Monday, May 16, 2022


Ex-Andhra minister's daughters, son-in-law get anticipatory bail

AMARAVATI: The Andhra Pradesh High Court has granted anticipatory bail to two daughters and son-in-law of former minister P. Narayana and some others in the Class 10 question paper leak case.

Google, Samsung help Android developers sync fitness data between apps

NEW DELHI: Google and Samsung have joined hands to give developer an opportunity to sync users' health and fitness data between Android apps and their devices.

Israel to test floating sun-tracking system to generate clean electricity

JERUSALEM: Israel has announced a project for testing an artificial intelligence (AI) floating system to generate electricity by tracking the sun, the state's Finance Ministry and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) said in a joint statement.

Is Battery Storage System necessary for the Solar Panels?

A solar energy system mainly produces electricity during midday and afternoon. An electricity or battery storage system stores solar electricity that you don't use immediately to reuse it later. For example in the evening or in the morning when you and your family need more electricity.

Microsoft announces voting for best Windows apps

SAN FRANCISCO: With an aim to look for the best Windows apps available through the Microsoft Store, the tech giant has recently opened voting for its Microsoft Store App Awards 2022.

Twitter likely tests 'Liked by Author' label for tweets

SAN FRANCISCO: Micro-blogging site Twitter is likely testing a new label "Liked by Author" that appears when the creator of a tweet likes your reply.

Musk puts $44 bn Twitter deal 'on hold' over fake user accounts

NEW DELHI: In a stunning post, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday said that he has put the $44 billion Twitter deal temporarily on hold till he gets to know how many fake or spam accounts are present on the micro-blogging platform.

More heat for Indian consumers as ACs set to get 3-4% costlier

NEW DELHI: Hit by multiple factors such as rising fuel costs and global component shortages, Indian AC manufacturers said on Friday that they have no alternative but to pass off the burden to the consumers who will have to pay at least three to four per cent more on ACs next month.

Japanese C2C marketplace Mercari establishes centre of excellence in India

BENGALURU: Japanese consumer-to-consumer (C2C) marketplace Mercari Inc on Friday said it is establishing a Centre of Excellence here that will develop IT service solutions for its domestic business in Japan and the US.

Swiggy enters high-end dining market with acquisition of Dineout

BENGALURU: Online food delivery platform Swiggy on Friday announced it has acquired Dineout, a dining out and restaurant tech platform, for an undisclosed sum.

Coinbase suffers major outage, Binance halts Terra Luna crypto trading

NEW DELHI: Leading crypto exchange Coinbase suffered a major outage amid crypto mayhem especially with the cryptocurrency Terra Luna, heightening fears among the investors.

Parag Agrawal shakes up Twitter, fires key executives & freezes hiring

SAN FRANCISCO: Parag Agrawal has shaken up Twitter, including firing consumer product leader Kayvon Beykpour and head of revenue product Bruce Falck, as the micro-blogging platform gets ready for Elon Musk's $44 billion acquisition to close later this fall.

Now Benling India's electric 2-wheeler explodes as govt seeks answers

HYDERABAD: There is no stopping EV fires in India and now, an electric two-wheeler belonging to Gurugram-based Benling India has exploded while being charged in Telangana.

Motorola launches mid-range smartphone in India

NEW DELHI: Tech company Motorola on Thursday launched a new smartphone 'Motorola Edge 30' with Snapdragon 778G+ 5G processor and 144Hz billion colour pOLED display in the Indian market.

True wireless earbuds manufacturing in India reaches 14% in 1 year

NEW DELHI: As Indian brands dominated the true wireless earbuds (TWS) market once again, local production of these devices reached 14% in the January-March quarter (Q1) with 113 per cent (on-quarter) growth, a new report showed on Thursday.

Chinese rover suggests Mars had water more recently than thought

BEIJING: China's Zhurong rover has found that Mars may have had liquid water hundreds of millions of years more recently than previously thought.

Critical safety component for Kudankulam N-plant made by Rosatom

CHENNAI: Russia's integrated nuclear power player Rosatom on Thursday said critical components for the upcoming atomic power plant number 5 at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu have been made by its group company.

IMD predictions go wrong on 'Asani' as it fizzles out early

NEW DELHI: Right from the day a Low Pressure Area had formed near Andaman and Nicobar Islands last week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had been predicting its track towards northwestwards and also intensity, which included its possible skirting the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coast and then re-curving towards north-northeast.

Google Play introduces prepaid app subscriptions for Indian developers

NEW DELHI: Google has introduced new pre-paid app subscription capabilities and other changes for Android app developers in emerging markets, including India, to help them generate more revenue.

