight selfie scenarios and even optimizes the background of the photo offers a superior selfie experience in both day and night lighting.

05:15:35 on 18 Mar

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Free antivirus apps on the Google PlayStore are a dime a dozen. But, a recent study by a security research firm has found that almost two-thirds of these applications are fake. The Austria-based antivirus research firm AV Comparatives had found only 80 apps delivered proper protection to the phone of the 250 apps it had tested.

05:03:52 on 18 Mar

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The Facebook livestreaming of New Zealand mosque shooting has brought to the fore a critical issue for the law enforcement agencies to deal with, as tech giants struggle to find a solution to pro-actively stop such incidents. Strapped with a GoPro camera to his head, the gunman broadcast graphic footage of shooting people via Facebook Live for nearly 17 minutes.

04:40:50 on 18 Mar

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In a bid to curb fake news during the general elections, WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation on Monday came together to impart digital literacy training. As part of the partnership, WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation will train nearly 1,00,000 Indians to spot false information and provide tips and tricks to stay safe on WhatsApp.

03:58:09 on 18 Mar

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Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 7 smartphone today at an event in China alongside the Redmi Note 7 Pro, which has already been launched in India. The device is the successor of the budget segment smartphone Redmi 6, which was launched in September 2018 in India. The Redmi 7 is available in Blue, Red and Black colour options in China.

03:06:21 on 18 Mar

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Amazon and Vodafone Idea announced today that all Idea Nirvana postpaid customers are now eligible to receive a year of Amazon Prime membership (worth Rs 999) at no additional cost. This gives customers access to Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading and unlimited free, fast shipping of products and exclusive access to deals on Amazon.in.

02:59:41 on 18 Mar

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On March 25, Apple is hosting its " Show Time" event at the Steve Jobs theatre. This newly built theatre in California will see Apple executives and partners take to the stage and discuss upcoming service by the company, as well as its partnerships with third parties. At the event, Apple is widely expected to announce a new Apple News service and possibly a TV service.

07:40:02 on 18 Mar

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Facebook Inc said it removed 1.5 million videos globally of the New Zealand mosque attack in the first 24 hours after the attack. The company said it is also removing all edited versions of the video that do not show graphic content out of respect for the people affected by the mosque shooting and the concerns of local authorities.

04:25:01 on 18 Mar

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Huawei's first big flagship duo for 2019 will be the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro. These phones are set to go official on March 26 at an event in Paris. Ahead of its launch, mostly everything about the P30 and P30 Pro are out in the open. Both the phones are expected to bring OLED displays, more cameras, upgraded hardware and bigger batteries compared to their predecessors.

04:37:02 on 17 Mar

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A new leak claims that Apple might be preparing to launch a 10.2-inch and 10.5-inch iPad this year. However, they won’t get launched at the same time. Apple would launch two new iPads in the market a 10.2-inch iPad 7 and 10.5-inch iPad. The former model will be a direct successor to the current-generation 9.7-inch iPad, while the latter one will be a completely new iPad.

10:22:32 on 17 Mar

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Social media platforms including Facebook Inc. are facing harsher scrutiny after a shooter accused of killing 49 people in two mosques in New Zealand live-streamed the murders over the internet. While platforms including Twitter and YouTube said they moved fast to remove the content, users reported it was still widely available hours after being first uploaded.

05:01:56 on 17 Mar

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ECI to convene a meeting of Country Heads of major social media companies on 19th March 2019 to discuss issues related to using social media in forthcoming Elections. Recently, an NGO has sent a notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) demanding it frame guidelines to regulate the functioning of online social media platforms ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

11:09:55 on 16 Mar

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Smartphones makers have been launching their new offering at a rapid pace in recent time and this month, we saw a slew of smartphones debuting in the market with top-notch features and competitive price tag. Even in the forthcoming days, we are going to witness the launch of Xiaomi's two devices-Xiaomi Redmi 7 and Xiaomi Redmi Go and Vivo's premium X27 smartphone.

10:22:47 on 16 Mar

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Parent of Snapchat messaging app Snap plans to announce its gaming platform for developers next month, online news service Cheddar reported on Friday, citing a person familiar with the matter. The platform, codenamed "Project Cognac," will feature a handful of games from outside developers designed to work specifically in the Snapchat app, according to the report.

