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Centre asks IISc to design data site for smart cities (Lead) (22:42)
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has asked the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to design a data site for information exchange among smart cities, the premier institute said on Wednesday.

OnePLus '6T McLaren Edition for Rs 50,999 arrives in India (22:02) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Wednesday unveiled the new 10GB "6T McLaren Edition" for Rs 50,999 in the Indian market.

British Telecom setting up research centre with IISc (22:02)
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Global telecom behemoth British Telecommunications plc (BT) on Wednesday said it was setting up a research centre in this tech hub in partnership with the premier Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for collaborative research.

Rajasthan HC stays Jack Dorsey's arrest (22:00)
Jodhpur, Dec 12 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday stayed the arrest of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey but refused to quash the FIR against him, lodged by a representative of a Brahmin organisation for allegedly defamaing the Brahmin community.

WiFi hotspot service active in 10,775 panchayats: Minister (21:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said a total of 10,775 gram panchayats in the country have active WiFi hotospots catering to 11 lakh subscribers.

Rs 100 cr allocated for installing black box-type systems in trains (21:02)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said Rs 100 crore has been allocated by the railways for installing in the locomotives over 3,500 systems similar to an aircraft's black box.

India joins elite club, inducts advanced submarine rescue vessel (Lead) (20:28)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) India has joined an elite group of nations by inducting its first flyaway Deep Sea Submarine Rescue System along with other associated equipment here on Wednesday.

Railways sanction Rs 3,700 crore for CCTVs (19:22)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said the railways had sanctioned Rs 3,771 crore to set up CCTV cameras at railways stations and train coaches to enhance safety and security of passengers.

UP to get tele-medicine, tele-radiology services (19:02) IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) Tele-medicine and tele-radiology facilities will be made available across Uttar Pradesh from January next year, Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said on Wednesday.

Ministry asks IISc to design data site for smart cities (17:48)
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs asked the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to design a data site for information exchange among smart cities, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

India to launch GSAT 7 satellite for Indian Air Force (17:14)
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) India will be launching GSAT 7A, a military communication satellite for the Indian Air Force (IAF), on December 19 with its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II) rocket, said Indian space agency.

NASA satellite maps Antarctica ice sheets, sea ice, forests (15:58) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) NASA's satellite to track Earth's melting ice has revealed accurate first maps of Antarctica such that it can measure sea ice height to within an inch, the US sapace agency has said.

Symantec identifies group behind cyber attacks in Pakistan, Turkey (15:46)
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) California-headquartered global cybersecurity company Symantec said it has identified the group behind a recent series of cyber attacks designed to gather intelligence from Pakistan, Turkey, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Jordan and some regions in Europe and North America.

Why googling 'idiot' brings up Trump photos, Congresswoman asks Pichai (15:44)
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) US Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, in an effort to understand how Google search algorithms work, asked its CEO Sundar Pichai why so many pictures of President Donald Trump appear when she does a Google search for "idiot".

Vernacular social media app Helo empowering regional Indian users (14:54)
By Shalini Pathak
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India's leading vernacular social networking platform Helo has successfully redefined how its users connect and communicate in desi languages, a top company executive said here on Wednesday.

Canadian court frees Huawei CFO on bail (14:50)
Vancouver, Dec 12 (IANS) A Canadian court has granted bail to Chinese tech company Huawei's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who has been accused of helping the firm dodge American sanctions on Iran, while she awaits a hearing on extradition to the US.

Actress Priya Varrier most searched personality on Google in 2018 (14:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who shot to fame following her 'wink song' 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi...' from the film 'Oru Addar Love' has become the most searched personality of the year, Google India said on Wednesday.

10GB Vivo smartphone with dual display launched (13:58) IANS Photo Service
Shanghai, Dec 12 (IANS) Refreshing its NEX series, Chinese handset maker Vivo on Wednesday launched the "NEX Dual Display Edition" smartphone with 10GB RAM, futuristic dual display and a triple camera system at the rear.

'Government ID Authentication' feature comes to Adobe Sign (13:40)
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) To help banking and financial services companies go further paperless, Adobe has announced a new signer identification feature called "Government ID Authentication" that uses a physical ID, like a driver's license or passport, as a form of digital ID authentication.

NASA's InSight sends back first selfie on Mars (13:30) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Barely two weeks after touching down on Mars, NASA's InSight lander has taken its first selfie using the spacecraft's robotic arm, the US space agency has said.

Dassault Systemes acquires software firm IQMS for $425 mn (13:14)
Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) France-based 3D Experience leader Dassault Systemes has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire California-based software company IQMS for $425 million.

Massive Marriott data breach traced to Chinese hackers (12:50) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected personal details of some 500 million guests was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort that also hacked health insurers and the security clearance files of millions more Americans, according to informed sources.

LTI appoints Nachiket Deshpande as COO (12:16) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI), IT services arm of engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Ltd., on Wednesday said it has appointed Nachiket Deshpande as its Chief Operating Officer.

Facebook building in California evacuated over bomb threat (11:56) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) A building on Facebook's main campus in California was evacuated due to a bomb threat, police said.

Honor 8C: Big-battery phone with good rear camera (11:34)
By Gokul Bhagabati IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Ever since breaking into the list of top five smartphone sellers in India earlier this year, Chinese giant Huawei's sub-brad Honor has been refreshing its phone line-ups with renewed vigour.

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