Technology

Facebook unveils three-pronged strategy to fight fake news

SAN FRANCISCO: To stop false news from spreading on its platform, Facebook has said it put in place a three-pronged strategy that constitutes removing accounts and content that violate its policies, reducing distribution of inauthentic content and informing people by giving them more context on the posts they see.

GDPR law will herald a new era in consumer trust: Microsoft India

NEW DELHI/ SAN FRANCISCO: With the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR coming into effect on Friday, Microsoft India has said that the law will herald a new era in consumer trust.

Twitter shutting down most of its TV apps

SAN FRANCISCO: After killing off apps used by a minority of its userbase including the "Twitter for Mac", the micro-blogging site is shutting down its TV apps on Roku, Android TV and Xbox from May 24.

End-to-end security in devices can win back consumers' trust: HP

BARCELONA: There is absolutely no single formula that can restore the consumers trust in technology companies, at a time when data breaches are growing multifold, cyber threats are getting worse and people are monitoring what steps the tech firms are taking to secure their digital lives, a top HP executive has stressed.

Intel reveals another security flaw in its chips

SAN FRANCISCO: Intel has disclosed a new variant of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws in the chips that hackers may use to extract sensitive data from hundreds of millions of computers and mobile devices.

India's Ola in 3 more Australian cities

BENGALURU:  Indian ride-sharing major Ola on Tuesday expanded its services in Australia to three more cities -- Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra.

Lexus India launches SUV LX 570

NEW DELHI: Luxury automobile manufacturer Lexus India on Monday launched its flagship SUV "LX 570" priced at Rs 2.32 crore (ex-showroom)

HP leads Indian large format printer market in Q1 2018

NEW DELHI: HP Inc. has emerged as the leader in the Indian large format printer (LFP) market with 37.7 per cent share as the segment posted strong growth in the first quarter of 2018, market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Monday.

Microsoft acquires developer to make spoken AI more human-like

SAN FRANCISCO: While Google has been working on life-like version of its spoken Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, Microsoft has jumped on the bandwagon by acquiring US-based AI developer "Semantic Machines" to develop the technology closer to how humans speak.

Samsung to invite partners to discuss 5G commercialization

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co. said on Monday it is hosting a gathering of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) throughout this week to enable business representatives to exchange views on the commercialization of the fifth-generation (5G) network.

Amazon, Google lead global smart speaker market, Apple fourth

LONDON: Amazon and Google accounted for 70 per cent share of the global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of 2018, with Apple selling 600,000 HomePods in the period, a new report said on Friday.

Apple iPhone X best-selling smartphone, Xiaomi enters top 3 models

NEW DELHI: Apple iPhone X was the best-selling smartphone globally in March, followed by iPhone 8 Plus and the first-timer Xiaomi's Redmi 5A in top 3 best-selling devices, a new report said on Friday.

Apple is bringing accessible coding to schools for blind, deaf

SAN FRANCISCO: With an aim to offer students with disabilities an opportunity to learn the language of technology, Apple is bringing an accessible coding programme to schools serving the blind and deaf communities, first to the US and then to more schools around the world.

Reliance Power divests holding in Tilaiya UMPP SPV for Rs 113 crore
MUMBAI: Reliance Power has divested its entire holding in Jharkhand Integrated Power Limited (JIPL) to Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd for Rs 112.
Facebook introduces key updates in Stories, beginning from India

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook has rolled out new updates in its Stories feature that are available for the users in India first and will reach the global users later.

Honda Cars India launch second generation Amaze

NEW DELHI: Honda Cars India on Wednesday launched the second generation of its entry level sedan -- Amaze -- in both petrol and diesel engine options.

Samsung's Galaxy S9 devices to now support Google's ARCore

SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung's latest flagships, Galaxy S9 and S9+ will reportedly now support Google's augmented reality (AR) developer platform, ARCore.

Microsoft bans cryptocurrency ads on Bing search engine

SAN FRANCISCO: After Facebook and Google, Microsoft has now banned advertisements showing cryptocurrencies and related products from its Bing search engine.

Nearly 80% rise in HR analytics professionals in India: LinkedIn

NEW DELHI: India has witnessed nearly 80 per cent growth in Human Resource (HR) analytics professionals in the past five years, global professional network site LinkedIn said on Tuesday.

Facebook unveils local news accelerator for publishers

SAN FRANCISCO: To help "metro newspapers" take their digital subscription business to a new level, Facebook has launched a local news accelerator for news publishers.

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