Technology

Google Drops Cast Branding and Replaces It With Chromecast Built-In

HIGHLIGHTS Official switch from branding will reportedly be done in 2017 Google earlier renamed its Google Cast app to Google Home Technology helps users to stream content to television or speakers Google has been becoming increasingly serious about the branding on its products to help users identify its technology with ease. The company earlier renamed its Google Cast app to ... Read More »

Twitter Changes Product Head for Third Time in a Year

Twitter Inc appointed Keith Coleman, founder of startup Yes Inc, as head of its product team, the third executive to lead the division in less than a year. The micro-blogging service said it has acquired Yes, the maker of apps such as Frenzy and WYD-What you doing, which allows users to connect with their friends. Financial terms of the deal ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Crisis Brings Down South Korea’s Industrial Output

South Korea’s industrial output fell in October as Samsung Electronics discontinued its latest flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, a government report said on Wednesday. Production in all South Korean industries dipped 0.4 percent in October as railway workers went on strikes, Xinhua news reported. Production slid further from previous months according to Statistics Korea. Samsung ending production and sales of ... Read More »

Uber Rolls Out Its ‘Dial an Uber’ Feature to 29 Cities in India

HIGHLIGHTS Users will not need to download the app to book a cab The feature was first rolled out in August this year Dial an Uber users have to pay by cash for their rides Uber has rolled out its Dial an Uber feature – which lets users book rides without installing the app – to all 29 Indian cities ... Read More »

How Makaan.com Is Replacing the Boring 2D Floor Plan With VR-Ready Virtual Tours

Photo Credit: Makaan.com HIGHLIGHTS Makaan’s new tour option is available for select few properties You can see animated models, or a version with real pictures It works via any browser, and supports VR too One of the best things about Google Street View is the freedom offered to the user – to not just look in any direction, but also ... Read More »

Netflix Finally Adds the Ability to Download Content

HIGHLIGHTS Netflix users on iOS and Android can download content to watch offline Only select titles are available for download right now You need to be running the latest version of the Netflix app Netflix has announced you can now download select titles and watch them offline, a feature that should improve its prospects in markets like India where users ... Read More »

Government to Launch ‘E-Pashu Haat’ Portal for Livestock

To encourage more farmers and entrepreneurs to take up dairy business, the government will this week launch an online portal called ‘e-pashu haat’ where one can buy/sell livestock, frozen semen and embryos. Presently, there is no organised market for livestock. “If a farmer from Rajasthan wants to buy high milk producing cattle breed ‘Gir’ from Gujarat, how will he buy? ... Read More »

PM Modi Asks Youth of the Nation to Help Make India a Cashless Society

HIGHLIGHTS “Take pledge to be a part of a cashless society from today,” Modi said Modi wants the youth of the country to lead the campaign Youth urged to teach at least 10 families everyday how to go cashless Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the youth of India to take a pledge and make the country a cashless ... Read More »

PM Modi Asks Country to Embrace Electronic and Mobile Banking

HIGHLIGHTS The PM suggested that mobile should be used for the banking purposes All statutory 4,041 urban local bodies urged to shift to e-payments Cities and towns account for 75 percent of the 40 crore urban population Giving a push for the country to go digital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed the people, particularly the youths, to embrace ... Read More »

Instagram Stories Gets Live Video Broadcasts, Instagram Direct Gets Disappearing Messages

Instagram Stories Gets Live Video Broadcasts, Instagram Direct Gets Disappearing Messages HIGHLIGHTS Aimed at getting people to use Instagram more for casual, quirky moments Instagram live video broadcasts are not saved More than 300 million users use Direct messaging monthly Facebook-owned Instagram ramped up the pressure on Snapchat on Monday, adding ephemeral live video broadcasts and vanishing direct messages. “Send ... Read More »