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Can governments control social media? Or can users?

There is a need for cooperative responsibility in the realisation of public values in societal sectors, centered on online platforms.

Did Google even want to launch the Pixel 4 in India? Maybe not

Google did release a press statement clearing the air on the Pixel 4’s India launch. But it failed to reveal the exact reason for not bringing its flagship smartphone to India. Experts believe the tiny Soli radar chip, which uses the restricted 60Ghz ISM band, in the phone “doesn’t comply with local laws” and this could be the reason.

Sound data policies are imperative to reap the benefits of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers incredible potential to improve lives and helps solve intractable problems in India and around the world. AI systems augment human intelligence by analyzing data to find connections that improve the quality and accuracy of human decision-making.

Why Apple could be strategically holding its horses this year

Apple is among the few companies to yet open its cards when it comes to 5G. But next year could be different and Apple seems to be readying up for a big 5G plunge in 2020.

Xiaomi Mi A3 coming to India on August 21: Will this Android One phone succeed?

The Mi A3 is basically the Mi CC9e being relaunched as an Android One phone for global and India markets. Mi A3’s specifications are known given the global launch, though Xiaomi has not yet clarified how much RAM and storage will be present on the Indian variants. The India price is also not known.

Galaxy Note 10 is Samsung’s secret weapon to disrupt the premium smartphone market

Samsung’s mobile boss DJ Koh has a plan: Release a compact version of Galaxy Note 10+ at a much lower price to help attract new customers to the Galaxy Note series. This is an unusual move for a company which has always reserved the flagship Galaxy Note line for power users and creatives.

Google Pixel 3a has helped double sales, but that doesn’t mean much

Google has claimed that its Pixel 3a phones are a hit, with sales almost doubling in the last quarter. But the story of Pixel 3a's success is a little more complicated that just doubling of sales.

Redmi K20 series seems like a result of Xiaomi’s fear of missing out

Xiaomi has introduced its new Redmi K20 series in the Indian smartphone market. The K20 Pro is a premium flagship with a Snapdragon 855 processor and a triple camera setup, with prices starting Rs 27,999.

Why having triple cameras on your mid-range smartphone doesn’t really matter

As smartphones manufacturers start to offering triple rear cameras as a standard in their mid-range devices, one thing remains unanswered-- do we really need multiple cameras when none of them works properly?

Redmi K20 Pro launch in India: Will Xiaomi finally deliver the knockout punch?

Redmi K20 Pro is being pitched as ‘flagship killer 2.0’ and there’s no subtlety with which brand Xiaomi is rolling out their new launch. The Redmi K20 Pro will take on the OnePlus 7 Pro, but it has its task cut out.

I tried using Facebook’s Libra blockchain. It didn’t work.

Libra’s documentation is a monstrosity, a 12-page white paper accompanied by 96 pages of technical detail. The papers are far from expository.

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency: Why it is underwhelming at best

Facebook Libra, is the company's ambitious new cryptocurrency, which targets 2.6 billion users and is backed by up to $1 billion in funds. But it will have a tough time making an impact and here's why.