SAN FRANCISCO - Elon Musk-founded electric car maker Tesla has announced an entry-level Model 3 sedan for $35,000 that will have a top speed of 130 miles per hour with 220 miles of range. The announcement came a day after Elon Musk changed his Twitter handle to Elon Tusk to the surprise of his 24 million followers on the platform. The standard Model 3 with 0-60 mph acceleration of 5.6 seconds "is built to achieve the same...
NEW YORK - The US government has announced new regulations to give greater preference to workers with advanced degrees from US institutions for H-1B non-immigrant professional visas. The new rules that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Wednesday will go into effect on April 1 and could potentially reduce the visas available to candidates educated elsewhere.
NEW YORK - Former Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz has said he was preparing to launch an independent campaign for the 2020 US Presidential race, the media reported. "I am seriously thinking of running for President... I will run as a centrist independent outside the two-party system," The Washington Post quoted Schultz, a self-described Democrat, as saying in a TV interview on Sunday.
BEIJING - Electric car maker Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday said he was set to lay the foundation of a Tesla Gigafactory in China that is expected to produce 500,000 electric vehicles per year -- doubling the production capacity of Tesla. "Looking forward to breaking ground on the @Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory today!" tweeted Musk. "Aiming to finish initial construction this summer, start Model 3 production end of year & reach high volume production next year," he said,
NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court on Thursday vacated its stay on the Centre's 2015 action seeking damages of Rs 640 crore from Nestle India limited - the manufacturer of Maggi noodles - for alleged unfair trade practices, false labelling and misleading advertisements. The class action is rooted in the case of alleged high lead content and presence of MSG (monosodium glutamate) in Nestle's popular Maggi instant noodles. The bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud today vacated the stay of the...
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook-owned WhatsApp has rolled out "Picture in Picture (PiP) mode" for Android users that will allow them to view videos within a chat window, without opening third party pages or apps. The update is available now at Google Play with the latest WhatsApp's version 2.18.380. The feature was earlier available for Android beta users running Android operating system (OS version 4.4 and above) only. Earlier in October, WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp,
SAN FRANCISCO - US top social media network Facebook admitted that about 6.8 million users may risk their private photos being exposed to third-party apps. The company on Friday said more than 1,500 apps built by 876 developers may have also been affected by the bug that exposed users' unshared photos during a 12-day-period from Sept. 13 to Sept 25, Xinhua news agency reported. Facebook said it has fixed the breach and will roll out next week "tools for app developers that will allow them...
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - Nissan on Monday opened country's first global digital hub at the Technopark campus here. Nissan currently has employability of 300 professionals, which will be ramped up to 500 by the end of this financial year, and has plans to scale up the employee strength to 1,500 in the next two years, according to the company. Inaugurating the facility, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said: "Nissan coming to Thiruvananthapuram marks the beginning of a new era for Kerala IT.
NEW DELHI - Pizza Hut announced the launch of its 500th store in the Indian subcontinent with the latest being opened in Delhi on Friday. The company also said that it plans to launch 200 more outlets in India by 2022. "Located at Laxmi Nagar, the 500th store is modelled on Pizza Hut's new Fast-Casual format, which brings alive contemporary store design, convenient and faster service, and an open-kitchen which appeals to millennials," said a Pizza Hut statement.
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Search engine -- the default platform for iOS users -- is the best, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said, adding that the company has put proper controls in its Safari web browser to safeguard users' data. In an interview with Axios on HBO on Sunday night, Cook defended Apple's billion-dollar deal with Google that keeps Google Search a default search platform on its devices. "One, I think their (Google's) Search engine is the best. But two, look at what we've done with the controls.