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South Korean Foreign Ministry plans to upgrade cybersecurity measures (20:12)
Seoul, July 23 (IANS) South Korea's Foreign Ministry will soon craft a mid-term plan to beef up cybersecurity measures, an official said on Sunday.

WhatsApp looking for professional for monetising it (18:40)
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now on a hunt for a professional who can help the company monestise the instant messaging app.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might ship with wireless earplugs (17:00)
Seoul, July 23 (IANS) South Korean giant Samsung might launch with the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 device a pair of wireless earplugs -- similar to Apple's wireless AirPods -- that will be powered by its artificial intelligence assistant 'Bixby'.

India launches first R&D facility for high-end fuels, gas (16:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India has launched its first petroleum Research & Development (R&D) facility for testing high-end BS-VI quality fuel emissions, according to an official here.

Know how Snap Map is simplifying surveillance (16:08)
London, July 23 (IANS) Contrary to the rising privacy and safety concerns for people posed by photo-sharing app Snapchat's Snap Map feature that allows certain users to track down your exact location, a study has argued that this feature is beneficial.

Device that can harvest electricity from human motion (15:26)
New York, July 23 (IANS) Clothes that double up as cell-phone charger could be a reality soon as researchers have found a way to generate electricity from human motion.

Google's machine-raised mosquitoes to shrink vector's numbers (13:44)
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) Google's parent company Alphabet and scientists in the US have teamed up to release 20 million machine-raised mosquitoes to shrink the numbers of the disease-carrying ones.

Indian scientists tap AI to identify aggressive breast cancer (12:46)
By Sahana Ghosh
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) While the word "biopsy" is enough to send patients into a tizzy, oncologists say it is crucial to correctly identify the cancer stage and "faster growing" ones for appropriate and timely treatment. And to ensure accuracy, researchers in India are now turning to artificial intelligence (AI).

Why you should update your Apple devices immediately (12:40) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) If you are an Apple device user and want to dodge a potential hacking, you must download the new software update for iOS and MacOS that the Cupertino-based giant has released.

China shuts down 3,918 illegal websites (12:02)
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) A total of 3,918 illegal websites were shut down by China's internet watchdogs from April to June, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has said.

Flood-forecasting network non-operational, notes CAG report (17:00) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) India's flood forecasting stations network was largely non-operational with 222 out of 375 telemetry stations not working, said a CAG report.

Bingo Technologies unveils two new fitness bands (16:00)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Consumer electronics accessories player Bingo Technologies on Saturday launched 'F1' and 'F2' waterproof fitness bands that are compatible with all devices featuring Android and iOS through Bluetooth 4.0 and below.

NASA issues safety tips to view solar eclipse (15:22) IANS Photo Service
New York, July 22 (IANS) People who plan to view the solar eclipse should check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic safety standards, NASA has recommended.

Facebook coming with 'modular' smartphone? (15:10) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) In an application filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office, Facebook is exploring the development of a 'modular electromechanical device' (read smartphone) which will allow users to add different components onto a device.

Google denies desktop homepage revamp claims (14:36) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) Google has denies reports it is planning to revamp the desktop version of its homepage.

Apple working with Chinese firm on electric car batteries (13:16)
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) Apple is secretly working with a Chinese battery manufacturer on automotive battery research and development, indicating its continued pursuit of its electric car project.

A smart ring to control your smartphone (12:18)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) In a bid to provide a convenient solution for those with sight or hearing problems, tech start-up Origami Labs has launched a smart ring that gives hands-free control of a smartphone.

NASA invites citizen scientists to explore solar eclipse (11:44) IANS Photo Service
New York, July 22 (IANS) NASA has invited citizen scientist to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and reporting it via their phones during the total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21 and pass through the US.

Microsoft using lawyers to tackle top Russian hacking group (10:16) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) US Tech giant Microsoft is going after a Russian hacking group believed to be connected to the country's intelligence agency GRU and behind several high-profile cyber attacks including on the NATO and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Apple appoints Deirdre O'Brien new VP of People (09:46)
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) Apple has appointed Deirdre O'Brien as Vice President of People, who will report to CEO Tim Cook.

Audi recalls 850,000 diesel cars worldwide (04:58)
Frankfurt, July 22 (IANS) The German auto manufacturer Audi AG announced that it will recall up to 850,000 cars with six-cylinder and eight-cylinder diesel engines worldwide except the US and Canada, to improve emissions of those cars.

6 telecom firms under-reported Rs 61,064 cr revenues: CAG (21:56)
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Telecom majors in India under-reported their revenues to the tune of Rs 61,064.5 crore during 2010-11 and 2014-15, leading to a "short payment" of Rs 7,697.6 crore to the government, the national auditor said on Friday.

My data an extension of my personality and resides in Article 21, Centre to SC (20:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that the data belonging to an individual was intimate to and an extension of one's personality that resides in Article 21 of the Constitution guaranteeing protection of life and personal liberty.

India's commercial fast breeder reactor to be commissioned by 2017-end (19:52)
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) The first phase of India's much-awaited fast breeder nuclear reactor in Kalpakkam is likely to be commissioned by the end of this year, India's atomic power regulator said on Friday.

RIL's action-packed AGM announces free JioPhone, 1:1 bonus shares (Roundup) (19:16) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) In an action-packed Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries Limited on Friday, its Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani announced the launch of zero cost 'intelligent smartphone' as well as recommended bonus shares in the ratio of 1:1 for the company's shareholders.

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