Google Doodle Honours Har Gobind Khorana On His 96th Birth Anniversary Jan 9 2018 9:10 AM | Har Gobind Khorana was an Indian American biochemist who shared the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley.

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Technology Amazon India Email to Employee Leaked state No Work After 6 PM live social life Aug 24 2018 4:29 PM | Amazon India Inc. Chief Amit Agarwal counseled colleagues to stop responding to emails or work calls between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. in the interest of "work-life harmony." He also talked about the importance of work discipline and how to draw the line. The leaked note has broken through the sleep-deprived haze in the technology hub of Bangalore to set off heated discussions on social networks and WhatsApp chat groups. Agarwal is a senior vice president at the Seattle-based retail behemoth, which has a reputation of fostering a cutthroat work culture and driving employees to burnout. Read more..
Technology NASA Latest app lets you click selfies with galaxies Aug 24 2018 8:50 AM | NASA has created two virtual reality apps that allow users to take selfies in front of gorgeous cosmic locations, and explore TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, the only known exoplanet system to host seven roughly Earth-size planets. The Selfies app and Exoplanet Excursions virtual reality app were released to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Spitzer’s incredible discoveries and amazing images are at the center of these new products, the US space agency said in a statement. The new Selfies app lets you generate snapshots of yourself in a virtual spacesuit, posing in front of gorgeous cosmic locations, like the Orion Nebula or the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. The app also provides information about the science behind these stunning images. There are currently 30 eye-catching images to choose from, all taken by Spitzer. More images from the agency’s other science and human spaceflight missions will be added in the future. Read more..
Technology Hackers Robbed Co-Operative bank in Pune loot Rs.94 crore in Cyber attack Aug 14 2018 8:43 PM | Pune based Cosmos Bank was hacked and over Rs 94 crore allegedly transferred to bank accounts outside the country. In the FIR, the bank officials have stated that they suspect a malware attack on the ATM switch located at the bank’s headquarters on Ganeshkhind Road in the city. They further said that Rs 80.5 crore were initially transferred to a foreign bank in 14,849 transactions of the debit card, and another Rs 13.9 crore transferred in a SWIFT transaction. The FIR also states that the money transfer took place on two occasions last week — on August 11 and August 13. A team from the local police station and the cyber crime cell of Pune police have launched an investigation in the case. Read more..
Technology Google Track your Activities Believe or Not: Report by the Associated Press Aug 14 2018 8:38 AM | Google’s smartphone services store users’ locations even when privacy settings are adjusted to shut these features off, according to a report by the Associated Press. While the company asks permission for users to share location information on its applications, it doesn’t halt tracking services when users pause Location History, according to the AP. Google Maps, for instance, grabs information when a user so much as opens the app, and automatic daily weather updates on Android phones give an approximation of user location. Computer-science researchers at Princeton University confirmed the Associated Press’s findings. Google’s official message is to promote user autonomy when it comes to deciding what information to share: “You can turn off Location History at any time. With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored,” according to the company’s privacy page. But the AP said that isn’t true. Even pausing the Location History, some Google apps automatically store time-stamped location data without permission. Read more..
Technology Xiaomi Mi A2 Launch Today at Amazon India Aug 8 2018 8:48 AM |

Xiaomi will launch the much-awaited Mi A2 today the successor to the popular Mi A1 on the Amazon India. Xiaomi Mi A2 is a strong contender in the lower end of the mid-range Android smartphone category come with powerful specs and cool features. Xiaomi will officially launch the device in India today. Incidentally, the Mi A2 is already available internationally. Surprisingly, Amazon India listed the price for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of Xiaomi Mi A2 ahead of the launch. 

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Technology Google Android Pie is Released Comes with Gesture Based Navigation; officially rolling out on Google Pixel Smartphones Aug 7 2018 4:22 PM |

Alphabet Inc released a much-awaited operating system Android Pie or Android P or Android 9 the one of the most advanced Android version to date. Android P that is claimed to have been tested by more than 140,000 beta testers till date. Google also earlier this year announced its partnership with seven OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to bring the beta releases of Android Pie to their flagship devices.

The new Android 9 Pie platform come with Gesture-based navigation and adaptive battery movements 

How to download Android 9 Pie

Android 9 Pie is initially rolling out to Pixel devices, including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. The update is already live as an over-the-air (OTA) package, and you can manually check its presence on your Pixel device by going to Settings > Software updates.

Top Ten features in Android Pie (Android P, Android 9):

Smart Reply: Google unveiled its ‘Smart Reply’ to Inbox, Gmail and Allo platforms which not only automated responses that show up as a reply to mails or a chat, using machine learning algorithm but also saves your time.

Message in Notification: Users will be able to see images in the message notification by swiping down the tray from the top of the screen, something which was not possible until now.

Improved Message Interface: Android users will also be able to see which text message is one-to-one or is in a group from inside the notification tray. 

Text Zooming Tool: Just like in iphone X, Google Android Pie is introducing text zooming tool which gives users a clearer look at what they are typing by giving a magnified look when the user swipes the cursor on the sentence or a phrase.

Improved Password Autofill: This Android Pie feature prevents users to type in each section while filling up online forms, passwords and more.

Improved Setting Page: Introducing volume slider vertically and the White/Blue colour palettes are now multi-coloured, which many will find as a refreshing change.

Dual or Multiple Camera Support: Android Pie OS offer the dual-camera setup for developers can make their apps support multiple cameras now.