12:25:02 on 16 Mar

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The Division 2 Review

The Division 2 is Ubisoft's latest shared world shooter and a follow up to 2016's solid The Division, which we found to be a fantastic romp across a snowy, post-pandemic New York. In The Division 2, the action takes place in the warmer climes of Washington DC, months after the events of the first game.

07:18:27 on 15 Mar

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How to Make YouTube Safer for Your Kids

Everyone knows that YouTube has some fantastic videos that are great for kids, but a spate of controversies has hit the site since last yr when people discovered that kids have been viewing some rather inappropriate videos on the service. Thankfully, YouTube Kids has several options for parents, allowing them to enable to keep their children safe from inappropriate videos.

04:56:02 on 15 Mar

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Toreto has launched TODS - wireless earbuds. These earbuds allow you to get your daily dose of music while jogging, cooking or driving, Bluetooth enabled TODS get connected easily with any phone without the hassle of wires. These earbuds are sweat proof and enable you to enjoy non-stop music for a longer duration.

03:31:54 on 15 Mar

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Oppo F11 Pro review: The do-it-all phone

As more and more smartphones start looking the same with similar hardware on offer, brands are unable to do enough to differentiate their phones. But Oppo has done something different with the F11 Pro. The 6.5-inch smartphone eliminates the notch by placing the selfie camera in a module that pops up from the top of the device.

03:23:25 on 15 Mar

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PUBG Mobile has issued a statement on the recent arrests in Rajkot, Gujarat of players, after the game was banned in the city, saying the company is trying to understand the legal basis of the same. In its statement PUBG Mobile said that the game is “meant merely for entertainment and should be enjoyed in a healthy and responsible manner.”

03:11:34 on 15 Mar

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After years of vowing to police inappropriate content, YouTube continues to deliver violent imagery, drug references, sexually suggestive sequences and foul, racially charged language in clips that reach children at a troubling pace, say, researchers, and parents. YouTube's recommendation algorithm, they say, fails to reliably segment content by appropriate age levels.

01:51:10 on 15 Mar

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Xiaomi's first Android Go smartphone is all set to be launched in India. The Redmi Go will be launched on 19 March in Delhi. The event will commence at 12 am and Xiaomi is expected to share the live stream link of the launch event soon. Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain tweeted the launch teaser of the Redmi Go in Hindi with the hashtag #AapkiNayiDuniya.

01:05:14 on 15 Mar

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As Facebook pushes for a more private and encrypted communication across its apps, two of its top executives -- Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and WhatsApp Vice President Chris Daniels -- have quit the company. Embroiled in data privacy scandals amid the unabated spread of fake news on its platform, Facebook has lately seen several high-profile exits.

11:57:54 on 15 Mar

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Facebook blamed a "server configuration change" for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled social networking leader. The outage affected users for at least 12 hours in most areas of the world, with the biggest impact in North America and Europe, according to the tracking website downdetector.com.

08:57:01 on 15 Mar

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Samsung Electronics Co. said it will push to put cameras and sensors beneath the screens of smartphones to create "perfect full-screen" devices. The South Korean tech giant said its Infinity-O Display, used in Galaxy S10, is a "milestone" for its display technology, although going forward, it will showcase a "full screen" look for upcoming smartphones.

07:41:01 on 15 Mar

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Facebook, already the leader in enabling you to share photos, videos and links, now wants to be a force in messaging, commerce, payments and just about everything else you do online. The company’s ambitions harken to how WeChat has become the centerpiece of digital life in China, where people use it to order movie tickets, subway passes, food delivery and rides.

01:25:01 on 15 Mar

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It seems that with the explosion of social media, the number of debates we engage in has similarly exploded. For the past few weeks, the topic of many a discussion was India’s response to the terrorist attack in Pulwama. There is a growing tendency to believe that one’s own point of view is better than even that of experts. This does not bode well for any society.

09:25:02 on 14 Mar

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Google Maps has started rolling out a feature that lets users report accidents and speed traps while navigating to their destinations. The new feature, which is inspired by speed trap and accident reporting options on navigation app Waze, was initially spotted last year. However, it appears that Google has now brought the new update for its users globally.

07:45:39 on 14 Mar

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Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has been trying to combat fake news by restricting forwards as well as released commercials to educate the masses about the news that is shared on the platform. WhatsApp beta 2.19.73 update for Android has been spotted with a 'Search image' feature which will take a user to Google in order to search for similar images.

