TECHNOLOGY

Samsung confirms faulty batteries as cause of Note 7 fires

Samsung’s probe into its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has found that the overheating and burning of the phones was caused by defective batteries. The firm had axed its iPhone rival in October last year after an earlier botched recall and

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Google search can work even without internet connection

New Delhi:  Google said that it has added a new feature in the Google app which will allow users to “search” for something even when the smartphone has no iinternet connection.  There is a catch though! The fact is that

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CSIR lab develops the most advanced reading machine for visually challenged

Chandigarh [India], Jan.7 : Good news for visually challenged persons this New Year – tens of thousands of them can get the most advanced reading machine, at an affordable cost. The machine would bring to an end dependence on others

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review

“The Redmi Note 3 is a great phone. It will be a great phone next year too,” a Xiaomi spokesperson explained to me not long ago. “We spent a long time trying to figure out how we can improve upon

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BSNL to launch 1,000 wifi hotspots in Kerala to counter 4G challenges

Public-sector BSNL is all set to set launch 1000 high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots across the state to address the challenges posed by its absence in the 4G data services. Kerala Circle CGM of BSNL, R Mani told reporters here that the

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Google now allows you to ‘search’ without internet

Google on Wednesday said that it will allow smartphone users to “search” for something even when there is no internet connection in the phone. Now of course, there is a catch here. Google, irrespective of its brilliant engineers, cannot defeat

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Jio 4G won’t be free after March 31 but it will be cheaper than expected: Report

Currently Jio 4G users are enjoying free service, which includes free data and free calls, as part of Reliance Happy New Year Offer. This offer, as specified by the company earlier, will end on March 31. But at the same

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Mark Zuckerberg dismisses VR allegations

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared in court on Tuesday – suited, booted and apparently unfazed by accusations his company stole innovative virtual reality technology. A day’s worth of questioning in the Dallas courtroom yielded few surprises, other than confirmation that

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Apple MacBook Pro With 32GB RAM Predicted in 2017

Aiming to cater to the needs of professional users, Apple is predicted to offer up to 32GB of “potentially desktop-class” RAM in its high-end MacBook Pro models in 2017 and 16GB of RAM in its 12-inch MacBook. According to the

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Popular porn sites blocked in Philippines

Popular pornography websites XVideos, Redtube and Pornhub have been blocked by two ISPs in the Philippines. Customers of Smart and Sun Cellular said they could no longer access the sites on portable devices or desktop computers. Instead, users see a

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SC issues notice to Centre, Facebook, WhatsApp over data protection

New Delhi [India], Jan. 16 : The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and social media platform Facebook over a plea seeking privacy on data. Seeking a reply in two

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Facebook Germany says it will start tackling fake news in weeks

Facebook said on Sunday it would update its social media platforms in Germany within weeks to reduce the dissemination of fake news. “Last month we announced measures to tackle the challenge of fake news on Facebook,” the U.S. technology company’s

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Did Microsoft force employees to watch child porn ?

Two former Microsoft employees are suing the company claiming they developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from being forced to watch ‘horrific images’ and online videos of child pornography, murder and bestiality as part of their job. The ex-staff members argue

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Jio beats Airtel, now fastest among all 4G services: TRAI data

Reliance Jio beat Airtel, Vodafone and others, becoming the fastest among all 4G service providers in India in December 2016, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. TRAI’s MySpeed portal had previously in October revealed that

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Yahoo is not changing its name to Altaba

San Francisco [U.S.], Jan. 10: Contrary to some news reports on Monday internet giant Yahoo is not going to change its name but only a part of the company that is not being sold to Verizon will be renamed “Altaba”.

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