Miscellaneous

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...

MP: 3-year-old child safe after falling from 35 feet high building into passing rickshaw

Tikamgarh, Oct 20: In a startling incident, a three-year-old boy had a miraculous escape after falling from the balcony of a second-floor house straight into the cart of a passing cycle rickshaw, which happened to pass by at the exact moment, in Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh town.

The incident that took place on October 18 was captured through on a...

Twitter admits using email IDs, phone numbers of users for targeted ads

In yet another privacy breach, Twitter has admitted that its users who provided email addresses or phone numbers for better security like two-factor authentication (2FA) on the platform were served with targeted ads.

The personal data "may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes, specifically in our Tailored Audiences and Partner Audiences advertising system," the micro-blogging platform said in...

Festive sales led by Amazon and Flipkart generate Rs 19,000 cr in six days

Led by Amazon and Flipkart, e-tailers in India achieved a record $3 billion (nearly Rs 19,000 crore) of Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) in the first six days of the festive sale from September 29-October 4, a new report said on Tuesday.

Walmart-owned Flipkart and Amazon dominated 90 per cent of the market share during the six-day sale event, said...

Security researchers discover malware that infected 90,000 computers worldwide

Security researchers have discovered that the Smominru malware infected 90,000 machines worldwide during the month of August, with an infection rate of up to 4,700 computers per day.

In its post-infection phase, it steals victim credentials, installs a Trojan module and a cryptominer and propagates inside the network, according to researchers from Guardicore, a data centre and cloud security...

Google Maps now lists over 57,000 public toilets across 2,300 cities in India

In a fillip to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission, Google Maps now lists over 57,000 public toilets in over 2,300 cities across the country, the company announced on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, fulfilling a key aspiration of the Father of the Nation.

More than 2.5 lakh users are already searching for public toilets...

WhatsApp to stop working on some iPhones from February 2020

Washington, Sept 30: iPhone users who have not upgraded to a new version of the operating system for long -- there is one more reason to do so. If WhatsApp is currently active on your iOS 8 device, you will be able to use it only until February 1, 2020, according to an update from the instant messaging platform....

Rupee slips 7 paise to 70.63 vs USD in early trade

Mumbai, Sept 30: The Indian rupee opened on a cautious note and fell 7 paise to 70.63 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday tracking weak opening in domestic equities and foreign fund outflows.

Forex traders said increasing demand for the US dollar vis-a-vis other currencies overseas and rising crude oil prices weighed on the domestic unit....

Vikram still missing on Moon, wait till Oct: NASA

Chennai, Sept 27: The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has said the precise location of India's moon lander Vikram on the lunar highlands is yet to be determined.

"Vikram had a hard landing and the precise location of the spacecraft in the lunar highlands has yet to be determined," NASA said in a statement issued...

Social media rumours of banks shutting down false: RBI

New Delhi, Sept 26: The government and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) denied reports on Wednesday that the regulator is closing down at least nine commercial banks soon.

"There are mischievous rumours on social media about RBI closing some banks," said Finance Secretary Rajeev Kumar.

He said, "There is no question of closing any public sector bank, which...