05:41:13 on 14 Mar

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Speaking publicly about his differences with Facebook, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton urged Stanford University students to delete their Facebook accounts, as he explained his reasons for selling the app to Mark Zuckerberg in the first place. Acton made statements on Facebook while addressing a panel that also involved a former Facebook software engineer, Ellora Israni.

05:34:55 on 14 Mar

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Google has removed more than 200 apps from the Google Play Store that were infected by a malicious strain of adware program called SimBad. The malicious adware, that has been downloaded more than 150 million times, was removed from the Play Store after researchers at the data security firm CheckPoint reported the malicious app to the tech giant.

04:23:40 on 14 Mar

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The Economic Times reportedy, 14 March, that Apple might stop selling the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in India and move them out of stores that average less than 35 unit sales a month. The report, said that the strategy is to reinforce Apple's premium positioning in the country. It also said that this will increase the entry price of iPhones by more than Rs 5,000.

03:54:12 on 14 Mar

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Huawei Nova 4e is official. The Chinese tech giant on Thursday introduced the new Nova 4e smartphone in China. The phone is a part of the company's mid-range lineup and comes with features like double-curved glass body, rear fingerprint sensor, and a 6.15-inch screen. The Nova 4e also packs three cameras on the back and a 32-megapixel selfie camera on the front.

03:48:26 on 14 Mar

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Vivo has partnered with Amazon India to offer discounts on some of its old and new smartphones. During the sale Vivo is offering up to Rs 8,000 off on exchange, Rs 5,800 on No cost EMI, among other things. For the Vivo Carnival sale, the consumers purchasing any Vivo phone with Axis bank credit and debit card will get up to Rs 1,000 instant discount.

03:09:49 on 14 Mar

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With elections in India just a few weeks away, YouTube has underlined how it was working to promote authoritative news sources on its platforms. Initiatives taken by YouTube have resulted in a 3X growth in watch time for content for authoritative sources, said Tim Katz, the video platform’s director of news partnerships.

01:55:31 on 14 Mar

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Instagram is back up after suffering a partial outage for over several hours, the photo-sharing social network platform said in a tweet, but its parent Facebook's app still seemed to be down for some users across the globe. Certain users around the world were facing trouble in accessing widely used Instagram, Whatsapp, and Facebook apps earlier on Wednesday.

12:48:30 on 14 Mar

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US federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook Inc struck with some of the world's largest technology companies. A grand jury in New York has subpoenaed records from at least two prominent makers of smartphones and other devices citing people familiar with the requests and without naming the companies.

11:47:53 on 14 Mar

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The CBI, not satisfied with the response in an alleged theft of personal data of Indians from Facebook, has sought more information from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, officials said today. Based on the inputs received from the Ministry of Information and Technology on the alleged data theft, a preliminary inquiry was initiated by the investigative agency last year.

08:57:01 on 14 Mar

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Apple is expected to reach deals with HBO, Showtime, and Starz in time for its March 25th event, which will mark the debut of the company’s anticipated subscription video service. Finding content partners is proving critical, according to sources, because the vast majority of TV shows and movies on the new service at launch will be from third parties.

07:40:02 on 14 Mar

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Several users across the globe on Wednesday evening reported that social media website Facebook had stopped working. While some users complained that they were having trouble posting on the social media site, others said they were not able to log in at all. Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram too reported issues.

02:58:37 on 14 Mar

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Samsung Galaxy A10 is now on sale in India, revealed the South Korean tech giant on Wednesday. The phone has become available a week ahead of scheduled March 20 availability that Samsung had announced at the launch event on the smartphone. The Galaxy A10 is the most affordable out of the three Galaxy A-series phones introduced in the country till now.

09:57:01 on 13 Mar

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WhatsApp has taken several measures to limit the spread of misinformation and fake news on its platform in India but there is more to do to fully secure the platform, the company's India head Abhijit Bose said on Wednesday. Bose said the company strongly believes that private messaging is fundamental to safety.

08:10:02 on 13 Mar

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After pausing investments in its "Allo" mobile messaging app, Google has finally bid goodbye to the platform. A banner across the official Allo website confirmed that March 12 was its last day in operation. Last year, Anil Sabharwal, head of the communications group at Google told that "Allo" as a product did not achieve the level of traction the company had hoped for.

