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Google announces 'Journalism AI' project

LONDON: 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".

Facebook tightens political ads in India ahead of 2019 polls

NEW DELHI:  Facing intense scrutiny over the misuse of its platform globally during elections, Facebook has announced fresh steps to increase ad transparency and defend against foreign interference ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in India.

OPPO A7: Impressive selfie camera, good battery life

NEW DELHI:  Riding on the success of its latest popular "F" series smartphone -- "F9 Pro" -- Chinese smartphone maker OPPO recently launched its new offering in the "A" series" -- the "A7" -- for Rs 16,990 in India.

Samsung caught using stock photo to promote Galaxy A8 Star

NEW DELHI: Samsung is the soup again for using a stock photo clicked by a DSLR for the promotion of its Galaxy A8 Star smartphone. The photographer who is also the subject of the image called out the South Korean giant for using her photo.

Hackers bleeding large Indian firms by $10 mn on average each year: Microsoft

NEW DELHI:  A large-sized enterprise in India loses an average of $10.3 million owing to cyber attacks and a mid-sized organisation an average of $11,000 annually, a Microsoft-led study said on Wednesday.

Microsoft to host its 1st 'Education Days' in India

GURUGRAM:  In an attempt to showcase innovation and exchange of ideas to transform the focus of education on artificial intelligence (AI), Microsoft India is set to host the first "Education Days 2018" here.

Google starts rolling out 'Call Screen' feature for Pixel smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has started rolling out a feature for its Pixel smartphones that lets users make use of the Google Assistant to see who is calling and why before they answer a call.

Government should incentivise local cos for 5G to succeed in India: Report

NEW DELHI:  The Indian government should allocate funds and incentivise local technology and telecom firms to develop their internal capacities which would in turn help 5G technology succeed in the country, said a report by the Cuts International on Friday.

Now, share Instagram Stories with close friends

NEW DELHI:  Popular photo-sharing platform Instagram on Friday announced its users can now make a "close friends" list on its "Stories" to share it with the people they've selectively added.

Facebook enforces political ad transparency feature in UK

LONDON: Facebook has finally rolled out in Britain a political ad transparency feature that requires advertisers to prove that they live in the country and also disclose who paid for the advertisement.

Nokia 7.1 with 'PureDisplay' now in India

NEW DELHI:  Finnish company HMD Global, which sells Nokia-branded smartphones, on Friday launched the Nokia 7.1 smartphone for Rs 19,999 in India, a month after unveiling the device in London.

Oppo to invest 10 bn yuan in R&D in 2019

SHENZHEN(CHINA):  Chinese handset maker Oppo on Thursday announced it will invest 10 billion yuan (around $1.43 billion) in Research and Development (R&D) across its global markets in 2019.

PUBG Vikendi snow map: New video gives closer look at cosmodrome

NEW DELHI: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is gearing up to get an all-new snow map. There have been rumours and leaks around the new map for quite some time now. A new recreated video shows more details of the snow map reportedly called ‘Vikendi’.

Latest WhatsApp update: App to automatically play consecutive voice messages

NEW DELHI: WhatsApp is going to make it easier to use voice messages on the instant messaging platform. The company is testing a new ‘consecutive voice messages’ feature which will automatically play all other voice messages sent in a sequence.

Amazon Cloud arm introduces cheaper server chips

LAS VEGAS:  Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Cloud arm of retail giant Amazon, has launched cost-effective server chips using the energy-efficient processing architecture from SoftBank-owned Arm.

Meizu to make a comeback in India with 3 new phones next month

NEW DELHI: Chinese smartphone brand Meizu is set to make a comeback in the Indian market in the first week of December, according to sources.

India must invest in genetic engineering and cell biology

CHANDIGARH: Dr Rakesh Tuli, FNA, FASc, FNASc, FAAS, former Director, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow and National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali), presently J C Bose National Fellow & Sr Research Advisor, University Institute of Engineering & Technology (UIET), gave an interactive lecture on the rapidly increasing knowledge in biology and its future applications.

OPPO to debut SuperVOOC charging with new smartphone in December

NEW DELHI:  After launching its patented flash charging technology in smartphones, Chinese smartphone-maker OPPO on Monday announced that the brand is set to debut an even better version of fast-charging technology -- SuperVOOC -- with the launch of "R17 Pro" smartphone in December in India.

Vivo Y95 mid-range phone launched in India: Price, specifications and features

NEW DELHI: Vivo on Sunday launched a new smartphone ‘Y95’ in India. Priced at Rs 16,990, the smartphone is currently available on offline and online channels and Vivo India’s official e-store.

India's first platform offering electronic mode of transportation “eBike” to bring revolutionary change in ecosystem

NEW DELHI:  eBike is one of its kind revolutionary start-up aiming at providing environment friendly means of transportation. eBike is India's first ever platform offering electronic mode of transportation which runs for around 200 kms after an electronic charge for about 2 hrs and makes the daily movement zippy with a speed of 75 km/ hr. eBike targets to have their services in 30 cities (100 clusters) within the next one year. The start-up aims to reduce 2-3% of the pollution through this unique eco-friendly electric mobility solution.

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