Author Archives: Loknath Das

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube Form Global Working Group to Combat Terror Content

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube announced anti-terror partnership It’s called the ‘Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’ All platforms will mutually share each other’s resources to fight terror Social media giants Facebook, Google’s YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms. Responding to ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Video Chat Gets Animated Reactions, New Masks and Filters

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has added video filters to the app There are different versions of animated reactions within the app Users can now take screenshots pressing the round button in the app Facebook Messenger has a video call feature, and in order to promote its use the social media giant has added more features to make the feature more attractive than ... Read More »

Huawei Mate 10 with bezel-less display and four cameras launching soon

Huawei has been launching several smartphones in the market within the last couple of months. While it seems that the Chinese manufacturer is on a launching spree, the company is going to unveil the Huawei Mate 10 soon. We say this as we have been hearing a lot of rumors about the device. Moreover, an industry insider has claimed on ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specs and pricing revealed; launch in September

Being the flagship device, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been the subject of many leaks and rumors over the past few months. We come across new information about the upcoming phablet almost every day. Keeping in line with the company’s past launching patterns, the Galaxy Note 8 is speculated to launch sometime in August. However, popular tipster Evan Blass thinks ... Read More »

Newly invented nano-structure film helps increase daylight visibility of mobile display

Scientists have come up with a new anti-reflection film that would make it easier for users to read from the screens of smartphones and tablets even in broad daylight. Reflection is the major reason for the problem caused in reading through screen in bright sunlights. The screen’s surface reflects the light back which washes out the screen and decreases the ... Read More »

V K Saraswat named as new JNU chancellor

New Delhi: The HRD Ministry has named scientist and former DRDO chief Vijay Kumar Saraswat as the next chancellor of JNU. A full-time member of NITI Aayog, Saraswat will be replacing ISRO chief Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan whose five- year term ended on 30 March. Though Saraswat is yet to receive official communication, his name has been finalised for the varsity’s top ... Read More »

NEET 2017: Kingpin of paper leak racket held in Delhi

Jaipur: A man alleged to be the kingpin of a racket that duped medical entrance exam aspirants in the name of providing National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) question paper, was arrested on Friday from New Delhi by the anti-terrorist squad of Rajasthan police, police said. Uma Shankar Gupta (42) was arrested from his Jasola Vihar residence in Delhi, they ... Read More »

Yogi Adityanath govt in Uttar Pradesh considering ‘no school bag’ on Saturdays

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government is considering a proposal to declare “no school bag day” on Saturdays in state-run schools. This was conveyed at a meeting chaired by deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma in Lucknow, an official release said. School kids will be allowed to come to school without their school bags on Saturdays so that they can enjoy themselves ... Read More »

Stock market books weekly, daily gain as tech and energy sectors rally

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday as investors scooped up battered energy shares, and technology stocks extended their recent advance, helping the main indexes close out the week on a positive note. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.16%  rose 3.80 points, or 0.2%, to end at 2,438.30 with technology stocks up 0.7% and energy shares adding 0.8%. The Dow Jones Industrial ... Read More »

US Tech Firms Give Up Security Secrets For Access To Russian Market

  U.S. technology companies routinely share sensitive product security secrets with Russian agencies in order to gain access to the country’s lucrative tech market, a compromise that could enable Moscow’s aggressive hacking efforts against Western governments and companies. Russian officials demand tech companies hand over source codes for security products such as firewalls, anti-virus applications, and encrypted software before they are ... Read More »