Category archives for: Science And Technology

Artificial eye to help correct blurry images

New York: Inspired by the human eye, researchers have developed an adaptive metalens — essentially a flat, electronically controlled artificial eye — that automatically stretches to simultaneously focus and correct several factors that contribute to blurry images. The adaptive metalens simultaneously controls for three of the major contributors to blurry images: Focus, astigmatism and image […]

HTC launches ‘Vive Business Edition’ VR system in India

New Delhi:  With the aim to drive business use of Virtual Reality (VR), Taiwanese electronics giant HTC on Wednesday launched the “Vive Business Edition” headset for Rs 1,26,990 in India. Vive Business Edition, that can be purchased from Amazon and www.imonline.co.in, would allow organisations to order Vive VR systems with additional services adapted for business and commercial […]

Make Pluto a planet again, 6-year-old girl urges NASA

Washington: Six-year-old Cara O’Connor of Ireland, who dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut one day, wrote a letter to the space agency urging it to reclassify Pluto as a planet, The Washington Post reported this week. Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet in 2006 by the governing body of astronomy, the […]

Facebook to roll out fix for bug in two-factor authentication

New Delhi:  After several people received non-security-related notifications from Facebook after giving the social network their phone numbers for two-factor authentication (2FA), the company admitted there was a bug and has promised to roll out a fix soon. People who responded to these notifications saw them appearing as status updates on their Facebook accounts for […]

Facebook, Twitter not affecting face-to-face contact with friends: Study

New York:  Debunking a popular belief that use of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter alienates people from friends and family, a new study claims that this is not the case. The researchers found no evidence for the proposition that social media reduces face-to-face communication with those who ought to matter most — our […]

Alcatel launches new tablet at Rs 10,999

New Delhi:  Smartphone-maker Alcatel on Thursday launched a new tablet “POP4 10” at Rs 10,999. It is available on Flipkart. The 10.1-inch tablet is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage that is expandable up to 32GB. The device also offers 5GB one-touch Cloud storage. “This tablet is designed […]

Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro to be 100% manufactured in India: Xiaomi

New Delhi: In line with its commitment to make in India, Xiaomi will manufacture its two new offerings — Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro — at its two manufacturing units in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, Xiaomi India said on Wednesday. “Like our other products, these devices will be 100 per cent manufactured […]

Kids shun Facebook, more grandparents join the platform

San Francisco: Facebook is fast losing young users and two million people under the age of 25 in the US will stop using the social networking platform this year, global research firm eMarketer said on Monday. Facebook is still adding monthly users but older age groups are mainly responsible for this. The number of total […]

You can’t send money yet via WhatsApp in India

New Delhi: Contrary to media reports claiming that now you can transfer money via WhatsApp in India, the digital payment feature in the platform is still in the testing phase and will be officially rolled out to over 200 million Indian users in the days to come. The feature is currently in beta but has […]

Apple knew about iPhone source code leak

San Francisco: Apple has confirmed that it was aware of a source code leak that could have compromised the iPhone’s security system and has asked web-based hosting service GitHub to remove the code An Apple employee told technology website Motherboard that the company knew of the leak before it was posted on GitHub but the […]

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