05:15:44 on 13 Mar

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Realme is set to commence its Holi sale "Realme Holi Days" from 13 March to 15 March on Flipkart, Amazon and Realme.com. During this period, the Realme 3, Realme U1, Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1 would be available with discounts and other benefits like mobile protection plans. The latest smartphone by Realme, the Realme 3 went on its first sale yesterday.

02:17:24 on 13 Mar

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India carried out the third successful trial of Pinaka-guided missile at Pokhran on March 12. Two trials were conducted on March 11. Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Army. The weapon system is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit.

01:18:42 on 13 Mar

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The CPM-led Left Front in Tripura announced candidates for the Lok Sabha elections and renominated sitting MPs Jitendra Chowdhury and Shankar Prasad Datta to the Tripura East and Tripura West constituencies, respectively. Left Front Convener Bijan Dhar said the Left parties would not ally with the Congress. The Congress has already ruled out any alliance.

11:24:59 on 13 Mar

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Xiaomi has been in the market for quite some time now. Moving heavily into the "Jack of all trades" domain, Xiaomi burst into the TV market with its range of Mi LED series of smart TVs. That was not enough, because Xiaomi followed their range of smart TVs with a range of Google Assistant enabled Android TV-based Mi TV PRO series.

09:40:01 on 13 Mar

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With every moment in the life of millennials making it to social media, photography has become a passion as well as a powerful tool of self-expression. Travel photographer and Instagram influencer Naveen Soni (@thenaveensoni), shares few mobile photography tips and tricks to create brouhaha on your social feed.

04:57:01 on 13 Mar

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Redmi Note 7 Pro Review

Xiaomi has yet again managed to send ripples throughout the Indian smartphone industry with the launch of the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro. The more feature-packed offering of the duo, the Redmi Note 7 Pro, packs some remarkable hardware for its asking price, including an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, a 48-megapixel camera, a large battery.

07:27:26 on 12 Mar

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Realme U1 and Realme 2 Pro will receive discounts during the Realme 'Holi Days' sale that will begin on Wednesday, March 13. Both Realme phones will get a Rs. 1,000 price drop during the three-day sale that will last until March 15. The company is set to kick off the Realme 3 sale in India again at 8pm today.

07:10:14 on 12 Mar

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To celebrate the World Wide Web's 30th birthday, Google came up with a special doodle to remind netizens of how things were in early days. Google isn't the only one celebrating the birth of the World Wide Web though. Twitter users are also having a field day with hilarious birthday posts and tweets.

06:43:04 on 12 Mar

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Amazon.com has decided to stop telling third-party sellers on its platform that they cannot offer lower prices on competing websites, a source said on Monday. The source gave no details on the decision. The decision comes in the wake of a letter from Senator Richard Blumenthal arguing that the practice would "stifle market competition and artificially inflate prices."

06:38:42 on 12 Mar

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From giving you brilliant photos even in low-light conditions to taking your gaming experience to the next level, the OPPO F11 Pro has all the features you are looking for in your dream phone. Check out this cool infographic to know all the amazing features this phone comes loaded with.

06:14:00 on 12 Mar

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Galaxies aren’t idle — they are constantly on the move, pulled around by the gravity of other galaxies. When two or more galaxies approach each other closely, they are pulled together and collide in a dramatic process, which can result either in the destruction of one of both of the galaxies or in the two merging together to create one super-galaxy.

05:47:27 on 12 Mar

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Thirty years ago this month, a young British software engineer working at a lab near Geneva invented a system for scientists to share information that would ultimately change humanity. But three decades after he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee has warned that his creation has been "hijacked by crooks" that may spell its destruction.

05:33:13 on 12 Mar

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg went public last week with his plan to reorient the embattled social network toward encryption and privacy - transforming Facebook from a boisterous global town square into an intimate living room. An essay posted on his FB wall was 3,200 words, but Zuckerberg managed to avoid mentioning how far users have already moved away from his town square.

05:29:18 on 12 Mar

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How the internet travels across oceans

The internet consists of tiny bits of code that move around the world, traveling along wires as thin as a strand of hair strung across the ocean floor. The data zips from NY to Sydney, from HK to London, in the time it takes you to read this word. Nearly 7.5 mn miles of cable connect the continents to support our insatiable demand for communication and entertainment.

