Chinese Geneticist “Feels Proud” of Baby-Gene Editing

December 2, 2018

A Chinese scientist at the centre of a controversy over what he claims are the world’s first genetically edited children said on Wednesday he is proud of his work and revealed that another volunteer is pregnant as part of the research. He Jiankui, an associate professor at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, […]

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Facebook Has a ‘Black People Problem’: Ex-Employee Spotlights Race Issues in Public Memo

December 2, 2018

Mark Luckie, a digital strategist and former journalist, says he accepted the job offer from Facebook reluctantly. At first, he didn’t want to move to Silicon Valley from Atlanta, where he had been living, but he said his fiance was able to convince him, telling him that the job presented an opportunity to make a […]

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Marriott Says Up to 500 Million Customers Impacted by Starwood Hack

December 2, 2018

Marriott International Inc said on Friday that hackers accessed up to 500 million customer records in its Starwood Hotels reservation system in an attack that began four years ago, exposing data including passport numbers and payment cards. Shares were down 5.7 percent in late afternoon trade on news of the hack, one of the largest […]

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Google Assistant Brings Pretty Please Feature, Gets Ability to Create Notes, To-Do Lists

December 2, 2018

Google Assistant is now receiving the Pretty Please feature that was announced back at I/O 2018. The feature is designed to provide positive reinforcement to users, especially kids, to use polite behaviour while communicating with machines. It enables the voice assistant to reward the usage of “please” and “thank you” with delightful responses. Separately, the […]

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Honor 8C With Snapdragon 632 SoC, AI-Backed Selfie Camera Launched in India: Price, Specifications

November 30, 2018

Honor 8C₹ 11,999 was launched in India on Thursday. The new budget smartphone by the Huawei sub-brand Honor features a 19:9 display panel with a traditional notch. It is also powered by an all-new Snapdragon 632 SoC. The smartphone has a face unlock feature that uses the frontal camera sensor along with an artificial intelligence (AI) […]

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Realme U1 With 25-Megapixel Selfie Camera Launched in India: Price, Specifications

November 30, 2018

Realme U1 has been launched in India as the company’s latest smartphone, and the first smartphone in the Realme U-Series that’s focused on photography. Following the release of Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1 in September this year, the company has now unveiled Realme U1, the first smartphone in the world to sport the Helio P70 SoC […]

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Facebook Plans to Train 5 Million Indians in Digital Skills by 2021

November 29, 2018

To help small businesses in India reach the global economy, Facebook is planning to train five million people with digital skills in three years, a top company executive said here on Saturday. With ten ongoing programmes, Facebook has already trained one million people across 150 cities and 48,000 villages with support from 50 partners, the social networking […]

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UC Browser Gets Updated With a Dedicated Section for Short Videos

November 29, 2018

UC Browser has been updated to version 12.9.7. The update brings a redesigned UI to provide users with the option to set festival themes on the homepage. There is also a dedicated video section that lists a bunch of short videos which can be shared via WhatsApp Status. The updated UC Browser is also touted […]

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Nubia Red Magic Mars Gaming Phone With Up to 10GB RAM, Shoulder Buttons Launched: Price, Specifications

November 29, 2018

Nubia has finally launched its latest gaming smartphone – Red Magic Mars – in the market. The ZTE sub-brand has announced the successor to Red Magic, which was also promised to arrive in India. The Nubia Red Magic Mars, presumably named after the popular video game God of War, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon […]

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro With Triple Rear Camera Setup, In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Launched in India: Price, Specifications

November 28, 2018

Huawei Mate 20 Pro was launched in India on Tuesday. The flagship smartphone’s big features are its triple camera setup at the back, its full-screen display with a notch up front, and its ‘Hyper Optical Pattern’ textured back panel for better gripping. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is powered by the latest and greatest 7nm […]

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