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Australia Changes Data Encryption Laws

Australia has passed controversial laws designed to compel technology companies to grant police and security agencies access to encrypted messages. The government says the laws, a world first, are necessary to help combat terrorism and crime. However critics have listed wide-ranging concerns, including that the laws could undermine the overall security and privacy of users. […]

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Sound from Mars Heard for The First Time on Earth

Was there ever life on Mars? Maybe. Is there sound? Definitely. On Friday, NASA released audio of the Martian wind, the first time sound has been recorded on another planet’s surface. NASA’s InSight Mars lander, which touched down on the red planet last week, captured a bassy vibrating rumble deflecting off the lander’s 7-foot solar […]

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Google Announces ‘Journalism AI’ Project

To help news industry use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in more innovative ways, Google has announced a partnership with Polis, the international journalism think-tank at London School of Economics and Political Science, to create “Journalism AI”. Part of the Google News Initiative (GNI), the “Journalism AI” project will focus on research and training for newsrooms on […]

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Qualcomm Hopeful& of Speedy 5G Deployment in India

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm is hopeful that 5G technology would be deployed in India at the same pace 4G networks were rolled out and noted the new-age technology offered great potential for consumers and enterprises alike. Speaking to PTI, Qualcomm Incorporated President Cristiano Amon said he is extremely happy with the pace at which India transitioned […]

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Apple Watch ECG Function Saves a Life Immediately After Launch

Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 4 back in September alongside the new iPhones, and it came with a big new feature that was touted to make it the most advanced smartwatch ever: ECG. The device has the hardware capability to take electro-cardiogram readings of the user, and analyse the data to alert the user […]

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Under Fire for Myanmar tweets

Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey, who faces a lawsuit for hurting Hindu sentiments during his visit to India in November, now faces criticism for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country. In a series of tweets, Dorsey said he had travelled to northern Myanmar in November […]

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Walmart Plans to Tap Flipkart’s Tech Expertise

Walmart plans to globally deploy Flipkart’s expertise in progressive web applications that are aimed at a seamless shopping experience even with low bandwidth and cheaper phones besides its data analytics knowhow. The retail giant, which is betting on India’s technology talent, will wait until the process of absorbing the ecommerce company is well underway. “I […]

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Amazon Targets Airports for Checkout-Free Store Expansion

Amazon .com is looking at bringing its futuristic checkout-free store format to airports in an effort to win business from hungry, time-pressed travellers, according to public records and a person familiar with the strategy. The move underscores how a company that started as an online bookseller is making forays into brick-and-mortar retail to capture a […]

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Apple Denies iPhone Sales Ban in China

US chip-maker Qualcomm claims it has won an injunction against Apple that effectively bans the import and sale of a number of iPhone models, ranging from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone X. The preliminary order, issued by a Chinese court, is the latest in step a continuing feud between the two tech giants over […]

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Amazon Sackings ‘Follow Sales Data Leaks’

Amazon has sacked workers it believes had been misusing internal data on high-selling products, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. Amazon reportedly believed the staff, in India, China and the US, had abused their access to an internal database. And some USB ports on desktop computers had since been disabled so no further data could […]

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