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Twitter to soon livestream news to curb misinformation

SAN FRANCISCO: In a bid to stop the spread of fake news, Twitter will soon live stream news, in a window next to the users' timelines, whenever a major incident takes place.

Apple may introduce 3 new iPhones this year

Apple is reportedly gearing up to introduce three new iPhones this year and one of them will be more popular than the others, a top analyst with Taiwanese business group KGI Securities has said.

Most Internet scam victims are young people: Report

China's younger generation may be more Internet savvy than the older people, but they still account for most of the victims of Internet scams, according to an anti-fraud website.

Xiaomi kicks off 2018 with Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro in India

NEW DELHI: Buoyed by its performance in the fourth quarter last year, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Wednesday launched two devices -- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro -- in the price-sensitive Indian market.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Messenger

Planning to surprise your partner on this Valentine's Day? Make your relationship status "official" on Facebook messenger.

You can't send money yet via WhatsApp in India

Contrary to media reports claiming that now you can transfer money via WhatsApp in India, the digital payment feature in the platform is still in the testing phase and will be officially rolled out to over 200 million Indian users in the days to come.

SpaceX preparing Starlink demo satellite launch: Report

SpaceX is targeting February 17 for the test launch of its first satellite for global internet constellation -- a project, informally known as Starlink, which aims to provide low-cost internet access on a global scale, the media reported.

Apple knew about iPhone source code leak

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has confirmed that it was aware of a source code leak that could have compromised the iPhone's security system and has asked web-based hosting service GitHub to remove the code.

Watch Live news on Apple TV, iOS app

Apple's TV app now supports live news -- a feature announced in September when company CEO Tim Cook introduced the new Apple TV 4K.

WhatsApp testing peer-to-peer payments feature in India

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp is testing a new payments feature in India that aims to allow people to send money to their friends on the app, the media reported.

Small asteroid to closely pass by Earth on Friday

An asteroid, estimated to be between 15 and 30 metres in size, will safely pass by Earth on Friday, NASA has said.

SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket

SpaceX successfully launched the worlds most powerful rocket, a towering behemoth known as the Falcon Heavy that tore through the sky with the thundering force of 18 Boeing 747 jetliners.

Auto Expo: Honda to launch 3 new models in 2018-19

Automobile major Honda Cars India on Wednesday said that it will introduce three new models in the Indian market during the next fiscal.

Auto Expo: Hyundai to launch 9 models till 2020

Automobile major Hyundai Motor India on Wednesday said that it will launch nine new models, including an electric vehicle in the Indian market by 2020.

84% Indians share passwords with partners: McAfee study

Though 89 per cent Indians think that privacy is important in a relationship, 84 per cent people have shared their passwords and PINs with their partners, a McAfee study revealed on Tuesday, calling for vigilance while sharing personal information.

TRAPPIST-1 planets could hold more water than Earth's oceans

The seven Earth-size planets of TRAPPIST-1 are all mostly made of rock, with some having the potential to hold far more water than Earth - 250 times more than the oceans on our home planet, says a study that offers the best-yet picture of what these planets are made of.

Holiday sales push Apple revenue to record $88.3 bn

Buoyed by iPhone sales in the holiday season, Apple posted a record revenue of $88.3 billion -- a 13 per cent increase from a year-ago -- for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 that ended on December 30.

Google removed 7 lakh malicious apps from Play Store in 2017

Google removed over seven lakh malicious apps from Play Store in 2017 that violated its policies - 70 per cent more than the apps it took down in 2016 -- the company said on Wednesday.

Facebook bans cryptocurrency ads on its platforms

Facebook has banned ads that promote initial coin offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and binary options trading from its platforms, including Instagram, Audience Network and Messenger.

Facebook to show more local news in News Feed

Facebook has rolled out an update to its News Feed that will prioritise local news that have a direct impact on the users and they can discover what's happening in their area.

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