NEW DELHI - A parliamentary panel on Monday asked Twitter executives to ensure that the content on their platform supports "free and fair" Lok Sabha elections and it does not face allegations of bias or politically motivated practices. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, also told Twitter to talk to Election Commission officials and ensure "real-time compliance" with the guidelines concerning free and fair elections.
SAN FRANCISCO - Google is letting some of its select users test the augmented reality (AR) navigation feature for Google Maps -- a feature that would provide people with directions from the phone's camera in real time. According to a report by The Verge, David Pierce from The Wall Street Journal got hands-on experience of the AR navigation feature. "While it isn't likely to be your primary turn-by-turn option, it's a huge step in the right direction for...
NEW DELHI - With the general elections just months away in India, Facebook on Monday added five new partners including the India Today Group to its third-party fact-checking programme aimed at reducing the spread of false news on its platform. With the addition of the new partners, Facebook has expanded the programme to three new languages. The new partners - India Today Group, Vishvas.news, Factly, Newsmobile and Fact Crescendo -
SAN FRANCISCO - A California law firm has filed a new class action lawsuit against Apple for forcing owners of iOS devices to repeatedly buy new chargers by updating the iPhones with new requirements around 2016, the media reported. The suit claims that thousands of iPhone owners in the US and other countries started to experience issues with their older iPhones around November 2016,
NEW DELHI - Transportation network company TukTuk Ride on Monday launched its app-based on-demand cab and bike service in Noida. The company in a statement said there would be no surge pricing and that the rates would be flat. It plans to lay down its services first in Delhi-NCR and then spread across the country. "The startup claims to facilitate cabs and bikes with no surge pricing and flat rates. The company plans to present an array of exciting innovative modern transportation services,
NEW DELHI - Unlike most Chinese smartphone manufacturers who are "one portfolio" players, South Korean giant Samsung does not see India with one lens and one portfolio and believes in serving all consumers across price points, stresses Asim Warsi, Global Vice President, Samsung India. Gearing up to launch two smartphones -- M10 for around Rs 9,500 and M20 for nearly Rs 15,000 -- with industry-first features this month, Warsi said the company is deeply committed to the whole smartphone ecosystem...
NEW DELHI - The #MeToo movement that took the Bollywood and the media industry in India by storm topped popular photo-sharing platform Instagram's advocacy hashtags with 1.5 million usage in 2018, the company said on Thursday. In "Instagram Year In Review 2018" report, the Facebook-owned company said that #timesup (used 597K times) and #marchforourlives (used 562K times), at second and third spot, demonstrated that the platform can be a powerful platform for users to speak out and bring light to...
NEW DELHI - Google on Thursday said it launched shopping search features to make the experience more personal and allow users to easily filter through offers, review prices from multiple retailers and find the products they are looking for. The new experience is available via a "Shopping" home page, shopping tab in Google search and style search in Google Lens, an image recognition mobile app, Google said. "More than 40 million Indians are coming online every year,
NEW DELHI - Come April 2019, all new vehicles will come pre-fitted with high security registration plates (HSRP), the government said on Thursday. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified amendments in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to this effect. The notification mandates that the high security registration plate including the third registration mark shall be supplied by the vehicle manufacturers along with the vehicles manufactured on or after April 1, 2019 to their dealers.
NEW YORK - Scientists have developed the world's smallest wearable, battery-free device that can warn people of overexposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) -- a leading factor for developing skin cancer. Currently, people do not know how much UV light they are actually getting. The rugged and waterproof device interacts wirelessly with the phone and helps maintain an awareness and for skin cancer survivors. Smaller than an M&M (colourful button-shaped chocolates) and thinner than a credit card,