Category: Technology

Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday revamped how it distributes its mobile apps in the European Union, introducing a licensing fee for device makers to access its app marketplace in a response to regulators’ findings that it had broken antitrust law. The new arrangement opens doors for Google’s web search and browser rivals such as Microsoft […]

Arizona taps Intel as first partner for institute for automated driving

The state of Arizona announced the formation of the Institute for Automated Mobility to advance the safe deployment of automated vehicles. Intel Corporation is a founding partner of the new institute. This unique public-private consortium will focus on the liability, regulatory and safety implications of automated vehicles and will work to develop standards and best […]

Facebook’s WhatsApp says has fixed video call security bug

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger service said on October 10 it has fixed the latest bug on its platform that allowed hackers to take over users’ applications when they answered an incoming video call. The announcement follows reports from technology websites ZDnet and The Register that the vulnerability, which affected WhatsApp applications on Apple and Android […]

CBI starts investigation against face book on data theft

The CBI has written to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research (GSR) in connection with its investigation into the alleged illegal data harvesting of Indians from the social networking platform. Sources in the central probe agency said the CBI has sought the details of data collection exercise adapted by them. After reference from the […]

Google to shut down ‘Inbox by Gmail’ app

Four years after Google created the ‘Inbox by Gmail’ app and building up a decent user base, the app is being withdrawn and many of its features are being merged with the main Gmail app. The support to the app may be withdrawn by March 2019, though the exact date is still uncertain, as per […]

After the storm: Curiosity selfie reveals dust-covered rover and dark skies following massive Martian duststorm – but there’s still no word from missing rover Opportunity

In the wake of a massive dust storm on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover went dutifully back to work collecting samples at the surface. In the wake of a massive dust storm on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover went dutifully back to work collecting samples at the surface. On August 9, just over two weeks after the […]