05:13:18 on 12 Mar

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Apple is all set to hold an event in Cupertino on March 25, where the premium smartphone maker is likely to announce its own subscription-based video programming service and a new premium magazine subscription plan. The company’s invite says ‘It’s Show Time’ thus making it very clear what Apple will reveal. So what should we expect from Apple on March 25?

04:56:59 on 12 Mar

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Today, the web completed 30 years on Earth. Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web on March 12, 1989 at CERN. CERN is now giving users access to the first website created. WWW in simple terms is a storage space for documents and other files which are identified by Uniform Resource Locators. WWW resources are identified by users on the internet through web browsers.

04:50:05 on 12 Mar

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At its ripe old age of 30 and with half the globe using it, the World Wide Web is facing growing pains with issues like hate speech, privacy concerns and state-sponsored hacking, its creator says. Tim Berners-Lee joined a celebration on Tuesday of the Web and reminisced about where he invented it at CERN, beginning with a proposal published on March 12, 1989.

04:19:03 on 12 Mar

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The World Wide Web was born on this day in 1989. It was on March 12, 1989, that Tim Berners-Lee, working for Europe's physics lab CERN, proposed a decentralised system of information management. That marked the birth of the World Wide Web - today abbreviated as simply 'the web'- that billions around the world use to access the Internet.

03:58:54 on 12 Mar

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The day is here. Google has revealed that the company will officially shut down Allo today i.e., March 12. Google Allo was unveiled back in 2016 alongside Duo but never really took off. If you were one of the few people who actually ended up using this chat app, you have just a few hours left to save your chat history and any media that you may have shared on the service.

12:54:59 on 12 Mar

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Microsoft launches AI business school

Microsoft announced a business school in Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will help companies improve decision-making in integrating AI across their operations. INSEAD partnered with Microsoft to build the AI Business School's strategy module, which includes case studies about companies across many industries that have successfully transformed their businesses with AI.

08:40:01 on 12 Mar

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A text-generating "bot" nicknamed Tobi produced nearly 40,000 news stories about the results of the November 2018 elections in Switzerland for the media giant Tamedia - in just five minutes. These kinds of AI programs are becoming more widespread as news organisations turn to them to produce stories, personalise news delivery.

10:10:02 on 11 Mar

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Samsung Galaxy M30 Review

Samsung made it very clear at the launch of the Galaxy M series that this new series is targeted at young millennials. In order to recapture this audience, the Samsung M series phones have aggressive prices compared to older Samsung models, as well as notched displays, dual or triple camera setups, and big batteries.

08:57:01 on 11 Mar

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Realme recently launched the successor to Realme 2– the Realme 3 in India for a starting price of Rs 8,999. The MediaTek Helio P70 powered device will go on sale from tomorrow at 12 noon via Flipkart and realme.com. This will be the first sale of the Realme 3. It has announced that Realme 3 will be available at offline stores throughout the country soon.

07:08:12 on 11 Mar

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Nokia 6.2, which was initially expected to arrive at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, is now rumoured to make its debut in the springtime this year. This means we speculate the launch of Nokia 6.2 sometime in the coming future since the spring season generally begins from late March and goes on throughout June.

06:54:00 on 11 Mar

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Amazon is finally giving voice apps developers in India a chance to make money by creating voice skills that are likely to hit it off with consumers. The company has started its Developer Rewards Program in the country, which has been previously available for developers in countries like the US, UK and Japan among others.

05:57:05 on 11 Mar

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Eighty nine per cent buyers consider the camera as the top specification while buying a smartphone, followed by battery life (87%), RAM (79%) and internal memory (72%), a new report by CyberMedia Research (CMR) said. Buyers prefer experimentation over "brand pull" when its comes to smartphones as they become increasingly brand-agnostic, said CMR's MICI survey.

05:31:48 on 11 Mar

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Apple working on anti-snooping technology

Apple is going to make it all the more difficult for the police to track iPhone data. The company, that has been targeted by several governmental agencies to make it easier for the government to access iPhone data, is said to be working on an anti-snooping technology that would prevent law enforcement agencies from tracking phone numbers, locations or read messages.

05:10:35 on 11 Mar

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Aaradhya Bachchan is a pro at eye-rolls

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan made a grand entry at Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta's post-wedding celebration yesterday. While the couple looked stunning in their ensemble, it was their daughter Aaradhya Bachchan who stole everyone's attention. The video of Aaradhya rolling her eyes at the cameras while posing with her parents had gone viral yesterday.

