International

Facebook researcher tied to Cambridge Analytica quits


San Francisco, Sep 7: After becoming infamous for helping the controversial British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica harvest tens of millions of Facebook users' profiles, a psychology researcher with the social networking giant has left the company, the media reported.A Facebook spokesperson declined to explain when or why the researcher, Joseph Chancellor,...

New Vivo smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor in India


Mumbai, Sep 6: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday launched a new smartphone V11 Pro with the in-display fingerprint technology, face-unlock feature and a curved 3D body at Rs 25,990.The smartphone features a 6.4-inch super AMOLED Halo full view display, powered by the Snapdragon 660AIE processor fuelled by 6GB RAM and 64GB...

Facebook, Twitter to face new US probe over censorship concern


San Francisco, Sep 6: After Wednesday's congressional hearings, Facebook and Twitter will now face questions from the Justice Department (DOJ) over allegations of political bias, an issue flagged by US President Donald Trump.In a meeting in September, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, along with state attorneys general, would look into whether Facebook...

Google launches new Search engine for scientific community


San Francisco, Sep 6: Google on Thursday launched a new search engine for the scientific community that will help them make sense of millions of datasets present online.The service, called Dataset Search, will help scientists, data journalists and geeks find the data required for their work and their stories -- or simply...

Xiaomi India refreshes Redmi series with 3 devices


New Delhi, Sep 5: Refreshing its budget Redmi series, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Wednesday launched Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro in India.Xiaomi India refreshes Redmi series with 3 devices (17:34) New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Refreshing its budget Redmi series, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Wednesday launched Redmi 6,...

Mobiles to pilot airline tickets, hotel bookings in India by 2022: Facebook-KPMG


New Delhi, Sep 5: With more and more Indians using phones for shopping experiences, nearly 9 in 10 airline ticket purchases and hotel bookings will be mobile influenced in the country by 2022 -- creating a $19 billion and $12 billion sales opportunity for airline and hotel brands respectively, a Facebook-KPMG report...

NASA’s FOXSI mission to search sun with X-ray vision


Washington, Sep 5: NASA's Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager, or FOXSI -- a sounding rocket mission -- is soon set to stare directly at the Sun and search for nanoflares -- miniature explosions invisible to the naked eye -- using its X-ray vision, the US space agency said.The FOXSI mission will take...

Redesigned MS Outlook reaching Windows, Web users


San Francisco, Sep 5: Microsoft is releasing the redesigned version of its personal information manager Outlook to Windows and Web users with improved search options, simplified ribbon (toolbars at the top of the window) and options to control and personalise inboxes.The revamped version of Outlook comes with provisions of finding files quicker...

WhatsApp rolls out second phase of radio ad campaign in India


New Delhi, Sep 5: After being pulled up by the government to take concrete steps to stop the spread of misinformation and fake news on its platform, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday said it has launched the second phase of its radio ad campaign in the country to create awareness and empower users.The...