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Boeing wanted to wait 3 years to fix safety alert on 737 Max

Washington, Jun 8: Boeing planned to wait three years to fix a non-working safety alert on its 737 Max aircraft and sped up the process only after the first of two deadly crashes involving the planes.

The company acknowledged that it originally planned to fix a cockpit warning light in 2020 after two key lawmakers disclosed the company's timetable...

Researchers have found way to turn plastic waste into jet fuel

Washington, Jun 5: Plastic trash may one day help people fly as researchers have found a way to turn daily plastic waste products into jet fuel.

"There is a lot of hydrogen in plastics, which is a key component in fuel," said Hanwu Lei, Associate Professor at the Washington State University in the US.

To produce jet fuel,...

How US anti-monopoly actions against digital giants can impact India

New Delhi, Jun 4: The anti-monopoly actions against digital giants by the US government and Congress have the potential to affect India in significant ways because of their penetration in the country but New Delhi will have limited ability to exert similarly overarching control on them.

In the latest move, the Democratic Party-controlled House of Representatives Judiciary Committee announced...

Gold hits 2-month high as recession concerns burnish safe-haven appeal

Bengaluru, Jun 3: Gold prices rose on Monday to their highest in more than two months as heightened China-US trade tensions and Washington’s threat of tariffs on Mexico stoked worries of a global recession and drove investors to seek refuge in safe-haven bullion.

Spot gold was up 0.5 per cent at USD 1,312.37 per ounce at 0308 GMT, after...

84 airports to install body scanners by March 2020, says Centre

New Delhi, Jun 2: The Centre has directed 84 airports across the country to install body scanners by March 2020, replacing existing door frame metal detectors and hand-held scanners besides pat-down searches of passengers to detect metallic objects, according to an official document.

"Walk-through metal detectors and hand-held metal detectors cannot detect non-metallic weapons and explosives. Body scanners detect...

Indian writer wins USD 100,000 global book prize

Mumbai, May 30: Indian writer Annie Zaidi was on Wednesday announced as the 2019 winner of the USD 100,000 Nine Dots Prize, a prestigious book prize created to award innovative thinking that addresses contemporary issues around the world.

Mumbai-based Zaidi, a freelance writer whose work includes reportage, essays, short stories, poetry and plays, won for her entry ‘Bread, Cement,...

Samsung may gain from Huawei's plight in ongoing trade war: Fitch Ratings

Bengaluru, May 27: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may have a chance to strengthen its position in the smartphone market due to the hurt caused to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in the wake of US China trade tensions, according to Fitch Ratings.

Tech companies, including Google and SoftBank Group-owned chip designer ARM, have said they will cease supplies and updates...

Human and robot work the best together

Washington, May 25: Cooperation between humans and machines can work much better than just human or just robot teams alone, a recent study suggests.

More and more processes are being automated and digitised. Self-driving delivery vehicles, such as forklifts, are finding their way into many areas - and companies are reporting potential time and cost savings.

The research...

WhatsApp confirms Status Ads coming in 2020

May 25: San Francisco: Ads are coming to WhatsApp, finally, and the intrusion into the popular ad-free mobile messaging platform would begin from Status page.

At a Facebook Marketing Summit in the Netherlands, Facebook revealed a 2020 launch date for WhatsApp Status ads.

"WhatsApp will bring Stories Ads in its status product in 2020," tweeted...

FB removes 3 bn fake accounts, says 5% of its monthly active users were fake

San Francisco, May 24: Facebook has removed more than three billion fake accounts in the October 2018-March 2019 period, saying that about 5 per cent of its monthly active users were fake.

Facebook disabled 1.2 billion accounts in Q4 2018 and 2.19 billion in Q1 2019.

"For fake accounts, the amount of accounts we took action on increased...