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Amazon Alexa assisting NASA become smarter at work (25 minutes ago)
By Nishant AroraIANS Photo Service
Washington, June 20 (IANS) While you are busy giving Alexa commands to play your favourite song or book an Uber, the intelligent virtual assistant from Amazon is helping the US space agency organise daily tasks while making sense of intrinsic data-sets.

Defence sector more prone to cyber threats: Sitharaman (22:02)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that defence sector is more prone to cyber threats and it was important to safeguard cyberspace with anticipation of possible attacks, an official statement said.

Digital services' failures widespread in India: Report (21:16)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) While almost all business decision makers in India agree that optimising digital performance is essential for the growth of their businesses, about two-thirds of them face critical digital services and applications failures at least a few times a month, a new global report revealed on Tuesday.

Internet now has 333.8 mn domain names (18:44)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global leader in domain names and Internet security VeriSign on Tuesday announced that the first quarter of 2018 saw approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations, taking their total number to approximately 333.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs).

National Digital Library launched (18:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Human Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday launched the National Digital Library, a repository of millions of academic texts from around the world which will be open for all to use.

Adobe announces new Office 365 integrations (17:44)IANS Photo Service
San Jose, June 19 (IANS) Software giant Adobe on Tuesday announced new enhancements to Adobe Document Cloud with advancements in its products including "Adobe Sign", "Adobe Scan" and new portable document format (PDF) integration with Microsoft Office 365.

Google rolling out desktop browser support for Android Messages (16:36)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Google is set to roll out desktop browser support for Android Messages, allowing users to send, view and receive messages they get on their Android devices to their personal computers (PCs).

Samsung's new ultrasound device delivers 3D images of foetuses (16:14)IANS Photo Service
Seoul, June 19 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics on Tuesday said it has developed a new ultrasound image processing engine to deliver three-dimensional pictures of various organs or of foetuses.

Google to patch Home, Chromecast bug that leaks user location (15:57)
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Google is mulling to release a patch in the next few weeks to fix a security flaw in its "Home" smart speaker and Chromecast TV streaming stick that lets a website collect precise user location data, the media reported.

Government banks continue to fund coal projects in India: Report (15:13)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A majority of government-owned banks and financial institutions continued to fund coal projects in India in 2017, an analysis of energy project lending said on Tuesday.

Fujifilm's retro-style camera in India for Rs 49,999 (14:30)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Imaging technology company Fujifilm on Tuesday launched its retro-style mirrorless digital camera "X-A5" in India for Rs 49,999.

Ex-CIA employee charged in leak of hacking tools (14:24)
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Federal prosecutors have charged a former CIA employee with leaking information about the agency's cyber-tools that it used to conduct spying operations overseas.

DoT seeking legal opinion on Vodafone-Idea merger: Sources (14:02)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is seeking legal opinion on the Vodafone-Idea Cellular merger in respect to Vodafone's administratively allocated spectrum holdings, according to industry sources.

Motorola gets patent for foldable smartphone: Report (14:00)
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Motorola has reportedly been granted a patent in the US to make a flexible, foldable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) smartphone that would flex, both inward and outward.

GCX announces India Landing; completion of India data centre (13:38)
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), on Tuesday announced new milestones in its 'Cloud & Fiber' initiative, with the confirmation of its India Landing and completion of IDC-5, India's largest data centre, in preparation for the new Eagle Subsea Network, which is on target to land in India in 2020.

Google to train 8,000 Indian journalists on fact-checking (13:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) To guard journalists from falling prey to false news stories, Google India on Tuesday said it will provide training to 8,000 journalists in English and six other Indian languages in the next one year.

Microsoft buys student video discussion platform Flipgrid (13:18)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) As part of its attempt to win over students and educators, Microsoft has acquired video discussion platform Flipgrid which is used by more than 20 million teachers and students across the world.

Google kills feature to book Uber rides through Maps (12:18)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Google has reportedly killed the ability of direct Uber ride booking from inside Google Maps without giving any reason.

US Senate votes to reinstate ZTE ban after 'intelligence warnings' (12:12)
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) The US senate has voted to reinstate a ban on Chinese telecom company ZTE which prevents it from buying US components and using US software despite President Donald Trump's attempts to lift sanctions on the firm, the media reported.

'Chirp' app brings back Twitter functionalities to Apple Watch (12:02)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) To bring full Twitter support back to Apple Watch, a developer has launched a new app called "Chirp" that allows users to view the timeline, post tweets, and perform other core Twitter functionalities.

Facebook helps couple raise $3.4mn for reuniting immigrant families (11:24)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) A couple in the US has seen outpouring of support from thousands of people when they set out to raise money on Facebook for reuniting immigrant parents with their children, helping them raise $3.4 million in a matter of three days, the media reported.

In an era of productivity slowdown, India has entered AI arena at perfect time (Column: Active Voice) (11:10)
By Amit Kapoor
The current global economy is caught in a major paradox. We live in a world where systems using artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation are matching or exceeding human performance in more and more domains. Yet, global productivity levels have been stagnant since the economic crisis of 2008.

iPhones to soon automatically share your location with 911 (10:12)
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) iPhone users in the US who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first emergency responders, beginning later this year with iOS 12.

Dismayed by forcible separation of children from families: Microsoft (08:24)IANS Photo Service
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Facing a flak over its contract with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) -- the agency that's behind the forced separation of children from parents at the US-Mexico border -- Microsoft said it was not working with the agency on any project.

Australian court fines Apple for misleading customers (08:24)IANS Photo Service
Canberra, June 19 (IANS) An Australian court on Tuesday asked Apple to pay a fine worth $6.6 million for misleading customers who bought its devices between February 2015 and February 2016.

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