Microsoft marks 15th year of cloud service OneDrive with big announcement

Published on Aug 10, 2022 11:35 AM IST
Microsoft announced that it has redesigned the OneDrive Home experience, stating that it will surface the most relevant files and list the most recent files along with any activity updates.
A Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City.(Reuters)

Ex-Twitter employee found guilty of spying for Saudi royals

Prosecutors in federal court in San Francisco told jurors that Ahmad Abouammo sold Twitter user information for cash and an expensive watch some seven years ago.
Ahmad Abouammo was pronounced guilty on criminal counts including money laundering, fraud, and being an illegal agent of a foreign government, according to a copy of the verdict.(AP)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 09:37 AM IST

‘We fixed it’: Twitter rolls back internal systems change after service outage

The outage began around 2pm EDT (11:30pm IST) on Tuesday, as thousands of users were not able to access the website.
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Updated on Aug 10, 2022 06:32 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Airtel to launch 5G services this month, CEO spells out 2024 vision

“We intend to launch 5G starting August and extend to a Pan India roll out very soon. By March 2024 we believe we will be able to cover every town and key rural areas as well with 5G,” Airtel's managing director (MD) and chief executive office (CEO) Gopal Vittal said.
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Recently, Airtel reported an over five-fold rise in its consolidated profit to 1,607 crore for the first quarter that ended June 30.(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 09, 2022 07:39 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Chipmaker Micron to invest $40 billion by 2030 to build US memory plants

  • The company expects to begin to produce chips after 2025 and said it will create as many as 40,000 jobs.
Demand for memory grows in critical market segments like automotive and data centre, fuelled by accelerating adoption of artificial intelligence and 5G.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 09, 2022 05:11 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

WhatsApp’s new privacy features make it easier for you to stay under the radar

The new WhatsApp arsenal: Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the new privacy features on WhatsApp will enable people to exit group chats without notifying everyone
People will soon have the option on WhatsApp to decide who can see you are online and busy in another conversation at the time. (WhatsApp: Photo courtesy)
Updated on Aug 09, 2022 02:14 PM IST

Sent a WhatsApp message by mistake? Now, you can delete it within two days

WhatsApp users get an option to delete a message either for themselves or for everyone on the messaging platform.
Now, you can delete your WhatsApp message within two days.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 12:35 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

How this new snapchat tool helps parents to prevent children from cyber abuse

  • In October, Snap and its tech peers TikTok and YouTube testified before U.S. lawmakers accusing the companies of exposing young users to bullying or steering them toward harmful content. Instagram also testified in a Senate hearing in December over children’s online safety.
Abusive content and online bullying harms teens’ mental health and body image.(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 11:58 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

As India seeks to oust Chinese firms, check these Indian phones below 12k

We list down the Indian smartphones which you may wish to try out
The move to push Indian brand smartphones will kick start the demand for homegrown mobile phones and support flattering domestic industry.(KESHAV SINGH/HT)
Updated on Aug 09, 2022 11:35 AM IST
Written by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

How to schedule your messages on  Telegram? Follow these steps

Telegram also allows users to delete any messages that are sent or received for both sides in any one-on-one conversation. The users can also clear the entire chat history on both ends. On Telegram, deleted messages do not leave a mark in the chat.
The Telegram application seen on a smartphone.(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 08:02 AM IST

5G mobile services likely to be rolled out in about a month: MoS Telecom

India's biggest ever auction of telecom spectrum that concluded on August 1 (Monday) received a record 1.5 lakh crore of bids, with Mukesh Ambani's Jio cornering nearly half of all the airwaves sold with an 88,078 crore bid.
MoS for Telecom Devusinh ChauhanIndia said that India has a strong home-grown 5G mobile communications ecosystem.(Representative image/ REUTERS)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 03:46 PM IST

Meta secretly testing Twitch-like platform called Super

  • Some influencers have received payments of up to USD3,000 to test out Super for 30 minutes.
Meta reported that Super is currently in the early stages of testing.(Representative image/ REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 01:26 PM IST

How engaging autistic people in designing wearable tech can change their life

Poor usability is a longstanding problem for autistic users of wearable technology because developers lack of awareness of their needs.
Autistic participants agreed technological designs should promote independence, rather than try to mask autism.(Representative image/ REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 01:26 PM IST

Soon, use voice notes as your WhatsApp Status update

According to a report, the Voice Note Status updates would allow users of the messaging platform to use sound cues to share important updates.
Image used only for representation.
Published on Aug 08, 2022 10:38 AM IST
By, New Delhi

From smart ambulances to metaverse, how 5G technology may impact your life

"5G and immersive technology will fundamentally change the way we live, work and consume information and media," said Nitin Bansal, managing director of Ericsson India.
5G technology over a period of time would bring to life applications which may have sounded far-fetched, just a few years back.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 10:07 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

