Science & Tech

Intel’s 8th Gen Core U-series, Y-series processors are here


New Delhi, Aug 29: Making new additions to its 8th Gen Core processor line-up, Intel on Wednesday introduced the U-series and Y-series chips that are optimised for connectivity in thin, light laptops and two-in-ones.The unveiled 8th Gen Intel Core U-Series processors include i7-8565U, i5-8265U and i3-8145U while the 8th Gen Intel Core Y-Series processors...

LG to unveil 88-inch 8K OLED TV at IFA 2018


Seoul, Aug 29: LG Electronics Inc. on Wednesday said it will unveil its 88-inch 8K OLED TV at the upcoming IFA 2018 in Berlin, claiming the product will help the company expand its presence in the global premium TV market.The company said it will introduce the new TV at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) Berlin,...

Instagram makes it easier to verify authenticity of accounts


San Francisco, Aug 29: In its bid to fight fake news and keep bad actors away from the platform, photo-messaging app Instagram has announced a few measures that can help its one billion users identify the authenticity of accounts with a large following.The Facebook-owned platform announced that it would roll out an About This...

Teenagers prefer Snapchat over Facebook, Instagram: Study


San Francisco, Aug 29: Photo-messaging app Snapchat is the most preferred social networking platform among US teenagers, surpassing the userbase of Facebook and Instagram in that age-category, says a new study.In 2018, 16.4 million 12 to 17 year-olds are likely to use Snapchat, comapred with 12.8 million for Instagram, according to the analysis by...

NASA’s InSight will decode how mountains formed on Mars


Washington, Aug 29: NASA's InSight spacecraft, that has passed the halfway mark to Mars, carries a unique instrument that will enable scientists to understand what geological processes created the massive mountains on the Martian surface.InSight stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. The Mars lander carries a unique instrument -- Heat...

Facebook vows to run operations with 100% renewable energy by 2020


San Francisco, Aug 29: Aiming to make its energy-guzzling data centres environment friendly, Facebook has pledged it would power its global operations with 100 per cent renewable energy by the end of 2020.The social networking giant also said it was committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 75 per cent in the same...

India’s first manned space mission to send 3 persons


New Delhi, Aug 28: India's first manned space flight - Gaganyaan - is expected to send three persons, including a woman, into the space for seven days and the spacecraft will be placed in a low earth orbit of 300-400 km.Giving details of the programme at a press conference here, Minister of State for...

LG unveils new smartphone in India at Rs 15,990


New Delhi, Aug 28: Expanding its Q series, South Korean tech Major LG Electronics on Tuesday launched a new smartphone Q7 in India at Rs 15,990.The 5.5-inch FHD+ smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio will be available across leading retail stores from September 1. The device is powered by 1.5 GHz Octa-Core chipset coupled with 3GB...

Google’s payment app for India ‘Tez’ becomes Google Pay


New Delhi, Aug 28: Readying its digital payment service for India, Tez, for a global roll out, Google on Tuesday renamed the app as Google Pay and introduced new features that could soon help its Indian users get instant pre-approved loans from some banks.Building for India has often meant Google building for everyone all...