Image Compression: Just like in Apple iphone, Google Android P come with image compression technology which saves more space than ever, due to Android P’s support for HEIF (heic) image encoding.

New Wifi Protocol: Android P will bring along the support for the IEEE 802.11mc Wi-Fi protocol, which is also known as Wi-Fi___33 Round-Trip-Time (RTT). 

Display Cutout Support: Just like in Apple,  Android P comes with the ‘Display Cutout’ support. Android 9 offers support for the latest edge-to-edge screens that contain display cutouts for cameras and speakers. 

 

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Technology Sunita Williams First Indian Astronauts named by NASA for first Commercial Flights Aug 6 2018 3:41 PM | Indian-origin US astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA who will fly the first missions into space on commercially provided rockets and capsules, starting next year. After years of vehicle development and building anticipation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has now put the crew in commercial crew spacecraft. The space agency announced yesterday that the nine astronauts will launch on the first crewed test flights and missions of new commercial spacecraft built and operated by The Boeing Company and SpaceX. "Future Commercial Crew astronauts will be riding to space on partner vehicles built by SpaceX & BoeingSpace," NASA said in a tweet. Read more..
Technology Epic Games Confirmed 'Fortnite' Not Anymore on Google Android Play store Aug 4 2018 7:45 PM |

Epic games take an epic decision and the rumor that company not going to distribute his Fortnite Games on Google Play Store and Fortnite for Android will exclusively be available on the Fortnite Official Website and you’ll need to download the Fortnite launcher to get the battle royale game on your device.

Fortnite Battle Royale is the FREE 100-player PvP mode in Fortnite. One giant map. A battle bus. Fortnite building skills and destructible environments combined with intense PvP combat. The last one standing wins. Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Mac.

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Technology Google Added UIDAI Helpline Number in Mobile Contacts 'Delete UIDAI Number from Your Phone' Advises Maharashtra Cyber Cell Aug 4 2018 1:11 PM |

People panic in India when found a UIDAI number showing up on their smartphones without their consent. This left thousands of users fear to hacked by the search engine giant after many hours later, UIDAI responded to the incident and denied forcing any smartphone manufacturer or telecom service provider to add a helpline number to their device.

However, Google has accepted that in 2014 it inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI number into its setup wizard for Android.

Google spokesperson said that it would like to assure users that “this is not a situation of an unauthorized access of their Android devices”. It said that if users wished, they can delete the number manually.

Google has also promised an “upcoming release of SetUp wizard which will be made available to OEMs over the next few weeks”.

 

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Technology Google Improve Tabular Data in Search Result team up with big data organization Aug 2 2018 8:46 PM |

Google search engine giant come with a newly improved search result especially the table data. And there has never been more data out there, with record numbers of data journalists working to make sense of it all. In fact, a study by the Google News Lab found that just over half of all newsrooms now have a dedicated data journalist.

Data journalism takes many forms, and it’s not always clear from the headline that there is potentially useful data within that document or story. The way that data is presented can vary as well, and though data tables are often the most useful format for data journalists, it isn’t always easy for Google Search to detect and understand tables of data to surface the most relevant results.

Based on feedback from 30 of the top data journalists in the world, Improves tabular data appears in Google Search and in doing so make it easier for all people to find the data they’re looking for. It works like this: news organizations that publish data in the form of tables can add additional structured data to make the dataset parts of the page easier to identify for use in relevant Search features. One of the participants, ProPublica has been testing the structured data on its interactive databases.

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Technology China-based Huawei World’s Second Biggest Smartphone Vendor beats Apple and Xiaomi, HMD Global Nokia Survived Aug 2 2018 12:27 AM |

Huawei dominates in Chines Smartphone market and beat Apple and set record sales this quarter and Huawei became the world second largest smartphone vendor’, ahead of Apple. This is the first time that Huawei has piped Apple for the number two position.  According to numbers shared by research firms International Data Corporation (IDC), Counterpoint Research and Canalys.

While the global smartphone shipments declined 2 per cent annually in the second quarter of 2018, according to Counterpoint, the top 10 players have managed to capture 79% of the market. According to IDC, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 342.0 million units during the second quarter, which was a 1.8% decline on a yearly basis. This is certainly the highlight of this quarter. 

“Huawei achieved this by launching smartphones in the premium segment and capturing the mid-tier segment with its fast-growing Honor sub-brand. Huawei with its Honor brand is offering a broad and recently refreshed portfolio at affordable prices that is driving growth in the overseas market,” noted Tarun Pathak, Associate Director at Counterpoint Research. The firm also expects Huawei and Honor’s store counts to increase in the future, further boosting shipments. while comparing to Apple performance which is slipped to number three, iPhone X remains the top seller during the quarter.  Apple shipped 41.3 million iPhones during the quarter.

 

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Technology Mars Became Brighter tonight as Comes Near to Earth First Time Ever in 60000 years Aug 1 2018 7:53 AM | Mars tonight as the Red Planet makes its closest approach to Earth in 15 years on Tuesday when the two planets will be 57.6 million kilometres apart. On July 27, Mars was at opposition, meaning that the Sun and the Red Planet came opposite to each other, keeping the Earth in the middle. Mars comes at opposition at an average interval of two years and two months when the planet comes close to the Earth and becomes brighter, the Ministry of Earth Science said in a statement. Mars opposition that had occurred in August 2003 brought the two planets closest distance in approximately 60,000 years. Read more..