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Gujarat poll panel chief orders probe against controversial video (22:10)
Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat has ordered the cyber crime cell of Ahmedabad to probe a complaint filed by a rights activist about a video that's viral on social media, alleging it was made with an intention to cause communal divide in the context of the Gujarat Assembly elections.

Karnataka inks 10 technology deals at Bengaluru summit (22:02)
Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Karnataka has signed 10 agreements with stakeholders at the three-day Bengaluru Technology Summit to leverage emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Analytics and Big Data, said a minister on Saturday.

Infosys to configure GST network for filing returns (20:46)
Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Software vendor Infosys would configure the editing facility in the GST Network by November 20 to enable traders to file their three-page summary return (3B), said the GST Group of Ministers (GoM) Chairman Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday.

Google Lens in Assistant starts rolling out for Pixel, Pixel 2 (19:10)
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Google has started rolling out visual search feature Google Lens in Assistant for the first batch of Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones.

Apple's first VP of inclusion and diversity leaves after 6 months (18:18)
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Denise Young Smith, who joined Apple in May as its first Vice President of inclusion and diversity, will leave the company at the end of the year.

Advanced satellite to improve US weather forecast launched (18:14)
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) NASA on Saturday successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) a highly advanced polar-orbiting satellite to improve weather forecasts up to seven days in advance.

Researchers find human evolution to be uneven, punctuated (16:20)
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have found Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer in the Southern Iberia region, modern day Spain, long after they had died out everywhere else.

Huawei accidentally installs GoPro Quik app on some handsets: Report (16:18)
Shenzhen (China), Nov 18 (IANS) Chinese handset maker and networking company Huawei is reportedly installing a third-party application named GoPro Quik on some devices without notifying the users or asking for consent.

New catalyst developed to recycle CO2, methane (15:50)
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change -- carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).

Apple postpones launch of HomePod speaker until 2018 (14:22)
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Apple has delayed the launch of its smart home speaker HomePod until 2018 and reportedly said that it needed more time to work on it.

Computer brain training may cut dementia risk by 29% (13:54)
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) A computer brain training exercise designed to improve the speed and accuracy of visual attention can help seniors reduce risk of dementia by nearly a third, suggest results of a 10-year study.

'Jumanji' VR experience to work on Facebook soon: Report (13:42)
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) After adding 360 videos to "News Feeds" in 2016, Facebook has now begun testing virtual reality (VR) experiences in the users' news feeds.

Germany puts blanket ban on smartwatches for kids (13:08)
Berlin, Nov 18 (IANS) Germany's telecommunications regulator has announced a blanket ban on smartwatches for children over privacy concerns and asked parents to destroy the ones already purchased.

Google Glass returns from the dead as tool to help kids with autism (12:24)
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Those who declared Google Glass a failure perhaps spoke too soon as it is now resurfacing as a tool to help children with autism improve their social skills.

Billion Capture+: Long battery, AI-enabled personal experience (Tech Review) (11:36)
By Krishna SinhaChaudhury
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Giving birth to a new trend, e-tailer Flipkart has launched its very own smartphone, the "Billion Capture+" that houses artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities courtesy Smartron, the domestic IoT brand.

Google salutes Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram (11:12)
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Google on Saturday celebrated the 116th birth anniversary of renowned Indian filmmaker, actor and writer Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, famed as 'V. Shantaram', alias Annasaeb.

Asia-Pacific countries look to collaboratively develop satellites (21:38)
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the national space agencies of the Asia-Pacific region are looking towards collaboratively developing small and cube satellites, a senior Indian space official said on Friday.

Bill Gates recalls first meeting with Naidu 20 years ago (20:56)
Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 (IANS) Microsoft Founder Bill Gates on Friday said he was really excited at meeting Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for the first time over 20 years ago.

Soon, India-Japan to jointly explore the moon (19:46)
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Asserting that the relationship between the space agencies of India and Japan has had a "visible change", the Indian Space Research Organisation chief on Friday said the countries are working towards a joint lunar mission soon.

Odisha government seeks C-DAC Regional Centre (18:40)
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the Centre for setting up a Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Regional Centre at Bhubaneswar.

'Drug-resistant organisms causing spike in infectious diseases' (18:28)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Multi Drug Resistant organisms that cause deadly infections are spreading resulting in community-acquired infections, reveals a new study by city's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SRGH).

Kerala to support private IT incubators and accelerators (17:42)
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) The Kerala government on Friday approved support for private entities and tie-ups with reputed national and international agencies for setting up incubators and accelerators in the state, said a top IT official.

Now book Uber from your laptop in India (17:14)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Global ride-hailing platform Uber on Friday launched a light web-based version of Uber -- -- in India that will help people book their rides from computers or tablets.

'iPhone X' now available on Airtel's online store (17:14)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Friday announced the availability of fresh stocks of Apples "super premium" "iPhone X" on its online store.

Cisco announces $1 bn initiative to fund smart cities (16:16)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) To help city planners adopt technologies that will transform their communities globally, Cisco has announced a $1 billion programme.

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