Qualcomm invests in homegrown audio leader boAt

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Home-grown audio brand boAt on Friday announced it has received funding from Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of chip-maker Qualcomm. The investment, for which the company did not divulge more details, will be utilised to roll out next-generation audio and lifestyle products across geographies. “As boAt enters the next phase […]

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure onboards ServiceNow

San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle has announced that digital workflow company ServiceNow is now integrated with the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). ServiceNow has seen strong demand for its AI-powered products such as IT Service Management Pro, Customer Service Management Pro, and HR Service Delivery Pro. The company said on Wednesday that enterprise […]

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SpaceX rocket to deliver Astrobotic lander to Moon in 2023

San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) Space start-up Astrobotic has selected SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket to launch its Griffin lunar lander to the Moon in late 2023. Griffin will be carrying NASA’s water-hunting Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER). “Getting to the Moon isn’t just about building a spacecraft, but having a complete mission solution,” Daniel […]

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Nvidia, MediaTek partner to bring RTX graphics to Chromebooks

San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) Nvidia and MediaTek have announced that they are now working together on bringing RTX graphics to future Chromebooks. According to the announcement, the two companies are partnering to create a “reference platform” that supports “Chromium, Linux, and NVIDIA SDKs”, reports 9To5Google. More specifically, MediaTek’s Arm-based systems on a chip (SoCs) […]

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Cyberattacks: Retail, healthcare sectors among most targeted

San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Organisations in the business and professional services, retail and hospitality, financial, healthcare and high technology were the top targets of cybercriminals in 2020, said a new report on Tuesday. According to the “FireEye Mandiant M-Trends 2021” report, organisations in the retail and hospitality industry were targeted more heavily in 2020 […]

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Salesforce to reopen US headquarters in May

San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Cloud software firm Salesforce has announced to reopen its San Francisco-based headquarters in May, but its workforce can still work remotely throughout 2021. Company president and chief people officer Brent Hyder said on Monday that Salesforce would decide how and when to reopen each location based on guidance from health […]

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Intel-owned Mobileye, Udelv to build 35K autonomous vehicles

San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Intel-owned Mobileye and Udelv, a Silicon Valley venture-backed company, have announced to produce more than 35,000 autonomous vehicles by 2028, with commercial operations beginning in 2023. Mobileye’s self-driving system — Mobileye Drive — will “drive” the next-generation Udelv autonomous delivery vehicles (ADV), called “Transporters.” “Our deal with Udelv is significant […]

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MIT scientists create music from spider webs

New York, April 12 (IANS) A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have translated the structure of a spider web into music, which could have applications ranging from better 3D printers to cross-species communication and otherworldly musical compositions. “The spider lives in an environment of vibrating strings. They […]

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Amazon ‘Mentor Connect’ programme for startups launched

Bengaluru, April 11 (IANS) Amazon India on Sunday announced the launch of its “Mentor Connect” programme for thousands of startups and emerging brands. Introduced ahead of ahead of the company’s flagship event “Smbhav,” the Amazon Mentor Connect programme is aimed at accelerating the growth of start-ups and emerging brands owners enrolled in the “Amazon Launchpad” […]

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Mobile-based banking now threatened by sophisticated malware

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Cybercriminals are now using new and advanced techniques to attack mobile-based banking and the geography of attacks has become more diversified and extensive — especially from a mobile financial malware perspective, a new report said on Sunday. According to global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, the financial threat landscape experienced a game-changing […]

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Logitech discontinues its Harmony remotes

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Switzerland-based tech firm Logitech has announced that it is discontinuing its line of Harmony universal remotes. However, models that are currently in stock at retailers will be available while supplies last, and the company says it will continue to provide support and service for the Harmony remote “as long as […]

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Mumbai makes mark on UN SDG progress: Study

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Mumbai is among the world cities that have made significant progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a new global study. Mumbai was categorised “Sprinter” on the SDG progress along with cities like Singapore, Osaka and Tokyo. The new “Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World” study […]

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Researchers discover critical Zoom vulnerability, win $200,000

San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) Security researchers have discovered a zero-day vulnerability in video conferencing platform Zoom which can be used by cybercriminals to launch remote code execution (RCE) attacks. The vulnerability was discovered as part of a contest, Pwn2Own, organised by cybersecurity firm Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), a programme designed to reward […]

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Researchers discover critical Zoom vulnerability, win $200,000

San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) Security researchers have discovered a zero-day vulnerability in video conferencing platform Zoom which can be used by cybercriminals to launch remote code execution (RCE) attacks. The vulnerability was discovered as part of a contest, Pwn2Own, organised by cybersecurity firm Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), a programme designed to reward […]

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Samsung unveils upgraded smart tracking tag with UWB tech

Seoul, April 9 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Friday unveiled its upgraded smart tracking tag leveraging advanced wireless communication technologies that can locate people’s lost items with better accuracy. The Galaxy SmartTag+ uses both Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and ultra-wideband (UWB) solutions, according to Samsung. The latest product will be available beginning next Friday though its […]

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Facebook’s Portal TV now supports Zoom

San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) With an aim to make work-from-home lifestyle more convenient amid the pandemic, Facebook has added Zoom and GoToMeeting support to its Portal TV product. Zoom and GoToMeeting, as well as BlueJeans and Webex, are already available on Facebook’s more portable Portal devices, including the standard Portal, the Portal Mini, and […]

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Android app offering free Netflix may steal your WhatsApp data

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Cybersecurity researchers said on Wednesday that they have discovered a fake service app on Google Play Store that offers users view Netflix on their smartphones for free, while monitoring their WhatsApp notifications and sending automatic replies to incoming messages. Named ‘FlixOnline’, the hackers distributed the malware via malicious auto-replies to […]

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Whistleblower protections: Alphabet shareholder wants policy review

San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) Google’s abrupt firing of prominent Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics researcher Timnit Gebru late last year and reports of the company sacking more employees later has now led an Alphabet shareholder to push for adoption of policies for better whistleblower protections. Trillium Asset Management has filed a shareholder resolution asking the […]

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Yahoo Answers to shut down on May 4

San Francisco, April 6 (IANS) One of the longest running web Q&A platforms Yahoo Answers, which has been operating since 2005, will shut down permanently on May 4. Yahoo, which is now part of Verizon Media Group, announced the change at the top of the Yahoo Answers homepage. The message links to a FAQ, which […]

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