04:41:56 on 11 Mar

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Google is rolling out support for its advanced AR effect tools for YouTube Stories to allow users to add animated masks, glasses, 3D hats and more such objects to their selfies. Google believes, proper anchoring of the virtual content to the real world is the most difficult challenge -- like precisely tracking dynamic surface geometries across smiles, frowns or smirks.

10:37:31 on 11 Mar

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In a bid to prevent the spread of fake news on its platform ahead of Elections 2019, Facebook Inc. plans to start an operations centre in Delhi, which will coordinate with the social media giant’s offices at California, Dublin and Singapore, on a 24x7 basis to monitor election content, said Shivnath Thukral, director, public policy, India and South Asia, Facebook.

04:57:57 on 11 Mar

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Facebook recently introduced its Ad Library report, a searchable database consisting of “ads related to politics and issues of national importance that have been run on Facebook or Instagram”. According to the report, the maximum spending was by the BJP, pro-BJP pages and central government, amounting to around 70% of the total ad revenue made public by Facebook.

03:25:02 on 11 Mar

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Xiaomi is working on a new Black Shark gaming smartphone. Dubbed as Black Shark 2, the latest gaming phone is set to launch on March 18 in China. This will be Xiaomi’s third phone under its new gaming portfolio which includes Black Shark and Black Shark Helo. Xiaomi will be using next-gen liquid cooling technology for the new Black Shark phone.

05:37:41 on 10 Mar

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Google is rolling out support for its advanced AR effect tools for YouTube Stories to allow users to add animated masks, glasses, 3D hats and more such objects to their selfies. Google believes, proper anchoring of the virtual content to the real world is the most difficult challenge -- like precisely tracking dynamic surface geometries across smiles, frowns or smirks.

03:55:58 on 10 Mar

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Tech Wrap: Realme 3, Oppo F11 Pro launched

It’s been a busy and interesting week in technology. Here’s a breakdown of things that made headlines this week in tech. This week in tech started with a smartphone launch by Realme which was followed by another phone launch. The week also witnessed a big reveal for OnePlus’ upcoming flagship smartphone, OnePlus 7.

07:10:30 on 09 Mar

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TikTok launches new safety feature

Giving Indian users more account management control on its platform, video-sharing app TikTok on Friday launched a new safety feature that allows them to filter self-defined words in Hindi and English from the comments section. The safety feature comes as part of TikTok India's #SafeHumSafeInternet and #BetterMeBetterInternet campaigns.

09:25:02 on 08 Mar

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WhatsApp will ban users on unofficial apps

WhatsApp will start banning users who are relying on unofficial versions of the app, though this is being referred to a temporary ban by the company. WhatsApp has also published a new FAQ update on its website, where it had detailed steps for users to migrate from unofficial apps to the official Android app so they can have their accounts restored.

08:12:01 on 08 Mar

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Vivo on Friday officially launched the new Y91i smartphone in India. The phone is initially available for purchase through offline stores in the country with a starting price of Rs. 7,990. Among the highlights, the Vivo Y91i has a 6.22-inch HD+ display and comes with an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC.

07:32:47 on 08 Mar

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NASA has captured the first-ever images of the interaction of shockwaves from two aircraft flying at supersonic speeds. The pictures show a pair of T-38s from the US Air Force Test Pilot School flying information. Shockwaves produced by aircraft merge together as they travel through the atmosphere and are responsible for the sonic boom heard at ground level.

04:57:01 on 08 Mar

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We already have robots that can run, jump and even do parkour. Now, thanks to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, we now have a four-legged robot that can perform a back flip as impressive as any trained human athlete. The Mini Cheetah, which vaguely resembles a robot dog, is capable of performing a 360-degree back flip from a standing position on command.

04:04:14 on 08 Mar

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In a bid to curb the circulation of fake news, YouTube is adding new "information panels" that will surface fact checks to help users determine whether claims related to their search are true, false, or partly true. The video streaming is rolling out the new feature to a limited number of users in India at the initial stage.

03:14:25 on 08 Mar

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SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk's security clearance is being reviewed by the Pentagon after the billionaire smoked marijuana on a California comedian's podcast in September, a US official said . An incident report was started by the Pentagon some time after the marijuana event, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

11:15:46 on 08 Mar

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The OnePlus 7 has been leaked quite a number of times and in the latest leak, we have confirmed information that the OnePlus 7 will be getting a pop-up selfie camera, a full HD+ display with a screen to body ratio of around 95 percent. At the back, the phone comes with a vertically aligned triple camera setup.

