Google is funding the creation of software that writes local news stories
 Google’s Digital News Initiative has committed £622,000 ($805,000) to fund an automated news writing initiative for UK-based news agency, The Press Association. The money will help pay for the creation of Radar (Reporters And Data And Robots), snappily named software designed to generate upwards 30,000 local news stories a month. The Press Association has enlisted UK-based news startup… Read More ...
OnePlus 5 India launch scheduled for 22 June
OnePlus will launch its upcoming flagship, OnePlus 5, for the Indian market on 22 June 2017. The company sent out official invitations for the event to us for the launch event in Mumbai. OnePlus Founder and CEO, Pete Lau will be present at the launch event of the flagship along with the global leadership team from the company. The company pointed out that this is the first time that OnePlus is holding a launch event in India. This information comes right after OnePlus announced that the global l...
Leaked NSA document highlights interference by Russian military in US election systems
A leaked intelligence document outlining alleged attempts by Russian military intelligence to hack into U.S. election systems is the latest evidence suggesting a broad and sophisticated foreign attack on the integrity of the nation’s elections. And it underscores the contention of security experts and computer scientists that the highly decentralized, often ramshackle U.S. election system remains profoundly vulnerable to trickery or sabotage. The document, purportedly produced by the U.S. ...
Elon Musk, Tesla CEO addresses key issues during annual shareholder meeting
Tesla Inc. was riding high as it hosted its annual shareholders’ meeting Tuesday. The automaker’s shares are trading at record levels, and it has surpassed General Motors and Ford in market value. It’s about to introduce its first mass-market electric car, the Model 3 sedan, as well as a line of solar panels that look like roof tiles. CEO Elon Musk is also enticing fans with new vehicles, including a semi-truck it plans to show this fall and the Model Y SUV, which he said will ...
Google will teach pre-teen children to protect themselves from online troubles
Google is spearheading an educational campaign to teach pre-teen children how to protect themselves from scams, predators and other trouble. The program announced Tuesday is called “Be Internet Awesome.” Google coordinated the curriculum with several online safety groups, including the Family Online Safety Institute, the Internet Keep Safe Coalition and Connect Safely. The lessons are tailored for kids ranging from eight to 12 years old, a time when many of today’s children are...
OnePlus 5 to be launched on 20 June: Here’s what we know so far
It’s official! It is finally official! OnePlus last night confirmed the date and time of the unveiling of its next creation, the OnePlus 5. The launch event has been scheduled for 20 June at 12 PM EDT (9:30 PM IST) and the event is expected to be live streamed on YouTube for the world to see. Are you prepared for the OnePlus 5? Focus on what matters and join our keynote live on June 20. https://t.co/uuWc1m3pz1 pic.twitter.com/KfbVfMyh00 — OnePlus (@oneplus) June 6, 2017 The news su...
Researchers develop smartphone app that uses compass to prevent voice hacking
Using tools already on smartphones, including the compass, researchers are developing an app to stop machine-based voice impersonation attacks on voice-based smartphone apps such as Siri and WeChat. With just a few minutes of audio samples, attackers can replay your voice convincingly enough to trick people as well as top digital security systems. The consequences, from impersonating you with your friends to dipping into your bank account, are terrifying. “We cannot decide if voice authent...
Dell EMC launches hybrid cloud platform for Microsoft Azure Stack
Dell EMC, a leading provider of IT storage solutions, on Tuesday launched “Dell EMC Cloud” for Microsoft Azure Stack — a hybrid cloud platform that offers simple and fast path for implementing and sustaining hybrid cloud. The new platform will help organisations standardising on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem to accelerate their digital transformation with automated IT service delivery for traditional and cloud-native applications. “Making hybrid cloud platforms simpl...
HAL and Godrej played a key role in ISRO’s launch of its heaviest rocket, the GSLV MKIII
State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and aerospace arm of Indian multinational Godrej and Boyce played a key role in building the country’s heaviest rocket and satellite launched on Monday by the Indian space agency. “The structural assemblies and fuel tanks of the 640-tonne rocket were produced at our aerospace division in the city,” HAL said in a statement here. Mumbai-based Godrej Aerospace unit made components and equipment for both the rocket and the Geosynchronous Sa...
Dell EMC launches hybrid cloud platform for Microsoft Azure Stack
Dell EMC, a leading provider of IT storage solutions, on Tuesday launched “Dell EMC Cloud” for Microsoft Azure Stack — a hybrid cloud platform that offers simple and fast path for implementing and sustaining hybrid cloud. The new platform will help organisations standardising on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem to accelerate their digital transformation with automated IT service delivery for traditional and cloud-native applications. “Making hybrid cloud platforms simpl...
