Month: September 2019

Intel has just made two separate 10th generation CPU announcements — Comet Lake and Ice Lake — and laptops based on these new chips will most likely hit store shelves in India at around the same time. That should be in a couple of months, and it is bound to cause a lot of confusion
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Google last week disclosed the details of an incredibly sophisticated campaign to attack iPhones and steal vast amounts of personal, uniquely identifying data over the course of several years. The company only said at the time that iPhones were affected, and that it notified Apple privately of the vulnerabilities in February this year. Apple then
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Airtel on Monday launched its Xstream Box and Xstream Stick in India, as part of its rebranding of its Airtel TV platform to Airtel Xstream. Alongside, the company detailed the Xstream app’s refreshed user interface, and said users will be able to access the streaming service on the Web as well. The rebranded launch comes
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Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked Friday, demonstrating the potential vulnerabilities of even the most high-profile social media accounts. Starting Friday afternoon, Dorsey’s @jack account began unleashing a stream of more than a dozen tweets and retweets, including obscenities, shout-outs, threats and racial slurs. The tweets remained on the account, which has
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Who is tracking you online? You assume your ISP and the government. Google tracks you everywhere online, and offline too if you carry an Android. But what about social media sites, like Facebook? Facebook tracking is on par with Google. The social media giant receives multi-billion dollar fines for breaching privacy, tracking, and data sharing
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Facebook could soon start hiding the Like counter on News Feed posts to protect users’ from envy and dissuade them from self-censorship. Instagram is already testing this in 7 countries including Canada and Brazil, showing a post’s audience just a few names of mutual friends who’ve Liked it instead of the total number. The idea
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Internet providers are real bastards: they have captive audiences whom they squeeze for every last penny while they fight against regulation like net neutrality and donate immense amounts of money to keep on lawmakers’ good sides. So why not turn the tables? Here are 13 ways to make sure your ISP has a hard time
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India’s first moon lander Vikram successfully separated from its mother spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 on Monday at 1:15pm, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). According to ISRO, the Vikram Lander is currently located in an orbit of 119km x 127km. The Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in its existing orbit. The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft comprises three
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Lenovo has announced its new portfolio of consumer devices ahead of IFA 2019. The company’s latest consumer lineup includes PCs, Chromebook laptops, tablets, monitors, and more. Lenovo’s event at IFA 2019 is titled ‘Tech Life’, and will showcase all these new products before they hit markets worldwide. The company is focussing on its next lineup
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Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, will allow users to cloak their telephone numbers to safeguard Hong Kong protesters against monitoring by Chinese authorities, according to a person with direct knowledge of the effort. The update to Telegram, planned for release over the next few days, will allow protesters to block Chinese authorities from discovering
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In a rare feat, French police have hijacked and neutralized a massive cryptocurrency mining botnet controlling close to a million infected computers. The notorious Retadup malware infects computers and starts mining cryptocurrency by sapping power from a computer’s processor. Although the malware was used to generate money, the malware operators easily could have run other
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Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro, and Realme XT unveiling dominated the tech news this week. The two Redmi Note 8 phones and Realme XT are among the most-anticipated smartphones in India right now. Additionally, Apple sent out invites for the 2019 iPhone launch event and Oppo introduced its new Reno 2-series phones. Realme
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In compliance with the advisory issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), national carrier Air India on Saturday requested passengers not to carry “15-inch Apple MacBook Pro (purchased between September 2015 – February 2017) as checked-in or hand baggage.” Issuing a public note on Twitter, Air India said, “In view of the advisory
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