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Global Challenge Of Covid Has Given Scope To Innovate: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of the Light House Projects (LHP) under the Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC-India) and said the worldwide challenge of Covid-19 has given the scope to innovate and incubate with new technology. The six LHP has been conceptualised by the Union Ministry of Housing […]

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WhatsApp OTP Scam: Follow These Steps To Keep Hackers At Bay

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Needless to say how with the changing times, millions of users rely on the internet for transmission of text, image and video messages. And with WhatsApp emerging as one of the most popular mobile messaging apps worldwide and more users getting connected to family and friends through the platform each day, the […]

Upcoming Twitter Policy To Fight Deepfake Videos

San Francisco: Twitter is working on a new policy to tackle deepfake videos on its platform that will address the content which could threaten someone’s physical safety or lead to offline harm. The micro-blogging platform has asked its users how best the synthetic and manipulated videos can be addressed. “Deepfakes” are video forgeries that make […]

500 foreign delegates to participate in Vibrant Goa expo

Panaji: Over 500 foreign delegates from over 50 countries are expected to participate in ‘Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019’, a three-day investment meet which will kick-off near Panaji on Thursday. According to the organisers, the prime focus of Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019 is inclusive development in key areas such as […]

Pandian gets additional charge of secretary to CM's 5Ts

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s private secretary V K Pandian on Monday was given additional charge of the secretary to CM’s- Transformation and Initiatives (5Ts), officials said. A proposal in this regard was approved by Patnaik, sources said, adding that apart from functioning as the private secretary to the chief minister, Pandian will now […]

India second to US among top destinations for hacking attempts

New Delhi: With over 120 crore account takeover attacks in 2018, India came only second to the US among top destinations for hacking attempts in the world, says a new report. Each attack represented an attempt by a person or computer to log in to an account with a stolen or generated username and password, […]

Amazon to verify its drivers using their selfies to combat fraud cases

San Francisco: In a bid to combat delivery-related fraud cases, e-commerce giant Amazon is making a section of its drivers take selfies before resuming their duties for the day in order to record and verify their identities using facial recognition from time to time. For now, the requirement applies specifically to “Flex drivers” — who […]

AR, VR to help 100 million shoppers by 2020

Mumbai: By 2020, 100 million people would shop in-store and online using Augmented Reality (AR), enabling people to visualise products in different settings, market research firm Gartner said on Monday. Once technologies like AR and Virtual Reality (VR) get powered by 5G capabilities, it would lead to multiple uses like real-time rendering for immersive videos, […]

Tech firms scramble to make AI unbiased

New Delhi: From recommending what you need to buy on a shopping site to who you should be friends with on a social network, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has established itself as a guiding force in our lives. The growing importance of this technology, however, has also made people aware of the biases that have become […]

New Facebook technology to curb revenge porn

San Francisco: To deal with the problem of non-consensual intimate images, often referred to as revenge porn, on its platform, Facebook on Friday announced new detection technology and an online support hub to help people respond when this abuse occurs. Called “Not Without My Consent,” the resource hub will help victims find organisations and resources […]

Dark Web exposes computer-server data transfer to hackers

New York: Cyber criminals now have access to the most-secured data files used to facilitate confidential communication between organisations’ servers and clients’ computers on the Dark Web, say researchers. According to the team from Georgia State University and the University of Surrey, a thriving marketplace for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) […]

33% professionals feel technology obstructs work, family commitments

New Delhi: Around 33 per cent of young professionals in India feel technology is a major hindrance to work and family commitments, said a Monster.com survey, here on Wednesday. Other hindrances were meetings, calls and trainings after office hours (18 per cent) and and negative attitude of supervisors towards work-life balance (11 per cent), the […]

Stopping facial recognition for good work is cruel, says Microsoft chief

San Francisco: Microsoft President Brad Smith has shot down calls to stop selling facial recognition software to government agencies, saying the move would be “cruel” as it could hamper good work such as diagnosing rare diseases. According to a report in the Business Insider on Sunday, Smith said the move would be “cruel in the […]

Here's why Apple is celebrating February as 'Heart Month'

