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50 new ‘Moto Hubs’ opened in western UP

New Delhi: Lenovo-owned Motorola on Monday opened 50 new “Moto Hubs” in western Uttar Pradesh, including in Noida, Ghaziabad, Agra and Meerut. Along with Moto x4 and Moto z2 Force smartphones, “Moto Hubs” provide access and availability to Motorola’s online exclusive devices like Moto e4 plus and Moto g5 plus, the company said in a […]

Apple to shut its last Watch-exclusive store in May

San Francisco:  Apple will shut down its last of the three Apple Watch-exclusive stores — located in Tokyo — it built when it launched the wearable in 2015. On May 13, the last Apple Watch-exclusive store will close its doors. Twitter user Shotaro Akiba has shared a photo on the microblogging platform showing the department […]

‘Vivo V9 Youth’ with dual rear camera in India

New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Vivo on Friday unveiled “Vivo V9 Youth” — a customised variant of the Vivo V9 flagship smartphone for the youth. Priced at Rs 18,990, “Vivo V9 Youth” comes with a 6.3-inch “Fullview” display 2.0, 16MP and 2MP dual rear camera, 16MP artificial intelligence (AI) selfie camera and 32GB ROM, expandable […]

New algorithm may help locate fake Facebook, Twitter accounts

Scientists have developed a new generic algorithm based on machine-learning to detect fake accounts on social network platforms including Facebook and Twitter, an advance with considerable potential for applications in the cyber-security arena. “With recent disturbing news about failures to safeguard user privacy, and targeted use of social media to influence elections, rooting out fake […]

OPPO F7’s new colour variant in India

New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Monday launched a diamond black colour variant of the F7 that comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage for Rs 26,990. OPPO F7 is the company’s first device to feature FHD+ “Full Screen” display with AI beauty technology and 25MP front camera. The device is equipped to […]

Gmail working on self-expiring emails

San Francisco: In a bid to enhance security for Gmail users, Google is reportedly working on a redesign that would ensure only the recipient can view an e-mail and that too for a specific period of time. “You’ll soon be able to send expiring emails. Working on an email service is hard as you have […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 now available in new colour variant

New Delhi: Samsung India on Monday introduced its last year’s flagship Galaxy S8 in burgundy red coloured variant for Rs 49,990. The device would be available from April 13, with an additional Paytm cashback of Rs 10,000, at retail stores. “The burgundy red edition of Galaxy S8 will allow users to express their own personal […]

Humanity’s first flight to Sun to launch in July: NASA

Washington: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which is humanity’s first mission to the Sun, has begun final preparations for its launch in July. Parker Solar Probe will be launched from Launch Complex-37 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. The two-hour launch window will open at 4 a.m. on July 31, and will be repeated each day […]

Facebook brings political ads under more scrutiny

San Francisco: In order to prevent election interference on its platform, Facebook has introduced new changes to increase transparency and accountability for electoral ads and Pages. To get authorised by Facebook, advertisers will now need to confirm their identity and location. “Advertisers will be prohibited from running political ads — electoral or issue-based — until […]

Why NASA sent human sperm to space

Washington: With talk of space tourism and even trips to Mars, NASA has launched human sperm to the International Space Station (ISS) to test what happens when it gets exposed to zero-gravity environment. The mission, dubbed Micro-11, technically began on April 1, when NASA sent frozen human and bull sperm on board a Falcon 9 […]

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