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Can Huawei's Harmony OS give tough competition to Google’s Android?

The ongoing US-China trade war has done something good for the deep-pocketed Huawei: Create its own ecosystem where it does not need to look at the US tech giants for powering connected devices.

HarmonyOS -- a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and scenarios -- is one such move which...

Jio and Microsoft announce alliance to accelerate digital transformation in India

Mumbai, Aug 12: Reliance Jio Infocomm and Microsoft Corporation on Monday announced embarking on a long-term strategic relationship aimed at accelerating the digital transformation of Indian economy and society.

The ten-year commitment combines world-class capabilities of both companies to offer a detailed set of solutions comprising connectivity, computing, storage solutions, and other technology services and applications essential for Indian...

‘Most flattering image’: Tharoor on his ‘Shakespeare’ photo

New Delhi: Despite the conundrum in the ranks of his party and the flood-like situation in his home state Kerala, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday provided netizens an opportunity to have a good laugh at his expense.

Tharoor shared a photo doing the rounds on social media in which somebody had morphed his face to resemble that of...

Southern Railway to operate special trains to Kerala

Chennai, Aug 10: The Southern Railway on Saturday announced operation of special trains to and from Kerala, which is facing torrential downpour and floods, to clear stranded passengers.

However, services remained affected in the Palakkad and Trivandrum divisions for the second day, with the Southern Railway announcing cancellation of 15 trains in these routes, covering various destinations.

On...

RBI cuts interest rate by 35 basis points

Mumbai, Aug 7: The Reserve Bank on Wednesday cut key interest rate for the fourth consecutive time, as it reduces repo rate by 35 basis points to 5.40 per cent to boost the slowing economy.

The six-member monetary policy committee (MPC) also maintained the accommodative stance on the monetary policy.

Noting that inflation is currently projected to remain...

Plea in SC challenging Presidential order on Article 370

New Delhi, Aug 6: A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the Presidential order on Article 370 which revokes the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir .

The plea has been filed by advocate M L Sharma who claimed that the Presidential order was "illegal" as it was passed without taking consent from the...

ISRO shares first pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2

New Delhi, Aug 4: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday shared the first set of images of the Earth as viewed by Chandrayaan-2.

"First set of beautiful images of the Earth captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander Earth as viewed by #Chandrayaan2 LI4 Camera on August 3, 2019, 17:28 UT," ISRO tweeted.

Recently, the organisation announced that...

Elephant extinction may raise carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere: Study

Washington D.C., Aug 3: Forest elephants engineer the ecosystem of the entire central African forest, but their catastrophic decline toward extinction has catastrophic implications for carbon policy.

One of the last remaining megaherbivores, forest elephants shape their environment by serving as seed dispersers and forest bulldozers as they eat over a hundred species of fruit, trample bushes, knock over...

Facebook to open-source algorithms to identify child sexual exploitation

Washington, Aug 3: Facebook has announced that it will make two algorithms open-source which it uses to identify abusive or harmful content on its platform.

PDQ and TMK+PDQF are the two technologies which Facebook uses to identify child sexual exploitation, terrorist propaganda, and graphic violence. The duo of technologies stores files as digital hashes and compares them with known...

High import duties keeping Tesla off Indian roads: Elon Musk

Breaking his silence over India plans, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that high import duties on electric cars are blocking the entry of the electric car maker in the country.

"I'm told import duties are extremely high (up to 100 per cent), even for electric cars. This would make our cars unaffordable," Musk said late Thursday while responding...