San Francisco: Apple marks February as “Heart Month” during which the company will educate people about their heart health and bring an “Activity Challenge” for Apple Watch users. “Apple will host ‘Heart Health with Apple’ sessions in Apple Stores in New York, Chicago and San Francisco with celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkin where the attendees […]

New Microsoft app evaluates facial expressions against emojis & get evaluated

San Francisco: Microsoft has launched a new app called “Emoji8” that allows users to compare their own facial expressions to emojis and get evaluated with scores. “‘Emoji8’ uses ‘Windows Machine Learning (ML)’ to evaluate your facial expressions while you imitate a random selection of emojis. You can play on the app even when you don’t […]

WhatsApp to delete all your chats. Here's why

Madrid: The world’s most popular freeware instant messaging app confirmed its prior announcement that, as of Monday, any users who have not backed up their stored data and chats on Google Drive will lose their chat histories. WhatsApp, which is owned by tech giant Facebook, had reached an agreement with Google last August to store […]

Australian scientists develop nano filter that can clean water 100 times faster

Canberra: Australian scientists said on Friday that they have developed a nano filter that can clean contaminated water 100 times faster than the current technology, pointing to better access to the crucial resource worldwide. The filter removes oils and heavy metals including lead from water via an alloy that combines gallium-based liquid metals with aluminium, […]

These smart speakers from Huawei can make calls

Berlin: Huawei AI Cube, the first Amazon Alexa-powered smart speaker from the Chinese tech giant introduced at consumer electronics show IFA 2018 here, has the ability to make calls if it gets approval from local operators, cliams a top company executive. Unlike other smart speakers such as the Google Home, Apple’s HomePod or Amazon Echo […]

Samsung dominates India's premium smartphone segment in first half of 2018

New Delhi: Samsung dominated the premium smartphone segment in India in the first half of 2018 with almost half the market share, a new report from CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Friday. According to CMR India’s “Mobile Handset Review” report, Samsung (48 per cent) was followed by Chinese smartphone player OnePlus, which grabbed the second […]

Here's how India is now a major defence partner of US

Washington: The US today issued federal notification designating India as a Strategic Trade Authorization-1 (STA-1) country, paving the way for high-technology product sales to New Delhi. With this, India has become the 37th country to join the list of STA-1 category, the only South Asian nation. The notification relaxes America’s export control norms with regard […]

Union Steel Secy for new tech to reduce coal use in steel production

Bhubaneswar: Union Steel Secretary Aruna Sharma today batted for adoption of new technology to reduce the use of coking coal in the production of steel. “We have to adopt a new technology to reduce use of coking coal in steel making as India and most of Asian countries minus China do not have much coking […]

IIIT-Hyd launches programme on artificial intelligence

Hyderabad: The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) today launched a programme on artificial intelligence and machine learning for technology professionals. The ‘Foundations for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’ would be executed in association with TalentSprint, a technology-driven organisation involved in skill development. “Every corporate, every company is investing very heavily into artificial intelligence […]

Farm Taaza raises $8 mn for investing in technology

Bengaluru: Emerging e-commerce startup GS Farm Taaza Produce Ltd said on Friday it had raised $8 million (Rs 52 crore) in the first round of funding to invest in scaling its technology platform. “We have raised $8 million from multiple investors, including Hong Kong-based Epsilon Venture Partners to scale our business by using the fund […]

I love fast cars, gadgets: Sunny Leone

New Delhi:  Actress Sunny Leone, who will be attending the fourth season of Big Boys Toys Expo, says she has always loved gadgets and is fascinated with the way technology is having an impact on automobile, gadgets and electronic sector. “I love fast cars and sportsbikes and gadgets and I hear its all going to […]

3Ts of BJD
Naveen stresses on 3Ts formula at induction meet of fresh civil service officers

Bhubaneswar: Use of 3Ts – Technology, Transparency and Teamwork – should be used to bring transformation in the lives of people in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik instructed the newly appointed Odisha Civil Services officers in an induction meet held at Rabindra Mandap here today. A total number of 670 successful candidates joined Odisha Civil […]