Category: Technology

Aadhar now goes for face recognition technology

Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI has finally announced a phased rollout of face recognition feature as an additional mode of authentication, starting with telecom service providers from September 15. The Authority had earlier planned to roll out face recognition feature from July 1, a target that was later pushed to August 1. It has also proposed a […]

Internet goes nationwide for a day and Cubans celebrates

Cuba’s government said it provided free internet to the Communist-run island’s more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before it launches sales of the service. Cuba is one of the Western Hemisphere’s least connected countries. State-run telecommunications monopoly ETECSA announced the trial, with Tuesday marking the first time internet services […]

Blue light from digital gadgets cause severe damage to eye sight; says researchers

Washington: Researches say, the blue light from digital gadgets including smart phones would trigger blindness. The exposure to blue light on a constant basis might lead to the entering of poisonous molecules into eye’s light-sensitive cells which later pave the way for macular degeneration according to the research carried out at University of Toledo in […]

CBSE to join with Microsoft to prevent question paper leaks

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which came under heavy criticism this year following the leak of class 10 mathematics paper and class 12 economics paper, has forged a partnership with tech giant Microsoft to prevent such leaks in the future. The paper leaks triggered nation-wide outrage among students and parents. This set the […]

Facebook would not remove false contents

Sans Francisco: The largest social networking site of the world recently admitted that it does not remove content simply for being false. “Even though Facebook issues rules against hate speech and personal attacks, false contents does not undergoes censorship on its platform”, opined Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of Global Policy Management while responding to a […]

Only 19 % of Indian population is accessing internet

New Delhi: According to the report titled “After Access: ICT access and use in India and the Global South”, a mere 19 per cent of Indian population is viable to access the provision of internet. 19 per cent of people ranging within the age group of 15-65 years are the only ones who are able […]

New Android version, ‘Pie,’ rolls out on Pixel phones

The next version of Google’s Android system will be called Pie. It will use artificial intelligence to adapt to how you use the device. For instance, Android will set screen brightness by studying your manual adjustments, rather than automatically switching to a certain level based on ambient light. Google names its Android versions after sweet […]

Group video and voice call goes live in Whatsapp

WhatsApp group calling feature with both voice and video support is finally live. First discovered back in October last year, group calling on the Facebook-owned messaging app was officially announced by Facebook at its annual F8 developer conference in May this year. The new WhatsApp feature is now available for users around the world on […]