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'Too slow' in preventing hate speech in Myanmar: Facebook (09:36) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) The ethnic violence in Myanmar is horrific and we have been "too slow" to prevent the spread of misinformation and hate speech on our platform, Facebook acknowledged on Thursday.

Tool to predict building collapse, landslides 2 weeks in advance (08:48)
Canberra, Aug 16 (IANS) Australian researchers on Thursday said they have developed a software tool to predict when a building will crack or its foundation will move, even when a dam could break or a mudslide occur.

Google takes new measures to increase transparency on political ads (06:16)
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Google took a new move Wednesday to increase transparency on political ads on its platform by releasing an online library of US political ads and a report on details of ad-expenditure ahead of the mid-term US elections in November this year.

Indian human space mission to create 15,000 jobs: ISRO chief (19:02) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) The plan to put an Indian into space, on its own, for the first time by 2022 will create as many as 15,000 jobs, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday.

Common Wifi can detect weapons, bombs in bags: Study (18:28)
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) US engineers have developed a system that uses ordinary WiFi to easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags with nearly 100 per cent accuracy, demonstrating low-cost technology for security screening.

Tinder co-founders sue parent companies for $2 bn (18:00) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Dating app Tinder's co-founders and former employees are suing parent companies Match Group and IAC for $2 billion in damages for allegedly manipulating financial information in order to reduce the platform's valuation and taking away employees' stock options.

Messenger for Kids now lets children add friends (15:40) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Facebook has added a new feature to its under-13 chat application Messenger Kids, which makes it easier for the children to add their friends on the platform.

New app can extend your smartphone's battery life (14:48) IANS Photo Service
Toronto, Aug 15 (IANS) Amid growing demand for good battery life, researchers, including an Indian-origin, have developed an app that reduces the energy consumption of smartphone devices without impacting performance.

Microsoft 'Your Phone' Android app available to Windows 10 users (14:26) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Microsoft's "Your Phone" application, which provides a seamless experience between users' smartphones and their PCs, is now available for mainstream Windows 10 users, at least the 1803 "Spring Creators Update" built in the US, the media reported.

India will put man in space for seven days: ISRO Chairman (Lead) (13:26)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) For the first time, India's space agency is planning to put an Indian astronaut for seven days in space at a cost less than Rs 10,000 crore as part of its manned mission by 2022, ISRO Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday.

NPCI blames Cosmos Bank for Malware attacks (12:40)
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The National Payments Council of India (NPCI) on Wednesday blamed the Cosmos Bank's "own IT environment" for the unprecedented cyber loot which left the Pune-based bank poorer by Rs 94.42 crore.

Apple building team to develop own health chips (12:24) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Apple is building a team and also working on a dedicated custom health chip that would help it process biometric data from its suite of devices, the company's recent job listings have revealed.

ISRO to send Indian into space by 2022 (11:58) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) State-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will fly an Indian astronaut into space for the first time by 2022, an official said on Wednesday.

Honor Play: Gaming phone that doesn't burn hole in your pocket (Tech Review) (11:22)
By Krishna SinhaChaudhury IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) We have seen Huawei's sub-brand Honor bringing out some dependable smartphones such as Honor View 10. And now, the company is betting big on its gaming phone Honor Play to make its mark in the sub-Rs 25,000 segment in India.

Twitter temporarily bans radio show host Alex Jones' account (10:38) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) After facing protests on its platform, Twitter has temporarily banned the account of US conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones.

Mobile phone services suspended in Kashmir Valley (09:00) IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Authorities temporarily suspended mobile phone services in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.

Google celebrates I-Day with 'truck art' doodle (08:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Google on Wednesday celebrated India's 72nd Independence Day with a colourful truck art doodle, featuring images of some of the country's most iconic plants and animals.

Intel confirms three security flaws in its chips (07:28) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Top US chipmaker Intel Corp. on Tuesday confirmed that three more severe security flaws were found in some of its microprocessors that could pose potential risks of illegal data access from computer memory.

This stretchable 3D smart bandage can help monitor heart signals (22:06)
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Scientists have developed a stretchable 3D "smart bandage" that can help wirelessly monitor signals, from respiration, to eye movement, to heart and brain activity, as well as a robotic arm.

Twitter unveils 3 emojis for Asiad (21:18) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Tech giants Twitter on Tuesday unveiled three special emojis for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, starting on Sunday.

Litigants can now file cases in SC online through e-filing app (20:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday launched a number of applications including e-filing that will help litigants and lawyers file cases and submit documents online in the apex court, thus doing away with the need for physical presence.

Khan Academy launches new programme to motivate students (20:18)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Khan Academy, an educational mobile app developer, on Tuesday launched LearnStorm India -- a free, six-week online learning challenge -- that will help students to master core academic subjects, motivate classrooms and build confidence.

Now teach Alexa how to speak in Indian languages (18:46) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Amazon on Tuesday launched a new category of Alexa skills that would enable customers in India help Alexa learn Hindi and other Indian languages.

Indian banks inadequately prepared for cyber attacks: Experts (18:38)
New Delhi/Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Cyber security experts on Tuesday questioned the preparedness of the Indian banks in case of a massive security breach involving funds, stressing that state-of-the-art security systems are the need of the hour.

Google storing location data has strong potential for abuse: Experts (16:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A day after reports surfaced that certain Google apps track your whereabouts even when you turn off location data, experts on Tuesday expressed concerns about the practice, stressing that location and identity data can be used for both good and bad.

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