SAN FRANCISCO - The wait for Android O is likely to end on August 21 when Google might unveil what the 'O' actually stands for in Android 8, reports said on Monday. Google had released the very last Android O Developer Preview (version 4) recently and the major software update would start with the Pixel line-up of smartphones. However, Google has not made it clear whether it will also unveil the Pixel 2 smartphones alongside as well.
MUMBAI - Almost 10 days after the unreleased Episode 4 of "Game of Thrones" (GoT) Season 7 was leaked, Maharashtra Police on Monday arrested four people who were involved in the dissemination of the material regarding the HBO's marquee show. All accused were produced before the court and sent into police custody for a week. Special Inspector General of Police (Cyber), Brijesh Singh said that the episode (Season 7, Episode 4) of the HBO adaptation of a fantasy novel series, "A Song of Ice and Fire"
NEW DELHI - In a bid to further improve the search experience for its users in India, Google on Thursday introduced latest update to its 'Search' app. The update, available in English, would provide users easy access to information like cricket scores and statistics, weather, nearby restaurants, ATMs, grocery stores and more, Google said in a statement. The tappable shortcuts on the Google app for Android will appear immediately beneath the search bar. Besides the four most often used shortcuts on the home screen,
SAN FRANCISCO - Riding on the 'better-than-expected iPad and iPhone sales', the upcoming flagship device iPhone 8 could make the Cupertino-based giant the first company to reach and sustain a $1 trillion market cap, analysts have predicted. According to a report in MarketWatch late on Wednesday, since the announcement of its third quarter results, the stock momentum has added $56 billion to the company's market cap. Analysts from investment service company RBC Capital predicted that the stock momentum...
SAN FRANCISCO - In July, Google emerged triumphant in its fight with the US Department of Labour over supplying pay gap data, but the ghost of discrimination came back to haunt the tech giant when an anti-diversity "manifesto" went viral inside the company, infuriating its employees. According to a report by online news website Motherboard, the anti-diversity manifesto suggested that Google should halt initiatives aimed at increasing gender and racial diversity within the company and instead focus...
SAN FRANCISCO - In a breather to its rival Samsung, Apple has decided to give its Touch ID security solution for its forthcoming "iPhone 8" handset a pass and will instead rely on face unlock feature for all works, an analyst has said. The move has left the door open for Samsung to bring the similar technology in next year's Galaxy Note 9, AppleInsider reported. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has "cancelled" plans to embed a fingerprint recognition solution in the next-generation flagship iPhone.
LOS ANGELES - Spending a lot of time on image-processing programmes before uplodaing the photos on your cellphone to social media sites may soon become a thing of the past as researchers have created a new system that can automatically retouch images in the style of a professional photographer. It is so energy-efficient that it can run on a cellphone, and it is so fast that it can display retouched images in real-time, so that the photographer can see the final version of the image while still framing the shot,
BENGALURU - Tech giant Cisco on Monday named Sameer Garde as President for its India and Saarc operations. A former Philips Healthcare executive, Garde would join the company on August 1. He succeeds Dinesh Malkani who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities, the company said in a statement. "This is the perfect time for Sameer to become Cisco India and Saarc's next President. With our mission to provide the government and customers the right foundation for their digital initiatives,
SAN FRANCISCO - Months after its global launch in March, Facebook 'Stories' that you could only share with friends have now been unlocked for the public. Social media researcher Carlos Gil was the first to point out the feature, TechCrunch reported on Monday. "This is something we rolled out a few weeks ago. The 'Public' setting allows your 'Followers' to see your story, in addition to your 'Friends,'" a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying. This feature is similar to Snapchat and Instagram's stories and...
LONDON - Criticism by documents posted by global whistleblower WikiLeaks on Twitter played a key role in the failure of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 US presidential race, an analysis of tweets suggests. The study, which analysed viral tweets during the final two months of the 2016 election race, showed that Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, was much more heavily criticised on the microblogging site...