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Facebook now wants to know your family and their interests

The software, which could be used to target ads, would analyse images posted to Facebook or Instagram, The Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.

Google to allow users to comment on search results

Google is planning to launch a new feature that will enable users to leave in search results comments that could be seen by others.

BSNL vows swift action on BharatNet concerns; says responsible for upkeep of optical fibre portion

Drawing flak from the telecom department over gaps in maintenance of BharatNet infrastructure, BSNL has promised to take action against erring officers, but asserted that its maintenance responsibilit

WhatsApp trick: How to check who you are talking to the most

There is a WhatsApp trick that allows users to check who they are engaged with the most on the app. Here is how to find out.

Samsung sets up 2019 innovation war with foldable smartphone

D.J. Koh, President and CEO at the IT and Mobile Communications Division of Samsung Electronics, knows what boredom can eventually do to technology -- especially to smartphones that are lately witness

After Jio, Vodafone offers 100 pct cashback on prepaid plans

Taking on Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio, Vodafone is now offering 100 per cent cashback on its select prepaid plans. The telecom operator which recently merged with India's Idea Cellular, is offeri

Facebook investors want Mark Zuckerberg to step down as firm’s chairman

Facebook used a Republican public relations firm to help repair its battered reputation following criticism of social media.

Snapchat launches Shop and Cop: New feature lets users explore ads without leaving app

The new Shop and Cop feature let the users go into the Discover page and find a whole new channel dedicated to shopping.

Windows 10 Mail app stops showing advertisements

After introducing personalised advertisements in the Windows 10 default email app, Microsoft has made a U-turn and turned these ads off. The beta version of the company's Mail client for Windows 10 wa

Facebook testing feature to let you watch videos together with friends

Facebook is testing a feature called "Watch Videos Together" on Messenger that would enable simultaneous co-viewing of videos over a group chat on different devices.

Mark Zuckerberg under pressure to resign as Facebook chairman: Report

Facebook investors have increased pressure on Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down after a New York Times investigation suggested that the social network hired a Republican-owned political co

Facebook under lens: Senators threaten to regulate the social media platform

Facebook issued a lengthy rebuttal to the New York Times article, denying that it asked a public relations firm to pay for or write articles on its behalf or that it pushed journalists to spread misin

Instagram rolls out ‘Your Activity’ feature to show how much time you spend scrolling photos in app

The Your Activity feature will show how much time a user spends on the app, in addition to giving the option to set daily limits

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro to launch in India on November 22: Expected price, specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a combination of a 12-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor with company’s Dual Pixel technology

Apple’s Final Cut Pro X now allows third-party workflow extensions: How to update

Final Cut Pro X update, now available on the Mac App Store, introduces workflow extensions that enable professional video editors to use third-party apps and services directly within the editing inter

Indian government asking Facebook account data more than ever, 16,850 requests recorded in 2018 first half

Facebook has recorded 16,580 data requests from the Indian government in the first six months of 2018 -- a steep rise compared to a total of 22,024 requests in the full year of 2017 and 13,613 in 2016

Moto One Power now receiving Android 9 Pie: How to install and download

Lenovo-owned Chinese smartphone company Motorola on Friday announced that it has started rolling out the Android 9 Pie software over-the-air (OTA) update to its "One Power" smartphone, replacing Andro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi A2, Redmi Y2 prices slashed in India: How much you will spend now

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Y2, and Mi A2 prices in India have been slashed, the company announced on Friday, November 16

Honor claims it sold over 6 million Honor 8X units globally, over 1 million in India

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei's online focused sub-brand Honor on Friday announced that it sold over 6 million units of the recently launched "Honor 8X" globally, becoming the top "Singles Day" perf

CERT-In, other Internet security companies to deliberate on attacks on govts, industries at AVAR 2018

Speakers at the AVAR 2018 international cyber security conference will discuss advanced persistent targeted attacks on governments and industries to security for smart cars in the Internet of Things (

Google announces rollout of ‘System Version: H’ update to Wear OS

Google is set to release a new system update called the "H Update" to its "Wear Operating System (OS)" with features like the battery saver, body efficiency and smart app resume.

Facebook Messenger gets important WhatsApp feature – How to use

After testing the 'unsend' feature on Mark Zuckerberg's personal chats earlier this year, Facebook has rolled out the new update for its users on Messenger. The 'Remove for Everyone' feature will allo

Microsoft acquires XOXCO, bot making company, to bolster conversational AI across products

Texas-based XOXCO has been paving the way in conversational AI since 2013 and was responsible for the creation of Howdy, the first commercially available bot for Slack that helps schedule meetings.

Google Doodle celebrates humanity’s first message into space

Astronomer and astrophysicist Frank Drake from Cornell University wrote the message with the help from American astronomer Carl Sagan, among others.

Facebook to launch independent body for calls on content

An independent body to be constituted in the coming year will act as a "higher court" of sorts, considering appeals of content removal decisions made by the social network, Zuckerberg said.

Apple faces threat from ascendant Chinese phones

A raft of profit warnings from Apple suppliers this week has fuelled investor concerns that iPhone sales, in terms of volume, have hit a wall that could spell trouble for the company’s plans to make

T-Series is set to become number one channel on YouTube

Indian music label and film production major T-Series is set to become the most-subscribed channel on YouTube.

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