How Afghans are scared of being tracked by Taliban through their digital data

  • Thousands of Afghans lie low, afraid of detection as Taliban has access to payroll data, digital ID systems. Donors, aid agencies fail to secure systems, activists say
Taliban controlled payroll data of the government and the supreme court, and biometric systems of the police and army, and those who worked with foreign governments and aid agencies.(AP)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 09:31 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

85% of Indian children have experienced cyberbullying: Report

"Cyberbullying in India reaches alarming highs as more than 1 in 3 kids face cyber racism, sexual harassment, and threats of physical harm as early as at the age of 10 - making India the number 1 nation for reported cyberbullying in the world," McAfee Chief Product Officer Gagan Singh said in the report released on Sunday.
Nearly 3 out of 5 (58 per cent) children said that they have deleted a social media account to avoid cyberbullying, versus the 33 per cent global average.(Representative image)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 08:08 PM IST

Vodafone Idea says industry needs tariff increases at regular intervals

The joint venture of Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone Group, which last year got a fresh lifeline after the government extended a relief package to the sector, said per user revenue remains lower than historic trends.
VIL had 24.38 crore subscribers as of March 31, 2022, of which 11.81 crore were 4G users.(AFP)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 06:10 PM IST

WA testing option to let admins, members see who left group in past 60 days

The feature is currently being tested on the messaging platform's beta version, a report said.
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Published on Aug 07, 2022 03:28 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Meta AI's BlenderBot 3: A chatbot that learns from interactions

The company is conducting a live demo through which members of the public can interact with the chatbot.
Meta AI's BlenderBot3 chatbot. (ai.facebook.com)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 02:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Fitbit to end transfer of music from PC to device: Report

The transfer using the Fitbit Connect app will come to an end on October 13, 2022, the report said.
Fitbit (Representative Image/Reuters)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 12:11 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Power minister rolls out BeSMA mobile app for prepaid electricity meters

The mobile application BeSMA was launched during Review Planning & Monitoring (RPM) meeting with states and state power utilities chaired by Singh on Friday, a power ministry statement said on Saturday.
This mobile app is aimed at achieving consumer delight by enabling them achieve a command over their electricity usage in almost real time.(Representative image)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 09:22 PM IST

Indian Army to establish 5G network along border for high-speed data

  • A Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of 5G Testbed has been signed between the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering and IIT Madras. The test bed will facilitate validation of military use cases of 5G for a field army.
The Indian Army has been endeavouring to exploit 5G for supporting operations in the tactical battlefield area.(ANI)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 05:58 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Elon Musk's lawsuit against Twitter mentions India. Here's what Tesla CEO said

Elon Musk asked Twitter to follow the rule of land. The microblogging website and the world's richest man's faceoff is now heading for court trial on October 17. 
Twitter is trying to compel Musk to follow through on the acquisition deal.(Representational image/ REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 05:28 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Samudrayaan: India's first mission to send humans 6,000 metres deep in ocean

With the launch of the unique ocean mission 'Samudrayaan' in October 2021, India joined the elite club of nations such as the US, Russia, Japan, France, and China to have niche technology and vehicles to carry out subsea activities.
The Government of India's vision of 'New India' highlights the Blue Economy as one of the ten core dimensions of growth.(Reuters/ Representational photo)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 04:54 PM IST
ANI | | Edited by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Indian Army deploys AI-based system to reduce manual surveillance at borders

It has been said that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is capable of providing considerable asymmetry during military operations.
Indian army has considerably reduced the requirement for manual monitoring. (Manish Swarup/HT Archive)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 03:33 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Instagram to soon test ultra-tall photos in line with full-screen reels

Currently, Instagram tops out around 4:5 when displaying vertical images that have been cropped accordingly. But support for slimmer, taller photos will help them fill the entire screen as you scroll through the app's feed.
Some photographers have criticized Instagram's TikTok-like redesign.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 03:14 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Musk invokes aliens when asked about his successor. Here's what Tesla CEO said

The rumours of Musk leaving Tesla have been making rounds for a long, but gained strong momentum after he showed the desire to buy Twitter. Tesla CEO is facing a lawsuit from Twitter, with trial beginning on October 17, after he backtracked from the Twitter acquisition deal.
 Elon Musk refuted the claim of leaving Tesla after acquiring Twitter.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 01:36 PM IST
Written by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

‘A bad actor took advantage…’: Twitter on reports of users' data sold online

Twitter has said that it will be directly notifying the account users it confirms were affected by the bug. The social media platform has also recommended the users to refrain from adding a publicly known phone number or email address to their Twitter accounts.
Twitter said it received a report through its bug bounty program about vulnerability of the system in January this year(AP)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:33 PM IST
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