DGCA lodges police complaint against pilots over “abusive language and obscene remarks” in WhatsApp
Allegations over the use of “abusive language and obscene remarks” against officials of a government regulatory body on a ‘Whatsapp’ group landed 13 commercial pilots employed with leading domestic airlines in trouble on Tuesday. According to Delhi Police, the civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) filed a complaint against 34 pilots, of whom 13 were summoned for examining the veracity of allegations. “We have received a complaint...
Crew in manned missions to Mars could face higher risk of cancer than previously thought: Study
Astronauts travelling to Mars or on long-term missions outside the protection of the Earth’s magnetic field would face much higher cancer risk than conventional risk models suggest, a study says. “Exploring Mars will require missions of 900 days or longer and include more than one year in deep space where exposures to all energies of galactic cosmic ray heavy ions are unavoidable,” said one of the researchers, Francis Cucinotta, scientist at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. &ld...
WWDC 2017: A typical Apple event that stuck to the script, as always
By Rohan Naravane If you’ve been following Apple’s yearly developer conference for the past few weeks, you would have seen a fair share of wish lists — write-ups where journalists play the role of a product manager, and imagine features that this year’s Apple products should have. That’s because other than showcasing what developers can do with Apple software, the WWDC also provides a glimpse of what new features customers can expect on their iDevices towards the en...
Tata Power launches scheme offering discounts on eco-friendly fans for consumers in Mumbai
Consumers of Tata Power in Mumbai can purchase energy efficient fans at a discounted rate. The scheme, launched on World Environment Day on 05 June 2017. The ceiling fans are named “Gorilla” and are based on the Brushless DC (BLDC)  technology, and consume on 28 watts at the highest speeds. According to Tata Power, the fans are more energy efficient than five star ceiling fans available in the market. The fans are from Atomberg, an Indian startup specialising in energy...
Amazon.in announces ‘Samsung Carnival’ offering discounts on mobiles, TVs and large appliances
Amazon India has announced the ‘Samsung Carnival’ sale where it is offering special pricing for a variety of Samsung products. According to the e-commerce platform, consumers get special discounts on Samsung smartphones, LED TVs and large appliances starting today till 8 June. Arun Srinivasan, Director, Category Management Consumer Electronics Amazon, said, “We are glad to be hosting the Samsung Carnival for the second time this year. Customers buying Samsung products betw...
Google Street View equipped cars can now measure air pollution
Using specially equipped Google Street View cars to measure air quality on a block-by-block basis, researchers, including one of the Indian-origin, have developed a detailed and extensive local map of air pollution for an urban area. Most large urban areas tend to have only one air quality monitor for every 100 to 200 square miles. In comparison, the new mobile approach maps air pollution every 100 feet, or at about four to five locations along a single city block. “Air pollution varies ve...
ISRO should think about reusable rockets and human spaceflight, says G Madhavan Nair
With the successful launch of its heaviest rocket, ISRO now needs to focus on a human spaceflight mission, further development of semi-cryogenic engine and recoverable and reusable launch system, the space agency’s former chief G Madhavan Nair said. “Couple of launches of GSLV Mark III have to be done so that we prove our reliability, and parallelly start the programme for our manned mission (human space flight) and then of course semi-cryogenic project,” Nair told PTI. “...
Oppo R11 listing reveals dual-camera system and the new Snapdragon 660 chipset
Oppo has silently announced the new R11 in China as the company has listed the smartphone on its website in China. The handset is expected to officially launch on 10 June as the listing says the company will be holding press conference on that date. The product page of the handset however, has revealed all the details around the smartphone. The R11 will be powered by the newly announced Snapdragon 660 processor which has eight cores clocked at 2.2 GHz.  The hig...
WWDC 2017: Here’s what’s new in the new iMac Pro and updated iMac and MacBook Pro
Apple announced a lot of new updates and changes on the first day of WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) 2017. WWDC is considered to be one of the most important events in the technology industry across the world. This is the event where the company announces all the changes that both developers and consumers can expect to see in the coming year, in terms of coding, designing apps and using the apps along with user experience.   This year the company announced an updated lineup of iMac, ...
WWDC 2017: Apple iOS 11 first beta now out for developers
At the ongoing World Wide Developers Conference 2017 (WWDC) Apple announced an updated version of iOS, watchOS, macOS and tvOS.  Among these, the much-loved iOS 11 saw the maximum number of updates with new features available on both supported iPhone and iPad models. While the final software will not be out for the next six months, Apple did announce the availability of the first beta for iOS 11 soon after the keynote. MacRumours reports that the updated iOS 11 software will only be availab...