Author Archives: Loknath Das

Woman advertises ‘womb for rent’ on social media

Michelle Griffin wanted to be a surrogate so much that she posted a “Womb for Rent” ad on social media. A mom-of-two who loves being pregnant has decided to become a surrogate and even offered her womb for “rent” on social media. Michelle Griffin, 25, from Perth in western Australia, posted a moving image online announcing her wish to be ... Read More »

Google Allo Update Brings Chat Backup, Link Previews, and More; Duo Hits 50 Million Downloads on Android

Google launched its Allo and Duo social applications last year and both of these applications have now seen interesting developments. While Google Allo is receiving useful and long-awaited new features with the latest update, Google Duo has reached an impressive milestone as the app has now been downloaded over 50 million times from Google Play store. First talking about the ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Tipped for Unlikely WWDC Reveal; Renders Show How ‘Function Area’ Will Work

iPhone 8 rumours are getting crazier by the day. A fresh report now claim that the iPhone 8 may be unveiled as soon as WWDC in June, refuting all previous claims of a delay. Meanwhile a completely unrelated report uses renders of the iPhone 8 to depict all the possible usages of the expected new ‘function area’ at the bottom ... Read More »

WhatsApp Status Feature Hits 175 Million Daily Active Users, Beating Snapchat

It’s no secret that over the last few months Facebook has tried to take the best of Snapchat’s features and add them to its artillery of applications. Snapchat Stories featuring photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours was brought to Instagram, Messenger and even messaging app WhatsApp. The move from Facebook has already proven successful for Instagram, but is ... Read More »

Brexit: UK will ‘not pay 100bn euro divorce bill’ says Davis

The UK will not pay a 100bn-euro (£84bn) “divorce bill” to leave the EU, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said. He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain the UK would pay what was legally due, in line with its rights and obligations, but “not just what the EU wants”. It comes amid claims by the Financial Times that the settlement sought ... Read More »

Amazon job advert reveals plans to create ‘science fiction’ gadgets of the future in secretive British research base

An official picture of the Amazon drone, which was completed its first delivery It’s where the famous Amazon delivery drones were designed, created and tested late last year. It’s also home to Alexa, the voice assistant which powers the £149 Echo and Echo dot gadgets. The Echo can be used to order items and control music and home settings and even ... Read More »

First Windows 10 S Education Laptops Launched by Acer and HP

Soon after Microsoft announced the stripped-down Windows 10 S version, alongside the Surface Laptop, partners have introduced their first notebook variants running on the education-focused software. HP has introduced the ProBook x360 eEducation Edition and Acer has introduces the TravelMate Spin B1 – both running on Windows 10 S. Both the laptops have been launched earlier, and the hardware remains ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Red Tint Display Issue Fix Starts Rolling Out in India

Samsung started rolling out the software fix for the red tint display issue on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ for some of the European countries late last month, after rolling out the same update in South Korea a little earlier. Now, the company has started rolling out the aforementioned update for the new Galaxy flagship smartphones in India ahead of ... Read More »

Samsung Marshmallow Parental Control App Launched for Android

Samsung on Sunday launched its new parental control app, called Marshmallow (no connection with Android 6.0 Marshmallow except the name), which is meant to encourage children into developing healthy smartphone usage habits. The South Korean company says that the smartphone management app is based on self-control and rewards the children with gifts based on smartphone usage. Interestingly, unlike some other ... Read More »

Canadian Police Investigate Facebook Beating Video in Murder Case

Canadian police said on Wednesday they were investigating whether a beating captured on video, reported to have been distributed through social networking site Facebook, may be connected to a young woman’s murder. The video is the latest example of Facebook being used to document violent crimes, a pattern that has led the company to re-evaluate some of its policies. “This ... Read More »