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Trump extends ban on H1B, other work visas; tech firms say damaging to the US

June 24, 2020 4:30:52 am

In a statement, the White House said that many American workers had been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, and “they should not remain on the sidelines while being replaced by new foreign labour”.

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Google sees surge in requests to remove content

June 24, 2020 1:10:16 am

Two-thirds of 7,029 items requested for removal from Google came from police forces, and a larger chunk than ever was for “national security” reasons, the company’s latest transparency report shows.

NASA craft circling Moon unable to spot Vikram lander, will check again on Oct 14

September 28, 2019 2:24:05 am

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which is circling the Moon since 2009, will fly over that location again on October 14 and make another attempt to find Vikram.

India takes a giant leap as Chandrayaan-2 lands on Moon's South Pole

Watch Chandrayaan-2 LIVE: ISRO loses communication with lander

September 7, 2019 7:08:42 am

The touchdown of Vikram lander is scheduled between 1.30 am and 2.30 am, followed by the rollout of Pragyaan rover between 5.30 am and 6.30 am.

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Chandrayaan-2 landing: 15 ‘terrifying’ minutes to history tonight

September 6, 2019 11:16:30 pm

Chandrayaan-2: If successful, this would be India’s first soft landing on the moon’s surface. Only the US, the former USSR and China have been successful in landing humans or machines on the moon surface.

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Chandrayaan-2 lander lowers orbit ahead of Sept 7 landing

September 4, 2019 8:43:51 am

The lander had separated itself from the main spacecraft on Monday and had started moving independently, though in the same orbit as the main spacecraft.

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Lander bids goodbye to Chandrayaan-2 in countdown to descent

September 3, 2019 12:02:57 pm

The Vikram lander, which carries the Pragyan rover module inside it, is currently moving in the same orbit as the main spacecraft which had descended to a near-circular orbit Sunday. This orbit is 119 km from the moon’s surface at its nearest and 127 km at the farthest.

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Facebook’s cryptocurrency based payments system gets big backers: WSJ

June 14, 2019 8:57:37 pm

Each company will invest around $10 million in a consortium that will govern the cryptocurrency, the WSJ reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The money will fund the creation of the coin, which will be pegged to a basket of government-issued currencies, the report said.

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Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns

April 17, 2019 7:58:03 am

Microsoft concluded it would lead to innocent women and minorities being disproportionately held for questioning because the artificial intelligence has been trained on mostly white and male pictures.

Apple Music subscriptions price cut: Plans now start at Rs 99 per month

April 5, 2019 6:33:37 pm

Apple Music's new, cheaper, subscriptions come just weeks after both Spotify and YouTube Music started becoming available in India.

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Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks in third EU sanction

March 20, 2019 11:32:28 pm

The EU antitrust chief, however, gave a cautious welcome to Google's measures to boost competition and give Android users a choice of browsers and search apps, suggesting the company's regulatory woes may be coming to an end.

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Spotify India launch: Subscription starts Rs 13 per day, but you can listen for free too

February 27, 2019 4:49:51 pm

Spotify, the music streaming app is now available for download in India for both iOS and Android users. The India subscription for Spotify starts at Rs 13 per day.

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US charges China’s Huawei with bank fraud, stealing trade secrets

January 29, 2019 7:26:26 am

The Justice Department said Huawei misled a global bank and US authorities about its relationship with the subsidiaries, Skycom Tech and Huawei Device USA Inc, in order to conduct business in Iran.

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Apple to pull some iPhones from German stores after court ruling

December 20, 2018 10:57:25 pm

Qualcomm needs to post a bond of 668.4 million euros or $765 million before it can begin proceedings to enforce the order. Apple said it would pull some phones from its stores while it pursued an appeal.

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Panel on data protection: 150 citizens express concerns over lack of transparency

July 20, 2018 3:30:48 am

The citizens requested the disclosure of the committee meeting dates, agenda, minutes, correspondences, presentations, and invited experts, as well as the responses to the released White Paper.

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Citizens with mobiles as mosquito monitors

November 13, 2017 2:47:20 am

From audio of buzzing wings recorded by citizens, new technique seeks to identify mosquitoes for worldwide surveillance

Facebook ads: Social media giant announces new transparency

October 28, 2017 7:47:13 am

Facebook's announcement comes a day after Twitter said it will ban ads from RT and Sputnik, two state-sponsored Russian news outlets. Twitter also has said it will require election-related ads for candidates to disclose who is paying for them and how they are targeted.

Google’s Project Loon: DGCA to study balloon-powered internet project from next month

October 11, 2017 1:08:00 am

Under the 'Project Loon', the internet giant would use balloons floating at a height of 20 kilometers above earth surface for transmission of internet services.

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Navigating India’s web businesses: Fully Charged

September 20, 2017 8:50:40 pm

Saritha Rai Hello! Saritha Rai here from India. If I needed to direct you to my home in Bangalore, instead of simply giving you the address, I’d tell you the name of my neighborhood and that I live in the residential high-rise behind Oracle’s development center. Go past a certain mall and turn right at […]

Govt to launch mobile pension app for retiring govt staff

September 19, 2017 3:40:51 pm

To help government pensioners, a workshop on pre-retirement counselling of 300 central government employees who are on the verge of retirement is also scheduled to be held.

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Exhibit allows virtual ‘interviews’ with Holocaust survivors

September 18, 2017 6:42:29 pm

An exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City called "New Dimensions in Testimony" uses hours of recorded high-definition video and language-recognition technology to create a "virtual interview" with Eva Schloss, Anne Frank's stepsister, among other survivors.

Science in 140 characters: What scientists are tweeting about

September 11, 2017 3:40:53 am

No birdbrains @CT_Bergstrom Carl Bergstrom, Biologist The ABILITY to plan for the future is generally thought to be one of the skills that set humans apart from animals. However, according to a recent article tweeted by biologist Carl Bergstrom, ravens have shown evidence that they may the first non-primate that plans for future events. The […]

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Getting the best out of super-strong spider silk

September 11, 2017 3:30:11 am

It is only a few microns in diameter, about 20 times thinner than human hair. It is this amazing strength of dragline silk that has got highlighted in the Spider-Man movies.

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The roots of trigonometry, freshly debated

September 12, 2017 1:37:51 am

3,700-yr-old Babylonian tablet contains world’s first trigonometric table, claim Australian mathematicians; not all are convinced.

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Forget your smartphone, there’s a vintage mobile museum in Slovakia

September 8, 2017 1:56:35 pm

Today, his collection boasts some 1,500 models, or 3,500 pieces when counting duplicates. The collection includes the Nokia 3310 and a 20-year old, brick-like Siemens S4 model, which cost more than twice the average monthly wage in Slovakia when it came out.