10:23:25 on 08 Mar

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In a major move, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved the first batch of reforms in the Army which include relocation of 229 officers from the Army headquarters, creation of a new post of deputy chief for military operations and strategic planning, and setting up new wings for vigilance and human rights issues, official sources said.

10:08:46 on 08 Mar

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Honor, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, is offering deals on its smartphones on Flipkart. The special sale is slated to go live on 7 March midnight and will conclude on the 8 March 2019. The sale will include offers on Honor 9N and Honor 7A with discounts up to Rs 6,000. Buyers will be able to avail No cost EMI with Bajaj Finserv EMI network cards.

08:55:02 on 08 Mar

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India currently accounts for more than 10% of the global smartphone market. However, smartphone ownership rates are the lowest in India among the 11 developing countries surveyed by the Pew Research Center. Further, while the country has over 500 million internet users, nearly half of Indian adults (47%) say they have a basic phone that cannot connect to the internet.

04:57:01 on 08 Mar

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A lot of people are now opting for a more convenient way to watch video content — streaming. The easiest way to access video content is through an app on your smartphone. But the biggest issue with that is the screen —it's too small and doesn't make for a great viewing experience. That's where streaming devices come in.

08:10:02 on 07 Mar

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In a bid to help publishers perform better and generate more revenue on the platform, Twitter has announced its first publisher insights tool called "Timing is Everything". The feature, instead of only showing when their organic followers were watching their video-posts, would rather show at which time period of the day people are just generally watching .

06:26:39 on 07 Mar

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Social networking giant Facebook today hosts around 15 million fewer people in the US than it did in 2017, with the biggest drop being among teen and millennial demographic. A new US-specific survey data compiled by market research firm Edison Research highlighted that Facebook's user-base was shrinking particularly in the coveted 12- to 34-year-old in America.

05:12:47 on 07 Mar

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The past few weeks have seen a number of smartphone launches, especially in the budget category. Samsung, Redmi and Realme have all introduced new phones with big batteries, dual-cameras at the back all priced in the Rs 10,000 or closer price segment. All three phones — Realme 3, Galaxy M20, and Redmi Note 7 — have similar features. Here’s a comparison of the three phones.

04:32:08 on 07 Mar

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In a bid to help publishers perform better and generate more revenue on the platform, Twitter has announced its first publisher insights tool called "Timing is Everything". "'Timing is Everything' displays historical data showing when audiences are on Twitter watching and engaging with a video highlighting the best times to tweet video content and maximise engagement.

04:04:30 on 07 Mar

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has written a detailed post on his personal page, highlighting that the future of the social network lies in investing in private chats, with a focus on end-to-end encryption across products. Previously, it has been reported that Zuckerberg is looking at integrating WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram Messaging.

03:58:09 on 07 Mar

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Vivo has announced that it is launching the Vivo X27 smartphone in China on March 19. The phone, based on the photos released by the company, looks very similar to the Vivo V15 Pro, which comes with a pop-up selfie camera, a triple camera setup at the back, and an all-display front display panel. The Vivo X27 will feature a 48-megapixel sensor and support night view.

01:10:34 on 07 Mar

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Vivo has announced that it is launching the Vivo X27 smartphone in China on March 19. The phone, based on the photos released by the company, looks very similar to the Vivo V15 Pro, which comes with a pop-up selfie camera, a triple camera setup at the back, and an all-display front display panel. The Vivo X27 will feature a 48-megapixel sensor and support night view.

01:08:58 on 07 Mar

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All major railways station on the Shimla-Kalka heritage train route will get free Wi-Fi, officials said on Wednesday. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched the free Wi-Fi facility along with the "hop-on hop-off" train service which will let passengers get down at any station and board another incoming train without purchasing new tickets.

12:45:03 on 07 Mar

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Zuckerberg said on Wednesday the company would encrypt conversations on more of its messaging services and make them compatible, the latest sign that the world's biggest social network sees its future in intimate online chats. The strategy could frustrate law enforcement surveillance efforts as well as lawmakers who have called on Facebook to better moderate user content.

08:12:01 on 07 Mar

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