Google releases 2nd Android 13 Beta with thrust on user privacy

NEW DELHI: Google has released the second Beta of its Android 13 operating system that offers a slew of new features and user controls, along with updates to privacy and security.

50% hospitalised Covid patients continue to suffer after 2 years: Lancet

BEIJING: Two years after infection with Covid-19, half of patients who were admitted to hospital still have at least one symptom, according to the study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Assam, Tata Tech join hands to transform 77 tech institutes into Centres of Excellence

GUWAHATI: Tata Technologies Ltd and the Assam government on Wednesday signed an agreement to transform 34 state polytechnics and 43 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) into futuristic Centres of Excellence (CoEs) at an investment of about Rs 2,756 crore.

Africa main target of IS attacks: Moroccan FM

RABAT: Africa has become the main target of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group by suffering 41 per cent of all its attacks worldwide, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita told a ministerial conference of the Global Coalition against the IS.

Will never be the CEO of Twitter again: Jack Dorsey

NEW DELHI: Jack Dorsey has categorically said that he will never be the CEO of Twitter again, as reports of him rejoining the micro-blogging platform surfaced after the $44 billion takeover by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Google announces 1st Pixel Watch, showcases Android tablet

NEW DELHI: Google has finally announced a Pixel Watch that will arrive along with Pixel 7 smartphone later this fall. The company also showcased its first Android tablet.

Apple discontinues iconic iPod after 20 years

NEW DELHI: Apple has announced to discontinue the iPod that was introduced over 20 years ago and captivated users all over the world with music on the go.

Google deadline for personal loan apps in India to comply with new rules ends

NEW DELHI: Tech giant Google announced that it now requires personal loan apps in India to complete the additional proof of eligibility requirements and the deadline for this was set to end on Wednesday.

Facebook to discontinue some location-tracking features

SAN FRANCISCO: Due to "low usage", Facebook is reportedly discontinuing several services that tracked your real-time location, including Nearby Friends, location history and background location.

Microsoft announces new service to achieve security against threats

SAN FRANCISCO: With an aim to meet the range of today's security demands, Microsoft has announced a new service category called 'Microsoft Security Experts'.

China bans minors from live streaming on social media

BEIJING: Chinese regulators have moved to ban minors from live-streaming on various social media platforms to protect their physical and mental health, the media reported on Monday.

Aided by new energy biz, Reliance may add $50 bln m-cap in 2022: Morgan Stanley

NEW DELHI: Global investment banking firm Morgan Stanley has said that Reliance Industries is on a path toward a $20 billion+ EBITDA run rate inflection, which could be supported by five major factors. Besides the firm's new energy business could add $50 billion in market cap in 2022.

Airtel broadband back after suffering major outage in India

NEW DELHI: Airtel broadband services that suffered a major nationwide outage which left millions of users without internet on both mobile and desktop for more than two hours were later fixed.

Global Chromebook market hits lowest point in 5 years

NEW DELHI: The market share of Chromebooks has hit its lowest point in five years, as the demand fell by 67 per cent (year-on-year) in the January-March quarter (Q1), a new report has shown.

SpaceX successfully returns NASA, ESA astronauts from space station

WASHINGTON: Three NASA astronauts and one from the ESA (European Space Agency) landed safely on Earth from the International Space Station on Friday.

Twitter rolls out Spaces Analytics access to all hosts, co-hosts

SAN FRANCISCO: Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that Spaces hosts and co-hosts can now have access to analytics on both iOS and Android platforms.

GPS satellites may help warn of tsunamis

LONDON: GPS satellites orbiting the Earth may be more effective in detecting tsunamis, and much faster than the seismic sensors, finds a study.

WhatsApp rolls out emoji reactions for its users

SAN FRANCISCO: Meta-owned WhatsApp is now rolling out the ability to react to messages to people that use the most recent versions of WhatsApp for Android, iOS, Web and Desktop.

Omnichannel diagnostics platform Redcliffe Lifetech raises $61 mn

NEW DELHI: Leading omnichannel diagnostics platform Redcliffe Lifetech on Friday said it has raised $61 million led by LeapFrog Investments, and will expand its reach into tier 2, 3 and 4 cities across the country.

Eating 20% less beef may halve deforestation by 2050: Study

LONDON: Substituting 20 per cent of beef with microbial protein -- a meat alternative produced in fermentation tanks -- could halve deforestation by 2050, suggests a study.

Netflix targeted with shareholder lawsuit alleging securities fraud after subscriber miss

LOS ANGELSES: Streaming giant Netflix misled investors about declining subscriber growth over the course of six months leading to a massive drop in its stock price, according to a shareholder lawsuit.