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Live stream HD videos with this power-saving technique (21:14)
New York, April 22 (IANS) Engineers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a technique that could help wearable tech users share high-definition (HD) live videos without letting their devices consume high battery power.

Algorithm tool to quickly catch sex predators developed (21:08)
New York, April 22 (IANS) The faculty from US-based Purdue Polytechnic Institute has developed an algorithm tool that can help law enforcement personnel to filter out and focus on sex offenders who are most likely to set up face-to-face meetings with child victims.

Here's why WikiLeaks can't convert its cryptocurrency into money (21:00)
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) Cryptocurrency marketplace Coinbase has shut the account of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks' Shop for allegedly violating its terms of service -- which means it cannot convert payments like bitcoin into conventional money.

Algorithms on social media may be discriminating (16:08)
New York, April 22 (IANS) A group of researchers have found that recommendation algorithms on social media platforms may discriminate on the basis of gender, age and race.

Rishi Kapoor missed Twitter fights (15:48)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Rishi Kapoor was on a Twitter break, but is now back. The veteran actor says he missed all the fun and fights on the social networking site.

Apple to shut its last Watch-exclusive store in May (14:34)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) Apple will shut down its last of the three Apple Watch-exclusive stores -- located in Tokyo -- it built when it launched the wearable in 2015.

SpaceX to build Mars rockets in Los Angeles (13:46)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) The Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, which will be used to explore Mars -- a goal that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hopes to accomplish by 2022 -- will be built in the Port of Los Angeles, media reports said.

More than 7,000 students visit IIT Delhi Open House (19:40)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) More than 7,000 students visited the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) as it opened its gates to school children on Saturday, showcasing a number of its innovations and technologies it developed in last one year.

Teen who hacked top US officials gets 2 years jail (Lead) (18:08)
London, April 21 (IANS) A British teenager who hacked into a former US security chief's TV and taunted him by posting a "I own you" message on the screen, besides targeting CIA and FBI officials, has been sentenced two years behind bars on Friday

Users' data transmitted over 'HTTP' at great hacking risk: Kaspersky (14:50)
Moscow, April 21 (IANS) As the Facebook data scandal refuses to die down, researchers at Russia-based Kaspersky Labs have revealed that unencrypted user data transmitted over insecure "Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP)" is at heightened risk of hacking.

Apple loses $60bn over reports of weak smartphone demand in 2018 (14:40)IANS Photo Service
Taipei, April 21 (IANS) Apple lost over $60 billion in market cap in two days after Taiwan Semiconductor, Apple's biggest supplier, said in an earnings update that second-quarter revenues would be hit by "weak demand from the mobile sector".

Google's 'Chat' service a precious gift to cybercriminals: Amnesty (13:38)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Google's decision to launch a new messaging service called "Chat" without end-to-end encryption shows utter contempt for the privacy of Android users and has handed a precious gift to cybercriminals and government spies alike, Amnesty International has said.

Canon infusing AI into cameras for Indian millennials (Tech Trend) (11:36)
By Nishant AroraIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As the millennials in India constantly strive to click that "wow" moment and instantly share it with friends on social media, Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled cameras with "minds of their own" are the future that will create perfect shots for them, a top Canon executive has emphasised.

Apple offers battery replacement for some 13-inch MacBook Pros (11:34)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to compensate for some manufacturing defects, Apple has rolled out a battery replacement programme for its "non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro" devices.

Twitter suffers another worldwide outage (10:52)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) For the second time this week, Twitter users around world faced difficulties in sharing their thoughts on the microblogging platform, the media reported.

Twitter bans Russia-based Kaspersky Lab from buying ads (10:14)IANS Photo Service
Moscow/New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Twitter has banned Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its platform, stating that the company "operates using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices."

China launches database for stolen foreign antiques (07:34)
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) The State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) in China launched a database on Friday for stolen foreign antiques to prevent them from entering and circulating in the country.

Qualcomm to lay off 1,500 employees to cut costs (06:28)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) US Chipmaker Qualcomm started to cut jobs at its facilities in California in order to meet the company's promise to investors to cut costs by $1 billion.

Teen gets two years jail for cyber terrorism (05:44)
London, April 21 (IANS) A British teenager was sentenced to two years behind bars on Friday after he was convicted of illegally obtaining the E-mail and phone accounts of senior US intelligence officials.

Porsche executive arrested in connection with Volkswagen scandal (05:02)
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) German police arrested a senior Porsche AG executive in the wake of raids this week to gather evidence allegedly linking the sports car maker to Volkswagen AG's emissions scandal, prosecutors said on Friday.

Agri-app to answer farmers' queries through live scientist (21:12)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Using a new mobile application, soon to hit the market, farmers can now have their crop-related queries answered through a 'chatbot' and this does not work, by a live scientist.

Three held for killing young computer specialist (20:52)
Ghaziabad, April 20 (IANS) Two of the three young men who abducted a young computer expert from Ghaziabad and killed him after failing to get a ransom for his release have been arrested, police said on Friday.

New device to prevent drunk driving (19:48)
Dehradun, April 20 (IANS) If you are drunk and trying to drive, your vehicle will not start. Uttarakhand researchers have developed a new technology from waste that will prevent vehicles from operating if the driver is drunk.

Gionee to launch new smartphones in India on April 26 (18:20)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid restructuring plans to scale up its India business, Chinese smartphone maker Gionee is set to launch a new range of smartphones on April 26.

AI real winner at Microsoft's India talent hunt competition (18:04)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A software that features a Virtual Reality (VR)-based immersive view inside a CT or MRI scan where a user can navigate the 3D scan of a human body was the best Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solution at a Microsoft talent hunt competition here on Friday.

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