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Amazon says 'bias' in Pentagon awarding $10bn contract

Nov 15: Amazon has challenged the awarding of a USD 10 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract to Microsoft, alleging "unmistakable bias" in the process.

The 10-year contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program, better known as JEDI, ultimately will see all military branches sharing information in a system boosted by artificial intelligence.

"It's critical...

#Chandrayaan3: India may again attempt soft landing on Moon next November

New Delhi, Nov 14: After an unsuccessful bid two months ago, India may attempt another soft landing on the Moon by next year-end, probably in November, sources in ISRO said on Thursday.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had constituted a high-level committee, headed by S Somanath, Director of Thiruvanathapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, the lead centre responsible for...

Mom takes oath to become lawyer while judge holds her baby, video goes viral

Washington D.C., Nov 13: While being a mother is nothing less than a blessing for many, getting sworn into a profession with their little one as the witness could make it an "indescribable" feeling.

One such video is making rounds on social media, where a lady is being sworn in as a lawyer while the judge holds her baby,...

Twitter leads in child abuse content on social media claims report

The UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has revealed that nearly half of the child abuse content in the social media space is being shared openly on micro-blogging platform Twitter.

According to a report in The Telegraph that accessed the IWF data, 49 per cent of the images, videos and URL links it found on social media, search engines and...

WhatsApp Pay may put Indian digital banking at risk: Experts

After WhatsApp accounts of 121 Indians were compromised by the Israeli spyware Pegasus, experts have warned that the payment feature the Facebook-owned platform is planning to launch in India may put the digital banking system at risk.

"WhatsApp payment needs to be seen with microscopic eye, primarily because in payment you will be dealing with sensitive personal data and...

100 app developers may have accessed users' data: Facebook

In yet another data breach, Facebook on Wednesday revealed that at least 100 app developers may have accessed Facebook users' data for months, confirming that at least 11 partners "accessed group members' information in the last 60 days".

The social networking giant found that the apps -- primarily social media management and video streaming apps -- retained access to...

NASA’s Voyager 2 becomes second spacecraft to reach interstellar space

More than four decades after beginning its epic journey, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has crossed the elusive boundary that marks the edge of the Sun's realm and the start of interstellar space, scientists have announced.

According to the researchers at the University of Iowa in the US, Voyager 2 has entered the interstellar medium (ISM), the region of space...

Elephants dying of hunger, thirst in drought-hit Zimbabwe

A big relief operation is underway at one of Zimbabwe's best-known game parks where elephants are starving to death because of drought.

Almost all water pans in the Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, have dried up, reported Efe news.

Dave McFarland, a safari operator and coordinator of the new "Feed Mana" operation said: "We...

Bikaner SP asks cops to submit their tummy size!

Bikaner, Oct 24: Bikaner Superintendent of Police (SP) Pradeep Mohan Sharma on Wednesday wrote to all police branch heads directing them to shortlist "heavy weight" employees/officers in their respective departments with bloated tummy size and asked them to share their information with the SP office by November 1.

The letter marked to additional SP City/Rural, additional SP-crime and vigilance...

Camera megapixel war in smartphones: Picture perfect or just a gimmick?

In 2012, Nokia, which was at the top of the mobile industry, brought 808 PureView, a Symbian operating system (OS)-based smartphone with an insane 41MP camera that created quite a buzz.

Since then, Android-based smartphones started gaining traction and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) began adding more megapixels to the cameras to lure the crowd.

Now Chinese smartphone makers...