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Twitter app on a smartphone. (File | AP)
User growth brightens outlook for Twitter despite losses

The first quarter results came in better than most forecasts, delivering an early pre-market lift for shares in Twitter, which has struggled to keep pace in the fast-moving world of social media.

26 Apr 2017

The team behind Dindima app
This Kannada app kicks out negative news

A few Bengalureans have come together to generate curated positive content in Kannada and channel it among masses through an app.

26 Apr 2017

Google is accused of restricting manufacturers from installing rival versions of Android on their phones.
Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results

Additionally, Google will make it easier for users to flag inappropriate "autocomplete" suggestions and "snippets" of website after some past embarrassments.

26 Apr 2017

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Instagram was down for an hour for many

Instagram has confirmed the outage but has not clarified what caused the downtime, Verge reported.

25 Apr 2017

Twitter app on a smartphone. (File | AP)
Program developed to detect hate speech in tweets

As of now, program detects abusive language, sexist, racist speech and flags such content.

25 Apr 2017

Google doodle on the late Dr Rajkumar's birthday.
Google celebrates Kannada actor Rajkumar’s birthday with doodle

Google India honoured one of the greatest Kannada actors, Dr Rajkumar, by dedicating a doodle to him on his 88th birth anniversary on Monday.

25 Apr 2017

Lost, and have slow network? Use Lincodes

Pramod Rathi and his friends decided to conceive of an easy way to share addresses and locations without the hassle of communicating perplexing directions.

25 Apr 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8, left, and Galaxy S8 Plus mobile phones are displayed in New York. The Galaxy S8 features a larger display than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, and sports a voice assistant intended to rival Siri and Google Assistant.(Photo | AP)
Samsung to update software over 'red screen' smartphone

Samsung will this week offer an unusually early software update for its newly-released Galaxy S8 phone.

24 Apr 2017

New Google Earth VR to take you to any address in world

 A new Google Earth Virtual Reality (VR) feature allows users to visit any address in the world and fly over it in 3D with the help of a headset…

23 Apr 2017

Google marks Earth Day with its Doodle

To mark the Earth Day, Google, through its Doodle, celebrates the planet we live in. 

22 Apr 2017

HTC Ultra Blue U.| Twitter
HTC to unveil squeezable smartphone on May 16

The company has also tweeted on its official Twitter account that reads "Squeeze for the Brilliant U.

21 Apr 2017

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Samsung Galaxy S8 hits stores as company aims to move on from recall crisis

The company's profits are rising and the new phones have received good reviews, with more than one million pre- orders.

21 Apr 2017

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Facebook will soon let you type with your brain

 Giving a glimpse of what is going on at its secret "Building 8" research group, Facebook has said it is working on a way to let people…

20 Apr 2017

Samsung India on Wednesday launched its flagship devices S8 and S8 Plus devices with Artificial Intelligence assistant Bixby. The S8 and S8 Plus are priced at Rs 57,990 and Rs 64,990 respectively. | Picture Courtesy: IANS
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ now in India, pre-order on Flipkart

The 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ were listed on a Flipkart banner ad for pre-orders.

19 Apr 2017

The sign at the IBM facility near Boulder, Colorado in this September 2009 (File photo/Reuters)
Will Apple be around in 2075, asks IBM

Whether Apple will be there in 2075 or not is one question; but IBM may very well be there, inching towards celebrating 200 years of its existence.

19 Apr 2017

Mark Zuckerberg | AP
Facebook for 'everyone' and not just high end: Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg in an apparent swipe at Snapchat said Facebook does innovation to serve everyone.

19 Apr 2017

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New device could make potable water from air

The solar-powered water harvester works even when relative humidity (RH) is as low as 20 per cent, the level common in arid areas and deserts of the world, the researchers report.

19 Apr 2017

Chennai has gone missing from Google Maps. Google Maps has accidentally marked Chennai as Kovur. Kovur lies in the neighborhood of West Chennai which is around five Kilometers from Porur, a locality in the city.
Chennai goes missing from Google Maps! Did you know countries nearly went to war over such mix-ups?

If you thought this was the first major blunder by Google Maps, you'd be amazed at the numerous other instances -- even one where it nearly sparked a war.

19 Apr 2017

Whatsapp. (File photo)
Centre working on policy to protect WhatsApp data

The apex court had on April 5 referred to social media platform WhatsApp's privacy policy matter to a constitution bench.

18 Apr 2017

Potable water from air? New device may make it possible

A team of researchers in the US, including two of Indian origin, have developed a device that extracts potable water from ambient air.

18 Apr 2017

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Artificial Intelligence, bots might dominate Facebook's 2017 F8 developer conference

At the April 18-19 conference in San Jose, the company might also lay out plans and updates for some of its key initiatives, like messaging and live video.

18 Apr 2017

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